Review: Absolution by E.M. Leya and Nicole Collvile (Sinful Temptation Book 2)

For most of his adult life, Jon dedicated his life to the church, finding solace in helping others, but there has always been something missing. Up until now, he’s been able to push that aside and move forward, letting everyone think he’s happy and doing what he loves.

Ash doesn’t want to continue with life. Left behind to live a cold and empty life after his partner died in a tragic accident, he doesn’t see any future for himself. He goes through the motions of living, but inside he’s ready to give up. All that’s left behind is the anger and hurt he has inside him.

Finding comfort in each other’s company, the two men struggle with emotions, guilt and fears about the future. Confiding only in each other, they grow closer, both denying the bond building between them, and a past that won’t let them move on.

This book was so good. The first “sex” scene where Jon masturbates is difficult to read. You can feel his shame for what he’s thinking while self pleasuring. It hurts to watch him have such a huge crisis of faith. Eve is still a spitfire in this book and up to some of her crazy antics. However I think she pushes just a bit too much at times in this book. I fear she’s going to push Killian away with her meddling. She does mean well. The middle started to drag a bit with the constant back and forth of Jon and Ash being together, but not, but wanting to be, but can’t. However it picked up before I was ready to throw in the towel. I loved how Jon and Ash work hard to be friends before they got physical with each other. Watching Jon come alive throughout the book was wonderful. I’m interested to know more about a few things that were left unsaid in the book. They’re not huge plot points that are unfulfilled. Just my never ending curiosity and wanting more from good characters. I’m glad Jon and Ash are happy at the end but they still have a long road to go. They’re so good together so you can tell they’re going to be happy together for a long time. I really like how they handled Jon’s decisions. He makes the right ones for himself, and I like how he came about the choice. He did it for the right reasons and not because of base urges.

“I’m not drunk, I know what I’m doing. I want you here.” Jon lifted up on his elbow, keeping his grip on Ash’s hair tight as he moved closer to him. “Do you know how long I’ve wanted to fist this hair in my hand and press my lips against yours?” Jon’s mouth was almost on his, and Ash grabbed hold of his shoulder, keeping the inch separating them from getting any smaller. “Since I first saw you. I’ve waited so long for you.”

“Jon…” Ash wanted to be strong, he really did, but everything in his body fought with his brain, shouting at him to shut up and let this happen. “This is still wrong.”

“I know,” Jon whispered against his lips. “But nothing’s ever felt so right before.”

About The Authors:
Nicole Colville
Nicole Colville was born and currently lives in Leeds, England. She is a wife to her very understanding hubby and mother of two young girls who somehow manages to fit in being a full time author of m/m romance and erotic into her busy home life.

She loves writing complex characters in bittersweet romances which will leave you addicted and craving more from her men

Although best known for her popular series, Hidden and Knights to Remember, she also enjoys writing with friend, and fellow author, E.M Leya. Together they have published two books in their Sinful Temptation Collection with more planned.

Her new ménage collection based in the popular city of Manchester, England is her first solo full length novel outside of The Hidden Series and has three books planned for release in 2015 & 2016.

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E.M. Leya
Emma Marie Leya aka E.M Leya lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her daughter, two dogs, a cat, and two birds. When she isn’t writing, she is an avid swimmer with a passion for the mountains. She’s often found playing outdoors. She currently as over forty books out in several genres and is busy working on the next.

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