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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stronger Than Sin by Caridad Pineiro 4*

Title: Stronger Than Sin
Author: Caridad Pineiro
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: * * * *
Publishers Date: November 1, 2010
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 0446543845
FTC Disclosure: Bought

It's been six months since Liliana Carrera helped her brother rescue Caterina Shaw from Wardwell Laboratories, a group of fringe scientists experimenting on human beings. Now, Liliana--with funding from the FBI--has set up a new facility to continue testing the inhibitor complex, a cure for the patients of Wardwell. What's even better is the FBI has managed to recover another of the patients, Jesse Bradford.
 When Jesse arrives at Liliana's facility, he has been drugged and displays violent erratic behavior. As Liliana helps him detox, Jesse demonstrates strange powers--superhuman strength and the ability to heal quickly.
 Despite their growing attraction, Jesse is secretive and Liliana remains fearful of him. Eventually he admits that Wardwell scientists threatening his sister's life in order to maintain control over him and his powers. As they try to locate her, they begin to suspect that the scientists may have corrupted the FBI. Unless they can discover Wardwell's master plan soon, Jesse's sister, the other patients, and an unknown number of innocent people, will pay the price.

What can I say about this series other than I love it and Stronger Than Sin was ever bit as fast paced and exciting as Sins of the Flesh. These are not your momma’s paranormals! These are a whole different type of paranormal than the vampire/werewolf variety, but just as totally satisfying. The level of suspense and mystery is built to a very splashy finish and I’m pleased to see that Pineiro has at least two more books in this series coming out so we can return to her world soon. This book can be read as a stand alone but why would you want to.  It is a much richer book if read with Sins of the Flesh. While definitely a paranormal, this book is scariest because the medical aspects of it are not too far out there to make you wonder what if?
We met Dr Lilianna Carrera in the first book and her rich Hispanic heritage is very central in making her the type of doctor and person she is. I loved getting a peek inside her family and it added so much to the book. She is determined to figure out what the “mad scientists” have done to the DNA of their patients and help find a cure so that they can regain control of their lives. This was a very easy and fast read. I finished it in hours as I did not lay it down once I got about a third into it.


1.  Sins of the Flesh (2009)

2.  Stronger Than Sin (2010)

3.  The Lost (Aug 2011)

4.  The Claimed (April 2012)


Linda Henderson said...

I have this book but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I know I'll enjoy it because I always love her books.

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SiNn said...

ty for the review I love Caridad's work

Pam S said...

Became a fan of Caridad's through her Nocturne books. Have read the first book in this series and enjoyed... this one is in my tbr to take up soon.

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Krystal said...

I've just marked this book as a t-read on Good Reads :)

mbreakfield said...

Great review! I have this in my TBR pile. I really need to read it.