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Chosen by Sin (Para-Ops #3)

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  373 Ratings  ·  65 Reviews
The longest life isn’t always the happiest one…

Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and Otherborn—humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA—still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills.

For now, werebeast Dex Hunt serves on the Para-Ops team, but his true purpose is to kill the werewo
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published December 20th 2011 (first published December 18th 2011)
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Lady Heather
LOVED! LOVED! LOVED this story!
There was a point where I wanted to keep reading, but was afraid to finish the story (yep I was that into it).
Dex and Jes's story was like an amazing roller-coaster ride.
Dex is now on my list of favorite Alpha's.
In this book in particular the Author stays true to Dex's character. He is still just as loyal, stubborn, and aggressive. These are not always good characters traits to have, but the reader comes to understand where He's coming from and why He reacts to
Jan 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Wow! It's 6:30 AM and I stayed up all night to finish this book and it was so worth it. Oh my goodness was this story good. Full of so much love and pain. I definitely think that this is by far the best in the series. Dex was just so much more than what I was expecting. Yes, he's tortured and full of pain, but he's also a wise-ass that cares about the ones closest to him, even if he won't admit it to himself. There was just so much pain and re
Among The Muses
Rated: 4.5 at Novel Reflections

This third addition to the Para-Ops series did not disappoint one bit, in my expectations for the continuation of the series, as well as for the characters!

Werebeast Dex has been the hero with the story that I've been highly anticipating since he was first introduced back in book one. Broken, troubled, flawed, utterly alpha, sexy, emotionally distant and vulnerable; he's everything I enjoy in a hero who just needs some lovin', and Virna did a fantastic job at showi
I like Virna DePaul's Para-Ops series more with each book that I read, so I am so happy to have stumbled on Chosen By Sin completely by accident. Since it's not main stream pubbed like her previous two book Chosen By Blood and Chosen by Desire which were Berkely releases, I only clued into to it by seeing Chosen By Sin mentioned in Goodreads member's status update.

Where the previous book was really a team effort, the team has split up this time around with only short glimpses - or mentions - of
Dex is a the emotionally wounded member of an elite special “para-ops”team, he is also a breed shifter/vampire. He has conquered his torments and tormentors of the past and has taken a position on the team with the goal exact his revenge on his grandfather, Bodin...the person he blames for all his hardships. Dex is also the child of prophecy, supposing to hold the ability to create immortality in others.

Jesmina (Jes) is a natural born vampire. Orphaned at an early age, she was saved by the very
Dec 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog Rating: 3.5/5

They’d both lost love early, but at least Jes had been loved by others. Had Dex? Had he ever had the chance? Had he ever let someone truly love him?

It struck her then, how desperately she wanted him to be loved. How desperately she wanted to be the one to love him.

When we last left off with Dex, he was “helping” Lucy out by coming up with an arrangement to help her get through her feline heat cycles. They’re still having sex, but neit
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
4.25 STARS

Dex is a character that caught my eye from the beginning of this series, His smart ass comments and rough exterior drew me in instantly and I couldn't help but be attracted to him. Of course I've always been drawn to the emotionally damaged bad boy with the gooey middle LOL! Anyways, I couldn't wait to read his book. I wanted to know if I was right about him. I'm pleased to say that I was! Virna DePaul did not disappoint with him or this book!

Dex Hunt may be the quintessential bad boy
Stephanie  G
Dex had never been good at being a team player but for some reason he found it satisfying to be part of the Para-Ops team. Not that he would admit it but he thought of the other team members as family. No! Better than family since his family abandoned him. Since their last assignment he had gotten especially close to Lucy the mage-cat shifter in the group. Lucy was having double controlling her heat so Dex decided he would help her through it , this only became difficult once he met the sexy vam ...more
Christi Snow
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I don't have room on my review schedule on my blog to post this until Jan. 5th, so I decided to go ahead and post it here now.

My Review:

I was so looking forward to this third installment to the Para Ops series and I was not let down. At first, I was worried when I realized that Dex wasn't going to be paired up with Lucy, but I loved him and Jes together....and whoa, I was so surprised about their intertwined powerful.

Virna DePaul has created such an incredible world within this se
Morgan Wyatt
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal
I consider the book a 4.5 as opposed to 4.0

Monty Python used to open with the words, “Now For Something Completely Different.” It almost seems that Virna DePaul’s paranormal Para-Ops series should have that stenciled across every book. It is not a sweet romantic tale of thwarted love between the species, nor does it involve sparkling vampires, what the series does have is hard hitting action, clever plot twists, and major heat. The third book in the series is CHOSEN BY SIN.

Dex Hunt is a were bea
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Shifters have begun killing each other. The shifters have always been the Otherborn that the world knows the least about. In an attempt to see this race have more peace and possibly become better rooted into human society Mahone and the Para-Ops team become involved. This assignment sends Dex to France and back into the arms of the woman he had believed to be a one night stand.

I loved Dex’s book. I picked him out as my favorite character while reading Chosen by Blood. I love shifters and charact
Jun 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
Poorly formatted, formulaic, predictable, and a TSTL heroine. Full out LOL worthy love scenes. Really, don't compare a man's penis to a metal pipe. Just DON'T. The heroine lies to the hero again and again.. and hey, SURPRISE, she lies again. I'm all for conflict between the two main characters, but all of the surrounding drama felt contrived and asinine. There is a particular plot point in which the hero does not want a certain something to occur (and it's stressed how much he goes to extreme le ...more
Dec 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
I loved it! Love Dex...have from the very beginning...he's always been the "bad boy" of the group and i LOVE the bad boys! Dex's story was entertaining and fast paced..there was all the action, suspense, romance and steamy scenes that i've come to enjoy with this series..there were also a lot of very sweet and emotional moments in this one.

I really also enjoyed all the side plots/storylines going on with Knox and Felicia...he's planning something and it has me a little bit nervous! Even the sto
Dec 02, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: pnr, freebies
I didn't think I could like a sequel less than the first book in a series, but Chosen by Sin proved me wrong.

There's still a very shallow world-building and the characters are worse than their counterpart in Chosen by Blood. It may have a plot, but I couldn't get out of my dislike of the romance and characters.

He is simply unbelievable. You do not spend an eternity hating and taking one definite decision to accept change so easily. (Yes, he rages. 5 minutes. No more. He... crumbles. He's way to
Jenni Ebba
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was another great addition to the series. It was actually a lot better than the first one, but not as good as the second. In this one we finally find out who Dex Hunt really is and the lucky heroine that was introduced in the last one! The series seems to be almost over though, now that almost the whole team has found a "partner." I liked that in this novel we were introduced to more of the paranormal world, because I thought that was lacking from the previous two. I hope in the next n ...more
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
Dec 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Chosen by Sin. Dex is like an island. He doesn’t allow anyone to get close to him. Not his team members, not his lovers, no one. Until he crosses paths with Jesmina Martin, the sexy, sassy vampire who helped the Para-Ops team on their last mission. Jesmina changes everything for Dex.

This was a really good book. I enjoyed reading about Dex & Jesmina’s struggle with their feelings, although I wanted to slap both of them around at times. There are so many secrets and lies that
Jenny Delandro
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I like books which invite me to immerse myself in the culture and landscape of somewhere completely different and yet so believable.

We have seen glimpses of Dex in previous books and he always seemed to have his own agenda.
But this time it takes he down a path he had forgotten existed.

Jesmina becomes the centre of his world and although he denies the way he feels initially, this books delivers a tremendous HEA moment!
As always there are the usual sprinkles of further story arcs for the future..
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved Dex's story! It was worth the wait.Dex was so angry all the time that when he was sweet and tender it was just made me all warm and fuzzy inside. Cant wait for the next one. I really hope that it is about Cy and Lucy. What the hell is going on with Knox? Things better not go the way they sound towards the end of this book. Love that guy!

Virna DePaul please hurry with the next book!!!! ;)

Feb 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-r-c-g
Really enjoyed this book. Stayed up reading till really early in the morning. Series has been great and it seems to get better and better. I am looking forward to the next one. I hope that Mahone will get a book as well.
Melinda Collins
Jan 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am incredibly proud to have been able to take Dex's journey with him. He had me in tears through the last 15% of this novel...and it was totally worth it!

Definitely ready for the next one in this series!
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this book...the series gets better and better. I will definately be awaiting the next installment.
Jessie Potts
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
Awesome installment, I'm so glad we get to see a new race the Draci!

Look for the review later on USA Today's HEA blog!
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book for the series. I am s glad that Dex fell in love.

I cannot wait for the next book in the series.
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved Dex's story and I'm a sucker for the unexpected baby twist....ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SERIES! keep them coming Virna!
Tara Clegg
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love me some Dex!
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love this series, there are no dull moments and each book just gets better. Cant wait for lucys story
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wicked Edge, Castle of Dark Dreams #5, by Nina Bangs
Grade: B-

“So where did that leave Passion, the angel-slut of heaven?”

Passion’s boss, Archangel Ted, has had enough of the rebellious angel and has sent her to Earth to get her head back in the saving souls game. Castle of Dark Dreams is a fantasy paradise for people looking to escape reality and fulfill their deepest desires and Passion has just checked in as their new guest. Passion soon finds the people of the Castle may be irredeemable and o
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**Originally written for Book Bliss book blog. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review**

Review: 4 stars
General: Phew! Chosen by Sin is one hot read! From page one until the end this book has high sexual stakes from tension to bedroom scenes. All were beautifully written and to me felt like they belonged and weren't just tossed in for a cheap thrill. I think this book had so many wonderful positives. However, I was unaware that this was a series book and I fou
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
3.5 Stars

After not enjoying the second book Chosen by Fate as much as I expected to, I have been pleasently surprised by this one! Focusing on Dex Hunter the werebeast of the Para Ops team he starts to look into the mysterious shapeshifters, the most persecuted species of Other, they are being connected to strange killings and the raising of dark spirits. With the help of Jesmina Martin, the mysterious vampire from Chosen by Fate, will they be able to stop what the shapeshifters are planning, th
Dorothea Müller
Dex Hunt ist ein Wer-Bestie und seine Vergangenheit liegt im schwer im Magen. Er will endlich seine Rache und seinen Großvater töten. Die Vampirin Jesmina Martin hat ihr unsterbliches Leben anderen verschrieben und ist Ärztin geworden um den Drachenwandlern zu helfen. Als beiden sich das erste Mal treffen sprühen nur so die Funken. Obwohl Jesmina den wahren Grund ihres Treffen verschweigt und sie bei dem Treffen etwas mitnimmt, dass ihre Leben verändern wird.

Virna DePaul kenne ich schon von eine
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A former prosecutor, Virna DePaul writes "heat, heart, & HEA" for Harlequin and Random House. She is also a bestselling Indie author, with Bedding The Wrong Brother being a top 100 contemporary romance on Amazon with over 150 5* reviews.
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Para-Ops (3 books)
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