Book two of the Riley Jenson Gaurdian series, Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur picks up right where book one left off. Left a little heartbroken, Riley picks herself back up as she continues to investigate the abduction of all different kinds of creatures for genetic testing.
From Melbourne’s gleaming skyscrapers to its throbbing nightclubs, Riley Jenson’s world is raging with danger and desire. A drop-dead-gorgeous werewolf–with a touch of vamp coursing in her blood–Riley works for an organization created to police the supernatural races. But when she wakes up naked and bruised in a barren alley, she knows only that she must run for her life.
Within moments Riley collides with the sexiest man she’s ever seen: steely, seductive Kade, who is fighting a life-and-death battle of his own. With old lovers and enemies gathering around her, Riley knows she is being pursued by a new kind of criminal. Because in Riley’s blood is a secret that could create the ultimate warrior–if only she can survive her own dangerous desires…
This book had a lot of character growth. We get to see all the old characters and as the implications of the genetic testing come to light, her relationships start to change. I love that I’m so hooked to these characters. I care about them and I want them to kick ass and take names.
It gets interesting when Riley starts using her sexual prowess to get information. Not the most reputable profession but her motives justify the means. I like how she still has a conscience, feeling guilty for using people and being used. It adds a relatable conflict to the story.
There was one thing that bothered me this time: the cover and the subsequent cheesy taglines. They do not match the gritty, action-packed paranormal romance between the pages. I’m sure the author had no control of this, but I would definitely recommend a cover change to better market this great series.
Regardless, I loved book two as much as book one. It keeps getting better! And that’s a sign of a good series. I’m itching to get my hands on book three. If you haven’t already, pick up book one and immerse yourself into the wicked delight that is Riley Jenson.
STARS: 4 out of 5