Pride Slattery has lost a lot, not only a leg in the line of duty but also his reasons to go on living. Released from the military, he exists as an agent with Homeland Security and fills the rest of his time with booze, painkillers and a part-time gig as a security guard. Haunted by his experience in Iraq and affected by PTSD he's not making much progress on his case assignment until a chance meeting brings local radio host and songstress Sabetha Hill into his life. Just when he remembers what makes life worth living, it is nearly taken away again when his blown cover puts Sabetha in danger.
I like this story written in the hero's point of view. Slattery is far from perfect, and his listlessness and procrastination illustrates how easily we can disguise our real problems by masking them with other things or ignoring them altogether. At times he feels less than a whole man, having a prosthetic leg that slows him down. His relationship with Sabetha, who sees past his infirmity, allows his transformation back to the loving caring family man he truly is underneath his painful past. Overall the story is well written with a plausible plot however it adds a lot of unnecessary detail this reader could have done without, such as Slattery's triple-s morning routine (we all have it, no need to describe it!) and what feels like the author's playlist of favorite tunes and food recipes.
Slattery's Sin manages to balance a solid stock of romantic scenes along with great character development and a story that's going somewhere. A recommended read!
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