Sin with Me (Original Sin, #1)
Sin with Me is the first book in a four-book contemporary romance series by New York Times bestselling author, JA Huss, and veteran actor and writer, Johnathan McClain. Each full-length novel will release three weeks apart starting on March 6, 2018.***Two broken people in a city fueled by sin.Maddie isn’t looking to be saved. She knows the only person you can count on is yourself. Her moral compass might not point true North these days—but at least she’s still standing.The Military taught Tyler about loyalty. Being there for your brothers is the only thing that matters—but when it mattered most, he wasn’t.She’s got a ticket straight to Hell. He’s already been there and back. She needs to win. He just needs to stop fighting.Some sins scar your soul so deeply, you'll never be the same.But this Devil in disguise might just be the angel he needs to forgive himself.

Sin with Me (Original Sin, #1) Details

TitleSin with Me (Original Sin, #1)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 6th, 2018
PublisherScience Future Press
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GenreRomance, Contemporary

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Sin with Me (Original Sin, #1) Review

  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    View the BOOK TRAILER HERE: https://www.youtube.com/embed/EFBkK1u...Sin with Me is the first of four books in the Original Sin series, this is also the first release of the writing duo of JA Huss and Johnathan McClain. As a reader who has devoured all things Julie, this was a new experience and one that I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to get. It was erotic, melancholy and stunning. The first book builds the suspense and leaves you craving more. Two very distinct voices that just came toget View the BOOK TRAILER HERE: https://www.youtube.com/embed/EFBkK1u...Sin with Me is the first of four books in the Original Sin series, this is also the first release of the writing duo of JA Huss and Johnathan McClain. As a reader who has devoured all things Julie, this was a new experience and one that I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to get. It was erotic, melancholy and stunning. The first book builds the suspense and leaves you craving more. Two very distinct voices that just came together in an explosion on the pages. Told in dual POV with a few chapters of dueling dialogues and inner monologues – I have to admit those were some of my favorite moments, there was just something about those moments that allowed the scenes to soar. In the debut, we meet Tyler and Maddie. Two broken souls in the city of sin. There was something tragic about both characters. Tyler, whose scars on the inside, rivaled those on the outside and Maddie, who hadn’t quite figured out how to give up, but wasn’t climbing any further from her hole. She was stuck. Dreaming big but living small. Although this book was sexy as sin and a little tragic, there were these breaks where Tyler’s sarcasm and humor shined. But with each quick witted remark or musing, after the laugh faded you were left feeling like he was just masking his pain. There was a desperation about him. A man who was just waiting out the time left in this life. And Maddie... poor fucking Maddie. I think what I loved most was how easily it was to find pieces of myself in the rubble. This is a gift that this author has. The creation of characters that are just real. They come alive on the pages and they are relatable. Sure, your struggle might not be as dramatic, but man, you just can relate to them. It’s pure fucking magic. Sin with me was BOLD. It was animalistic. And it was FUCKING HEARTBREAKING. One bite of the forbidden and I am addicted.
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  • Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Everybody’s damaged in their own way, it’s just at what level that is the question. Maddie and Tyler are both suffering from trauma that has left them lost in this world. They’re living to just exist. That is until they meet each other and think maybe there might be something bigger. Or is it another opportunity to get knocked back down?Nothing like reading a book that makes you take a look at your own life. Jesus. This book. Despite causing some self reflection, it was also pretty funny. Tyler’ Everybody’s damaged in their own way, it’s just at what level that is the question. Maddie and Tyler are both suffering from trauma that has left them lost in this world. They’re living to just exist. That is until they meet each other and think maybe there might be something bigger. Or is it another opportunity to get knocked back down?Nothing like reading a book that makes you take a look at your own life. Jesus. This book. Despite causing some self reflection, it was also pretty funny. Tyler’s rambling was humorous. But more than anything I kept looking at Tyler and Maddie’s connection. I knew there was more to it. If you’ve read Huss before then you know something big is about to happen.I always find it interesting how JA Huss pieces a story together. I’m always looking for the clues and I just need to be patient and let her take me there. This is the first book she has written with Jonathan McClain and you can feel his presence in the story. It was a great blend of both writers. These two work really well together.This story was very fast pace. I was at the end before I knew it and trying to keep turning pages because they did not just leave us with this huge cliffhanger! Gah! I need the next book! ARC provided by authors.
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  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    January 1, 1970
    LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | KOBO | iBOOKS |Book 1 of 4 (all released by May 2018)Blurb:Two broken people in a city fueled by sin.Maddie Clayton isn't looking to be saved. She knows the only person you can count on is yourself. Her moral compass might not point true North these days--but at least she's still standing.The military taught Tyler Bell about loyalty. Being there for your brothers is the only thing that matters--but when it mattered most, he wasn't.She's got a ticket straight to Hell. He LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | KOBO | iBOOKS |Book 1 of 4 (all released by May 2018)Blurb:Two broken people in a city fueled by sin.Maddie Clayton isn't looking to be saved. She knows the only person you can count on is yourself. Her moral compass might not point true North these days--but at least she's still standing.The military taught Tyler Bell about loyalty. Being there for your brothers is the only thing that matters--but when it mattered most, he wasn't.She's got a ticket straight to Hell. He's already been there and back.She needs to win. He just needs to stop fighting.Some sins scar your soul so deeply, you'll never be the same.But this Devil in disguise might just be the angel he needs to forgive himself.Books in Original Sin series should be read in order:Book 1: Sin with MeBook 2: Angels FallBook 3: Flesh into FireBook 4: Passion Rising
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  • Carvanz
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my gawd!!! J.A. Huss has always done crazy unlike any other but now with Johnathan McClain they take crazy to a whole new level!!! Maddie’s life hasn’t turned out the way she had thought or planned for it. She’s stripping for a living and she’s got a mobster breathing down her neck even as every endeavor she attempts fails. Life has dumped all over her and there’s not a lot of motivation left for anything other than continuing on in the same vein she’s been traveling for the last several year Oh my gawd!!! J.A. Huss has always done crazy unlike any other but now with Johnathan McClain they take crazy to a whole new level!!! Maddie’s life hasn’t turned out the way she had thought or planned for it. She’s stripping for a living and she’s got a mobster breathing down her neck even as every endeavor she attempts fails. Life has dumped all over her and there’s not a lot of motivation left for anything other than continuing on in the same vein she’s been traveling for the last several years. She is despair personified.On the other side of Vegas is Tyler. He’s got enough money to buy God himself and yet he could care less. His life has become a mishmash of drinking, sex, prescription drugs and waiting for the end to finally arrive. With the newly recurring dreams to further torture him he lives out his days in a void with the exception of the crazy that resides in his mind.This story was freaking awesome! From the beginning I felt every moment of anguish and self-flagellation. Neither of these characters felt worthy of anything good in their lives. When they finally meet, the chemistry pours off the page and I was tapping as quickly as possible as these authors drove the expectation higher and higher with each scene. While separately Maddie and Tyler were tortured individuals, together they became something more, something whole…perhaps even something that could move forward instead of being held prisoner in the past?I can’t even express the wild ride this book took me on. I dove in and never once stopped. When I reached the end I was tearing all around the internet trying to find something, anything that was going to shine a little light on what was going to happen next. So yep, it’s a cliffhanger and I’m not a fan of them but OMG! It couldn’t have ended at a more spectacularly timed moment if the devil himself had chosen it. And I’m not sure he didn’t! This advanced reader copy was provided by the authors and this is my willing and honest review.Dual POVSafe – no ow/om dramaTriggers – no blatant triggers with exception of anything mentioned in review
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  • Brandi
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! Just. Holy fucking wow. Yep. This is intense. Like, super fucking intense. I don't have adequate words to describe how I am feeling after finishing this wild ride. And oh, my god. This is one wild ride. One crazy, intense, wild, fucking ride. I don't know what rock Johnathan McClain has been hiding under (just kidding, he hasn't been under a rock, he's been out in the open writing and doing other things, but that isn't the point here), but holy fucking shit where has he been all this time? Wow! Just. Holy fucking wow. Yep. This is intense. Like, super fucking intense. I don't have adequate words to describe how I am feeling after finishing this wild ride. And oh, my god. This is one wild ride. One crazy, intense, wild, fucking ride. I don't know what rock Johnathan McClain has been hiding under (just kidding, he hasn't been under a rock, he's been out in the open writing and doing other things, but that isn't the point here), but holy fucking shit where has he been all this time? He's the voice this romance world needs. And Julie, oh, we all know and love Julie at this point. But she did something extra special here. She did something so extraordinarily Huss, yet not. And there's really no way to explain that unless you've read her other work, not to mention this book. It's just phenomenal. Bring these two together? BOOM. Big fucking explosion. Of the figurative sense, for sure. And maybe of the literal sense. I have no idea. I'm sure something could have exploded during the writing and/or reading of this book. I know that my mind basically exploded, but that's figurative again so....Tyler Morgan. Well, shit. I think I have a new man to love. See, he's so not book boyfriend material. He's the antihero, despite the weird circumstances in which he keeps showing up. But he's not the antihero we've come to know and love from Huss. He's a new antihero. Because I'm pretty sure there are times when you'll think he's batshit crazy and you'll want to run in the other direction. But then there are those times where he's got you droppin' panties because he's so unbelievably dirty. "Tell me how to fuck you. Because if you don't, you're just gonna have to get it the way I like to give it." I mean, come the fuck on. You know you dropped the panties when he said that. And that alley scene?! Just Jesus Christ. Yes. Please. However you want to give it. Anyway, do you want to know about the book? I assume if you've made it this far it's because you've enjoyed my rambling and could give a shit about what the book actually contains, but in case you do care, here ya go: Tyler Morgan. Hot AF crazy man with more money than he could ever spend. Maddie. Off her rocker stripper. Both hate Halloween. Seems like a good enough combo to keep the story going. And it does. It goes and goes and goes...And then it ends. And book two will be out in a few weeks, so until then, we just have to wait and see what happens with Tyler and Maddie.
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    UPDATE!!BAM!! That’s how you get it done. Talk about starting a series off with a BANG!! Sinful, delicious, mysterious, intriguing, and HOT, JA Huss and Johnathan McClain delivered everything I look for in a novel. Tyler and Maddie are two broken people who just meshed and I loved them both. The more you read, the more the puzzle pieces start coming together and it’s like crazy addicting. “We are urgent, angry, and needy. She is a fallen angel and I am sin itself.”I need MORE. I’m so FLIPPING ex UPDATE!!BAM!! That’s how you get it done. Talk about starting a series off with a BANG!! Sinful, delicious, mysterious, intriguing, and HOT, JA Huss and Johnathan McClain delivered everything I look for in a novel. Tyler and Maddie are two broken people who just meshed and I loved them both. The more you read, the more the puzzle pieces start coming together and it’s like crazy addicting. “We are urgent, angry, and needy. She is a fallen angel and I am sin itself.”I need MORE. I’m so FLIPPING excited to take this ride and I know it’s gonna be wild!! Loved it!!! 😍😍😍________________________________________Holy Cow in the meadow. Freakin amazing. I need time to process. Will share my thoughts ASAP but damn, make sure you preorder!!!
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  • Wendy LeGrand
    January 1, 1970
    If you follow my reviews it is no secret to you that I read a lot of JA Huss. Her stories, her writing style, her world building all just resonate with me and I feel like I've found a kindred spirit in this author and maybe she really "gets me". I don't think I'm alone with these thoughts, I think a lot of her readers feel the same way, and she's created a small (12,000 member) Facebook group for her avid readers who devour her books. It feels like a family in there. Well, Julie has introduced a If you follow my reviews it is no secret to you that I read a lot of JA Huss. Her stories, her writing style, her world building all just resonate with me and I feel like I've found a kindred spirit in this author and maybe she really "gets me". I don't think I'm alone with these thoughts, I think a lot of her readers feel the same way, and she's created a small (12,000 member) Facebook group for her avid readers who devour her books. It feels like a family in there. Well, Julie has introduced a new member into the family. Her writing partner, Johnathan McClain. They've paired up to write a four book series together. I was of course curious to see how these two were going to collaborate and craft these stories. Would it still feel like a Julie book? What was Johnathan going to bring to the table? I needn't have worried at all. This is classic Julie, with an added dash of supreme wit that is Johnathan McClain. Tyler and Maddie are two very damaged people who are just trying to keep going each and every day. Tyler by losing himself in booze and sex, and Maddie visualizing she's climbing a never-ending mountain. Neither one in a place they thought they would be. But time and circumstances have beaten them down. Throw in some pretty devastating life events, and you're left with two shells of their former selves.Told in dual point of view, Julie and Johnathan craft such an intensely layered story that I felt like I was a fly on the wall, living and breathing alongside these people. Tyler Morgan, he is probably the most refreshing character I've read about in a long time. This dude lives half his life inside his head! Internal monologue can sometimes be a tricky thing in a book. If it's too long or tedious, it can detract from the story, but let me just say, it totally works in this one! The thoughts that run through Tyler's head at any given time are completely hilarious! I'm super fucking witty. Everybody says so. I agree!! He is super fucking witty. And interesting. He's more interesting than The Most Interesting Man in the World. By far. But Tyler has a lot of demons he is fighting, ones that have had ahold of him for way too long. The only thing that seems to be a saving grace for him is Maddie. Maddie has been pushing through each day for the past seven years. Nothing seems to work out for her, and she just keeps making one mistake after another with her life. No matter how much she keeps climbing that mountain, she never makes any progress. But when she's with Tyler she finds a peace she hasn't felt in a very long time. Put these two together, and they are explosive. We are fire. We are combustion. We are the raging inferno of purifying flame that will singe away all our pain and leave us barren and ready to begin again. In the punishing passion that we share, we can torture away whatever nightmares plague us and both wake born anew. With three more books to go and just a few hints so far as to what is coming, Maddie and Tyler have a long road ahead of them. The question in my head at this point is, will they be taking that road together or will they continue to struggle through alone? I sure hope not because together, I think they are a force to be reckoned with. She is a fallen angel and I am sin itself. I can't wait to see what this angel and this devil have in store for us!
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  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    January 1, 1970
    This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews *I received a free copy of [title] from [publisher] via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Sin With Me is dark, twisted, hot, sinful and fast-paced. Following Maddie and Tyler, each in their own chapters, the story is well done, and filled with both danger and hope. Story: Sin With Me is set in Las Vegas, and follows a young woman, who is a stripper - but not by choice. The othe This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews *I received a free copy of [title] from [publisher] via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Sin With Me is dark, twisted, hot, sinful and fast-paced. Following Maddie and Tyler, each in their own chapters, the story is well done, and filled with both danger and hope. Story: Sin With Me is set in Las Vegas, and follows a young woman, who is a stripper - but not by choice. The other main character, Tyler, is suffering from PTSD, but trying his best to stay afloat. By numbing all his senses. By trying to stay awake so his dreams won't take him back to places he has no want to revisit. This doesn't work too well for him, and thanks to a very good friend, he is not able to stay solely in his head.Both Tyler and Maddie hate Halloween - which is coming up. And they need to find something to do so they won't suffer too much from their loss, disappointment and self-loathing. After a chance-meeting at Maddie's work, they become infatuated with each other. Neither of them can understand why, but they have a strong feeling of belonging when they are together.The ending was a whirlwind of feelings, and I am so happy the next book is out in only two weeks, because I need it. I have to know what will happen to Maddie... Characters: Tyler has a dark past, and no real view of how his future could be any better. Until he starts dreaming of an angel... one who seems so very real - but whom he cannot save.Maddie is a disappointment. At least she is to herself. Always coming up with a new scheme for a business, but never quite able to make it work. Stripping to pay the rent. And on the run from a dangerous man who feels like she owes him a lot of money.Evan is Tyler's best friend. And he knows part of why Tyler is hiding from everyone and everything. But he's doing his best to bring Tyler out of his shell and start living again.Dr. Eldridge is Tyler's psychiatrist, and to say she's rather unconventional is the understatement of the year. She was extremely refreshing, though, and I sure hope she'll show up in the next books as well. Writing style : Sin With Me is written in first person present tense, with chapters from either Tyler's or Maddie's point of view. I also have to say that I'm very impressed, because having read a lot of Huss's books, I was not able to see who had written what in this story - which means that the two writers managed to mesh their styles perfectly. Feels : First of all, I definitely felt the characters' anguish, and how they were disappointed in themselves. How they didn't have much hope for the future. Mostly because they didn't think they deserved anything good in life. I need to know more about them, but I felt like I should infuse them with some hope and some real dreams!But very predictable. And I like predictable, so I don't even mind it. Because in my experience, surprises are very rarely a good thing. Predictable is safe. Predictable has rules. It makes sense.I dunno if it's because I just went car-shopping or if there's some other reason this pops into my head but I pull the first name I can think of out of the air,. "Ford, I'm Ford." "Ford what?" she asks.I stumble for a second. "Uh..." Then I just decide to go with the car theme and pick out the first car company that comes to me, Aston Martin. "Um, Aston. I'm Ford Aston."Silence. Can. Have. Weight.And the silence in the small room after my big outburst is intensely heavy.
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  • Shayna
    January 1, 1970
    “She is a fallen angel and I am sin itself.” Now THAT is how you begin a damn series! WOW! Just wow! I’m amazed! I’m stunned! I’m blown away by the magnitude that this book affected me! Maddie and Tyler are an absolute MYSTERY, but they are also being weighed down by certain demons. They are indeed broken in their own way, but when their paths cross, there is no going back. The mystery begins to unfold and the rollercoaster ride of passion begins!SIN WITH ME is book #1 in a four-book contempora “She is a fallen angel and I am sin itself.” Now THAT is how you begin a damn series! WOW! Just wow! I’m amazed! I’m stunned! I’m blown away by the magnitude that this book affected me! Maddie and Tyler are an absolute MYSTERY, but they are also being weighed down by certain demons. They are indeed broken in their own way, but when their paths cross, there is no going back. The mystery begins to unfold and the rollercoaster ride of passion begins!SIN WITH ME is book #1 in a four-book contemporary romance series by the dynamic duo that consists of bestselling author J.A. Huss and veteran actor and writer, Johnathan McClain. Co-written romances are tough, as you may well know, but these two created something so incredibly emotional, sexy, and mysterious…it was written like it was done with one mind, one soul, one heart. I have no idea how they pulled it off, but HOLY SHIT, did they! And this is only the first one! I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds a little more in the next book.This isn’t a sprint! It’s a marathon! Remember that, when you dive into this book! There is no instant gratification here…well, maybe some sexual gratification, but shit will not be solved after book one. Four books, people! FOUR BOOKS! But the authors are doing us a solid and not making us wait long between releases, and for that I will be forever grateful, because I already NEED MORE dammit! More mystery…more passion…more suspense…more EVERYTHING!Maddie and Tyler are each and every one of us. You will find a piece of yourself in one or the other, or maybe you will see yourself in both of them. Either way, they will take a chunk out of your heart and keep it for themselves. You will want to jump through the pages and help fight their demons for them, I guarantee it. You will become addicted, a prisoner for the words of these two great writers. SIN WITH ME is only the beginning, but I can’t wait to dive back into this raw and gritty world that these two have created! I’m in AWE of their talent and I’m so happy that they found one another to bring us characters that we will never forget!
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  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    January 1, 1970
    ‘I know that she’s not really my angel, and that we’re in the back of a filthy fucking strip club, and that everything in me right now that feels hopeful and warm is a fucking lie. I know that. But I don’t give a shit. Because there is something there.’We devoured Sin With Me by JA Huss and Johnathan McClain in one sitting. It was fast paced, dark, hot and twisted with a stellar humorous sarcasm threaded through it. The writing was brilliant and this partnership was flawless and seemed effortles ‘I know that she’s not really my angel, and that we’re in the back of a filthy fucking strip club, and that everything in me right now that feels hopeful and warm is a fucking lie. I know that. But I don’t give a shit. Because there is something there.’We devoured Sin With Me by JA Huss and Johnathan McClain in one sitting. It was fast paced, dark, hot and twisted with a stellar humorous sarcasm threaded through it. The writing was brilliant and this partnership was flawless and seemed effortless. The characters were screwed up emotionally just how we love them and the storyline packed quite the punch. Told in dual POV we absolutely fell in love with and connected to both characters; losing our hearts to Tyler immediately. We are dying to get our grabby hands on the next instalment in this four part series which are releasing in short succession.‘We are two people filled with the same world of hurt and for some reason, it makes me feel better and worse all at once and I need to know more about him. Because…because I don’t want to see myself in this stranger. I don’t want to see the pain and sadness. Whatever’s bothering him…I want to fix it.’Maddie and Tyler have copious secrets and tremendous emotional baggage, each carrying guilt, heartbreak and disillusionment. Tyler’s inner monologue floored us. It was funny, cocky, vulnerable, confused and so very despondent. He’s a hero who’s lost himself and is tempting the odds at life and living. Under a tough and scarred exterior lies a loving soul and a pure heart. Sometimes we find solace in sadness and question anything that isn’t what we know and recognise. When death doesn’t scare us we walk into peril willingly and confront it with resignation.He has scars all over his body that I don’t want to know about.He fights men with guns like he doesn’t care if he lives or diesHe may think I’m REALLY an angel. Which may make him A CRAZY PERSON.He probably has an actual name but I have no idea what it is.He fucks better than anyone I’ve ever met.I haven’t been able to stop thinking about him.Assessment: This guy is bad news.A reluctant connection, a recognition of souls, broken hearts and shattered dreams. An avoidance of reality. A simple survival existence lost on a self-destructive path. Neither Maddie nor Tyler are necessarily looking to be saved until a surprising recognition of a part of themselves in each other.‘We just stare at each other. Finding something in this moment. In each other. Something we recognise. Like…a dream you forgot and then remember. Or a stranger who feels like an old friend.’Packed full of suspense, raw emotion, explosive passion and an endearing tenderness this series is without question one for readers like us who enjoy dark romance with tortured heroes and strong yet lost heroines. We can say without hesitation that this collaboration is one of our favourites out there right now. Bring on the next instalment because we cannot stop thinking about this story!‘I’m sorry, angel. I’m sorry. I won’t blame you if you hate me. Fuck.’Available to purchase belowAmazon USAmazon UKCome visit and follow us at:✲ TotallybookedBlog✲ TB on Facebook✲ TB on Twitter✲ TB on Pinterest
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  • The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, will this author ever run out of brilliant ideas for her stories? It appears not because she's only gone and done it again and this time as a collaboration with a Hollywood star!!! You heard right. Yes I will put my hands up though and say, initially I was a little sceptical about whether this partnership would work but fear not because Julie and Johnathan absolutely rocked "Sin with me," the first book in the "Original Sin" series and I cannot wait to see what they have in store next for M Wow, will this author ever run out of brilliant ideas for her stories? It appears not because she's only gone and done it again and this time as a collaboration with a Hollywood star!!! You heard right. Yes I will put my hands up though and say, initially I was a little sceptical about whether this partnership would work but fear not because Julie and Johnathan absolutely rocked "Sin with me," the first book in the "Original Sin" series and I cannot wait to see what they have in store next for Maddie and Tyler. We're just a bunch of fuck ups who have to deal with what we've done. For me, "Sin with Me" was a slow burner of a read but in a good way. It really allowed me to get to know each of the main characters as individuals before the main plot took full effect and before a connection between the couple was made. I savoured every second of getting to know these complex, broken individuals and it really helped me get a better understanding of each of them and why they were the way they were. At times this made for difficult reading because these two had been through so much. Initially Tyler left me baffled. His inner monologue appeared erratic at times, jumping from topic to topic and back again, his brain never appearing to switch off. This was a man who had financial means to buy anything and everything his heart desired but it was like the life had been sucked right out of him. There was no drive. No ambition. Just this downward spiral that he had no intention of pulling himself out of. It was tragic to read. What I will say is, bare with him because he is not a conventional book boyfriend and probably not easy to take to at the start but actually the more I got to know him, the more I liked him. He was actually quite the funny guy and had me in stitches so many times. His wit and one liners were class and what should have been an angsty story often had me grinning like a cheshire cat. We are combustion. We are the raging inferno of purifying flame that will singe away all our pain and leave us barren and ready to begin again. In the punishing passion that we share, we can torture away whatever nightmares plague us and both wake born anew. We are each others suicide. In stark contrast to Tyler, Maddie was desperate to do "something." She was the kind of person that would have hair brain ideas on how to get rich quick or how to forge a career for herself but her ideas always ended up going flat. I truly felt for her because you could see that the life she had was not the life she had hoped for but there just didn't seem like a way out for her. Tyler and Maddie were a couple I was rooting for. Both were lost and lonely. Both had their secrets and both had a past that seemed to have affected the people they had become in the present. I felt their hurt and pain, the angst flying off the pages by the bucket load. Yet there was also a humour amongst the pages that seemed to fit so seamlessly. Dark with light, laughter with sorrow... it shouldn't have worked but it did and did so well. She is Eve but I am not Adam. I am the serpent wrenching her out of Eden. And together we are original sin. "Sin with Me" was quirky and funny and heart breaking and melancholic. And boy did Julie and Johnathan bring their A game when it came to the sexy and sinful. This was a fab introduction to what looks to be a fabulous series and as I said earlier in my review, I can't wait to see what happens next for this couple. Was there a cliffy? Yes there was. Was there a moment where everything came together in a WTF moment? Hell yes, this is JA Huss after all. Not long to wait for "Angels Fall" thank god!!!! I rated "Sin with Me" ❤️❤️❤️❤️Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHopelessR...Blog: http://thehopelessromanticsbookblog.b...
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  • Badass Bloggettes
    January 1, 1970
    HOLY….. Cannoli…. I’m at a loss for words.Everyone who knows me knows I love Julie A. Huss’ writing. I buy every book on release day and gift her books to family and friends often. Now I can admit that I felt a little nervous when she announced that she is going to partner with Johnathan McClain on a book series. Every day until the book appeared on my Kindle; I braced myself that a partnership would change the type of stories and, more importantly, Julie’s writing style. Wow did I worry for not HOLY….. Cannoli…. I’m at a loss for words.Everyone who knows me knows I love Julie A. Huss’ writing. I buy every book on release day and gift her books to family and friends often. Now I can admit that I felt a little nervous when she announced that she is going to partner with Johnathan McClain on a book series. Every day until the book appeared on my Kindle; I braced myself that a partnership would change the type of stories and, more importantly, Julie’s writing style. Wow did I worry for nothing! Sin with Me is an outstanding beginning to the Original Sin series by Julie and Johnathan. They work wonderfully together. Their styles meld nicely and flow smoothly into one twisted voice. YEAH! Sin with Me is Tyler Morgan and Maddie Clayton’s story. These two people are struggling with loss. Tyler is a soldier with survivor’s guilt. Maddie lost someone too unexpectedly. She can't move forward with her life. They meet up unexpectedly. There is an immediate attraction that neither of them understands. Maddie fights it but craves Tyler. Maddie is working as a stripper in Las Vegas. She feels abandoned by the people she loves. On the outside, Tyler appears to have it all, but that is a façade. Tyler made a lot of money and doesn't have to work another day. Maddie has dreams but can't stick with anything long enough to make it work. I love how these two characters complement each other. From their first meeting, the chemistry is there even if they aren’t aware it exists. There is something about Maddie that reminds Tyler of his recurring dream. Maddie recognizes their shared pain and the cry for help. The ancillary characters are interesting. Tyler’s friends, especially Evan, are his support. They worry about him and encourage him to forgive himself. Maddie doesn’t have friends, or so she thinks until her acquaintances surprise me, and her too. That is a kind of theme running through the story, how these two are so different but not really. In true JA Huss style, Sin with Me is dark and twisted. Johnathan’s voice adds to the sinfully twisted storyline seamlessly. I love the alternating points of view of Tyler and Maddie. Getting in their heads reveal the depth of their pain and how neither character finds life comfortable even though it wasn't always that way. Honestly, I expected the twist or secret revealed, but I didn’t expect THE SECRET TWIST reveal. I am stressing and still thinking about these characters after several days. What an absolutely poignant and captivating story from beginning to end. I love how these authors take some dark and painful scenes then sprinkle in a little humor relief. The contrast of Tyler’s despair and depression to his macho-protector side when he is around Maddie is charming. The same is true for Maddie. She is holding on to life by a string then when Tyler a.k.a. Ford Aston (that made me laugh) appears she has someone to give her strength and forget. Sin with Me is a cliffhanger. While I am not a cliffhanger fan, this writing duo can whip out books quickly making the gap between books easy. Angels Fall scheduled to release on March 27. The characters and their story are so memorable I know they will be on my mind when the next book drops. I for one can’t wait to see how Tyler and Maddie’s adventures continue. I want more now! Well done Julie and Johnathan. You have a hit! Can’t wait to hear the audio and the Tad guy.
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  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    Sin With Me is the first book in a four-book, romantic suspense series from the new writing team of J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain. Sin With Me beautifully sets up what is sure to be a scintillating four-act story.Maddie, whose stage name is Scarlet, is pretty, petite, and smart, but she has a knack for making bad decisions that have staying power. What is she doing with that degree from LVNU? She is doing nothing lucrative and nothing prestigious. Personal tragedy in her past haunts her daily. Sin With Me is the first book in a four-book, romantic suspense series from the new writing team of J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain. Sin With Me beautifully sets up what is sure to be a scintillating four-act story.Maddie, whose stage name is Scarlet, is pretty, petite, and smart, but she has a knack for making bad decisions that have staying power. What is she doing with that degree from LVNU? She is doing nothing lucrative and nothing prestigious. Personal tragedy in her past haunts her daily. She has surrounded herself with people who are equally stuck in a downward spiral of bad choices and despair. Her situation seems hopeless, and I found myself feeling oppressed with her burdens as well as desperately wanting to help her.Tyler, a veteran with a lucrative patent, has it made financially; however, his multiple tours of duty have left him physically and emotionally scarred. His reality sometimes seems like a bad acid trip. Between the copious amounts of alcohol he consumes and his mood-altering prescriptions, Tyler is clearly losing the battle with his demons. “Will the angel of his dreams drag him to the depths of Hell?” is the million-dollar question.Ms. Huss and Mr. McClain cleverly present their characters. In alternating chapters, Maddie and Tyler give readers their backstory and share the skeletons in their closets. The female-male writing team adds a sense of veracity to the voices of their female and male characters. Maddie is intelligent and hopeful and yet filled with despair. Tyler is humorous in his meandering musings, and he feels doomed and hopeless in his survivor’s guilt. While it felt like I could pick out which author wrote which character, the writing fits like two perfectly matched puzzle pieces.True to Ms. Huss' style, the story is more than it seems. Sin With Me is a lot of character development and story set up. Readers get a punch to the gut reveal and a tantalizing segue to the next book in the series, Angels Fall (due March 27th). The plot has a great pace and a good balance of suspense and hotness. Some of the scenes are surreal (in the Hunter S. Thompson sort of alternative reality way). All in all, Sin With Me is not only an excellent debut as a new writing team, but a fantastic story with a great hook. I for one, am anxiously awaiting the next installment of Maddie and Tyler’s tale.The authors gracious provided an ARC in exchange for my honest review. For more reading recommendations, visit Book Junkie Reviews at https://abookjunkiereviews.wordpress.com
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  • Lg
    January 1, 1970
    In this exciting first book in The Original Sin Series, Julie Huss teams up with Johnathan Mccclain to bring some serious heat and suspense to their debut pairing. They introduce us to a Las Vegas romance like none other. Here we meet Tyler and Maddie. Both have a burning desire to conquer demons of the past, right the wrongs, overcome painful loss and try and move forward to better lives. There are two clear voices heard throughout. Tyler's deflection of his life situations with wit and humor t In this exciting first book in The Original Sin Series, Julie Huss teams up with Johnathan Mccclain to bring some serious heat and suspense to their debut pairing. They introduce us to a Las Vegas romance like none other. Here we meet Tyler and Maddie. Both have a burning desire to conquer demons of the past, right the wrongs, overcome painful loss and try and move forward to better lives. There are two clear voices heard throughout. Tyler's deflection of his life situations with wit and humor tinged with whiskey, along with Maddie's Angel/Devil dichotomy make this couple scorching, heartbreaking and provocative. They share an intense connection right off the bat. Tyler is convinced that Maddie is the one sent to save him, where deep down he knows that their affiliation could combust in a blaze of glory. Add to it an unbelievable twist, this story becomes more explosive than you could imagine! Knowing JA Huss' brilliant crafting of mind f*%kery, this story does not disappoint. Together, Huss and McClain definitely show the range of sexiness, power, love and loyalty.
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  • Jean
    January 1, 1970
    This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.The Mistress of Twisty has met her match in the Rabbi of Raunch and together they are spinning a world of dreams, love and loyalty in the tawdry alleys and strip clubs of Vegas in their all new Original Sin series. It's rare that two writing voices blend together is such seamless harmony. They carry one another to new, uncharted territory through their main characters, a broken vet with a raging case of PTSD and pockets full of what he believes is This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.The Mistress of Twisty has met her match in the Rabbi of Raunch and together they are spinning a world of dreams, love and loyalty in the tawdry alleys and strip clubs of Vegas in their all new Original Sin series. It's rare that two writing voices blend together is such seamless harmony. They carry one another to new, uncharted territory through their main characters, a broken vet with a raging case of PTSD and pockets full of what he believes is blood money and a good girl turned stripper watching the last of her dreams slip through her fingers like so much desert sand.I think my initial gut reaction said it best:Jesus. That was beautifully melancholy and totally fucked up. And absolutely cinematic. The pictures you paint with your words. MORE PLEASE #onehandedoneclick100 glittering neon stars
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  • RentasticReads
    January 1, 1970
    What. A. Ride! And to think, this is only just the beginning. We’ve barely scratched the surface of Tyler and Maddie’s story, which also means—there’s going to be so much more juicer, hotter, dirtier and more heart-stopping things coming up in the next books in the series than what we just witnessed here!In Sin With Me, we’re introduced to Tyler Morgan and Maddie Clayton who are two characters so utterly broken, damaged and trapped in their own nightmares. You’ll feel deep in your bones just how What. A. Ride! And to think, this is only just the beginning. We’ve barely scratched the surface of Tyler and Maddie’s story, which also means—there’s going to be so much more juicer, hotter, dirtier and more heart-stopping things coming up in the next books in the series than what we just witnessed here!In Sin With Me, we’re introduced to Tyler Morgan and Maddie Clayton who are two characters so utterly broken, damaged and trapped in their own nightmares. You’ll feel deep in your bones just how shattered these two are. How grief-stricken and lonely they are. They weren’t even living anymore; they were merely coasting through life, coping in their own way. And it HURT. That sadness truly came across loud and clear to me in this book because even I started to feel the pain and loneliness these characters were feeling. It was surely overwhelming, feeling all these kinds of emotions while being driven to the point of insanity, but in an oddly good way. Because it made me connect with them more. Feel for them and be with them in every single moment. We are combustion. We are the raging inferno of purifying flame that will singe away all our pain and leave us barren and ready to begin again. This book was certainly all kinds of hot and it was immensely seductive, but I guess what drew me even more to this story was how much Tyler and Maddie’s brokenness, that state of feeling lost and despair that they share, pulled them even closer to each other. It was that brokenness that made them find solace in each other’s presence and arms and bodies, and made them... whole. We are each other’s suicide. Midway through, I started to have my own hunch on where things could lead up to, but that didn’t even take an inch away from the intensity levels this book showed me. The build up was that strong in this one. You just get more and more sucked into what you’re reading the farther you go.Sin With Me was undoubtedly dark and twisted and unlike any other I’ve read before. Just the tone of writing, especially with Tyler’s inner ramblings, was enough to pull me into the craziness and uniqueness of this story. I honestly love a book that drives me nuts—like legit batshit crazy, and Ms. Huss has never failed to take me there. But now with Mr. McClain—an equally brilliant and talented actor and narrator—everything was brought to heights I couldn’t have imagined when reading a J. A. Huss book. But it’s here—this book is solid proof. And it was FIRE. My heart and wits were just completely blown to smithereens and I couldn’t get enough.Let me tell you, this brand new writing duo is beyond a match made in heaven. I couldn’t even distinguish who wrote what in this book. Their voices, those precious writing hands, just blended so seamlessly well. And regardless of the insanity and the heart-pounding moments that surrounded Tyler and Maddie’s tale, these two authors were still able to inject a great amount of humor that will make you crack up, balancing out the heavy tone of the book.JH & JM might be the new kids on the block in this co-authoring world, but you’ll soon realize, once you read this book, what a knockout of a GEM they are together. Like they’ve actually been doing this for YEARS. Because it was just. That. Flawless. This series is gearing up to be one of my greats—I just know it. And I’m already bursting at the seams for Angels Fall, what with the ending and cliffhanger we were left with. I’m ready to get thrown back into the flames. My body is ready. My mind is ready. My heart is ready. Bring. It. On.Follow me on: Instagram • Facebook • Twitter
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewJA Huss and Johnathan McClain are a powerhouse writing duo that intoxicated readers right from the start. Sin With Me is the first of four books from the Original Sin Series so ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourself for your newest obsession. The writing was beyond superb and flawless. Every minuscule details of the story line was precise and had that je ne sais quoi that kept you hooked as we are introduced to two broken individuals who ar ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewJA Huss and Johnathan McClain are a powerhouse writing duo that intoxicated readers right from the start. Sin With Me is the first of four books from the Original Sin Series so ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourself for your newest obsession. The writing was beyond superb and flawless. Every minuscule details of the story line was precise and had that je ne sais quoi that kept you hooked as we are introduced to two broken individuals who are just living to exist. But what happens when two damaged souls collide, can salvation be their grace? Sin With Me was raw, gritty, heartbreaking, emotional, and downright intoxicating.I was a prisoner held hostage by Huss and McClain magnetic prose. This book just spoke to you on a beautifully tragic level. So if you are looking for a book that was unforgettable, then this is the book for you. Honestly, Sin With Me is the kind of read that stains your soul, begs you to crave more suspense love….more secrets unraveling of Huss and McClain. As a JA Huss fan, I know it’s pointless to expect a typical romance because one thing I have learned is that she has that magical way to make you addicted. And to top it off to have, Huss team up with McClain then there is no way escaping them because their characters and writing have made their presence felt.
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  • Krista
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsOne of my favorite authors, Julie Huss, has teamed up with audiobook narrator and actor Johnathan McClain to write a series of romance books. Between a best-selling romance author and a romance audiobook narrator, I'd say they have the credentials to give us something good. And, based on book 1 in their Original Sin series, it's not just going to be good - it's going to be great. Maddie's and Tyler's lives have taken two different paths to the same place - rock bottom. When Sin With Me 4.5 starsOne of my favorite authors, Julie Huss, has teamed up with audiobook narrator and actor Johnathan McClain to write a series of romance books. Between a best-selling romance author and a romance audiobook narrator, I'd say they have the credentials to give us something good. And, based on book 1 in their Original Sin series, it's not just going to be good - it's going to be great. Maddie's and Tyler's lives have taken two different paths to the same place - rock bottom. When Sin With Me begins, that's where both of them are, even though rock bottom looks slightly different for each of them. Maddie is more than broke. After a string of failed business ventures, she's not only in debt, but she owes a very bad man a big sum of money. With a college degree and yet no professional prospects on the horizon, Maddie is forced to strip to pay her bills, and every time she does it, it sucks a little more of her soul away. Tyler has more money than he can spend, but he hates how it came into his possession. His time as an explosives expert in the military is over, and now that he's home in Las Vegas, he doesn't know what to do next. His experiences while deployed and the fates that have befallen his friends are haunting him, and no amount of women or booze is helping him to move on. Both Maddie and Tyler need something to live for, because neither of them have that now. At various times in the book, both of them contemplate ending things for good. Truthfully, these two are some of the saddest and most despondent people I've ever read about. And yet...When they are together, despite them both being total and complete hot messes, I actually have some hope that they could be okay eventually. It's this underlying hope that keeps the book from being utterly depressing. They are good for each other, even though I don't think they know that yet. They certainly are hot together, and they both definitely know that, even though Maddie continues to fight it every step of the way. There's something that ties Tyler and Maddie together, and while the reader is clued into this thing pretty early on, our main characters don't find out until the very end. And, that big reveal provides the backdrop for a jaw dropping ending. There's a lot of stuff for Maddie and Tyler to work out over the next three books. Maddie's still being chased by very bad, murderous men. Tyler is also in a bit of hot water by the very end. And they are definitely not at a good place in their relationship. I promise, you're going to want to read the next book in the series right away - I know I do. But, most of all, I just can't wait for Maddie and Tyler to find some freaking happiness. I have faith in Julie and Johnathan that eventually they'll get there. But, the journey looks like it's going to be quite a bit bumpy.
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  • Brandee Price
    January 1, 1970
    Great character development, distinct voices, a solid plot line, and enough little reveals to keep me riveted, Sin with Me has me charmed and anxious for the next installment!***Omigoodness! You know, I've read and reviewed nearly everything Huss has written and it was starting to get difficult to come up with something fresh to say about her work. I mean, she gives good stories...good characters. And then. And then she gives me a break. She decides to collaborate with Johnathan McClain. And y Great character development, distinct voices, a solid plot line, and enough little reveals to keep me riveted, Sin with Me has me charmed and anxious for the next installment!***Omigoodness! You know, I've read and reviewed nearly everything Huss has written and it was starting to get difficult to come up with something fresh to say about her work. I mean, she gives good stories...good characters. And then. And then she gives me a break. She decides to collaborate with Johnathan McClain. And y'all. The result is going to have me waxing poetic! In this first installment in The Original Sin series we're introduced to Maddie (aka Scarlett) and Tyler (aka Ford Aston). As an aside, I loved the nod to Huss' Rook & Ronin series.) Maddie is sort of down on her luck, working as a stripper to make ends meet while trying to her her latest business venture off the ground. Problem is, she's in debt to a kingpin, her strip club boss doesn't like her much, and she has some sort of anniversary looming that she can barely hold herself together just thinking about. Tyler on the other hand, is rich beyond his wildest dreams but is carrying a huge stone around his neck. He seems to believe he gets people killed. In fact, he's been dreaming about his own personal angel. And then he meets her. Honestly, I don't know all the details of how Huss and McClain went about writing this story from dual POVs but what I do know is that each character has a distinct voice and the story flows together seamlessly. Tyler - he keeps a running dialog in his head and I kinda feel like it might represent what Huss' mind looks like but still... Another thing I know? I'm captivated. I love their separate stories and I adore how their stories converge. I knew the thing they had in common - I don't think it was meant to be a secret - but I was shocked to discover the real reason behind Maddie's fall down the rabbit hole. And I was even more shocked at the reaction both Maddie and Tyler have to the reveal. Add to that the movie references and I have to mention it again - Tyler's internal dialog which is reminiscent of Vince Vaughn's character's rapid-fire speech in the movie Swingers which makes you question his sanity, as well as Maddie's internal dialog where she rationalizes every decision she makes in a clear attempt to prove, if only to herself, she's not crazy - it all made for compelling reading.  These two have some serious issues. You want to fix them, starting by giving them the hugs they so clearly need. And you want to get to the root of their issues, help them be whole and happy. Because fate certainly seems to be at work here bringing them together.  Great character development, a solid plot line, and enough little reveals to keep me riveted, Sin with Me has me charmed and anxious for the next installment.
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  • Melissa Schaub
    January 1, 1970
    So I’m not gonna lie, I was really nervous when JA Huss said she was going to co-write a book with someone... I have always loved her books and was unsure if it would be the same ... let me tell you, Johnathan brings something to the table that I didn’t even realize was missing! They have brought us a book full of desperation, anguish, longing, destruction and enough lust and passion to have you squirming in your seat having hot flashes. A story of two broken people in a city of sin just trying So I’m not gonna lie, I was really nervous when JA Huss said she was going to co-write a book with someone... I have always loved her books and was unsure if it would be the same ... let me tell you, Johnathan brings something to the table that I didn’t even realize was missing! They have brought us a book full of desperation, anguish, longing, destruction and enough lust and passion to have you squirming in your seat having hot flashes. A story of two broken people in a city of sin just trying to survive. Of course we get the twist that is JA Huss is known for.This is book one of a four book series and leaves off with crazy cliffhanger but they are amazing enough not to make us wait long for book two. I definitely recommend getting started ASAP!
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  • Sharon Kallenberger Marzola
    January 1, 1970
    I zipped through this book in no time. Dark and twisted but lovable characters. This writing duo are wonderfully, perfect collaborators. I am in love with the characters and didn't see that big twist coming. Come on book two. I need more.Full Review will post on Badass Bloggettes on release day: https://badassbloggettes.wordpress.com
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  • Clare
    January 1, 1970
    When i first started this i wasn't sure if i was going to like it as i did struggle to connect with Tyler and Maddie, but as they book went on i found i couldn't stop reading i needed to know more about them and by the end i really liked them, i cannot wait for the next book cause that ending i really need to know more. Both Julie and Johnathan have done a great job with there first book together. Looking forward to reading more.
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  • Priscilla Slone
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, what did I just read? This was not what I was expecting at all! It was so good that I just kept turning pages until I was done, and then I kinda sat there all shell-shocked! This book is told in dual POV, and it flowed perfectly for me. I was completely drawn in and taken by Tyler Morgan. I mean this guy has some serious issues going on, but he still managed to make me laugh throughout the entire book. The inner monologue that he constantly has looping through his head, completely had me la Wow, what did I just read? This was not what I was expecting at all! It was so good that I just kept turning pages until I was done, and then I kinda sat there all shell-shocked! This book is told in dual POV, and it flowed perfectly for me. I was completely drawn in and taken by Tyler Morgan. I mean this guy has some serious issues going on, but he still managed to make me laugh throughout the entire book. The inner monologue that he constantly has looping through his head, completely had me laughing my ass off! He is definitely not what you would consider boyfriend material, but he really wrapped me around his little finger, pretty quickly. I seem to love those anguished guys who are hell bent on punishing themselves and going out in a blaze of glory. He is certainly a fighter through and through, and despite what life kept handing him, he just kept on fighting. That is such an admirable trait to have, in my eyes."I think you might look for reasons or situations that help keep you in a state of trauma. Not because you want to, but because it's familiar. Because you need to have something to fight against."Maddie Clayton was born and raised in Las Vegas, the devil's playground. She seemed like she was carrying around as much pain and baggage as Tyler himself. She was quirky, smart, motivated and constantly coming up with business plans to help herself climb out of the hole. Despite her best efforts, she quickly learns that life never goes as we plan. I could feel her anguish and disappointment with her life. It is so frustrating when you are exhausting every idea possible to make it and move forward, and generally life just gets in the way of all your plans. "I clearly did something once, something terrible and ugly, and all this bad luck isn't bad luck at all. It's fate. It's destiny. Maybe I'm just an inexplicably evil person or have one of those dark souls. Or f*@k it....maybe I'm just paying the price for original sin."Tyler and Maddie are completely explosive together! I loved their chemistry and how they kept feeling like they already knew each other. There was something there that I just couldn't put my finger on, but it gets revealed towards the end, and I did not see it coming, at all! These two are more alike and have more in common than they ever realized. They are both natural born fighters who are working their hardest to move on beyond the pain and trauma that has consumed their lives. "We are fire. We are combustion. We are the raging inferno of purifying flame that will singe away all our pain and leave us barren and ready to begin again. In the punishing passion that we share, we can torture away whatever nightmares plague us and both wake born anew."This is the first collaboration between Julie Huss and Johnathan McClain, but you honestly wouldn't know any better the way this book is written. It flows perfectly, seamless, it was utter perfection. Sin With Me ended on a major cliffy, which literally made me want to throw my kindle. But thank goodness, these books will release only three weeks apart. I can't wait to get lost in Angels Fall, next!!
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  • Teri
    January 1, 1970
    WOW!!! I'm fairly new to JA Huss's work. I do not read teasers and knew nothing about the backstory of the writers that cause them to become a writing duo (until now).The beginning was a little slow for me, but by 30% I could not put it down. Both main characters are incredibility broken. They have lost their way in life and are just living comfortably numb in their existence. It is until their first encounter that a spark, something so familiar, so intriguing that makes them feel something they WOW!!! I'm fairly new to JA Huss's work. I do not read teasers and knew nothing about the backstory of the writers that cause them to become a writing duo (until now).The beginning was a little slow for me, but by 30% I could not put it down. Both main characters are incredibility broken. They have lost their way in life and are just living comfortably numb in their existence. It is until their first encounter that a spark, something so familiar, so intriguing that makes them feel something they have not felt in a long time - a connection. As the story continues, you wonder if they will ever find a way out of their shattered life. There are so many obstacles to overcome. The writing is really amazing and so is the development of the main characters. This is the 1st book in a four book series. I'm really looking forward to see how their story continues. Highly recommend this one! And looking forward to exploring JA Huss's other books.
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  • Jen Zingaro
    January 1, 1970
    To be honest, when I first started it, it felt a little slow. But that's okay! It gave you some of the background into the characters. Because once I got into a few chapters, I couldn't put it down. I love Tyler. When you are reading from his POV, you can tell that he is a broken man. A funny, lost man that I couldn't help but want to take care of. And Maddie... she might possibly have a little ADHD but she is just trying to find her place in life and what she is meant to do. They are lost souls To be honest, when I first started it, it felt a little slow. But that's okay! It gave you some of the background into the characters. Because once I got into a few chapters, I couldn't put it down. I love Tyler. When you are reading from his POV, you can tell that he is a broken man. A funny, lost man that I couldn't help but want to take care of. And Maddie... she might possibly have a little ADHD but she is just trying to find her place in life and what she is meant to do. They are lost souls just traveling around trying to find a spot to land. And when they cross paths, it is dynamite. This couple is a force to be reckoned with. This book is so sexy. And the underlying plot is so unpredictable and crazy, that I can't wait for more.
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  • Angie Crabtree-Liezel and Angie's Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    This book has it all. Love, pain, passion, heart and so much more. You could feel the emotions with each page you read and it left you craving for something that you weren’t quite sure you would be ready for. Sin With Me is Maddie and Tyler’s story. Two broken souls looking for light in the darkness. Trying to find some happiness in a world that is cloaked in sadness and despair. Finding themselves before it’s too late and they’re lost to the sinful nights. I haven’t read a better collaboration This book has it all. Love, pain, passion, heart and so much more. You could feel the emotions with each page you read and it left you craving for something that you weren’t quite sure you would be ready for. Sin With Me is Maddie and Tyler’s story. Two broken souls looking for light in the darkness. Trying to find some happiness in a world that is cloaked in sadness and despair. Finding themselves before it’s too late and they’re lost to the sinful nights. I haven’t read a better collaboration than J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain. The friendship that these two have formed not only shines through their writing but you would think they were long lost lovers with how hot this book is. It’s sinfully delightful! I loved Sin With Me and I can not wait for Angels Fall. This is Julie and Johnathan’s first book together and it was exceptional. I can’t imagine what’s awaiting me in Angels Fall! Hell to the double J’s everyone needs to read this book!
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  • Frances
    January 1, 1970
    ***ARC provided by author.***I've read a lot of JA Huss's books before and by far I think this is the first book where the male character is not her typical alpha male. Tyler has a lot on his shoulders to deal with but doesn't really know how to do it. Maddie's baggage is almost the same as Tyler that's why they mesh so good together. The story alone is different from what Ms. Huss's norm. This is way hotter because f the chemistry that the two characters have for each other and the intensity of ***ARC provided by author.***I've read a lot of JA Huss's books before and by far I think this is the first book where the male character is not her typical alpha male. Tyler has a lot on his shoulders to deal with but doesn't really know how to do it. Maddie's baggage is almost the same as Tyler that's why they mesh so good together. The story alone is different from what Ms. Huss's norm. This is way hotter because f the chemistry that the two characters have for each other and the intensity of their life story is something that you will try to figure out but will not have an answer to until you finish reading it.There's still a lot to discover from Tyler and Maddie, and I can't wait to find out whether they are going to have a happily ever after or not.
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  • Jessica Alcazar
    January 1, 1970
    I don’t even know where to begin you guys ….. I can’t even decide what I can and cannot tell you about the plot because Sin With Me is only the beginning …..I can tell you this story is passionate and tragic (in a beautiful way). It’s suspenseful and will leave you craving the next installment like no book I can think of has done before. But at the same time, the pause in the journey is exactly as it should be. You’ll crave the pause as much as you will the next installment. At least that is how I don’t even know where to begin you guys ….. I can’t even decide what I can and cannot tell you about the plot because Sin With Me is only the beginning …..I can tell you this story is passionate and tragic (in a beautiful way). It’s suspenseful and will leave you craving the next installment like no book I can think of has done before. But at the same time, the pause in the journey is exactly as it should be. You’ll crave the pause as much as you will the next installment. At least that is how it is for me. The story is intense, and it is only going to get more powerful.From reading the blurb, you wouldn’t think both Maddie and Tyler were as profoundly relatable as they turned out to be. Not only them as characters, but their story as well. You’re gonna root for them for sure. You will get invested. Of that I have no doubt. Because these authors will pull you into this story and make you hyper aware of the struggle with their melded voices. I cannot wait for more of Maddie and Tyler. They already rank really high on my list of fictional characters!Copy provided for blog tour review
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  • Tracy- OMGReads
    January 1, 1970
    Sin With Me is an intense ride. The book started off a bit slow for me, then I couldn't help but devour it and be left wanting more. There is 3 more books coming, and already, I can tell this will be one amazing, bumpy road. While Sin With Me fits in to JA Huss' style and brand, its distinctly different from her other works. That is the addition of Johnathan McClain's voice. These two mesh so well together to create Maddie and Tyler. Two characters that are damaged, but so interesting. I loved e Sin With Me is an intense ride. The book started off a bit slow for me, then I couldn't help but devour it and be left wanting more. There is 3 more books coming, and already, I can tell this will be one amazing, bumpy road. While Sin With Me fits in to JA Huss' style and brand, its distinctly different from her other works. That is the addition of Johnathan McClain's voice. These two mesh so well together to create Maddie and Tyler. Two characters that are damaged, but so interesting. I loved each of them and together they combusted. Sin With Me was an addictive read, it was a lot of set up for the next few books, and I cannot wait to get my hands on them. This story leaves you tense and just aching for more.
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  • Steph
    January 1, 1970
    Wow...just, WOW!This is the first book in a brand new series by one of my favorite authors JA Huss and her new writing partner Jonathan McClain. This is the story of Maddie, a young women who has lost her way and finds herself working as a stripper and Tyler, a military veteran who after surviving an explosion and the loss of one of his best friends is just trying to figure out what to do with his life.Their worlds collide in a very unexpected way and neither knows how the other fits...just that Wow...just, WOW!This is the first book in a brand new series by one of my favorite authors JA Huss and her new writing partner Jonathan McClain. This is the story of Maddie, a young women who has lost her way and finds herself working as a stripper and Tyler, a military veteran who after surviving an explosion and the loss of one of his best friends is just trying to figure out what to do with his life.Their worlds collide in a very unexpected way and neither knows how the other fits...just that they do somehow. Both find something in each other that they desperately crave and can’t help wanting more of. But they both have troubles and secrets and when everything comes out will anything ever be the same?My review:Holy shit...yeah, those were the first words out of my mouth after reading the last two chapters of this beyond amazing story. About two thirds of the way through I figured it out, but I didn’t see that end coming.Maddie and Tyler...two beautifully twisted, tortured and extremely well written characters. This story has it ups but more frequently it’s downs and will have you hooked right from the first chapter. Told from dual POV perfectly, I loved spending time with these characters. This a story I wasn’t sure what to think of at first but ended up devouring and throughly loved. This one will leave you on the edge of your seat counting the minutes until the release of the next book. My thoughts:POV switches between Tyler and MaddieQuick hook or slow starter? 5 (I was hooked from the first chapter)Character development: 5Level of Romance between characters: 5Passion/Heat level: 5 (hot and steamy, burns up the pages)Angst/Heartbreak: 5 (both have a lot of baggage they are dealing with)Cliffhanger?: Huge...see holy shit comment above Overall in my humble opinion, these two nailed it. Love, love, loved it!! So awesome and I cannot wait to see what these two have in store for us next!I received an ARC of this story from the authors in exchange for an honest review.
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