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Awakened by Sin

(Crime Lord #4)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  515 ratings  ·  107 reviews
Carmen Pyre had it all until her husband was murdered by a madman who threatened everyone she loved. Now that her husband has been avenged, it's time to move on... she just doesn't know how.

Two men who fill her husband’s former roles offer to help her move forward with her life. Should she choose the dangerous new crime lord who will feed her dark cravings or the man who w
Published 2018
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Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
Holy shit, I need the next one so bad, I can’t even stand it.

I LOVED books 1-3 (Lyla and Gavin’s story) and was worried Carmen’s story wouldn’t measure up, but boy did it ever.

Carmen is a woman is crisis and anyone who has “been there” so to speak can totally relate to and appreciate her moments of acting out in the face of extreme grief.

I also just love the Las Vegas underworld Knight has created in this series. I can’t wait for book two. I hope it comes out soon!

Ms. Knight is definitely one
Melanie (mells_view)
This was an okay read. The story is interesting, bloody, gore-y, and sexy. But it’s also a bit much.
Too much back and forth.
In my opinion when you do a semi-triangle, and you make one person more likable than the other, but the heroine likes the less likable hero better it’s irritating. I know that some people may like the heroines favored hero better, but I just didn’t really. At first possibly, but then the other hero... fuckkkkkk. He’s everything. I think introducing him did a disservice to t
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it

Holy guacamole.

I knew going in this was going to be a crazy read. Carmen has always been a larger than life character so it made sense her book would be the same.

Angel intrigued me in the previous book so I’m glad he was a major player here.
Marcus also had intrigue written all over him and I wanted his story.

For the most part I liked Carmen. Yes she’s a mess a swirling whirlwind of suffering and confusion. But it’s hard not to feel for her and despite her faults she has a huge heart and just wan
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 5-stars
Awakened by Sin is book 4 in the Crime Lord Series and it's Carmen's story. If your familiar with this series you know that Carmen is Layla's cousin and the wife of Vinny who was killed after trying to take Gavin's place in the underworld. I have to be honest I was annoyed before starting this book because I hate love triangles, I avoid them at all cost. I read for enjoyment and I feel in a love triangle you have a 50/50 chance of being disappointed if the person your rooting for isn't chosen. S ...more
Nikita Slater
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read-faves
Wow, this book! I knew it going to be good going in, because Mia Knight. But I was unprepared for just how many feels I would have while reading this fabulous book. I knew from the Crime Lord Series that I was going to love Carmen Pyre, but in Awakened by Sin she picked up my heart right from chapter one and didn't let go.

If you want a book that is extremely well written, sexy, fun and satisfying on every level then this is it. I was breathless with anticipation to read what Carmen would do next
Samantha K
Trying to keep it real here - I enjoyed this book a lot but didn't love it and I believe that's solely due to my expectation as a reader and not through any fault of the author's. I was expecting a story more similar to the first 3 Crime Lord books, with a clearly defined hero who's obsessed with the h. Instead, the story that was told was the story of a woman in pain and trying to deal with the loss of the love of her life. It was the story of a woman trying desperately to move on. It was well ...more
Expresso-Girls Just Wanna Have Books  ; A Mafia Romance

I think it’s important to mention it is imperative to read the prior three books in this series to fully comprehend the depth of Carmen’s dealings in the story.

Carmen is a whirlwind of emotion and it’s very apparent in this story. Kudos to Knight for capturing Carmen’s emotions perfectly. Carmen’s character depth and continuous growth is beautifully detailed in how she handles her nemesis, Gavin. Their family relationship is hilarious! We also see a bit more of Lyla and Nora, Blade, Marcus, Alic
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Awakened By Sin by Mia Knight
5 Blood-Red Stars
Book 4 of Crime Lord Series - Spoiler Free Review (if the previous 3 books have been read.)

He smoothed his hand over her back. "You could be my one. You know that, right?"
She wanted to deny it, but she wasn't into lying to herself. "We would make each other crazy."
A spark of humor lit his grim eyes. " That's how life is suppose to be, right?"

Witty, Smart, Confident,
Sammy- Just Let Me Read
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Intensely emotional and completely captivating, Awakened by Sin by Mia Knight was a fantastic story that pulled me in and wouldn't let go. A woman drowning in her personal pain finds herself torn between two men in the fourth installment of the Crime Lord series. Knight completely blew me away with both the writing and the direction she took Carmen's story.

I am generally not a fan of love triangles, but I do enjoy the angst that goes along with them. In this case, I could see the appeal of both
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So just because I absolutely love the Crime Lord series and just because Gavin is my book husband didn't mean I was automatically going to rate this book 5 stars. To be honest, I was sceptical because my expectations were set so high...would I love it as much as the first books?

The answer is yes, I loved ABS! Even though the story is entirely different from Lyla's story, being back in the Crime Lord world, in the empire of the Pyres, felt like coming home again. To read about all my favorite cha
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is exciting news!

The story arc that began with Lyla and Gavin continues on with Carmen, the cousin who provided support, entertainment, a shoulder, an ear, and a safety net. What we know of her story is both beautiful and tragic. According to the author this book will include flashbacks - so we know the backstory - and current development - so we will learn where she is going.

One of the things I loved the most about the first three Crime Lord books was the character development of Lyla and
Aimee C Wright
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I feel absolutely shell shocked and an emotional wreck. I cannot begin to describe the roller coaster than this book has been. I have wanted to cry, throw things at Carmen and give her a massive hug. She had so many lows and she fought so hard to pick herself up again. She is so strong for everyone else. She is stuck between Angel and Marcus. One doesn't seem to be able to give her what she wants and the other can lead her too far into the dark. She has so much guilt which is not all justified. ...more
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 6-stars
When I finished Gavin and Lyla’s story, I told myself I gotta read Carmen’s no matter what. And now, I read it and I can honestly say that I enjoyed Carmen’s story better than Lyla’s. I’m still reeling with so many emotions right now. Because firstly, I am not fond of love triangles, my heart can’t process too many back and forths at the same time, I am a single-minded person and I hate choosing one character then be shredded to pieces at the end when the story spins the other way. Secondly, the ...more
Alyssa Summer
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-kindle
This is my favorite book in this series yet!!!

That has 100% to do with Carmen and her development through this story. I absolutely loved her, and how relatable she was. She was such a different character than I expected, in the best way possible. This was a story about grief and heartbreak that is relatable to anyone who has experienced loss. Her emotions through the story and the back and forth were so true and understandable. I love the world this series has created and loved seeing it from a
Unapologetically Book Obsessed
An emotional, thrilling journey

There is not much I can say right now, except bravo Mia! This book just brought out so many emotions and there were so many moments where I just wanted to put the book aside and sob as I felt Carmen’s pain in her grieving. And that ending!! It’s going to take me a while to process this book and my feelings, which you know means this book was amazing. I’ll be back with a real review later.
Delores Greene
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars for Awakened by Sin! A must read for Crime Lord fans as well as Mafia romance readers. This book is a spinoff from the Crime Lords Series where we are introduced to Carmen Prye. She is the cousin of Lyla Prye who is married to Gavin Prye who gave up his position as the Mafia King to the Underground World. Gavin will always be my Mafia King, just had to plug that in there lol. Carmen is also a badass mob wife who's married to Gavin's cousin Vincent Prye (Vinny) who is Gavin's right hand m ...more
Feb 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
2/2/2018 - available for pre-order, scheduled release date 3/30/18
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Holy smokes!! What an amazing read!

I really wish Carmen will end up with Angel. Cant wait for book 2! Their chemistry is just so freaking hot. But gahh! Marcus is also hot and sweet, and possessive urghh!
 Jessica L Fox
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
O-M-G, O-M-G, O-M-G! We got to Carmen in the first three books of the Crime Lord series featuring her cousin Lyla and Gavin, the Vegas Crime Lord. Carmen is unflinchingly loyal and believes in tipping the scales of the world in favor of good. Unfortunately, her husband was murdered in the first book when he tried to take over the underworld from Gavin, his cousin. With the murderer still out there plotting, Carmen is not given the time to properly grieve. She meets two men who both want to help ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carmen is the most Badass heroine I've read!

Mia Knight has done it again. I didn't know what to expect when I first started ABS, all I knew was that Carmen is Lyla's cousin from the previous trilogy and that there are 2 super hot guys in this box. What I did expect was to be torn between both the men, which I was, but what I didn't expect was Carmen's grief over losing her husband a couple of years ago. Her pain was so palpable and it left me so emotional that I had to put the book down at time
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have loved the Crime Lord Series since it started. I was unsure whether I would like this book because I never really connected with Carmen in the first three books. I should have known Mia Knight would create a story that made me fall in love.

One of the most important parts to any book for me is character development. This book brings it! We are able to see Carmen in all her glory from her weaknesses to her strengths to her craziness and her passion. It also shows a new side of the two love i
Apr 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I’ve been debating how to rate this book. Some pieces make me want to give it a 2, but then others a 4 and so I felt a 3 is a safe bet at this point. The heroine, Carmen, frustrated me at times. There was a lot of random make out sessions, prior to her and Marcus being exclusive. It annoyed me, because I couldn’t quite understand her. She’s obviously dealing with her grief in her own ways. I just at times thought it was too much. Yet at the same time, it’s supposed to be a darker book and so it ...more
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We meet Carmen in previous Crime Lord book.She is Lylas cousin,she lost her husband.She knows howto have great time.Two men who fill her husband’s former roles offer to help her move forward with her life.She is stuck between Angel and Marcus.Marcus( Gavins CFO) is workholic. He can't give what she needs and Angel (the new Crime Lord) can lead her too far into the darkness.The book include flashbacks of Carmen and her husband.She full of guilt.When I started reading I couldn't put it down I read ...more
Kelly Williams
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy moly...I got an ARC for this book and I couldn't put it down. I loved Carmen's story. Im still on edge!! This book had everything you could ask for violence, twists, turns, major alphaness and was hot hot hot. And the ending.....I wanted to cry. Marcus and Angel are so hot. I loved that we got our dose of Gavin and Lyla. Plus new characters that were also amazing. I'm going to add more once the book was released but bravo Mia this book was great.
✩⋆ Victoria ⋆✩
I loved this one and 100% preferred the MC a lot more
Kimmy Diaz
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HIGHLY recommend you to read

Once I started this book, I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. This book made me go through a rollercoaster of emotions that I LOVED because Mia wrote this book in a way that made me feel as if I was in the book myself! This book is definitely in my Top 5 and I can't wait for more!
Feb 15, 2018 marked it as wait-for-series-to-end

Secretly Adorkable Readers
I am so addicted to this series! I had the honor to read ABS early and cannot wait to discuss it with my friends!

ABS is Carmen's story and will make you want to throw your kindle across the room! The tension was off the charts and leaves you panting for more once you turn the last page!
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
WOW I love this series ....
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Mia is the author of the Crime Lord Series and writes dark, contemporary romances. She currently lives in Sin City where she is shadowed by her dogs who don’t judge when she cries and laughs with the characters in her head. She loves road trips, fast food, lakes and rivers, trains, and daydreaming.

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Crime Lord (4 books)
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