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Sin & Seduction (Sin & Seduction #1)

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  193 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Dorian Grant is king of the New Orleans underworld, but he isn’t mafia and doesn’t appreciate the assumption. He’s simply a crude businessman anyone in his right mind would think twice about screwing over. Life in the Big Easy is all about sin, and violent, short-tempered Dorian has committed them all.

But not all New Orleans sins leave a bad taste in the mouth, as Dorian
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Paperback, 216 pages
Published August 18th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press LLC (first published August 9th 2012)
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MandyM
2.5 stars. Story of exotic dancer Jansen who captures the eye of crime boss Dorian.

Mmm... This is more like erotica than a more substantial romance. Jansen is struggling to make ends meet and is ecstatic to get a solo dancing job at the club. He was the victim of a vicious rape in the past which left him needing hospitalisation and surgery to repair the damage. So he's reluctant to enter a physical relationship. Dorian is an unfeeling, unscrupulous crime boss. There are several graphic instance
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Purplegirl
There are certain things that I feel make a good crime boss story. I want the MC to be ruthless, have some anger issues, not shy away from violence, have a thirst for revenge and be able to protect what is his. Dorian fit the bill. I was worried that the author, as many authors do, make the criminal soft after he finds love. Granted that Dorian softened a little, in regards to Jansen, but he still took care of business, with a baseball bat, when he needed too. I loved it! Don't judge me :)

Even t
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Nile Princess
The violence in this book is done to perfection. Dorian Grant is exactly the kind of cold, intimidating and ruthless MC that I like. Yes, he initially used cocaine and X to deal with his inner demons but all of that added to his larger than life persona. I love the relationship he has with Angelo, his bodyguard and that Angelo doesn't back down from putting him in check when he teeters on the edge of the abyss.

Two things prevented this from being 5 stars:

A) Jansen. He was just a weak character a
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Jen
Yep. 1 star.

This book was TERRIBLE.

The characters were flat, one-dimensional stereotypes. My good friend Deirdre described Jansen as a woman (read: typical romance novel "heroine") rewritten as a guy. That's a pretty good description. I've NEVER seen a character, male or female, who cries so much.

I HATED Dorian's speech patterns, and I hated the way he kept referring to Jansen as "the kid" or "my dancer." And he was sort of a vanilla version of Scarface - I still have no idea why Jansen fell
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Emma Sea
Even as a free read I can only bring myself to give this two stars.

The writing is adequate in terms of grammar, spelling, and basic structure. There was no character development. The resolution was highly unsatisfactory. The internal logic of the story . . . well, it wasn't logical.

It wasn't a terrible book, but I wouldn't recommend spending any time on it. The exception would be if you had a mob kink, in which case go for it. Dorian and his right hand man have a good sense of looming menace, a
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SheReadsALot
Sin & Seduction is a little difficult for me to review because on one hand I disliked some key aspects of the book and on the other hand I enjoyed the other parts. A mafia type like crime boss (?) falls for an insecure, damaged male stripper. Both men crash their way into a HEA.

I'm the type of reader who does not mind reading about a villain finally getting their happy ending. And Dorian Grant is not a goody two shoe type of hero, he definitely can take a seat in the bad boy chair. But the m
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Maya
Sin & Seduction by Allison Cassatta
4 Stars
Reviewed for www.heartsonfirereviews.com

Jansen is a stripper at nightclub who is struggling just to survive. He is a broken boy, putting himself back together after a brutal beating and rape a year before. The rape was so savage that he needed surgery to repair the damage and extensive hospitalization for recovery and has not had sex since. He has been dancing in the back rooms of Sin & Seduction for a while and is still scraping to get by. He is
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Jeff Erno
Sin & Seduction is the Godfather of m/m fiction. Set in New Orleans, it is the story of a powerful mobster (Dorian) who falls in love with an erotic dancer (Jansen).

The story itself is page-turning, very exciting, and action-packed. It depicts a dark criminal underworld that is filled with violence, greed, rampant sex, and lots of drugs. This gritty portrayal was harsh, particularly due to the fact that I read this book immediately after completing another book by this author which was the p
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EllieNY
Where to begin? My biggest problem with this book is that both of the characters are completely unlikeable. Dorian, in particular, is totally loathsome. He's a drug addict, thug, and conscienceless killer. Jansen is a beautiful "dancer" (aka wanna-be prostitute) with an inferiority complex. Absolutely no chemistry between the two - in fact the whole relationship is based on disdain and rage from Dorian and fear and desperation from Jansen. The author attempts to convince us the MCs are in love b ...more
Amanda
5 stars

Finally a book with a happy ending without making me want to gag before I'm halfway finished. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book since I have never read anything by this author.

Jansen (hated the name. not gonna lie.) and Dorian were a good match for each other even though they were completely different. You had Jansen the stripper and Dorian the scary ass thug/mafia boss. I'm a huge sucker for hot guys in the mob so this book was already a good choice for me.

This book had the r
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DaisyGirl
2.5 stars rounded up to 3.0

Dorian Grant is an underworld king in New Orleans. He’s a drug-using, ruthless crime boss with a propensity for violence and murder. Jansen is a stripper at a club called Sin and Seduction. Stage name Sweet Heat (I’m not kidding), Jansen appears on stage one night and dances his way onto Dorian’s lap and eventually into his bed. They are a mismatched pair searching for love and acceptance.

What I liked:
•Allison Cassatta didn’t pull her punches when describing how Dorian
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S.e.
I was one of the first to get a glimpse into the mind of the Author and boy what a look it was. Before my eyes, she brought to life two characters and sub-characters the way those whom are boasted as being National Best Selling Authors have.

Dorian is fantastic, in that he is very life-like, very much the Alpha male. And Sweet Heat, do not even get me started!

I thought the story was fantastically told and I laughed, cried, hated and loved. The author awoke in me things I did not know existed with
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deirdre
i finished this this morning . . . sadly, my initial instinct is i am sad i spent $7 . . .not angry, just sad.

this book/story could have been so much better . . . i never got invested in the characters so i didnt ever cry at what should have been heart wrenching scenes . . .and i was in a mood for a good tear jerk-er last night! it was not the emotional pulling gritty mess i love to read . . . one of the characters seemed like a stereo-typical weak female character rewritten as a male . . .does
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Danyele Johnson
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I mean, really? The inconsistencies, the lack of any sensible thoughts... It just seems terribly contrived and irrational.

One minute the main character Jansen says, "tell him I hate him, tell him he's dead to me. Tell him how badly he fucking hurt me." And quite literally a couple paragraphs down, in the same scene, his friend asks, "You'd blow him right now." And Jansen replies, "I don't know, there's something about him."
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This is all after Dorian roughly has sex with him, makes Jansen cry,
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JustJen "Miss Conduct"

A review by The Blogger Girls.

I was very excited to pick this one as my mobster theme book. Big, tough mafia type guy falls for smexy dancer, turns his life around, etc. I’m a bit on the fence with this one, however, because there were just as many things that I liked as that I didn’t.

Jansen – Had trouble with the name, so I ended up calling him Jan most of the time (his roommate was already Jason). He’s a sweet thing but not the brightest bulb in the pack. Poor kid falls for the dark, mysteriou
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Sheryl
GOSH DARN IT! AMAZING!!! The violence, the drug use... I HATED Dorian.. absolutely HATED him at the start and Jansen was just so... weak... BUT i must admit that they both grew on me; i became so engrossed in the story that i finished it in one night! NOT MY USUAL m/m fare; i normally read pretty fluffy m/m romance and this is most DEFINITELY not that but i LOVED IT!
Sadie Forsythe
**ranty review ... spoiler alert**

I will admit that since the writing and editing of this book is fine, it almost certainly deserves more than one star. But I just plain hated the thing so much I can't bring myself to give it any more. This book, no not the book, the book is fine, this story is horrible. H.O.R.R.R.I.B.L.E! It's basically porn with a very week attempt at a plot, which can be fun sometimes. But this was not one of those times.

The plot is essentially that a violent, drug addicted,
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Donnerhall
This book made me laugh out loud several times. It was just too stupid. I forced myself to finish it just to be able to rate it fairly. Honestly, it was painful to read Jansen's POV. He was a badly disguised woman in a m/f romance.
Simsala
DNF

Every second word is fuck or shit.
Even when swearing fits to characters and story - no thanks!
Eugenia Lynn
Let me first start off by saying that I have loved everything I've read by Allison Cassatta. This book was no exception...I loved it.

Dorian is the typical mob guy, he's ruthless, crass, emotionless, doesn't mind getting his hands bloody, I mean dirty, he's a scary guy.

Jansen is the male dancer who Dorian wants to get to know better. Reading the book, you want Jansen to run for the hills and get away from Dorian as fast as he can. But he can't, he's drawn to the man like a magnet and he keeps com
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Barb
Wow, this is a really hard book for me to review and not your typical m/m romance however I came away really liking it. Yes it's dark, gritty and not your sunshine and light but it is what it is, a story about the underworld life of Dorian Grant. And you definitely do not want to mess with Dorian. That being said, even though Dorian could be very dark, emotionless and vicious at times, there was a tender soft side to him that was buried deep. Very deep. Dorian isn't one to ever let anyone close ...more
Jen
Oct 21, 2012 Jen rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
I must admit, I did not finish this. I couldn't. I had to stop because it just wasn't good. The names were horribly cheesy. I wanted to overlook it but every time I read "Sweet Heat" I wanted to throw my iPad across the room. I knew I was in serious trouble from the get go with the author not understanding her subject matter. I have no idea why the crime boss character talked the way he did. It was a weird attempt at a dialect that totally failed. Continuously referring to someone as a "schmuck" ...more
Aggie
Nov 20, 2012 Aggie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes rougher m/m fiction
Recommended to Aggie by: word of mouth through author, plus I'd read two of her books already and liked them.
I enjoyed "Sin & Seduction", but whew! was it pretty dark. Not for those who don't like darker romances, with a hero who is bordeline sociopathetic(but all mafia types are, aren't they?) and his love interest who is a wary and put upon dancer just tryin to make a livin. I liked it very much despite Dorian's early nasty apathetic attitude and how he hurts Jansen in the begining. I didn't think he could be redeemed but by the end of this fast, but violent read, Dorian Grant shows some emotion ...more
Trisha Harrington
This book was really good and I loved everything about it to be honest. It was a great plot and Dorian and Jansen were good characters. I really felt for Dorian and even though he was horrible in parts of the book his history explained it to a degree. I really did not want to love this book as much as I did but there was something about him and the way he was written that made me understand him. I felt so sorry for Jansen and the horrible things that happened to him. His look was really bad and ...more
Jessie Patterson
I had previously read some of the story about what happens to Jason (a minor supporting character in this story), so I was very eager to read about how Jansen and Dorian got their start. These two are both mentally screwed up (with good reason), but they kinda end up helping each other out and being what the other needs. They are a great example of imperfect people finding the perfection underneath the piles of flaws. I wanted to reach through the pages and throttle them several times, but I kne ...more
adrienne
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Sin & Seduction was a bit hard to read in parts, as there is a fair amount of violence and a fairly graphic scene featuring somewhat dubious consent. Dorian is not a likeable character at all, and Jansen alternates between seeming like an abuse victim and appearing to be a gold-digger. Though there are explanations for their behaviors, it doesn’t really make either any more palatable. In fact, their personalities are so extreme; it is difficult to rel
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Sherrie Henry
This review contains spoilers.

Okay, you've seen those memes on Facebook that say "started out to read only a chapter or two, ended up reading the whole thing at 4 in the morning"? Well, that's what happened with this book. I couldn't put it down. I had been priveldged to a sneak peek at some of the chapters and I was mesmerized at how it all came together.

Now, this wouldn't be one of MY reviews without some of the nit-picky stuff.

First, there are two characters, Jansen and Jason. Jansen is a mai
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Karla
I give this negative 1 star. Ugh such a badly written book. It was super cheesy with such a weak plot line. The characters fell so flat and were just dumb. They were so unlikeble and all over the place. This book was just so rushed no developement of characters and the author tried too hard to make the MC's likeble but she failed miserably. I could just go on and on but you get the point is not worth me going into more detail. Bleh. It was so hard to finish this book. The sad thing is I bought t ...more
UnusualChild{beppy}
synopsis:
dorian is a mob boss who apparently regrets that he is forced to be one. he survives on one night stands, until the night that he meets jansen, who is dancing at one of the clubs that dorian frequents. dorian thinks that he can get by with only one night with jansen, but he finds that he can't forget the young man. when they get together again, dorian treats jansen nicer, but things are happening that are beyond both of their control.

what i liked: absolutely nothing.

what i didn't like:
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Kristi
I love antagonistic characters. I guess they do what I would like to do in real life, so I find an endearing quality in them.

Shattered Jansen seemed like a shattered "victim" that goes between persona's from diva-type gold digger to emotional wreck from his path in life.

Dorian is a hard ass "mob" type guy that handles business in an exciting way...I have a taste for all things mob, so this made him more lovable to me.

Their story is exciting and antagonistic and it pushes and pulls and kept my
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