Stronger than Sin – Caridad Pinerio

Posted: January 11, 2013 in paranormal, Review
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In Pineiro’s Sins Of The Flesh Liliana Carrera assists her brother in rescuing Caterina Shaw from Wardwell Laboratories (fringe scientists who perform truly abhorrent experiments on humans). Six months later, where this story picks up, Liliana is working in a newly set up facility to work on finding a cure for Wardwell’s patients. When the FBI brings in Jesse Bradford he is suffering from an extremely rare – not to mention wholly disturbing – bone disease that was responsible for abruptly ending his football career. Liliana is tasked with finding a way to reverse the damage.

This is one very violent read that is not meant for the squeamish or faint of heart. Poor Bradford! The hero seemed to spend a good chunk of the novel being beaten, drugged, blackmailed, threatened and tasered. In fact, when Carrera first meets Bradford, his so-called guardians (are they or aren’t they FBI agents?) have just beaten, tasered and drugged him (not necessarily in that order) so his behaviour is somewhat erratic and violent. Not a great start to any relationship, really, not by any stretch of the imagination. Add to that the fact that the hero can be a bit of a tool at times (explained, I guess, by the fact that he’s trying to keep his secret to protect those he loves) and I’m surprised Liliana finds anything likeable about him at all. But she does which is just as well for the storyline.

This is like Fringe (the tv series) only with romance and fans of Lora Leighs Breeds series will enjoy Pineiro’s Sins books. Me? I’m too squeamish to read further than this one. What people will do in the name of science is grotesque and even the romance angle doesn’t entice me.

Grand Central Publishing

Supplied by Hachette

Reviewed by Tosca

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