Made for Sin
by Stacia Kane
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: August 30th 2016
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|A lot of bad hands get dealt in Vegas, but E. L. Speare may be holding one of the worst: He’s cursed with the need to commit sins, and if he misses his daily quota, there’s hell to pay—literally. Fortunately, his hometown affords him plenty of chances to behave badly.
But Speare’s newest case really has him going out on a limb. The right-hand man of a notorious crime boss has been found dead in a Dumpster—minus his right hand, not to mention the rest of his arm. What catches Speare’s attention, however, is that the missing appendage was severed clean by a demon-sword, a frighteningly powerful tool of the underworld.
Speare’s out of his element, so he turns to a specialist: Ardeth Coyle, master thief, dealer in occult artifacts, and bona fide temptress. Ardeth’s hotter than a Las Vegas sidewalk on the Fourth of July, but she’s one sin Speare has to resist.
The dismembered corpses are piling up, unimaginable evil lurks in the shadows, and if this odd couple hopes to beat the odds, Speare needs to keep his hands off Ardeth, and his head in the game.
This took awhile for me to get into, the first 2/3rds was a bit slow going, but it kept my interest long enough for me to keep going. The world was interesting with its magic, though some of the items felt contrived. I really enjoyed Speare's voice in this. It had the perfect grit and vulnerability to it, and helped me liked him as character. I also liked Ardeth and thought she was a good match, though I didn't necessarily get a sense of chemistry between the two of them. It was much more paranormal than romance, which actually worked in several ways since it was hard to wrap my mind around "the beast" being around and seeing everything AND him actually falling for Ardeth.
Speaking of, the beast felt really cheesy at first. As the story continued, it made more sense and became more interesting than cheesy, but something still felt a little off about it.
All in all a fun occult badass serial (I assume) with an interesting mystery.
|I received a digital ARC from the publisher for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own.|
|About Stacia Kane|
|Stacia Kane is the author of the light-hearted romantic urban fantasy "Megan Chase" series starting with PERSONAL DEMONS.
She currently writes the gritty dystopian urban fantasy "Downside" series starring Chess Putnam and featuring ghosts, human sacrifice, drugs, witchcraft, punk rock, and a badass '69 Chevelle. She bleaches her hair and wears a lot of black.