Friday 22 October 2010

Early review: Stronger than Sin - Caridad Pineiro

Sins 2

Genre: paranormal romance suspense
Pages: 336
Published: October 26th/Nov 1st 2010

Dr. Liliana Carrera nearly lost her life to Wardwell scientists. She won't let them harm other innocent victims, like her new patient, Jesse Bradford. The former pro athlete had the best hands in the NFL, until an injury forced him to undergo Wardwell's experimental gene therapy. Now Jesse's gorgeous body is superhuman-but his strength comes at a price.

With Wardwell threatening his family, Jesse can't tell Liliana all he knows. Yet he can't resist her compassion, or her healing, erotic touch. As their passion flares, Jesse's body becomes dangerous and volatile. For evil men are plotting to change the face of humanity-and will destroy whoever stands in their way.

The books doesn't have to be read in order, but doing that you will know more about these genetic experiments. And as for the paranormal romance label, well there is noting paranormal here so far, it's more scientific romance suspense. The "paranormal" is all man-made. Let me explain.

There are this evil kind of scientists that wants to make perfect soldiers and such. By implanting animal DNA into humans. In the last book one escaped and was rescued, and Liliana managed to get the things going on in Cat's body under control. In this one a man shows up claiming to be FBI, and wants Liliana to treat another escapee, Jesse Bradford, a hunky ex football player who joined the treatment in order to get better since he is suffering from a disease. The implanted genes into him, and now those genes are going crazy and he is getting an exo-skeleton, because where he gets a wound, bone heals it. And when the whole of you are just bone, well then you die. The evil guys are also threatening him. There you go, another sort of paranormal romance.

My thoughts:
I liked Liliana already in book 1, she was in a bad relationship and I wanted her to find someone nice. Nice here is Jesse who the "FBI" tells her is out of control and could go crazy and punch someone. She really should be careful but she meets him, she is gentle and sweet, and he falls for her at once. No one has been that nice for a while. He also used to quite the player, but who can hold it against him. He was famous and goodlooking. 

I also like Jesse because he feels so bad for lying to her, but he wants to save his sister, and Liliana is one smart women and she has doubts about the whole thing. Something weird is going on. But she still stays, she is tough too.

There was suspense too, the race against the clock because he needs treatment, and his body is out of control. The danger from the Wardwell gang who wants to keep their test subjects and make the process better. The abuse he is suffering from Whittaker, the FBI agent, and so on. And then there is the romance, the slow romance that is building up between these two. She is skittish, and it's wrong on more than one level. But there is passion between them, and when they finally make a move, then it's bliss.

Recommendation and final thoughts:
I say yes,  I would recommend this book. It's different than usual paranormal books, it's like Dark Angel, but without the bleak future. A book for you paranormal and UF fans, for those that like suspense, and romance, and in the end to everyone that would like something different.

It's an easy book to read, even when she in the lab being all smart. I could not turn the pages any faster to see what is going to happen. It was even better than book 1. And when it ends, omg, I do not know what to say. Perfect ending, but also an opening and I sure hopes she writes more.

I will give it a 4, because that it kept me entertained and I didn't want to put it down.

The Cover: Lovely, and that silver dust has a meaning too.
Reason for reading: I asked Caridad :)


  1. I didn't love the first book, but maybe I will like this one better. I think I had problems with the romance in book one...we shall see.

  2. A very unique plot, I think. I like books that are different somehow, so I am interested in this series. If I get the chance, I'll look for it.

  3. I wonder what my mom would say if she saw me reading a book with a shirtless man on the cover.

    PS.: Yesterday I received my signed copy of The Life O'Reilly by Brian Cohen. Jesus, it smells so good!!!! I'll read it right after I finish Shiver. Can't wait.

  4. Sounds interesting - different. The whole exo-skeleton thing sounds a little creepy though.

  5. Wow, a gene that makes you grow an exo-skeleton with every wound?! That would scare the crap out of me so I'm already giving props to the heroine that she can hang!

    I've got the first book in my TBR and I'm thinkin' that I'll tackle it before STRONGER THAN SIN. I'm on the fence over whether or not its the series for me.

    Thanks for the great review and recommendation, Blodeuedd!

  6. Mandi
    In my opinion this one was better, I can't put mu finger on it, it just was.

    It was sure different, so you do that :)

    Hihi, yes all those half nekkid men on covers, not really something to show people.

    Yay, good, I hope you like it

  7. Carol
    It was, luckily there were only patches so nothing icky

    Well it was science gone wrong, not really what they had intended, they wanted to make him did but in the wrong way. But nothing too creepy on him and she was a doc after all.

    But yes you go with book 1 first

  8. Sounds like this one is really good! i've been hearing a lot about this author lately.

  9. I haven't read into this series, but perhaps I should. Looks like something I'd enjoy. :)

  10. Blod!

    Great review, and after reading all the comments it sounds like a good book here. One I will have to get.


  11. This sounds good! I like that it's different. Great review, B. :)

  12. Carrie
    You should check her out, she is really different

    You just go and read them ;)

    I hope it is something for you hon :)

  13. This sounds different since theres a scientific aspect to the story with the DNA and whatnot. Sounds good.
    Great review. And I like the cover.

  14. Definitely a book with the right amount of mush to tempt me - thanks for your review!

    Suellen when I was a teen and I wanted to read a book with a mum-inappropriate cover I just enveloped it in some newspaper pages ;) and it looked inconspicuous.

  15. Great review B!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series and am just waiting for book II to be available here in Toronto so I can pick it up. You review makes me look forward to it all the more!

    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Naida
    That is why I kept liking the book more and more, the science part was just so refreshing.

    Oh yes I do believe so, this wasn't mushy at all :)

    I did too, so I even asked Caridad, never usually do that *blush*
    I hope you will enjoy it

  17. I wasn't particularly enthusiastic about the first book, though I can't remember anymore what it was about it that I didn't like. Maybe I'll give this one a try, since you say it is better then the first one.

  18. Sounds good and I loved the way you reviewed this one.

  19. Simcha
    Perhaps it was cos the book was a bit hard to get into, I think I may have struggled before liking it. I can't remember really, but anyway I did enjoy this one more. And the science made it cool

    Thanks Staci
    I am trying something new, I want some structure in my reviews.
    Even if the review got even longer than way ;)

  20. I enjoyed reading the first book so I'll definitely pick this one up :)

  21. I didn't read the first book but this one sounds good. I have in my TBR :)

  22. Patti
    I hope you will like it :)



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