Son of a Sinner by Raquel Riley

Son of a Sinner is a completely different type of writing compared to her previous stories, but an intense and fiercely written story of the forbidden relationship between father and son. 

From the blurb:

There is a fine line between love and obsession.

But I cross lines, blur them until they can’t be seen. Being demisexual, I don’t fall easily. Penn is the exception. The manifestation of my dream man.

The problem? Penn is my father. A shock to both of us, he’s determined to keep me at arm’s length. But can either of us fight this temptation?

I can’t… I shouldn’t have… But I did... And then I did it again. It seems I can’t stop. Wilder is all that I want, all that I need. How can I reconcile my guilt with my desire for him?

My conscience won’t let me touch him again, but walking away is not an option. I’m committed to keeping Wilder in my life… but do I want a son or a lover?

Tatted_book_freak's Review:

Raquel continues to amaze me with her literary talent!  Even if she ended this one on a slight cliffhanger that holds a tremendous amount of sway, the reader doesn't feel like they are left hanging. And, even though this is a novella, we were still able to grasp the emotions of the characters, such as loneliness and need for affection. 

“π’₯π“Šπ“ˆπ“‰ 𝒷𝓇𝑒𝒢𝓉𝒽𝑒 π’»π‘œπ“‡ 𝓂𝑒. 𝐼’𝓋𝑒 π‘”π‘œπ“‰ π“Žπ‘œπ“Š.”

Penn and Wild have an undeniable connection and chemistry right from the beginning, which only increases with their time together. I became so engrossed with the story, that I barely realized their intimacy hadn't begun until after Wild’s 18th birthday. Their scenes were so gentle and sensual that the taboo element wasn't even a priority. 

I commend Raquel on her ability to leave me on a cliffhanger without feeling any type of hostility toward her, just anticipation of the next addition! 

Rating: 5 Stars

Jacquie's Review:

Son of a Sinner is Raquel Riley's first foray into taboo, and I sincerely hope it isn't her last!
I really can't wait for part 2 after that mild cliffhanger ending.

Everything about this worked for me. I couldn't stop reading.

Though he started having thoughts before Wilder turned 18, everything was kept legal, except maybe for their relationship.

While it's a novella, I got a real sense of Penn, his loneliness, and need to nurture. His initial few days with Wilder were just precious!

Oh, and the steam! Loved every minute of it

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

I don't normally skip ahead in my reading list - I try to read in the order books will release, but Son of A Sinner was burning a hole in my kindle and my brain after I got a sneak peek at a deleted scene that was πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯, so as soon as I finished reading my obligations for this week, I snuck ahead and tore through Son of a Sinner and I was NOT DISAPPOINTED!

This book is definitely Taboo - there are foster parenting and family issues and it does end on a cliffhanger, so if you don't read taboo, I'd skip this one and check out her sweeter and fluffier stuff (which is all amazing and well written too). If you're like me and you're going to dream about the cliffhanger until you get your hands on part two, you may want to wait until May to read this one.... because no amount of begging by yours truly has gotten me a sneak peek or super early advanced copy yet...

So back to my review - I read this book in one sitting - I couldn't put it down. Straight up hot and multiple layers of taboo, so well written that you forget where you are - the teenager who lusts after an older man and counts down to his 18th birthday to be legal... and then so much more... this book is still resonating with me hours later and I know I'm going to have to do a serious re-read before I start part two...

Rating: 5 Stars

Son of a Sinner is available to buy as an ebook from Smashwords.