Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Review + Giveaway: Stronger Than Sin by Caridad Pineiro

AUTHOR/EDITOR:    Caridad Pineiro
INFO:    Paperback, Fiction, 317 pages
PUBLISHED:   Forever Books, 2010
ISBN#:   978-0-446-54384-5
HOW'D I GET IT:   Received from Hachette Books for Review & Giveaway

FROM GOODREADS:   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.

MY TAKE:   Caridad Pineiro is a new-to-me author who has been receiving really good reviews for her first book Sins of the Flesh. When I read the blurb from the publisher about this new book, I jumped on the chance to review it and see what the excitement was all about.  I must say that I am glad I took the time to find out.

This is an action-packed story of a brainy but gorgeous doctor and an angry but hunky, ex-football player who are both trying to attain the same thing - a cure to devastating side effects from an experiment gone very wrong.  As soon as Liliana and Jesse meet, things start happening at a frightening pace - both personally and around them.  I couldn't put the book down as I just knew something was happening on the next page and I didn't want to wait.

The characters are well written and I found myself empathizing with both of Liliana and Jesse.  Both love their families beyond measure, but have different ways of expressing it.  They come from very different worlds but find a bond to connect them through all of the turmoil and danger.  The sparks fly between these two and there are some very steamy scenes that lit up the pages!

I haven't had a chance to read the first book yet, but plan to do so very soon.  This book can definitely be read as a stand-alone, but I really enjoyed this story and want to read the beginning and learn more about how the experiments began.


You can learn more about the author and her other books at her website and be sure to enter the fun contests she has running there.  But FIRST, be sure to enter the drawing here at One Book Shy!

Caridad Pineiro and Hachette Books have generously offered to give TWO readers here at One Book Shy their very own copy of Stronger Than Sin!  Very cool..
  • Be or become a FOLLOWER of this blog
  • COMMENT on this post and tell me what NFL team you're a fan of, if any
  • Open to US and Canadian residents
  • NO PO Boxes
  • Only ONE prize per household no matter how many different drawings you win
  • Drawing closes on November 30th, 2010 at midnight PST.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to provide their mailing info.
WHERE TO BUY IT:   Amazon, Powell's Books, The Book Depository, IndieBound
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  1. Already publicly following One Book Shy of a Full Shelf with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- I'm not really a fan of any NFL team :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  2. Definitely a Steelers fan here! And I'm loyal...so no matter how good or bad they do, I'm on their side!

    And thanks for this giveaway!


  3. Thank you so much for taking the time to review the book. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! I'm happy to say that there will be at least two more in the series, but with a decidedly darker edge to them. THE LOST and THE CLAIMED will be out in August 2011 and early 2012. Again, many thanks for your review!

  4. I follow on GFC.

    I am a fan of the Seattle Seahawks.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  5. Caridad, thank you so much for taking time away from writing to come visit us and telling us what's coming up! I'm really excited about those next two books :)

    Good luck to everyone in the drawing and for those who have asked: I'm a life-long Green Bay Packers fan! Minnesota Vikings are my 2nd choice - due to the purple jerseys and those horns!

  6. Great review. Im looking forward to reading this.

    I am a GFC follower

    Although the NFL is huge here in Canada too I am not a fan.

  7. THanks for the giveaway. I am a follower.
    We are huge Giants fans in our house.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  8. Hi there. I'm a gfc follower. And sorry, no NFL fan, never watched it. Artesia at comcast dot net

  9. hate to say this- but the Cardinals are my team

    great giveaway

  10. Thanks for the giveaway, I'm a follower.
    It's all about the Bears in my house.


  11. Hi, not really a football follower or fan but try to stay up on the big games to talk to my friends about them who love it! We only usually watch the Superbowl and that is so my husband has a excuse to drink lots of beer! LOL! Thanks for sharing!


  12. Great Giveaway! I'm a GFC & Email Follower ;)
    It's sorta odd... A bunch of women commenting on NFL Football teams ;)
    I'm from NW In. By proxy we are supposed to be "Colts Fans" because we live n Indiana, BUT mostly all of us who live in the top part of the state root for the "Bears" including me ;D It's weird though because whenever we go to Indy, It's almost a "Sin" that we root for an Il. team. But we technically are a subard of Chicago. All our TV & News come from Illinois broadcasts not from Indy. Goofy huh? ....

  13. I follow as Renee G on GFC. And I'm a Seahawks fan as well.

  14. I have several teams, that I follow. They are the Vikings, the Colts, the Giants, and the Saints.
    GFC follower.

  15. GFC Follower.

    I loved Sins of the Flesh. Can't wait to read this book.

    Sorry, not an NFL fan.

  16. Tennessee Titans!

    I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

    jeffintennessee at gmail dot com

  17. Im not in to any Great giveaway thank you can't wait to read this book! Im a GFC follower

  18. I follow via GFC

    i'm a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles


  19. I'm a GFC follower and I'm a Dallas Cowboys fan.

  20. I follow. i am a fan of Kansas City. garrettsambo@aol.com


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