Gentleman Sinner by jodi ellen Malpas

Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she's so carefully built-putting her right back in the crosshairs of danger she's been so desperate to avoid.

When Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining armor, Izzy can't help thinking she's been saved from one threat and exposed to another. His imposing physique, the harsh lines of his face, and the wariness of everyone who comes close are just a few clues to Theo Kane's notorious reputation. The man is positively terrifying. But with Izzy, he's tender and a complete gentleman, and her fascination with the mysterious beast of a man becomes too powerful for her to walk away.

As Theo's demons come to light, running becomes even more impossible. And yet staying together could doom them both.

**2-Star Review**

This is going to be a hard review to write. I fell in love with Jodi with her This Man Series, then her One Night series. However, this book didn't work for me.

I loved the beginning of the book. I was hooked and fully invested in these characters. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see where this story was going to go. However, it fell off track for me after Izzy’s vacation. At this point of the book, I could not connect with Izzy and Theo, at all. Izzy became a weak heroine to me. I just could not relate to her character and her actions. Theo, oh Theo. I am all for an alpha male but he was just a man with anger management issues. When we finally get to the part of the story where we find out why Theo is the way he is, it just didn’t click. He was extremely pushy, way to hot headed, and just over the top for me. I love my alpha men strong minded and when they take what they want but somewhere there was a disconnect between the story and their chemistry.

I did enjoy the sexy times. They were pretty hot but I think I wanted more of an emotional connection between these characters.

I wanted to love this book so badly but I honestly couldn’t. I know many people are going to love this book hard. It just wasn’t for me.

Still looking forward to JEM’s next book though!

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