From New York Times Bestselling and RITA Award-winning author Elisabeth Naughton, the first book in the House of Sin Series
She has no idea what lurks behind the forbidden doors of the House of Sin…
He is temptation. Forbidden fruit. A craving I can’t seem to resist.
I went after him in search of answers, certain he had blood on his hands. Now I’ve fallen prey to his seductive looks and commanding charisma.
I know he is a threat. He’s entwined in a dangerous world I don’t understand. But even that doesn’t stop me from aching for his touch, for the taste of his wicked lips.
Before I can truly surrender to the fire smoldering between us, I need to know more. I have to see behind the doors he keeps firmly locked.
I need to discover what he’s hiding in the shadowy world known as the House of Sin…
This book is very sexy, very dark, and very addictive! Features a mysterious hero with a dangerous secret. This is a big story that can’t be told in only one book so there is a cliffhanger – but never fear, book two releases three weeks later. The release schedule is as follows:
Fly Girl’s Review:
WOW, not sure what to say after that word. This book was moving. I haven’t been this moved since Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken. This book made me rethink a few things about sexual relationships that up to now I’d never considered. I think based on all my other reviews most people know I’m not a role playing, BDSM, or even a Dom/Sub fan. So this book attracted me by the mystery and it is Elisabeth Naughton, which I’ve read several of her books, all prior to writing for WCF, and loved.
A few notes up front about her writing. She writes very intense characters and her mystery always builds until the last 25% of the book. So this one was no different on those two topics. I’m not going to give any spoilers, so keep reading. It will be worth it. The difference in this book is that the mystery focuses around a sexual cult and Dominant-Submissive relationships. I mean complete compliance by the women in the relationship.
I’m glad I didn’t realize this was the main theme when I decided to read it because I probably would have passed. Natalie and Luc’s relationship starts out with him trying to dominate her and turn her into a sub, but as the story progresses, they end up changing one another’s minds to the relationship constraints. But the interesting part is how Elisabeth develops this with the inner dialogue of each character. It is so intense and revealing, that I may not be so adverse to the dom/sub relationship between partners. She breaks it down to the basic level and describes how each behavior actually strengthens and conveys the love in the relationship without it being spoken. Also, the dom position she describes isn’t used to bring pain and satisfy only one side, it really is about enhancing the sexual tension to create a higher-high, if you will.
Ok, too deep. Just read it, you might change your mind too. OH, I almost forgot the mystery element. The mystery is also very good. I simply can’t wait until the next book is out. Please let me get to read it before it releases. I’m dying to know what happens. So I’m obviously giving this 5 of 5 propellers. This one will stay with me for a very long time. Elisabeth, thank you so much for letting me read this and I am in awe of your prose. Please keep them coming, we’d be happy to read them any day any time.
5 of 5 Propellers
Connect with Elisabeth Naughton
Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—award winning author Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Elisabeth now writes full-time.
Though primarily known for her romantic suspense work, Elisabeth has penned over thirty novels and continues to write in multiple genres, including paranormal romance and contemporary romance. Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have earned several award nominations, including three prestigious RITA® nominations from Romance Writers of America. In 2017, REPRESSED, the first book in her Deadly Secrets series, won the RITA® for best romantic suspense.
Elisabeth’s work has been praised by the Chicago Tribune as being filled with “deadly intrigue, high adrenaline action, and scorchingly hot passion.” Kirkus calls her “a writer talented enough at weaving a yarn to get her readers ensnared in it.” When not dreaming up new stories, Elisabeth can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home, wrangling two cats, or chasing after one very rambunctious Dalmatian.