Feb 05

Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas Review



An all-the-feels novel of fierce love overcoming a dark past from the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling THIS MAN series.

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.

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I first discovered Jodi Ellen Malpas through her debut novel, This Man, the first book in the series of the same title. That series left an indelible impression on readers, and to this day, years after its initial release, readers still list both the series and the hero, Jesse Ward, as top favorites. With the release of this book, Gentleman Sinner, it’s clear that Malpas continues to sweep readers off their feet with her brand of sultry, spine-tingling storytelling and breathtaking romances.

Gentleman Sinner, a steamy and suspenseful standalone romance, features a British alpha-hero, Theo Kane, with a dark past, and British nurse, Izzy White, with a dark past of her own. Malpas created a complicated yet magnetic hero in the intimidating and dangerous Theo Kane, and she complimented him perfectly with the kind-hearted nurse. Theo was commanding and, at times, menacing, and as she peeled his layers back, I was enthralled by his story. Izzy survived her painful and brutal youth, and ten years later, she’s worked hard to leave it behind for the simple, quiet life she’s created. A chance encounter changes everything for both of them as instant chemistry blooms into a powerful connection between Theo and Izzy. But there are secrets in both of their pasts, and Malpas brings them into the light by weaving an exciting suspense plot into the fabric of this intense and sexy romance.

Gentleman Sinner was riveting and thrilling, steamy and romantic, and it was exactly the kind of unforgettable, larger-than-life love story that I expect from Jodi Ellen Malpas. I was at the edge of my seat, tapping my Kindle furiously, as I devoured this book—I simply did not want to put it down. Passionate, emotional and gripping, Theo and Izzy’s love story will stay with me for a long time to come. Five smooches from me for Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas!

~Danielle Palumbo



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