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Vince Donovan has lost a lot in his life. He has lived life under a code of greed, lies and crime - never allowing anyone to get too close. After losing the empire he fought to build at the hands of a psychotic man in pursuit of revenge, Vince vows to rebuild what he once had. Along with his once protege and now partner, Jayne King, he sets out to create an empire that isVince Donovan has lost a lot in his life. He has lived life under a code of greed, lies and crime - never allowing anyone to get too close. After losing the empire he fought to build at the hands of a psychotic man in pursuit of revenge, Vince vows to rebuild what he once had. Along with his once protege and now partner, Jayne King, he sets out to create an empire that is based on beautiful women, sex and sin. Kelsey Franklin is young, beautiful, sexy and should be forbidden. Kelsey is also the one woman that Vince has vowed never to have and yet is the one woman he wants and needs. When love happens in the unlikeliest of circumstances Vince must ask himself - Is love fit for the damned and the sinner?...

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  • Lauren
    2019-01-25 13:13

    This book…just…woah. I think if you looked under “sexiest criminal” you’d find Vince’s name. It’s not so much that he literally sweats sex, but more about how complex he is. He’s lived the life of criminal. He’s been the crime boss and lost it all. Now with Jayne King at his side, he’s set his sights on rebuilding his empire. Granted the empire focuses on sex, sin, and sinfully beautiful women. You literally cannot imagine Vince ever wanting to have a monogamous relationship at all. I don’t think even Vince could have predicted what would happen when he set his eyes on Kelsey Franklin for the first time. Kelsey for Vince’s is the devil’s temptation perched perfectly on the forbidden fruit tree. She’s young, virale, and so damn beautiful. He knows that he shouldn’t taste the forbidden fruit dangling right in front of him, but just like Eve he knows he’s doomed to fail. This book is an amazing addition to the Jayne King series. It’s relentlessly gritty both in the romantic and dramatic scenes of the book. I will admit this is a little out of the normal genre I read, but it’s the steps out of my reading comfort zone that I often find book gems such as Damned Sinner.

  • Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
    2019-02-01 13:24

    Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆When your entire life is destroyed by evil what do you do? You rebuild your empire and don’t look back. In this book Damned Sinner, by Jami Denise you will meet a man that has vowed to rebuild his life. Do whatever he needs to do to achieve that goal, even if that is to deny himself his one chance for happiness.Vince Donovan has always lived by the ME motto! Whatever it takes to achieve what he wants is what he will do! He will lie, cheat and even delve into crime to achieve the power that he craves. When his empire is destroyed by a man that is set on revenge, Vince swears he will regain what he has lost. Vince has always kept others at a distance because caring for someone makes you weak! It gives others a way to control you or destroy you. He has always walked alone until he meets the one woman that he needs to protect and keep safe. Vince needs to keep her safe from him; he does not deserve someone like Kelsey.Kelsey Franklin looks at Vince as her knight in shining armor! He is bigger than life and she wants to be part of that life. She cannot understand why he keeps pushing her away. Why he continues to look at her like she is a child? Kelsey is a woman, young yes, but sexy and aware of her attraction to Vince. Will she be able to sway him to the dark side with her as his leading lady?Love is not planned, or expected! It happens when least expected and cannot be denied. Vince and Kelsey have found that special connection that will not be denied. Vince must find out that he is worthy and love is his if he will take the chance. Kelsey will need to show him that he is the one that she needs.Hero: Vince Donovan 4.5 starsHeroine: Kelsey Franklin 4.5 starsPlot: 4.5 starsSteam Level: 4.5 starsCliffhanger: NoWould I recommend this book: Yes. If you love a sexy, brooding alpha male that is denying his need for his woman, then you need to read this smoking hot book! It is filled with sexy scenes, mystery and an unexpected hero.Would I recommend this author: Yes. Love this series of books by this outstanding author. I cannot to read more of her remarkable books.Damned SinnerJami Denise***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

  • Books Laid Bare
    2019-02-05 11:33

    Rebuilding is the name of the game and when it comes to moving forward, Vince has a plan. This demanding, intensely sexy and powerful man is on the bounce, determined to find his way back up after he finds himself at rock bottom.Life has kicked Vince around and now this sexy arsed man is determined to let nothing stand in his way back to the top.I have to say that I found Vince to be an amazingly diverse character. He shows fortitude and acumen that few would fathom and that to many that has experienced his past would have the stomach for.But Vince has more fight in him than 10 normal men, but Vince is far from normal and in his book failure is not an option, he will have everything he has ever desired back again, and it will be bigger and better.With Jayne by his side, he crafts his empire with exquisite perfection and fills it with nothing but the best. The most beautiful women, the most sinful surroundings and the focus on the most basic of pleasures and nothing else. But with all this laid before him, Vince experiences a blip in his plan when he sets his attention on Kelsey Franklin, because this young woman has the power to be Vince’s kryptonite. Kelsey is a beautiful girl and she stirs feelings that are alien to Vince, the knowledge that despite everything that he has every known, every feeling and emotion that he has ever felt, this woman draws to something on the most basic of levels within him, the need to possess, the need to own, to love and be loved, and for that love to be complete.I loved the book, the phoenix from the ashes vibe that I could attribute to Vince in my own way, the fact that this man refused to just give up and the fact that no matter how big, how tough, how rich or how poor, we all fall the same when love holds you in its sight! The book is a determined read, one that holds its own and takes you on a journey that while not completely smooth sailing, is a really gritty look at a man that is prepared to fight for everything he wants.

  • Diane
    2019-02-12 13:32

    Love the bad boys!Who was Vince Donovan? His life had been a struggle from the time he pulled his first hustle. Vince made his fortune on the seamier side of hard work. He was smart, straddling the law as best he could while creating no entanglements along the way. Jayne King was his best friend and was the sister he never had. She continued to provide the kick in the butt he needed as he tried to rebuild his life closer to the letter of the law. To add to his struggle, he was in love with Kelsey Franklin. He certainly wasn’t going to admit that to her, to Jayne or to himself. The age gap, the difference in their pasts and future had him pushing her away at every turn. When a vicious assault threatened even the chance of a happily ever after for them, Vince had to make a choice. Would it be too late?This is book 3 in The Jayne Series and there is a lot of history between Vince, his best friend Jayne, her fiancé Flynn and their friend Kelsey. This is a story of love but not a sweet one. Prostitution, murder and organized crime provide the backdrop to this gritty, unflinching romance.On the surface, if the story was told through Kelsey’s point of view my opinion of Vince may have been different. Some of the choices he made were so cold and unfeeling. Hearing his inner monologue though allowed me the luxury of understanding and sympathizing with some of those choices. The love Vince has for Kelsey may not be neat and tidy but it feels raw and real. The scenes at the hospital had me cheering Vince on as he fought for his right to be by her side.While there are many references to how and why they found themselves in the current situation, the author did ensure this story could be read, and enjoyed, without benefit of reading the previous books. I am going to start the series from the beginning before reading Vince and Kelsey’s story again – I’m not ready to leave these characters!

  • Cocktails and Books
    2019-01-21 12:40

    As has been the norm lately, I entered into a book right in the middle of the series. Granted, DAMNED SINNER can be read as a stand alone, but I think it would have helped endear me to Vince if I could have gotten a better understanding of him. Quite frankly, it wasn't until the very end of the book that I even liked Vince a tiny bit.Vince and Kelsey have history. He helped protect her when her sister and her wrongdoings caused her to be on the radar of the wrong type of people. Of course, being confined together caused Kelsey to develop feelings for Vince...feelings he reciprocated, but felt were in appropriate considering she was a teenager and he was just past thirty. So when Kelsey comes back to Vegas to work in Flynn's casino, where she'll be in contact with Vince, he turns into the world's biggest a-hole. He says some pretty crappy things to Kelsey and if he's not saying stuff to her, his all around attitude most of he time made me wonder just what Kelsey saw in him. There were a few moments, where I could see why she loved him, but then he'd say or do something that made me want to give him a swift kick.Kelsey is young and she's trying to put her life back together. At the same time, she wants Vince and will do what she thinks she needs to do to prove to him they belong together. It's not always that smartest thing to do and at times her age definitely showed through. But when Vince did something that broke her spirit, it made me want to put my arm around her and tell her there are better guys out there.In the end, Vince manages to get himself together and finally do right by Kelsey. It take a lot of frustrating time to get there, but when he finally does, they get their HEA.

  • Darlene
    2019-01-28 18:12

    I received a ARC from the author in exchange for an honest opinion. This is mousiey very honest opinion of her book THE DAMNED SINNER. Ms Denise has a way with writing that will captive you from the first page of her book, And keep you hungry for more of the story until you have finished it. Then you are still left with wanting more from from this amazing author. Her characters are so life life and real. You can picture them actually being right there in Las Vegas. Our main man Vince is a bad little man- or so he thinks. He has had a rough life. Growing up on the streets- then he hooks with a women by the by of Evelyn. she teaches him all about women an how to make love to them. But she makes the bad mistake of falling in love with him. Years later he is now running a house of prostitution - he protects his girls-they respect him. Now Vince has been looking out for a girl by the name of Kelsey. He thinks he no good but he wants to protect her. Now as Janye has decide to marry Flynn and sorta settle down to say. He is moving up north out of Las Vegas, Only to have Kelsey come walk back into his life. He thought she was safe some where - now she is working here at the club, Kelsey has always loved him and he has always wanted her. But he thinks he doesn't love her. But does he ?? What happens between them?? What happens to Kelsey?? This story is a definite must read for everyone especially those that love a great contemporary romance book. Mousiey gives this book a 40 out of 5 stars. It has you on the edge of you page/ seat . You never know what is going to happen next. I look forward to reading more from this amazing author, NOW RUN AND GET YOUR COPY TODAY!!!!

  • Jennifer Guffey
    2019-02-01 15:21

    Damned Sinner (Jayne series #3)By: Jami Denise5/5 starsThis is Vince and Kelsey’s book and it is written from Vince’s POV, and for me, that really made the book! I liked Vince in the other books and after the second book, I hoped that he would get his own book with Kelsey.Vince has always been a protector throughout his life. Once he was grown enough, he became a protector to his mother and his sister. Then, after he met Jayne, he became her protector and has never stopped, even though she and Flynn became engaged in the previous book. And, as soon as he had met her, he felt protective over Kelsey. But he returned her back to her parents’ home because he refused to taint her innocence with the filth that has been his entire life and career in Las Vegas.Kelsey fell in love with Vince when he protected her from Doyle Maguire and his goons who were on a hunt for her sister. She had no problem telling him that she loved him, but through experience, she knew that he wouldn’t return the feelings…at least out loud. But she also refuses to give up hope that one day, he’ll tell her and then act on those feelings.Vince has decided to leave Las Vegas, especially since Flynn & Jayne have found their happiness outside of Vegas. He’s determined to build a new, legal empire, but he doesn’t believe that he deserves love and an HEA, because of his shady & sordid past. But as long as Jayne is safe and happy, he can take some consolation in that.But when Kelsey needs him, he will have to make some decisions.This was my favorite book of the series.

  • Crystal
    2019-02-12 13:18

    We got a bit of a look at Vince and Kelsey at the end of Queen of Hearts. She's the sister to the woman who cause an enormous amount of trouble. She's also under his protection. As much as Vince wants her, he won't admit it to her or himself. He's not good enough for her and has chosen the path that won't lead to her broken heart.Kelsey is in love with Vince. He's her protector when he didn't have to be, shouldn't have been. He's cared when so many others haven't. She wants him with everything in her and is determined to make him see what a good man he is.This book is full of the turns and twists that is their torment. You can't call it a relationship, it's not really a friendship, it's just torture on both ends. These are two stubborn characters that both know how to play the game and can run as cold as they do hot. I've loved Vince's character from the beginning of the series. He's done so much to help Jayne and been so many things to her that you know what kind of man he is.There are parts to this book that will utterly frustrate you. (Not sure who I wanted to shake more) There's parts that will make you want to cry and then there is the ending. It took a while and had a hard way to come around, but I loved the way it ended. I've loved all the books in this series. I'm sad to see Jayne and Vince go.This is another fabulous book by Jami Denise. I'm anxious to see what else she has in the works. This is a series that all will enjoy and one that's not to be missed.

  • Sassy Southern Book Affair
    2019-01-27 17:24

    Lynn****4.5 Stars****I have to say that this book is a great addition to the series. While all the books are great, Jami seems to kick it up a notch with this one. Definitely one to read. Who is Vince Donavan? He is no other than an extremely stubborn man who has struggled since his first deal. He is moody, angry and difficult all rolled up into an alpha male, full of sex appeal. His life has not been a walk in the park. He made his living by avoiding the law and living below the radar. This is a story about prostitution, organized crime, and murder, not your typical romance.Jayne King was his constant growing up. She was his best friend and the sister he never had. Jayne helped him by providing a swift kick in the butt while he tried to get his life on the straight and narrow, in line with the law. During this time, he had feelings for one Kelsey Franklin. He hid his feelings from her because he deemed himself unworthy of love due to his sordid lifestyle. When an assault threatens even the possibilities of a happily ever after, Vince must decide the path he wanted to take. Would it be with Kelsey? Would he continue his life along? You will have to read the book to find those answers.

  • The Book Fairy Reviews
    2019-01-21 17:32

    A truer test to ones self control. That was Vince, trying to keep away from the one thing he desired above all the one thing he didn't wan to ruin. The one person that would ruin him, he just needed to keep away from Kelsey.Kelsey fell in love with her knight in shinning armor, well maybe not shinning armor, but her man that saved her life, Vince. But trying to convince Vince that she was, a- old enough to know what she wants and needs. B- She has convince him that he is worthy of her and that loving him is not a bad thing. C- Yeah Vince is an ass and need to get his head on straight!Yes this is a fairy tale of the present where men are idiots and have to have a major hit on the head to realize that what he wants is right in front of him. That no amount of running will change the fact that he is in love with her. That if she is with in 1 foot of another man he will lose it. Yeah Vince has it bad, and I loved reading every minute of his pigheadedness!!!Bravo!!!!!

  • Heather
    2019-01-19 15:22

    4-1/2 starsDoes the words "redemption" or "reinvention" apply to Vince? Probably not, but it's a bit of both mixed with "rebuilding" so I think it's suitable to throw them out there when I think about what Damned Sinner meant to me. There's definitely no shortage of determination from all characters involved, especially Vince and Kelsey. On the surface they appear to be very different but for me, it's that determination they both have that cemented their connection. Granted, what is driving their individual determination may not be the same thing but nevertheless it proved to me that they would most certainly benefit in more ways than not by being together. But does the author make it so? For that answer, you'll have to read this one for yourself.

  • Johnnie-Marie Howard
    2019-01-29 18:22

    It's a MUST READ, I do recommend reading books 1 and 2 before hand to give you some since of what's going on and who's who. I really enjoyed my time reading this story I wish their is more, hell I;'m craving more of the shocking road that I took with the story to the really great ending I couldn't get enough. Not enough Vince, Flynn, Jayne, or Kelsey. It's an attention grabber, earth moving piece that the author has done an outstanding job with. It's so worth the read.***I received this story for free in exchange for an honest review, see more of my review @ ***

  • Cj Mackenzie
    2019-01-25 14:14

    I have received this book in exchange of an honest review.Even though this book is part of a series you can definitely read it as a standalone. I really enjoyed this book and the characters. Vince is such a different character. For a while there I really didn’t know if I should like him or not. He’s complex and difficult but he’s also very protective. He’s definitely a bad boy to the core but we all like the bad boys in books, right?The plot is actually very interesting and so is the love story. Vince and Kelsey’s path to happiness is not an easy one but it was definitely worth reading about it.

  • J.R.
    2019-01-19 17:38

    This guy. I have to say, I love Vince so so much. I was happy giddy Jami Denise wrote him a story of his own for me to gobble up. To watch him beat himself up over not being deserving of love hurt, but watching him with Kelsey? *died* I adore that girl. The protectiveness that is inborn in this man kills me. I don't care how bad he is. He's fucking awesome. And how fun was it to see Jayne and Flynn from afar? From Vince's perspective. I just love love love love loved it.Best way to put a cherry on top of this series IMO. I feel satisfied today. Such a fun story to follow. Highly recommend.

  • Rhenna Morgan
    2019-01-27 18:41

    Yep, it's official. This is my favorite of the three. Jayne and Flynn were great, but Vince is just a powerhouse in every sense. I loved the push and pull between Vince and Kelsey. How different the two of them were, but still came together. Loved the twists and turns in the story and the way it all ended up. And the heat level? Geez! Hang on tight and get ready for the ride.Definitely, my favorite of the series.

  • Rasha Hanna
    2019-02-13 11:35

    I love this seriesI love this series. Please please please let there be more. I would love to find out what happens in the future. I'm begging you here. This is a must read series. You'll laugh, cry and be at the edge of your seat.

  • Sandra
    2019-02-02 11:33

    Wow! What a perfect book! I wish there is more! Is it too much to ask for the book about Maya? Maybe?

  • Lori
    2019-01-27 15:12

    Very good read. I tried to take my time reading this book just to make it last longer, but no Such luck. Couldn't but it down!! It's a must read

  • Letty(Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
    2019-02-12 14:28

    Vince Donovan has been a constant in Jayne’s life for so long. He is an Alpha with an extremely stubborn streak. His hard life has turned him into a moody man who answers to no one. Devoted to Jayne, he is very protective of those who need it. While helping Jayne in Vegas, he came across Kelsey Franklyn, sister to the woman who has unleashed the tragedy currently following them. Thirteen years his junior, he thinks of her as forbidden despite the obvious attraction between them. This book had me on a constant up and down of ugly emotions as I struggled to keep my cool and not throw my kindle across the room. Vince is such a hardheaded man and his constant denial of his feelings for Kelsey made me want to pull out my hair. He is such a sexual man and those times that he did allow himself to give in a little completely burned my kindle. But I could understand his position, just a little, as he thought himself unworthy of her love and didn’t want to taint her with his sordid past.When trouble comes knocking on their door, he completely loses it and his true feelings come to the surface. This book tied up loose ends in the series and although it is part of the Jayne series, I found that it can be read without the previous books since it revolves around a different couple. But, don’t let that keep you from reading the others. Read them all in order and get the full experience. You won’t regret it.

  • Ashley Hampton
    2019-02-10 12:12

    I enjoyed this book, as the story is unique and the characters are interesting. I wish I had read the first two books before I read this one. Although I thought this could be read as a stand alone, I think I would have enjoyed the book much more if I had read the first two books in the series prior to this one. Overall, I would recommend this book, if you enjoy plots that are unique.

  • Trenna Harris
    2019-01-29 15:41

    AmazingThe whole series was amazing. I was really impressed with how strong the writing was and how each character was written.

  • Khailah
    2019-02-07 15:40

    LOVE Jami's writing! This one was my favorite!

  • Susan Wisnewski
    2019-01-31 16:27

    Hot, sexy can't put it down - I won't paraphrase or give my summary just some advice. Pick this book up if you'd like a steamy seductive read with gripping characters. You're welcome!