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Published by: Estate Books
on March 15, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I wasn’t given a choice. Not when I did my first line of cocaine. Not when I became a single mother. But I changed, and every decision I’ve made was to protect myself and my son from my weaknesses—and my past.
Until Jude came along and made me question everything, even my own secrets.
The sins I carry with me can never be discovered. Life handed me broken bits of people and left me to construct my own world, and it’s too fragile to take a chance on Jude Mercer.
We write our own stories.
We build our own prisons.
We weave our own lies.
We commit the sins that bind us.
Incredible. Breathtaking. Absolute perfection. I’ll be honest and tell you that I didn’t see this book coming. I’ve never read anything by this author before and it hurts my heart because this was so DAMN good! I feel like I’ve missed out a bit by not experiencing the brilliance of Lee’s writing. It’s so poetic and beautiful, just like her characters, and her latest release just ran away with my heart. And the funny thing is, I don’t want it back just yet, because I want it to be with the characters for a little bit longer. Every single romance reader should experience this beauty. After reading the Author’s Note at the very beginning, tears started to stream down my face, and I hadn’t even started the damn story yet! Well, that set the tone to what would be a lovely, emotional, one of a kind read for me.
“Love is all anyone needs to be rich in life. More than that is just glitter.”
Two fragile and broken souls find their way to each other in the midst of storm. The storm being a metaphor for chaos, tragedy, and redemption. THE SINS THAT BIND US take us on a journey of Before and After. There were ups and downs. There was lust and love. There was darkness and there was light. Nothing prepared me for the twist in this fascinating story. I found myself flipping back through pages, trying to find a clue…trying to find something I missed in the beginning and of course they were there and there was a reason I missed it at the beginning. You were meant to. You were meant to have your heart ripped out of your chest, as the author carefully made it all better again. You were meant to have your mind scrambled, just so the author could ease it with a hard-won Happily Ever After. Your chest was meant to ache, so that the author could eventually ease your pain. As the lucky reader of this book, you were meant to go on this journey with these characters to have the full emotional experience of a true literary masterpiece. In the end, your heart, soul, mind, and chest will be better for it. In the midst of so many contemporary romances out there today, THE SINS THAT BIND US shines brighter than most. These characters and their story latched onto my heart and wouldn’t let go. This alluring and superb story deserves my praise and SO MUCH MORE. Needless to say, I’ll never forget it. I’ll display this book on my bookshelf proudly. I will tell the author over and over again, THANK YOU for this. THANK YOU for opening my eyes to something different, something I will never take for granted. This delicate and dazzling read will forever be a favorite of mine.