Gabriel Hendricks used to be a priest. The church excommunicated his ass when he refused to cover up a sexual scandal that exposed the hypocrisy and twisted ideology of organized religion.
Abandoning his faith gave Gabriel time to care for one of his parishioners-turned-mentor at the end of the man’s long life. Following his death, Gabriel inherited priceless relics along with a luxurious Manhattan penthouse to store them in. Adrift in a city full of temptations, he has a fortune large enough to indulge any of his wicked whims.
He and his dog Goliath are settling in when the building’s manager, Everly Wright, makes Gabriel feel a little too at home in his new surroundings. As he struggles to find inner peace, he begins to realize that caring for others is still part of his calling, just in an entirely new—and very erotic—way.
Lost, Gabriel seeks to regain balance in his life and decide for himself what’s good for his soul…even if it makes him a sinner of the worst sort.
Love this series!!!
**Received ARC for a fair and honest review**
Sinner is book 3 in the Penthouse Pleasures series. I'd rate this book at 4.5 stars! I've been wanting Gabriel's story since we learned about him in Taboo and this book doesn't disappoint!! This book can be read as a standalone, however there is a lot of stuff that happens in the first book that makes it best if read in order.
Gabriel is lost since he left the priesthood. Coming into some money has given him a place to stay, but his own self deprecation isn't helping him any, and lusting after the building manager is just the icing on the cake of his own misery.
Everly is the building manager and after Goliath, Gabriel's dog is shot protecting a neighbor, she comes around daily to help care for him, and it doesn't hurt that the owner while brooding is hot. When Everly comes to get Goliath for a walk and walks in on the owner, things will start to get very heated!
I really enjoyed this book and flew through it. I enjoyed the chemistry between the characters, the discourse, the story line. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is 1. I wanted more of Gabriel's backstory- they briefly touch on his childhood, but gloss over it so much it leaves you really wanting that story. 2. The ending, while it is a HEA, they just barely get together and poof it's over. I really wanted more!! While you get glimpses of the previous characters in the stories, which I do love, I don't think it's enough to omit the ending... even an epilogue or something. Anyways... overall, I really did enjoy this book, and have enjoyed this series tremendously! Can't wait for the next book in the series! Hope this helps! Happy Reading!!!