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Original Sin (Alexandra Jones #2)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  2,293 Ratings  ·  133 Reviews
Original Sin is book two in the Alexandra Jones series, the sequel to First Bitten.

Alex has run. Leaving everything she knows and loves … Nathan, behind. She’s a fugitive; hiding from the Original Vârcolacs who want to claim her for themselves.

Hiding in Italy, she has changed her identity and her appearance; working in a coffee shop in the quiet town of Sassano.

Then Zeff s
Paperback, 278 pages
Published May 23rd 2012 by CreateSpace (first published May 22nd 2012)
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Sep 18, 2012 Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads rated it it was amazing
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I think I should start this review by saying I am a COMPLETE fan-girl when it comes to Samantha Towle!! I mean the women is a genius. I LOVED the 1st book in this series First Bitten, it is one of my all time favorite books EVER! So I was dying to read this when it came out and was absolutely blown away by it.

It pick's up 6 month's after Alex has left Nathan in a hotel room (which was an epic way to leave us hanging in the last She is on the run moving aroun
Jun 10, 2012 Elle rated it it was amazing
Samantha has really delivered on this book.
Def the best so far, and Zeff....well I kinda like him better than Nathan...just sayin.
Really looking forward to seeing what happens next. Great read!
Jenny & Gitte - TotallybookedBlog
Whilst the first book (First Bitten) in this series was a slow build up, this book was all go from the get go.

It had me gripped from page one until the very last page!

The chapter from Nathan's pov was amazing allowed us an insight into him and the emotions he was feeling and I have to say, that chapter really did tug at the heartstrings.

I love Nathan as a character, he is all brooding, alpha, sometimes sensitive and can definitely say the wrong thing, but I just love him.

Alex comes into her ow
Gitte & Jenny - TotallyBookedBlog
I LOVE LOVE LOVE when I discover a new Author and find their first book to be amazing. Then I always get worried, if it's a series, what if the 2nd one fails to keep up?..Huge pressure!!

Well, how much do I LOVE Samantha Towle right now??? A bloody LOT...she is FAB-U-LUSH!!! This book was FAB!!! And I got to say that having the image of Tom Hardy in my head as Nathan WHOA big big big CAM!!!!!

So as I said Original Sin is the second book in Alexandra Jones series and I was hooked from First Bitten
Daneka Summers
May 24, 2012 Daneka Summers rated it it was amazing
Ok so after 6 and half hours of straight reading this book, I'm finished. But I do not want it to be finished.

Original Sin is the second book in Alexandra Jones series and being hooked from First Bitten I could not wait to get my hands on it. So without giving too much away, Alex is now on the run from the Originals constantly running from country to country, when she bumps into Zeff, she is immeadiately drawn to him. She still loves Nathan but its been 6 months he can't possibly still care for
Rachel Wheeler
Jun 03, 2012 Rachel Wheeler rated it it was amazing

Yeah Zeff(mysterious)Mmmm... I really like his character... I still love Nathan (of course) and add a little Alex to the mix and you have the perfect ingredients for a WON-dEr-FULL love triangle...Exactly up my alley... It was filled with everything I enjoy and expect in a 5 star series! I am wondering how many books are to this series because there is a lot un-kowns...

I wonder... Is Zeff good or bad???
Hmmm... how delicious is Isiah going to be???
& will Alex be able to k
AMAZING sequel to "First Bitten." I have one word: Zeff!!! If you read this book, I guarantee that you will IMMEDIATELY fall for this man...However, after you are done swooning over Zeff, you will be brought back to the reality that faces Alex's unique situation, the very real dangers she is facing, Nathan's family that she regrets putting in danger, and of course the continued "love me or love me not" relationship that hangs in the balance between Alex and Nathan...Please do yourself a favor an ...more
Jun 13, 2012 Sali rated it it was amazing
ok sooooo sorry i didnt put this review up sooner :)


SAMANTHA TOWLE has added soooo many more elements to thins book that it had me hooked !!!
& omfg im soooooo excited for what is to come in the 3rd book that i can see it already in my head what we are in for !! eeeeekkkkk its going to be a RIPPA MATE !!! (lol sorry had to go all aussie on u there)

this book picks up 6mths after the end of the 1st story . I was nicely suprised to find
Sandra "Jeanz"
May 29, 2012 Sandra "Jeanz" rated it it was amazing

I bought this book from as soon as it became available as after reading BK1 I couldn't wait to get my hands on BK2 to read more about Alex and Nathan.
First of all I think the cover really fits the book well, because there's the image of Alex, and the wolf in the background.
I have to admit I couldn't resist reading this one as soon as I could as I had been somewhat impatiently waiting for it.
In this book Alex has run away from the gorgeous shifter Nathan and she is using a
Dani Hodge
May 30, 2012 Dani Hodge rated it it was amazing
Original Sin did not disappoint! One of my new favorite series! I tried so hard to take my time reading this book, trying to make it last as long as possible but I couldn't put it down! I love Alex and Nate! And after meeting Zeff he is defiantly growing on me! He is funny and sarcastic and I love it! I really can NOT wait for the next book to come out! I hope I don't have to wait that long! I highly recommend this series!!
Paranormal Reads
May 28, 2012 Paranormal Reads rated it it was amazing
Let me just say I am so glad I didn’t have to wait so long for Original Sin to release, next I want to say Thank you Samantha Towle for allowing me to review the second installment in the Alexandra Jones Series!

Original Sin takes place a few months after Alex leaves Nathan behind. She is still on the run and is constantly moving to avoid detection but while in Italy she is attacked by a vampire and is saved by Zeff, mysterious and handsome but is just a plain human who happens to be a vampire hu
Heather Wiese
May 30, 2012 Heather Wiese rated it really liked it
#2 in the series.

Alex has now been on the run for 6 months after leaving Nate in a hotel room. She's convinced that the vampires and Vârcolac's will come to hunt her and she refuses to allow them to hurt Nate or his family any further.

She's currently in Italy, working in a cafe, only spending enough time to save up money to move on to another town or country. At work is where she meets Zeff, a stranger that insists on helping her, no matter how she brushes him off.

Then he saves her from a vampi
Jun 03, 2012 Natalie rated it it was amazing
Original Sin starts approximately 6 months after First Bitten ended. Alex, now called “Sarah”, is still pretty much in love with Nathan but is stubbornly staying away from him. She is working as a barista in a coffee shop, traveling from country to country to stay away from the Originals. There she meets Zeff, a vampire hunter. In the weeks that follow, he teaches Alex how to be strong and independent. He helps her embrace who she really is. I can’t say anymore (I’m eager to say some spoilers x ...more
Jun 09, 2012 Delphina rated it it was amazing
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Oh my!!! I can not believe she managed to top the first book in this series, but she did. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I simply could not put it down. I am so beyond glad that I was able to read this book immediately after finishing book one. The suspense of waiting for book two would have probably been too much for me ;). I am going to try to be as non spoilerish as possible, but there may be some spoilers from book one.

Here are some of the many things I simply adored about this book:

*I lov
Paranormal Books R Us
Jun 10, 2012 Paranormal Books R Us rated it it was amazing
All I can say is wow! I sat down and said I was going to read a few chapters and here I am finishing the book in one sitting. Samantha Towle has done it again and I feel like she has really found these characters. They are as real and alive as someone you can walk up to on the street. I found myself once again getting so emotionally wrapped up in Alex and Nathan's story that at points I wished I could grab them both and shake some sense into them! How can you not love Nathan but Zeff....I had re ...more
Jenny Delandro
Dec 10, 2012 Jenny Delandro rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed following Alex / Sarah on the run...
She had left Nathan because she loved him and
did not want him to be hurt or killed like Sol...
She finds herself attracted to a customer at the coffee shop where she has been for a few weeks

But Nathan is still on her mind...
she learns to fight and shift into her wolf
but all is not what it seems...
She gets scared
and runs to Jacks.. but their welcome was not what she expected
There seems to be more tales to tell...
Hoping we get lucky **sigh**!!
Fiendishly Bookish
Jun 19, 2012 Fiendishly Bookish rated it really liked it
Um can't help it but the urbane Zeff is my choice. And he's an Original! Powerful! Yummy-sexy!
Kim Chappell
Jul 03, 2012 Kim Chappell rated it it was amazing
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Jennifer  Davis
Jul 19, 2012 Jennifer Davis rated it it was amazing
I was given and e-copy by the author in exchange for my honest review.

This is the sequel to "First Bitten" The author is high on my list of favorites. She has a way for making you fall for her characters and feel all their emotions.

Alex has set out on her journey of a new life on her own. She had to make a choice that is killing her on the inside, but it is better then watching her loved ones die. She has changed her identity and her looks, hoping it will help her hide while on the run from da
Douglas Meeks
Aug 17, 2012 Douglas Meeks rated it liked it
Original Sin (The Alexandra Jones series #2)Original Sin by Samantha Towle

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Let me say that I enjoyed book 1 First Bitten (The Alexandra Jones series) and it laid the groundwork for what I hope would be an amazing series. Unfortunately, the first 50% of Original Sin (The Alexandra Jones Series #2) was pretty much going that way and THEN Alex loses her brain someplace and become the clone of thousands of women who stay with or are attracted to abusive men. Nathan gets a bit of polish from the author trying to make him
Aug 24, 2012 Abby rated it really liked it
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I LOVED this book.... full review to come ....
Sep 02, 2012 Ash rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pnr, adult, 5-stars
"Its funny how you just break down
Waiting on some sign
I pull up to the front of your driveway
With magic soaking my spine

Can you read my mind?"

-Read My Mind, The Killers

First: 5/5 Stars!

Second: Towle really knows how to write a book. I thought the first book in this series was good, but the second I read straight through until 5 AM this morning! Once I started I could not stop. Thank you long weekend, thank you! There was also a certain someone I was basically dying in anticipation waiting to app
Marie DeLaRosa
Sep 24, 2012 Marie DeLaRosa rated it it was amazing
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Let me just say I am so glad I didn’t have to wait so long for Original Sin to release, next I want to say Thank you Samantha Towle for allowing me to review the second installment in the Alexandra Jones Series!

Original Sin takes place a few months after Alex leaves Nathan behind. She is still on the run and is constantly moving to avoid detection but while in Italy she is attacked by a vampire and is saved by Zeff, mysterious and handsome but is just a plain human who happens to be a vampire hu
Avid Reader Amy's Reviews
Review as seen on my blog Amy's Book World:

This was a much anticipated book for me since First Bitten ended in a cliffhanger. This story picks up 6 months after Alex left Nathan behind in the hotel room. She has been hopping around countries going by the name Sarah. Alex meets Zeff one day and he ends up saving her life. Zeff is no Nathan. While Zeff offers a helping hand and friendship, he doesn't fill the void that leaving Nathan has left. The first half of the book is spent with Alex getting
Oct 26, 2012 Dianne rated it it was amazing
Wow! Book two takes off perfectly from book one. Alex is on the run, trying to stay under the radar of the original Vârcolacs. She finds help from a handsome stranger who seems too good to be true.

Again, like book 1, this is dark, edgy and a great read! Romance, action, danger, supernaturals...loved it!
Leanne Crabtree
Loving this series so much! Can't wait for book 3
Holy cow!!! I think I'm in love with this series, what a fantastic, hot read. Can't wait for book 3!
Feb 07, 2013 Jeannette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED it!!!
I have a thing for paranormal romance especially vampires and this series is great.
I really enjoyed the first book but found the second one...just better. And I'm sorry but I love Zeff. Not a big fan of Nathan, found him to be an ass. Where Zeff taught her to accept what she is and grow and learn with it, I found Nathan would just tear her down. And she was comfortable around Zeff and could talk to him where Nathan always made her uncomfortable and question everything. Plus, the ban
Feb 26, 2013 Dianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG "Original Sin" was amazing! I am so tired right now! I started this book last night after finishing "First Bitten" and honestly couldn't put it down until I finished it. I read through most of the night, slept for maybe two hours and then continued reading.

Samantha Towle is an incredible author. My emotions have been on a roller coaster ride throughout this book...I cried, I laughed, I felt overwhelming despair and desperation, I felt joy and was as if I had stepped into the
Mar 09, 2013 AJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Picking up 6 months after the devastating end of First Bitten, we find Alex on the run and hiding out in Italy. She is broken hearted, and missing Nathan terribly, but in order to keep him, and herself, safe, she keeps herself hidden, moving around every few months, trying to stay away from anything supernatural that could pinpoint her as a the only female Vârcolac (a vampire / werewolf hybrid) in existence.

While waitressing in a small-town Italian coffee shop she meets Zeff, who is gorgeous, s
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SAMANTHA TOWLE is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series and The Revved Series, and stand-alones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, and Sacking the Quart
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“I look at you and everything just makes sense. And I can’t see another day in my future without you in it.” 8 likes
“You had another tattoo done? What does it say?"
"Alex. It says, Alex. I guess I just needed something to remind me you were real, because after you left, there was nothing ... nothing to say you'd ever been here.”
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