Monday, January 26, 2015

#Review: The Consequences of Sin by K.A. Robinson - 3 Wine Glasses

23657390Title: The Consequences of Sin
Author: K.A. Robinson
Format: eBook, 225 pages
Published: January 21st 2015 by K.A. Robinson Publishing LLC
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Author
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

When the sun disappeared, the world was cast in shadows, hiding the evil that lay in wait. When it was dark, I hunted. The shadows caressed my body as I did things I could never do in the light of day.

Eighteen-year-old Bree Bowen has spent her entire life training and working as one of her father’s assassins. Fear has kept her and her best friend, Wes, under her father’s thumb—until now. 

When Wes takes matters into his own hands, securing Bree a new identity and a plane ticket to America, he gives her the one chance she’s been desperately seeking. 

Learning to live a new life isn’t easy. Add in her new roommate, Reid, who just happens to be a stripper, and things start to get a little crazy. Falling for a man has never been part of her plan, but she can’t seem to stay away from Reid. When Bree’s past comes crashing back into her life, secrets that she’s fought to keep hidden are revealed, and she’s forced to choose between Reid and the life she could have with him, or Wes, the one man who has always loved her unconditionally. 

Regardless of her choice, she must learn the consequences of sin. 

This book will be a standalone.

Crystal's Thoughts:
Murder, love, vengeance and second chances collide in K.A. Robinson's newest dark romance - The Consequences of Sin!

Bree Bowen, alongside her best friend Wes, has been trained as an assassin since she could walk. Her father is second in command to London's largest and deadliest mafia families and he rule's with an iron fist. With each life she is forced to take, Bree looses a little piece of her soul.  And her only way out is by agreeing to an arranged marriage with the Irish, a fate worse then death. But with Wes' help she is able to escape to America before that happens. With a new identity Bree starts over in Dallas with a clean slate, finding a new sense of self, happiness, and maybe even love with her new roommate, Reid. But when her past catches up with her Bree must face the consequences of her sins and choose between a love she has always known and a love she is still discovering.  

The Consequences of Sin was a story with many layers. It begins with intrigue, then moves to suspense, quickly followed by discovery while slowly turning to romance. As soon as you get comfortable with that layer though danger and action is thrown at you with more discovery weaved in, finally ending in romance once again. The opening pages hooked me and K.A. Robinson's writing grabbed. Being a big fan of Rachel Van Dyken's Eagle Elite series, I was intrigued by the premises of a female assassin fleeing mafia life.  However, I was a little let down by The Consequences of Sin when it came to the action and suspense side of the story. By the cover and blurb I anticipated a high octane performance. Instead the action was anticlimactic, dragged down by the dialogue, and not balanced well with the romantic side of the story. I would have liked to see a more in depth look into the mafia and it's workings. 

Though the action didn't live up to my expectations the romance more then exceeded them. It was sweet, sexy, and sigh-worthy. Bree's character shines when she is finally free from her father and living with Reid. She's funny, caring, supportive, and truly comes into herself in this time. Discovering not only the ability to form new friendships when she has never had them, but relationships as well. The reader experiences each new discovery alongside Bree which I enjoyed. There was no denying the chemistry she shared with Reid either, it sparked from their first meeting and smoldered into an all-out blaze in time. Reid was an adorable and sexy character. And he's a stripper with some serious moves on and off the stage. *fans self* I loved him at the beginning of the story, his and Bree relationship developed at a gradual pace with each of them fighting the attraction due to their roommate status until they couldn't fight it any longer. But when crap started hitting the fan and truths came out I was surprised and disappointed by Reid's change of attitude towards Bree. It had me rooting for the loving and protective Wes when he arrived to save the day and profess his love once again for Bree. But love triangle haters, don't worry. Readers know from the start that the only love Bree feels for Wes is that of a deep friendship. I do hope one day we get his story though. I just have to mention one thing about the character descriptions in the book before I wrap this up; every character except for one Irish baddie had 'bright blue' eyes. *raises eyebrow* Really? Why do all book characters now have to have blue eyes? When you walk into a room in real life, how many people actually have blue eyes? Maybe one in five? And I'm usually that one! A little variation would have been nice. All in all though, The Consequences of Sin was a good read from a talented author! I always look forward to a new release from K.A. Robinson. 

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