Review: Sight and Sinners by Susan Mac Nicol

From Charing Cross to Waterloo, there’s no escaping love.
28-year-old Draven Samuels has a tragic past, but as an investigator with a high-profile London company he now gets what he wants. Tough, sarcastic, and sceptical, he has no patience for lies and even less for people who waste his time. Even if they’re as beautiful as the wild and dark-haired Taylor Abelard. Especially when they’re talking over the body of a murder victim.

Psychic Taylor Abelard is used to people calling him a freak. He can see past events and feel the ghostly vibrations of people close to him who've passed on. It’s why he doesn't get too close to the living. But this time, against his better judgment, despite Draven’s mocking rejoinders, Taylor will get closer than ever before. The mystery surrounding a dead friend will lead the two men down a dark and seedy trail of blackmail and lies. Add in the heartbreak of a family tragedy, and events lead them straight into each other’s arms. By the end of this night, all their demons will have risen—and been banished with the dawn.

Sight and Sinners is sweet, fluffy and light for the most part. It does have a bittersweet ending that nudged another half star out of me, cold-hearted wench that I am. I was hoping for a bit more of an edge to this enemies to lovers story. I thought perhaps they would wend up working together on a case, but that didn't go far nor did the Jude connection. So, there are no unforeseen plot twists that are disagreeable; the plot's fairly transparent.

We were introduced to Taylor in book one, and his psychic abilities. Taylor wasn't in book one extensively, but I had a different sense of him and his personality than what appeared on the page here. He's much more of a hot head than I envisioned and he sure does pass out a lot. He meets Draven and they're instantly attracted to one another but have a history that puts them at odds. I dearly hoped this was going to lead to some angry sex. 
Sadly, there was only a tease of angry sex. 

They aren't even that rough with each other! I wanted their springing cocks and aching balls put to good use, but the steam was only in the mediocre range for me. There are several mentions of Draven "dominating" Taylor and "playing" that felt awkward and tacked on. I'm quite certain my perspective is somewhat skewed. For reasons. So, by all means, judge for yourselves. Mostly their relationship consists of arguing, temper tantrums then make-up sex, so I think I missed where the "love" took place or maybe that is their definition? 

Sight and Sinners was an easy read with some dramatics that weren't too heavy handed. I'm desperate at this point for Leslie's story. Leslie's story will be chock-a-block with dramatics and cross-dressing. I'm so ready you could stick a fork in me. 

I do hope this got a final edit prior to releasing because it certainly needed it. Everyone needs a little sweetness in their lives periodically and this will be satisfying for most in that regard.

Recommend for beach reading.

An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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