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Kissing Sin (Riley Jensen, Guardian, Book 2) (edition 2007)

by Keri Arthur

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Title:Kissing Sin (Riley Jensen, Guardian, Book 2)
Authors:Keri Arthur
Info:Dell (2007), Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
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Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur

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This was better than the first book. Everything that was going on, was organized better. There was a pretty big cliff hanger at the end, so it def entices you to read the next in the series.

Riley is becoming quite the badass, and he love life is still pretty crazy. With her only real training is her instincts as a wolf, and she is very capable of taking down some nasty beasties. She's pretty much a Guardian without the title. You can already see some of the effects of the drug that was forced into her, ARC1-23, and how it's increasing her skills/powers(?) ( )
  RozzieReads | Jun 5, 2018 |
Riley Jenson is part werewolf and part vampire and highly desired. Werewolves want her, vampires want her and evil organizations want to capture and breed her. When she wakes up naked beside a dead man and has no recollection on how she got there she knows she is in trouble. Riley must escape captivity and hunt down the mad man behind it all. ( )
  ChelleBearss | Mar 9, 2018 |
Non male anche questo secondo capitolo della saga Riley Jenson Guardian (in Italia Black Moon).
Anche in questo caso gli intrighi sono al centro della trama e Keri Arthur non ci sta certamente rendendo le cose semplici, dipanare il mistero è assolutamente impossibile!

Abbiamo molti indizi, spesso contrastanti tra loro, che ci aiutano capitolo per capitolo a scoprire chi è il Lui che sta muovendo i fili di questa continua caccia alla nostra mezzasangue Riley. O quantomeno sembrano aiutarci.

Ovviamente, giusto per andare sul sicuro, il nostro Lui potrebbe essere perfettamente una Lei. Oppure tutti e due. Un bel grattacapo insomma!

Nel frattempo Riley si riscopre innamorata di Quinn che a sua volta, dopo averla ripetutamente scacciata, si trova a desiderare da lei un rapporto unico ed esclusivo. E’ un vampiro, e i vampiri non dividono ciò che è loro.

Riley, però, non può accettare questo comportamento, per molti motivi. Primo fra tutti è la sua natura di lupa. Per i lupi il sesso è qualcosa di molto impersonale ed è decisamente lontano dalle definizioni umane. I lupi, senza il sesso, soprattutto quando la Luna canta per loro, non possono sopravvivere senza impazzire; e un unico compagno non è proprio considerabile. Soprattutto quando questo non può generare figli o non è la loro anima gemella.

Nel frattempo entra nella vita della nostra quasi-guardiana-ma-no-ancora-non-ho-accettato un nuovo mutante, uno stallone nello specifico, che finirà con il contendersi le sue attenzioni.

Come se un lupo che la vuole ingravidare, un capo che la vuole assoldare contro la sua volontà e un innamorato vampiro iper possessivo non fossero abbastanza.

Sinceramente posso comprendere il desiderio della scrittrice di disincantare il “sesso” e renderlo più o meno al livello di merce di scambio per i Lupi, ma in questo capitolo sono rimasta un po’ infastidita da questo continuo “ribadire” il concetto, ha finito per diventare una scusa o, meglio, a furia di ripetere “Non sono una puttana, è nella mia natura” è proprio a quello a cui si pensa maggiormente. Sarà davvero la sua natura oppure è una stupida scusa? Dopotutto lei stessa parla di “anima gemella”, quindi un rapporto monogamo tra lupi è verosimile, o no?

Riley desidera che Quinn non la valuti alla stregua di una puttana perchè è un modo di vedere il sesso molto “umano” e non desidera un rapporto unico con lui perchè lei è in cerca della sua anima gemella fra i lupi. Senza contare che vuole dei cuccioli, e un vampiro non potrebbe comunque dargliene (anche se la sua stessa esistenza smentisce parzialmente questa asserzione).

Quindi, riassumendo, vuole Quinn, vuole fare sesso quando e con chi vuole, e si infuria se Lui (che Lupo non è) non vuole imbarcarsi in questa “storia” benchè sia attratto da lei. Aiuto, pretende di essere compresa ma non si degna minimamente di “comprendere”, mi pare!

Se non altro non abbiamo a che fare con i soliti problemi fra umana e vampiro che non possono stare insieme perchè… Il sesso potrebbe uccidere l’umana!

Non vedo l’ora di vedere come andrà avanti questa situazione. Sia l’aspetto personale e amoroso della protagonista, sia l’aspetto investigativo… Chissà!

Capitolo leggermente inferiore al precedente ed un tantino confusionario ma sempre bello.

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  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
Originally I was going to review this second book in the Riley Jenson series along with the 3rd book all in one review because I read both books back to back making it hard to separate them. I ultimately decided to just go ahead with separate reviews. So.....

Spoiler Warning: While writing my review I decided that I was going to give away a spoiler. It does not effect the balance of the book. I will not give away anything like Col. Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick but this spoiler is necessary to know for many readers.

What Worked: The opening sequence was straight up thrilling. Reminded me of a mystery/thriller which was totally an awesome beginning. Also through the course of the book the lines between friends and enemies are crossed which makes for some really interesting situations. Riley, herself, is proving to be a strong stand up woman who takes no grief from anyone, even her boss. Although still struggling with her path towards becoming a guardian she is finding that it might just be inevitable.

What Didn't Work: Once again we are bombarded with the werewolf needing sex thing. Arthur's werewolves are sensual creatures who have no sexual hang ups what-so-ever. Meaning what we, as humans, might deem morally wrong (like sleeping with a man you just met 15 minutes ago or having sex with a different man every night) werewolves wouldn't. They are all about free love and sex is just sex. No emotional attachment except to their soul mate once they meet them at which point they would become monogamous. To tell the truth I thought about quitting this book 50 pages into it when I'd already read 2 sex scenes, one of which was with a stranger. Speaking of sex, a deal breaker for many readers would be rape. More specifically in this book Riley finds out she has been date raped. Although Arthur never came out and labeled it, when a woman is drugged and unconscious and a man has sex with her anyway (or purposely I should say) this is rape. The only reason I was able to just gloss over this while reading was because Riley didn't seem to be effected overly much other than to be pissed off. I chalked it up to her being a werewolf but it nagged at me anyway. Speaking of the sex if you're looking for some sort of meaningful sex this book isn't it. (especially after a date rape...right?) Since Arthur's werewolves have sex whenever and with whomever without an emotional attachment the sex is just unsexy. Nothing about any of the sex scenes could be considered sensual IMHO.

One more thing that I thought didn't work was the continuing storyline from book 1 to this one. That storyline still had no closure and will continue into book 3. I prefer books with full and complete story lines only because many people don't read books in order. I actually prefer to read in order but I like the option of doing just the opposite. Continuing story lines make this not an option even though most authors do a decent job of recapping.

In A Nutshell: Despite some really negative points the awesome sauce of a heroine that I believe Riley to be outweighs the bad. I basically had to ignore all the sex and focus on the rest which really made this book a winner for me. Will I read it again? Eh...maybe. Will I read the next...already did. These books are compelling and addicting. Reader beware though on what I've outlined in the What Didn't Work area. ( )
  ChristinaT. | Dec 3, 2016 |
The story is fun and is good to follow. The characters are interresting. Find the sex however exaggerated. a little sex in a book is fun but this is ridiculous. I hope this is better in the next book. ( )
  Emmy_Gerard | Jun 3, 2016 |
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From Melbourne’s gleaming skyscrapers to its throbbing nightclubs, Riley Jenson’s world is raging with danger and desire. A drop-dead-gorgeous werewolf–with a touch of vamp coursing in her blood–Riley works for an organization created to police the supernatural races. But when she wakes up naked and bruised in a barren alley, she knows only that she must run for her life.

Within moments Riley collides with the sexiest man she’s ever seen: steely, seductive Kade, who is fighting a life-and-death battle of his own. With old lovers and enemies gathering around her, Riley knows she is being pursued by a new kind of criminal. Because in Riley’s blood is a secret that could create the ultimate warrior–if only she can survive her own dangerous desires….

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From Melbourne’s gleaming skyscrapers to its throbbing nightclubs, Riley Jenson’s world is raging with danger and desire. A drop-dead-gorgeous werewolf–with a touch of vamp coursing in her blood–Riley works for an organization created to police the supernatural races. But when she wakes up naked and bruised in a barren alley, she knows only that she must run for her life.

Within moments Riley collides with the sexiest man she’s ever seen: steely, seductive Kade, who is fighting a life-and-death battle of his own. With old lovers and enemies gathering around her, Riley knows she is being pursued by a new kind of criminal. Because in Riley’s blood is a secret that could create the ultimate warrior–if only she can survive her own dangerous desires….

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In the sequel to Full Moon Rising, Riley Jenson--half-werewolf and half-vampire--joins forces with Kade, a sexy warrior, as they flee for their lives from a new and deadly conspiracy aimed at creating the ultimate warrior.

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