Spin-off Saturdays: On Saturdays, I will review a series that is a spin-off series. It is recommended that you read the original series first in order to get the most out of the spin-off series. Here is this week’s offering:
Sinful Truths Series is a spin-off of the Truth or Lies Series
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Series: Sinful Truths
This is a spinoff of the Truth or Lies Series.
Author: Ella Miles
# of Books: 6 (Full Reading Order Here)
Book Order: Chronological
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Romance
Heat Rating: Hot
Point of View: First Person, Alternating
Publication Date: November 2019 – ongoing
Source & Format: Author–eARC | Thank you Ella Miles!
WARNING: If you have not finished the original series, this review may have spoilers!
Without a doubt, Truth or Lies is my favourite Ella Miles series. So I was ECSTATIC that she was planning two spin-off series focusing on characters that I would love to spend more time with. Sinful Truths is the first series to come about and I couldn’t wait to dive in.
How Does It Compare To The Original?
Compared to its predecessor, I thought this book started a little slower. There were quite a few unanswered questions at the beginning that had me a little hung-up but as things fall into place, the picture becomes clearer and it captivates your attention. The stakes are just as high here and that adds some depth to the plot that I love in Ella Miles’ novels.
Anything I Didn’t Like?
Some of those unanswered questions bothered me because it made things seem a little sloppy in terms of the plot. But I should always know that Ella has something mind-blowing in store…
It also took me a lot longer to warm up to the romance. These two have great physical chemistry and they have this whole forbidden love attraction happening, but I didn’t find it as alluring as the original series. I’m hoping the depth I’m looking for comes out in the future novels as we get to uncover more about these characters.
My Expectations for the Rest of the Series:
I have no idea where this series is going or how it will relate further to the original series. But this is a trip I cannot wait to take!
My Rating: 4/5
Sinful Truths 4/5 | Twisted Vow 3/5 | Book 3 TBP
A promising start to a great spin-off series that will captivate new fans as well as satisfy the returning.
Read if You Like: dark romances,
Avoid if You: dislike mentions of sex crimes and the like
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Synopsis for Sinful Truths (from Goodreads):
She saved me.
Pulled me from the depths of the ocean.
Siren—her name fits. She is beauty; her voice heavenly.
But unlike the mythical version, Siren didn’t lure me to my death.
She saved me.
And now, seeing her about to be sold to the highest bidder, I know it’s my turn to save her.
I was raised to always tell the truth, no matter what.
And it’s served me well.
Today, I wish I could lie.
Because my truth put me here—about to be sold.
A lie could set me free.
But I always tell the truth, even when I lie.