Wendy reviews ‘Sin’s Thief’ (Vampires of Vadin 3) by Shelby Rhodes. Publlished by Siren Publishing October 23, 2018, released for Amazon November 28, 2018, 127 pages.
[Siren Classic ManLove: Alternative, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, MM, shape-shifter, vampires, HEA] Fouled mouthed, snarky and overly pessimistic, Cecil Baxter’s rules for life are to trust no one and to never become attached. Since birth, his life has been one pitfall after another. But when freedom was a fingertip away, Sin, a sophisticated man with a vocabulary to match, jumped in his path. Thrown into a world he doesn’t understand, Cecil finds himself breaking all his rules just for a chance to be with Sin. Sin Draven, leader of the Draven Zaytari, knows he has quirks. Many would see him as an overly calm, civilized individual. However, people often forget that almost everyone has darkness inside them and Sin is no exception. When approached by a hurt young man his honor demanded he help, thief or not. That instance leads to Sin finding the one thing he has always wanted–a home. When outside forces, misunderstandings, and inner turmoil pulls them apart, they must fight their fears before all is lost. Note: This book contains self-harm and touches on suicide and depression.
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I f’love this series! I was hooked when I read the first Vampires of Vadin and it just keeps getting better!
In this book we get to meet Sin Draven who is the leader of the Draven Zaytari (think police vampires that make sure all the monsters are kept in line…or else).
Sin is so calm and sophisticated. He doesn’t tolerate swearing or vulgar behavior and has a soft spot for the down and out. You just know that there’s more to his story than meets the eye and the saying “still waters run deep” was next to Sin’s picture in the dictionary lol!
He’s in charge of a vast area and has to travel but my favorite place was the first headquarters/mansion that we read about in this book. It has a beautifully put together and stately facade but that’s just it… it turns out that once you enter, all that stately manor stuff goes right out the window and you’re inside a hodge-podge of add on’s and additions that make no sense but are just quirky enough to work. This holding houses a really fun but deadly group of Zaytari that wear down Cecil’s walls and become his family.
Wait… I didn’t mention Cecil? Let me remedy that now!
The very civilized Sin is approached by a young man who he discovers through a series of events, has been severely injured. This young man is Cecil. A brazen thief with a foul mouth and an “I don’t trust anyone, ever” attitude.
It takes time and patience for Cecil to start coming out of his shell and even longer for he and Sin to acknowledge their attraction and act on it. Cecil is one of those characters that you really want something good to happen to because he’s had nothing but bad so far and it still hasn’t broken him completely.
These two have quite the adventure and there’s some serious angst and suspense that I won’t tell you about because it would spoil the book for you.
I suggest reading the series from the beginning. I’m certain that you will be as invested in all the characters as I am because they’re engaging and well written.
I can’t wait for the next book in this series!
10/10 Pots of Gold or 100% recommended
Books have always been a big part of my life. Unfortunately, growing up writing had been a constant struggle for me. So even when my head was filled with stories and characters I never tried to write them down.
It took two degrees in painting to finally gain the confidence to explore writing as a creative outlet. I know, it’s a bit odd to get two degrees in painting and decided to take up writing. But that’s what I did.
I found writing to be a way for me to dive into new adventures and explore new worlds. I now fully intend to explore everything that has been stuck in my head for years. I can only hope that some of you will come with me on my adventure.