Sara Dailey and Staci Weber
Publisher: Mundania Press
Release Date: November 16, 2010
Source: Copy for Review/Tour
Rating: 3 stars
After the death of her mother, seventeen year old Elizabeth Carrington is starting over. In a new city, at a new school, with a dad she hardly knows, it isn’t going to be easy. Trying desperately to find her way and cope with her unceasing grief, she finds herself surrounded by a force so compelling, so comforting, so captivating that she can’t deny its presence and soon fears that if it were to leave her, she might lose her very self. But is it all really happening or has her wavering sanity finally found its breaking point?
Michael’s role in this world has been the same for centuries, but now something is different. He is inexplicably drawn to an intriguing stranger so alluring that he can’t force himself to resist her. Is he willing to risk everything to be with her, even falling?
A dark force, hell bent on destroying any chance of happiness for his arch nemesis Michael, is lurking in League City, TX, and there is no limit to his need for vengeance. How far will he go to seek revenge for his sworn enemy’s betrayal?
Caught in a clash of good versus evil, Elizabeth soon finds herself in the crosshairs of a battle that has been brewing since long before she was even born.
So there were some really lovely things about Sinful, as well as some things I was not as crazy about. It was a very quick read.
The characters were my favorite part of the book. While many of them were cliched, they were still very well developed. Lauren was a ton of fun. Elizabeth was a bit shallow, but she really had her moments where I really enjoyed her as a character. I thought Jason was a ton of fun – and I loved how he was nice and off the beaten track of hot popular guys who can tend to be ultra jerks.
The overall plot arc was great, but I had some issues with it. Parts of it seemed very rushed and took place over the span of a few pages, but felt like they could last several chapters. Other parts seemed to almost drag on, instead of merely ending. The plot was fairly predictable, but the little things kept you guessing which was super nice.
Elizabeth and Michael’s almost instantaneous love bugged me. Elizabeth meets Michael and almost instantly she’s proclaiming her love for him. Then he uses the pet name “Love” for her, and it was just a bit too cheesy for my liking.
The second half of the book was the redeeming factor for me. I was a bit iffy on Sinful until the second half, where the plot really picked up and moved on from the focus on more lovey-dovey type situations.
Sinful is a book with a great cast of characters with some flaws in the plot. The overall arc is great, but some of the stepping stones along the way weren’t quite right to me. The story definitely gets better in the second half of the book and has an addicting quality that makes you want to keep reading.