Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Sins of the Flesh by Caridad Piñeiro

"Her skin had assumed the colour of the verdant woods around her. I'm human, but my skin isn't normal, she thought as the full impact of her condition hit her." ~~~Page 17

Title:
Sins of the Flesh
Author: Caridad
Piñeiro
ISBN: 9780446543835
Publisher: Forever/2009
Pages: 313


Back Cover:

Caterina Shaw’s days are numbered. Her only chance for survival is a highly experimental gene treatment – a risk she willingly takes. But now Caterina barely recognizes herself. She has new, terrifying powers, an exotic, arresting body — and she’s been accused of a savage murder, sending her on the run.

Mick Carrera is a mercenary and an expert at capturing elusive, clever prey. Yet the woman he’s hunting down is far from the vicious killer he’s been told to expect: Caterina is wounded, vulnerable, and a startling mystery of medical science. Even more, she’s a beautiful woman whose innocent sensuality tempts Mick to show her exactly how thrilling pleasure can be. The heat that builds between them is irresistible, but surrendering to it could kill them both . . . for a dangerous group is plotting its next move using Caterina as its deadly pawn.

My views:

The title and the cover are somewhat a misnomer. This is more a paranormal suspense than anything else. It has also tackles medical issues.....the ethics of it. Do doctors have the right to experiment with human beings? What if something goes wrong? That's what happened with Caterina. An experiment went horribly wrong, she became a murder suspect and is being hunted down for it. Mick somehow can't believe she is a murderer. He takes her to his own place, hiding her from the law as well as the killer hired by the doctor. He along with his sister start a detox programme and she slowly recovers her memory and remembers everthing. However, the toxicity is too much to make her an healthy person.

There are loose ends. Some of the characters seem too good or too bad. The plot too stumbles at places. But for a fast read, it works well.

14 comments:

fredamans said...

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Veens said...

Well I almost thought that it would be romantic, steamy.. etc etc! But your review makes it sound better!

Sassy Brit said...

Oh yes! I want to know what happened leading up to that now! Great tease!

Here is mine:)

Marg said...

It sounds like an interesting premise!

My teaser is here

livemorenow said...

Interesting, I wouldn't have picked it up at a bookshop with a cover write up like that! Your review changes the whole perception :)

http://livemorenow.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/teaser-tuesday-100202/

Kaye said...

Definitely not what I was expecting. My TT is here

Jennifer said...

Intriguing teaser, makes me wonder what her condition is. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays-schooled-in-lies.html

Diane said...

I guess that cover is misleading!

The old saying "don't judge a book by its cover applies here"....LOL

Alayne said...

Great teaser, sounds like a good book! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Beth said...

Kind of scary!

Emma Michaels said...

Sounds deep and amazing! I am reading Iron King so I just had to use it for my teaser. Here is my blog where you can find it: http://emmamichaels.blogspot.com/

Laya said...

Ooooh. Sounds intriguing!

BTW, thanks for dropping by my teaser!

Lisa said...

Interesting teaser! I'm pretty sure I have another book on the shelves by that title with a very different story.

My teaser is here.

carolsnotebook said...

I like the teaser and it does sound like an interesting story. I expected more of a romance, though, based on the cover.