Before Sin (The Sin Duet, #1)

Before Sin (The Sin Duet, #1)

by M. Malone, Nana Malone

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Before Sin (The Sin Duet, #1) by M. Malone, Nana Malone

They say love is all around. 

Yeah, for everyone but me. 

It sounds crazy, I know. Breaking News: badass bodyguard for the nation's top security firm doesn't know how to talk to women. 
That's it, folks.  I have no game. Luckily my newfound family at Blake Security accepts me exactly as I am. 

But there are things in my past, secrets, that I'd do anything to protect them from. 

Before Sin is the beginning of the Sin Duet. The saga will continue on 5/29/18 with the next book, Sin. The conclusion, Sinful, will be published on 6/19/18)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155635789
Publisher: Malone Squared
Publication date: 05/16/2018
Series: Sin Duet , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,298
File size: 478 KB

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Before Sin (The Sin Duet, #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
YvonneD26 More than 1 year ago
Before Sin The Sin Duet Book 1 by M. Malone, Nana Malone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ No matter what they writes it's a AWESOME Read. Nana and Minx Malone absolutely handle this book perfectly. Before Sin is a spectacular, amazing, fascinating and so exciting. I knew Mathis story would be a phenomenal read and I will admit to crying multiple times while reading this book. WOW it's more emotional and explosive than I thought it would be. But of course you will laugh out loud with the hangover scene. I don't know why I'm surprise these two ladies are a dynamic writing team they are awesome authors on their own so you just know their books they write together will absolutely ROCK YOUR WORLD. There is a perfect balance between the past and the present, and that alone is what made Before Sin is so spectacular. I have really enjoyed the continuation of this series ,and I have truly enjoyed this prequel of Sin, I'm so looking forward to reading the next books the Malone's has planned next. Because I know the next books in Sin will knock my socks off. If you want a book to WOW you this is it. I highly recommend this book and the series.
gillek2 More than 1 year ago
Matthias managed to escape his dark past and went on to become an ORUS agent and has found a family at Blake Security. When the people from his past draw closer he will do whatever is necessary to ensure his new family do not meet the same fate as the people he loved when he escaped the first time. This is a prequel to the Sin Duet which gives us an insight into Matthias’s backstory.
SFSharon More than 1 year ago
This is a great prequel on Matthias and a glimpse into his childhood. We start to see what drove him to be the fierce protector for those he considers "family". This story is told mainly from Matthias' POV so we feel his struggles of the present based on past events. We also get his colleague, Oskar's point of view, to see the mask Matthias wears to the outside world. Looking forward to reading the next books!
Samanthagirl More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness what an appealing and fascinating story. Such mystery who are the family? What do they want with the mysterious Matthias? This was an amazing read and I can't wait for the next in the series. It really wet my appetite! I thoroughly enjoyed it.
JigsawGirl More than 1 year ago
A very short prequel to Sin. It focuses on Matthias and his past. You get a brief sense of who Matthias is and why he has that lone wolf thing going on. For it to be such a quick read, it is truly intense. I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Now here's something you don't see everyday. A bad *** virgin alpha hero. Mathias has made cameos in previous M squared books and he definitely makes an impression. The attitude, the accent and the hidden beast that lurks inside is worth waiting a bit longer to have the full story. Great teaser.
Robin55 10 months ago
Good read. ZJR
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless 12 months ago
Come meet the sexy badazzz that will capture your heart and tingle the emotional response . . . see his past and find new questions. . . Big, bad, sexy, sinfully delicious . . . Matthias in a suit at a wedding and having women throw themselves at him. I felt he handled himself very well. She was a nightmare. He was calm on the outside and used his brain. How could the Malone's have done anything more to help you fall more in love with the sexy Englishman. I found this prequel, deeper look at Matthias was what we needed to latch on to him and never want to let him go.
ToshyBell2010 12 months ago
A Little taste of Danger The Malones have decided to tease us with a little taste before they draw us in and rip through our emotions... Many just want to get into the heart of the story, but we get a taste of our charactres. Learn their history. Matthias is the quiet, computer nerd that handles all the technology for Blake Security, but he has always left us to wonder. This prequel novella gives us a look into Matthias and explains why he is one of the most dangerous guys on Blake Security! But getting a taste of his story just leaves you wanting more...
MMRNY More than 1 year ago
Wow!! Before Sin is the the precursor to Sin, and begins to give you a bit of the background on Matthias Weller, Blake Security's hacker extraordinaire. We get a look into Matthias' past, which as we have glimpsed from the other Blake Security books is very mysterious and dark. We begin to learn about Matthias being raised in a community known only by the name The Family. Before Sin starts off at JJ and Jonas' wedding rehearsal and leaves us in suspense and ready to move onto Sin. Before Sin is a great novella which sets the stage for the bigger story in Sin. Oh, and since this is by Malone Squared you know there will be plenty of laughter and courageousness, even in a novella as short as Before Sin. Happy Reading!!!
YvonneD26 More than 1 year ago
Before Sin The Sin Duet Book 1 by M. Malone, Nana Malone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ No matter what they writes it's a AWESOME Read. Nana and Minx Malone absolutely handle this book perfectly. Before Sin is a spectacular, amazing, fascinating and so exciting. I knew Mathis story would be a phenomenal read and I will admit to crying multiple times while reading this book. WOW it's more emotional and explosive than I thought it would be. But of course you will laugh out loud with the hangover scene. I don't know why I'm surprise these two ladies are a dynamic writing team they are awesome authors on their own so you just know their books they write together will absolutely ROCK YOUR WORLD. There is a perfect balance between the past and the present, and that alone is what made Before Sin is so spectacular. I have really enjoyed the continuation of this series ,and I have truly enjoyed this prequel of Sin, I'm so looking forward to reading the next books the Malone's has planned next. Because I know the next books in Sin will knock my socks off. If you want a book to WOW you this is it. I highly recommend this book and the series.
Izzybear More than 1 year ago
Before Sin gives the reader a brief look into Matthias past and a little insight into what he might face in Sin. It’s kind of like a teaser, giving the readers a little taste and leaving them wanting more. I’m definitely intrigued and can’t wait to find out the rest of Matthias’ story. (3.5⭐️)
kgagnon More than 1 year ago
4.5 Intriguing Stars! What an intriguing look into the life of Mathias. I had been waiting for his story and it was quite the tease. There are so many things that are happening from the past, and from the present, that have me wondering how they all go together. Mathias is going to be a wonderful enigma that I can't wait to discover! I am so excited to read the first book in the Sin Duet to see how the all clues fall into place!
cyprus More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent prelude to the Sin duet and illustrates how Matthius’ life is influenced by his early years living with the Family. Now working for Blake Securities, he is finding some measure of what a family truly means, while trying hard to hold the monster inside him at bay. This is a book that will not disappoint and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Growing up in the Family, Matthias tries to protect Sabine and Gigi. They were so young and innocent and he tries to keep them out of trouble and away from the things they shouldn’t see. Matthias’ mother tries hard to shield him, but it isn’t long before he accepts the harsh reality of what his mother has to do to secure their safety, prompting him to make a vow. Matthias mother had always told him to stay out of the way, stay hidden and don’t draw attention; he didn’t need to have Father’s attention. Matthias has a plan to get him and Gigi out; they were so close to escaping but it eventually ends in a promise Matthias cannot keep. Years later and Matthias is now working for Blake Security. The bar is crowded, making Matthias feel uncomfortable; he had already tried to escape JJ and Jonas’ rehearsal dinner once, without success. Now Amber is showing an interest in him, but ignoring his subtle back-off signals. Matthias didn’t like to be touched and while Amber tries to entice him, he knows she is only going to be disappointed; the need to check his security system at home is more important. May be Matthias is just running away; what if he is, he would never admit it to anyone who asked, not ever. Living in the headquarters of an international security conglomerate, quiet wasn’t the norm, but with JJ and Jonas impending wedding, there were no active cases needing research. Everything is quiet until Matthias gets a call from Lucia asking for help; a stripper from their bachelorette party has stolen from them. Oskar retrieves their items and then warns the man against ever coming back; he had once been a thief himself and was sympathetic. As far as Matthias is concerned, it is another day and another crisis adverted and he is happy that the people he cares for are as safe as he can make them. It wasn’t the life he had ever expected to have, but it was better than he deserved; these people were his family now. Matthias secretly hoped that one day Lucia would see him as more than a friend, but that was before he saw the way she looked at Noah, a man who was like a big brother to him and someone he had looked up to forever; the fact Matthias feels a connection to their child Isabella is also unexpected. When Matthias take Isabella to her yoga class, he doesn’t expect to be a target or that Isabella would become collateral damage. Was this an order to kill or capture? Matthias relays a message back to Father. The Family were coming for him, but Matthias would do everything to protect the people in his life. A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love the Blake Security series and especially intrigued about Matthias story. Every book in the series you learn a little more about him and the rest of the guys and we finally get to read Matthias story.
charlligirl More than 1 year ago
Finally we get Matthias's book. In this prequel we get a glimpse at his childhood and current day Matthias. This short read will whet your whistle for the full story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect teaser for this story. Love the background of Matt & Gigi before you begin the Sin series. Also a continuation of the Blake Security from other books. Great read!
cgarr More than 1 year ago
I love that the prequel gives a view into the characters past. It draws you in. The authors draw such a clear picture with their words that I am sucked in from the first word. I can hardly wait for the remainder of Matthias' story!
Adin419 More than 1 year ago
Since we first met the guys at Blake Security, Matthias has always been a mystery and the one I've been wanting to know more about. Before Sin gives us a unique look at his past and the great love that he lost that change him deeply, when he was to young to defend himself or Gigi. The Family compound was not the best place to grow up in, but been loved by his mother and his passion for technology have make him a survivor. Can't wait to see what happens to Matthias.... but I'm sure it is going to be an amazing story. Malone squared have left me wanting more.
NHenderson1518 More than 1 year ago
This prequel blew my mind. I just thought I wanted to know Matthias’ back story. I knew it would be full of some hard to read stuff but nothing prepared me for this. I don’t know how Nana and Minx do it but they have definitely done it again. You will definitely want to read this prequel. Don’t worry all the other usual suspects are still accounted for. JJ and Lucia actually have an opportunity to get into a little trouble. Matthias has been working on some side projects (revenge) and it looks like they are trying to serve up some revenge of their own. You got to be prepared to deal with Matthias and his killer monster that has been dying to make an appearance. Can Matthias keep his family safe while letting his monster have a little fun? Stay tuned...
B2BKristina More than 1 year ago
This was a super quick read, a novella that really hooked me, and I can't wait to sink my teeth into the full book! We get just enough of Matthias and the other crew, that keeps me intrigued. Can't wait to find out more about Matthias' complicated past and why he is the way he is. So far he seems pretty bad a$$ and just that little taste of him has me swooning. I'm also looking forward to learning more about the other characters. They seem pretty interesting and had me chuckling at some of the things they got in to. Love these authors and their writing style! #B2BKristina
Tina_H More than 1 year ago
This is a great quick read. The beginning of the Matthis story. A great gripping story that will keep you reading till the end. Take a chance and enjoy a great read as soon as you can.
Momma_Becky More than 1 year ago
The hotties of Blake Security are back, this time with Matthias. I've been waiting for the sexy Brit's secrets and this quick read gives us some backstory that definitely pulls at the heartstrings. We also get a peek at what's to come in the Sin Duet as well as a bit of this tough guy's softer side when he interacts with those closest to him. All in all, this prequel promises another great story for the family that makes up Blake Security.
ViperSpaulding More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Matthias' story since the first Blake Security novel. And wow, was it ever worth the wait! We're finally given his backstory that explains so much about why he's so different than the rest of the team. This world building is brilliant, the twists and turns make such perfect sense once you get there even though you NEVER see them coming! This is storytelling at its finest, with plenty of suspense and intrigue, all the heartwarming feels with the now-familiar Blake Security crew, and even a few hints about crossover characters and future books. If you've been following along since Shameless, you don't want to miss this very special installment.
YVP More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading the first Sin book - that focuses on Mathias from Blake Security. This sets up the first novel in the series, and is worth reading to get the history on Matt, Gigi, and others involved with The Family. Short read, but one that provides detail and insight into the characters that you don't want to miss.