Sins of the Flesh, by Caridad Pineiro
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)
Author Caridad Pineiro is a NY Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than twenty novels and novellas. Other titles include: Fury calls, Death Calls, Darkness Calls, Danger Calls, Temptation Calls, Devotion Calls, and Blood Calls. Caridad is also a wife, attorney, and mother.
Caterina Shaw had only one chance for recovery after being given a terminal cancer diagnosis—Agree to enter a trial for a highly experimental gene treatment. With no other options, she willingly agrees, but now she doesn’t recognize herself. She has memory lapses, strange things are happening with her body, and she has terrifying powers. Worse yet, she’s being accused of the murder of one of her doctors. Mick Carrera was hired by the medical team under the table to bring in Miss Shaw before she can hurt someone else, and before the police can get to her. But after finding her, Mick isn’t so sure this woman is a vicious killer, and he’s not only finding himself attracted to her, but he’s discovering a web of lies that leads right back to the very medical professionals who hired him. With time running out for Caterina without treatment, and Mick to get to the truth, they must work together to fight the wrongs done to her, before it’s too late.
I’m not sure if this is intended to be a series or not, but by the way the epilogue reads, I believe it is. There is also an excerpt for the next book, Stronger Than Sin. My reason for mentioning this is because the only fault I found with the book was the lack of closure medically speaking for Caterina. I won’t say any more to ruin it for future readers.
This book was a fascinating blend of science, romance, action, and mystery. With experimental gene therapies, cloning, and stem cell research expanding in real life, the possibilities this book incurs and what already is made this hard to put down. The romance and heat between the hero and heroine was stirring, the action was fast-paced, the characters believable, and the plot intriguing. What’s not to like? The secondary characters were likeable, making the reader fall in love with Mick’s family, especially Lilliana, who has her own little side-story in the book. Most of all, Caridad has a very conversational tone to her writing, which makes her stand out from the rest and tell a riveting, memorable story. A highly recommended read!
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