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Breaking The Sinner

(Breaking the Rules #3)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  38 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
Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published February 19th 2019
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Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it
ARC received for review

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
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
Shelves: arc
ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Sammi Jayne Brooks
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
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
Shirley Cuypers
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-beta, ebooks, 2019
Original review

This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Ember Leigh and InkSlinger PR!

Breaking the Sinner
is the fourth book in the Breaking the Rules series and tells the story of Gen and Cobra. Breaking the Sinner is the fourth book in the Breaking the Rules series but can be read as a standalone.

When I started reading Breaking the Sinner, I couldn’t remember whether I loved or didn’t love the third book, so I didn’t have
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
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
P.e. lolo
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 ...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
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
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 ...more
Kali McQuillen
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-arc, 2019-read
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
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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, ...more
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Layne Morrill
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Kari Hansen
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Karen Roma
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was one of my favorite books I'd read in February. I couldn't stop thinking about this book for a long time after I'd finished reading it.

Gen left her families religious stronghold to try and find who she is without the confines of her family and their religion. Moving in with an old friend who had left their community long before Gen starts working on her bucket list. Working on her first job she meets Cobra and is immediately smitten.

Cobra has had a tough life. He's spent it fighting day
Vinessa Wooten
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gen is naive and innocent. With that said.
Gen is curious, willing and on a path of sin.
Living in a cult of sorts and never experiencing the spoils of life she has made a bucket list.
Cobra is ever the pessimist.
He believes life is a big failure. So when a good thing lands in his lap he is not sure of how to proceed.
But he gives into the need to help Gen on her road to hell.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Monique Hebert
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was definitely a 5 star read. Books about virgins or sexual discovery has always been one of my favorite subjects to read about. I enjoy the discovery with the characters. This book is well written and at a pace that kept me intrigued. I really enjoyed the characters as well, both were discovering a new way to live, and both had different challenges. I also found the book hot and very romantic as well. I will definitely read more from this author. Impressed!
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ng
I just loved Gen and Cobra's story. Gen grew up in a really strict religious community having managed to escape she has a list of things she wants to do and sexy gym worker Cobra as just the man to help her. Both of these two are a little damaged by their pasts and while he thinks she is too good for him he really is a great guy this is a super read and I loved it.
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a really great book to read with enjoyable characters. Gen and Cobra made such an unconventional couple and did not reckon anything serious was going to happen, but life had other plans. The book was well written and I enjoyed the flow of the book. I would recommend it to others.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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