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Sinner

(Northbridge Nights #4)

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First, he broke my heart. Then, he ripped it out of my chest.

Fifteen years ago, Beckett Longstead broke up with me, then disappeared.

One stormy night, he shows up at my doorstep bloodied and bruised, begging me for help.

I should’ve shut the door in his face. Should’ve left him to bleed.

But instead, I take him in and fix him, just like when we were teenagers.

Beckett has se
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Published July 22nd 2017
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♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ the Romance Bibiliophile ♡


Honest thoughts about this book.… well there are a lot in my mind but I am not sure how to find the right words to express them.
There are books / stories that you like or dislike for certain reasons. And usually you can easy pinpoint those reasons and describe them … but in case of Sinner by Jackie Y. Wang I am really struggling.

It is my first book by this author so I cannot say anything about this being her usual writing style or if this is an unusual book. What I can say is that the writing
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Coco.V
Jan 21, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Terri
Fifteen years ago, Beckett ripped my heart out, then disappeared.
Now he’s on my doorstep, covered in blood, begging for help.
He thinks I’m stupid enough to let him in. But I’ve learned my lesson.
Guilt and secrets follow Beckett, and I’m not getting involved—
Thing is, I can’t just leave him outside during a thunderstorm.
So I let him in, telling myself it’s only to get him cleaned up.
I ask him for some sort of explanation, but he doesn’t have
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Ana Rita
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The thing that made me want to read this book was not only the blurb but also the cover. I'm a sucker for the V and Dayum...
It's my premier with this author and let me just say that if her books are like this one I'm in...
Jackie Wang has an intense and mysterious writing that sometimes can be spicy and hot as hell...
Sinner tells the stories of Terri and Beckett.
They were high school sweethearts who were in love with each other until the day Beckett disappear without so much as an explanation
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Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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Sometimes I am in the mood for a suspense and mystery type of romance, so I was excited to start Sinner. I am torn as I am typing this review up I liked it but at the same time I didn’t if that makes sense. I won’t say I hated it because that is far from the truth but something just didn’t click for me and I am having a hard time putting my finger on what exactly that could be.

I did not feel a connection to the c
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Excessive~Reader
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book has so many secrets I didn't see coming, I don't want to give away any of the fun. If you're the type to let out a curse word or 2 when shocked then read this book away from children. Also if you're a crier have some tissues handy, you also might need them when things heat up. ;)

When an ex shows up in the middle of the night it could only be bad news. Even worse he's covered in blood. But this ex is Beckett, the one Terri never expected to see again. And just like old times he won't ex
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Jillian Kerr
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Beckett never had an easy life. He ran on survival mode from a young age and it carried into adulthood. He put others before himself and would give you the shirt off his back, but nothing ever came easy for him. He carried the world on his shoulders and was always fighting. The only light in his life was Terri. Terri gave him peace and hope. She helped him when he had no one else to turn to, but despite their love for each other, it was sacrificed for others which torn Beckett and Terri apart. W ...more
Indie Wish List
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: deanna-s-favs
The intro to this book had me on the edge of my seat - so curious to discover what Beckett can't remember! The story took several twists and turns as the plot advanced; some expected and some not. The storytelling style of present-day then to flashbacks of the past is one I'm familiar with but I wasn't as fond of it in this particular book, it felt a little choppy; several flashbacks could have been merged together into a larger chapter to cut down on some of the back and forth. 

I did enjoy this
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Sheena
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
A tortuous and intriguing love story

This is a tortuous tale of hurt , regret, missed opportunities and first and second chance love…through a series of unfortunate events Beckett turns up at the door of Terri, his high school love that he abandoned 15 years earlier..the emotional reunion suggests there are still feelings between them but there is a storm brewing in every sense raising the question are the bonds between these two strong enough to weather it together or will it drive them apart on
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Brandy Roberts
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is such a enjoyable that will give you roller coaster of emotions it was also the first book I'v read by Jackie Y Wang and I know I'll be reading more from especially since some characters are mentioned in past stories . Sinner is a great second chance romance and the way it's presented is done in such a good way was rotting for the couple to have their happy ever after at times you'll have doubts that they will not find it and at times you are clapping with the way things are going . I was ...more
Natalie
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great installment in this series!

Beckett has a rough childhood. He lost his parents at a young age, his grandfather is sick, and his step-grandmother Hannah is an abusive psychopath.

But, through all of the darkness, Beck has an angel keeping him afloat, Terri....his saving grace, his first live. Terri is his high school sweetheart, a girl with a well to do family who's father wants Beck out of the picture. Through tragedy, and padded with a bribe, Beck drops out of school and leaves Ter
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Sassy Southern
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jackie Wang-quickly making a name for herself in angst filled books that rip your heart a part and piece it back together with a slow burn.
Beckett and Terri were once young lovers, but much like other things in Beckett's life, not much good can stay. The two part ways with many unanswered questions-but years later Beckett shows up bloodied and confused on a porch the two never expected him to be on. As secrets threaten to tear the two a part at every twist and then the author has given us- we ca
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Jennifer Pierson
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I'm not going into many details for a description, as there's no way for me to go there without inadvertently giving things away. Sinner was an intensely, suspenseful read that kept my heart racing cover to cover. Basically, Terrie thought she would be together with Beckett Longstead forever, until he broke up with her and disappeared without a backward glance. Now 15 years later, he shows up on her porch covered in blood, and since Terrie never got over him, she lets him in. But he's got ...more
Louise
I've read all the Northbridge books and every one has had it's own 'feel'. I love that it isn't just a rehash of previous books with only the characters name and backgrounds changed.

Sinner is a second, third and fourth chance romance and boy do Terri and Beckett have some ups and downs. It did take me a little while to feel I knew Beckett, but since he was suffering from mild amnesia and was keeping just one or two secrets.

I liked Terri, she was a strong, independent woman who stuck with her pr
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Sharon
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
A roller coaster of emotions....never know what is going to happen next!

I have to be honest. I’m on the fence with this one. Parts I absolutely loved, but other parts were just so-so. Let’s start with the fact that this is part of a series. Not in the sense that you have to know all the characters and they must be read in order, but the heroine of this story has a group of best friends that are from the other books in the series so at times I felt a bit lost since I have not read the other ones
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Katrena Johnson
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sinner
Beckett and Terri story first love ,lost love, true love. Second chances, bad boy romance. At a young age Beck knew he loved Terri and he would not stand in her way for the life she deserved. Terri knew she love Beckett, but life would get in the way. Beck and Terri at a young age goes through a lot but find love in each other till life deals Beck a hard period of choices and life decisions. 15 years later life deals Beck another hard period of life that helps him find his way back to Terr
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Elizabeth Sherrell (Elizabeth’s Pretty Little Reads)
After Sinner being the second book by Jackie Wang I’ve picked up, she’s easily becoming an author whose work I enjoy. I love the suspense and mystery she added to this story. It had so many twists and turns—constantly keeping me on the edge wondering what would happen next, or what secrets would be revealed.

Beckett is a known “bad boy” --he comes from a difficult past and has secrets he tries to hide for the few people he cares about. Coming from a “grandpa’s girl” myself, the thing I most ador
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Natasha
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4* read.

My first read by this author and I will definatly be going back and reading some more from this author.

I did feel a bit lost in places as some characters were mentioned that were apprently in other books but as I hadnt read them so I just felt a bit lost sometimes, but that didn't take anything away from what a good book this was.

This is an emotional rollercoaster of a read that will keep you intrapped till the last page. Theres so many twists and turns that you won't see coming. I don'
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Julie
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
15 years ago, Beckett and Terri were head over heels- high school sweetheart's. That is, until they went their separate ways. Beckett broke up with her through an email and she was left without closure. He worked, she went to college. One rainy night, Beckett finds himself at her door, knocking, dirty, bleeding, unsure. He looked liked a swamp monster, a sewer rat and was asking for help.

This book is about how humans take care of each other. Terri had no idea what circumstances put Beckett at h
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Viper Spaulding
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book just ripped my guts out! Terri and Beck were so great together, but Beck's messed-up home life forced him to make some tough choices, including walking away from Terri. Years later he's at her doorstep needing her help. There's not much more I can tell you about the plot without giving away spoilers, but there is so very much more to this book than just a second-chance romance! Their early love story is so sweet; their later attempt at a relationship is fraught with tragic events and h ...more
Julie
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an emotional, and complex story about a young man who shows up at an old girl friends home confused and injured asking for help. It's been 15 years since they've seen each other, and Beckett had broke Terri's heart and walked out on her. But their older now, not teenagers and she can't turn him away, even though. He says he doesn't remember what happened and Terri is in danger of falling for him all over again. But when the truth is revealed, the shock is to much to bare.
A story of a bro
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Ashley
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very emotional story of lost love and second chances. A lot of twists and turns plus secrets that will really rock the boat. You'll be surprised at every turn what the next chapter will reveal. A truly fun read! Loved this romance :)

I received an arc of this book and am voluntarily reviewing.
Often Sarcastic
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
You never forget your first love and this is true for Beckett and Terri. High school sweethearts that broke up when Beckett was forced to move away when they were just 15 find a second chance years later. The story alternates from Terri and Beckett's POV and between the past (them at 15) and present day, I found the constant back and forth to be awkward although necessary to the story maybe the past could have been told all at once in the beginning.
When Beckett shows up on Terri's doorstep in t
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Katrina Haynes
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Got to read the ARC of Sinner and loved it.. Jackie Wang did it again.. Do not want to give to much away.. But love Tarri and Beck story.. I laught, cried, and was like wow. Everyone should read this.. This was my 2 book I read from Jackie and did not disappoint me at all.. Please read this book.. 💞
Book-Lovin-Momma
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Our paths in life aren't always of our own choosing. Quite often we make decisions based on circumstances beyond our control, when we're only trying to do the right thing. Beckett and Terri were high school sweethearts, and they were so happy together. When Beckett is forced to move away and leave Terri behind, she's devastated and heartbroken. Fifteen years later, Beckett is back in Terri's life, badly injured and with no recollection of what happened. Do they take this opportunity to rekindle ...more
Melissa
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am posting this in exchange for an honest review
A tale of secrets and drama between the characters of Beckett and Terri that unfolded a tale of second chance love. After a separation of 15 years high school lovers are united when hero Beckett needs help. He shows up on the door step of Terri and requests her help and what follows is a story of regrets, hurts and missed opportunities. This story is a mixture of past and present that was alittle confusing however came together to tell a story th
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Wendy Livingstone
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow!! I am totally blown away with this story. This is Beckett and Terri’s story, and what an emotional rollercoaster journey it is! This is a beautifully written storyline, which flows seamlessly, and had me on tenterhooks, as well as hooked and intrigued throughout. This story has secrets, twists & turns, and love. I highly recommend this authors work for all second chance romance lovers, you will not be disappointed! In my opinion this is one of my favourite novels from Jackie. ...more
Dee Winston
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
No matter how long you run or what you have been thru, you can't run away from true love.Beckett and Terri found that out. Beckett thought he was doing the right thing when he left 15yrs ago. But when he found himself in trouble he found himself in Terri's doorsteps. She tried to keep him at arms length, but in the end couldn't. Through events out of their control they found themselves apart again. But if someone is truly your soulmate can you truly run away. This story was an emotional and sexy ...more
Sandra Loves Reading
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found this a gripping and emotional read from start to finish!
Beck lives with his grandfather and his abusive step-grandmother. The light for Beck is the beautiful love he and Terri share. Then Beck's grandfather dies and we pick up the story fifteen years later.
OMG!!! The story begins properly with Beck re-appearing on Terri's door step, battered, bruised and bloody and suffering from amnesia. She takes him in and gives him hope and peace where he had none. His memory begins to return but he
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JustCin
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a story of young love torn apart by adult responsibilities. Not all love stories are beautiful - Beckett and Terri’s story is far from it. Years after breaking up with her, Beckett shows up on her doorstep covered in blood and full of excuses. True to her nature, Terri takes him in, nurtures him, and helps him heal – which rekindles old feelings. But when secrets are revealed will their love be enough? Will they get that second chance? I liked the characters – Terri is strong and Beckett ...more
Paula D
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beckett's childhood has been awful losing his parents, dealing with his sick grandfather and then top it off dealing with a very abusive step mother. Beckett's light to the darkness is Terri until Beckett leaves. Fifteen years go by and Beckett is at the door all beaten up and of course Terri takes care of him. But what secrets is Beckett hiding? What happened Fifteen years ago? Can Terri really trust Beckett? My favorite part was when Terri really proved how strong of a woman she truly is and l ...more
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