Ultimate Sins

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Three men, bound by blood, will stop at nothing to protect the women who have stolen their hearts and who they have claimed as their own—no matter what the price.

A FORBIDDEN LOVE

Ex-Marine Crowe Callahan has only had one obsession in life: Amelia Sorenson. She is the only one who has ever gotten under his skin. However, she is also the ...

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Overview

Three men, bound by blood, will stop at nothing to protect the women who have stolen their hearts and who they have claimed as their own—no matter what the price.

A FORBIDDEN LOVE

Ex-Marine Crowe Callahan has only had one obsession in life: Amelia Sorenson. She is the only one who has ever gotten under his skin. However, she is also the daughter of his family’s sworn enemy: a man who has sought to destroy the Callahans for generations in order to further his own nefarious agenda.

 

A DANGEROUS FATE

When Amelia put herself on Crowe’s side and in Crowe’s bed, she became her father’s enemy as well. When Wayne Sorenson escapes capture, both Amelia and Crowe know it is only a matter of time before he resurfaces to exact his revenge. Now Crowe will claim Amelia in order to bait a killer and end things once and for all. But can he protect the woman he can’t seem to live without from one of the deadliest enemies he has ever known? And will he survive if he can’t? in Ultimate Sins.

"Leigh’s books can scorch the ink off the page."—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/07/2014
Alpha-male sex and aggression saturate the pages of Leigh’s fourth Callahans romantic suspense (after Secret Sins). Crowe Callahan returns to his Colorado hometown and Amelia Sorenson, the only woman he’s ever loved, to trap the so-called Slasher, a wickedly clever serial rapist/murderer who has been terrorizing the town and the Callahan clan for decades. It so happens that the Slasher is Amelia’s father, Wayne, who’s also the county attorney. Wayne has a major axe to grind with Crowe and his cousins, Logan and Rafer—something to do with treasure that Wayne feels is rightfully his. The story is disjointed and overpopulated, and the characters’ motivation are afterthoughts. Leigh’s diehard fans might appreciate all the rough sex scenes, but the book unlikely to win her any new readers. (Sept.)
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Praise for bestselling author Lora Leigh

"Leigh continues to do what she does best: write steamy hot love scenes, dangerous enemies and deadly revenge."—RT Book Reviews on Ultimate Sins

"Has everything a good book should have: suspense, murder, betrayal, mystery and lots of sensuality. So rarely do you come across a book that you can lose yourself in and Midnight Sins is definitely one of them. Lora Leigh is a talented author with the ability to create magnificent characters and captivating plots."—Romance Junkies

RENEGADE

"Leigh delivers…erotic passion. This is a hot one for the bookshelf! " —Romantic Times BOOKreviews

"Smoldering romance, suspense, and mystery. Add to that the cast of interesting characters-and their pasts-and you have the perfect recipe for one amazing novel."—Night Owl Romance (4 ½ stars)

"Will have you breathless…gets your blood running hot with the physical attraction."— Romance Reviews Today

BLACK JACK

"Overflowing with escalating danger, while pent-up sexual cravings practically burst into flames…"—Sensual Reads 

HEAT SEEKER

"Leigh’s pages explode with a hot mixture of erotic pleasures."—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

MAVERICK

"A phenomenal read."—Romance Junkies

"Scorching-hot sex, deadly secrets and a determined assassin add up to another addicting Leigh thriller. Leigh’s ability to credibly build damaged characters who are both intriguing and intense gives her stories that extra punch."—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

"Sex and violence power the satisfying second installment of Leigh’s Elite Ops series."—Publishers Weekly

"Full of wrenching emotion and self-flagellation by the hero, the new series of Elite Ops promises to be even better than the sexy SEALs at this rate."—Night Owl Romance

"With her customary panache for emotionally intense, sensual characters, the author attracts readers into every world she creates. This fabulous follow-up to Wild Card is no exception to the rule."—A Romance Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312389109
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Series: Callahans Series , #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 33,359
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Lora Leigh

#1 New York Times bestseller LORA LEIGH is the author of the Navy SEALS, the Breeds, the Elite Ops, the Callahans, including Ultimate Sins, the Bound Hearts, and the Nauti series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

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    Set in a small town where three young cousins are left alone whe

    Set in a small town where three young cousins are left alone when their families are all murdered. The young men grow up on the fringes of society raised by an uncle who eventually dies too leaving the cousins with only each other to depend on. They become the target of a serial rapist and killer who begins slaying every woman the young men have a relationship with. By the time this novel comes along in the series, everyone has just discovered who the killer is, and the hunt is on.The latest Callahan Sins (see Secret Sins) is an edgy over the top of the Rocky Mountains romantic suspense in which newbies will be lost and returnees need a scorecard to keep track of the Cecil B. DeMille size cast. For Sins fans only, at times the heated sexual interludes that melt the mountaintop snow intrude on the anticipated showdown between father and lover. As always with Lora Leigh's books, it kept me awake until I finished it!These two characters suffer and endure a lot throughout the three books, so the end deserved to be sweet. I just wish there had been more mention of the family. And of course, I can't wait for Amara and Rory. This book did not disappoint me and was exactly as it should end the series... Lora is becoming one of my favorite authors.    

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2014

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    Wow! This was a hard hitting story. This grabbed me and took me

    Wow! This was a hard hitting story. This grabbed me and took me for an erotic horror story ride. Keep this out of the reach of children! I missed the first books so it took a bit to catch up. Crowe was military. He lived in a town with a serial killer. His girlfriend was helping him find information. He had to leave town and Amelia was abused for it. This was a hard book to read. It was a lot deeper than I expected but it was a good book. Lora has another good book in her series. There is a lot if sex so be prepared.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Me

    ## Wonderfull story! For those of you that are discusted with the sex sceens. Move on! Lora Leigh is an erotic romance writer. It is part of why we read her books! Very well written. Worth the wait!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Good

    It's ok but bad editing. Also I do love a good sex in a book but sometimes it's just a little much and this one is definitely one of them :-)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2014

    I've been waiting for this book for what seems like forever. So

    I've been waiting for this book for what seems like forever. So as soon as it arrived on my doorstep today, I locked myself in the bedroom and
    started reading Ultimate Sins. This book is jam packed with action, suspense, sacrifice, sorrow, serious hot sex, and of course love!
    Just when you think you know how a story is going to play out, Lora Leigh puts together so many twists and turns that you are left reeling.
     I absolutely love books and I read constantly, but Ultimate Sins, puts any other book I've read this year to shame.
    Every scene is well written and you can tell Lora Leigh put an insane amount of time into this book. Her characters were so detailed
     and at times so heartbreakingly beautiful. Anything I write in this review couldn't possibly come close to how excellent this book really is.
    Ultimate Sins is a fantastic, nail biting read and it was definitely worth the wait!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2014

    In order to bait a killer and end things once and for all, ex-Ma

    In order to bait a killer and end things once and for all, ex-Marine, Crowe Callahan will claim Amelia and now he will have to protect the woman he can’t seem to life without from the deadliest enemies he has ever known in this thrilling romantic suspense.
    This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on the edge of their seat with lots of suspense, drama and romance.  The well written scenes and details inspire vivid images that capture the imagination and the well orchestrated suspense and drama draw the reader deep into the story.  The strong compelling characters grab the reader’s attention, are easily related to and ensure that the reader reads every last word.
    Amelia has loved Crowe forever and she has sacrificed a lot to keep him safe and so has Crowe to keep Amelia safe. There is no denying their attraction to each other and the fiery inferno of passion that consumes them with frequent scorching hot sex , but to have a relationship they not only will have to overcome Amelia’s father, they will have to overcome emotional turmoil that has resulted from years of torment for both of them.  Amelia captures the heart with a strength of character that the reader can’t help but to admire and well Crowe may handle things his own way but he has valid reasons.
    Spine tingling tension builds as the danger escalates, secrets are revealed, and emotions flare out of control keeping the reader totally caught up in the drama and excitement. I really enjoyed The Callahans’ stories from beginning to end and while they could be read as stand-alone books I highly recommend that they are read in order to get the full impact of the situation and the motivation of the characters. I am also hoping that some of the other characters in their stories will one day have their own stories as well maybe in a Brute Force Securities series….???

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2015

    To Rising Sins Readers

    Please switch the filter to title.

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  • Posted October 24, 2014

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    I finally finished Ultimate Sins by Lora Leigh. I was so excited

    I finally finished Ultimate Sins by Lora Leigh. I was so excited when I learned of this book. I loved the other Callahan series and couldn’t wait to read Crowe’s story, but this book was not as good as the others. It took me forever to read it because it did not have that page turning quality. The writing seems forced in the beginning. I was a little confused in parts. Crowe, the most ruthless of all the Callahan cousins, seemed to be a little bi-polar. He loves Amelia so much that he forces himself to leave her to keep her safe from the danger that is plaguing his family, but then he purposely puts her in danger so that he can draw out the person that has made it his mission in life to kill anyone that they love. It doesn’t make a bunch of sense. There are moments in the book where I feel he treats Amelia cruelly. There are numerous scorching sex scenes that are described in this book, but that doesn’t make it read any better. Also the big secret that Amelia has been holding on for years can be seen coming a mile away. I don’t want to give it away but, when you learn what it is, there are also some “come on” moments when you can’t believe that people are behaving in such a way. The best part of the story is toward the end, when it gets to the “can’t put it down” part (The show down between the man that has made it his mission to destroy all things Callahan and the one Callahan that has everything to lose.).
    I feel that there are too many contradictions in this story to make it great-that and it being so long since the last book, I can hardly remember what was going on. An author takes a chance waiting so long on a series, because the readers tend to lose interests in the characters that they have worked so hard to create. Overall, I thought the book was okay, but I feel that the story between Crowe and Amelia could have been told better.

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  • Posted October 12, 2014

    I am a huge fan of Lora Leigh books and I loved this one just as

    I am a huge fan of Lora Leigh books and I loved this one just as much. If is full of suspense, and very erotic sex scenes. The romance is fairy tale worthy. Characters revisit, there is a damsel in distress but she sure doesn't want to be. She believes she can take care of herself. There is also a big twist that you won't see coming. Enjoy!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2014

    Great Series. Love the Callahan's

    I would of given 3.5 stars but system would not do it. I read Ultimate Sins. Then I reread the entire series in order, because the timeline and some of the references did not match what I remembered. My memory was correct. Editors should of caught the errors. Simple facts ranging from the Slashers age to weather references. The final scene Kimmy enters wearing boots, turn the page and she's wearing sneakers. Sex scenes are abundant and I'd swear many of the paragraphs are copy and paste. Mind you I'm aware we all buy Lora Leigh books expecting a multitude of enticing sex scenes. Editing of an established well read author should be of better quality. I agree with other reviewers that the characters in the series are great. The series is worth reading. The books are worth buying. It's just that some of the characters personality traits glaringly do not match their psyclogical profiles in a consistant manner. The main two are Amelia's manic changes from a female of strength (yes I'm a J.R. Ward fan) to a wimp and Crowe's never ending love for a female he routinely treats like a worthless piece of humanity interspersed with the author repeatedly stressing the fact that he was raised to protect and care for the innocence of his woman and child. Wayne Sorenson/the Slasher's character and personality also seems to fluctuate along with his age. While I found these issues annoying I wait with anticipation for the next story. Possibly Rory's or Ivan's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Highly recommend

    Lora Leigh is great as usual! This book was written very well loved the characters! I love this series! The Callahans are great! So are the women who loves them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Good story

    I have only read two of the books in this series, this being one of them. At times, I was a little confused, but still managed to figure out the characters a story line. I agree with some of the other reviewers, I wish Amelia would have had more of a backbone. With everything she had been through you would have thought she would have been stronger and smarter. I also didn't really understand why Crowe took such a dominant stand with her. The sex is hot, but at times goes a little too far. For some reason this author loves to have her hero obsessively dominate the women in the story. Sometimes it goes a bit too far. All and all a good story and a good wrap up to the series.

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  • Posted September 16, 2014

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    3.75 stars--ULTIMATE SINS is the fourth and final instalment in

    3.75 stars--ULTIMATE SINS is the fourth and final instalment in Lora Leigh’s contemporary, adult The Callahans erotic romance series focusing on the Callahan Family.  This is ex marine Crowe Callahan and Amelia Sorenson’s storyline that sees retribution and revenge against a serial killer that has targeted everyone the Callahans have ever loved. ULTIMATE SINS sees the culmination of one man’s vendetta against a town and a family he believes owes him everything. Because ULTIMATE SINS is the final instalment of the Callahan ARC I would suggest reading in order for easier understanding and consistency. 
    Told from several close personal third person points of view including memories and present day premise, the storyline covers approximately seven years-seven long years that saw Crowe Callahan walk away from the only woman he ever loved leaving her unprotected from a violent and psychotic man who is determined to destroy an entire town.  While Crowe was sent away on assignment with the special ops forces, Amelia was left behind to endure humiliation, abuse and torture but what Crowe never realized is that Amelia did everything to protect the people that she loved. The timeline skips ahead a number of times and what happens during those seven years is important and imparted to the reader when and where necessary.
    Crowe is a hardened ex-marine whose personality was less than welcoming. As a controlling, over protective male Crowe is the epitome of alpha marine and a man who would do anything-including murder- to protect the woman that he loves.
    Amelia is a woman whose life has been shattered by one man-a man so close that betrayal is considered tame for the sins he has committed against the people of the small town she loves. But Amelia is also a woman, who knows her life is in danger but continues to put herself at risk at every opportunity. She refuses to be held prisoner in her own home even though it is probably the only way to protect her from the evil that has promised retribution and revenge.
    The relationship is a second chance at love for two people who have never stopped loving one another. As the Callahan family find themself and everyone they love the victims of a deranged serial killer, Crowe and his cousins begin to unravel the truth behind a psychotic mind. With the help of an anonymous source, the identity of the murderer known as the Slasher will become readily apparent and all too familiar.
    As per Lora Leigh’s style of writing, the sex scenes are numerous, graphic and hot. Nothing is off limits between consenting adults and Lora Leigh punches up the sex with graphic language and visual imagery. There are some sex scenes of questionable consent.
    The secondary characters include the Callahan cousins, law enforcement, friends, spiteful townsfolk and a psychopath set on revenge and death. As with the end of any series arc there is the introduction and hint at what is to come and Rory may be getting his storyline next.
    ULTIMATE SINS is a story of suspense, romance, sex and love. Lora Leigh’s imagination knows no boundaries and she takes the reader along for a roller coaster ride towards the final reveal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2014

    Three stars but..

    I have bought and read everyone of lora leigh's books as a 'buy on release' because i always thought they were well written. However, recently I've had to change my mind. I'll still buy her books but I'll make sure to check the characters out first.

    I like romances and conflicts and I've read all of the books on the dangers to the Callaghans leading up to this one. I've also read about Amelia in a previous book and was looking forward to her story.

    This book was a let down for me because even though Amelia was strong and courageous enough to help save several of the people in her community and put herself in countless dangers to protect Crowe Callaghan and after all the beatings over the years and broken bones, throughout the main part of the book, she is a wimp.

    That's right..a wimp. He makes love to her years earlier and then leaves her behind to be abused for years by her father and then by the husband she was forced to marry while he watched her, once in a while, from a distance, when he wasn't sleeping with different women trying to forget her while in the militaty. While she never slept with anyone else ither then her abusive husband and then when Crowe shows back up, he's verbally abusive to her but she turns to putty in his hands in a second.

    This happens throughout the book, in the beginning she knows he's only using her to draw out her father but does she treat him coldly our emotionlessly? Nope. He basically crooks his finger and she comes crawling to him with barely a whimper every time.

    Another spineless action is getting kicked off the committee she chaired for years and ecen though she didn't have to, she turns over 7 years of her lifes work to the committee with barely a disagreement. Even though her one friend there told hr to refuse. Pathetic. I would have told them to go to hell.

    Those are just some of the things i didn't care for with her weaknesses. He was a jerk to her, abandoning her and after abandoning her, he heard that she came looking for him and he sort of knew why, but he didn't check up on her. He treats her like a toy to play with whenever he wants and then berrates her outside of the bedroom, telling her that the only thing that counts is finding her father.

    His verbal treatment and abandonment could have balanced out if she stood up to him but she was ALL about keeping him safe and working and thinking of him throughout the years. Yet, while he did work of catching the killer he still lived his life with apparently various women while she kept herself chaste and wished for only him. Pathetic.

    Three stars for a great storyline and tying up the ending to this series, but minus two stars for the spineless Amelia when it related to the hardnose Crowe. And the countless 'pulling off the clothes' scenes, which was every other page. I even skipped those after a while because itbecame annoying. He shows up, she knows she should resist him for two seconds but thats it, once he touches her, she's putty.

    ~sigh~ truly wish she had more of a backbone and kicked his butt for his treatment of her. Three stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    Ultimate sins

    Good book but i expected more excitment with crowe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Ho hum

    Like Ms. Leighs story lines in her books but why does she have to write 2/3 sex & 1/3 story? And why does she have r
    To be so vulgar. The sex scenes r so long cause she writes the same thing over &over & over that by the time you get to the end u forgot what u read b4 the sex scene. And thde f...word is used so often that u can wonder if their vocabulary is deficient. Or the writer's.

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  • Posted August 31, 2014

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    Oh dear I was so looking forward to this book. I am a massive Lo

    Oh dear I was so looking forward to this book. I am a massive Lora Leigh fan and have read the first 3 books. But This one just went out on a limb to far, and pushed reader suspension of disbelief too far.
    You need to have read all three books to get even the first few chapters of this one but it just kept throwing new twists and turns that just had me shouting at my Kobo "oh come on" more then once.
    In the end I gave up as I ended up just not giving a damn and not finishing it. Now I know that Lora Leigh can carry a series beyond 4 books as she has other series the are in double figures but this one ran out of steam or just got to complicated to be precise. I will be hoping for better things for her next book.

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