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Sin of Love

(Illusions Duet)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  294 ratings  ·  106 reviews

She took me with her when she left.
A day.
A thousand days.
It doesn’t matter.
She blew out the flame inside me and now
I’m in the dark.


Suffering is the cloak that shelters.
The mask that protects fragile skin.
And happiness is something for those
who have suffered less.

Happiness doesn’t live here,
in the house of broken dolls.

Only sin.

*This duet takes place in the
Published March 28th 2019
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
As soon as I finished book one with that crazy cliffy I knew I needed to dive directly into book two. Did I enjoy it? Yes. As much as book one? SO CLOSE...but not quite. I think my biggest issue with this one was the (view spoiler) Especially
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it



“Whatever you’ve come from, whatever you’ve lived through, I don’t care, I’m not afraid of your dark.”
Trapped in his gaze, I whisper, “But what if I am? Afraid of the darkness inside me.?”
He kisses my forehead, murmuring against my skin, “Then I’ll set the world on fire to bring you light.”

Tick. Tock. Didn’t this duet give our hearts and nerves a run for their money! L M Halloran led us into the darkness, taking us on a suspenseful, raw and gritty rollercoast
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019



“Whatever you’ve come from, whatever you’ve lived through, I don’t care, I’m not afraid of your dark.”
Trapped in his gaze, I whisper, “But what if I am? Afraid of the darkness inside me.?”
He kisses my forehead, murmuring against my skin, “Then I’ll set the world on fire to bring you light.”

Tick. Tock. Didn’t this duet give our hearts and nerves a run for their money! L M Halloran led us into the darkness, taking us on a suspenseful, raw and gritty rollercoast
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

I knew after the ending of Art Of Love that we were going to be in for one heck of a ride with Sin of Love.

And Ms Halloron has not disappointed.

We learned a little of Deirdre's past in Art of Love - but hooley dooley, that was nothing compared to what I have learned reading Sin Of Love.

Sin of Love is darker, more emotional. I had such a visceral reaction to this story, my heart ached, my stomach hurt, and I didn't know whether to throw my kindle on the couch or t
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
HOLY HELL SWEET BABY JESUS is what I said after reading this conclusion of this duet. I mean I don't know where to start with this review because after the huge cliffhanger in the first book I was wondering where the second book was going to go and where it went just blew me away and had me on pins and needles and had me screaming at my kindle and crying.

I just love Deidre's story but Gideon's was amazing and haunting both at the same time. Deidre has left and taken Gideon's heart and soul with
CRlovebooks ❤️
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He’s helium. My road to freedom...Gideon ❤❤❤

Wow what ride!!
This is a beautifully written story which is breathtaking and heartbreaking story.
These are two individuals who are hurt.. Hurt by their present, hurt by their past and looking for light in all the darkness which consumes them.
I do recommend this duet to you all!
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, dark
The exciting conclusion to Art of Sin in the Illusions Duet.


As I’ve said before, I’m a huge fan of LM Halloran’s writing. Art of Sin had me in a spin and I read it non-stop. The pause at the end of the first part of the duet was both timely and also frustrating but fortunately, readers don’t have long to wait before the second instalment releases.

Gideon and Deirdre’s story in Art of Sin was explosive and with Deirdre’s past revealed and her secrets coming back to life, Sin of Love was set to be
Jo ReadsRomance
Wow! This book was nothing short of amazing. I had a feeling that this final instalment was going to be even better, and I was right. “Sin of Love” was dark, dangerous and full to the brim with heart stopping moments. Moments that stole by breath and scared the hell out of me. I’m pretty sure that I died a thousand times.

"Loving her is my greatest virtue. And my greatest sin."

This conclusion to Deidre and Gideon’s story saw a whole lot of heart ache and desperation as Gideon fought to rescue

L.M. Halloran is fast becoming one of
my favorite authors, and she didn't disappoint
with this duet. This is a dark story that
made my heart actually hurt for Dierdre.
You like tough as nails heroines, but with
a soft core, then you will love her. She
has had to fight her entire life for her
self, and for her friend Nate. Gideon
is the type of man that is literally
swoon worthy. He has so many layers,
and such blind faith in Dierdre. He
sees her, really sees her, scars and
all. I loved how steadfast he w
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intrigue and Mystery

Part 2 in The Illusions Duet continues with more intensity than Art of Sin!

Deidre makes a selfless yet questionable decision to protect those she loves. She encounters her past in the worst possible way. I was spellbound and heartbroken at times while she experienced some dire situations. I admire her determination.

Gideon was heartbroken at her disappearance and wallowed in his misery until he finally gathered the strength to search for the woman he so desperately loved.
He a
Anne Milne
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Part two of The Illusions duet, Deirdre has left and like Gideon I'm a mess. The conclusion to this series is a heart pounding fast paced exhilarating ride. My emotions were over the place for the majority of the book. My admiration for Deirdre's character increased so much and Gideon proved himself over and over. This is darker and more emotional than book one but to complete the story it needed to be. This is an author that I'll be checking out past and future books.

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Jennifer D.
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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What a wild ride! With the way Art of Sin ended, I knew we were in for quite a story and L.M. far exceeded my expectations. I had to take a couple days to process before writing this review, it was so good. I am in love with Gideon and his strength and patience. I don't know if I have seen another man fight so hard for the love of his life. Deirdre is one strong and amazing woman to not be completely broken after everything. Their love for each other lights their darkness. This is the top read o ...more
Natalie M
Excellent ending to the Illusions duet. I loved the pacing, the emotions and the H and h. The story was twisted and action packed! I really enjoyed the author's work and will plan to check out her other books!
Jamie Guellar
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sin of Love is part 2 of the Illusions Duet and omg what an amazing dark and twisted read it is! And I will say their may be some triggers. This read is definitely not for the faint hearted.

Deidre and Gideon’s story isn’t your typical light hearted love story it’s soo much more. Deidre’s strength is utterly amazing and I totally feel for Gideon when he showed his love and devotion for Deidre.

I wish I could get into more detail, but if I did I think I would give to much away. If you love dark r
Caroline Pajda
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s an amazing conclusion to Deirdre and Gideon’s story. An emotional rollercoaster filled with angst and so much feels. Deirdre and Gideon were destined for each other. Their love was unbreakable. And Gideon.. what a wonderful man he was. He has a heart of gold. I enjoyed every minute of this book and was happy how this story ended up.
Emma Luna
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-read
Book: Sin of Love (Illusion Duet book 2)
Author: L.M Halloran
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewer: emmasromanticreviews17 on Facebook
Note: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

At the end of the first book I was unsure what to expect with this book because I did not think it would be possible to be as equally drawn in and enthralled. But I wasn’t, in fact this book pulled me in and wowed me so much more than the first. I liked that this was told through dual perspectives and we got to see into G
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-books
Incredible. Sin of Love was even more intense than Art of Sin and I devoured every single word. And still wanted more!! L.M. Halloran has written a conclusion that not only gutted me every step of the way but also managed to show that no matter what may happen, love truly can conquer all. For Deirdre and Gideon, that love saved them when hope was slowly dwindling that they could finally find their way back to one another.

Picking up right where we left off in Art of Sin, watching as Gideon suffer
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In my review of the first book in this duet, I mentioned the story's darkness and lack of hearts and flowers romance. I also referred to this second book as what I anticipated to be a stunning conclusion, but “stunning" doesn’t begin to do it justice. There is still plenty of darkness in the second part of Gideon and Deidre's story, some of which is discomforting to read, and the hearts and flowers are delivered by way of patience, boundless understanding and steadfast, unshakeable love. In the ...more
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

Overall Rating :: 4-4.5 stars
Series :: Book two of the Illusions duet.
Hero/Heroine :: Gideon/Dierdre
POV :: Alternating.
Cliffhanger :: Nope.
HEA :: (view spoiler)


I've rarely met a character so in need of a happy and peaceful ending like Dierdre. She's been broken, brought roughly to the edge of sanity and internal damnation, and yet she continues to endure. She fights with all she is and will be, and she motivates those around her to fight for and with her, as well. Alth
Cierra Holloway
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Julep is probably one of the darkest, sadistic villains I’ve ever read. Kidnapped Deidre for two months...tortured her, raped her, constantly drugged her, and much more. He thrived off of pain. And if you think about it, her pain all started with him...starting with her mother’s abandonment.

Everything sort of makes sense about the tragedies that went on in her life. The biggest surprise was Maggie. Her love for her Julep was so twisted...there was no saving her, even when
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was left emotionally reeling by the first book of this duet, but Sin Of Love took me to epic heights of every single feel and emotion. This is an all consuming story that is so powerful that it obliterates, smashes into tiny pieces yet slowly but surely the pieces are put back together again. This story was heart wrenching, devastating, raw but ultimately was a tale of healing and daring to hope for a hard-fought happily ever after.

Deidre and Gideon’s story is not a typically ‘hearts and flowe
Lisa Marie ~ Words We Love By
L.M. Halloran's Illusions Duet continues with the Sin of Love and it takes the intense story and fierce characters from book one, Art of Sin, and ratchets them up to volcanic levels.     If you are reading this and considering STARTING the duet, STOP now and go at my review for Art of Sin first.

Sin of Love starts off where Art of Love left off with Deirdre going back into den of the devil to extract revenge and to get the evil to stop.  Gideon is devastated by Deirdre's decision, drowning himse
Clare Harrison
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a direct continuation of the art of sin and the concluding part of the duet.

Her hand was forced, so to save them all she left her life...

Back to where the true nightmare began she went.

A mission, a goal, a freedom to secure.

He lost her, no visible trail to follow, no breadcrumbs upon the floor.

His life forgotten as everything comes to a standstill. Everything was her.

Oh my gosh!!! What an exciting action packed read with twists, turns and revelations a plenty.

Days of numbers not only s
Lynn Reynolds
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Deirdre Moss feels like she has no choice. Gideon Masters is having regrets on how things ended. He may be a main character but he has more of a supporting role in this second book of the duet. Just as in the first book most of our experiences are due to Deirdre. The most I’m going to tell you about this story is how dark and painful it was. I’m not saying that you’ll need any tissue but at the very least you may cringe or even have to walk away because of what she had to endure
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't ready. . . this book shattered me, gave me Gideon and put me back together. She left him. He was destroyed when he realized she wasn't coming back. Then he found out the truth about her past. He couldn't, wouldn't let her go without fighting for her. She thought she could handle it. Take care of him in one minute and be back. It didn't happen. We learn of all that her past was, all Julep had a part in. We watch her break. It isn't pretty. It's a hard dark read. This author doesn't let u ...more
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whoo! This starts out heavy and doesn't let up. Our heroine, Deirdre, is in the one place she never thought or wanted to be the hands of her worst nightmare. But damn, she did it to herself! The revelations of just how little control she had over her life for the last ten years are jaw dropping. Julep is one of the best twisted villains ever. While Deirdre is going through hell, so is Gideon but in a different way. At least he finally calls in the troops with the help of Nate and rall ...more
Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been wrecked and broken, basically just sitting in a corner rocking back and forth through most of Sin Of Love. I mean honestly how much can two people take before they are too broken for words. Apparently the answer is a lot. Dierdre and Gideon face so much, yet they show us through pain and darkness that love and light can still remain.

Every time I read a book from L.M. Halloran I'm awestruck by her ability to cut so deep you feel you will never heal, and then somehow miraculously heal
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This is part two of the duet and book one must be read first.

We picked up right where book one finished seeing Dierdre heading back to her captor. She’s quickly taken by him and propelled back into drugs/abuse and rape.

This book gives us some of Gideons POV that I liked as we were able to know his thoughts and feelings, as I felt he was quite abrupt in book one. While Deirdre was away he was a broken man but his love pulled him through.

I loved book one but this book took a slightly darker turn
Joy Westerfield
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I start!! After reading Art of Sin I couldn't wait for the second book and this doesn't disappoint. When Deirdre decided to face her past and her demons, she left Gideon an emotional mess with him not knowing where she went. But no one could have seen what would happen to Deirdre and if she was ever coming back to Gideon. When Gideon realizes that he can't live without her, he takes on any means to find her. But can he save her in time? This story is so much more than just two people be ...more
Amanda Bordner
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dierdre and Gideon's story comes to a close in Sin of Love, and this is one story I was NOT ready to finish!

I completely ate up the first book in the duet, and lost so much sleep reading this conclusion because it was just THAT good.

Dierdre leaves at the beginning of the book. She has things she needs to do, closure she needs to take care of, in order to fully move on with her life without the hauntings of her past. But of course, things are NEVER as easy as they seem. The book was full of twist
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When she's not reading or writing, the author enjoys walking barefoot, subjecting her husband to questionable recipes, and chasing her spirited toddler. She's a rabid fan of coffee, moongazing, and small dogs that resemble Ewoks. She lives in San Diego, CA, with her family.

Other books in the series

Illusions Duet (2 books)
  • Art of Sin (Illusions Duet #1)