A Touch of Sin

Out of Bounds, Book 1

Julie hasn't been out for a night on the town in three years. She decides to visit her friend's bar, Out of Bounds and meets the sexy sometimes DJ, Sin, who happens to be far from the normal bar inhabitant. Suddenly, life as she knows it changes when she learns Sin is the Welsh god of wisdom and music, and he can shapeshift into the shape of a tiger! Her attraction to Sin takes backseat to helping Hal save his bar.

I’ve always been one of those girls that loves a good meet-at-a-bar romance novel. It might be my love of bad boys and biker chicks, but I've always loved getting my hands on books revolving around a bar. This book is far from the cliche bar romance that I'm used to. It was fun, original, and very intriguing. There was something about the book that kept me wanting more.

There were a few things that kept this book from being a five star read. Within twenty minutes of meeting Julie, Sin confesses his deepest, darkest secrets. What the heck? I have friends I've known for years that don't know my secrets, and he just blurts his out? Crazy. The characters move too fast for my taste, even though this is a shorter book than usual. It's also an issue that quite a few authors have, putting everything out there and not leaving any mystery. Mystery and curiosity are what keeps a reader's interest.

All-in-all, this wasn't a bad story. I enjoyed the plot and the characters very much. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author and I hope her writing continues to get better.


Book Blurb for A Touch of Sin

Christy Gissendaner takes you on a fantastic adventure in the first book of her new Out of Bounds series. You may have to rethink your definition of Sin when you meet the hot, hunky God of music and wisdom in a wildly entertaining romance novel sure to become a favorite. Danger, passion, and yes, sin await you in A Touch of Sin

Julie Hendricks is a thirty-year-old workaholic who goes to her friend’s bar to meet him for a drink. It’s her first night out in years, and she envisions a normal evening. Instead, she meets Sin, a sexy karaoke DJ who’s not what he seems, and her idea of normal goes completely out the window.

Sin is actually Taliesin, the Welsh god of music and wisdom. For fun, he helps his old college football buddy at the local bar, Out of Bounds. His buddy’s prim friend captures his attention, and he soon reveals more of himself than he usually does.

Julie's attraction to Sin is immediate, even though she doubts she could ever please a god. When her friend’s business is threatened, Julie must help hunt down the enemy while resisting falling in love with the dangerously intriguing Sin.

Content Notes: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sexy Spicy Romance, Gods and Goddesses, Musicals and Music, Shifters


Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2013 4.00