Review: Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner (S.I.N. #3)


Note: This ARC was provided by Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine in exchange for an honest review.

Sweetest Taboo is the third and final full-length novel in the S.I.N. series and resolves all the issues that began right before the kidnapping of main characters Dallas Sykes and Jane Martin fifteen years prior right up to the continuing threats aimed at them. Fans of the series learn who the Jailer and the Woman are, though if you're like me, you may have already figured out who they are long before everyone else did here. Even if I did guess correctly who the antagonists were, I still wanted to see how Dallas, Jane, the rest of Deliverance, and those closest to them would piece together the clues. We also see how Dallas and Jane try to find some way to be together even when the law, society, and their family tell them that theirs is a love that never should've been and can never be. But Dallas always gets what he wants, and he wants Jane.

Jane Martin is abducted and assaulted and Dallas Sykes is filled with fear and anger. He will do anything and everything to get Jane back and to protect her from those who continue to want to inflict pain on them. Dallas already knows how the Jailer is--the man who kept them locked up when they were teenagers and stood by as his partner in crime put Dallas and Jane through unthinkable torture and abuse. What Dallas and the members of Deliverance need to find out is who the Woman is. She's come back and is punishing Jane for being the one person who's always owned Dallas' heart. As the Woman's taunts become more and more violent, Dallas and Jane will need to stand by each other's side as they face this enormous hurdle. Even if they identify the enemy, can they have a future if their family refuses to let them have one?

I've been waiting for Dallas and Jane to finally get their happy ending since I began reading their complicated love story in Dirtiest Secret. That series starter was indeed enthralling and I became invested in Dallas and Jane's story. Admittedly, the second book, Hottest Mess, was a bit of a letdown, but the series has bounced back and has given readers a fitting end to the steamy and angsty saga of Dallas and Jane. While they don't share the same blood line, the fact that they're legally siblings is the greatest hurdle to their being together, and I think that this longest lasting block to them having their happily-ever-after was resolved nicely, in turn ironing out the wrinkles that had to do with their immediate family. We may be at the end of S.I.N. but I do hope the Deliverance team gets a spin-off. Four stars for Sweetest Taboo. ♥

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Read my reviews for the S.I.N. series:


Dirtiest Secret (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review

Hottest Mess (book two) - 3.5 stars - My Review

Sweetest Taboo (book three) - stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 09 October 2016

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