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Tainted Bodies

(Photographer Trilogy #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  467 ratings  ·  144 reviews
Debut romance author, Sarah Robinson, arrives with her first book in a new romantic suspense series, The Photographer Trilogy, sure to keep fans of thrillers and romance on the edge of their seats.

A woman haunted by her past, Kate Jackson was listlessly floating through life until she meets charming lawyer and play boy, Derrick Kane. Just when she thinks she might have fo
Kindle Edition, 333 pages
Published January 4th 2014 (first published January 1st 2014)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
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Tainted Bodies is book one in the Photographer Trilogy by Sarah Robinson.

“The world might be tainted, but we don’t have to be.”

Kate Jackson has not had an easy life. After an unthinkable violation when she was just a child, her mother left and her father slowly drank himself to death. So Kate and her little sister Annie were all each other had left. Their bond as sisters was unbreakable. Her life as an adult is definitely not what she envisioned for herself. She is working at an office
3.5 tainted stars
It felt like a painting of perfection hiding secrets behind its facade.

Note from the author: People are hurt. People are killed. People make mistakes, one that will have you screaming at your e-reader with rage, maybe even disgust. I ask you to go into this story with an open mind, because this is based on a true story.

I had to include the note from the author in my review, because it was a good reminder for me because when I finished the book, I pretty much was in
Sarah Robinson
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-work
Have you read the bestselling romantic suspense series, The Photographer Trilogy, by Sarah Robinson yet?
Come get tainted...

✯ The Photographer Trilogy✯
✔Tainted Bodies ➜
✔Tainted Pictures ➜
✔Untainted ➜
✔Box Set ➜

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Please leave a review on Goodreads and Amazon/Barnes & Noble if you get a chance to read this book!! Thanks for all your support!!
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Didn't work. (Minor spoilers)

It's never fun to review a book poorly, but I'm a firm believer in honesty, so I'll try to explain.

The first 50% of this book was nothing but dates, cheesy flirtation and coffee. I needed a little bit more meat in my story to keep me interested. The story and the characters felt very under developed. I had nothing to connect me to these characters, nothing to keep me invested in their stories. It was just very bland. I don't know if this is a debut novel by this auth
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy, arc
Tainted Bodies was surprisingly a really good read in my book! I normally don’t like anything with law and crime since my dad has been a police officer all of my life and have therefore overheard a lot of stories regarding these topics so I was pretty reluctant to read this but am glad I did anyway.

What actually ended up snatching me was the scorching chemistry and connection between Kate and Derrick. I liked how they are both tainted and broken in their own ways. Meaning, none of them is ne
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TITLE: Tainted Bodies
AUTHOR: Sarah Robinson
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: January 4th 2014

I would've easily given this 5 stars but "commitment phobic Derrick" the drop kick that ran away took that 1/2 point!!

Such an easy story to get absorbed in, well rounded characters (this excludes Derrick of course) lol Loved the slow story line wasn't rushed in any way..I can not believe it took me so long to one click this bugga though!!
I started reading this late y
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2014
Kate graduated near the top of her class with a degree in Psychology, but after graduation she finds herself working in office furniture sales, a far cry from the field she had spent the last four years studying. She seems to be simply going through the motions of life, just trying to put food on the table, until she meets a charismatic stranger, Derrick, at her local coffee shop. The two hit it off right away and soon they find themselves spending all of their spare time with each other.

C.M. Foss
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness I loved this book for so many reasons!
You can tell the author took her time writing it, because the characters are well developed and there's an in depth and intricate (not convoluted) plot. I haven't read a crime/law type romance novel in a long time, and I'd forgotten just how much I love them! So all this to say, first off, I loved the story and the way it's written.
But what I really really REALLY loved was how real it was!! I'm weird. I want romance, I want suspense, I want ho
Michael Burhans
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Photographer Trilogy. What starts as a good and fun romance turns quickly into something much darker. This book will slap you upside the head and take you on a dark ride you didn't expect.

Though the action is sometimes disturbing, it is also faced paced and believable. This book is as real s tomorrow's headlines. Though bad things can destroy a person, so too can they be the making of one. Which will it be for Kate our female protagonist?

The overwhelming feeling
Bree Pearsall
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book surprised me. When I first started reading, I assumed that Kate and Derrick were going to have some sort of epic romance and solve crimes together.
So not the case.
Sarah takes you into the lives of these two people, and throws a tornado at them. The characters are very well developed, and the words seems to flow off the pages. It's a very raw story, very real. I'm glad that I read this book now, since I don't have to wait too much longer to see what happens next! I am looking forward t
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My review at 62% done with Tainted Bodies: OMG! I won't spoil it for others but I'm just so frustrated, angry, and appalled! Aaaggghhhh! So far the story is amazing. I got sucked right in and only stopped reading because my eyelids did not want to cooperate with my want to read.

Now that I have completed the book, this book was an unexpected surprise. The story engaged me right away! I haven't read a Crime Romance in awhile that has kept my attention when I had the time to read. Not the story wit
Butterflies, Books & Dreams
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is unlike any story I have EVER read!

Kate is a strong woman working through her battles, trying to overcome the emotional damages that have recently occurred. Derrick is battling his own demons, trying to figure out how to be stronger for Kate.

Well done
This is a cliffhanger, but book 2 comes out soon... (Thank goodness)
Holly Michelle
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review for Tainted Bodies 5 Stars.
Characters were well rounded everyday people. I loved this. I love the feeling you get when you read a book and you can relate to the characters.
In this book we meet Kate Jackson who is working in a furniture store. She seems to have the same morning routine that includes stoping into the corner coffee shop daily on her way to work.
One morning she meets Derrick Kane, at the coffee shop, when he uses this cheesey type of pick up skit with her.
As the book goes on
Night Owl Reads
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Kate Jackson is not living the life she anticipated... She is not working in the field she graduated college from, just listlessly floating through life having no idea what she truly wants to do with her life.

Living in the past doesn't help her cause either, letting things from her childhood continue to take over her adulthood. But then one day changes every thing. On her way to work she meets Derrick Kane in a local coffee shop in downtown D.C.

That day starts a whirlwind of a romance, leaving
Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
Sarah Robinson’s Tainted Bodies is a Crime Romance, a dark and heavy read that I could not bring myself to put down.

Romance, past traumas, sisterhood, secrets, betrayals and a horrific crime that occurs now—it doesn't seem like it would all fit together into a book that would leave ME wanting more. But it worked together flawlessly. It was real, raw and gritty—full of secrets, lies, mysteries and evasions which lead you up to a cliffhanger and breathlessly waiting for the second book in this ser
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

Tainted Bodies by Sarah Robinson is the perfect blend of romance, mystery, and heartbreak. This book cover is gorgeous and beneath it’s exterior is a story equally as stunning. I loved this novel from start to finish and the ending left me excited and anxious for the next book in The Photographer Series.

Kate Jackson is mindlessly going through life until a chance meeting with Derrick Kane. Sarah thoroughly builds their relationship as the pair is insepara
Chicks Looking For A Book Fix
**4.5 Stars**

I typically do not read crime/romance books but I did enjoy this one.

Kate Johnson is living a normal life, with little to no excitement. She has a past that still troubles her some but does a great job at hiding it. When she goes to her normal coffee spot Derrick Kane enters her life and stirs up some excitement.

Derrick is hot, fun, and a little mysterious. He too has a troubled past. You learn a little bit about his past and it gives you a understanding of why he the way he is at
Rozanne Visagie (Willow's Corner)
*ARC provided by author for a honest review.

This was an amazing read!(Little typos, but nothing serious). At first its all the details. Kate Jackson meets her perfect man, Derrick Kane. She is head over heels in love. They have their dates and just enjoys being in love and in each other's presence almost 24/7. We meet her sister, Annie, which is a lovable character. In the mean time Kate and Derrick is still much in love. Kate is decisive about her job, and what she actually studied for. But sh
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A touching romance novel with a twist of mystery. I enjoyed getting to know both Kate and Derrick as they fell in love with each other. They both have a past, one that they intend to keep secret for as long as possible. While trying to hold on to what they have, will their past get in the way of their future?

When Derrick runs into Kate adding a coffee to her already placed order. It's Kate that's taken off guard, his savvy charm takes her by surprise. Derrick has never met anyone like Kate, her
Sandra Love
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First off I want to say, I have another new favorite author. WOW… This book was a fast and enjoyable read, I was on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t put it down. This book in very intriguing and interesting. It has your romance, the humor and then a serious issue. My emotions where defiantly on high reading this book. This book even had a little suspense to it, which was really good.
Kate and Annie are sisters, I LOVE the relationship that they have. They come from a broken family, their mother j
Mar 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Kate goes aimlessly through life until the day she meets a cheeky guy in a coffee shop. Derrick makes her happy but he avoids adding any labels to the relationship. Kate presses him for more than simply being called 'A friend' some time into their relationship but just as Derrick agrees... Something terrible happens to Kate. Can Derrick push past it? or more importantly can Kate find the strength to heal from such a vicious attack?

Loved this book & it's plot. It begins slow but then it picks up
Tracy Reads
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
arc received in exchange for an honest review

well I so did not see that coming, in the first half of this book i kinda felt the story fade a little for me but I continued reading hoping of better to come and I'm glad I did it shocked me tbh and I won't go into detail because I don't wanna ruin it for anyone but stick with it you won't be disappointed I actually can't wait for part 2 now congratz Sarah 5 stars ya lost me at the beginning but you pulled me back in well done great read sexy , warm
A.D. Ellis
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book caused emotions of anger and disgust and sadness and intrigue. Looking forward to book 2.
Heidi Ryan
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I would rate this book as a 4.5 if given the option.
This is the first book in The Photographer Trilogy by Sarah Robinson. The main character, Kate Jackson, lives alone in Washington, DC and works for her "uncle" Lenny. He is a childhood friend of her father. The story begins with Kate walking up to a podium to give a speech to law enforcement. This hints that the story is going to be bigger than we know.
Kate has suffered unimaginable trauma when she was 6 years old. Her mother used this for att
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Tainted Bodies (The Photographer #1) by Sarah Robinson
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Kate Jackson and her sister Annie lost their parents at a young age and are left to take care of one another. Kate hasn’t decided what she wants to do with her life and in the interim sells office furniture by day. Once she meets Derrick Kane in a coffee shop things change quickly. Kate and Derrick are swept up in each other, but Derrick has some commitment issues, can Kate convince him to g
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
*An ARC of this Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

This was a difficult review for me to write and I have mulled it over for a few days now and have decided that in reality I would probably give it 3 1/2 stars but with the rating system I always rate up hence the 4.

This book tackles some difficult subjects and for me personally the way they were handled just didn't work. I am sure there are many people out there that will feel differently but I was asked to provi
Nicole Allen
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
I work in criminology but I have a love for romance and heart wrenching stories as well, so this book was the perfect mix of both of those! It was like watching the first part of a Law & Order SVU episode which was awesome to find in a book! I can't believe the cliffhanger at the end, I am absolutely DYING to read the rest of the trilogy the moment that it comes out!!

I read the other book *Sand & Clay* by this author as well. Much different than this one, more heavy on the romance but I absolute
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It was a really sweet romance between Derrick and Kate until tragedy threatens the future of the couple. Can Kate and Derrick's relationship survive? I can't wait to read the rest of this trilogy to find out. ...more
Jen Wildner
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a good book that I enjoyed and read in one sitting. Kate is a strong, dependable woman. She is busy living her life when she meets Derrick, a carefree and happy guy. As they begin to fall in love you are introduced to many characters that keep you thinking. My mind didn't stop turning, every time one them were mentioned I was thinking, what are they gonna do. Derrick and Kate have far from a happy love story, they each have issues that they need to deal with before I think they can give ...more
Renee Dyer
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I almost didn't read this book because I knew of the material that was written in it, but I'm so glad that I did. Having lived through a similar experience as the main character in the book I struggle to read about it and not because I've lived it, but because I think authors sometimes romanticize it. Sarah Robinson did not do that. Her characters were very realistic. The pain they went through felt to me like real life pain. I found myself shaking my head and almost fist pumping the air in happ ...more
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