Courting Sin

Courting Sin

The team of Carter Sinclair and Riley Thompson has ruled the sport of Beach Volleyball for years. Partners on the court for six years, and friends with benefits off the court for almost as long, Sinclair and Thompson are on top of the world. Until a photo of Sin and Riley in a compromising position goes viral. Shouldn?t be a problem, Sin and Riley have been together for ye The team of Carter Sinclair and Riley Thompson has ruled the sport of Beach Volleyball for years. Partners on t...

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Title:Courting Sin
Author:Mercy Celeste
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B07DJ5TPZ7
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:190 pages pages

Courting Sin Reviews

  • Debra
    Aug 12, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

  • JenMcJ
    Jul 06, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

  • Jambrea Jones
    Jun 20, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

    This would have been a good book if it were only about two friends with benefits who played competitive beach volleyball and fell in love. If it were only a friends to lover m/m sports contemporary romance. It could have been fun and sexy and a joy to read. Instead there was this melod...

    So freaking good!! What a treat this book is!! From beginning to end everyone except Sin and Riley knows that they have feelings for each other. They're hotheaded, snarky and their jealousy makes them do dumb shit. But they're also completely in love with each other, exceptionally ...

    Good read I always one click Mercy, she is a great story teller but now I am worried about her if she thinks CNN or MSNBC is valid media, really? This one has a little of everything, sports sexy hot guys who love other hot guys and murder. Also parents who should never been allowed ...

    I loved the romance between the two characters and the fact that they were partners first. But OMG, talk about DRAMA, so this book had a vicious killer, a fake pregnancy, two rapists, and more. I think sometimes less is more. I would have given this book 3.5 or maybe 4 stars if there...

    DNF I?m sorry too much triggering shit in this book . I didn?t like beginning then it started getting interesting then all of sudden rape, child abuse and all other shit comes in great ass unnecessary details ?? like why did the plot suddenly turn dark . The blurb did not...

    Mercy Celeste writes characters that you just want to hug and wish them the best. It isn't any different for Courting Sin. I love these guys. They don't realize what they really have and when they do-- it takes them exploring to find out what they are for each other. The think I lo...

  • Nastassia
    Aug 12, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

    This would have been a good book if it were only about two friends with benefits who played competitive beach volleyball and fell in love. If it were only a friends to lover m/m sports contemporary romance. It could have been fun and sexy and a joy to read. Instead there was this melod...

    So freaking good!! What a treat this book is!! From beginning to end everyone except Sin and Riley knows that they have feelings for each other. They're hotheaded, snarky and their jealousy makes them do dumb shit. But they're also completely in love with each other, exceptionally ...

    Good read I always one click Mercy, she is a great story teller but now I am worried about her if she thinks CNN or MSNBC is valid media, really? This one has a little of everything, sports sexy hot guys who love other hot guys and murder. Also parents who should never been allowed ...

    I loved the romance between the two characters and the fact that they were partners first. But OMG, talk about DRAMA, so this book had a vicious killer, a fake pregnancy, two rapists, and more. I think sometimes less is more. I would have given this book 3.5 or maybe 4 stars if there...

    DNF I?m sorry too much triggering shit in this book . I didn?t like beginning then it started getting interesting then all of sudden rape, child abuse and all other shit comes in great ass unnecessary details ?? like why did the plot suddenly turn dark . The blurb did not...

  • Lakerkat
    Jun 29, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

  • ~Mindy Lynn~
    Jun 21, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

  • Tania
    Jul 14, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

    This would have been a good book if it were only about two friends with benefits who played competitive beach volleyball and fell in love. If it were only a friends to lover m/m sports contemporary romance. It could have been fun and sexy and a joy to read. Instead there was this melod...

    So freaking good!! What a treat this book is!! From beginning to end everyone except Sin and Riley knows that they have feelings for each other. They're hotheaded, snarky and their jealousy makes them do dumb shit. But they're also completely in love with each other, exceptionally ...

    Good read I always one click Mercy, she is a great story teller but now I am worried about her if she thinks CNN or MSNBC is valid media, really? This one has a little of everything, sports sexy hot guys who love other hot guys and murder. Also parents who should never been allowed ...

    I loved the romance between the two characters and the fact that they were partners first. But OMG, talk about DRAMA, so this book had a vicious killer, a fake pregnancy, two rapists, and more. I think sometimes less is more. I would have given this book 3.5 or maybe 4 stars if there...

    DNF I?m sorry too much triggering shit in this book . I didn?t like beginning then it started getting interesting then all of sudden rape, child abuse and all other shit comes in great ass unnecessary details ?? like why did the plot suddenly turn dark . The blurb did not...

    Mercy Celeste writes characters that you just want to hug and wish them the best. It isn't any different for Courting Sin. I love these guys. They don't realize what they really have and when they do-- it takes them exploring to find out what they are for each other. The think I lo...

    Hot and dreamy and beyond scary! This is an amazing story about Carter ?Sin? and Riley, their professional relationship and their private relationship! This is also a really frightening story about really horrible things happening to children. The love is incredible and the stre...

    Speechless Mercy has done it again! I think I found another all-time favorite. Sin and Riley go though a bumpy ride but it is so worth it! The sex is awesomely steamy, the romance long and achingly perfect, and an epically f$cked up family. All the ingredients that make Mercy Celest...

    Really enjoyed this new one from Mercy Celeste!! It was centered around the world of volleyball which I know nothing about...and the two main characters are partners who may or may not be into each other :) See what I did there? No spoilers from me!! It was a really fun read...and I lo...

    Not a fan of this one I think this is the first Mercy book I rate this way, I truly don?t know what happened, book felt disjointed and fantastical, like you literally were watching a movie on fast forward, it was just disappointing for me, specially because I loveeee Mercy. But o...

    I'm flipping back and forth between 3 and 4 stars but settled on 4 because of the parts of the book I loved, which is Riley, Sin, and volleyball. This book takes a very unexpected HARD left turn into child molestation, abuse, rape and just plain old crazytown. Mercy Celeste is a great ...

  • Polly
    Jun 26, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

    This would have been a good book if it were only about two friends with benefits who played competitive beach volleyball and fell in love. If it were only a friends to lover m/m sports contemporary romance. It could have been fun and sexy and a joy to read. Instead there was this melod...

    So freaking good!! What a treat this book is!! From beginning to end everyone except Sin and Riley knows that they have feelings for each other. They're hotheaded, snarky and their jealousy makes them do dumb shit. But they're also completely in love with each other, exceptionally ...

    Good read I always one click Mercy, she is a great story teller but now I am worried about her if she thinks CNN or MSNBC is valid media, really? This one has a little of everything, sports sexy hot guys who love other hot guys and murder. Also parents who should never been allowed ...

    I loved the romance between the two characters and the fact that they were partners first. But OMG, talk about DRAMA, so this book had a vicious killer, a fake pregnancy, two rapists, and more. I think sometimes less is more. I would have given this book 3.5 or maybe 4 stars if there...

    DNF I?m sorry too much triggering shit in this book . I didn?t like beginning then it started getting interesting then all of sudden rape, child abuse and all other shit comes in great ass unnecessary details ?? like why did the plot suddenly turn dark . The blurb did not...

    Mercy Celeste writes characters that you just want to hug and wish them the best. It isn't any different for Courting Sin. I love these guys. They don't realize what they really have and when they do-- it takes them exploring to find out what they are for each other. The think I lo...

    Hot and dreamy and beyond scary! This is an amazing story about Carter ?Sin? and Riley, their professional relationship and their private relationship! This is also a really frightening story about really horrible things happening to children. The love is incredible and the stre...

    Speechless Mercy has done it again! I think I found another all-time favorite. Sin and Riley go though a bumpy ride but it is so worth it! The sex is awesomely steamy, the romance long and achingly perfect, and an epically f$cked up family. All the ingredients that make Mercy Celest...

  • Bo
    Jul 22, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

  • Taya
    Jul 19, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

  • Laura
    Aug 01, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

  • LauraZu
    Jul 14, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

    This would have been a good book if it were only about two friends with benefits who played competitive beach volleyball and fell in love. If it were only a friends to lover m/m sports contemporary romance. It could have been fun and sexy and a joy to read. Instead there was this melod...

    So freaking good!! What a treat this book is!! From beginning to end everyone except Sin and Riley knows that they have feelings for each other. They're hotheaded, snarky and their jealousy makes them do dumb shit. But they're also completely in love with each other, exceptionally ...

    Good read I always one click Mercy, she is a great story teller but now I am worried about her if she thinks CNN or MSNBC is valid media, really? This one has a little of everything, sports sexy hot guys who love other hot guys and murder. Also parents who should never been allowed ...

    I loved the romance between the two characters and the fact that they were partners first. But OMG, talk about DRAMA, so this book had a vicious killer, a fake pregnancy, two rapists, and more. I think sometimes less is more. I would have given this book 3.5 or maybe 4 stars if there...

    DNF I?m sorry too much triggering shit in this book . I didn?t like beginning then it started getting interesting then all of sudden rape, child abuse and all other shit comes in great ass unnecessary details ?? like why did the plot suddenly turn dark . The blurb did not...

    Mercy Celeste writes characters that you just want to hug and wish them the best. It isn't any different for Courting Sin. I love these guys. They don't realize what they really have and when they do-- it takes them exploring to find out what they are for each other. The think I lo...

    Hot and dreamy and beyond scary! This is an amazing story about Carter ?Sin? and Riley, their professional relationship and their private relationship! This is also a really frightening story about really horrible things happening to children. The love is incredible and the stre...

    Speechless Mercy has done it again! I think I found another all-time favorite. Sin and Riley go though a bumpy ride but it is so worth it! The sex is awesomely steamy, the romance long and achingly perfect, and an epically f$cked up family. All the ingredients that make Mercy Celest...

    Really enjoyed this new one from Mercy Celeste!! It was centered around the world of volleyball which I know nothing about...and the two main characters are partners who may or may not be into each other :) See what I did there? No spoilers from me!! It was a really fun read...and I lo...

    Not a fan of this one I think this is the first Mercy book I rate this way, I truly don?t know what happened, book felt disjointed and fantastical, like you literally were watching a movie on fast forward, it was just disappointing for me, specially because I loveeee Mercy. But o...

  • Samantha Cato
    Jul 04, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

    This would have been a good book if it were only about two friends with benefits who played competitive beach volleyball and fell in love. If it were only a friends to lover m/m sports contemporary romance. It could have been fun and sexy and a joy to read. Instead there was this melod...

    So freaking good!! What a treat this book is!! From beginning to end everyone except Sin and Riley knows that they have feelings for each other. They're hotheaded, snarky and their jealousy makes them do dumb shit. But they're also completely in love with each other, exceptionally ...

    Good read I always one click Mercy, she is a great story teller but now I am worried about her if she thinks CNN or MSNBC is valid media, really? This one has a little of everything, sports sexy hot guys who love other hot guys and murder. Also parents who should never been allowed ...

    I loved the romance between the two characters and the fact that they were partners first. But OMG, talk about DRAMA, so this book had a vicious killer, a fake pregnancy, two rapists, and more. I think sometimes less is more. I would have given this book 3.5 or maybe 4 stars if there...

    DNF I?m sorry too much triggering shit in this book . I didn?t like beginning then it started getting interesting then all of sudden rape, child abuse and all other shit comes in great ass unnecessary details ?? like why did the plot suddenly turn dark . The blurb did not...

    Mercy Celeste writes characters that you just want to hug and wish them the best. It isn't any different for Courting Sin. I love these guys. They don't realize what they really have and when they do-- it takes them exploring to find out what they are for each other. The think I lo...

    Hot and dreamy and beyond scary! This is an amazing story about Carter ?Sin? and Riley, their professional relationship and their private relationship! This is also a really frightening story about really horrible things happening to children. The love is incredible and the stre...

    Speechless Mercy has done it again! I think I found another all-time favorite. Sin and Riley go though a bumpy ride but it is so worth it! The sex is awesomely steamy, the romance long and achingly perfect, and an epically f$cked up family. All the ingredients that make Mercy Celest...

    Really enjoyed this new one from Mercy Celeste!! It was centered around the world of volleyball which I know nothing about...and the two main characters are partners who may or may not be into each other :) See what I did there? No spoilers from me!! It was a really fun read...and I lo...

  • ReadsLate
    Jun 23, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

  • Katinka (Unquietly Me)
    Jul 09, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

    This would have been a good book if it were only about two friends with benefits who played competitive beach volleyball and fell in love. If it were only a friends to lover m/m sports contemporary romance. It could have been fun and sexy and a joy to read. Instead there was this melod...

  • Lee Morin
    Jun 27, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

  • MzBond
    Jul 20, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

  • Jane Harper
    Aug 03, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

    This would have been a good book if it were only about two friends with benefits who played competitive beach volleyball and fell in love. If it were only a friends to lover m/m sports contemporary romance. It could have been fun and sexy and a joy to read. Instead there was this melod...

    So freaking good!! What a treat this book is!! From beginning to end everyone except Sin and Riley knows that they have feelings for each other. They're hotheaded, snarky and their jealousy makes them do dumb shit. But they're also completely in love with each other, exceptionally ...

    Good read I always one click Mercy, she is a great story teller but now I am worried about her if she thinks CNN or MSNBC is valid media, really? This one has a little of everything, sports sexy hot guys who love other hot guys and murder. Also parents who should never been allowed ...

    I loved the romance between the two characters and the fact that they were partners first. But OMG, talk about DRAMA, so this book had a vicious killer, a fake pregnancy, two rapists, and more. I think sometimes less is more. I would have given this book 3.5 or maybe 4 stars if there...

    DNF I?m sorry too much triggering shit in this book . I didn?t like beginning then it started getting interesting then all of sudden rape, child abuse and all other shit comes in great ass unnecessary details ?? like why did the plot suddenly turn dark . The blurb did not...

    Mercy Celeste writes characters that you just want to hug and wish them the best. It isn't any different for Courting Sin. I love these guys. They don't realize what they really have and when they do-- it takes them exploring to find out what they are for each other. The think I lo...

    Hot and dreamy and beyond scary! This is an amazing story about Carter ?Sin? and Riley, their professional relationship and their private relationship! This is also a really frightening story about really horrible things happening to children. The love is incredible and the stre...

    Speechless Mercy has done it again! I think I found another all-time favorite. Sin and Riley go though a bumpy ride but it is so worth it! The sex is awesomely steamy, the romance long and achingly perfect, and an epically f$cked up family. All the ingredients that make Mercy Celest...

    Really enjoyed this new one from Mercy Celeste!! It was centered around the world of volleyball which I know nothing about...and the two main characters are partners who may or may not be into each other :) See what I did there? No spoilers from me!! It was a really fun read...and I lo...

    Not a fan of this one I think this is the first Mercy book I rate this way, I truly don?t know what happened, book felt disjointed and fantastical, like you literally were watching a movie on fast forward, it was just disappointing for me, specially because I loveeee Mercy. But o...

    I'm flipping back and forth between 3 and 4 stars but settled on 4 because of the parts of the book I loved, which is Riley, Sin, and volleyball. This book takes a very unexpected HARD left turn into child molestation, abuse, rape and just plain old crazytown. Mercy Celeste is a great ...

    I chose this book because I wanted something fluffy to sandwich in between two intense reads. Oops... This book was angst-filled with (past) child abuse and rape, and (present) murder, attempted murder, minor character death, and soap-opera style drama. Be warned! But the actual ro...

  • Mariana
    Jul 08, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

    This would have been a good book if it were only about two friends with benefits who played competitive beach volleyball and fell in love. If it were only a friends to lover m/m sports contemporary romance. It could have been fun and sexy and a joy to read. Instead there was this melod...

    So freaking good!! What a treat this book is!! From beginning to end everyone except Sin and Riley knows that they have feelings for each other. They're hotheaded, snarky and their jealousy makes them do dumb shit. But they're also completely in love with each other, exceptionally ...

    Good read I always one click Mercy, she is a great story teller but now I am worried about her if she thinks CNN or MSNBC is valid media, really? This one has a little of everything, sports sexy hot guys who love other hot guys and murder. Also parents who should never been allowed ...

    I loved the romance between the two characters and the fact that they were partners first. But OMG, talk about DRAMA, so this book had a vicious killer, a fake pregnancy, two rapists, and more. I think sometimes less is more. I would have given this book 3.5 or maybe 4 stars if there...

  • Bo
    Jul 07, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

  • Mina_rrat
    Jul 03, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

  • Carolyn Elias
    Jul 07, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

    This would have been a good book if it were only about two friends with benefits who played competitive beach volleyball and fell in love. If it were only a friends to lover m/m sports contemporary romance. It could have been fun and sexy and a joy to read. Instead there was this melod...

    So freaking good!! What a treat this book is!! From beginning to end everyone except Sin and Riley knows that they have feelings for each other. They're hotheaded, snarky and their jealousy makes them do dumb shit. But they're also completely in love with each other, exceptionally ...

    Good read I always one click Mercy, she is a great story teller but now I am worried about her if she thinks CNN or MSNBC is valid media, really? This one has a little of everything, sports sexy hot guys who love other hot guys and murder. Also parents who should never been allowed ...

    I loved the romance between the two characters and the fact that they were partners first. But OMG, talk about DRAMA, so this book had a vicious killer, a fake pregnancy, two rapists, and more. I think sometimes less is more. I would have given this book 3.5 or maybe 4 stars if there...

    DNF I?m sorry too much triggering shit in this book . I didn?t like beginning then it started getting interesting then all of sudden rape, child abuse and all other shit comes in great ass unnecessary details ?? like why did the plot suddenly turn dark . The blurb did not...

    Mercy Celeste writes characters that you just want to hug and wish them the best. It isn't any different for Courting Sin. I love these guys. They don't realize what they really have and when they do-- it takes them exploring to find out what they are for each other. The think I lo...

    Hot and dreamy and beyond scary! This is an amazing story about Carter ?Sin? and Riley, their professional relationship and their private relationship! This is also a really frightening story about really horrible things happening to children. The love is incredible and the stre...

  • ~nikki the recovering book addict
    Aug 02, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

  • Maria R.
    Jul 06, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

  • Margaret Clark
    Jul 06, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

    This would have been a good book if it were only about two friends with benefits who played competitive beach volleyball and fell in love. If it were only a friends to lover m/m sports contemporary romance. It could have been fun and sexy and a joy to read. Instead there was this melod...

    So freaking good!! What a treat this book is!! From beginning to end everyone except Sin and Riley knows that they have feelings for each other. They're hotheaded, snarky and their jealousy makes them do dumb shit. But they're also completely in love with each other, exceptionally ...

    Good read I always one click Mercy, she is a great story teller but now I am worried about her if she thinks CNN or MSNBC is valid media, really? This one has a little of everything, sports sexy hot guys who love other hot guys and murder. Also parents who should never been allowed ...

  • Natalie
    Jul 17, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

  • Daphne
    Jun 26, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

  • Ramona
    Jun 20, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

  • Annie E
    Jul 09, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...

    Huge surprise First a caveat....the cover in no way represents characters or storyline. Cover would seem to be about a summer romp with 2 teenagers but this is a grown up story from start to finish. This was a ultra romantic /family drama about 2 competitive volleyball players, whic...

    I found this book to be an surprisingly difficult read. The romance was essentially what I expected from the author- sexy, sporty, with a solid HEA. Unfortunately, that story line was quick eclipsed by Sin's terrible and heart wrenching backstory. The details of which get progressively...

    Carter ?Sin? Sinclair and Riley Thompson are the reining beach volleyball champions. Sin is gay, Riley isn't, at least that's what he tells himself every time Sin and him have sex. Riley insists that it's just about taking the edge off after a win, or a loss, or really any time. Wh...

    This would have been a good book if it were only about two friends with benefits who played competitive beach volleyball and fell in love. If it were only a friends to lover m/m sports contemporary romance. It could have been fun and sexy and a joy to read. Instead there was this melod...

    So freaking good!! What a treat this book is!! From beginning to end everyone except Sin and Riley knows that they have feelings for each other. They're hotheaded, snarky and their jealousy makes them do dumb shit. But they're also completely in love with each other, exceptionally ...

  • B
    Jul 04, 2018

    4 Stars! Sin and Riley have been in a secret sexual relationship for six years. During that time they've both had other sexual relationships. Riley with other woman and Sin with other men. Sin is out and proud while Riley still holds on to his straight card. The only man Riley has ...

    WTF did I just read!!!? I started this thinking it would be a teammates fighting their attraction for each other, denying, and being outed by paparazzi. What I got was a crazy soap opera/Lifetime network mystery. There should definitely be a trigger warning before this book. There is a...

    Argh. This one is hard to rate. I really liked Sin and Riley. I really loved that unexpectedly Riley wasn't a closeted, paranoid, insensitive jerk. I loved how he just stepped up and owned his life even when it wasn't the image that people expected. I liked that Sin was able to let go ...

    This story is what I expect from a Mercy Celeste book. Super hot romance with crazy soap opera-style WTF family situation striking at just the wrong time in an attempt to ruin it all. There should be trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[detailed recounting of past child sexual abuse and...

    Yikes... *whimper whimper* this felt like watching a train wreck speeding down the tracks, gaining momentum and speed as it sped by. It started off strong. Then started to go a bit wonky. I?m not even talking about the part where Riley was in denial/closet case. And then it to...

    As only Mercy could write them. This was more than I expected from the blurb. At first, it?s a friends with benefits just starting to figure out what the other guy means to them story. Riley is supposedly ?straight? but he?s acting weird when he and Carter ?Sin? Sinclair...

    Each author has their style of storytelling and to me this Mercy's. I've read pretty much all her books and I feel like sometimes it's written just for me. I don't like easy or simple reads, I like them dark, I like sex in my books which she does very well (and not just a few lines, I ...

    This book has a good story base. So really I don?t understand why it needed to be so over the top. Biggest thing that bugs me is the way the surrounding plots just barreled into the main storyline. It was inelegantly done and bordered on a sort of trauma theater that I found off putt...

    I don?t have the first idea how to rate this book. On the one hand - hawt. Probably the hottest book I?ve read in a while. Marcy Celeste does hate sex (or at least ambivalent people who really don?t like each other sex) so incredibly well. And when the lust turns to love, she...

    One second, can we all just back up a minute? Wow... what the hell did I just read? That synopsis could have never prepared me for the REAL DEAL. Nothing would have. The synopsis speaks about a gay scandal which is going to rip their lifes apart, but man... never would I have guessed t...

    Courting Sin is a great, hot summer romance. Set on the beaches in Florida, featuring sexy, young, guys getting sweaty, this story is great by the pool, or lying in bed wishing you were. The sex scenes are hot, like Mercy Celeste at her best-hot. They will leave you breathless. Sin ...

    Intense Mercy Celeste has some wicked genes running through her because she can set us up with two men who simply cannot stop having incredible sex while weaving outlandish and sometimes seriously tragic tales in their lives. My recommendation is that you read the blurb of this e...

    This book was just too much drama. It had sexual abuse, murder, attempted murder and etc. It never rest on anything. It was too short to have all that drama. And yet they found room to admit feelings and get it on. Their was no courting going on in this book. How do you mingle with peo...

    ? ...

    3/5 Potential squandered for the most part. I'm not terribly fond of this writing style. First-person writing can work but more often than not it doesn't. Structure-wise, it was uneven at best. It needs significant editing. There's a lot of sex. That part was written better th...