Thursday, 6 October 2016

Book review - Julian's Sins by Robin L Rotham - 4 stars

Julian's Sins by Robin L Rotham
BDSM ménage romance 
4/5 stars 


A brilliant woman, a couple of mad scientists, and an erotic experiment with shocking results... 

Vascular surgeon Dr. Rachel McBride knows she'd be insane to pass up the chance to work on Julian Kilmartin's cutting-edge research project. The reclusive neurologist has been the object of her submissive daydreams since residency, and time and distance have only strengthened the dark compulsion. To complicate matters, a former lover who was all too aware of her attraction to Julian is also on the team. Charmingly obnoxious Dr. Colin Carter was Julian's protege back in the day, and nothing appears to have changed...or has it? There's an earnestness to Colin now, an urgency she's never before seen in him. When she accepts the offer and travels to Eastern Europe, Rachel discovers that research is only part of her job description-and her total submission is only the beginning of the sexual excesses Julian and Colin will demand from her. 

This book has been previously published. 

Warning: You should assume any Robin L. Rotham book contains BDSM elements, anal play, and every possible menage a trois permutation. Additionally, Julian's Sins contains mad scientists, real dungeons, whips, chains, spanking, a variety of taboo fantasies, mild puppy play, electrical devices in uncomfortable places, humor, and an intimidating ratio of sadists to masochists.


Julian's Sins has to be one of the strangest books that I've read - but it was weirdly good! It puts a kinky twist on the classic Frankenstein novel, with a dominant mad scientist, some intense BDSM and a steamy ménage.  The storyline was definitely unique and it captured my attention right from the beginning. I really enjoyed it and I don't think I'll ever forget it, but it won't be for everyone - you'll either love it or hate it.

Vascular surgeon Rachel travels to Eastern Europe to take part in a research project with acclaimed neurologist Julian Kilmartin and his protégé Colin Carter. Colin is Rachel's former lover and it's him that persuades her to join the project. But when she arrives things are very different than she expected them to be. Julian and Colin don't just want her help on the project - they want her total submission.

Julian is a very remote, reclusive character and I found him totally fascinating. The rather disturbing (and totally insane) project was very personal to him, and he did it with good intentions. My brain often felt that I should really dislike Julian, but my heart disagreed and I fell in love with him. The dynamics between Julian, Colin and Rachel were really interesting and their chemistry was explosive. Julian's Sins is an enjoyable, intriguing book that receives four out of five stars.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

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