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The First Sin

(Sins of the Past #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  214 ratings  ·  88 reviews

She was mine-the daughter of the man my father owned. And I claimed every part of her. Because Gianna Carlini had always belonged to me. But someone wanted her more. Someone far more powerful and dangerous than a Mafia Prince like me. She was a pawn in my world, a bargaining chip to be used when the time was right. I just didn't know it. Not
Paperback, 230 pages
Published May 2nd 2018 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Book 1 of 4.
Once upon a time, I fell in love with a blue-eyed boy who promised me forever.
We fell hard and fast, even though our relationship was forbidden.
Loving Angelo Morelli wasn’t my first sin.
It wouldn’t be my last.
Our families were friends before they were enemies, fighting for power in the city.
I was their bargaining chip, a pawn to be used by the most powerful men in Philadelphia.
I just didn’t know it.
Angelo was my white knight in a worl
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
I wasn't sure what made the story of Angelo and Gianna so forbidden, but I more than enjoyed getting wrapped up in their love. It was intense, insane, immature and glorious. They grew up together and became an official couple at a very young age and there was no doubt that they completed each other. For ones so young, it was surprising how certain they were in their love. However, Angelo is set to fulfill his destiny and in the process, it is changing him and molding him into a colder, more vici ...more
4.5 stars
"Gianna Carlini was the only girl who ever made my black heart beat."

The First Sin was my first book by Jillian and I dove in blindly. Lately I realized this is the best way to read a book: without expectations. And I got rewarded with a whirlwind of a lovestory in the dark world of the Mafia.

"He was my white knight in a world full of darkness."

As soon as you meet Gianna and Angelo you see these two are made for each other. It's so obvious it jumps right out of the pages. Their bond was
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Oohhh another new author for me to stalk I mean follow. This is my first read and definitely not my last read by this author as I loved this story.

Gio and Angelo are both from mafia families. They’ve loved each other since they were very young. Their love was forbidden but it never stopped them.

This is a great read and I’m delighted it’s part of a series as I wanna read loads more of Angelo and Gio. I read this late one night. Just one more chapter ended up me reading the whole book. A great r
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The First Sin
Damn talk about a plot twist!!
This was my first Jillian Quinn read and if won't be my last.
This book was great, it was action packed, sinfully sexy, and intense. It's not as dark as it's made to be.
Angelo and Gianna both grew up with Mafia families. They have loved each other since they were 10. Their chemistry is hot, their love is fierce.
Can these two survive the obstacles thrown their way?
That ending damn it I want more. Can't wait for the next book.
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Gio and Angelo are the Bonny and Clyde of the mafia world. From hell raising teens performing jobs that would make grown men cry to ruthless adults with a thirst for power and wealth.

I wasn’t overly fond of the beginning of the story. I’m aware mafia kids grew up a lot faster than the average kid. I can only define Gio and Angelo’s teen years as a porn movie with several sides of violence.

The story leveled out midway resulting in an action filled mafia story! I’m so pleased I stayed the course
Veronica LaRoche
I love, love a good mafia read and The First Sin has everything I love lies, betrayal, love and of course a sexy AF man Angelo( sigh). Angelo & Gianna grew up together and it was love at first sight, nothing could tear them apart. But when enemies arise no one is safe. Angelo & Gia had me hooked from page one and I’m dying to know what’s going to happen in The Ultimate Sin.

I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite book that Jillian Quinn and I can’t wait for the next one. I’m a huge fan of Mafia books so this fit the bill perfectly. This is a bit darker and grittier then I’m use by her but she totally owned me the entire time.

The connection between Angelo and Gia was intense and draws you in beginning to end. These two are die hard for one another but all is not what it seems behind the scenes. This is a book should dive into and enjoy without much detail, trust me you will love it!!

Solid start to a new series. The beginning was a bit rough as the author showed the couple from a young age. They are already in love so there was no watching it blossom. It was straight porn in the beginning. Lol. I was into it at first but needed more.

The author gets her footing and then the real mafia elements took place. Action and danger.

I had some issues with the story overall but not enough to stop me with continuing to the next book. That ending was good.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty

Well, well, well, that was a pleasantly suspenseful surprise. This is my first by this author and a book one in the series. This is dark/mafia book with one hell of a "who done it?" at the end.

Gia and Angelo have been together forever and during that forever a lot about their lives has changed. Angelo is the youngest member of a mafia family. His father has trained Angelo and his brothers since birth to take of the empire he has created. The training has been brutal and unkind on the psyche. Bu
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All consuming and enthralling....

I am currently going through a mafia reading spree, and I am always eager to find my next favorite series in the genre.... This first in a duet is a strong contender.....The premise is intriguing and the characters who are all morally bankrupt exhibit bonds of loyalty and love that somehow make the inexcusable more acceptable.

The relationship between the two main characters Angelo and Gia is both passionate and obsessive; they have been together since childhood
Vania Nunes
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Vania by: Book Tour
A Bonnie and Clyde kind of love.
Two families connected to the world of crime who were on the same side, until greed split them.
In the middle there were two young persons who grew up together, and had loved each other forever.

Angelo Morelli was the youngest son, and the one who did the dirty work. His older siblings, Pietro "Peter" and Marco, liked to remind Angelo that as a member of a famous mafia family he could not have weaknesses. And Angelo had a well-known weakness. Gia.

Gianna Carlini had
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a dark mafia style Romeo and Juliet story that will draw you in and keep you there and then make you want the next book as soon as possible.
Angelo and Gia have been in love since they were little now it seems like their families are trying to keep them apart.

What will they do?
You have got to read this book
Maria Angie Mendoza
This is a new author to me and I’m a fan. This suspenseful and intense mafia romance took me on one hell of a twisted ride. Insanely entertaining and twisted roller coaster with a massive ending. I can’t wait for the next installment.
Tracy- OMGReads
Intense and raw, The First Sin left me breathless. Angelo and Gia are well rounded characters. They each have their flaws. When they come together, they combust. They have insane chemistry, and a lot of history between them. Their love and connection is strong. I was completely sucked into these two. Their relationship is gritty and isn't easy, but their love for each other is.

The story Ms. Quinn crafted had me unable to put the book down. It was dark, but not too dark. The First Sin was well
Teresa Lara
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
what an amazing book.Lo and Gias amazing crazy loving story.I need book 2.My heart is still racing.
Books Laid Bare
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A gritty read that was every bit as enthralling as the blurb led me to believe it would be.
An opposite attracts story in every possible sense of the term, this is the story of Angelo and Gianna, a couple that grew up on opposing sides of the Mafia divide, from powerful, dangerous families they had every reason to steer well clear of each other, but their hearts refused to listen to the words that others whispered, No, quite simply wasn’t in their vocabulary and whilst what they did have was far
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
“I never prayed. Sinners didn’t pray. But I needed someone to hear my pleas, have mercy on my soul.
Absolve me of my sins.
My father’s sins. The sins of our past.”

A Mafia romance this story starts at the middle and works it way back. How did we reach this pivotal point in the story and who are Gia and Lo? Angelo is the youngest sibling in a Mafia family, raised to continue the business and hardened to become a monster in guise of a civilised man by his father. He is different to his siblings as h
Avidez Literaria
Gia and Angelo have known each other forever. It was inevitable that they fell in love. But this is not an ordinary romance. And this is not a normal couple. Gia and Angelo flirt with the dark side and outlaw. He is an heir to the Mafia. All he knows and all he has been taught is to prepare him for his place in the "family business." There is no choice in his life. And there is no escape.
Gia has a "more normal" life. His father is a wealthy businessman, who treats her like a princess, but deep d
Melissa Schaub
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg!!! I don’t want to wait for the next book! This book is a definite 5 Star mafia book that will leave you guessing, it is raw, it is real and it will make you want to find yourself a made man!

Angelo is the son of the boss and has been raised his whole life knowing two things; one is that he has no real Choice is how his life will turn out and the second is that Gianna is the woman put on this earth for him. His life is not nice, it’s not clean, it’s actually dirty and pretty messed up but it
Heather Miller
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book we have Angelo Morelli, a blue eyed mobsters son. Angelo is very loyal to his family, friends and to Gianna - Gia. Gia & Angelo have been together since they were in preschool. Angelo first kissed her when they were 5. There father's are best friends. His father, is a mobster, and her father is a business man. They have been best friends their whole lives. Angelo has 3 other brothers, but, he is the first in the family to go to college, and to law school. He is following Gia thr ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Angelo and Gianna have cared for one another since they were children, but when you come from opposing mafia families it's darn near impossible to have any sort of a normal relationship, but they have done their best to make it work. But, not without many obstacles being thrown their way... there are expectations to be met, danger and enemies always lurking, and meddling families to deal with and these two constantly feel like they are being pulled apart. They are determined to spend their lives ...more
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The First Sin is the first book in a brand new series by Ms. Quinn, The Sins of the Past, and it’s a dark mafia book with a cliffhanger! Gia and Angelo have loved each other since they were five years old. While they live in this dark, twisted world filled with made men, blood, and death, the light in both of their lives is each other. There’s old friends, territory wars, and underneath everything, an unknown danger that has Gia and Angelo trusting only a select few. But with plays of old and ne ...more
The First Sin by Jillian Quinn was a fantastic dark beginning to her new series. I was engrossed in the plot from the first chapter. The book is filled with intrigue, plenty of heat and a great storyline.

Gia and Angelo have been together from a young age. While they have seen and done things that most young adults don’t experience, and through it all they have always had each other to show that their lives and love are not all that black, and they do have some good left in them.

Their love for e
Jennifer Pierson
This is quite an exciting, edge of you seat, start to a new series by the brilliant Jillian Quinn that has me fully hooked, and craving the next book like I do coffee in the mornings! I wish I could say that I know what's going on, but honestly, I have no clue, just that there's so many twists swirling around that all I'm capable of doing is dropping f-bombs at this point, but since amazon frowns upon that language, I'll give a very brief overview about my experience. It all starts when Gia fall ...more
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fantastic story with twists and turns, suspense, betrayal, danger, and passion. The writing and the characters captured my attention and kept me turning the pages. Gianna (Gia) and Angelo grew up together, were each others' first and only love, and were planning a future together. They were a passionate couple and their sex scenes were hot. However, growing up in the mafia wasn't easy, especially as they (specifically Angelo) got pulled more into the family action. Life was dangerous, ...more
Ida Jolley
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an awesome dark, sexy, mafia crime love story that will keep you hooked to the pages about a couple Angelo and Gianna from Philly. These two have been friends and lovers since they were children and talked about being married to one another for years. The only problem is, is their family and the line of business they are in. But this hasn’t stopped Angelo and Gia from setting their own relationship ablazed. The sex is hotter than the Fourth of July, it’s non stop, aggressive, some would ...more
Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
Whew! Can you say Hot! This is my first Jillian Quinn book and I really enjoyed it! The First Sin is full of suspense and Hot Sex! I loved the characters immensely! Gia is a good girl who loves a Man destined for bad things. Lo is Dangerous and Sexy, he loves Gia with every fiber of his soul. I loved everything about their relationship! It was sweet and thrilling, but also full of kept secrets and things unknown. This book wasn't as dark as I was expecting but it was an intriguing story of Love ...more
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy reading Jillian Quinn, she usually offers heartfelt romance with some grit thrown in for interest.
I was not expecting the level of darkness even though I know the mafia genre is a heavier one than most. That said, this stays on the right side of dark. As expected there is plenty of bloodshed but not desperately gratuitous.
I have mixed feelings about the two main characters. They seem well suited in some ways but the way they deal with adversity is a little clichéd and emotionless. I gue
Kari Hansen
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gia and Angelo have loved each other since they were children despite the fact that they find themselves in families at war with each other. Angelo and his brothers have been groomed to take over their father’s empire and as he is required to perform more dark and violent tasks in the name of the family the only solace he finds is in his love for Gia.

Gia loves Angelo with her whole heart and soul but when loyalties are torn between love and family and trust is questioned who will come out the wi
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Jillian Quinn is the international bestselling author of over fifteen romance novels, most notably known for the Face-Off series. She’s from Philly, a city girl to the core, now living in Southwest Florida, where she still hasn’t adjusted, though she’s not opposed to the warm weather or lazy days by the pool.

Jillian sets all of her books in her hometown, dreams of getting her hands on a real chees

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Sins of the Past (4 books)
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