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by Laurie Breton

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  • ISBN 1741161347
  • ISBN13 978-1741161342
  • Language English
  • Author Laurie Breton
  • Publisher Mira (2004)
  • Pages 304
  • Formats txt lrf mobi azw
  • Category Love Story
  • Size ePub 1135 kb
  • Size Fb2 1161 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 254

Park Square. Mass Ave. The Combat Zone. All home to Boston's sex trade. Home also to runaways and lost souls, as well as high rollers and politicians looking for action they can't off the street. Bone weary and frustrated, he has lost the joy in his life and has no idea how to get it back.

Mortal Sin Mass Market Paperback – February 23, 2004. Love Laurie Breton's books! This one was one of her best! She has amazing characters and great storyline!

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i love laurie breton's books. i do not find them in local bookstores, which surprises me; they are much better than many of those which remain on the shelves. this particular book was a good read.

i love laurie breton's books. the church does not want people to stay in abusive situations when counseling does not work. people who are faithful catholics are diorced.

he said, you’re a friend of Josie’s. Actually, I’m her boss. Warmth flooded those golden eyes. You’re the lady who just bought the bookstore. Josie’s mentioned yo. . Josie’s mentioned you. distinct advantage over me, Father, because she’s never mentioned you until now. And you’re not at all what I expected.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback. All hometo Boston’s sex trade. Laurie Breton does a good job of rounding out her characters and showing their personal growth in the face of adversarial conditions, as part of the developing story. She tells more than one story here, intertwined. There are surprises and it is suspenseful.

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Tall
i love laurie breton's books. i do not find them in local bookstores, which surprises me; they are much better than many of those which remain on the shelves.

this particular book was a good read. i wasn't sure i'd like the female lead because she is a 3-time divorcee. it was also a surprise that a priest would be drawn to such a woman. somehow, however, it works because Clancy is depressed from overwork and emotional loneliness, and sarah has her own issues.

as a life-long roman catholic, i've had a number of priest-friends over the last 30 years. all good men. all hard-working. all faithful to their vocation. i've also known men who have left the priesthood to marry. that is a complicated subject.

although i loved this book (i read it from the library, but will be ordering one for myself), an issue i have in novels about the catholic church is repeated here: the catholic church has no laws against divorce. the church does not want people to stay in abusive situations when counseling does not work. people who are faithful catholics are diorced. they are permitted to receive communion. the issue of divorce comes into play when a divorced person wishes to remarry in the church.

i am vey far left in the catholic church -- about as far left as one can be and remain in the church. i disagree with most "church laws". but, i know what they are and wish they were described accurately in novels instead of adding baggage to an already beleagered church.

clancy's spiritual and emotional demons are well-done. he is a more complex hero than most.
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I have read the author's Jackson Falls series and I was interested in reading other books she has written. I am a fan of romance novels and was looking for one with a different slant. This one fit the bill perfectly... a divorcee (Sarah) and a Catholic priest (Father Clancy) who join forces to find Sarah's runaway niece. The story delves into the sordid world of sex trafficking and pornography but not in a graphic way. Sarah and Clancy grapple with their feelings towards each other and the moral struggle within themselves. Well written and one I could not put down.
Cointrius
I enjoyed this book much more than I or thought I would. Great and compelling characters and story. The actions taken by the characters seemed realistic and fairly natural. Meaning they didn't jump into anything without first fully realizing the consequences of their actions.
EROROHALO
Wow! This one sucked me in during the first chapter and never let up! I wanted to kick the crap out of Rico! I also didn't see the major reveal coming (I won't reveal it to spoil it), which makes it all the better

Highly recommend!
Mr Freeman
Love Laurie Breton's books! This one was one of her best! She has amazing characters and great storyline! Have read all of her books so far and have not been the least disappointed! Can't wait for more:-)
Taulkree
Ever since reading Juan Valera's classic epistolary novel, Pepita Jimenez, in college, I've been intrigued by the idea of a priest's inner struggle when he falls in love. I was hoping this would provide a more current take on the scenario. (Surprisingly, novels with this theme are really hard to find!) While I found the plot line promising, it all ended up being super predictable. From the second a character was introduced, it was easy to guess the role the person would play. The only surprise for me near the end made both protagonists less likable to me. (SPOILER: I loved how committed the heroine was to her niece. When the hero figured out that her niece had to be more than that based on his presumption that no one would care so much about a niece - well, that made me think less of him AND her. Her agape love for a niece was one of her few redeeming qualities.)

I was pretty disappointed with the writing in this story (yes, okay already! Your readers get it, you know how to use big words, metaphors, alliteration, etc; all the literary techniques packed in there just came off to me as attempts to be too clever and distracted me from the plot) and found it extremely difficult to relate to the characters because they all expressed themselves the same way - just with stereotyped token words and phrases thrown in to distinguish them. (All characters from the South call everyone "sugar" and all Black characters neglect conjugated verbs, making me conjure up a Jamaican accent as I read; I kept having to stop and remind myself that that wasn't right. While the characters ranged from old to young and were priests and parishioners, prostitutes and pimps, politicians and the homeless, all of them used SAT vocabulary in their speech, and the contexts often made it all feel very incongruous. For example, an African American high school drop out living on the streets is described as speaking Ebonics, and then properly uses the word "incorrigible.") The characters all acted middle-aged. I'm 33 (the same age as the heroine), and I felt like I was reading about a 45-year-old. Maybe that's whom this book is written for. What person my age calls everyone "sugar," uses the phrase "darn tootin'," has been divorced three times, and has a history as a stripper but now owns and runs a successful bookstore? And then there's the priest, whom I thought was 40/50 based on his speech, but then he turns out to be 35. He is supposedly super street-savvy and really in touch with the hookers and the drug dealers. Now imagine such a person relating to a homeless inner-city adolescent saying stuff like this, "Why do I get the idea that my ill-timed and bloody demise brought you immense glee?"It all felt like such a stretch to me. In the author's defense, this was written a little over a decade ago, so maybe it's just dated.

Then there was the sexual tension. I had a hard time understanding the protagonists' mutual attraction. I guess I just never felt it. (SPOILER: When they finally "hooked up," it seemed like it should have been something wrought with internal conflict that happened unplanned because of the heat of the moment when their love and passion exploded unexpectedly. Instead, the priest plans for days to have sex with her, praying about it and buying condoms for the occasion and driving to her house just for that, telling her to be ready for it when he arrives. What?! To me it seemed superficial, hedonistic without being loving, and totally the opposite of what a sincere clergyman would do.)

Anyway, I did not enjoy the book and couldn't wait for it to end. I did finish it, hopeful the ending would feel satisfying. Nope. I won't read any more by this author. However, if you're in (or past) your 40s and have read other books by this author that you've enjoyed, go ahead and give it a try. Apparently I'm in the minority, as other reviews of this book have been very positive.
Sennnel
I enjoy reading Laurie Breton's books.
You knew from the beginning the end.