Smut factor: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Hayley Faiman
Genre: Erotic, Suspense Romance
Synopsis from the book
Guilty. ExCon. Felon. Prisoner. Criminal.
Words that now represent me.
Words that keep any decent person away from me.
I never gave much thought to words before now.
Slut. Hussy. Whore. Homewrecker. Jezebel.
Words that now reflect me.
Words that will stay indefinitely.
The evidence of those words grow inside of me.
Those Words make the entire town assume they are vindicated to use them.
I am wrong.
They are right.
Convict is the first book in the new Unfit Hero series for author Hayley Faiman. I have been a big fan of this author since I read her Notorious Devils MC series. Her writing leans toward the more erotic side of romance with a little dark suspense thrown in and with Convict we saw a more sensitive side of her writing.
The main character Rylan has just been released from a five-year prison sentence after committing vehicular manslaughter while under the influence. His parents are junkies, he’s a former dealer and recovering addict, he has all the baggage to self-destruct the minute he is out of prison.
The heroine, Channing, is a naïve, young waitress. She has been having an affair with her ex-teacher and just recently found out that she is pregnant with his child. She was raised by a single alcoholic mother, which also gives her all the reason to continue the cycle.
What we find when they come together is that sometimes broken pieces can complete a puzzle. Rylan and Channing finding each other was what they needed to cut from what their future should look like and pave their own way.
I supremely enjoyed Rylan’s character and his journey through this book. Faiman has a way of writing broken male characters that society tells us we are supposed to hate, but we end up falling in love with. I wasn’t a huge fan of the heroine Channing, I just didn’t feel like we got to know her as well, so I didn’t have that connection with her. But the overall story-line was good with some unexpected twists and suspense. I am excited to see where this series goes and whose book will be next.