Sin & Ink by Naima Simone REview

Aug 28, 2020 | Book Reviews | 2 comments

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Sin & Ink by Naima Simone REviewSin and Ink by Naima Simone
Also by this author: Scoring With the Wrong Twin
Series: Sweetest Taboo #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published by Entangled, Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scorched), Scorched on October 15, 2018
Pages: 260
Format: eBook
Source: Bought
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There's sin, and then there's literally going-straight-to-hell sin...

Being in lust with my dead brother's wife pretty much guarantees that one day I'll be the devil's bitch. But Eden Gordon works with me, so it's getting harder and harder to stay away. I promised my family—and him—I would, though.

My days as an MMA champion are behind me. But whenever I see her, with those wicked curves and soft mouth created for dirty deeds, it's a knock-down fight to just maintain my distance. "Hard Knox" becomes more than just the name of my tattoo shop. However, surrendering to the forbidden might be worth losing everything...

 

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So What Did I Think of Sin & Ink by Naima Simone?

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Story

Unrequited Love
Forbidden to one
Friends to Lovers
Healing over grief
Forgiveness
Growth
Coping with Grief
Family loss
Suppressing of Emotions
Compelling
Drew My Attention
Strong Emotion
Strong Drama
Interesting
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Writing

First Person
Dual Pov
Smooth
Steady Pacing
Good Impact
Strong Climax
Strong Realistic Solution
Good Job of Showing not Telling

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Characters

Strong
Complex
Relatable
Interestingly Flawed
Sad
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Romance

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Strong Chemistry

Given the premise of this story and reading the writer’s past work I knew I was in for a wild ride. And I was right. From the moment I started reading, the emotions of the characters just flowed off the pages. My curiosity in wanting to know more about the characters and how the couple, who have been through so much, would get their HEA was super high. The intensity and struggle were all there but so was the undeniable chemistry and passion. And while they tried to resist they couldn’t for long and thats where the story really blazed hot.   You could tell from the way they acted that they were meant to be together but the blockers that were stopping them were big. The conflict was strong, deep and relatable, adding to the depth of the story. I found they did a good job overcoming those issues and I liked how realistic things ended up.

“Such a simple, innocent touch, one meant to comfort, but when I could no longer look at his fingers without envisioning them twisted in my hair… There was nothing innocent about it for me…”

They were genuine friends and you could see that in the way they cared for each other. l’m a sucker for an unrequited love story and this one was done well. I didn’t have to wait too long to get the satisfaction of seeing them come together and they blazed the pages.   Overall Sin & Ink by Naima Simone was such a great read that I enjoyed from beginning to end and I look forward to the next story.

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2 Comments

  1. Kat C

    Oooh, I’ve had this book on my Audible account for over a year, I need to download it.

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    • Literary Cravings

      Yes you do! Let me know how you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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