A Beautiful Sin by A.M. Hargrove & Terri E. Laine
Release Date: June 23rd, 2016
USA TODAY BESTSELLING authors, Terri E. Laine and A.M. Hargrove bring a new full-length standalone, Contemporary Romance novel.
Since I was a boy, my desire was to marry the church. To give my vows and life over to God despite the corruption in my soul.
I am a sinner, the embodiment of temptation, or so I’ve been told.
Yet, I’ve never touched, never kissed, never sought the company of another until her.
She is my weakness, my salvation, my downfall and my freedom. Our sins are bound tighter than fate.
My name is Canaan. I am an ordained Roman Catholic priest, forever and always.
Her name is Haven. She may be my destiny, my destruction.
This is not a love story, but rather a confession of all my sins.
Warning - A Beautiful Sin is a forbidden romance that blurs lines between passion and religious faith. Please be warned, the subject matter may be offensive to some readers.
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Title: A Beautiful Sin
Author: A.M. Hargrove & Terri E. Laine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
I read a lot, mainly because it's a form of therapy to get lost, if only for a few hours, in wonderful stories with amazing characters. There are stories that will make me cry gut wrenching tears, make me feel all kinds of emotions and even get a intense reaction out of me. There are stories that will move me to the point that it will stay with me for days after I'm done reading because I just can't let go. A Beautiful Sin has achieved all that and so much more. I can safely say that this is a 6 star story and will be one of my top recommendations.
The combination of Terri E. Laine and A.M.Hargrove is one of the best because they created an amazing storyline with an unique plot. This story is unlike anything I've ever read before. Sure I've read stories about a priest falling in love, but they were not like this at all. This one is sweet, poignant, raw with selfless acts of plain great humans actions. It's a wonderful love story, it's not crass, overly sexual or even controversial.
Even thought it's a fictional novel, there are parts of this story that are real life occurring events. That's were I get a strong reaction from. It has been known to put everything I believed in question. Just writing this review brings me to tears and tears me apart. Although I personally don't have triggers, I admire the authors for creating this story by not being afraid to speak of those events that happen every single day.
This story consumed my heart, mind, body and soul by being HIGHLY addicting, engaging, endearing. I devoured this story in a matter of hours. I had to take breaks, deep breaths (blow my nose, lol) but drove back in full force.
I loved the characters from Canaan, Haven, Macie, Kathy even some of the priests. But Canaan was my favorite character because he displayed real emotions, a selfless man, naïve, attentive, sweet and extremely loving person. At first Haven had a chip on her shoulder toward Canaan but quickly became a strong, fierce, loving survivor of undesirable circumstances. I basically felt what they were feeling.
I also admire the way it was written, no details of the events were put down on paper. It was kind of insinuating, reading between the lines. I don't think I could have stomachache any descriptive details. There are so many things I want to say about this story in order to convince you to purchase it. Bottom line I HEART this story.
Standalone written in a dual POV with an HEA. If you want to read a story that will put you through THE emotional roller coaster ride of your life, get A Beautiful Sin. I promise you it's not a controversial story but a beautiful love story. 18 + Possible triggers for abuse.
About the Authors:
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author. She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find out she’s a non-stop talker.
Terri E. Laine:
Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age. In her early years, she and her best friend would tell each other stories over the phone when they were bored. They called them their "soap operas" and generally revolved around whatever boy they liked at the time. Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.