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Deadly Sins

(The Callahans #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  2,961 ratings  ·  174 reviews

Witnesses to a shocking crime, three men must face the dangers of the past to unlock the passion in their hearts…

Logan Callahan has fought hard to forget what happened that fateful day, so long ago. But every night he tries to sleep, he relives the nightmare. Every time he closes his eyes, he sees the woman whose life he could not save…


Paperback, 376 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by St. Martin's Press
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Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love Lora Leigh and have read all of her books to date and I have been looking forward to reading the 2nd book in this series. Unfortunately, this is not one of her best. I hate reading reviews that complain about "editing" but this book really lacks editing. It was difficult to follow in parts because she would repeat the same sentence and she would use incorrect pronouns (Logan would make a reference, but she would refer to Logan as "she"). The romance and hot steamy scenes that Leigh is kno ...more
Nov 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Warning: There are some spoilers in this review, although they will not take away any real enjoyment of the book.

It is hard to decide what to rate this book. I was tempted to give it more stars than I did because it was much better than the previous book in the series, which I had some major problems with on a few levels. The editing was better (but still not at the level it should be for an author as popular and published as Leigh), and the story flowed a little bit better. There were quite a f
Paula Brandon
Jul 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
This one is sooooo bad, it's actually kind of funny. It feels like it's written by a teenager, with lots of clamping pussies and hard dicks as the hero and heroine have sex again and again and again.

I had never heard of Lora Leigh before, and I should have done my research, as she's an erotica author. Although this book had a fairly innocuous cover and a typical romantic suspense plot description on the back and words "romantic suspense" on the spine itself, it is certainly not romantic suspense
Aug 12, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book was astoundingly awful. The story was jerky and didn't even make sense half the time. But every time I found myself saying, "this doesn't make sense," I decided I didn't care because the book was so bad anyway.

The editing was poor. There were so many grammer and spelling mistakes! I stopped buying Lora Leigh books awhile ago because they had gotten so bad. Now I'm considering not even checking them out from the library or getting them from

About every 15 pages or so,
Lady Lioness
Two things first: 1) The identity of the Big Bad is not revealed in this book and there seems to be quite a lot of people gunning for these guys & their paramours. 2) In the book itself, this series is identified as the Sins series and I checked this specifically because on GoodReads & Leigh's website, it's listed as 'The Callahan's.' First off, there is more than one Callahan so it should be Callahans. Secondly, you would only need the apostrophe if you were adding a noun after Callahans, like ...more
Jenn Scranton
Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Much Much Much clearer than its predecessor, Midnight Sins. Lora Leigh dropped the continuous flow of character names that seemed to hit you like a freight train. She made the feud more understandable by having the characters explain it to other characters, versus the reader just reading it.

Bonus! Our leading lady was a strong hell cat of a woman which made me cling to this book a little more. Cami was a delicate flower for Rafer, but what Logan wanted and needed was a strong warrior woman who
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Wondering why I'm still reading Lora Leigh books. I wish she'd take a break, regroup, write less, or whatever it is she needs to do to get back to the way she wrote when she wrote the Nauti-boys, SEALs and Blacks OPs series.

Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was better than the last on in this series. Probably because the heroine, Skye, was more interesting, and tougher. She makes it worth the read.
I don't usually do the review thing, but so much bothered me about this book physically, that I had to put it into words. While the storyline was fine (didn't enjoy it as much as I did the first book in the series), the editing and printing of this book were atrocious. If I used both of those to rate the book, I'd have given it 1-1/2 stars. There were literally full paragraphs in at least 2 places in the book that were repeated verbatim, and believe me, nothing ruins the hotness of a love scene ...more
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It has been a long time since a book has held my interest from start to finish. Deadly Sins is a heart stopping romantic suspense that will leave you craving more.While this is book 2 in the "Callahan's" series, it may be read as a standalone. Gotta rustle up book 1.

Sky O'Brien is the type of alpha female that as a reader I love to encounter. She is both witty and intense in her passions. Tragedy has struck her life more than once. She know that monster do really exist and to catch a monster sh
Again, a convoluted mystery surrounding the Callaghan cousins, this time with Logan as the main protagonist, and his developing relationship with Skye O'Brien.

However, there are numerous faults along the way. Take Chapter 10 for example. This should have been a white-hot, orgasm-inducing scene between the two MC's; BUT, the totally, astonishingly BAD editing threw it all away: repetitive phrases, duplication of sentences, sequential failures, COMPLETELY ruined it.

And throughout the book there we
Sep 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

The second installment of Lora Leigh’s Callahan’s series turns the focus onto a different Callahan cousin, Logan, who just happened to my favorite when I was reading the first book, Midnight Sins, and after reading this one, he’s still my favorite!

Like his cousins Rafe and Crowe, Logan has lived a rough life. His family disowned him after his mother’s death and he and his cousins became the town’s pariahs having only each other and their Uncle Clyde (who is no
Apr 28, 2019 marked it as couldn-t-finish
Shelves: 2019
Sigh, it was clear that it would be very helpful to have read the previous book. But, the deal breaker for me was the PoV of a rapist/torturer. I don't need that, and it certainly lowers my experience of a book. I put it aside after just a few chapters. 29 04 19
I don't think I'm in the right frame of mind to read Lora Leigh right now.
This series could have been something, but instead Leigh took this installment and shoehorned the whole series to be just like all the others and I didn't like it enough to be okay with that. Not only that but, this is the second heroine in the series, which only has two books who hooked up with a guy their older sister already did.

Rafer and Cami I was almost okay with because Jaymi was receiving comfort only and not a rel
Mrs LB
Dec 30, 2011 rated it liked it
I was not going to bother reviewing this book until after I read some of the reviews. I initially thought that I had received a bad copy of this audiobook after some sentences and paragraphs were repeated; It's amusing now to know that that is actually how the book was written. What the hell, how do you miss that during editing?!
Anyhow, the book was alright but I like the first one more. There wasn't a lot of information thrown at you like in the first book (ie. past and present characters relat
Jul 13, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm giving this one three stars, as it was definitely better than the first book. This despite the continued inconsistencies, typos, repetitive language, name swapping, etc. I still find the plot overly complex and convoluted. At this point in the series, we should at least have an idea as to the 'why' the Callahan men are being targeted in the way that they are (i.e. with the raping and killing of any woman who has even looked at the guys) - this is way beyond what the family feud could necessi ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Oct 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, read-in-2012
The first three chapters are available at

I was thrown out of my willing suspension of disbelief more than once by poor proofreading and/or poor editing. The story has enthralling action sequences and characters I love, but it does not fill my definition of a good romance because so much of the plot is left hanging for the next episode. I like more of a sense of resolution to my stories, even those in a trilogy.

I also found the canine intervention less tha
~ Stephanie Lynn ~
I'm giving this one three stars, as it was definitely better than the first book.

Much clearer than Midnight Sins.

Still have my issues with the book.

It is just not what I am used to reading from Lora Leigh.

It seems like it was hurriedly written and was often confusing to me at times.

You have your mystery and deceptions. Which I love!!!

And there is a killer among us, but Ms. Leigh manages to mask his identity. Great JOB!!

It's you typical sleeping town, full of historical significances and a whol
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
My review may be colored by the fact I jumped into the middle of the series, and have not read the previous book. Little to no background for the hero was presented as the story progressed, and what little given was in tiny snippets that made continuity difficult to follow. Scenes changed dramatically, leaving my head spinning at times saying, "Wait! What just happened?!?" A couple paragraphs were repeated almost verbatim within a couple pages of each other, leaving me to wonder what the editors ...more
Mar 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
I have no idea why I bought this audiobook. What a goof. It's incomprehensible, but that doesn't really matter because these characters are sleezebags. The narrator didn't help. I'm not going to make myself finish.
 ♥Lynn ♥
I give this one 3.5 stars. I love Lora Leigh's stories, I just wish they had more meat on their bones.
Michele bookloverforever
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
family feuds taken to the max. intrigue, danger, passion. sex/romance.
Sep 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, return-to-sender
Tried but I just couldn't do it...
Kathy Davie
Feb 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
Second in The Callahans, a.k.a., Heroes and Heartbreakers, romantic suspense series revolving around three men, cousins, who are targeted by the ruling clique in Corbin County. The couple focus is on Logan Callahan and Skye O'Brien.

My Take
Well, it's better than the first installment, Midnight Sins . Leigh created a lot of tension and question in that first story and in Deadly Sins, she's expanded upon it, providing yet more questions. And, yeah, I'm curious enough to want to know who or what
Sep 02, 2020 rated it did not like it
I still have no idea what happened in this book. It was very confusing. I don't know if it's because I didn't read the first book in the series but I still don't get why the town hate Logan and his cousins so much. Because of their inheritance? Cause their dads were from the wrong side of the road?

This book jumps all over the place and it goes off on a tangent when one of the character flashes back to a certain scenario that their current scenario reminds them of. Part of this issue is due to e
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Maggie Perez De Molina
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Callahans are finally getting what amounts to their inheritance and yet they are still the black sheep of Corbin County. How LL comes up with the story and keeps it all straight, I will never know. But the mystery started in Rafe's story continues through Logan's and you cannot miss it. More clues are delivered and once again, the sexy times are also really secondary, at least to me, because the mystery that is at the heart of the series keeps you engrossed. Pick this book up now!
Melba Hudson
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exciting and Pleasure-filled

As usual, Lora Leigh Never fails to scorch the words off the pages and leave your head spinning with wild, erotic thoughts. So wonderfully written, with just the right amount of Suspense, Erotic Moments, Drama, Love and Family. Some moments darn’d near brought me to tears and others had me hiding under a blanket, or blushing and giggling my butt off. Wonderful job, can’t wait to devour the next book in the Series.
Mrs A. J. Turbfield
Wonderfully enjoyable tale. Excellent second in series.

Beautifully written story with cliff hanging moments to encourage you to read more. Addictive reading cant waot for next installment.
Kailee Danoski
Oct 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Started with the second book in a series... I followed pretty well but there were clearly things I became lost on. The mystery really wasn’t solved and leads into the next book, the love story kept me interested and why I read so quickly
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