Title: Master of Sin
Series: Gods of Vegas # 1
Author: Sienna Snow
Release Date: March 13, 2019
Length: 224 pages
It was always him. The one I shouldn’t want, shouldn’t crave, the one who could destroy my carefully built life.
Hagen Lykaios was the essence of sin, indulgence, and danger – everything I knew to avoid.
All it took was one unexpected touch, and he consumed me, left me begging, needy, and hungry for more.
He said if I entered his world he would corrupt me, own me, and change all that I had ever known…and you know what? I went anyway.
**** My Review ****
A well-known story, and so new at the same time. The myth of Persephone and Hades but set in modern times, ‘Master of Sin’ is the first book in the all new Gods of Vegas. Outstanding story that will simply nail you to the pages and you will not be able to stop reading from start to finish.
Persephone is the beautiful and intelligent heiress to her father’s business but being basically held captive by her terrible stepmother. The only thing keeping her captive is her desire to keep her younger brother safe from the woman who they suspect killed their father. Hagen is the dark face of Las Vegas, extremely powerful, handsome as a sin, and so dangerous to corrupt anything or anyone he touches. She needs his help, he needs her body. Take it or leave it. And what happens when Hagen takes the innocent Persephone to the underground? What will happen when the darkness touches the starlight?
This is my first book from Sienna Snow, and from the very beginning, I have realized that she has created a perfect mix of emotions and hot romance with touches of mythology and suspense. The main characters’ chemistry is so palatable; it simply could be felt with every interaction they shared! Details as well as characteristics of the mythical gods are so skillfully embedded in the descriptions and behaviors of the main characters of the story. And while parts like she being a 27 years old virgin seem a bit strange and far fetched in this modern story, it fits in well with the mythical basis of the book. The sub-characters were perfectly matched and blended in all their flawed glory. Hagen and Penny were the quintessential couple with their strong personalities and weakness for each other.
The style in which the story is written is quite great, descriptive, seamless and easy to read. The pace is just perfect – fast enough as not to bore the reader and the content interesting enough to force the reader to turn the pages. Beneath the surface of an erotic story and sexy scenes, very thought-provoking details such as love, sibling relationships, and the influence of parents on children’s lives are added. What particularly impressed me were the very mention of migration and the preservation of cultural and ethnic heritage.
The master of the Las Vegas underworld, the dark Hagen, enchanted by the beauty and innocence of the Persephone, is a story worth reading, spiced with enough sexy scenes and witty dialogues that are more than enough for a guaranteed enjoyable read. I look forward to reading more from this talented author, whose work I recommend.