Fall in love with a mysterious and tortured hero in this #1 New York Times bestselling author's steamy, suspenseful romance about an "irresistible" (Booklist) British alpha and the one woman who may be able to save him -- as long as he can protect her from his dark past.
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Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she's so carefully built-putting her right back in the crosshairs of danger she's been so desperate to avoid.
When Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining armor, Izzy can't help thinking she's been saved from one threat and exposed to another. His imposing physique, the harsh lines of his face, and the wariness of everyone who comes close are just a few clues to Theo Kane's notorious reputation. The man is positively terrifying. But with Izzy, he's tender and a complete gentleman, and her fascination with the mysterious beast of a man becomes too powerful for her to walk away.
As Theo's demons come to light, running becomes even more impossible. And yet staying together could doom them both.
Malpas (The Forbidden) pairs off a ruthless club owner and a distraught nurse in this devastatingly effective contemporary. Izzy White is taking a shortcut home from her London hospital when she crosses paths with an injured young woman named Penny. Theo Kane arrives to help Penny, whom he calls the daughter of an old friend, and falls hard for Izzy. Though Izzy is still reeling from an agonizing experience with an abusive client turned stalker, she quickly falls into a tumultuous relationship with Theo. His own dark history makes him react badly to unexpected touch, but he holds back from explaining why. After a violent man from Izzy's past catches up with them, Theo and Izzy reach an impasse that could close the door on their love forever. Malpas's sexy love scenes scorch the page, and her sensitive, multilayered hero and heroine will easily capture readers' hearts. A taut plot and a first-rate lineup of supporting characters make this a keeper.
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4.25 stars—passionate / obsessive
4.25 stars--GENTLEMAN SINNER by Jodi Ellen Malpas is a contemporary adult, stand alone, erotic, dark romance story line focusing on thirty-one year old, businessman Theo Kane, and twenty-seven year old, ER nurse Izzy White.
NOTE: Due to the graphic nature of the story line there may be some triggers for more sensitive readers.
Told from first person point of view (Izzy) with an epilogue from Theo, GENTLEMAN SINNER follows the building relationship and love between thirty-one yea old, businessman Theo Kane, and twenty-seven year old, ER nurse Izzy White. Izzy White, trying to help an injured woman in a dirty alleyway, finds herself the victim of assault, only to be rescued by a tall, dark and mysterious stranger who isn’t willing to let go of our story line heroine. Imposing and demanding, Theo Kane, a broken and damaged man, constantly rides the edge of darkness, a darkness that is about to pull him under. What ensues is the building relationship and romance between Theo and Izzy, and the potential fall-out as Theo spirals out of control forcing Izzy out of his life.
Theo Kane is a fractured anti-hero; a man whose demons control every aspect of his life, a life of secrets hidden behind locked doors and dangerous behaviour. Falling for Izzy pushes Theo to the edge of his control, an edge that is slippery with little chance of recovery. Izzy White knows much about pain and suffering but meeting Theo Kane sparks something deep within our story line heroine, something that calls to, and answers that something deep within Theo Kane.
The relationship between Theo and Izzy is one of immediate attraction but Theo’s need to control sends all kinds of red –flags to our story line heroine, red flags that that continue to accumulate as their relationship deepens. The $ex scenes are passionate, erotic and intense.
We are introduced to Theo’s best friend/body guard/ driver/ partner Callum; his mother Judy; Penny, the butler Jefferson; and Izzy’s best friend Jess. There is definitely something brewing between Jess and Callum-let’s hope the author has plans to continue their story.
The world building focuses on Theo’s obsession with Izzy White, an obsession that crosses the line for a woman whose past is shaped by a world of threats and shadows. We are witness to Theo’s downfall and growth; and Izzy’s strength to save the man with whom she is falling in love.
GENTLEMAN SINNER is a raw, real and gritty romance; a tragic tale of survival and the repercussions of pain and anger. The premise is passionate; the romance is obsessive; the characters are charismatic and captivating.
The Gentleman Sinner
Forgive me for I have sinned!! OMG and sinning has never been so enthralling. Jodi I loved it. The characters will melt into your heart if you are a lover of Jodi’s writing ...you will not be disappointed. Theo is AMAZING!! He reminded me of a self deprecating Jesse with Miller thrown in for a gentler side. Theo’s secrets weave a page turning story of abuse, its affects, overcoming and having hope all entwining with Izzy. They both are broken and in violent ways. Watching them find their way back is heartbreaking until you get to where a catastrophic fight and near death of her soulmate arcs the story in another direction. Callum his lifelong friend...hope he is getting his own book cause that boy is hot hot hot!!
Only during the hospital scene where Theo codes am I holding my breath for the umteenth time...a little corny on the wake up but it does happen!! Loved that he became a dad too!!!! Total evolution of the character but the story held true to what they represented.
Izzy and Theo
I’m not surprised, I loved this book .. it was fantastic! JEM once again put us through plot twist and turns that have you happy, mad, frustrated and then happy again!! Easy 5 stars from me!!