This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
About The Book
One demon prince may be festering in the bowels of hell, but Genevieve’s troubles are far from over. Prince Bamal, demon lord of New York City, still wants her. But this time, he wants her alive. All signs point to the lost prophecy and his desire for her inherent power as a Vessel of Light.
While Jude Delacroix spends his days and nights searching for the prophecy, another protector steps in to take his place. Thomas, a guardian angel, claims Genevieve is his to protect if the demon hunter does not. As threats against her life escalate, he offers her the power to sift. Knowing the transfer of power comes through a kiss, she hesitates. While Gen’s love for Jude is true, Thomas stirs a desire where there should be none. Thomas also knows Jude’s darkest secret and plans to use it, if necessary, to win Genevieve for his own.
The only future that makes any sense now, the only place I feel safe, the only thing I want in this whole goddamn world is you!”
In the second installment of the Vessel Trilogy we have a superb continuation of this trilogy and seeing our couple Jude and Genevieve come back to each other in this marvelous novel. I was curious to see where this author would take us in this one, and I knew with it being the second book in the trilogy that there would be such angst of course but also some build up plot points for the overall trilogy. Our heroine is training in fighting demons and building up her powers and abilities, but we also see how she and Jude are struggling as a couple. They are both working apart from each other, and its causing tension in their relationship. But then we get a newcomer on the series, a man that claims to be her guardian angel “Thomas” who is pulling her in a different direction. There are aspects of a love triangle in this story and I was so nervous about this when I read the blurb because I so didn’t want a love triangle to enter into the story but it ended up working out so well, much better than I actually imagined. Even though I couldn’t understand what the heroine was doing at times, it also had a sense of realism to the story. But we also seeing a culmination build up between these characters and we see how Genevieve has to really be tested in her love for Jude. But man the ending, just won my heart!! I love a heroine that is willing to fight for her man and do some well deserved groveling. I actually fell in love with this book and there were many aspects within the story that worked out so well for me. I was so entranced by this one and seeing what it delivered in many respects. Just apart from the romance, we also see a solid fantasy build up in this book, seeing the growth of Genevieve’s abilities and seeing more demon action was a delight. I am intrigued to see what the finale will deliver for us. If you are a fan of fantasy romance, and/or this author in general and want to delve into more of her work, I highly recommend this trilogy, you won’t be disappointed. A star of a read that swept me up to the stars!
Title: Sealed in Sin
Author: Juliette Cross
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Source: Self Purchased
Length: 378 Pages
Storytelling Quality: 4.5
Story Itself: 4.5
Character Development: 4
World Building 5
Feels + The Romantic Heart 4.25
Cover Art 3.5
Overall Rating of the Book
Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy
Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.
Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.
Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.
The Vessel Trilogy
Forged In Fire-Pub 2022 #1 in the Series
Sealed In Sin- Pub 2022 #2 in the Series
Bound in Black-Pub 2022 #3 in the Series
About The Author
JULIETTE is a multi-published author of paranormal and fantasy romance & the co-host of the podcast, Smart Women Read Romance. As a native of Louisiana, she lives in the heart of Cajun land with her husband, four kids, her labs, Kona and Jeaux, and kitty, Betty. When she isn’t working on her next project, she enjoys binge-watching her favorite shows with her husband and a glass (or two) of red wine.