Monday, March 25, 2019

Cruel Sanctuary (The Wages of Sin #1) by Tara Leigh #BookReview #FiveStarRead #TBR #giveaway #excerpt #DarkRomance #WagesofSin #AvailableNow #Review #Romance #NewRelease #BlogTour #BookLovers



Release Date: March 25th
Cover Design: Regina Wamba, Mae I Design

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They say New York City is the Devil’s Playground.
They’re wrong.
This city belongs to me.
And so does Aislinn Granville.
She is a pampered politician’s daughter.
A decorative ornament,
raised to smile and nod and do what she’s told.
Except… she doesn’t. Not with me. Ever.
In this city full of thugs and thieves, I’ve kept Aislinn safe.
From my enemies.
From me.
Until now.

Where do I even begin??? I have read and enjoyed every book Tara Leigh has written so I can honestly say that this is the best book she has written to date! This book is not only sexier but it is darker as well. Tara takes us on a journey into the dark world of politics, and I'm not just talking about dirty politicians, it is much much more than that.

Damon King is the king of the underbelly of New York, he has his hand in everything and if you need someone to make the bad go away he is the person you call. Aislinn is the daughter of a politician raised with a silver gold spoon in her mouth, or so everyone thinks. The chemistry between this bad boy and the good girl is through the roof. I love a good story with an anti-hero you can fall for and that is just what Tara delivers here.

This little highlight says sooooo much......
They say memories can’t hurt you, but “they” don’t know shit.
Memories are an avalanche of regret and remorse, held at bay by a flimsy unlocked
door, easily opened.

CRUEL SANCTUARY is the first book in the Wages of Sin duet, I cannot wait until CORRUPT SAVIOR is released in May. If you enjoy Dark reads that are on the light side of dark grab this book!
Happy Reading!!!

“Put me down.” I keep my cool, making the demand as stiffly as if I’m asking him to pass the salt.
But my show of composure crumbles as he angles his head to look at me. Barely an inch separates the tips of our noses. I stare, entranced by the fine scar that marks his left eyebrow. I want to kiss it.
“Or what?”
One corner of his mouth tics up, his eyes flicking away from mine. “You look damn good in my arms.”
I follow his stare and am met by our reflection in the bathroom mirror. I blink, taking in the sight of my naked body held against King’s broad chest, the tanned, inked forearms I’d practically drooled over earlier now wrapped around my back and behind my knees.
I am naked. King is dressed.
There is something indecently erotic about our image. I look like the heroine of an old Harlequin novel—a down on her luck maid or secretary about to be ravished by her big, bad boss. A powerless woman soon to be stripped of her virtue.
I know what it’s like when a man overpowers a woman. When he uses force to take what’s not his. To hurt and abuse and terrorize.
And I know that this isn’t that.
It may not look like it, but I have the power in this situation. Damon King came to me. First at my apartment and now in his. He broke down two doors tonight.
I may be naked, but the only reason he’s touching me is because he knows I want him to.
Emboldened, I look away from our reflection and directly into King’s eyes again. Leaning in, I brush the tip of my nose against his. “Kiss me.”
I’ve barely pushed the words out when his lips are on mine. The taste of him is an explosion inside my mouth. Smooth and potent, but with a hint of mint. As if he swilled some of that Balvenie from his bar and then sucked on a peppermint candy.
He kisses like a conqueror. Stealing my breath along with the last of my reservations.
He kisses like a king. Staking his claim, demanding his due.

About the Author:

Tara Leigh is a multi-published author of steamy contemporary romance. A former banker on Wall Street, she graduated from Washington University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, but she much prefers spending her days with fictional boyfriends than analyzing financial spreadsheets. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children, and fur-baby, Pixie. She is represented by Jessica Alvarez, of Bookends Literary Agency.

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