Series: Brooklyn Sinner, Book #1
Author: Avril Ashton
Length: Novel (229 pages)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (May 9th, 2012)
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Heat Level: Explicit
Blurb: Detective Gabriel Ashby has never looked twice at another man, yet the criminal across from him, the man he’s interrogating, isn’t like any other. Gabe can’t deal with the sudden, intense need he has for one of NYPD’s Most Wanted. Everyone close to Angelo Pagan ends up dead, with the smug gang leader standing amid the rubble. Gabe would love nothing more than to bust Angelo’s ass and lock him up. So why is he seeing the bastard in his dreams at night?
Angelo Pagan knows attraction to Gabe is suicide. He’s resolute to ignore the chemistry…until a police raid goes wrong. He critically injures Gabe, changing the trajectory of both their lives. Now the two can’t get close enough. They settle into a forbidden affair threatened by lies and betrayal, living on different sides of the law with no way of breaching the gap between them. With the authorities looking to make an example of Angelo, Gabe has to decide if it’s really worth it to hate the sin but love the sinner.
Product Link: http://www.ellorascave.com/love-the-sinner.html
Review: Gabe knows something is different the moment he meets Angelo in the interrogation room. Angelo is a Gunrunner and possibly a killer and Gabe is a cop, and straight. But the moment they touch, his feelings run wild. Angelo is tired of hiding but has no choice a gang-leader of his caliber stands no chance if it’s found out he is gay. But the moment he met Gabe he knew he was the one he has always wanted.
Wow, this is a beautiful story! I love how these two men are so different but know inside how they need the other. I also liked that Gabe wasn’t a hidden gay, that he was truly straight until he met Angelo. To me this made the story even more magical. I liked how the sex was so hot but the way it was mixed in with all the drama and gang related stuff really worked for me. I liked never knowing whether these two would make it. Such a beautiful, bittersweet story. Do they make it? Is it a HEA? I’m not telling you will have to buy this one * while you’re at it better get the next two and have them handy…
Recommendation: If you love a story of two men that shouldn’t be together, Straight man falling for a man, a love that seems impossible, Cops, Gun runners, mobsters, true love, and really sensuous and hot mansex, this one is for you. I am addicted to this series!