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The Sins That Bind Us

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I wasn’t given a choice. Not when I did my first line of cocaine. Not when I became a single mother. But I changed, and every decision I’ve made was to protect myself and my son from my weaknesses—and my past.

Until Jude came along and made me question everything, even my own secrets.

The sins I carry with me can never be discovered. Life handed me broken bits of people and
Published March 15th 2016 by Estate Books
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Mar 20, 2016 Arianna rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!


To be honest what made me pick up this book was the title. I found it very intriguing and now that I’ve finished this gripping, well written tale I can totally say it’s very fitting and smartly chosen. 'The Sins that Bind Us' was my first read by Geneva Lee and for sure it won’t be my last. This story about love, forgiveness and learning to move on was powerful and touching and I'm sure many readers will relate with these characters in one way or another.

“Everybody is an addict; we a
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 21, 2016 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

”We don’t escape our addictions, they simply become our religion.”


Imagine my surprise as I sat reading this book from cover to cover this morning that it was a freebie with my KU subscription. I have been having the best luck with KU and have read so many wonderful stories so far this year. As for this story, I was completely captivated by the story line, the characters, and this author’s writing.

”Unforgiven sins don’t diminish, after all. You can’t magic them away with well-meaning
Mar 25, 2016 Parvathy rated it it was amazing

5 Stars!

The Sins That Bind Us is an emotional, unflinchingly honest and gripping portrayal of the sins and it's repercussions that two people have to face and the unexpected way they are bound by it. I went into the book thinking that this is the story of an addict and the second chance she finds in her love. But this book turned out to be so much more. This story was about redemption, guilt, forgiveness, lies, moving on, unconditional love and the lesson that sometimes addiction may not be j
Mar 19, 2016 warhawke rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-love
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: Shifting

Faith Kane moved to a sleepy small town to start a new life with her young son. Leaving behind her troubled past, she was determine to get her life straight. With a house and a job, everything looked to be in the right direction, until she met someone with equally troubled past.

Jude Mercer saw something in Faith that he couldn’t let go of. He slowly wormed himself not only into her life, but also those around her. But both of them
Apr 05, 2016 Brandi rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
3.5 - 3.75 Stars

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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 photo 9e31c1626351529bc24ecd9bcdb81a_zpssetximn2.gif“Something about you makes me want to confess my sins.”

The Sins That Bind Us by Geneva Lee is a gripping and consuming emotional tale of finding absolution, solace, love and acceptance. This book is unlike anything I have read from Geneva Lee as she gives her readers a glimpse of what it truly means to lose yourself to addiction.


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Dusti Hanrahan
This book was super personal for me so this will be a review full of personal feels.

ad·dic·tion- noun-
the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.

This beautiful 'love' story centers around ALL areas of addiction- I have personally had a life full of addiction -the addict, the loved ones, recovery, relapse and death. This book was amazing at capturi
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Faith has been through a lot in her life.
But now she's living a pretty normal and happy life in Port Townsend
She's working and living with her best friend Amie and she's a great mom to her deaf 4-year-old son Max.
That's all she needs and wants.

...the less people I let in, the less chance I'll be hurt again.

But then she meets HIM at an Narcotics Anonymous meeting in town.
She hates him as soon as he opens his mouth.
Well, not really, she's more like instantly in lust with him.
But she can't h
Marjorie - FOAB
Feb 09, 2016 Marjorie - FOAB marked it as to-read
Oh heck, a new book by Geneva Lee?!?! My ovaries are still recovering from the last book I read from her, how the heck am I supposed to handle it?
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
I loved the whole premise of an addicted single mom trying to make it in the world - as a second chance but the more I read...this was so much more than that.

The author wove a story around lies and hidden truths between Faith and Jude...just WOW!!

And don't even get me started on the poetic writing of Ms. Lee - phenomenal...I was sucked into this story and the more I read....the more complicated and angsty it became.

Loved the characters - especially Jude!
Jul 11, 2016 Betul rated it it was amazing
**Received ARC in exchange for an honest review**


"Something about you makes me want to confess my sins."

This isn't an easy story but it is one that needs to be told. The Sins that Bind us is a heartbreakingly real story that many people can relate to. Even if I didn't go through this myself I could relate to it. I think more stories like this should be told. I want to thank Geneva Lee for her courage to write such a difficult but very inspirational and uplifting story that I hope will touch many
Give Me Books
Mar 27, 2016 Give Me Books rated it it was amazing
This is going to be a very difficult review to write, because I truly believe there are not enough words in the world to describe the emotional wonderfulness that is this book.

There are so many pieces in this story that giving you even the briefest of bits could possibly ruin the mystery. So, instead of giving you a summary of the story, I am going to do my best to describe how I felt about some of the major parts. The list included heartbreak, joy, sympathy, anger, hope, love and acceptance.

Nikki ღ Navareus


This story just absolutely blew me away. I love stories that have characters who each have their own dark secrets that are slowly revealed layer, by layer. I got sucked right into this story from page one and loved every second of it. Jude was such a sweetheart. I fell for him hard from the beginning. I was starting to get a bit frustrated and perhaps a little irritated that Faith just kept him at arms length for so long, and then the story took a turn that knocked my socks off.
“Loving an addict is to live torn between hope and mourning, caught in an endless repetition of the five stages of grief.”

I read this book in less than 24 hours. I absolutely loved it. It was PERFECT. It was HEARTBREAKING. It was Sad and Beautiful.
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This book is beautiful. It's a story about real life. It's about addiction. And the most beautiful part of this book is knowing the writer took the time to show the reader that there are many kinds, sizes and colors of addiction. And all of them can
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Incredible. Breathtaking. Absolute perfection. I'll be honest and tell you that I didn't see this book coming. I've never read anything by this author before and it hurts my heart because this was so DAMN good! I feel like I've missed out a bit by not experiencing the brilliance of Lee's writing. It's so poetic and beautiful, just like her characters, and her latest release just ran away with my heart. And the funny thing is, I don't want it back just yet, because I want it to be with the chara
Three Chicks
Mar 21, 2016 Three Chicks rated it really liked it
Review by Jen Hagen

Faith is very loyal in attending her weekly NA meetings. Faith doesn’t speak aloud at the meetings, instead sitting back and letting her thoughts take over all the while understanding the addictions everybody in that room represents. She can relate to how an addiction can literally change your life and who you choose to be in life. Her keen observation becomes unnerved the day that Jude enters the building for his first meeting. They don’t have a very pleasant welcoming, what
Mar 17, 2016 Hilary rated it it was amazing
The Sins that Bind Us left me emotionally raw. Geneva Lee has reached in and gripped my heart with both hands squeezing every emotion from me. I had to take the night to try to compile my thoughts, and I hope that I can convey them in a way that will do this book justice because it is absolutely fantastic.

A story of facing addiction, whether personal or otherwise, The Sins that Bind Us will leave you reeling. So many people deal with the situations depicted in this novel on a daily basis and Le
Wil Loves Books!
Mar 23, 2016 Wil Loves Books! rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-kindle, favorites, arc

“Everyone is an Addict. We all have our drug.”

This book was simply gorgeous. I loved every second of it and I was hooked since Page 1. This is a beautiful, sometimes gritty, sometimes heartbreaking book that deals with difficult but very real subjects like addiction, abuse and second chances.

Faith Kane has been through a lot in her life and has a lot on her plate. She’s a single mother to a wonderful kid who is deaf and also takes care of her grandmother. She’s struggling to keep up with
Audrey Carlan
Mar 15, 2016 Audrey Carlan rated it it was amazing
You know how you read a book that is so telling, so honest, so cuttingly real, that it carves a place in your soul for itself? One that makes it impossible for you to part with the words? That's how I feel right now about The Sins that Bind Us by Geneva Lee. It's a book that will haunt me.

This is not a book you expect to love or hate. It's not a book you read and know how it's going to end. It's not predictable, it's not kind, it's not unkind, it just is. Like living every day. It just is. And
Beneath The Covers Blog
Mar 15, 2016 Beneath The Covers Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sonal, arcs, 2016-reads
4.5 Stars!!

Faith has struggled with addiction long and hard. She also has the responsibility of her $ year old deaf son Max. Life has been harsh on her and her past holds many painful secrets. She is going through her life with a mundane routine; taking care of her son, attending the NA meetings and working for her roommate, Amie.

Then Jude Mercier enters her life and turns it upside down. The attraction and connection she feels with Jude makes her heart ache. She cannot get involved with a fell
Apr 05, 2016 Tangerine rated it liked it

3.5 STaRS

This was an okay read, better than what I thought it would be. It was different and written well but somewhere along the way I lost interest. I don't think it was any fault of the author or book but myself. I have read so many books that it takes a lot to hold my interest. I say give this one a shot, it wasn't bad at all.
May 29, 2016 Elodie rated it it was amazing
I wish I had Geneva Lee’s talent with words, so I could express how much I truly adored this book. But unfortunately, I don’t. So I’ll just say this : this story is breathtaking, it will have you crying tears of sadness, anger, and then joy. And every damn person on this planet needs to read it !

"I've always had faith, but I was saved by Grace."

Sarah Queen
Mar 15, 2016 Sarah Queen rated it it was amazing
***Reviewed on behalf on of Amo’s Book Corner.***

The Sins that Bind Us is a story of addiction and sacrifice. How one person sacrifices her own life for the sake of another!!

I’m not going to go into the story of this book because this book deserves for you to go in blind, which is exactly what I did. This story was told so well, you could live the story, the emotions, the hurt and all the feelings in this book were so deep.

I loved all the characters in this book Jude, Faith/Grace and Amie the b
Mar 21, 2016 TLBC rated it it was amazing
My Review (ARC provided)
5 stars!

Wow this book! I honestly had no idea what to expect going into it and it was such a pleasant surprise. A bit hard to read at times, (because of the circumstances) but such a good story. I kept thinking I had it figured out and then I would second guess myself.

I think I have to place Jude on my top ten list of heroes. He was everything I would want, smart, sexy, artistic, compassionate, funny a tad bit alpha, a tad bit cock
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

5 Twisty Stars.

Geneva Lee is a new-to-me author, and I didn't know what to expect. I received the ebook today, and opened it immediately, and read it to the end in one sitting.

Truthfully, I have no freaking idea how to review The Sins That Bind Us.

Here goes... The story is told in present, with a few scenes presented in the past. There are a few major players in the story, with a small side cast which is basically a BFF/roomma
Mar 21, 2016 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Geneva Lee provides an insightful look into the world of addiction, sins, forgiveness, and redemption. She takes these contradictory ideas and forces her readers to see the many sides and types of dependency, which when investigated closely, regardless of form, illustrate how they easily destroy, taint, and harm those addicted and those who try to help curb those desires.

The Sins that Bind Us personifies the effects of misdeeds on everyone involved. The title speaks to the idea that vices are fa
Mar 18, 2016 Kim rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

“Everybody is an addict; we all have our drug. It’s just that some of our poisons are more costly than others.”

This is one of those books I really enjoyed but I am struggling to write a review that shares the reasons why without spoiling anything.

The Sins That Bind Usdeals with addiction and its effects on not only the individual but everyone who cares for them. The story opens in present day where Faith is at an addiction support meeting. As she turns to find a seat, she nearly runs ri
Mar 31, 2016 Courtney rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Geneva Lee is a new author to me so I had no idea what to expect when I started this. I had heard of her books prior and many people have raved about her but I personally have never read anything by her. And we’ll just say that after reading this, I will be reading more by Geneva.

“Hope that we’re still capable of change and believe there are blank pages to fill in our stories.”

This book definitely deals with some tougher issues. Geneva doesn’t dig too deep into the ugly sides of them but she
Apr 02, 2016 Amy rated it it was amazing
The Sins That Bind Us
Geneva Lee
5 stars

So I clicked this one up because I kept seeing on Ramblings Blog (Tracy’s). Im floored at what I just read. I never in my life imagined that this was what on the pages of this incredible book. There is no cliffhanger but you will be flabbergasted. In order to not give spoilers Im not going to go too in depth but I can 100 percent recommend that you click this one up. Its free on Kindle Unlimited.

Jude Mercer is a man like no other. He wants to save the world
Natalie The Biblioholic
This book took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and I wasn't sure how it was going to end. There is a predictable twist to the story so I'm going to avoid talking about the plot so I don't spoil the book for anyone.

This book tackles addiction. Not the gritty idea of using. There is no descriptive scene of smoking, snorting, or needle pushing. It's more about the backlash. The effects of addiction on the ones who love the addict. It was a painful read and made me empathize completely with t
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Geneva Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She prefers fantasy to reality, especially fantasies involving powerful, dangerous, and sexy men. You can find her devouring a good romance while avoiding the laundry and the children. She lives in Kansas City with her family.
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“The drugs and alcohol, they don’t make us feel better. When you’re high you hate yourself freely, and it’s okay, because you’re not accountable in that moment. You’re free to be your own worst enemy–free to be the person hiding inside you. The person that is less than. Less than you’d planned to be.” 5 likes
“Loving an addict is to live torn between hope and mourning, caught in an endless repetition of the five stages of grief.” 2 likes
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