Chayot: Secrets and Sins #4 by Naima Simone-a review

SECRETS AND SINS: Chayot (Secrets and Sins #4) by Naima Simone-a review

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 4, 2014

Six months after concert pianist Aslyn Jericho survives an attack at the hands of an obsessed fan, she is still trying to resume a normal life, despite the paralyzing fears that have stolen her ability to play and perform. Enter her gorgeous and mysterious neighbor with news that threatens to send her spiraling back into her nightmares. Her stalker has returned. And he wants Aslyn.

Months after security specialist Chayot Gray’s darkest secret was exposed to the world, he’s struggling to cope with the fallout. Shame and guilt threaten to consume him, and he longs for the anonymous, numb existence he’s known for two decades. Then he discovers a masked figure lurking outside his neighbor’s home. The pain-filled shadows darkening Aslyn’s eyes call to him, and her loveliness stirs a desire he didn’t know existed. Now Chay must conquer his inner-demons in order to save her from a madman determined to finish the job he started.


REVIEW: CHAYOT is the fourth instalment in Naima Simone’s adult, contemporary Secrets and Sins romance series focusing on four friends connected by a twenty year old murder and secrets from the past. Told from third person POV, this is security specialist Chayot Gray and concert pianist Aslyn Jericho’s storyline.

Six months after a stalker nearly ended Aslyn’s life, she is still no further in her emotional recovery than the day she was attacked. When the threats against her life begin anew, Aslyn calls in the team from Liberty Security Services hoping her dark, brooding and sexy neighbor Chayot Gray will be heading the team in her defense.

The relationship between Chay and Aslyn is one of immediate attraction but Chay’s past is mired is a dark secret-one that forces him into court ordered therapy and a monthly visit to his PO. As much as Chay tries to keep his distance there is something about Aslyn, his secret celebrity crush that calls to Chay’s hardened heart. But when the attacks hit too close to home, Chay and Aslyn will take refuge together drawing them to one another moths to a flame. The sex scenes are intimate, compelling, passionate and hot. Chayot’s past is revealed in more detail, one that finds a young fifteen year old boy fighting for his life and his sense of self worth.

The world building continues with all of the previous storyline couples playing a secondary role adding a familiar feel. Chay’s ‘brothers in blood’ always have his back and worry for the man whose life becomes darker with every passing day.

Naima Simone writes a fast paced story of suspense, love and a happily ever after. She pulls the reader into an imaginative series with addicting storylines and captivating characters. You will not want the stories to end.

Secrets and Sins: Gabriel
Secrets and Sins: Malachim
Secrets and Sins: Raphael
Secrets and Sins: Chayot

Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.

Reviewed by Sandy


13 thoughts on “Chayot: Secrets and Sins #4 by Naima Simone-a review

  1. Thank you for the WONDERFUL review, Sandy! I’m so glad you enjoyed Chay’s story! You’ve been so awesome for the entire series, and I was glad to find out the last book didn’t disappoint. 🙂 Thanks again!!

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