Monday, October 14, 2013

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY! ~Sins and Scarlet Lace by Liliana Hart~

Title: Sins and Scarlet Lace
Author: Liliana Hart
Series: The MacKenzie Brothers #9
Release Date: April 16, 2013

My Rating: 5 Stars

Declan MacKenzie has loved the same woman for as long as he can remember, but after a mission early on in his career turns deadly, he realizes he can never have a wife or family and keep them safe. So he watches her marry another man.

Sophia Huxley is involved in a nightmare. Her late husband has been labeled a traitor and he's made her the fall guy. There's no one she can call to prove her innocence. Except the man who broke her heart.
I have read all of the previous Mackenzie books and Sins and Scarlet Lace does not disappoint! First off, I am such a sucker for a second chance romance. Declan and Sophia had every opportunity for a happily ever after, but Declan could not justify putting Sophia’s life in danger because of his job. What Declan did not know was that by sacrificing their happily ever after, and pushing Sophia into the arms of another man, he would change them both irreparably.

To me Declan is, or was, one of the more anguished characters in the MacKenzie series. I could tell that his heart was broken before I even knew about Sophia. But, in Sins and Scarlet Lace we see so much more of him, and his demons. Despite what Sophia had to go through, I think it actually made her a stronger person, and a woman more able handle Declan’s past, and future. I feel that neither one of them were ready, as a couple, in the past to take on the kind of commitment and strength it takes to be a part of Declan’s lifestyle. The time apart and the journey they went through ended up making them an invincible couple.

Now that Sophia is taking the fall for her ex-husband’s traitorous activities, Declan is stepping up and taking care of what was always his. Declan may be all gung-ho about jumping back into their love-fest, but Sophia has some reservations. She has just escaped one damaging relationship, can she risk her heart and soul so quickly with what might be another one? Sophia definitely struggles with herself in this book. For some time her heart and her mind are at war on what is best for her. Eventually, her heart wins out. While in the midst of a battle between life and death, Sophia and Declan reignite their passion. I loved the chemistry between these two; you can tell that they never really stopped loving one another. And of course the sex is HOT!

Ms. Hart has this uncanny ability to create a story and characters that her readers fall in love with. I have not read a book of hers that I did not absolutely LOVE. With Declan and Sophia I felt such a deeper connection, their emotions seemed magnified because of their past. I really cannot say enough fabulous things about Sins and Scarlet Lace, and the MacKenzie series in general. If you are looking for a book with equal parts steam and suspense, you've found it!

Happy Reading!

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Meet Liliana:
Liliana Hart is a USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author in both the mystery and romance genres. After starting her first novel her freshman year of college, she immediately became addicted to writing and knew she'd found what she was meant to do with her life. She has no idea why she majored in music.

Liliana is an avid reader and a believer in all things romance. Her books are filled with witty dialogue, steamy sex, and the all-important happily-ever-afters her romantic soul craves. Since self-publishing in June of 2011, she's sold more than a million ebooks all over the world. She lives in Texas with her husband and four children, and they occasionally let her meet her deadlines.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for an awesome giveaway! I just LOVE Liliana!! Love the blog too!! :D