I have not read this author before to which I found their writing style and story to be very intriguing. The main male character has had a very dark and difficult childhood but he has strived to make the most of his life. I found him to be a very interesting character with lots of depth. I enjoy the little boy’s character and the love he had for Hamish. There is some M/M romance in this book but the ultimate story is an F/M romance, so some readers may have an issue with this but the context of this story it does play a pivotal part of Hamish’s adult life. So if you have not read an M/M genre before this might just be the story that will ease you into reading something different, but if it’s not your thing then I would pass on this book. I have only read one other male romance before this one and must same I found these scene’s quite nice to read. I received an ARC copy of this book for my voluntary honest review.
Blossom was a woman that was born with wealth, love and power in her life, she was used to getting what she wanted and what she wanted was a new Chef. To get that chef was not going to be easy, she wants her own restaurant to be as classy and the food as wonderful as this restaurant. It was just an extra bonus that the head chef sexy and cute as well as the best chef she has ever had the pleasure of eating their food. Hamish did things to her that no other man as ever done by just being in her thoughts or in the same room. She doesn’t have relationships with men just one night stands as she can never trust that they just want her and not my money.
Hamish only ever had one person who took the time to care and help him during is live and that was Wade. Wade took Hamish under his wing years ago when Hamish start chef college to follow his dream to become a great chef and they still work together now that Hamish is one of the best in the city. Hamish is a man of his word so when he makes a promise to you it’s a promise you can guarantee to be kept. This might just be a personal trait that Hamish may regret as he makes a promise to Wade, this promise may put Hamish in a position he has never been before it is will be one of the biggest life lessons he will experience. Wade will teach him how to Love, Trust and Understand in a very person and different way to the world Hamish lives in now. Hamish is a one night stand kind of guy he will never stay the night, never take them home.
His first impression of Blossom was she was obnoxious and arrogant was she sat in the restaurant where he words and offered him a job straight out in front of everyone. He thinks she is rude as he turns her down directly and walks away hoping to not see her again even though she is sexy as hell.
Hamish’s life has changed lately due to Jonesy a 7-year-old who lives in his building with his drug addictive mother. He has a life that Hamish is all too familiar with, that he must help him in any way he can if it is only to feed him once a day after work.
Title: Born to Sin
Series: The Born Series
Author: A.L Simpson
Genre: Steamy Contemporary
Published: January 2016
Cover Designer: Susan Horsnell
Publisher: Susan Horsnell T/A Cocky Romance Publishing
I was born to an alcoholic mother and alcoholic, drug dealing father. Not a good start to life for a young boy. I was born to sin.
I’ve lied, cheated, assaulted, been an adulterer and stolen. It’s how one survives the ‘hood’. I have a reputation for being the ‘bad boy’, the fuck ’em and leave ’em type. I have never spent the night with a woman and I have never brought a woman home. We ‘play’ at her place and as soon as I’m done, I leave.
After fleeing my home at the age of thirteen and living on the streets – an option I found better than being with my parents, my life is turned around by an elderly lady.
I educate myself, become an award-winning chef and return to the ‘hood where I rent an apartment. I love and care about no-one and nothing except my Harley Motorcycle. It’s here I met Jonesy and he takes my life in a whole new direction. Along with Wade, a fellow chef and the only person I can trust, the pair teach me how to love. Not only myself, but others.
I’m a wealthy Restaurateur thanks to an inheritance I received when my father passed.
I live in a penthouse apartment in the ‘rich’ part of the city.
Being pampered and spoiled all my life has turned me into a woman who sees something she wants and, like a dog with a bone, I won’t let go until it’s mine. I’m a winner. I ALWAYS win.
I don’t have relationships with men. One night stands suit me just fine. I can’t trust it’s me they want and not my money.
I meet Hamish by chance when I’m on the hunt for a new Head Chef. He treats me like I’m not worth a second thought. I’ve never been treated this way and I decide at that moment, I will make Hamish mine.
Hamish has no interest in the pampered Blossom but for some reason she gets under his skin.
Then, something happens that makes him realize, he has fallen in love. Will it be too late? Will tragedy strike before he can hold her in his arms and confess his true feelings?
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