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Gay Romance Review – Between Sinners and Saints

Between Sinners and Saints by Marie Sexton

Review by Mary (kilchurn)

 

the BLURB!

Levi Binder is a Miami bartender who cares about only two things: sex and surfing. Ostracized by his Mormon family for his homosexuality, Levi is determined to live his life his own way, but everything changes when he meets massage therapist Jaime Marshall. — Jaime is used to being alone. Haunted by the horrors of his past, his only friend is his faithful dog, Dolly. He has no idea how to handle somebody as gorgeous and vibrant as Levi.

Complete opposites on the surface, Levi and Jaime both long for something that they can only find together. Through love and the therapeutic power of touch, they’ll find a way to heal each other, and they’ll learn to live as sinners in a family of saints.

the REVIEW!

Marie Sexton hasn’t let me down yet. This is one of the best contemporary M/M romances that I have read in a long time. If I had a keeper shelf, it would be on it. The author is very good at developing her characters in such a way that allows the reader to get inside their heads. As you read the story, the character’s emotions enveloped me and I found myself laughing and crying with Levi and Jaime. Their struggles, their failures and their perseverance are inspiring. The author is very good at making her characters so real, that they suck you in.

In addition to the great characters, the author did a wonderful job presenting many of the tenets of Mormonism through Levi’s family. She definitely did her research and it was fascinating to me to learn more about it. As an aside, she also seems to know her surfing.

I was very sad to see the end of this book. I fell in love with both Jaime and Levi and a part of me hopes that Ms. Sexton will let us know what is going on with them in a few years.

Overall, this is a GREAT M/M romance. There are two or three editing issues that I noticed, but they weren’t enough to keep me from giving this book 5 stars.

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4 Responses to “Gay Romance Review – Between Sinners and Saints”

  1. Tina A. (tmadamski) says:

    Excellent review, Mary. I completely agree with you. I loved this book!!

  2. Issa S. (Issa-345) says:

    Oh Mary, just stop…seriously, like I need another amazing review of another book on my WL to make me beat my head against the wall because I don’t have it in front of me right now. Sigh. : P In all seriousness though, great review!

  3. Courtney (coco1019) says:

    Glad I got the extra 100 spots on my WL!

  4. Laura B. (rureadinganotherone) says:

    I was very sad to see the end of this book. I fell in love with both Jaime and Levi and a part of me hopes that Ms. Sexton will let us know what is going on with them in a few years.

    “Ditto Mary”

    Loved this one, definitely one to go shopping for.

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