Confess (Sin City Salvation, #1)

Confess by A. Zavarelli

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WHAT IN THE WORLD! In a good way. 🙂

She should have pulled away, and I should have stopped. But neither of us moved. And when my fingers found the tender flesh of her throat, I drew her closer, tasting what was never meant to be mine.

This book. It exhausted me. My emotions ran the full gamut. I was happy. I was sad. I was hot and bothered. I laughed. I cried and cried, and checked reviews for information to see if I should go on.
This was good. Really good. Lucian is a bossy, seemingly sorta mean alpha guy, and damned if I don’t just love those. Granted, he is kind of weird in the beginning with the way he goes about things- it has kind of a fatherly ring to it (such as ordering her to go sit in the corner), but whatever. I still grew to love him. Just as our heroine did.

“I shouldn’t be doing this to you.” His voice held so much agony, I couldn’t stand it.
My fingers wrapped around his face, forcing him to look at me. “I want you to.”

I enjoyed the backgrounds of both of the main characters. Not because they were happy or good (spoiler: they WEREN’T), but because they made sense for their hangups/issues. I was hoping that Gypsy connecting with a local Roma gypsy might yield some kind of information on or connection with her mother, but I suppose I can’t win ’em all.
I was a little taken aback by a turn of events in the book, but so happy about the outcome that I was willing to suspend belief a bit about the journey of getting there. I won’t comment any further about that.
I definitely recommend this book. I just can’t believe it took me this long to read it!

Lucian nipped at my throat, his words so low I barely heard them. “You’re going to ruin me.”


TRIGGERS: there are some pretty harsh triggers “off-screen” (past events that are referred to)- sexual exploitation/assault of children, death of a child, physical abuse of a child.

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One contract. Two signatures. A marriage of inconvenience.


Lucian West isn’t husband material. He’s a stiff in a suit. Granted a hot one, but still. He’s one of the most hated men in America. An arrogant alpha. A ruthless attorney.

He gets what he wants in the courtroom, and outside of it.

Now, he wants me.

For reasons I can’t fathom, he’s determined to make me his wife.

He makes it clear he’s not above blackmailing me to put a ring on my finger.

The man might be richer than sin with devilish good looks, but hell will freeze over before I ever give my heart to him.



I don’t do love. I don’t even do relationships.

But all of that changes when I stumble upon the tragic, beautiful woman confessing her sins in the dark of night.

She’ s supposed to be nothing to me. Nothing but a wife. Her smart mouth drives me crazy. Her attitude brings out the beast in me. I want to protect her. I want to bring her to heel. I want to own her pretty lips.

She belongs to me, she just doesn’t know it yet.

I’ve already made her mine in name. Now it’s time to claim the rest of her.

Explosive chemistry. Plenty of angst. Packed with emotion and dark themes. Confess is a standalone within the series and has a complete ending.

Published by Amanda Marie

Compulsive reader. Romantic suspense/contemporary romance/dark romance/NA romance addict. Particularly fond of mafia, forced/arranged marriage, secret baby, kidnapping, and dark alpha heroes. Just out here doing my part for humanity- these books won't read themselves.

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