Thursday, December 15, 2011

Forgotten Sins

Title: Forgotten Sins
Author: Gabrielle Evans
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61926-092-1
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx  

Making a bargain with a witch was the worst mistake Jonas Tracer ever made. Now Nicholas believes another man is his mate and he’s forgotten nearly two hundred years of history with Jonas. He doesn’t know what to do except to return Nicholas to places they both know in order to try and jog his memory and force him to accept their bond. 

Once the curse is broken, Nicholas remembers everything and realizes he should walk away. He’s loved Jonas for almost two centuries and knows that claiming him will likely mean his mate’s death. But a foe from his past has returned for revenge and Nicholas is forced to turn to their new friends for help to protect the man he loves. Can he tell Jonas the truth or will death come to visit before he confesses the sins of his past? 

Forgotten Sins is release three in Gabrielle Evans’ Haven series, and reading them in order would be best. 

It begins with an attention grabbing remark that immediately pulled me into the story, showing the frustration and desperation Jonas is experiencing with Nicholas. Initially, it’s all directed at the witch…who I didn’t expect to see in the opening pages. It’s a nice twist and gives a good sense of what Jonas is up against. Ms. Evans takes the unease of Jonas and Nicholas and uses it to propel the plotline forward. It’s here you get a good feel for the personality of both men and she continues to build on that, adding new layers as their situations changes throughout the story. 

The flow is smooth and the plotting is good; pulling in characters from other releases. I especially enjoyed seeing more of Torren who was first mentioned in Faith, Trust, and Stardust, and who I expect to see more of in the future. There’s lots going on in Forgotten Sins, and oftentimes, there are numerous characters present in one scene to keep track of, so be on your toes. With Nicholas unable to remember his bond to Jonas, I had trouble seeing them as a couple, and it wasn’t until his memory came back and missing tidbits of information got filled it that I finally got it. But things aren’t smooth sailing even then. They still have plenty of danger, betrayal and deceit to work through from an unexpected quarter and if it doesn’t work out, one of them could wind up dead. Enjoy. Watch for the next book, Back Roads, just released.

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