"Sensuality at its finest with great storytelling!"
Reviewed by Miranda Owen
Posted July 25, 2018
Romance Erotica Sensual | Romance Paranormal
SAINT OR SINNER is the eighth book in Cynthia Eden's Bad
Things paranormal romance series. Josephine Saint is
part vampire, part Fey, and a whole lotta woman.
Josephine's mission is to bring the delectable fallen
Angel, Malik, in -- dead or alive. Usually, she takes out
her targets more permanently, but Malik is special and worms
his way into Josephine's heart. Cynthia reigns supreme when
it comes to weaving together unlikely romances between
characters who might ordinarily be enemies, and SAINT OR
SINNER is a wild ride full of torrid trysts and unique
The chemistry between Josephine and Malik is electric. Malik
has a lot of fab bad boy characteristics with a sprinkling
of yummy angel goodness mixed in. Try as hard as she may,
Josephine finds this hero irresistible. She goes from taking
to take Malik down to protecting him from their enemies.
Cynthia writes phenomenal "love on the run" stories and this
is no exception. Since they're trying to run from certain
baddies, as well as seeking other enemies out to destroy,
the intensity in this romance is ratcheted up a few notches.
SAINT OR SINNER balances sensuality at its finest with great
The cast of villains in SAINT OR SINNER is a large one, but
Cynthia Eden keeps the story running along smoothly without
getting bogged down by minutia that doesn't advance the
story. If anything, the many weird and wonderful secondary
characters in SAINT OR SINNER are a treat. Luke the newly
installed Lord of the Light and his twin Leo the equally new
Lord of the Dark often pop up at inconvenient moments for
this couple. Of the two, Leo is usually the bigger buzzkill.
Luke gets involved in Josephine and Malik's business, but
generally tries to help rather than act as a roadblock to
romance. They Fey make an appearance in SAINT OR SINNER and
are predictably wily and varying degrees of trouble. And, oh
yeah, throw in some ornery coyote shifters to start. No
matter what comes their way, and what big bad is after them,
Malik and Josephine can't stay away from each other.
Cynthia Eden makes monsters sexy once again! There are so
many fascinating secondary characters in SAINT OR SINNER. I
love the beginnings of a bromance between Dorrin the rogue
werewolf cop and the fallen angel vamp Merius. I'm not sure
whose story I'm more excited to read next and delve back
into this world.
Beware of Beauty…because she’s got the heart of a real
Smart people—and monsters who know the score—fear
Josephine Saint. The sexy vampire might appear to be a
sensual temptation, but she’s a cold-blooded assassin.
Mercy? Jo doesn’t know the meaning of the word. With each
successful hunt, Jo slides one step closer to getting the
promised prize that she’s coveted—her freedom. Long ago,
Josephine made a deal with the devil, and now, the jerk
is collecting on the final payment due him.
Find the angel…before he rips the world apart.
Her latest target is Malik, an angel who has gone dark.
The fool fell and crashed hard to earth, and now he’s
indulging in every sin he can find. And, bonus, the guy
has every predator in the land closing in on him because
angel wings are highly prized on the black magic market.
It’s Jo’s job to find Malik and bring his sexy angel ass
back upstairs except…
The angel is already changing…into something new and
something very, very deadly.
Malik has his own mission, and it doesn’t involve being
dragged back to heaven. He’s ready to lose his wings,
ready to pay any price, if it means he can right a wrong
from his past. He never expected for Jo to hunt him, and
he knows that he won’t be able to control himself when
she’s near. Because Jo—fierce vampire, deadly assassin—
she’s his charge. He’s been watching over her for
centuries. Watching her, and wanting her. Now that he’s
earthbound, Malik can finally make the vamp his.
Can a vamp save the world? Maybe…if she can claim a
fallen angel’s heart.
With every moment that Malik spends on earth, the
darkness within him grows. When angels fall, they change.
They become something new—and a firestorm is about to
erupt from Malik. When the fire erupts, it will destroy
everything and everyone in its path…His only link to
sanity is Jo, and if he loses her…Malik may lose his very
The hellfire is coming, and it will rage. SAINT OR
SINNER…what will you be?
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1 comment posted.
Re: Sensuality at its finest with great storytelling!
Whoa! What a cliffhanger! Great review! Thanks!
(Kathleen Bylsma 4:08pm August 1)
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