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4.50  ·  Rating details ·  101 ratings  ·  72 reviews
William Kade is a ruthless businessman who plays dirty. He titillates all women and is rejected by none.

An orphan who comes from nothing, William has built an empire from a gaming club and an illegal fight club with his best friend and mentor, Charles. However, when profits decline, Charles and William decide to open the first hardcore sex club in the U.S.

With plans in t
Kindle Edition, 365 pages
Published November 12th 2019 (first published 2015)
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Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fave-author, romance
Soraya's done it again! I've loved all the books in her Chicago Syndicate series about the sexy alpha men in the present day Chicago Mafia, but she's done something a little different this time and written about anti-hero William Kade from 1900's Chicago, who not so coincidentally, owns the club that would one day become Club 7, which plays a big part in her Chicago Syndicate series. And although Sins could be called a 'historical romance,' she manages to put a modern spin on it by focusing more ...more
J. Ockenhouse
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can honestly say this is one had me questioning if I was actually reading fiction. Each page was so expressive and illustrative. Every character had me mesmerized. I felt like I was in the 1900's.

The twists and depth this one took is seriously one to jump into and let yourself freefall into their world.

Soraya has definitely left me highly satisfied and waiting patiently to see what more twists she can write. I received an ARC for an honest and voluntarily review.
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I knew this book sounded so familiar to me when the blurb came out - Soraya wrote this book about 5 years under a different title and it was exclusively sold on Radish. If there were any edits done to the story, I could not easily tell.

I am not a historical romance fan and probably won't become one. Not because of this book, just because it's not my thing. However, I did enjoy this story because I love Soraya's writing and she made I a bit more modern. She has a way with her words that bring her
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a departure from what I’m use to by Soraya Naomi but I loved it no less. William and Ivy’s story took me a rollercoaster of ups and downs and twists lurking around every corner and I enjoyed every minute of it. The story it self kept me engulfed the entire time and I really really enjoyed it.
Viridiana Dimas
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Messed with ALL My Emotions!

Soraya went back in time where it all started for the Chicago Syndicate. Back to the original club on The Loop of Chicago. Back to the times of speakeasies and all the secrets and taboos hidden behind those closed doors. While I'm not a big historical romance reader, it was hard for me not to become entranced by William and Ivy's story. A story too intriguing and alluring with suspense and all its twists and turns, you can't help but enjoy the ride.

Sins is a differe
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow!!! I loved this book so much. I'm not a fan of historical books but I received an ARC in return for an honest review. I'm so glad I read it. Soraya never disappoints. She has an amazing talent. Her books and characters draw you in from the start.

It's a pretty dark story at times with a lot of amazing sex scenes that puts 50 shades, and others, to shame. So if that's what you like to read, then look no further. Highly recommend this book. Cried like a baby too
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I loved Ivy and William story
William and his buddy have a legal gambling and Fight Club and needed cash quick they decided to open a sex club!
Wow this is dark exotic tasty treat the way it unfolds like a wet dream come to life torchering every nerve of my being making me warm moist and intoxicated from one eye popping ravenous page to the next. This story was definitely smokin hot with an intriguing storyline that kept me thirsty excited and on edge from the very beginning to the jaw dropping en
Stephanie Ditmore
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book! Love it. This was my first historical romance and I loved it. I loved William and Ivy, she is the perfect match for him. William came from nothing and Charles saw potential in him and took him under his wing. He’s cocky, and very sure of himself in every aspect of his life and when he meets Ivy he has no idea just how much his life is about to change. Lies, deception, and betrayal are swirling everywhere, their story is emotional, suspense filled dark romance that you will ...more
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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"If the key to a good love story was a tragic ending, then theirs was a great love story."

Set in the 1900's. A historical dark romance from Soraya Naomi.
If you've read her Mafia Chicago Syndicate series. You know you're in for some surprises
For me this book is one of the best stories I have read.There are moments in the book that I have not been able to hold back the tears.It has move me and made fall in love with the characters.
William is a man who has struggled to get out of poverty,and thanks to his friend and mentor Charles he is now a renowned fighter and entrepreneur.
Ivy is a con woman who works with her brother and his friend Ben to steal from the rich so she can pay the bills.
One night William and Ivy meet at a party and Wi
Jackie D
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not all love stories come together with hearts flowers and pretty bows. Ms. Naomi shows the sinfully savage, painfully haunting road love can take to get to its deliciously ever after.
An intricately weaved web storyline of deception, gambling, fight clubs, underground sex clubs, and mob activities, where the past catches up with the present. All set in a time where only the elite paid the high price to play- sometimes with their lives.

When William meets Ivy, the game begins- what game you ask?
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Even though I have Chicago syndicate series on my TBR list since forever, this was actually my first time reading a book by this author.
I also rarely read historical romances but this sounded too intriguing to pass and needles to say it was definitely worth it.
The author did a great job with writing and setting up the mood of 1900s. I also liked how well developed main characters were. Both William and Ivy were strong and stubborn but have undeniable chemistry that is off the charts since the mo
Linda Kopec
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
William and Ivy's story is filled with steam, danger, misgivings, and ultimately they come together in a way that you know is fitting for them. This was a delicious story with lots of twists and turns and a plot line that will grab you from the first page and keep you enthralled to the very end. Excellent story! ...more
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I normally don't like historical romances at all, but this one I loved! This book drew me in right from the first chapter. Loved how it flows into the whole Chicago syndicate series and club 7. This book has everything a reader wants in a book, gambling, sex, fighting and soooo much more. I totally fell in love with bad boy William Kade and sassy Ivy.
Laura Bowie
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book exchange for a honest review. I normally don’t like historical romance books but this book had me feel I like I was in the 1900’s and I was loving every moment of it. This book is steamy dark and suspenseful... I loved Williams and Ivy’s story.
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Historical had never been my genre of choice but this book was so good. Loved reading about William and Ivy. This book was so steamy, dark and suspenseful. Loved it and I recommend it.
Bookbytch5 janet Gray
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
William and Ivy has plenty of twists, turns full of lies, deception, betrayal, suspense that will keep you hook from start to finish, Plus find out how Chicago Syndicate Club 7 is connect to William in the present day. A must read, I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy.
Reg Hancock
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
William Kade grew up in an orphanage until at 15 after killing his two abusive housekeepers and setting a fire he was taken in by Charles Lindon a British immigrant who had made it here in Chicago and a man who recognized in William someone like his earlier self who had scratched and fought his way out of slums to wealth. William became a club fighter and a good one who only lost when Charles and he needed to cover a bet. Now they were opening a sex club in addition to their fight and gaming clu ...more
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an historical romance, set in 1900.

"William Kade titillated most women and was rejected by none. He was sex and sin embodied."

I'm not too entirely sure about William in most of this book. He's very dominant, controlling at times, and very possessive of Ivy. William is a powerhouse in this book. He takes no prisoners in business, war or love.

"He had never felt desire like this. Inescapable. Explosive. Hazardous."

They chemistry is off the charts from the first meeting. T
Sharilyn Dickerson
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC COPY of this book "Sins" by the author Soraya Naomi for an honest review.

I'm not even sure where to begin with this book. I loved Soraya Naomi's Chicago Syndicate series and knew this one would also be good. I had no idea just how good it would be. While this book is set in 1900s Chicago, the club that William and his friend own eventually becomes Club 7 which you will know of if you've read her Chicago Syndicate series.
If you like your books to keep you in the edge of your sea
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story is set in the 1900 Chicago.
Ms. Naomi does a wonderful job with the writing and the descriptions.
She gives the reader the vibe and mood of that era.
William Kade is a bad boy of his times.
He is an underground fight,co-owner of the first sex club in America and a total playboy.
He says no to no woman. But it’s always a one time deal only.
No lady has ever caught his eye.
Until Ivy.
He’s not only attracted to her.
But he’s very intrigued by her as well.
Ivy doesn’t want anything to do with him.
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book precedes the Chicago Syndicate books we all love. It tells the tale of William and Ivy and the first sex club on The Loop which eventually became Club7. It's set in 1900 so the times were ripe for a sex club with the secret proclivities of the wealthy during that time. William and his partner certainly deliver it with Sins, their Underground Sex Club. William is a man that's struggled to get where he is and resents the upper crust as a result of his early life. Ivy is part of the wealt ...more
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you’re looking for a book packed with drama, a touch of romance and a good dose of erotica than this is the book you need.

In this book we meet William and Ivy. William is the co-owner to a high-rise with his friend/mentor Charles. They also own a gambling club and an underground fighting ring. And trying to open a hardcore sex club for the rich and influential named ‘Sins’. Which you might recognize if you’ve read the chicago syndicate series, as this is the start of the club that in the pres
Kristen Lewendon
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don’t know if I can put into words what I just went through reading this book. It asked me to pay an emotional toll I wasn’t in the least bit prepared for. The story of William and Ivy is brutal and savage while also being beautiful and heartbreaking. I wasn’t expecting to be in tears by the end of their story, but that’s exactly where I ended up. For anyone who hasn’t read it yet, take note: keep the tissues handy, you’re going to need them. There’s not much I can say about the story itself t ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Having read Soraya’s Syndicate series, I was interested in seeing how her venture into the dark historical genre would unfold. I tend to prefer stories that take place in modern times but was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading Sins. Soraya painted an incredibly vivid picture of Chicago in the 1900’s, allowing the reader to experience the story as if they were a part of it. The characters are interesting and the chemistry between William and Ivy is off-the-charts. There’s enough s ...more
Isabelle D'A
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for an easy to follow, hot, steamy, sexy, smooth flowing read that captures your attention from the start. Congratulations my friends you've found it. The characters and scenes are realistic and believable. Twists and turns and unpredictable surprises that kept my eyes on the pages and on the edge of my seat. I followed the characters fascinated as their personalities transformed and blended. Vivid detailed descriptions were so life like and on point. The storyline was solided ...more
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Soraya has done it again. An amazing story set in the 1900's in the Chicago Loop. I never thought I would like a historical book but this one was something else in the best way. William was an orphan in a bad situation. He soon meets Charles who ends up being his mentor and later business partner. Charles is wealthy and with William he runs his underground fight club, gambling, and a hardcore sex club. William is a fighter in more ways than one and doesn't lack the women's attention. Once Willia ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Sins by Soraya Naomi is the story of William and Ivy.
William was a orphan that was taken in by Charles Lindon. William has now become a boxer but in addition worked with William and his business. They get the ideal to open an exclusive hardcore sex club. Ivy is a society women who ends up being someone that William will need to help advance his dream. But they sparks fly between them and of course they have sparky words between them.
This book is set in the 1900's in Chicago.
Enjoyed their story
Sandy Lieberman
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An Outstanding Book!
I loved this book! At first I wasn't sure since it takes place in the 1900's, but it was phenomenal. So many emotions in this story. William had a horrible childhood growing up in an orphanage and lived a brutal life. Ivy, has also lived a barren and destitute life. But William is fortunate to meet Charles who adopts him and changes his life forever. Ivy is not that lucky until she meets William. It is a love story so full of ups and downs. I was brought to tears towards the
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Soraya Naomi is the author of the Chicago Syndicate mafia series. She writes provocative novels with a sinfully seductive blend of romance, suspense & men who love hard and at all costs. The Chicago Syndicate series - #1 Amazon Organized Crime series - has been translated into several languages.

Soraya has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Arts & Culture from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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