Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Sinful by Kacey Hammell

Blurb: For years, Mikayla Gallan has dreamed of providing a better life for her younger brother, Matthew, and herself. Coming from a family of musicians, Mikayla and Matthew have dreams of someday making it big. But Mikayla's first priority is always ensuring Matthew's future. When Houdini Records comes knocking on her door, offering her everything she's ever wanted, Mikayla's scared to grab onto their offer. 

Sinclair "Sin" Devlin, part-owner of Houdini Records has loved and lost and has no intentions of ever going down that path again. He's determined to put his company back on the map and is willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. Meeting Mikayla Gallan, hearing her sultry and passionate voice on stage, Sin believes he has found the only woman that could save the company. He's even more shocked to realize that perhaps she's also the only woman to save him from himself.

Okay, where do I start? This is one hell of a special book. Mikayla has continued the family tradition of singing on stage—on the same stage her parents sang on when she was a kid. She dreams of making it big, enabling her to give her brother a better life, but time has gone by without any indication she’ll get her dream—until Sin appears.

Sin’s business partner assured him he’d love the voice of a woman who belts songs out like the best of them—but Sin has heard it all before and can’t quite get up the enthusiasm to watch yet another so-called singer on stage. But he goes to watch anyway and finds himself not only entranced by the quality of Mikayla’s voice, but by her looks as well. She ticks all the right boxes for him, and despite his earlier reticence in going to watch her, he knows she’s the one he’s been looking for. Now, if only she’ll believe the offer she’s being made…

Verdict: Beautiful love story involving two people who have inner demons and obstacles to overcome. As a reader, I knew damn well they could only overcome them properly together, and I rooted for them all the way. Great descriptions, great scenes playing out in my mind, and some kick-azz writing that made me so glad I’m an avid reader.

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