Generational Sins (Generational Sins, #1)
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Generational Sins (Generational Sins #1)

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  1,796 ratings  ·  151 reviews
Sometimes Love Hurts

For years David's abusive father taught him that women were merely toys designed to be discarded after use. What will happen when he meets Katlyn, a stunning submissive who is his intellectual equal, emotional savior, and so much more than a plaything?

Told in two parallel time lines, we witness the devastating effects of domestic abuse and the slow proc...more
Kindle Edition, 199 pages
Published March 17th 2011 by self-published
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Sara
"When I was little, my mom used to tell me that I would someday meet a girl who would get stuck in my head and wouldn’t get out. She told me that this girl’s voice would become the voice of my conscience. You are the voice inside my head, Kat, and I can’t deny that any longer."


I am going to use a word that may confuse you in regards to this book. I seriously think this may be the most romantic book I have read. Now I do not mean that in the traditional sense; let me explain. To me romance is no...more
Louise

She was my darkest secret and my greatest light

If I say This is a beautiful story of love and holding to each other amidst the trauma of an abusive life many readers will raise their eyebrows.Well I hope not=)

Breathe

Its more difficult to read the actual abuse than a person who talks about his abusive past.Its just harsh.This is not for the faint of heart...the first scene was horrible I keep on cringing. Yes!a taste of the dark side.
I hate David's father.arghh he's a Monster!he abuse his wife,...more
Taryn at My Secret Romance
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This book is unlike anything I've ever read before. Maybe because I haven't read too many bdsm novels before or because I've only read the "good" side of bdsm. Well, this was the "good" and the "bad" side of bdsm and I was captivated by it.

I'm not sure why either. At first, I thought the heroine (Kat) was a very damaged woman. I was wrong. I didn't understand at all why she wanted love the way she did. The more I read the more I understood her and what...more
edzkie♥§*.*§♥
"When I was little, my mom used to tell me that I would someday meet a girl who would get stuck in my head and wouldn’t get out. She told me that this girl’s voice would become the voice of my conscience. You are the voice inside my head, Kat, and I can’t deny that any longer."


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I got so emotionally involve with this book. This is one of the most romantic love story. Maybe not the usual set up, but I felt every emotions. And I was holding my breath every pages.

David bec...more
Jen
I have just finished this intense book after not being able to put it down for the last 24 hours. Wow! All I can say is this was an extremely intense, emotional roller coaster ride to read. I really did enjoy it, even though at times the dysfunction in David's family turned my stomach. The loving relationship between David and Katlyn made up for the abusive parts with his father. Although, I would have to say that David and Kat did have what most would consider an unhealthy relationship. It was...more
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
This is definitely a read that leans toward the dark-side and is not for the faint of heart. I am all for the brooding male Dom, but I will have to admit, this one was a little tough for me at times. The secondary male character, the father, was an abusive asshole and reading about his overbearing. psycho ways made me cringe. On the other had, I really enjoyed the main H/h story line and how they prevailed in the most dire of circumstances.

GENERATIONAL SINS is an emotional story that addresses...more
Emily
This story was nothing like I was expecting.

David has the appearance of a man in control. He is gorgeous, goal oriented and wreaks sophistication. Underneath all the facade he is anything but in control. Growing up in a home where his father is an abusive husband to his mother, David begins to learn through example of his father that women are simply cattle. A simple number to add to his roster every weekend, until he meets Katlyn.

David realizes the minute he meets Kat that she is more then ju...more
Spoiler Whore but you can call me Amanda
Jan 09, 2012 Spoiler Whore but you can call me Amanda rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Spoiler Whore but you can call me Amanda by: Taryn Cellucci
Shelves: samantha-blair
*Slight Spoilers*

First chapter is WTF just happened?! I laughed cause I couldn't believe I just read that even though there's nothing funny about it. This was a very disturbing book from the beginning until something BIG happens.

You have David Paulson. From the beginning you see the way he treats women when having sex with them cause of the way his father raised him to think of women. Yeesh! I never wanted to slap the living shiite out of someone the way I wanted to do to his Dad. ASSHOLE! HUGE...more
Amber
This book started off with a bang, letting me know right away that this author wasn't going to pull any punches. All through the first few lines, pages and chapters, I had the feeling that this would be a great book. I tried to hold back my expectations, but it just didn't work. Thank goodness this book turned out to be amazing.

I normally dislike books that include multiple timelines, alternating between the past and present. But this book made me realize why - usually one of the timelines wasn'...more
Nina & Georgana The Literary Gossip
I wanted this more than anything I had ever wanted, and I was positive that I was going to screw it up.

After being raised by an abusive father, physically abusive to him and sexually and physically abusive to his mother, David Paulson was sure that he could never bring someone more than a one night stand into his life or into his family...until he meets Katlyn. In Generational Sins, Samantha Blair tells the happy and tumultuous side of loving David - a young man who is broken by the sins of hi...more
Samantha
This isn't a romance. Hero isn't a Dom, he's afraid of his daddy, and instead of kicking dads ass, he does whatever daddy says, up to and including degrading his wife and his mother at the same time. Mom is also an abused doormat. If the author ever gave enough rationale for the characters to take the abuse instead of leaving, then it must have happened at the end of the book. I stooped reading 3/4ths of the way in because I just COULD NOT understand a mother that would allow their child to be b...more
MK~ Picky Girl
DNF 60%

In all honesty I'm surprised I made it that far. This just left a foul taste in my mouth.
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Yuck, yuck, and yuck!

Ok, so I love a dark read. I love a book that challenges my comfort level. I was really hoping Generational Sin was going to be that kind of dark and disturbing book... But I was thoroughly disappointed.

Was this dark? Yes, but not in a good way.
The characters lacked depth.
The plot wasn't well developed.
The sex scenes were not fun to read at all

That pretty much sums up my lack lu...more
Rae
This book seems to have been compared to 50 Shades of Grey.

It was not and if 50 shades was your introduction to BDSM be prepared to read a very different take on in Generational Sins.

Generational Sins deals with an experienced submissive who is unable to process emotional pain without physical pain (sometimes extreme)
So this is not for the average BDSM reader. It deals with a very different type of dominance, family violence, sexual abuse, and a wealth of other emotions. It is also a story of ho...more
Katie
Generational Sins went far outside my normal comfort zone so I was surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did.

David has been a victim of his father's controlled abuse his entire life. It isn't until he meets and falls head over heals for Kat, that he realizes how sick and evil his father truly is. Kat is an intelligent, beautiful girl who just happens to have a submissive side that she aches to have David dominate. David and Kat love one another unconditionally and try to work towards a life...more
Lucia

Generational Sins is not your traditional BDSM story. It may content various truly hot scenes but main feature of this story was definitely original and interesting plot. Generational Sins is also a story of true and strong love. Love that changes you, love that makes you better and love that fulfils you. But Generational Sins is not just "hearts and flowers" kind of story. There are some dark and disturbing situations present too, so be warned.

The idea of having experienced sub (Kat) who intro...more
Jacqueline
This book was okay. I never really bought David as a Dom. He came across almost totally beta to me. This wasn't really a romance as it wasn't about these two people falling in love but rather about David dealing with his brutally abusive father, his abused mother and his own messed up upbringing. He needed to learn to be a Dom because he was in a relationship with an experienced Sub. I had the feeling however that if he had fallen in a love with a vanilla sex loving woman he would have changed t...more
Anas Attic  Book Blog
I wish I could give more stars, but I just didn't really enjoy this book for a few reasons. First of all, I found the shifting of time and narrator to be so confusing. If it was one or the other I would have been ok, but to follow past or present, her or him was too much.

Also, I like my men to be strong Alphas. I found this guy to be a wimp. He couldn't stand up to his daddy for anyone. Eeew. Next, they barely went into her history (I just finished and forgot her name), and why she NEEDED the B...more
Kathy
Wow! For only .99, it doesn't get much better (or hotter)! Granted, this is fairly dark, and explores the world of BDSM, but not what I would ever consider hard-core. Of course, my husband tells me that I have now become jaded. Ha! Yes, there is rape. I will warn you now. No, I do not like to read about someone being raped. The scene (you keep reading reviews about) was integral to the storyline. You had to feel the depravity of the father-in-law to truly grasp the overall development of all the...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
(First let me apologise if I've got any little details in my summary wrong - the frustrating thing about e-books is that you can't flip through the pages, finding those things your memory is fuzzy on!)

Katlyn and David met while studying pre-med together in New York; instantly attracted to each other, David didn't even want to be friends with Kat at first because of his upbringing, his father, and his track record with women. His father, Richard, a successful surgeon and a powerful man in his com...more
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
★★★★ 1/2! A beautiful and memorable love story.

This book is a good read in this “after 50 Shades” era. It might be difficult for some of us to relate to the abuse issue in this story, but nevertheless this is a wonderfully told love story with a very sexy and lovable Hero, David Paulson (25 years/black hair/blue eyes). I highly recommend this book and I am curious to see if Ms. Blair plans on writing more books in this genre. Please note there is a book about the Heroine, Katlyn (24 years/brown...more
Lili
Dec 29, 2013 Lili added it
Shelves: dnf
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★Ruth★
This book had a hard start and it definitely didn't leave the reader in any doubt of what they were getting into. Not for the lighthearted or squeamish.
I also found the time lines hard to follow and got a bit lost at times.
Having said all that it did grab my attention and I wanted to know where it was heading, i even cheered at one point (you'll understand if you read it).
NiteReader
This book is difficult to describe. Samantha Blair's writing is rich and descriptive. The story of Kat and David is at once a beautiful love story and yet astoundingly, shockingly grotesque as well. This isn't a book I would re-read.
Lenore Kosinski
I was really surprised by how much I ended up enjoying this book. At the beginning it was REALLY hard to get into...I mean, it starts off very startlingly and it was kind of uncomfortable. But sticking with it, it was a lot deeper then I was expecting. I guess I was expecting more standard erotica, but there was a lot to it. From getting a strange insight to a very different kind of abuse that David and his mother endured...I say different b/c it was just so detailed in some ways, and you could...more
Katie
just finished reading this book and this is the first time reviewing a book as well.

one word that this book left me: SPEECHLESS (okay another word: UNCOMFORTABLE)
i really wish i read more of the reviews so i knew that this book contained sexual violence, i only thought it was physical violence which i can handle. However, sexual violence was a whole new level for me which i found out i can't handle at all.

The events in this book left me feeling shaken and uncomfortable. I didn't expect it to me...more
Russo
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Jesey ~ Schmexy Girl Book Blog
*Disclaimer in the beginning of this book states "Please read with caution. This book contains very adult situations and is not suitable reading for those under the age of eighteen."

After reading the very first line on the very first page I was shocked and intrigued. And so I began diving into the world of David and Katlyn, the hardcore sub/dom relationship and how it all began. Samantha Blair weaves their story through the past and the present, switching it up from chapter to chapter. She reall...more
Lee Anne - OMG! Spring is Finally Here!
This was very confusing to read. Every other chapter was what happened in the past and every other chapter was the current story line. Every other chapter was from his point of view and the others were from hers. It was difficult to keep up. I found myself having to reread parts after I figured out if it was present or past and from who's point of view.

I found the characters weak and uninteresting. I also found it completely unbelievable! The absolute worst was the mother. After suffering more t...more
Jessica ♡~ Book&Coffee Lover ~♡
This story was really intense, hard in many ways but for many people who are narrow minded it could very well be THE book to open there eyes and see that BDSM is just a lifestyle chosen between two Consenting Adults!

This book shows us what the difference is between BDSM and (Domestic)Abuse.
It shows us a clear picture that a relationship between D/s is all about fulfilling eachothers needs.. And Abuse is only to fulfill the needs of one person, the one who does the beating etc..

And once again w...more
Dana
This book was brutal, and not at all what I was expecting. I had to keep myself detached from the story while reading it...it was just so dark. The climax literally made me gasp and I considered making it a DNF, even though there was only about 10 pages left. I like to consider myself to be very open minded about books and can power through pretty much everything, but this was a lot to take in. I strongly advise others to use caution when considering this book.
I give it 2 stars as the writing wa...more
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Ms. Blair lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her loving husband and two cats. Her writing slows every fall with the start of the Steelers season before making an amazing rebound shortly after the Super Bowl. She has a full time career as a marketing director and website designer, but in her spare time she can frequently be found writing for the shear joy of it.

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