Author: Kol Anderson
Pages/Word Count: 85 Pages
Rating: 5 Stars
Blurb: Samuel “Sin” Taylor doesn’t know the difference between sex and intimacy, but maybe that’s not his fault. He grew up in a world where it was easier to get physical pleasure than to find love. But as a prostitute working the streets, Sin thinks he’s finally found his true calling. After all sex is the one thing he’s good at, right? But when Isaac enters his life through mere coincidence, Sin finds it a relief to be someone other than Sin.
How long can he keep up the charade?
Review: I know I sound like a broken record, but Kol Anderson slays me every single time I read one of his stories. This was no exception.
I don’t know where the author comes up with his characters and story ideas; my only hope is he never stops sharing with us. His stories are unforgettably amazing and just when I thought I’ve read the best one yet, he comes out with something even better. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Kol Anderson is a talented, rock solid writer who makes the words flow flawlessly off the page. I admit I get giddy when I start reading his books.
Thrown out of his home by his mother and left to fend for himself, Sam does what he needs to do to survive. Out of this he becomes Sin, a male prostitute and dancer. Now, as storylines go you may be thinking, “I’ve read this story before.” Not so. While the premise may be familiar, this is Kol Anderson’s world, and nothing is ever what it seems to be.
I loved how we got to see Sam/Sin’s POV. We see him being Sam, just wanting to be loved, doubting the decisions he’s making, but still going forward. We see Sin, the character who needs to do what he does to make the money, and just gets on with it. We see the inner battle for wanting to find true love and have that happily ever after, but not wanting to lose who he has become.
As with all of Mr. Anderson’s stories, he makes us cheer for the underdog, gives us hope that everything will be okay, but deep down inside we know the other shoe is going to drop, we just don’t know where, when or how. And then it happens, that zinger of an ending. All of what you thought up until that moment hasn’t been what you thought it was. It’s that kind of ending when, after you’ve finished you’re thinking, “How did I not see that?” Thinking back, the signs were there, the little nuggets of what was to come were all there, we just didn’t want to believe it.
Once again, Kol Anderson rocks my world. And it’s all good.
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