His Wicked Sins

His Wicked Sins

by Eve Silver

There she meets mysterious widower Griffin Fairfax, a man dogged by dark rumours, a man who both frightens and fascinates her.

But Beth has secrets of her own, nightmares that haunt her and fears that follow her into the light of day when a woman is found dead in the nearby woodsthe victim of a brutal murder a murder that bears terrifying similarity to others.

Note: All books in the Dark Gothic series can be read as stand-alone novels.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Gothic
  • Rating: 3.92
  • Publish Date: February 9th 2015 by Smashwords Edition

What People Think about "His Wicked Sins"

In classic gothic style, no one comes to meet her when shes set down in the dark and remote location. And finally, in classic gothic style, hero Griffin comes along to give her a ride, start hinting at the darkness of his nature, and kick off a nice little flirtation. This is not Eve Silvers fault, but I want something very specific out of gothic romance, and this isnt it. Eve Silver coordinates a few POV scenes to make it look like Griffin is the killer, which I considered a mistake. More generally: theres no point trying to convince me that the designated hero is a serial killer, Im not buying it. Beth occasionally notices that Griffin is around when some bad vibes go down, and its a bit suspicious that he found bodies and says he murdered his wife. The romance between Beth and Griffin was a little historically jarring. Eve Silver is a competent writer, and I keep trying with her because I get really close to liking her books.

It made the story more of a straight historical romance rather than the more gothic feel that I loved in the other books. It was a reasonably enjoyable story but it missed the sense of mystery and danger that made the previous books so good.

So in the end, it's really a case of "it's me not the book" because it got so many good reviews and ratings and it seems I wasn't really in the mood for this kind of read when I started it but I just didn't want not to finish it (no matter how many times I came close).

At times the story moved a bit too slow for my taste as we got caught up in Beth's panic attacks which could spin for pages and pages.

As clues to the ultimate riddle are revealed, Beth suspects, but can't fully believe, that the beautiful and dark Griffin Fairfax is to blame. Beth can no more stop her heart from fluttering or the tingles of desire from spreading than she can stop the wind and it's Griffin Fairfax that ignites her deepest yearnings. Beth is no fool to think that any man would want to marry a woman with her anxious tendencies that may be passed along to his children and with that knowledge comes the fact that she'll never know a man's intimate touch. Yet her desire for Griffin has grown to such proportions that she's accepted the fact that she will know him with every physical inch of her body and damn the consequences. Although Griffin has tried his best to scare Beth away from him and the darkness that resides in his soul, Beth's resounding thought in his presence is safety. Griffin's daughter, Isobel, fell mute over three years ago after witnessing the death of her mother by his very hands. Given sanctuary at Griffin's home while being questioned by local authorities, an overheard conversation unlocks the doors of the past within Beth's mind. My mind was lost in Burndale Academy and it's evil secrets and I liked journeying through it all with Beth and her bravery. I also loved her unwavering belief that Griffin was a good man and not the monster he deluded himself into believing.

So, Eve Silver is officially amazing.

There were a couple of scenes that had my jaw dropping because it was way too obvious that the author was trying to make the reader think that Griffin was the bad guy.

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