Review: A Beautiful Sin by Terri E. Laine

Talk about an ingenious storyline, this book is it!

This book reminded me of a real life priest who fell in love with someone and made front cover news when his affair was discovered.

I don’t like virgin heroes but I’ll have to say Canaan is the exception. My heart broke when I learned what happened to him– I almost didn’t want to read the rest of the story. Then, Haven’s side of the story wasn’t any better than Canaan’s. It made me angry how Haven and her aunt made excuses for Kent’s abuse as to why they wouldn’t go to the police. The guy wasn’t in a powerful position so I found it hard to wrap my head around their inability to act. The excuses mentioned as to why they wouldn’t go to the police weren’t a strong enough argument given they had proof of his abuse toward them.

Haven wasn’t my fave character, but the chemistry between her and Canaan worked perfectly. Sometimes I wished I could reach inside the book and give Canaan a reassuring hug. He stole my heart from the get go.

There’s so much I can say about this book, but the bottom line is: It deals with a delicate subject that’s been tailing the Catholic Church for decades now, and I think it’s what makes it a great story.

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USA TODAY BESTSELLING authors, Terri E. Laine and A.M. Hargrove bring a new full-length standalone, Contemporary Romance novel.

Since I was a boy, my desire was to serve. To give my vows and life over to the Church, despite the corruption in my soul.

Because of it.

I am a sinner. The embodiment of temptation – or so I’ve been told.

Yet I’ve never laid my hands upon a woman. Never sought the pleasures of the flesh that so many have been tempted by. I never wanted to.

Until her.

Sky blue eyes and pale blonde hair swallow me up until blue is all that I can see.

She is my weakness. My downfall. My temptation.

My name is Canaan. I am an ordained Roman Catholic Priest.

Her name is Haven, and I’m still not sure if she’s my salvation or my destruction.

This is not a love story.

This is a confession.

Dear Heavenly Father: I have sinned.

And so help me, I may sin again.

Warning - A Beautiful Sin is a forbidden romance that blurs lines between passion and religious faith. Please be warned, the subject matter may be offensive to some readers.