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Sins of the Father

(It's Complicated #5)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  208 ratings  ·  50 reviews
A slow burn of adrenaline that will keep you buzzing until you can’t handle it anymore…

Worth the wait…
An animal under the sheets…
That’s what his exes claimed about Steven Sinclair on national T.V.

He’s super successful, scheduled, and has rules about dating.
And he’s my soon to be sister-in-law Quinn’s brother.
I’m only in Chicago for the wedding and to watch my niece for the
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Published October 1st 2020 by Pulse Press
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Stephanie Ditmore
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story was everything I hoped it would be. Steven and Quinn, the brother and sister bond is everything to them, they’ve had their ups and downs, but have gotten through it all. They’ve both been dealt a crappy hand in the parent department and that has influenced them more than they realize. Steven is smart, a numbers guy and has worked his way to the top, but unfortunately with the help of his “father” the term is being used lightly. Harper had it all, until she didn’t and lost everything, ...more
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Steven is a secluded, successful and is the best at what he does. When he meets Harper, he instantly feels the attraction towards her. But she is his brother in law's sister.

The story continues from the part where Quinn and Jamison are about to be married. The story has a lot of romance and steamy scenes with a lot of drama that is expected from the series. This is the best book out of the series by @maggiecoleauthor. It is more detailed, plot wise and the author also allows the characters to gr
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought I couldn't love Maggie Cole's books more, she releases this amazingly sexy fifth installment from the It's Complicated series.

Inside these brilliant pages, we dive into the world of numbers where Steven loves to dwell. He's the VP of his company which should set him apart. But he's trying desperately to claw his way out of his "boring" existence, while also fighting against being in the shadow of his shady father.
Harper doesn't know what she wants to do with her life. She ju
Billie K
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Steven Sinclair is a numbers genius , successful VP who describes his existence as boring. Harper Lancott, a former successful attorney who lost everything to her cheating husband, is trying to find herself and some self worth. The sparks fly when these two troubled souls meet at the wedding of his sister , Quinn and her brother Jamison’s wedding in Chicago .Taking care of their niece ,Hope ,while the newlyweds are away on their honeymoon opens a myriad of emotional twists and turns for these tw ...more
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“The trust I have in him allows me to feel every morsel of everything in me”.
We all dream of having such a level of trust with someone in our life.
Having learned/seen the consequences of trusting someone not worthy of the honor has caused both Steven and Harper to be cautious of relationships.
Their instant attraction causes the walls each possesses, and considers unbreakable, to evaporate.
Actions of the two people in a relationship affect much more than just the two people IN the relationshi
Jennifer Wilson
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book 5 in the It’s Complicated series. Harper is living in a rundown apartment, slowly spending the last little bit of her retirement money. When she heads to Chicago for her brother Jamisons wedding, she wants to be there for her brother and his soon to be wife, Quinn, and spend time with her niece. She never anticipated meeting the sexy and sin brother of Quinn. When Steven sees Harper, he’s instantly attracted. She isn’t like any woman he’s ever met. But he has rules, he doesn’t want ...more
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Steven might not have scored a lot of points in More Than Paper....but let me tell you he is back to redeem himself! He is the definition of Mr Serious in Public and has been announced as one of Marquis's Top Ten Under Forty Professionals and his life seems to be all put together perfectly....Everything in it's place. Enter Harper, his new Brother In Law's sister.....She is not quite as put together as Steven but she sure knows how to rattle his schedules and structure. Steven knows the sins of ...more
Heidi  Eddinger-Cook
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Steven has watched his mother love someone that wasn't fully inlove with her and abandoned him and Quinn when they were young. When that happened Steven never wanted to do what he watched his father do to his mother, so when it came to relationships he tried to be respectful and he took steps because he thought if he did that he wouldn't hurt anyone. But when he met Harper his world and mind changed about relationships.
Harper doesn't know if she is able to find a true love after her cheating ex
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every time I read a new book that Maggie Cole wrote, I tend to want to kick my own a** because of just meeting her this past year. She's an author that EVERYONE NEEDS in their lives for real. Harper isn't having an easy time in life after losing everything, so now she finds herself sitting in a bad apartment living off of her savings, and needs to figure out where to go from here. She goes home in order to see her brother get married to the love of his life, Quinn, which is where she comes face ...more
Cindy Woschnik
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Steven has seen what love has done to his mother and doesn't want any part of that. This Chicago businessman has dating rules and is all work and no play. Harper doesn't know if she is worthy of a great love after her cheating husband left with all her money. This NY attorney is adrift with no job and no direction. Her brother is marrying his sister and they agree to babysit their niece together for one week. They both know nothing can come of their insane attraction but as they battle to save h ...more
Lindsay Elmore
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book number 5, Sins of the Father, in the It's Complicated series did not disappoint. We pick up at Quinn and Jamison's wedding where Steven and Harper meet. Steven is Quinn's brother and Harper is Jamison's sister. It was love at first sight.

Harper is struggling to find her new normal life after a divorce leaving her broke and quitting her job as she was unhappy being a lawyer. Steven is Mr. Routine with every minute of the day planned out to his schedule. When Steven and Quinn's "sperm donor"
Kelli Miller
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It was so nice to get back into the It’s Complicated Series. From reading about Steven in “More than Paper” he was not what I was expecting and I was more than pleasantly surprised. Steven and Harper
won my heart immediately!

Maggie Cole has a way to bring a slow burn love or a immediate love into this place where you can truly find your soulmate! I love how all of these couple find each other and sometimes I wish it were that easy in real life! But it makes you believe it can truly happen for an
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sins of the Father focuses on Steven, a reclusive billionaire and Harper, a woman who went through a nasty divorce. What they both have in common is a negative view of love and relationships, but they are thrown together, which makes them question their attraction to each other and consider whether this new relationship is worth pursuing. This book provides context into Steven's past, so it gives insight into why he acts the way he does and why he keeps women at arm's length. Harper has been bur ...more
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has it all! Money, power, greed and HOT, HOT, HOT chemistry!

Steven is a numbers genius. He has worked hard is whole life to overcome his parents' short falls. He is the youngest VP in his company yet he feels empty. Then he meets Harper. Harper is a former successful attorney who has hit rock bottom. After losing everything to her cheating husband, she is trying to find herself. When Steven and Harper meet it instant attraction. Now Steven has to convince Harper that he worth a shot wh
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We have rules for a reason. They are there to protect us and those we love. Sometimes we get so focused on the rules that we forget to live. Which is why we all need a Harper in our lives. To break us out of our shells and feel again. And some people need a Steven in their lives. To bring order to the chaos. And to see the wrongs that need to be righted. The two together? A perfect case of opposites attract to make the perfect couple.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am volu
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fans fell in love with the It’s Complicated series, so what does Maggie Cole do? She gives us another amazing tale of love, sex, family, sex, corruption... and sex! I absolutely love Steven and Harper as a couple. Their chemistry is electric, and I wanted to stay in their world longer. This author has a gift for weaving real life tragedy into the lives of her characters, who are then able to rise above the conflict and become stronger for it. Beauty for ashes is a theme in all Maggie Cole storie ...more
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Sins of the Father took me to a whole new world of intrigue & devotion. Steven & Harper are the epitome of Insta Love! Steven’s addiction to Harper is so convincing that it made me want to squeeze him with tons of hugs. I loved watching both of them come into their own self assured being. They fix each each other in ways they didn’t know they needed. I’m calling this book” Broken No More.” Once again Maggie Cole reaches into the depths of romance writing and brings forth the most delicious alpha ...more
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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What happens when Mr. has it all together falls for Mrs. uncertialy?
Chemisty, lots of chemistry. As soon as Harper meets Steven it's instant atraction between them both. They spend a week together taking care of their niece and they quickly learn they can't live without each other.

This book is hot! I love how fast Harper and Steven fall into routine with each other. They truly complete each other both as friends and in the bed room, gym,office,kitchen....

I received a free copy of this book via
Tina M
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's Complicated is one of my favorite series of all time, so when Maggie Cole announced she was creating another addition I was excited.
Needless to say, I was not disappointed. In Sins of the Father, you learn more about Steven and Quinn's father and how that shaped Steven to be the man he is today. This book will pull you in from the beginning and will not let you go till the end. And sexy!!! Steven and Harper create that slow burn and end up in a 4 alarm fire. Grab your water, it is hot!
Emma bramley
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This is the fifth book in this series by this author. This is the amazing story of Steven and Harper, these characters have instant attraction and chemistry between them. This book will make you laugh, cry and had many hot and steamy parts. This is another page turner of a book from this talented author. This entire series is very well written, has well developed characters which grow as you read and amazing story lines.

I was given an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest re
Jennifer L. Bialk
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Steven and Harper share an instant attraction in Maggie Cole’s Sins of the Father. Harper has Steven putting aside the rules he lives by, the rules his mother’s relationship with his father made necessary. Maggie Cole has done it again with the characters in Sins of the Father. She makes you care about them. So you feel the highs and lows of the characters. The plot has some surprising twists and turns. I found it worthy of the time required to read it. I found it impossible to put down until I ...more
Steph Lee
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is Amazing

My favorite book in this series.

Quinns brother Steven and Jamieson sister Harper agree to babysit their little niece Hope while Quinn and Jameson go on their honeymoon.
From the moment they laid eyes on each other they feel chemistry an "ache" for each other. They act on it but Harper lives in NY and Steven Chicago how will they manage.

This book has a great story to it and Steven is just HOT. I fell in love with him. He's sexy, smart and animal in the bedroom.

Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Her Stories Travel!

This was a good story, but I didn’t love it as much as I did the other stories. However, the author is fantastic with recalling characters from the other stories in this series. It can be confusing if you don’t remember the other stories. It’s worth it to glance at the description of the other stories to stay clear....and sane. It drove me crazy when I had to take a break here & there & search my brain for memories & then I run across characters from the “All In Series” in thi
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don’t know who I relate to more in this book. Steven is driven by his past to be successful and prove to his childhood self he is worthy. Harper is lost in her mid thirties, single and broke - surrounded by people who have weathered their storms and are successful.

Their love story makes me wish Maggie would write my HEA.

Don’t worry my drama lovers, there’s a nice amount of that too. Maggie knows how to weave a story, and I’m here for EVERY ONE OF THEM!
Sharon King
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Manipulation is something Steven hates in any form. He loves his sister Quinn and his mother, even if he hates what she puts up with.
From the moment he see's Harper he knows there is something special about her and his word as he knows it is going to be turned upside down.
Steven is determined he is not going to be anything like his father and while reading this book you see why he acts as he does.
A great read.
Catherine Kroeger
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again I was taken on an emotional rollercoaster! Family. lies, secrets, heartache, and LOVE. I didn't think that Maggie Cole could leave me speechless again, but WOW! Every book makes me fall in love! We meet Steven in More than Paper, and he's horrible to his sister Quinn. We come to understand why in this book. Harper has lost everything but gives everything to Steven. I could not put this down and read it from cover to cover. ...more
Heather Robin
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just WOW!!

Maggie you have done it again. I love this story and these characters. So much happens in all the stories in this series. I am definitely a fan.
I love the instantaneous heat between these two. You can feel it right away and it keeps going throughout the whole story. They are quick to love but it feels like they have been together fit much longer.
Love them and can't wait to read the 6th book of the series.
Beckey Leonard
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Steven definitely redeemed himself in this one!
His and Quinn's sibling relationship after everything they have been through is so strong. He bears the weight of world and his parent's relationship on his shoulders. He is rigid and controlled and distant. That comes undone with his instant attraction to Harper who is his opposite in so many ways. I love the heat they find with each other and the balance they find in each other. Another great book by Maggie Cole.
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
You don't want to miss this one! Maggie never ceases to amaze me, she outdid it with this one!

We finally get to see why Steven is the way he is. After reading this, I just can’t help but love him. Harper's presence in his life is messing with his routine. I really liked Harper, she is one strong woman. I couldn’t put it down! These two just hooked me in.

This is such a great read!
Stacy Gigliotti
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sins of the Father is the fifth book in the It’s Complicated series and follows Steven and Harper on their journey of finding each other. The chemistry the characters have from the first time they meet is through the roof and it just keeps going up as the story progresses. They are a very HOT couple! This is definitely a book you don’t want to miss.
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