Review: Born Sinner (Se7en Sinners #1) by SL Jennings

Posted August 12, 2016 by bookstobreathe in Book Review, New Release / 0 Comments

Review: Born Sinner (Se7en Sinners #1) by SL JenningsTitle: Born Sinner
Author: S.L. Jennings
Series: Se7en Sinners #1
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: August 10, 2016
Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance
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Twenty-two years ago, I was cut from a cold, sodden womb, and cradled in the filth and poverty of Chicago’s concrete arms. Statistically, I wasn’t supposed to survive these streets past the age of eighteen.

Fate had a different plan.

I was bred for one purpose and one purpose only: to unleash death and destruction on my world.

My thoughts are power.
My words are weapons.

Evil created me then grace tried to save me. But first… they tried to kill me.

They call themselves the Se7en. They are sin and salvation, and everything we’ve feared from the beginning of time. And their leader is the deadliest of them all.

He doesn’t lose.
He doesn’t compromise.

And most importantly, he doesn’t distract himself with mortal weakness. Not until me.

Kill one to save a million.

That’s what he told me when he took me as his prisoner.

Kill one to save a million.

That’s what he’s been trying to tell himself ever since he took me into his arms.


Title: Born Sinner

Series: Se7en Sinners #1

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Author: SL Jennings

Cover Design: By Hang Le

Release Date: August 10, 2016

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My Review

Wow… You don’t truly appreciate just how much you miss a certain genre until you haven’t read it for a while and then unexpectedly dive back in. Yes, I knew this book was paranormal. I certainly knew it was romantic. But I didn’t really know the specifics of it. Probably the most blind I’ve gone into a book in quite a while, and I’m so glad I did. Because the result of that was something unexpected. Not only did it allow me to enjoy the writings of the author without any outside influences or noise, but I was able to quietly revisit a group of people I hadn’t seen in many years. Simply put, this book is about demons. But where Jennings stands above the rest is that she gives us demons with a conscience. Yeah… who could have seen that coming?

I love that she dared to go so far outside of the box it made turning each page more and more thrilling the further I got into it. Twists and turns in every corner, you never really knew what to expect. Really the only thing I could count on was the honest characters of the characters. For a group of beings that you would blindly think would be all about pain and lies, the Se7en really weren’t. I found it so refreshing and mind-opening to cross into boundaries I’d yet to explore. I loved the bond that they shared; something that could only come from millions of lifetimes together. The kind that comes from a trust that can’t be given, only earned. I loved that they had morals and a code of ethics and lines even they wouldn’t cross any longer. It made them all the more relatable and easy to fall in love with. I found myself invested in each and every one of them and dreaded the moment the story would come to an end. Each of the se7en was so complex that even though we barely scratched the surface, I could easily see there being enough content for them to each get their own books. Wishful thinking on my part…

If there were two words I could come up with to describe L and Eden, it would be tortured soul. I don’t think I’ve ever READ such tortured souls before. I loved how authentic their pain was; they actually had legitimate reasons to believe as they did and weren’t just full of self-deprecation as so often characters are. I loved that from the beginning you could tell they were meant to be together, in some way shape or form, you just couldn’t see how. The back and forth, the desperation, the let down, the heartache, all in the midst of everything else that was going on only served to legitimize my hopes for them. I totally dug that even when they were fighting each other, they were fighting FOR each other. The steam factor between these two was off the charts. I got more from scenes with them where they merely exchanged a heated glance than other scenes in book where actual penetration happens. That’s how phenomenally detailed the writing was. Jennings led this horse to water and then drowned me. And yes, I was totally referencing a certain scene you’ll soon get to… Whew…

This will not be an easy story to read. What Eden is fighting is always in the background of her mind, literally, and it gets quite graphic. This only heightens the experience and never lets you forget what is really going on. Yes, we are experiencing an epic love story, but there is just so MUCH MORE that barely reaches the surface. And it’s exactly this that will keep me coming back no matter how many installments she delivers in this series. I simply cannot wait for the next book and to further lose my religion!




About S.L. Jennings

S.L. Jennings is a proud military wife to her high school sweetheart, a mom of 3 rowdy boys, and a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. When she’s not obsessing over book boyfriends, you can find her hanging out with a few epic fictional loves at independent bookstores or sipping Bloody Marys at her favorite brunch haunts in Spokane, Washington. She’s a self-proclaimed food snob, makeup junkie and lover of all things shiny, sparkly and kitschy.

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