Sinful by Katherine Hawthorne

(Sinful Surrender Quartet Book 1)

Xander was a dream that would never be. 

One catastrophic night left me orphaned at the age of seventeen. Hunted by a murderer, Xander saved me from the pits of hell, braving a fire that would have ended my life. Hiding me from a killer, he became my protector, my best friend, but never anything more.

Sin was a nightmare waiting to happen.

Six years later, a friend is murdered at the hottest nightclub in Manhattan, again thrusting me into a killer’s crosshairs. Now a detective with the NYPD, I refuse to hide, unyielding in my pursuit of justice, which has eluded me for so long. Determined to keep me safe, Sin forces me from the case. Defying him at every turn, our contentious relationship finally explodes in the most scandalous way conceivable, leaving me devastated.

I wanted them both.

Xander, sophisticated and elegant. My hero, the man who owns my heart. Sin, dominating alpha-male. My lieutenant, forbidden in so many ways. One dangerous kiss changes everything, catapulting me into a war between the two, neither of them willing to let me go. I become a pawn in their game until they join forces in a way I never saw coming. But lies and deception threaten to destroy us, leading to a betrayal that cuts so deep, I wonder if I’ll ever survive.

Warning: Sinful ends in a cliffhanger!


WOW This book rocked my mind!

I was looking to read something fun and easy going to take my mind off the flu-bug I am currently fighting.

This looked a good option – two alpha males with a female on the cover, what more could I want?  I was NOT expecting the thrilling storyline.

The shocking opener had me gripped and I couldn’t put the book down until the final page.

The story includes violence, crime, police procedure, mystery and of course anticipation, dominance, submission.

I was confused at times as both the male characters have similar names but once you get into the story it kinda works.

As this is the first part in a series it does leave many unanswered questions. Can’t wait to get into book two!

Thank you to NetGalley, BooksGoSocial and Katherine Hawthorne for the opportunity to read and review this novel.

  • TITLE: Sinful (Sinful Surrender Quartet Book 1)
  • AUTHOR: Katherine Hawthorne
  • PUBLISHER: BooksGoSocial
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 28 August 2018


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Katherine Hawthorne is the sexier, erotic side of a bestselling romantic mystery author. She loves sexy alpha males and books that come with warnings. By far, her greatest guilty pleasure is ménage romance, which is exactly what she writes. Shucking off the last vestiges of her oh so proper Ivy League education, she traded tedious academic writing, combined her favorite genres, and found her greatest joy in writing suspenseful erotic romance.

When Katherine isn’t writing, you can find her racing down the ski slopes in the winter and relaxing on the beach in the summer, most likely lost in a book. Married with four children, three of which still live at home, life is a never-ending crazy thrill ride, one she quite happily embraces.

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One response to “Sinful by Katherine Hawthorne”

  1. […] recently read SINFUL (read my review here) and was eager to read SENSUOUS, the second book of the series. I was lucky enough to be granted a […]


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