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As a warder, Jackson Tybalt is one of the good guys until he sees the man he loves kissing another. Betrayed and angry, Jackson tempts danger and death, ignoring the pleas of other warders to be careful. It's a vile mood in which to start a romance, but that doesn't stop the kyrie Raphael, who more than anything wants Jackson for his very own. Jackson doesn't want a hearthAs a warder, Jackson Tybalt is one of the good guys until he sees the man he loves kissing another. Betrayed and angry, Jackson tempts danger and death, ignoring the pleas of other warders to be careful. It's a vile mood in which to start a romance, but that doesn't stop the kyrie Raphael, who more than anything wants Jackson for his very own. Jackson doesn't want a hearth, he doesn't want a lover-he just wants dark and painful, and Raphael will give him what he wants. But sometimes the sins of the flesh are just what a body needs to bandage the wounds of the heart, and Raphael will hide the tenderness he feels for Jackson for as long as the warder wears the guise of the Sinnerman....

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Number of Pages : 150 Pages
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Sinnerman Reviews

  • Amy Lane
    2019-02-24 16:43

    I love the amusement park ride that Mary Calmes takes you on--you know there's going to be parts when you scream, parts when you squeal, and parts when you laugh. You know your stomach's going to drop and you're going to be a little bit afraid, but then at the end, it will all come out okay--and that's why you sign o for a Mary Calmes ride, and that's why she always delivers. In Sinnerman, she gives us perhaps her most flawed hero. Jackson is a warder who has lost his hearth, and although we don't see how the connection worked when they were together, we see that Jackson isn't functioning well with the break up. His exchanges with his ex are raw and painful, and Jackson is both pathetic and frightening as he tries to figure out how this part of his life has gone wrong. Jackson believes it's gone wrong because he is a bad person--and his exchanges with Raphael reflect this. Their relationship is dark and twisted at the beginning, and although, like Jackson, we crave something more meaningful, like Jackson, we're at a loss for how to climb out of that hole of self-loathing that a break up will throw us into so we can make it better. There is a happy ending--and a glorious one--and a revisiting of all of the previous warders and their hearths which was nice as well. The dialog was sparkling and pretty, andRaphael's aching faith, as well as Jackson's bluntness (and his ability to kill a mood!) were showcased in some lovely, totally enjoyable prose. I love urban fantasy, and I do love this novella cycle, and this could be my favorite installment yet.

  • Jennifer☠Pher☠
    2019-03-05 14:44

    I wasn't sure about this one at first but then I realized I loved it anyway.I will admit to being really confused by what I thought the relationship would be even though it seemed it wasn't and well, that was a little uncomfortable...at first. Then well, then it was what I thought, what I wanted and what I have loved about this series and I just smiled and was and am still happy.I do wish that (view spoiler)[Frank would have been the one to move to Boston. I am not interested in whatever breakdown he is having and it was more than one. Fuck off asshole. (hide spoiler)]Off to read the next one!

  • Beatrice
    2019-03-06 11:40

    Not sure about the quality of this review, so this serves as a fair warning to all - my review might contain small servings of spoilers here and there.I read Heart in Hand and Sinnerman back-to-back and it must be quite obvious that I prefer one over the other. That is not to say that I have problems with Leith and Simon. However, I just found Jackson and Raphael's story much more powerful and meaningful. This book simply isn't about the power of love; it's about the power of love and the redemption it provides, the many opportunities that love opens once you accept it.There are so many dark elements in this book that made me wary of it first. To start, the protagonists were not exactly the biggest teddy bears we've seen. (Perhaps Malic may have been even less sinister and threatening than Jackson, Raphael, and their crazy actions.) Despite the seemingly lack of redeeming qualities within these two, Jackson and Raphael were close to my heart. Not that I have even remotely experienced what they've experienced. But there is something about these two crazily flawed characters that pulled me in as a reader. Jackson's hurt is understandable, as we ourselves became witnesses to Frank's betrayal. And while Raphael's rough edges are somewhat blurred and can be misread until perhaps you hit the 75% mark of the book, you learn to love him.Another thing that makes this so dark and different from the first three books in the series was the palpable pain that both protagonists felt. It isn't just the pain of having the roughest sex you can imagine. It was also the pain of being left behind, the pain of knowing this new guy can fit the hole in your heart but doesn't seem to be turned the right way. And for a while I honestly thought that the pain would last until the end, that Raphael would remain as a last puzzle piece that wasn't quite fit in properly.Except, you know, there is a happy ending. A most wonderful one, even amongst all the angst that surrounded Jackson and Raphael throughout most of the book. Raphael did what he could for Jackson, gave the warder all that Jackson thought he needed, deserved. And from here on, the power of love worked its magic and gave us redemption and acceptance and so much more.As a whole, this book is emotional and flawed. I loved it for its flaws, though, because Mary Calmes didn't try to hide them. Jackson and Raphael weren't hidden behind smiling marionettes - it wouldn't have been them. Not all of the loose ends were tied; this is, after all, a series. But in the end, the story touched me and took me through different ranges of emotions. My heart was tugged. Yours would most likely be tugged too.

  • Serena Yates
    2019-02-20 17:28

    What a series this is turning out to be! The one thing I hadn’t expected is for one of the pairs to break up – yet, when I read the blurb for this book it became clear that the warder Jackson would lose his hearth. What a traumatic experience, and one which normally doesn’t end well at all, or so we are told. With the strength of the bond seen between warder and hearth in the first three books, it surprised me it was even possible.Jackson, as the warder, tries to stay strong. The problem is that he tells the story, so his pain became really clear. I was truly pulled into his pain, and it was so well written that I suffered with him, even though I didn’t know him that well at the beginning of the story. His journey is amazing and, even thought he is still a gruff bear on the outside at the end of it, I really came to like him.Raphael, the kyrie, follows a logic all his own and I loved that. In a sense, that makes him the true equal of Jackson, and that is new in this series. Exhausting, because it takes him a while to adapt, but good and somewhat refreshing. There is a lot more to Raphael than meets the eye, and he gradual unveiling of his secrets as Jackson gets to know him is nicely done.This is a powerful story of supernatural forces and what happens when they collide. The cast of characters is great, and it was wonderful to see some old friends from the first three books reappear. At the same time, there are new people as well, and it will be interesting to see what happens to this group in the next few books. I love that there is lots of room to maneuver, since that will keep the tension up and the surprises coming. A great book if you’re looking for a touch of the supernatural, combined with some great emotions and a true journey of discovery for the main characters.NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Queer Magazine Online.

  • Elaine White
    2019-03-17 11:51

    Review will be included in a full Volume review of Warders: Volume 2.~This was one of my favourite stories in this series so far.I loved Jackson and how he embraced the sweeping darkness and the meltdown from Frank's cheating. He didn't let his Warder brothers try to tell him that he couldn't be angry or hurt, though I was surprised that the whole 'cheating boyfriend' theme was being revisited again. This is the third story where it plays a big part in the overall story arc.I was intrigued by Hayden, who I hope to see in future stories. Despite being a spoiled rich kid, making wrong choices, he was just looking to be loved and would make a great Warder's hearth.However, once again the 1st person POV meant that the only way I knew it was Jackson's POV was from the mention of Frank within the first page, because, without that, Jackson's name didn't appear until 4 pages in.I loved the way that the hearths stood up for Raph, later in the story. Raphael was the best minor character from all the other stories and the one I wanted to see the most. His chemistry with Jackson was off the charts and I loved the way he gave Jackson what he needed, even when it wasn't what he wanted or needed.Again, we had a side storyline of an ex-boyfriend causing trouble for the warder. This time, it had a more advanced storyline in Frank's antics, but again it wasn't properly explored or explained. It's the only problem I've found with the series; the theme of ex-boyfriends and the fact that certain side plots are used but never really explained.~Favourite Quote““I guess I shouldn't have worried,” Raphael said beside me.I turned to look at him.“It's like a damn frat house around here. How do you people inspire any fear at all?””

  • S.K.
    2019-03-05 09:49

    Goddamn, I loved this book!!! I adored Jackson from the beginning and finding out in the book before that Raph did too made my mouth water for this book. And Mary Calmes did not disappoint. There was passion, trauma, emotions - God, this book had just about everything I look for in a keeper. I always feel guilty at how quickly I devour any Mary Calmes book in case I miss anything, but I make myself feel better by reading and re-reading it several times just to be sure I pick up all of the nuances. An absolutely excellent addition to the Warder and Hearth series, to simply say this surpasses all the others should give you an inkling as to the joy awaiting you. Loved it, absolutely loved it.

  • Amanda
    2019-03-16 14:24

    I think this might be my favorite of the Warder series so far. :D

  • Donna
    2019-03-01 11:35

    WOW... it would appear that Raphael is not only very good at demon hunting but also, calming cranky babies and understanding broken hearted Warders! Years ago, I read Nexus because it was FREE and caught my eye... and I fell in love with this series (one of the few times I have read a book in a series out of order) and found a wonderful new author to read! Jackson is having a bad day... week... month? Heck, his hearth dumps him for another (richer) man and leaves Jackson to fend for himself and thinking that he doesn't deserve a hearth or love... Frank is an idiot! Just sayin'!!!Raphael is a Kyrie who hunts demon and will eventually become one himself if he isn't claimed by the one that he loves... which is our "clueless" Jackson... much rough, and what appears to be "meaningless" sex ensues... (for some reason, in this book, the demon hunting is pretty much done off page... hmmm) *shakes head* Anyways... Jackson must learn a valuable life lesson... we ALL deserve to be loved if we are prepared to love ourselves and others! Much humorous dialogue, (more so than usual for this series) Warder comradery and the arrival of a beautiful baby girl all work to bring Jackson to the place he needs to be so that he can see Rafael for the loving, protective man that he is... well, Kyrie that he is! *grin*Since I have already read Nexus, which would have been the next book in this series... I guess I need to move on to Cherish Your Name... but will probably wait 'til closer to the holidays! ;D

  • Caroline Brand
    2019-02-26 10:25

    REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCEStory 4 StarsNarration 3 StarsJackson has loved and lost his hearth and that loss is killing him. His behaviour is out of control and his sentinel and the other warders are worried. The last person in the world you would expect Jackson to turn to or talk to would be Raphael but that’s what happens. It’s not really a friendship to begin with but more of a truce. Jackson has the most reason out of all the warders to dislike and not trust Raphael who is a Kyrie but something in him calls to the man.Raphael is snarky and exactly what Jackson needs as a distraction. At the beginning I had real doubt as to how the pair could work but Raphael isn’t as big as a jerk as he likes to make out and I absolutely loved his possessive streak, it was exactly what Jackson needed and at just the right time.Out of darkness and snark comes a real romance and an overwhelming feeling of ownership. Raphael loves hard and when he gets what he wants there will be no turning back – if ever a character was going to beat his chest and shout ‘mine’ Raphael is that person. Their story is about moving forward, healing and finally finding the right one.Narration Review:This is the last book in the series narrated by Andrew Shwartz and if I’m honest I won’t be sorry. The fact that these books are short is his saving grace as he isn’t the best narrator for the job.

  • Elena
    2019-02-23 09:33

    Nothing in this book makes me want to check out the others in this series. Instead of giving a clear picture of the main characters, the author concentrated on mentioning as many characters from previous installments as possible. After finishing this book I still don't know who Jackson and Raphael are or why they're attracted to each other. The pacing is weird. Sluggish and full of infodumps in some places, sped up by time jumps that left me scratching my head as to what happened in the meantime.

  • Jane A
    2019-03-04 13:22

    This is one of those stories that start up in a really bad storm and by the end of the book the sun is shining really brightly. I was glad that Jackson (and the other warders) was finally able to see that Raph was not bad at all. I loved how Raph forced Jackson to admit to himself that he deserved way better than to be treated the way he had been by his supposed Hearth. This series is so good that I don't want to start the next book because that means I am closer to the end. I'll wait a bit for now xD

  • Tj
    2019-02-19 16:41

    A Warder may protect the city he serves and kill demons and things that go bump in the night but some of life's lessons still holds true for them as well.1. You have to like yourself & believe that you are worthy of love before you can let others into your life.2. If you are truly lucky, you can find love again after your heart has been bruised.

  • Mouse
    2019-03-12 15:48

    Honestly? I don’t get this series. I don’t get the point of this book. It was 173 pages and the two characters aren’t on the page together (not counting a flashback) until page 100. THEN there is absolutely no relationship building. NONE. The entire book happens off-stage. What, then, was the book about? Your guess is as good as mine. Not happy.

  • Chris
    2019-02-27 09:41

    Very good paranormal m/m romance about a warder who's not doing very well at all - he's been taking too many chances ever since his hearth left him for another man. At least fighting with that pesky not-quite-a-demon's been keeping things interesting...

  • Charming
    2019-03-18 13:41

    Raphael is probably my favorite character in this series. Mysterious and a bit scary. Jackson is kind of emo and flails around, but Raphael wants him so I have to like him too.

  • maha
    2019-03-11 09:24

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  • BlackSoil
    2019-03-12 13:23

    Adoro il protagonista, Jackson, o Jaka, come ama chiamarlo la sua sentinella.Un personaggio distrutto, abbandonato a se stesso, che deve fare i conti con la fuga del suo focolare, abituato al contatto fisico e a trovare sempre qualcuno in cui rifugiarsi quando torna a casa viene sbattuto prepotentemente di fronte alla realtà. Quello stronzo del suo ex focolare, Frank, lo potessero ammazzare i demoni, è un tipico ometto insulso che voleva solo l'avventura e non lo amava veramente ç_çMeno male che riappare Raphael il kyrie, altro personaggio con un nome di cacca xD ma veramente interessante, brama Jackson dal profondo, cerca in tutti i modi di attrarlo, gli concede favori, tutto pur di avvicinarsi all'uomo che desidera.Entrambi hanno bisogno di un compagno per non impazzire, e insomma, io sono libero, tu sei libero, accoppiamoci no? xD

  • Teetee
    2019-02-20 17:26

    Boy howdy, this book gave me whiplash! It was all over the place! Lots of non sequitur moments; like Jackson runs into his exes new man and instead of confrontation he goes to the salad bar where he has this long convo about beets. What? So Frank doesn't want Jacks, then he does. So Raphael is a bad guy, then he's good. First a top, suddenly a needy bottom. What the heck?!? 2.5 stars, at least it evened out in the end...

  • Josephine
    2019-03-14 13:51

    Although I enjoyed the book for the most part, I found the writing to be confusing to follow at times, and I struggled to keep track of who was talking to whom and which characters were in a relationship with each other. The fact that I jumped straight to the fourth book in the series probably played a role in my confusion, so while some series books can be read out of order or standalone, I don't think this is one of them.

  • Shelby
    2019-03-19 17:36

    I liked Raphael, but wasn't crazy over Jackson, so I didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous ones.

  • Phaney
    2019-03-05 12:47

    Mixed feelings. There were high points and low points. Let’s begin with a few general complaints.The timeline is very iffy. In all of the volumes Christmas is coming up. And yet months and months pass while other things are referred to as though they just happened. And the final volume of the series seems to be set at Christmas which, unless it’s the next year’s, can never work out.For example, Phoebe was seven months pregnant at the beginning of the series. Jackson just now said it was almost four months since the end of his relationship, which, regardless of which version of the timeline you accept, definitely happened a good chunk of time after book one. So yeah. Poor woman stuck pregnant forever. Or almost. (view spoiler)[(I was guessing she’d probably pop the baby “at Christmas” but that didn’t work out. XD) (hide spoiler)]I find it odd that Jael (or Deidre, for that matter) does not seem to have a hearth. I mean he’s been a warder in the past, obviously, and they said in book one that the sentinel still technically is one. Yet he only now gets ready to meet a prospective partner. And that’s not even a regular type of hearth thing either. Weird.So. Story.Again, this is not much of a romance for almost the first two thirds of it, although those little bits of it that we do get during (more than) the first half of the book are promising. Up to the changing point, the story is spent accompanying Jackson as he’s trying to work through his hearth’s betrayal and its after-effects.(I’m beginning to realize that perhaps this author doesn’t really write romances. She just follows her narrator around for a while.)(view spoiler)[Jackson’s turnaround towards Raphael arrives rather abruptly. Yes, the groundwork was laid, but his realization seems to come out of nowhere as though it had been there all along, unacknowledged.By the way, I am terribly amused about the condom concern after they very clearly exchanged blood in considerable quantities. Heh. That ship didn’t just sail, it sank, too. Seriously, this is funny.Not so funny is Raphael at that point. The sex they have is so painful and uncaring that it hurts to read about it. This is the opposite of sexy. I don’t care who reaches climax or that the reasons for Raphael’s behaviour are pretty obvious. It’s just horrible and amounts to a series of brutal rapes, so that Jackson can feel he has done penance or snap out of his self-recriminations.I get it, I really do. I just can’t believe it was necessary for Raphael to go this far. And I don’t believe it should be possible for him to do it. Eh, I guess a human would not have been able to and this is all proof of why he with his ambiguous nature is suited to Jackson above others, but this still feels wrong to me. I don’t see the necessity, which makes it just cruel.It also makes Raphael’s sudden transformation into a snuggle bunny somewhat doubtful. (hide spoiler)]In the end, though, there’s very nice cuteness and mush, so I finished happily. As if to spoil said happiness I now realize that I have no clue how to rate this. Bah.

  • Elisa Rolle
    2019-03-03 12:37

    This is book 4 in the series and I have to admit I skipped book 2 and 3, but simply since there are too many book out there to read. This series is a mix of paranormal or comedy, even if dealing with demons and hunters, it has a light tone, mostly due to the “cute” behaviours of the “hearts”. An heart is the mate of a warder, a warder is someone who protects human from demons. A warder is gay and his heart is everything to him, lover, friend, housekeeper and counsellor, so you can understand to task is not easy at all. Jackson’s heart, Frank, thought the same and decided he was no more up to the task and to make it clear to his partner he cheated on him. Jackson didn’t take the betrayal so well, actually I think he was more upset by it than by the consequence of losing his heart. He is now wandering the streets with a brooding attitude and maybe he is a little too careless. Until the day he meets the demon hunter Raphael.Raphael is not human, and he is a step up above a demon but not really much. Jackson decides that having a relationship with him it would the right punishment for his faults (he is in that stage when he thinks he is the one to blame for everything), and in a way this is a great offense for Raphael. Raphael is basically a good guy, and he is really in love with Jackson, but he also understand that Jackson is not ready to love again so soon. So he decides to play the bad guy for Jackson, someone Jackson can use without having second thoughts. But in the long, Raphael too will get tired of this game, since the only thing he wants is to build a real home with his lover.I quite enjoyed this romance, I found nice the touch of funny moments intermixed with the adventure, even if, truth be told, the threats were never really so dangerous to make me worry for the heroes. And maybe I have a little complain, I think Jackson spent a little too much time, almost half the book, mourning for his bad fate (since really, I don’t think he was really mourning for the loss of Frank), instead of opening his eyes and realizing he had a good substitute, actually a better one, right there, ready for him. So when he accepts Raphael in his life, the story is almost at the end, and we had little time to enjoy them as a couple.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056ICE3M/?...

  • Sabrina (Soter) Sally
    2019-03-12 09:45

    "Quell’uomo aveva il mio odore, come casa nostra, come il nostro letto, come noi. Inclinai la testa indietro, per trattenere le lacrime. Non avrei mai avuto un altro focolare, perché lui non poteva esserlo. Sarebbe stato di più, perché eravamo uguali."Siamo più sulle 3 stelline e mezzo ma Raphael, il nostro adorabile Kyrie, vale da solo una stellina in più! <3 Nei volumi precedenti avevamo fatto la conoscenza del kyrie cacciatore di demoni, la cui strada si era incrociata con i nostri guardiani e che inaspettatamente si era rivelato un loro alleato sebbene ambiguo e pericoloso. Raphael era rimasto subito affascinato da Jackson ed ero curiosa di vedere come l'autrice avrebbe gestito la cosa visto che Jackson ha un focolare Frank. Ma questo quarto volume dell serie risolve ogni dubbio iniziando con la disperazione di Jackson, tradito e abbandonato (povero! D:). E' l'occasione che Raphael aspettava e non può più aspettare, essendo la sua trasformazione in demone imminente! Il nostro kyrie diventa l'ombra del guardiano ma ci vorrà del tempo prima che Jackson accetti la fine del suo rapporto con Frank e senta di meritare l'amore di Raphael! Devo dire che gli atteggiamenti tra i due cambiano abbastanza velocemente, sopratutto Jackson sembra quasi preda di un disturbo bipolare ahahah XD Ma essendo anche questo volume (come tutti quelli della serie) abbastanza breve la cosa è scontata (anche se vedere alcune cose, come lo scontro tra il kyrie e il demone sovrano,non mi sarebbe dispiaciuto! XD). Mi ha fatto piacere rincontrare tutti gli altri guardiani "accoppiati" (mancava solo Jackson, pure il "Boss" si è trovato una moglie! XD) e in particolare sono balzati alla mia attenzione Joey, il focolare ormai da anni di Marcus, che nonostante sia cieco è molto sensibile e sempre allegro e ovviamente l'adorabile Dylan, focolare del burbero Malic! Con mia grande gioia ho scoperto che i rimanenti due romanzi della serie saranno proprio dedicati a queste due coppie e non vedo l'ora di leggerli! <3

  • Asynia
    2019-03-12 14:27

    Let me start by telling you that I love Raphael! He’s a kyrie, not a demon, something that is very important to him that everyone gets. Demons are born in Hell and kyries are born in Purgatory. Big difference! As a kyrie, Raph is a bounty hunter who hunts demons. He has no family, no friends, no home, but he needs someone to ground him, to be claimed by his One True Love. If not, he’ll eventually turn into a demon himself.Jackson is a Warder, a human whose destiny it is to hunt demons to keep the humans safe. Since a Warder is subjected to all kinds of demons and malevolent magic stuff all the time they need to be grounded too, but to a Hearth. Those are special humans who just fits with the Warder. Jackson used to have one, but he’s left Jackson when this book begins, and Jackson is completely heartbroken about this.Jackson is supposed to be hunting Raph, who’s been seen in two of the previous Warder books, but early on in this book Jackson and Raph first become hunt buddies and then fuck buddies. Bur Raph wants more… He’s a very, very patient man- excuse me! Kyrie! – so he can wait for Jackson to come around. And when that finally happens my ereader almost caught fire!Everything else in this book, like the demon hunting and the work Jackson does (he owns a security company) is unimportant to me. The only thing interesting apart from the Jackson & Raphael story, that I enjoyed a lot was Jackson’s fellow Warders and how they reacted to Raph. That was fun. But otherwise the only important part for me was the very well written story about how two scarred and battle weary “soldiers” found each other’s – and their own – hearts.… and did I mention that I love Raphael? If I ever get the power to summon a demon – excuse me! A kyrie! – of my own, it has to be Raphael!

  • Letture Sale&Pepe
    2019-03-01 15:39

    Ho letto questo libro due volte. La prima volta mi sono detta che mi aveva un po’ deluso ma non ero stata attenta, l’avevo letto di fretta e così ho deciso di riprenderlo in mano e dedicare anche a questo quarto capitolo della serie l’attenzione che meritava. E ho scoperto che invece è molto di più di quello che mi era parso all’inizio.Protagonista è Jackson, uno dei Guardiani che insieme a Ryan, Malic, Marcus e Leith combattono contro i demoni. Lo fa con passione e devozione e sa che quando tornerà a casa troverà ad attenderlo il suo Focolare. Presenza fondamentale per un Guardiano, perché lo mantiene equilibrato, facendolo sentire amato e dandogli quella sicurezza di cui ogni Guardiano ha bisogno.Così il dolore diventa dilaniante quando Jackson vede il suo Focolare baciare un altro uomo. Rabbia e frustrazione lo fanno chiudere in se stesso, lo fanno smettere di essere prudente, lo fanno dubitare di sé. Non crede più nell’amore e nel legame tra Guardiano e Focolare perché il tradimento è troppo grande e la ferita inferta troppo profonda per essere sanata.Ma al suo fianco ha un improbabile alleato, un kyrie che non lo lascia mai, che gli dà ciò di cui Jackson ha bisogno per sfogare la sua rabbia e sanare quel dolore. Del sesso quasi brutale, senza tenerezza perché Jackson di tenerezza non ne vuole più. Almeno fino a quando non si rende conto che Raphael vuole il suo cuore, il suo amore, quell’amore che credeva di non poter più provare, e che anche lui vuole dal kyrie le stesse cose.È un quarto capitolo molto inteso questo. Un percorso introspettivo molto bello, doloroso e dai tratti forti in certi momenti, con un finale però dolcissimo.Non potete davvero perdervelo!Sensualità:4

  • Amarilli Settantatre
    2019-02-27 16:45

    da www.sognipensieriparole.comDopo le vicende di Rindhal (e il Focolare Julian), Malic (e Dylan), Leith (e Simon), eccoci finalmente al guardiano Jackson Tybalt.Jackson deve affrontare quella che per gli umani è un’esperienza molto comune, ovvero il fatto di essere tradito e lasciato dal suo ragazzo-Focolare. Un po’ se l’è cercata, perché da tempo la relazione scricchiolava ma lui non ha fatto molto per correre ai ripari. In ogni caso, la ferità è aperta e gli brucia parecchio, e lui sfoga la sua rabbia andando a caccia di demoni. Fino a quando non scopre di essere divenuto a sua volta l’oggetto della caccia di un’altra creatura non umana, un kyrie. Se il compito dei guardiani è quello di proteggere dai demoni, quello dei kyrie è proprio quello di cacciare i demoni, perché sono una sorta di collezionisti di taglie, eppure tra loro e i guardiani non corre certo buon sangue. Il primo istinto di Jackson, quindi, è di uccidere il kyrie senza esitazioni.Ma se Jackson è testardo e contorto, Raphael saprà esserlo altrettanto, riuscendo ad aspettarlo con pazienza e a dargli la durezza di cui ha bisogno, nonché la vicinanza e il calore quando sarà il momento giusto.Nononostante le scene piuttosto selvagge che la Calmes riesce sempre ad inserire (molto hot ma piacevoli), qui trovano spazio anche vari momenti romantici e pieni di struggente passione.La mia scena preferita è quella dove Raphael attende il Guardiano fuori dalla finestra di casa, appollaiato fradicio sotto la pioggia, solo per poter condividere insieme una tazza di zuppa vietnamita (ovvero uno dei piatti preferiti di Jackson). Se questo non è amore…

  • Becky Condit
    2019-02-26 13:34

    Trish reviews Sinnerman by Mary Calmeshttp://www.mrsconditreadsbooks.com/?p...REVIEW: Jackson Tybalt is a Warder-one of an elite group of warriors who patrol the night protecting humans from the demons that attack them. Feeling bitter,and betrayed after finding the man he loves in the arms of another man, he ignores the pleas of the other warders to be careful, throwing himself into dangerous and deadly situations. Kyrie Raphael has wanted to claim Jackson as his own for months, but Jackson doesn’t want a hearth or a lover-he just wants down and dirty,because he feels he doesn’t deserve any better. Raphael is willing to give Jackson whatever he needs until the time he’s ready to accept the tender feelings that Raphael has for him.Sinnerman is the fourth book in Mary Calmes’ fascinating Warder series. This taut, plot driven tale takes place in a world where Warders-warriors who hunt demons, and Hearths-the ones who anchor the Warders and keep them from going insane, secretly protect an unsuspecting humanity from things that go bump in the night. The story pulls you in from the very beginning, taking you on a wild ride, then finally turns you loose. The sex is raw, dirty, and gritty, but there is some tenderness hidden underneath. The author’s writing style is simple, stark, but strangely appealing, and the world she builds is complex and richly detailed. This fantastic story has a HEA ending, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. If you want an action-packed walk on the dark side that is DEFINITELY not boring, then this is the book for you.

  • Stephanie
    2019-02-18 14:38

    I really liked this story but not as much as the others. I can't quite put my finger on what exactly was missing for me. I think maybe the chemistry between Jackson and Raphael wasn't as palatable as between the others. And the story didn't flow quite as easily too. It went from one plot line to another with no bridge so I felt like I had whiplash at times. BUT, I did enjoy reading about what happens when a Warder and his Hearth break up. Frank was an asshole of epic proportions and you couldn't help but to feel sorry for Rene due to what sleeping with Frank cost him in the end. Maybe he and Malic can make up now that he's not sleeping with Frank anymore. But then again, Malic isn't one to forgive and forget. Rene knew that Frank was Jackson's man and he slept with him anyways, And quite honestly, I don't know if I could truly trust someone again once they've shown they value a piece of ass over being trusted and my friendship.The one part of this story that I absolutely loved was seeing what Jackson did for a living. I really enjoyed when he and his men were hired by a wealthy father to go to his son's mansion in Malibu and shut down the party and literally clean house. Talk about tough love. I also enjoyed Jackson and the son's heart to heart afterwards. There is also one character that I want so desperately to read more about and that is Graham. He keeps popping up in these stories and I feel so sorry for him! First Malic rebuffs him then Julian (in this book.) Will he ever find love? He's not a bad guy. Just needs to find someone.

  • Liza Kay
    2019-03-17 11:22

    Just...wow. This part of the series is the best one so far in my opinion. The book broke my heart and then slowly - very slowly! - knitted it back together.What Jackson experiences is cruel. We all know how much a bad breakup hurts, how it rips out our heart and leaves you with nothing. And for a paranormal like Jackson, who desperately needs his hearth, it must be even more devastating. And in this self-destructive state of mind, he meets Rafael. I couldn't figure him out at first. He was neither a bastard, nor the hero and that left me a bit confused. Which is good :) I like when MCs confuse me. Turns out Rafael IS a hero. He has a strange way of showing it, of showing his feelings for Jackson. But he HAS feelings. And wow, I was stunned. I can't imagine how hard it must've been for him to treat Jackson the way he did when all he really wanted was to love him. But he knew Jackson wasn't ready to open his heart again so soon after his hearth's betrayel. This was dark and intense and I enjoyed it very much. The sex, although hard and kind of punishing, had me panting and nearly leaving dents on my poor little kindle ;) *pets kindle*Wonderful, strong part of this series! Recommended :)

  • Teresa
    2019-03-17 17:44

    ****Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance®****I reviewed this series together. For GoodReads, I am breaking out each stories individual commentary.Sinnerman, 3.5 StarsThis one taught me I should always have faith in Mary Calmes making everything alright in the end. That being said, Raphael was such a jerk for much of it that even though the reason was revealed, I had a hard time liking him and totally believing in the relationship. Jackson was tremendously messed up by his hearth and yet it was apparent it was partially his fault. What I didn’t see was his growth that he wouldn’t make the same mistakes. We don’t have as much action in this story and the warder details were a bit repetitive if you had read the previous books. As well, there were some timeline inconsistencies.Final Verdict: 4 StarsOverall this is a good series with entertaining characters, an interesting world, plenty of action, and sexy times. Give it a chance!