Series: House of Sin #1
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Release date: 24 April 2018
Main characters: Natalie James, woman on a mission to find out how her best friend died; Luciano Salvatici, enigmatic CEO of Covet, a successful magazine and keeper of dark secrets.
“I’ll leave tomorrow if that’s what you really want me to do, Luc. I won’t fight you on it. I just hope…” She hesitated and looked down at where I held her, but when her eyes slid back to mine, I saw the dampness in her gaze. “I hope someday someone makes you see yourself the way I see you. I’m just sorry it couldn’t be me.” She gently pulled her hand from my grip, and I let her because I suddenly couldn’t breathe.
Plot: Natalie James has taken time out of her safe, small-town existence to find out exactly what drove her friend Elena to a drug overdose. Something doesn’t add up – she knows her friend and drugs were never her vice.
She plans to infiltrate Covet, the magazine Elena worked for, but she has to get through to the intractable Luciano Salvatici first. He’s intimidating, dismissive and he sees right through her ruse. She’ll have to find another way. But how? Natalie’s mission will take her on a mysterious and possibly deadly journey and she will have to get closer to Luc. Does she stand to lose more than her heart in such a dangerous game of cat and mouse?
Why you should read it: I love Elisabeth Naughton – she really does romantic suspense so, so well. This story is full of intrigue, sex and adventure. I really didn’t know where the story was headed and was happy to give myself over to the storyline completely. The dual point of view narrative gave a greater insight into each character and the reader is left in no doubt about who they are as people. I was rooting for them but I couldn’t see how they would extricate themselves from the tangled web of deceit.
What you might not like: This is a trilogy. You should know this going in. There will be cliffhangers and a slight gap in between book releases. If you don’t mind waiting then start this series as soon as possible! It’s steamy, it’s sweet and it’s suspenseful. If not, maybe wait until the series is complete (June 2018).
Rating: 4/5 for a strong start to the series. I have questions, I want to know what will happen next and I’m totally invested in Natalie and Luc.
This book is very sexy, very dark, and very addictive! Contains consensual kink and a dark and dominant hero with a dangerous secret. The release schedule is as follows:
Books in the House of Sin Series:
FORBIDDEN — Book 1 — April 24, 2018
DECEIVED — Book 2 — May 15, 2018
UNDONE — Book 3 – June 5, 2018
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2qLsnW2
Elisabeth Naughton Author Bio:
Before topping multiple bestseller lists – including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal – award winning author Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Elisabeth now writes full-time.
Elisabeth has penned over thirty books and continues to write in multiple genres. Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have earned several award nominations, including three prestigious RITA® nominations from Romance Writers of America. In 2017, REPRESSED, the first book in her Deadly Secrets series, won the RITA® for best romantic suspense.
Her work has been praised by the Chicago Tribune as being filled with “deadly intrigue, high adrenaline action, and scorchingly hot passion.” Kirkus calls her “a writer talented enough at weaving a yarn to get her readers ensnared in it.” When not dreaming up new stories, Elisabeth can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home, wrangling two needy cats, or chasing after one very rambunctious Dalmatian.
Social Media Links: