|In Pineiros Sins Of The Flesh
Liliana Carrera assists her brother in rescuing Caterina Shaw from Wardwell Laboratories
(fringe scientists who perform truly abhorrent experiments on humans). Six months later,
where this story picks up, Liliana is working in a newly set up facility to work on
finding a cure for Wardwells patients. When the FBI brings in Jesse Bradford he is
suffering from an extremely rare - not to mention wholly disturbing - bone disease that
was responsible for abruptly ending his football career. Liliana is tasked with finding a
way to reverse the damage.
This is one very violent read that is not meant for the
squeamish or faint of heart. Poor Bradford! The hero seemed to spend a good chunk of the
novel being beaten, drugged, blackmailed, threatened and tasered. In fact, when Carrera
first meets Bradford, his so-called guardians (are they or arent they FBI agents?)
have just beaten, tasered and drugged him (not necessarily in that order) so his behaviour
is somewhat erratic and violent. Not a great start to any relationship, really, not by any
stretch of the imagination. Add to that the fact that the hero can be a bit of a tool at
times (explained, I guess, by the fact that hes trying to keep his secret to protect
those he loves) and Im surprised Liliana finds anything likeable about him at all.
But she does which is just as well for the storyline.
This is like Fringe (the tv series) only with romance and fans of Lora Leighs Breeds
series will enjoy Pineiros Sins books. Me? Im too squeamish to read
further than this one. What people will do in the name of science is grotesque and even
the romance angle doesnt entice me.