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Breaking The Sinner

(Breaking #3)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  61 reviews
She picked the name Gen.
As a religious exile who fled her community only to land in LA, Genevieve couldn’t be greener. Armed with a list of experiences she’s eager to live, she’s diving headfirst into the choppy waters of normal society. Then she meets Cobra. There’s nothing normal about the resident gym bad boy who struts around like he could undress her with his eyes al
Published February 19th 2019
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I didn't care much for Cobra or Gen. They both seemed a little lackluster. Their chemistry was good, but not much else. I got to the last chapter, and thought this is it just like the last three..they're together and done. Imagine my surprise when one more swipe revealed an very nice epilogue.
Caitlin Audet
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book

I had a great feeling I would love Breaking the Sinner and Ember Leigh did not disappoint. And although this is my first of her books, it definitely won't be the last, especially with three previous books to the Breaking the Rules series. So much passion and fierce determination filled the storyline and I couldn't have been any happier with how everything went down.

The uniqueness of the characters and what they wanted to accomplish was what truly gr
Anastasia シ
I've really been enjoying this series so far! I think this one was my fave so far, although I havent read the third book in the series yet. buuut yeah. Breaking the Sinner had me hooked from the first page. It was one hell of a journey reading this one, an epic adventure of Cobra and Gen’s love story that ended in an epic way.
Looking forward to reading more in this series!
Feb 22, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
💝 ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I feel bad giving this such a low rating because a lot of others have rated this highly, but I just didn't connect to the characters at all.

So Gen (who isn't actually called Gen, by the way) is a hardcore Christian (is that a phrase?). She moved away from her family home as she realises religious life (or at least how obsessed her family are with it) isn't for her. She gets a job at the gym and ends up meeting Cobra (who isn't actually called Cobra, by the way).

Cobra is a druggy (I mean he get
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Wow. This is my sixth book by Ember Leigh and I conclude that she just writes the books that I love to read. Everything about her books draws me in and captures my attention without question. She has a vibrant writing voice and an impeccable writing style that I adore. I'm simply addicted to her books!

This book was a little bit different from other books that I have read by this author. The lives and pasts of the main characters dictated something a little different and I loved every moment of t
InD'tale Magazine

Ms. Leigh has penned a hot and heavy love story with total opposites attracted to each other.

Read full review in the 2019 May issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Angel Hatfield
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Genevieve/Gen was wearing a top that was two bra sizes too small for her and barely fit in it. She was at a professionally staged photo shoot for her new jobs - Holt Body Fitness- for a calendar that the proceeds were going to local charities. But this made her skin crawl being dressed like this and pictures taken. She had been bred to avoid these kinds of situations . Being the object of lusty thoughts via this sext-time calendar. This was only the third day of her job. But this is what she had ...more
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cobra came from foster care and has had to fight for everything he has. He doesn’t know anything else. After he saves the life of Lex, he is given a better chance but can’t find a way to change his thought process, so he continues to live in the darkness that surrounds him. After meeting Gen, he finds the light in his life, but doesn’t believe he deserves it continues to sabotage his happiness.

Genevieve has left a life of control and religious zealots. Her family lives off the grid and they pre
patrick Lorelli
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-sports
This story opens with Gen doing a photo shot with other women at the gym for a calendar. There you are introduced to her not so way of the world ways. You think that she is just naive, which she is but there is more to it. Embarrassing herself during the photo-shoot with Cobra she leaves. They do not meet again until everyone is at a local bar. It is then that he notices just hew simple sweet and beautiful she is, and also very drunk. Finding out where she lives, he takes her home and it is ther ...more
Tiffany Readz

Had to Grow on Me

Coming in to this series at book four, I wasn't too sure what to expect with Breaking the Sinner, however was left pleasantly surprised. Cobra and Gin turned out to be pretty dang interesting all on their own.

"Cobra was fascinating. He was hard-edged but soft in the middle."

Love this type of guy. The tough guy that is actually a teddy bear when his woman is around. Cobra isn't the dating type, but for Gen, things can be arranged. As in, a three-month arrangement with her to help
Johanna Sawyer
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to the publisher for an ARC to read and give my honest opinion.

This is one of those books where two people meet, and seem like polar opposites then end up being more alike than you figure. Cobra meets Gen as they both work at Holts Gym, they take a serious liking to each other, and then reality hits. Cobra has a history with drugs and depression, never really think he will amount to much or be good enough. Gen comes from a zealot family, and her self confidence takes a hit from it. These
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the first I’ve read by this author and I now want to go back and read the three previous books in the series. When we first start this book Gen is doing a modeling gig and embarrassing herself with Cobra. They all meet up at a bar and Cobra has a new outlook on Gen- she is sweet, funny and a whole lot drunk. When he takes her home that night he finds The List. Her growing up in a religious cult she hasn’t had the chance to experience life and all it has to offer. Cobra is not the d ...more
Kali McQuillen
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-read, 2019-arc
Gen has decided to see what the world has to offer besides where she grew up. She made a list of things to do and see. When she meets Cobra, she knows who she wants for part of her list. She's very naive and innocent in the ways of the world and Cobra is the complete opposite.

Cobra has been through a lot, seen a lot and done a lot. He thinks that he's not good enough for the job that he has or for Gen. He wants to help Gen with her list though. While teaching her things that's on that list, he d
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Looking for a steamy, innocent romance? Breaking the Sinner is next up on your TBR! 

Gen is the innocent, new-to-romance girl who recently escaped her strict, religious background. Cobra is the steamy, tough guy working at the local gym. Both are at the gym's calendar photoshoot, and each can't help but feel something towards the other, even after an embarrassing moment. 

This book is definitely on the more steamy side of Adult Romance. From the beginning, we are immersed in a charged connection b
Emily Pennington
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This was a different sort of story for me. Gen, a very naïve young woman, left her family when she couldn’t accept their religious obsessions. She meets Cobra at the gym. When Gen goes out for a drink with co-workers, her first time, she naturally gets drunk and Cobra makes sure she gets home safely.

In the process, Cobra got a look at Gen’s list of items in her notebook that she wanted to experience, which had been prohibited in her strict home. The two of them agree to work together on her “le
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A truly lovely story of love between two, seemingly, unlikely people trying to move forward, despite the millstones that life has provided them with. Breaking the Sinner successfully addresses so many issues in a manner which is thoughtful and caring. In theory, Cobra and Gen are total opposites: one from an actively separating environment and one from a background which, he feels, separates him, from 'normal' society and opportunities for a different, better life. Their struggles are tough, but ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this one... in the beginning with the photo shoot and the whole farting scene made me laugh my ass off. Actually I laughed just as much as I cried during this book. Cobra’s backstory was heartbreaking just as much as Gen’s backstory was for lack of a better term stifling. Gen’s family almost reminded me of families in the old country Mormon counties that still exist in rural areas.
Cobra’s past although heartbreaking, his present was filled with so called friends who quite l
Jodi Price
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book! Author Ember Leigh does a great job with the characters and story line! Cobra is "from the wrong side of the tracks" he has seen and done it all. He gets a good job and things are starting to improve, but he is just waiting for the other shoe to drop, he feels he doesn't deserve better. Cobra and Gen meet at work, Gen is very naive and very innocent, she comes from a strict religious "cult" and finally gets out and wants to try and do everything. Gen has made a to-do list or ...more
Layne Morrill
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic story in the breaking series!!

Goody 2 shoes Genevieve had to get away from her family and live a life she didn't know existed until she had her accident and was in recovery for several months...She just had to experience this life herself!

Bad boy Cobra has had a rough life until he saved Lex's life and he brought him to the Holt family... he didn't feel deserving of all of this good happening to him and felt guilty...he always had a short timeline with anything good before it a
Kari Hansen
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gen was raised in a strict religious environment that left her stifled and unprepared for the world. When she manages to escape that life, she made a list of all the things that she wants to see and do and Cobra is just the man to help her accomplish her goals.

As innocent as Gen is Cobra is just as jaded. He has seen and done so many things that he wished he hadn’t, and he is determined to help Gen accomplish her goals and protect her at the same time. As they spend time together these two oppos
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book three in The Breaking series. These books could be read as standalone but I recommend reading the series. In this book we get to meet Gen (Genevieve) and Cobra. Each of these have a past that could have destroyed them but they have soldier through. Gen has a list of things that she has always wanted to do. Cobra is leary and untrusting but he is willing to help Gen tackle this list of hers. These two characters are opposites but each day that they spend together working on lost, it ...more
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Opposites attract but can they be what each other really need

Breaking The Sinner is the first book I have read by Ember Leigh and it was way more than I thought it was going to be. You are just never sure if you will like a "new to you" author's writing style and story telling but the book description for Breaking The Sinner was to intriguing to pass by. I was fascinated by the hard edges of Cobra and the soft vulnerability of Gen. The story-line was well thought out and it showed in the writing
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is freaking awesome! I love this series and the addition of Cobra and Gen make the family complete. I was waiting for Cobra to get a clue and move out and I kept hoping it would happen before it was to late, before he would lose Gen. I loved the self discovery part that Gen took, she really came into her own and it was an excellent journey. I wanted more, another epilogue with a proposal in the library, or for them to go somewhere on vacation together. I just wanted more!! I couldn’t p ...more
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of Gen, a young woman finding her way in the world, after growing up in a very sheltered, and religious home. Moving to LA, on her own, she gets a job at a gym, and meets Snake. Snake likes her right away, and they form a friendship, one built with the plan to give Gen a crash course in life. This was a great book, I love reading Snake, and Gen's journey, and the love, and acceptance they had for one another. This book is emotional, steamy, intriguing, intense, and romantic. Th ...more
AND 1515
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One Hundred Percent Awesome...
by and1515

This book truly is outstanding I found myself cheering and rooting for Cobra and Jen
the emotional journey and the life lessons theses two awesome characters learned.
But some times there are often moments you come across while reading where you just want to smack one or both characters and just say really here your sign Jen and her ultra religious family and Cobra and the idiots he lived with but that just me.
The bottom line this book totally rocks and was
J. Ockenhouse
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gen and Cobra story blew me away. A good girl/bad boy young adult romance with characters that definitely fit their ages. Meaning you're either going to like or dislike them. I majority liked them but I did yell a time or 2.

They have knocked on the gates of he** and been through alot which had me hooked because I had to know that better was going to happen to them. This one has it all. Ember knows how to write. You are going to experience feelings and emotions. The plot was so good and the build
Karen Roma
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Breaking the Sinner is an outstanding addition to Ember Leigh’s Breaking the Rules series and Gen and Cobra perfectly complete the family dynamic. There is plenty of angst, a bucket load of tears, and the journey of self-discovery this young woman experienced was brilliantly told. Two damaged and complex characters from totally different backgrounds, find each other and some common ground to escape their own personal demons and build a future. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and was sorry to see ...more
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the book it was great the story was well written and the characters were interesting. Cobra does not let anyone to get to close to him, works at a gym. Genevieve grew up in a religious camp was not allowed to explore freedom, running away to land in L.A she had a list things she wants to do. Gen met Cobra after talking he decided to befriend Gen.
Thank you for allowing me to review this book it was great.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story where opposites really do attract each other, at first sight! These 2 characters couldn’t be any further apart when it comes to how they were raised, this made them perfect for each other. The story-line is great, and the author has done a wonderful job of bringing it all to life. I liked the characters and it was interesting and fun to watch Gen learn what everyone else in the world grew up knowing and doing.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily
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