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by Lisa Desrochers (Author), Michael Nathanson (Narrator), Sara Barnett (Narrator)
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  • Listening Length: 11 hours and 54 minutes
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  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 5 July 2011
  • Language: English
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Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn't feeling as demonic as usual lately... thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can't desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc's allies.

Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn't the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn't long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too tempting. Rather than risk losing his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently-acquired guardian angel. Which would be fine, but Gabe is barely out the door before an assortment of demons appears - and theyre not leaving without dragging Luc back to Hell with them.

Hell won't give up and Heaven won't give in. Frannie's guardian exercises all the power he has to keep them away, but the demons are willing to hurt anyone close to Frannie in order to get what they want. It will take everything she has and then some to stay out of Hell's grasp. And not everyone will get out of it alive.

©2011 Lisa Desrochers; (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Soooooo Good 8 Dec 2011
By Book Angel Emma VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I have to start by saying that I really wish I hadn't waited so long to write the review after reading the book as I feel as if I am not going to do it justice now. This is the second book in the series and therefore the review may contain spoilers for the first book.

Let me just say that if you know me at all by now you will know that I have a HUGE thing for Angels, Demons and the Battle of Good Versus Evil. This book just takes that concept above and beyond. Oh My Gosh...it is soooo good. Put all your preconceptions about angels and demons to one side as they are about to be turned inside out and upside down.

I loved how the title isn't just a title but part of the story with dual meaning and implications to pick up on within the narrative. So clever. The use of religious characters to emphasise the story was quite astounding and really did add to the plot in so many ways. It is so hard not to give spoilers for this book.

I am a Luc girl all the way in this book, bad boy turned good by the power of LOVE and so so so hot *swoon*. The relationship between Luc and Frannie hits another level in this book, I was so glad that there was not much Gabe hoovering about. The chemistry between Luc and Frannie literally scorched through the pages; not for the younger teen as there are some very HOT scenes *steam under collar time*.

Although it isn't just the physical chemistry that makes the relationship between Luc and Frannie so amazing, although it definitely helps, there is a strong emotional bond there. Luc's character development blew me away, I actually sobbed at the parts when he shows his emotions. At other times too but I am not going to tell you what.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reading with Tequila 11 July 2011
By Jennifer Sicurella - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Original Sin weaves an insanely interesting back story with slightly predictable plot progression, resulting in a great book that doesn't quite reach the level of intensity Personal Demons achieved. My one complaint: not enough Gabe!

Original Sin is a very good follow up to Personal Demons. Lisa Desrochers did a wonderful job of maintaining the feel of the first book while keeping the story moving forward. I loved the way new information was incorporated seamlessly with the things we already know from the previous book. The highlight of the entire book for me was the big reveal about Frannie's family. Epic, yet totally fitting.

I found the actual plot specific to Original Sin to be predictable, but how other readers react to it will be based on how well versed they are in biblical history. I knew who and what Lili was well before the hinting began and guessed immediately what that was going to mean to both Matt and Luc. Luckily, this basic knowledge wasn't the only thing going on in Original Sin. Taylor's role in this book, start to finish, was completely unforeseen and I loved every scene with her.

Gabe went away for a while in Original Sin and it was sad for both Frannie and myself. I absolutely love him and that he would gladly give his wings up to be with Frannie. Sadly, the outlook for this event doesn't look so good. Frannie loves Luc. Or does she? It's getting a bit on my nerves that she doesn't seem to have a clear preference one way or another. She loves Luc, but when he's gone and Gabe's around - she loves and lusts after him. Both boys seem to give Frannie to one another, like an object rather than a person. There is a lot of - I must go, she's yours now - going on in Original Sin that would be more fitting for a dude gifting another dude his car while he's away at college rather than the girl he supposedly loves. Frannie doesn't seem to mind the passing back and forth, but why would she as she loves them both seemingly equally? Or maybe my real problem with the love triangle is that she's not with the guy I want her to be with. Because, Luc, yeah, I don't see the appeal.

Original Sin offers up some heart-wrenching scenes and is a fantastic addition to the overall series story line. It's not destined to become my favorite book in this series (as Personal Demons holds that title unless the next book is dripping with awesome) but it's a great read nonetheless.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A riveting, seductive and irresistible sequel 5 July 2011
By Fiktshun - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Just because Luc got away once doesn't mean that King Lucifer is ready to give up. Hell wants Luc back and they're prepared to do whatever they can to bring him back and make an example of him.

But with Heaven standing in their way, they will have to pull out all the stops to tag his soul once again. And that means going after the only person that Luc cares about. Frannie Cavanaugh.

And if Frannie is too strong and too protected then they'll just have find someone close to her who isn't - one of her friends or maybe her new Guardian. Whatever it takes. Because not everyone can resist a demon's lure, not even an angel.

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Original Sin is the absolutely riveting, seductive and irresistible sequel to Personal Demons. In this second book in the series the story is even more gripping, with a new character that will keep readers on edge, the intensity is elevated to a whole new level, and the ending is an exquisite torture.

Even though Frannie loves Luc, enough to have saved him from Hell to keep him with her, she is still torn. She still loves Gabe. She still needs the peace he offers, his comfort and his protection.

But even Gabe knows that she should be with Luc. As much as that thought tears him up inside, he knows that as a Dominion he and Frannie can never be. And so he chooses someone to be her Guardian. Someone he knows cares about Frannie and will make sure to protect her just as he would.

Just because her Guardian is new doesn't mean he can't protect Frannie, even with Hell's demons coming after her to get to Luc. But Gabe never expected King Lucifer to send the most prized weapon in his arsenal.

And he never knew just how wrong things would go or he would have stayed, no matter the risk to himself. Because being claimed by Hell would have been far less great a price to pay than the one that was exacted.

Lisa Desrochers has absolutely done it again. Original Sin is even more intense, more provocative and more electrifying than Personal Demons. The story is a nail-biter and will keep readers tied in knots, long after they've reached the final page.

The story switches between each of the main character's perspectives, giving readers the greatest insight about what's going on. The author drops enough hints to make readers aware of all that is happening while the characters remain in the dark, building tension and making this an even more torturous and anxiety-filled read.

The story ends in a major cliffhanger that will keep fans of this series in torment until the final book in the series is released.

Original Sin is an absolute must read for fans of stories about dreamy angels, delicious demons, steamy love triangles, and ones that will keep them on edge from beginning to end.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars delightful teen paranormal romantic suspense 6 July 2011
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Luc Cain came from hell to collect Frannie Cavanaugh's soul while Gabe came from heaven to do likewise. Neither expected Frannie to have her own guardian angel Matt who was her twin brother before dying in childhood; or that Luc would fall in love with Frannie and shockingly give up brimstone for shaving cuts when her Magical Sway had him obsessed with being become human (see Personnel Demons).

As Gabe returns to heaven to avoid Frannie's temptation, raging King Lucifer exhales fire over the traitor Luc. He sends a demon horde to bring him the betrayer on a platter. More important to the ruler of Hell is to capture the essence that turned his former loyal follower into a mortal. While Matt has lost concentration because of his attraction to Luc's sexy next door neighbor Lili, the demons attack Frannie and her friends.

Rotating perspectives between the wins and the former demon, Original Sin is a delightful teen paranormal romantic suspense. Frannie is a terrific character whose magical sway has Heaven and Hell wondering what is going on. However Luc steals the show as he struggles with adjusting to human hygiene. Fans will enjoy encounters of the first kind between mortals and heavenly and hellish guests and hosts.

Harriet Klausner
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Original Sin... More sin and a little disappointment. 2 Oct 2011
By Books&Stuff - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was not as good as the first but left the plot open to make the third better I suppose. I really disliked the ending. I wont spoil much but the newest evil in the book was a dead giveaway by her name and my only SPOILERS are that much of Frannie's brother Matt's point of view is given and for Gabe lovers, well he isn't really in the book until the last few chapters. Those were extremely disappointing to me. I also didn't like a lot of the things that happened in the plot. I guess the second book in a trilogy is usually the worst, the first gets you hooked, the second gets you through until the third comes out and blows you away. I'm hoping that's the case with this series. Kind of a letdown really. I'm still a huge fan and can't wait to see what happens and who she ends up with. Even though I have a pretty good idea who it is going to be.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers 15 July 2011
By Amber @ Down The Rabbit Hole - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Personal Demons was a steamy, passionate ride and Original Sin perfected it. Frannie, Luc, and the gang are back and flourish with an unique and page-turning plot. The enemies are deliciously bad, the good guys are flawed and the dual points of view were just as good the second time around. Original Sin is everything I wanted in a sequel and more!

Frannie continues to be a capable heroine in this next installment of the novel. I liked in the first novel that she was strong and able to hold her own. In this newest installment, Frannie is in a transitional stage. She's learning about her new found powers and is struggling to come to terms with what they mean for her life. While she still has her physical strength, Frannie is incredible lost and therefore, she is emotionally weak. I found myself wishing she believed in herself a bit more and was able to control her emotions. She tended to make reckless decisions in her emotional state which frustrated me at times because she knows better. However, most of her plans seem full proof to me at the time she's hatching them so I can't say too much here.

On the same note, Luc made several bad decisions but his overall journey was a pleasant one for me. I liked seeing him venerable. It's interesting to see a character that has had so much power for so long be wrought almost helpless in that sense. I liked seeing how he reacted even without his super powers. He did his best and it was admirable. His chapters really worked to balance out Frannie's overly emotional ones and it was interesting to watch him struggle not to succumb to some of the traps their new enemies laid for him.

Matt's perspective was essential and frustrating. Luckily, it seems that Ms. Desrochers was striving for this and in that, she succeeded. Matt provided a nice low note to Frannie and Luc's high. But what's more, his path was so completely sad. Without saying too much, I wanted what Frannie wanted for him and even though his love interest seemed almost too good to be true, I wanted it for him because I wanted him to be happy (though I mostly wanted him happy so he'd butt out of Frannie's happiness).

For some reason, I was expecting the same old enemies under a barely new hat but what I got was drastically different. These new enemies that Ms. Desrochers threw at her characters were devious in a whole slew of new ways. While I found their powers infuriating at times, it definitely helped weave a fast paced plot. By the time I reached the halfway point in the novel, I found it impossible to put down and needed to know what happened to these characters, good or bad. We are also greeted with the same charmingly sarcastic and witty writing as the first novel. Derochers manages to steamy up the page even further, taking "hotter than Hell" to an entirely new (and welcome) dimension.

No doubt about it, Original Sin is sinfully good, hitting all the right notes. Combining the same characters we feel in love with the first time around with an entirely new breed of bad and a plot that whips around the reader at every corner, it's hard to put down. Like Luc, the ending will leave you wanting more and I'm willing to bet the next installment will absolutely deliver!
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