Two households, unlike in dignity, in the City of Angels is where we lay our scene...
London Sinclair was the boy my mother warned me about for as long as I can remember. His name alone has brought my family nothing but shame and suffering, so it’s no surprise we’ve been sworn enemies since the first moment we met.
With his bedroom eyes and cocky smile, he has all the girls under his spell. I have one more year of school left, and then I’m home free because I’m guarding a secret, one I’m ashamed to keep.
The boy who is completely off-limits is the one who drives me, Holland Brooks, wild. I want London, and I think…he wants me, too.
Some may compare it to a Shakespearian tragedy, as our surnames have fated our future, but when a single night changes my life forever, I can’t leave the City of Angels fast enough.
Ten years later, I have atoned for my sins and return to Los Angeles a changed woman. I’ve come home to get married. But the moment London walks back into my life, one thing is clear. Ten years can’t undo that night—that single, sinful night when I gave into temptation—because I want to do it again.
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About the Author
Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson. When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life. She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K. Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Absinthe of the Heart by Monica James is the first book in her latest series, Sins of the Heart . An enemies to lovers story for the ages - this book was powerful and angst-filled and unputdownable! London & Holland's story blew me away! Told mostly from Holland's POV and spanning from the high school days of high school to forward ten years into the consequences of a lifelong rivalry between their families and secrets that have caused so much damage in their lives. This is my first book by Monica James and it will NOT be my last - I was absolutely floored with the story and the next book needs to be here, STAT! Enjoy!
Absinthe of the Heart is a 6 stars story that put me through the wringer- and I loved it. Absinthe of the Heart by Monica James is a book that stays with you. I read the story a few days ago and the characters stubbornly stay in my head. Absinthe of the Heart is the first book in the series, a drama packed must read that ends with such a bang - I need the next book now, no - more like yesterday. London Sinclair is the bad boy her parents warned her off. He´s bad news and off-linits. Holland Brooks - Ferris is a senior at highschool and her life isn´t always sunshine and unicorns. She´s a bit a outsider in the glitzy LA society. And she should stay far away from London, but theses two have a crazy through the roof high chemistry. But their families are enemies and the feud has them on different sides of the track. They hurt each other a lot. When you love angst driven stories - this is your book. The writing is excellent and the storyline is unique and intriguing. London and Holland are star-crossed lovers and history repaets itself in their story. Favorite Quote: " Happiness comes with a price. " Absinthe of the Heart is a must read - I highly, highly recommend this wonderful book and wish I could give 6 stars.
4.5 stars--ABSINTHE OF THE HEART is the first instalment in Monica James’ contemporary YA to NA to adult SINS OF THE HEART romance series focusing on London Sinclair, and Holland Brooks. Told from first person perspectives (Holland Brooks), and several third person perspectives ABSINTHE OF THE HEART is a forty-year saga of two families torn apart by love, infidelity, lies and hate. Holland Brooks grew up the daughter of two people whose lives imploded years before. A result of a teen-aged love affair Holland would bear the sins of her parents including the destruction of a love for a boy she was unable to hold. ABSINTHE OF THE HEART follows a ‘Romeo and Juliet’ vibe in that two families have been destroyed by jealousy, rivalry, power and hate. From the rich and famous to the other side of the tracks, lives will be ruined, reputations destroyed as the cycle of hate and love perpetuates with the succeeding generation. London Sinclair has only ever loved one woman, a woman off-limits and forbidden by a feud not of their making. Sins of the past, control the present; threats are made forcing London to choose between family and love. ABSINTHE OF THE HEART, in many respects, reads like a young adult story line with the love triangles, jealousy, mean girls, and belligerent adults who have yet to grow up. Secrets will be revealed throwing our story line heroine down a rabbit hole where the truth will kill any hope of a happily ever after. There is a fine line between love and hate, and that line is blurred one too many times. Monica James writes an emotional and heart breaking story of jealousy and revenge; hatred and love; secrets and lies; money and power. ABSINTHE OF THE HEART is an intoxicating, stunning and tragic tale of young lovers destroyed by sins of the past. Absinthe of the Heart ends of a cliff hanger-you have been warned.