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Thursday, March 10, 2016

4/5 Review: Sinful by Joan Johnston


After a tragic accident leaves Delta sergeant Connor Flynn a widower, he faces the toughest fight of his life: battling his in-laws for custody of his two young children. To win he’ll need a make-believe bride to take care of the kids while he runs his Wyoming ranch. Who better than a woman he already knows and likes—his late wife’s best friend?

Ruthlessly forced from her home by her powerful father, King Grayhawk, Eve needs somewhere to go . . . and so does the herd of wild mustangs she’s rescued. Connor’s offer sounds like the answer to a prayer. But Eve has a guilty secret she’s guarded for years: She’s always been in love with Connor.

Now forced to live under the same roof as her heart’s desire, Eve must hide the love that has never died, while Connor vows to resist his growing need for a woman who was forbidden fruit during his marriage. Can two lonely people set adrift by fate and haunted by guilt find redemption in the healing embrace of love?


Sinful is the 9th book in Joan Johnston's Bitter Creek Series. It reads well on it's own. I say this because it is the only one that I have read and I enjoyed it and never felt I was missing something.

Connor is returning from serving in the army and is in for the fight of his life. His wife has been killed in a car accident and her parent's are suing for custody of thier children. Eve, was Connor's wife's best friend and she agreed that she would do whatever was necessary to ensure the children stayed with thier father. Well - Connor and Eve have a past, their families have been at odds for years. When the only solution is to get married, how can they make it work. They marry for practical reasons, and have to find a way to make it work and attempt to reunite their families.

Ms. Johnston's characters are strong - I sort of hated Connor's wife even though she is dead - I think she used him and how was Eve able to justify staying friends when she married Connor, in spite of the feeling she knew that Eve held for Connor. Her plot lines are strong and the story definitly takes you to another place, that would be Bitter Creek!

If you are in the market for a new series (I am going to have to go back and read the other books), or in the market for a lovely bittersweet second chance romance, Sinful is definetly worth the time. 

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