Living in Sin

Living in Sin

by Jackie Ashenden


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ISBN-13: 9781619228252
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

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Living in Sin 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
This fascinating tale of forbidden love is the story of Lily and Kahu. Lily is a twenty year old woman, recovered from cancer and desperate to re-establish her dream of dancing ballet professionally. She wants to regain her passion for dance and life and figures an affair with a man she's always wanted, a friend of her father's, will provide that for her. Kahu runs a night club now, but has a seedy past as a male prostitute. When Lily attempts to seduce him he can barely admit to himself that he is sexually attracted to her - but he is, and as she wears him down he begins to feel things for her, real feelings that he never thought would be possible. Yet shame over his past blocks all thoughts of making their sexual fling into something that it could be if he would only give himself the chance. Can two damaged souls, separated by age and life experience find healing in each other? Wow, Jackie has written a scorcher of a book! From their first meeting together as adults, when Lily approaches Kahu at his club with her request for an affair, the sparks fly between them. The sexual tension is richly drawn out as they meet on a weekly basis until Kahu is willing to accede to Lily's request. The love scenes that follow are steamy and passionate yet emotionally charged as well as Kahu tries to deny that Lily is attracting not only his body but his heart as well. The characters are well drawn and engaging to the reader. Lily is mature and confident for her tender age of 20, having suffered through cancer treatments and emerged determined to live her life without fear. She is driven and focused and wants Kahu, and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Kahu is a cynical world weary older man, having lived through a poor and unstable childhood. When he was 'rescued' from his male prostitution by one of his clients, she helped him reach his true potential and make something of himself, but her inability to love him left him with a caged heart and no key - or so he thought until Lily fashions one for it with her persistence and care. Their characters though years apart in age share a stubbornness and determination that are at odds as their sexual relationship becomes one based on love. I found this story to be fascinating and once I started was unable to put it down. It was an emotional , heart rending, passionate story and the happy ending for Lily and Kahu was so well deserved. 5 fabulous stars!
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
Lily and Kahu’s story was very enjoyable and not quite the typical forbidden romance. Even though this is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. Lily is a dancer. She is also a cancer survivor. After a three-year battle she’s ready to get back into the dancing scene. During an audition she is crushed when she’s told her dancing lacks passion. Lily concocts a plan to seduce her father’s friend, Kahu. She sets things in motion hoping if he takes her virginity that she’ll finally know what passion feels like and it’ll make her a better dancer. Kahu is damaged and broken with the belief he’ll never be whole again. He tries denying her because he knows the only thing he’ll do is hurt her. But soon the attraction is too much to fight. Lily and Kahu’s story was slow building but the pay off was well worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago