Ava, Sin of Greed, has had a rough week. The angel she planned to make a life with left her with nothing but a Dear Jane letter. Even worse, Lucifer believes she spilled Hell’s secrets to her ex, and her boss’s temper is notoriously apocalyptic.
For centuries, Dante has kept his feelings for Ava under lock-and-key. The one time he pursued something more, he nearly lost her for good. Lesson learned. However, when he hears of her planned elopement, all bets are off. Not having Ava was a reality he could have accepted. Losing her to an angel is something else entirely.
Now, Ava, once Hell’s golden child, is fleeing for her life. When her old friend Dante shows up, her first instinct is to send him packing. But Dante is more than a friend—he’s the only other man who tempted her, and his fierce loyalty challenges everything she thought she knew about him. As Ava prepares to battle the devil himself, she can’t keep from getting closer to Dante…though given what happened the last time, she doubts her heart can survive another break.
Review: In this the first in the Sinners and Saints series Ms. Stanton gives us an erotic look at the seven deadly sins in human form. She also humanizes Jesus and Lucifer and refers to them as the Big J and Luc. I had to throw out everything that I ever learned in Sunday school to read this story. I have to say that it was interesting, sensual and very erotic. I guess you could say it isn’t for the faint of heart or anyone who can’t think outside of the box.
Ava is greed…Dante is a vampire who has been in love with Ava for a very long time. You could say he had an ethereal love for her. That shared first kiss…well, let me just say that it is breathtaking. The chemistry is there underlying and not to be forgotten. It helps in adding an extra element in making things seem more realistic. As an added bonus Ava may not have had a lot of in-depth sex but Dante soon shows her things that, let’s just say heat the pages up. Ava soon becomes very loyal to Dante and simply adores him.
I enjoyed the great dialogue between these two as it only helped add to realism of the story with their banter back and forth. I also found that the characters were all well written and easy to relate to. The emotions that went through the story were real.
You grow up learning the difference of good and evil… and that Jesus is the good guy and Lucifer is the bad guy…but… I really enjoyed this different take. I can’t wait for the next of the deadly sins to show up.