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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~ 5 A Little Heaven on Earth Stars ~
Well I think it is safe to say that Terri E Laine and A.M. Hargrove can do no wrong when it comes to writing books together!! This is the third book by this duo that I have read and the books just keep getting better and better.
I will be honest when I say that A Beautiful Sin may not be for everyone. I myself was hesitant to read this book due to the subject content, but then I figured why not!!! I am glad that I did because this book wasn’t what I was expecting. There are a couple reasons I think some readers will have issues with this book, One being that this book covers the topic of abuse, so if you have a hard time reading about that, then this is a book you should pass on. Secondly this is a very taboo book and those who have strong religious beliefs may find this book offensive.
I personally enjoyed this book a lot. I thought the storyline was an emotional one and one that was handled with tact and decorum. This book is a forbidden love story on a taboo subject. What happens when the path you have chosen for yourself, turns out to be the wrong one?? What happens when you fall in love with someone you shouldn’t??? What happens when two people cross lines that they can’t uncross?? To get those answers you will need to read this book. I don’t want to really go into the storyline much. I think this is a book you just need to experience by yourself.
A Beautiful Sin is a standalone novel. In this book we meet Canaan and Haven. Both were very broken characters, but had so much in common. Both have sad and heartbreaking pasts and because of that they both have trouble trusting and live with enormous amount of Guilt. I truly loved both of these characters. They were both strong and weak in their own ways.
I would recommend this book to any reader who is a fan of the taboo/forbidden love story.
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.