Original Sin

Lizzie Lynn Lee
Original Sin
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Release Date
March 2010
Erotic Romance, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

For Claudette Perry, this weekend tryst is supposed to be strictly business. Desperate to get out of the slum she's trapped in, she decides to sell her virginity to the richest playboy in Tartan-V. Falling in love with him isn't part of her plan.

For Aaron Guthrie, agreeing to buy her "goods" is his way to help her since she refuses to take his charity. But, Claudette's innocence is too hard for him to resist; he just can't keep his hands off her. Now, he must convince Claudette that what they'd shared is the real deal, and isn't an ordinary tryst of surrendering to the temptation of the original sin.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Spanking.

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Nov 02, 2010   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
132 people found the following review helpful
I've read several books by Lizzie Lynn Lee, and this is by far the best. The writing is smooth and the story flows, and it's easy to see that her technique has improved.

Claudette Perry wants to sell her virginity for credits (money) and an off-world pass to fund her scholarship course in Antara University in a different system. She targets Aaron Guthrie, an extremely wealthy billionaire, as she had long since had a crush on him. However, Aaron didn't seem interested and instead offered her an alternative job for the same price, a job she didn't have the chance to work on before all hell breaks loose.

As I was reading the first chapter, I was thinking, oh no, not another selling-my-virginity-for-a-price kind of story. However, Ms Lee sure surprised me with the way the story turned out. Claudette may have wanted to sell her virginity, but she didn't account for Aaron Guthrie.

Aaron was, in short, a nice guy, a very nice guy. The moment he refused to purchase Claudette's virginity, he had me. I like what this tells me of him, that he may be wealthy and powerful, but he was not one to take advantage of other people and he rose to that position with his principles and morals intact. He even offered to just give Claudette what she needed, but she wouldn't take charity. So, in an effort to help her, he gave her the job on which she was an expert.

And of course, there's the attraction between them. Claudette fascinates him because she's so unlike the women thus far in his life. As for Claudette, well, I think she's already half in love with him all this while, and it was bad for her, because how could she expect wealthy and gorgeous Aaron, who could have any woman he wants, to return her feelings? Pride made her run away, but maybe the time apart was needed for each of them to realize just how much the other meant to him/her.

The intimate scenes were pretty hot, especially since Aaron was a dominating and fierce kind of guy when it comes to lovemaking. No bondage though, just awesome hawtness.

Though the setting is in a futuristic world, where the main characters lived in Tartav-V, which was divided into High-Zone (rich and priviledged) and Low-Zone (poor), Ms Lee didn't overwhelm with information, but dropped just enough to make the story understandable. However, I feel that the way Aaron and Claudette were hustled off Antara and the reason for that could've been done better. Certainly, there was no foreshadowing to hint that such a thing could happen. It was as if the author needed the story to move forward and that was what she came up with to throw them together again. Other than that, the story was an enjoyable read.
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