Book Review: Sins of Bliss


From author A.R. Rose comes a modern Romeo & Juliet Reimagining packed with tension, angst, and romance. Sins of Bliss is Book 2 in the With a Kiss Duet.

I made a vow to protect Sly, even if that means giving away a piece of myself by marrying a man I despise.

The only thing keeping my heart beating through the grief is when August drops a new set of surveillance photos onto my lap.

It’s enough to keep me compliant.

But when I hear Sly’s in a hospital in California after being shot, I stop everything and get on a plane.

It never occurred to me that while I was doing what was necessary to make sure he stayed alive, there could be outside factors that would risk his life, too.

He can’t die.

I love him too much.

And I’ll do anything to keep him alive.

For months, I’ve tried to stop loving her.

Begged myself in the darkness of the night as I lay awake, to let her go.

So badly, I’ve wanted to move on from the hurt inside and the love I still cling to, but I can’t. Telling myself not to love her is like telling myself to stop breathing.



But watching her prepare to marry another man is like a searing knife to the heart that keeps twisting.

Beginning a new life in California seemed like the only option, but seeing her while I lie in my hospital bed, I can sense something is amiss.

What should be a beautiful reunion feels like goodbye.

And I’m not ready to let her go.

Sins of Bliss is the second book in a duet and cannot be read as a standalone. Reader discretion is advised. Sins of Bliss features mature themes and content that may not be suitable for all audiences. Please visit the author's website for a full list of content warnings.

My Review

I have been anxiously awaiting this book since the cliffhanger in book one and after the novella. This book did not disappoint. I loved every moment of it. The angst is real. A.R. had me clutching my kindle waiting for Sly and Vinnie to find a way back to each other. 

Yet, this retelling of Romeo and Juliet is not without the body count and war. Vinnie and Sly have to fight hard for their happy ever after. Yet, I can guarantee you that it is worth every heartache and drop of bl@@d spilled. 

These two are endgame. Vinnie fell for Sly but Sly fell harder. These two will hold a special place in my heart. 


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