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Monday, June 1, 2020

Harlequin DESIRE presents... DYNASTIES: SEVEN SINS: Forbidden Lust by Karen Booth - REVIEW!

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're teaming up with Harlequin Books for our second look (check out the first one here!) at a NEW SERIES available now via Harlequin DESIRE.  In case you aren't familiar with this particular imprint...

HARLEQUIN DESIRE: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite.  Be transported to the worlds of oil barons, family dynasties, moguls and celebrities. Get ready for juicy plot twists, delicious sensuality and intriguing scandal. 

...and let me tell you, this one CERTAINLY delivers on all counts mentioned above!  That being said, I'd like to introduce you to the world of Dynasties:  Seven Sins...

The series will be coming out gradually over the next few months, so there's all the more scandalous reads to look forward to, but book one is already out there (as is my review), and TOMORROW, the SECOND installment arrives, so, what better way to celebrate than with a PRE PUB REVIEW?!  Am I right?  SWEET!  SO, let's get lost between the pages of today's featured title...

Dynasties:  Seven Sins, Book 2
Karen Booth
Harlequin DESIRE

About the book...
Next stop, paradise—With the man of her forbidden fantasies?
Giving in to desire with her brother’s best friend…

A secluded island resort is the perfect romantic setting for the night of passionate abandon Allison Randall plans to share with Zane Patterson. Her elder brother’s best friend has always been off-limits…and Zane is determined to keep it that way. But when a storm strands them together, neither can hold back. Everything Allison dreamed of is finally in reach…until unwelcome revelations threaten a rude awakening!


Whew!  Did I mention the last one was H-O-T?  Well, this one certainly cranks up the temperature all on its own too!  Okay, so it goes without saying this one is definitely for ADULTS ONLY...once again, but really...I doubt any female of a certain age or older can deny the attraction to the topic.  I mean, it's the forbidden romance slash long-time-crush/fantasy-finally-realized.  HOW could you say no to that?  Anywho, I'm getting carried away.  Let me get us back to the story.

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Allison is a go getter.  She knew what path he wanted to take in life and she went for it.  Despite her early problems in life, or perhaps in spit of them, she realized her dreams...almost fully.  She always had a thing for her brother's best friend.  He was slightly older than her, easy on the eyes, and with such a kind heart, what wasn't to love?  Thing was, he (Zane) had had everything taken away from him at a young age,so he wasn't looking to cross any lines, or fracture any friendships...not to mention the HUGE chip on his shoulder that followed him into adulthood.  Don't get me wrong, I get where it came from, but at some point in life with the support he built for himself, you'd have thought he'd have let some of that go.  Yeah...not so much...and it kept him from realizing his own fantasies comes true least, until now.  Add in one fated trip away from the rat race of life, an unexpected neighbor in their VERY secluded island escape, and the unstable personality of Mother Nature (aka a BIG-A**-HURRICANE!), and've either got the recipe for disaster or possibly a rather smexy version of Castaway about to play out.  I'll let you guess which way this one goes...

In the end, I loved both characters, even if Zane was a bit thick in the head.  The connections they had felt real, the times they shared created their own waves, and the troubles they navigated suited them in both issue and solution.  Definitely some blush worthy times, but we'd probably be disappointed in the series with a name like SEVEN SINS if it didn't, right?

Recommended read for adult Contemporary Romance fans and forbidden love trope readers!


About the author...

Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on '80s music and repeated readings of Forever by Judy Blume. When she's not writing about dreamy fictional men and the women who test them, she's in the garden, obsessing over college basketball, or spending time with her husband, college-age kids, and bratty cat.


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Special thanks to the Harlequin Books team for the ebook for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the saga, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is just hitting virtual shelves, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and stay tuned for future installments as we review them right here to satisfy the insatiable readers in you!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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