Friday, November 19, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Stronger Than Sin by Caridad Piñeiro

Title: Stronger Than Sin
Series: Sins #2
Author: Caridad Piñeiro
Available: Now
Reading Level: Adult

4 out of 5 Stars

Description from Goodreads:

Dr. Liliana Carrera nearly lost her life to Wardwell scientists. She won't let them harm other innocent victims, like her new patient, Jesse Bradford. The former pro athlete had the best hands in the NFL . . . until an injury forced him to undergo Wardwell's experimental gene therapy. Now Jesse's gorgeous body is superhuman-but his strength comes at a price.

With Wardwell threatening his family, Jesse can't tell Liliana all he knows. Yet he can't resist her compassion . . . or her healing, erotic touch. As their passion flares, Jesse's body becomes dangerous and volatile. For evil men are plotting to change the face of humanity-and will destroy whoever stands in their way.

My thoughts:

Liliana is a doctor, dedicated to trying to stop the horrific effects patients who were injected by hybrid DNA are suffering from. This causes her to become the caregiver to gorgeous ex football star, Jesse. After an injury ended his football career, he became one of many victims when he was treated with experimental gene therapy. Now he is forming bone in places where bone shouldn’t be able to form. Liliana is brought on as his physician under misleading circumstances. When she begins to have romantic feelings for Jesse she questions her ethical responsibilities, as well as the lingering feeling things aren’t quite as they seem. Jesse is also finding himself with feelings he didn’t expect, but with his questionable past and future he isn’t sure if he can make things with the gorgeous doctor work.

This is the second book in the Sin series. I haven’t read the first, but really wished I would have before reading Stronger Than Sin. The author did provide enough background info to help readers figure out what was happening.  I just would have liked a little more background on some of the characters mentioned. This is in no way the author’s fault. I know better than to read a series out of order ;) I’ll definitely read the first, Sins of the Flesh, when I have the chance. 

I thought the whole hybrid gene thing really made the premise of this one fascinating. I also enjoy books with lead characters that are doctors, and dig all the medical jargon that comes along with it. While there are no vampires or werewolves, the gene mutation gives it something I feel will appeal to readers who enjoy a good paranormal romance novel.

This one also contained really great lead characters. Jesse and Liliana both suffered harm from those they’ve trusted in the past. For Liliana it was at the hands of an ex, and with Jesse it was the doctors he’d hoped would save his career. I loved watching them learn to trust again together. The chemistry between Liliana and Jesse was HOT. I also felt the progression of their relationship was well paced. While they started to fall quickly it didn’t feel rushed. I like how they weren’t even really each others types, but couldn’t deny the attraction when thrown together under perilous circumstances.

Stronger Than Sin is a nice mix of romance and suspense. I’d recommend it to fans of both romantic suspense and paranormal romance. 

Caridad Piñeiro on the web:

Books in this series:

Sins of the FleshStronger than Sin (Sin 2)

I also have 5 copies of Stronger Than Sin up for grabs! Thanks Hachette!

~Open to residents of the U.S & Canada
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~Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if they win the same title in two or more contests, they will receive only one copy of the title (or one set in the case of grouped giveaways) in the mail. 
~Book ships directly from publisher
~Ends December 3rd
~Please fill out this FORM to enter.

Source: Publisher


  1. Fab review. Doesn't sound like my deal but I love how the covers have magical glittery goodness where they kiss the skin.

  2. Great review! This book has had alot of great reviews and I would love to win a copy!

    Thanx for the chance!

    My Bloody Fairy Tale

  3. Great review. Thanks for the chance to win.


  4. Excellent review! I don't think this is my type of book, but loved your review! :)

  5. And that everyone is silent? Personally, I have this article caused a storm of emotions ... Let's talk.

  6. Thank you so much for taking the time to review the book. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. We'll be continuing the series with THE LOST in August 2011 and THE CLAIMED in Spring 2012. Thanks again!

  7. I recently finished Sins of the Flesh and thought it was fabulous. Definitely a paranormal horse of a different color. Once I got into it, I read almost nonstop till I flipped the last page. And then since the first chapter of Stronger Than Sin was included, gripped and muttered bad words because I didn't have it to dive right back into.

  8. Hi Caridad -
    Thanks for the contest. Your book sounds great.

    Lea Ellen B. {night owl in IL}

  9. Great review can't wait to read it sounds so good Thank you for the chance :)

  10. Your review really made me decide to take a look at Caridad's books. The approach for this book realy has an approach that I wouldn't have expected. Now I just want to know what happens next! Thanks for giving us a chance to get a book that sounds like a "stay up all night" read!