Title: The Sins That Binds Us
Author: Geneva Lee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Faith Kane moved to a sleepy small town to start a new life with her young son. Leaving behind her troubled past, she was determine to get her life straight. With a house and a job, everything looked to be in the right direction, until she met someone with equally troubled past.
Jude Mercer saw something in Faith that he couldn’t let go of. He slowly wormed himself not only into her life, but also those around her. But both of them carried heavy burden of secrets from their past and when those secrets crossed it threatened to shatter their already fragile bond.
I picked up this book because I wanted something painful. It didn’t hurt me the way I hoped, but it still is a beautiful story that’s worth reading.
“One day you are going to find all the joy you’re capable of, and then you’re going to fly, Sunshine.”
Jude always found a positive aspect in everything the world had to offer. I love how he brought lightness to the book. His character was pretty much a mystery until towards the end of the book.
Faith was a strong character for what she had to endure in the past. Her life journey was heartbreaking. The steps she took were admirable even if it wasn’t necessarily the “right thing to do”.
“Acceptance is the first step, babe. You need to accept that your vagina has been out of commission for so long that archaeologists are planning digs there.”
The secondary characters Aime, her best friends and Max, her son added lightness and heart to the story. They were both her strongest and pretty much only support system she had.
I was broken when I met Jude. I still am, but with him I’m closer to whole.
I think what made the story interesting is how not everything was what it seemed. There were bits and pieces that got me slightly confused in the beginning, which finally made sense when the time came.
The Sins That Bind Us is a story of two broken individuals with pasts that could bring them together and tear them apart.
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