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Monday, February 8, 2010

Heaven Sent Sin by Janna Lee Hayes

Heaven Sent Sin by Janna Lee Hayes
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical
Length: Short Story 938 pgs)
Other: M/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

In 1882, Eliza Walker earned money the only way she could, servicing the men of Johnson County, Wyoming…until Ben Dalton spent a night in her bed and made promises of a future. But he's been gone three long months and her fear of abandonment weighs heavy on her heart. This time when he returns, she'll seduce him with her feminine wiles to get him to stay?
The one you love seems to want you, but how can you be sure? He comes around, but he leaves you wondering. His words are soft and sensual, but before you can find heaven with him, he’s gone. What’s a girl to do? Become Heaven Sent Sin.

The premise of the story is simple. She needs money to survive. While using her talents to live in the late 19th century, Eliza finds the one man she wants in her bed for all times. He just isn’t ready to settle down with her.

Now I like the idea of the story – she wants to snag the man she loves, but he’s not ready to settle down. Eliza and Ben share a very special bond. You want to see them succeed at love. You root for them and can relate to the struggle. The parallel story between Clara and Jed is equally interesting, but I almost thought it deserved it’s own story.

This is a short read, but it sizzles. Ben and Eliza share a passionate love. Although there were times when I wanted to conk him on the head for his decisions, I also wanted to shout at Eliza for acting so helpless. I like a strong heroine, but she came across as a tad too needy for my taste.

I felt the ending left a bit to be desired, but it closes the story nicely. Hayes writes a story that flows well and keeps the reader’s attention throughout. The love scenes are sensual yet hot. On the whole, a fun read.

If you want a story that scorches your fingers, then you need to read Heaven Sent Sin. I give this book 3.5 cherries.

1 comment:

Janna Lee Hayes said...

Thank you so much for reviewing Heaven Sent Sin.