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Born to Sin (Born #1)

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I was born to an alcoholic mother and alcoholic, drug dealing father. Not a good start to life for a young boy. I was born to sin.
I've lied, cheated, assaulted, been an adulterer and stolen. It's how one survives the 'hood'. I have a reputation for being the 'bad boy', the fuck 'em and leave 'em type. I have never spent the night with a woman and I have never brought
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Published January 10th 2016
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Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hamish the main character in this book has got to be the most perfect creation of man for the month of February in 'bookdom' if not maybe 2016.His face alone induces orgasms.His only flaw is that he does not truly know how to make love to a woman,he only knows how to f%@k & it takes his gay best friend Wade to show him how to do the filthy with finesse.And how he begins to show this straight god is the stuff of legends.I think it's truly ingenuous of the author to give him a tutor who is mal ...more
Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What an awesome debut book by this author, I think I have book hangover now.
It was so easy to read and kept me glued to my kindle the whole way to the end.
Hamish the bad boy from the hood and Blossom the rich girl have a great connection. The chemistry sizzles between them. He feels because of his background, that he's not good enough for her but she's having none of that talk. I loved their banter and the interaction with the sma
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a great book, if you are looking for exciting, gritty, real and hot romance. This isn’t a buy her flowers and chocolates type of romance. It is brutal, broken and struggling to mend all the gaps.

We join our main characters at a point in their lives when they are trying to move forward, make something of their life that they want and will be proud of. When their lives collide there is a great sense of being underwhelmed. It’s just another escapade for our leading man. He’ll do what he al
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
As a debut book this is a winner. A warning from the outset it contains a LOT of adult scenes so is not suitable for under 18’s.

Basically we have two lead characters .. Hamish, the arrogant bad boy from the wrong side of town. He comes from a dysfunctional family and has had to live by his wits. He has worked hard to educate and better himself and works as a chef but he is entirely incapable of love or trust.

Blossom, little miss rich girl who has used her inheritance to buy a bunch of restaurant
Alice Taylor
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Born To Sin is the first book in the Born series. This book is about Hamish, the bad boy made good who came from the ‘hood and in fact still lives there. This book is also about Blossom, the young rich woman who due to her inheritance from her father created a restaurant empire that is very successful, except in her home town. Blossom goes looking for a new chef for her restaurant and finds gorgeous bad boy Hamish, who she wants for her restaurant and maybe also for her bed. Hamish is known for ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This was spot on for a debut novel! A man from the 'hood and a wealthy owner of a restaurant chain. Hamish had a horrible childhood and raised himself on the street from the age of 13. He didn't feel he was good enough for anyone. No relationships, no love. Only sex. He loves and respects two people. One his best friend and mentor, and the other his seven year old neighbor who reminds him of himself. I admired the man Hamish became given his background. He went to school for cooking and met Wade
2OCC Reviews
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it
This is my first book by this author and the description drew me in. I love the idea of how the hero ended up on the streets but made a major comeback. Also I've never read a book where the hero was a chef!! So I really wanted to read this book.

Hamish may have been confusing but I found that I loved his heart. I won't spoil but he does so pretty amazing things. He may be this big bad boy, but deep down, he's sensitive, and my heart shattered for him! He really just didn't seem to know him self
Janine Marr
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

This book has a little bit of everything. There's excitement, drama, love, hot scenes and happily ever afters.

Hamish has had a tough life. A rough childhood has left him feeling like the bad boy from the rough side of town, undeserving of love and unworthy of others attentions. His friendship with Wade starts to change his view on himself, opening his heart.
When Hamish meets Blossom their first meeting isn't exactly love at first sight but d
TaQuanda Taylor
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kudos to A.L. Simpson for writing a book that will have you hooked. Be Fore Warned that on the second page Simpson leaves a warning that this book is a little graphic. There is a M/M scene (Male on Male) so if this is not your cup of tea stray away.

I have a tendency to purchase books not judging the cover and not reading the description. I like to dig in and see if the story with capture my attention. BORN TO SIN did just that. It didn't drag or take too long to get to the heart of the story. It
Patricia Blevins
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy Hamish this book was Hawt! We have a love'm and leave'n guy named Hamish who doesn't believe he is worth much in this world until his friend Wade shows him. When Blossom comes into the picture who is a good girl from the right side of the tracks but has never used the wealth in that way. When Hamish and Blossom finally come together will this be a life altering experience. When Hamish shows a little boy named Steve how life is supposed to be. This book will show you how life isn't always fa ...more
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*
I am in love with Hamish! He has become my new book boyfriend! I licked him so that makes him mine right?
This story had me in so many different emotions. Sometimes when reading I actually pictured my own husband who grew up in the "hood". I married my own real life bad boy "Hamish".
A.L kept me guessing. She also made those scenes with Blossom HOT.
This was my first read for 2016 and I know I will be reading it again and again! T
Donna Wright
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
What A Fantastic Book And I Really Can't Believe It's A Debut To Boot. I Loved This Unique Story And The Way This Was Written Was Really Good And I Completely Enjoyed The Whole Thing.

This Gritty, Brutal And Broken Love Story Isn't  The Hearts And Flowers Kind. It Gets Interesting When It Takes Another Man To Show Hamish How To Love Someone Was A Genius Move On AJ Simpsons Part. The MM Scene Was Hot As Hell And The Chemistry Running Through This Book Was Off The Chart.

I Feel The Whole Book Worked
Erika Shannon
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given an arc for an honest review.

I feel in love with the characters in this book. It has a little of everything. It has M/M as well as M/F.

The emotions can be felt.
Hamish is a Chef. After a hard start in life can he learn to love.

Blossom is a wealthy restaurateur. She owns Cleo. As soon as she has a taste of what Hamish has to offer she wants him for herself.

This book had me on the edge of my seat and is such a great Debut novel. AL Simspon has a fan for life.
Wendy Livingstone
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I loved this book. This is a fast paced passionate, steamy, erotic romance.
Hamish and Blossom are total opposites, but the chemistry between them is scorching. Loved the secondary characters as well, and the banter was humorous.
I highly recommend this authors work, and she will certainly be on my favourites and 1-click list. I am looking forward to reading more of this author’s work in the future.
Sheri Secord
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*
This is AL Simpson's first book. Wow what a great first book. She will be on my favorite authors list from now on.
This is a romance with a few twist but truly a sweet hot hot romance I would definitely recommend this book to others.
Sweet and Hot
Princess Tiffany
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was the most amazing book I have ever read
some ups and downs but it all worked out
I feel so privileged to have read this book I would
definitely recomend this book to anyone
Cherime MacFarlane
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quite a lot going on in this one. I liked that the view point went from one person to the other.
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved the idea of this story and the idea of someone from the street who turned themselves around to become a caring and loving man.
I really enjoyed Hamish and found that he had a really loving heart. It was obvious with the way he looks after people that he cares about.
Blossom I enjoyed the way that was a feisty female character that didn't let anyone treat her badly or tell her what to do.
I enjoyed the two of them together and wish that we could have seen more of them together.
There was
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to think at the beginning of this book but ended up enjoying it. The sweet relationship between Hamish and Steven is my favorite part of the book. There are elements of an almost insta love, some mystery and thriller moments along with the sweet and sexy scenes
Marnie Jury
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it

The most beautiful part of the story is Hamish.

Hamish Masters is the gifted head chef at one of the best restaurants in town, who has worked hard and has been taken under the wing of Wade, one of his tutors, and now Hamish’s second chef. His life has been difficult. He dragged himself up, parented by people who were too drunk, or too busy dealing drugs to notice his presence. In turn, he has taken seven year old Jonesy under his wing – the only food he gets, is what Hamish feeds him after each
Krista Ricchi
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a gritty romance that shows you how hard life can be and that you have the strength to change your future. Yes it's a poor boy falls for rich girl with some originality and uniqueness that makes it stand out. I did find this book hard to get into at first and it did turn me off each time I read that Hamish was from the hood. That being said the overall plot was well planned and I do like the writing style. I did enjoy the chemistry between the two characters and the journey the book tak ...more
LLEP  Book Blog
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Beautifully Crafted Story

Wow, I loved Hamish and Blossoms story. AL Simpson most certainly knows how to write a super sexy scene with plenty of heat and even better, one full of love.

For a bad boy from the hood, Hamish lacks confidence and self-respect but the people in his life show him how to love by simply loving him unconditionally. The inclusion of the child, Steve, and his connection with Hamish, adds another layer to the fold and I quite enjoyed getting to know Hamish through his love
Charlotte Isaac
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-books
This book was very interesting, it was different to what I am use to reading. But I gave it a go and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Hamish believes he isn't worth it, and grew up thinking that way. He doesn't believe in relationships and doesn't believe he can be loved. Wade helps him believe in himself. He is also loyal.

Blossom is a strong independent woman, who is a hard worker and gets what she wants. She also doesn't look down on people.

I loved all the side characters of the story too. Especially Wad
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hamish will shred your tears in a very good way

Gosh! I never cried so many times when I am reading a book. Hamish did that to me. This guy is beyond hunk. He can melt in your mouth by his cooking. Most of all, he has a big heart. I never read a book that a male character made me cry. I seldom cry but this book is beyond amazing.

This bad boy grew up in ways you cannot imagine. He is willing to sacrifice his life for this special kid. You have to read it to find out. He is one of a kind. I LOVED t
Alwaysreadingbooks - Reading Drinking and Relaxing
4.5 stars

I love reading stories from a new author because that way I get to see what their writing style will be like and the fact that this is their first book makes it all the more special.
Hamish was the guy that had a rough life growing up and he never really knew what love was. This was a interesting book if I must say and there was never a dull moment to be had. I loved the way that Hamish and Wade were and the relationship that they shared and because of that relationship he was able to l
She's a Lip Biter
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
What A Fantastic Book And I Really Can't Believe It's A Debut To Boot. I Loved This Unique Story And The Way This Was Written Was Really Good And I Completely Enjoyed The Whole Thing.

This Gritty, Brutal And Broken Love Story Isn't  The Hearts And Flowers Kind. It Gets Interesting When It Takes Another Man To Show Hamish How To Love Someone Was A Genius Move On AJ Simpsons Part. The MM Scene Was Hot As Hell And The Chemistry Running Through This Book Was Off The Chart.

I Feel The Whole Book Worked
Tracy Ehlers
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book! This is my fist time reading anything by this author, and oh my what a way to start a series. A gritty and sexy read with awesome character that are both realistic and believable. Hamish is my new book boyfriend..
Born on the wrong side of the tracks so to speak, he had a hard start to life, which left him jaded and unworthy. With the help of his gay best friend, Hamish finds out there's more to life then one night stands and that if he believes in himself he can learn to
Ever Leigh
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
So its not exactly the most unique of novels, but I will admit it fits right into my guilty pleasure favorite genre.

I think there were so many elements to this story and it really made it so multi-dimensional. There was sweet romance, hearbreak and drama, and even a few surprises.

I love the way that A.L. Simpson writes, the plot was so well thought out. No plot wholes along the way, I felt like everything was tied up in a neat bow at the end.

If you like characters that break their sterotypes, t
Robyn Corcoran
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one amazingly passionate story. This author has ticked all he right boxes for me.
Blossom and Hamish and totally opposite in every way possible yet feel that sensual pull toward each other.
Their relationship is not your average one. For both characters there are other things influencing their lives.
A.L Simpson has written a fast paced, emotionally charged story that is very professionally presented.
I look toward to reading the next story.
Beth Jones
Jun 01, 2016 rated it liked it

Born to Sin is AL’s debut novel. It was a nice read with very hot detailed sexy time. I did wish I had more in other areas like character depth and a storyline with substance. This could be due to a first release or my preference as others loved the book. Sadly, I did not.

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I have always loved to write and have a vivid and overactive imagination.
In my spare time, when I’m not writing, I love to walk, read and shop.
I believe no mountain is too hard to climb, no river is too wide to span and no journey is too difficult to complete. I follow my dreams and I urge and encourage others to do the same.
With a positive attitude, the impossible can become possible.
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