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Monday, August 11, 2014

ARC Review: Secrets and Sins: Chayot by Naima Simone

Chayot is the fourth book in Naima Simone’s Secrets and Sins series. Oh man talk about tortured souls one has had time to simmer and the other is still trying to get over the initial trauma. Chayot, sigh, I can’t pen a phase and make a flowery sentence using all the descriptive words to describe him because that wouldn’t be anything like him he is straight forward, so a simple list works. He’s crude, course, tall, gorgeous, devoted, tormented, lickable. Aslyn is a talented, beautiful and kind with a trauma of her own with the early deaths of her parents. This was a very good stand-alone book, I can only imagine if I had read the other books. It is perfectly balanced between suspense and romance.

Chayot has dealt with his childhood trauma for the last twenty years, thank goodness for best friends the kind that helps you bury the body. In his mind Chayot is too damaged to ever find the happiness that his friends have all found. Aslyn is a magnificent concert pianist with loads of fans and she has suffered at the hands of a stocker for over a year when he suddenly escalated. He snuck into her dressing room killed her assistant and tried to kidnap her. The attempt was foiled but not before he managed to stab her. Now with a permanent reminder of that night Aslyn has retreated to Boston to heal and get over her mental block preventing her from playing the piano.

Their first meeting could have been better; it’s never a good thing when the first words are, “You need to call 911” when Chayot spots a peeping tom outside Aslyn’s house. Aslyn instantly is attracted to Chayot and vise versa. Chayot is a fan of Aslyn and wants to act on it but thinks she is too innocent for him; he doesn’t want to corrupt her. Chayot is determined to stay away until Aslyn hires his security firm to guard her from the new stocker she has, a stocker who is escalating at an alarming pace. Chayot has taken her safety on himself and Aslyn finally succeeds in seducing him.

I loved reading this book the romance between Chayot and Aslyn was hot, and sexy, and a little dirty just how I like it. It had just enough action and suspense to keep me from getting bored with the romance. As to the suspense storyline all I have to say is, I hate it when I’m right.

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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  1. Thank you so much for the great review! I'm so delighted you enjoyed the book, and Chay and Aslyn's love story! :-) *dancing*