“Miracles need people as much as people need miracles.” ― Amy Neftzger
Author: Allison Cassatta
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 230 Pages
Rating: 4 Stars
Blurb: Sin & Seduction is closing its doors for good, and Dorian Grant’s being arrested for murder. The world has finally spun off its axis, and everybody involved has a role to play.
In the midst of this tragedy and strife, “Golden Boy” Lance moves his heart out of no-man’s-land, thanks to a Portuguese beauty, Davi “Amante Quente,” who shakes his sweet little physique all over Sin & Seduction’s stage. But Lance can’t consider a future with someone else until he faces the issues that have kept him out of relationships in the past. His belief that love is a myth is high on that list.
Meanwhile, Jason’s relationship with Brad has turned surreally domestic. Their lives are consumed with raising Brad’s little girl. Couple that with the urgency of saving jobs, and Jason’s stress level skyrockets into the red.
Life looks grim for the Sin & Seduction crew, and it will take something close to a miracle to save them all.
Review: First of all, let me say I am a huge fan of this author. Her writing style is clean and precise, it just has an easy flow. It’s always a pleasure to read something by Ms. Cassatta. This is the last installment of the Sin & Seduction series. It’s better to read them all in order to get the full story. I was very excited to read this. I was ready to revisit the main characters from the previous books, Dorian, Jansen, Jason and Brad. I didn’t realize how much I missed them until I started reading.
Dorian and Jansen are married. Dorian has given up his mob-like lifestyle and is living life on the straight and narrow, or so it seems. All good things come to an end, and Dorian’s past and reputation catch up with him when he’s arrested for murder. Of course, Jansen is beside himself with worry. His main focus now is how to get his husband out of jail. While I loved seeing Dorian try to do the right thing by changing his ways, eventually his past was going to come back and bite him in the ass. I loved how the author keeps you guessing about his guilt or innocence throughout the story. We really don’t know until almost the very end. Of course, I thought he was guilty all along. Is he or isn’t he? You’ll just have to read it for yourself to find out.
Brad and Jason. I really liked these two together. It was a whirlwind romance, but I felt they were so right for each other. Jason was Jansen’s roommate and fellow dancer at the Sin & Seduction nightclub. After Jansen married Dorian, Jason was a little out of sorts. He’s been in love with Jansen for a long time, and meeting Brad couldn’t have come at a better time. Some may say it happened too soon, I say it was fate. They live together now and have Brad’s daughter every other week, Jason’s life is drastically different. I really liked how the author didn’t make their life perfect. I definitely loved the realism here, the insecurities Jason feels have him asking if he made the right decision. Of course almost every couple has their growing pains at some point, it’s to be expected. I really enjoyed seeing these two communicating with one another instead of keeping it all inside. We get that a little too much in this genre, but this author doesn’t go there. She has her men facing the problems head on, dealing with it and moving forward. I loved that.
There is another couple that we see in this story, Lance and Davi. I did enjoy reading about them, but we never really got to know them. I guess for me, being more invested with the other two couples, I saw these two as a distraction. I didn’t know them enough to care. I’m hoping the author has plans for them, because they were adorable. Another series perhaps. They just didn’t do anything for me in this story.
In the midst of all their personal issues, The Sin & Seduction nightclub is closing. Jason feels responsible for the people working there and takes it upon himself to try and keep the club open. I loved how the author played this storyline out. Everyone comes together, personal feelings aside, and they all work towards saving the club. Are they successful, will the club close its doors and be no more?
Overall, I highly recommend this series for everyone who likes their romance with a splash of danger and grit. A fantastic read.