Liz, having changed her name to Sarah Elizabeth Fischer, fled Chicago to the sanctuary of the West Coast. Struggling to make peace with her past, Liz, now Sarah, is tormented by flashbacks. The haunting memories never fade, and she grieves for the life she thought was hers. By battling her "pleaser" tendencies, she learns to live for herself. Settling into her life as a bookstore clerk, and friend to roller derby girl Erin, she starts to break out of her scarred childhood. Just turning twenty, "Sarah" is ready to grab on to life with both hands. She creates a whole new persona, leaving her past behind. That is until a stranger visits.
Learning the key to unlocking her family's origins lies across the ocean, Liz embarks on a trip that will change the course of her life forever. Joined by Caleb, Liz starts unearthing secrets that were best left buried. Threatened by multiple foes, her past and present collide, leaving the fate of her future uncertain. Will Caleb be able to save her again?
Sinful Relations takes Liz's story to the next level. Her desperate desire for answers will have irrevocable repercussions for all who assist her in her quest. Your tension and fear grow as each new character risks themselves to help one very lost girl.
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Reviewed by Patricia Day for Readers' Favorite Sinful Relations by K.A. Standen weaves around the tragically lonely life of Sarah (aka: Liz) whose life has been a roller-coaster of running away, yet she cannot fathom why. Having lived her entire life in an orphanage, Sarah is not worldly. She is anything but. She is a travesty of loneliness and confusion. Diagnosed – rightly or wrongly - as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, because the doctors could not determine otherwise, she lives her life aimlessly, because everything she had loved is gone. Her one true love, Zack, dies, leaving her bewildered and angry and guilty. She did not cause his death but feels responsible for it. As she moves from one location to another trying to find her destiny, she encounters a somewhat crazy lady who sends her on a journey of discovery. The journey answers many of the unspoken questions that have invaded her heart and mind throughout her life. It gives her back a sense of being and understanding too. Her life becomes worthwhile, but only after many shattering revelations that leave her breathless and shocked. All good tales have their share of good folk and bad. This story is no exception. Sinful Relations by K.A. Standen is a delightfully enjoyable and well written book. It is an easy read with much humor too, despite the sadness of Sarah’s life. I loved the humour amid what is otherwise a tragic story. The outcome was great. I loved this book and would recommend it without hesitation.