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Sintesi dell'editore

There are secrets. There are guilty secrets. And then there's switching places with your twin.

Paige Hollander and her identical twin Lily stopped switching places a decade ago. But Lily's run into trouble, and Paige is on leave from the SFPD, recovering from a traumatic shooting. It's not like she has anything better to do, and she remembers how to be feminine. Sort of. Anyway, it's selling lacy thongs in Sinful Secrets and playing Heidi to Lily's goats for a week or two. How hard could it be?

For Jace Blackstone, idyllic Sinful, Montana, is the perfect escape. In this town, he's nothing but a reclusive, black-haired stranger with an Aussie accent and a bad attitude. Not the former pride of Australia's special forces, not a best-selling thriller writer, and not a man with no more faith in women. Right up until the day a mystery fan starts getting much too up-close and personal, and his neighbor comes back from her vacation with a personality change that knocks him sideways.

Suddenly, Sinful is looking downright dangerous. And the biggest danger of all might come in the form of flashing brown eyes, a rear view to stop a man's heart, and a wit sharp enough to slice him to the bone.

Sinful could be getting serious.

©2017 Rosalind James (P)2017 Rosalind James

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  • Totali
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  • gdbkescape
  • 13 12 2017

great listen... mystery, laughter & tender romance

Emma Wilder delivers a 3D story with good character differentiation and credible inflections. It's always a relief to me when the narration matches up with a book I enjoy. We have a winner here!

I’ll confess – this is not my favorite book by Rosalind James (if you haven’t read/listened to her “ESCAPE TO NEW ZEALAND" series, you really, really should!!) but I enjoyed it thoroughly both reading and listening.

Rosalind does not depart from her trademark multifaceted, well-developed characters in this first book of a new series. This book brings it all – mystery, laughter & tender romance. I don’t have any personal experience with “the twin thing” but what I read was very believable and I loved having a peek into that relationship dynamic.

While it wasn’t all love at first sight between them, (good thing!) the conflict in Guilty as Sin was handled by the H/h the way I like it best…TOGETHER. The mystery rang true throughout, the double mystery I should say, and I really didn’t know “who done it” until the end which is quite unusual.

There always seems to be a secondary character in Rosalind’s books that steals the attention, Tobias did not disappoint!!

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  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Melstamps
  • 19 12 2017

Great Book Even Beter in Audio Form

Any additional comments?

I originally read “Guilty as Sin,” Rosalind James’ newest release, in written word form. I found it to be a bit slow starting with a twin switching places hook that I didn’t initially love. Ultimately, I found the book to be very entertaining, well written and I enjoyed it very much. Not a big surprise as Rosalind James is a very capable author whose books are uniformly enjoyable.  I have now listened to the book in its audio form and I have to say, I enjoyed it even more. Emma Wilder’s reading grabbed me from the beginning and turned what I thought of as a four star book into a five star book in its genre of romance and romantic suspense.

As the book opens, twins Paige and Lily Hollander each have their own problems. Lily, owner of a lingerie store in Sinful, Montana, is receiving a lot of pressure to sell her personal residence and sanctuary to make way for a resort that could breathe life into Sinful’s anemic economy. Paige, a police officer in the San Francisco Police Department, is awaiting the verdict concerning an on-the-job shooting and recovering from an injury sustained at that time. Paige, who has always considered herself to be the tougher of the twins and her sister’s protector, comes up with the idea of taking Lily’s place. Complications ensue when the pressure on Lily is far greater than Paige anticipated and when Paige meets Lily’s “scary” neighbor Jace Blackstone, a former Aussie commando and thriller writer, with baggage of his own—a stalker. His nameless nemesis starts out as just plain creepy but, as the book continues, increases his/her threat level far beyond sending Jace pages with erotic and vaguely threatening scenes featuring the two of them.  

As the novel continues, the readability factor increases from “I need to go read that book” to “I can’t put this book down.” The dual plots of both “Lily” and Jace being menaced ups the ante of suspense substantially and it isn’t quite clear to them or the reader if the threats are separate or somehow intertwined. Paige (though he knows her as Lily) and Jace become increasingly close as they battle their faceless adversary (ies). While Sinful, Montana is a small town, there is no shortage of suspects who could be menacing Paige-as-Lily and Jace. How the twin switch is dealt with is credible. Though Paige struggles to live as the more feminine and tactful Lily, she is able to pull off the subterfuge because no one knows that Lily has an identical twin. This includes Jace, though he senses there is something off about Lily. 

The resolution of the novel was well done and satisfying. I am deliberately vague so as not to give anything away. 

As previously stated, Emma Wilder does an outstanding job with the narration. She truly brings the characters to life and adds an extra something to this already entertaining novel

This is a very entertaining listen and I highly recommend it. I enjoyed the dual mysteries and the fact that the book, while full of suspense, wasn’t too dark. 

I was given a free copy of the book in its audio form in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not compensated in any way and the opinions stated are solely my own. 

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Kim C.
  • 16 12 2017

Guilty Pleasure!

The more I read Rosalind James's books, the more I realize that no other author that I read writes descriptions that draw you in and make you feel as if you are part of the story.

I love Ms. James' new series set in Sinful Montana! I don't want to spoil the story so I'll just give you the basics. This story revolves around a divorcee in rural Montana being pressured to sell her land by a developer and locals, a reclusive author who was a past Australian Special Forces member who has a stalker threatening him. Throw-in identical twin sisters who are opposites in so many ways, but would do anything to help each other, then add romance, suspense, and some really funny lines and you have yourself a terrific story.
Emma Wilder is a terrific narrator who captures the essence of the characters Rosalind creates and makes them come to life with her Audible presentation.


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Laura's Reviews
  • 02 01 2018

So many twists and double-trouble

The first two chapters may send you astray, but stick with it. You will quickly meet Lily and Paige, twins who are both dealing with life-altering choices. Lily is non-confrontational, so injured but spunky Paige decides to switch places with her sister to deal with pushy real estate investors and town officials.

Paige, while posing as Lily, meets a recluse author and gets mixed up into some drama of his own. There is some suspense to the story (which may throw you off at the start), but the chemistry between faux-"Lily" and the "mountain man" takes off after a hilarious meet-cute.

Well worth the credit to listen to and I can't wait for Lily's story next!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • The E Traveller
  • 29 12 2017

Wow, be prepared for surprises LOL

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

This book surprised me at the beginning and I have to admit I was not a fan of it but I pressed on in hope that it would get better and I really enjoyed the rest of the book

Paige really annoyed the heck out of me in parts and I yelled at her telling her what I thought of her

but other that Paige being an idiot it was a good story with good character development

I did enjoy the mystery to this story and was surprised by the evil villains

I will look forward to the next book in the series

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Lolli
  • 28 12 2017

a twin and an aussie

If you could sum up Guilty as Sin in three words, what would they be?

sexy, suspenseful, smart

What was one of the most memorable moments of Guilty as Sin?

When the profiler went over all the details and pprofiled the suspect. i thought that was really smart and i got super into that particular section of the book. the research was great and i really appreciated that.

Which scene was your favorite?

The profiler part... again.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wouldn't say all in one sitting, but at certain parts. I had to sit in my car just to listen to it a little longer because i was really getting into all the crime investigation information.

Any additional comments?

It too me about 4 attempts to start this book and actually get into it. it was probably around chapter 3 where i started to really pay attention and the book finally hooked me in. it seemed like some of the beginning stuff was just fluff and i didn't need to pay attention to it, but it wasn't fluff and it was just establishing the characters and their relationships with specific people.

i appreciated that the "bad guy" wasn't obvious but it made sense.

i would recommend this book to anyone that likes suspenseful romance novels because it is the best of both of those genres.

i hope this turns into a series and i'd be very interested to see where these characters go in the future.

the narration was also excellent.

i received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. i was not compensated for me review, and i was not required to write a positive review. the opinion expressed here is my own.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • DLRees
  • 19 12 2017

Great book to read and to listen!

This book is a wonderful blend of suspense and steam. As usual there is a hot and powerful man (this time an Aussie) and a strong (rather stubborn) female main character,
throw in some goats and a loving dog and you have a highly entertaining mix. This is one of my favorite books from this author, even though I recommend any that she produces.
You will love the narration by Emma Wilder, she's very easy on the ears and does a great job with the voices and accents.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

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  • Kathleen B
  • 18 12 2017

Such a great audiobook

Rosalind James is one of my favorite authors. I read all of her books then buy them when they're available on audible. Guilty as Sin is just another to add to my growing collection of great reads, and listens. And I love Emma Wilder as well. She does such a great job with accents!
What I truly love about her books including Guilty as Sin is that even though there's always a really hot guy (thank God lol) but there's also a strong capable woman as well. And although it may not be on both sides there's always a strong family bond.
This was a great story with romance, steam, and some mystery to keep you interested from beginning to end. I can't wait for the next book to find out what happens with Lily & Rafe.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.”

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • JEB
  • 27 02 2018

Not worth a credit

There were a lot of good reviews on this book but I could not connect. I listened to the first seven chapters and was bored, so I stopped. I decided to give it another chance. I barely made it to chapter 10. I skipped from chapter 10 to chapter 13, still didn't get it. Good premise for the book just too slow. The female narrator was not very good. Terrible male Aussie accent and I could not tell the difference between the twins.

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • midnitemilkyway
  • 04 02 2018

No, on the narrator.

Where does Guilty as Sin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not very high. It’s not the all time worst, but the book itself isn’t as good as Silver-tongued Devil, which was my first Rosalind James experience, and which I loved. I loved it enough to look for another of hers on audible. I don’t know if the book was just cheesy or if the narrator was just so annoying that I couldn’t distinguish between them. The narrator uses odd pauses combined with a breathy lilt at the end of each sentence. It seems like she has commas and periods confused. I’ve got three more hours to go, but it was giving me a headache. I’ll probably finish it, but I won’t look for anything more by this narrator. I understand that an Aussie accent may be hard to imitate, but the whispery gruffness she employs isn't the best technique, in my opinion.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Guilty as Sin?

I thoroughly enjoyed Paige’s phobia of bees, and her first attempt to milk goats was pretty funny. I also liked Jace’s straight-forwardness. When Paige is shutting down because she auto-assumes that every man has a thing for identical twins, he says well yeah, they’re pretty much hard-wired that way, but.... and goes on to explain why that doesn’t matter.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emma Wilder?

I just don’t know. My all-time favorites are Susan Ericksen and Davina Porter, but I realize they can’t read everything (even if I wish that weren’t true!). I wish I could find another narrator I love even half as much.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to listen all in one sitting. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t stand it.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Giggle6666
  • 06 01 2018

Twin swap with a twist

A really interesting and engrossing audiobook. A really interesting take on a twin swap story. Lily and Paige teach each what the other is missing,an open heart and how to be independent. Throw in a stalker or two and a hot Aussie with a bad ass dog and you have got yourself one hell of a ride.
Great story really good narrator and interesting characters
"I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own"

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  • Izzy
  • 30 12 2017

Such a fun story!


This is one of THE best audiobooks I’ve listened to. Emma Wilder has fast become one of my favourite narrators, and she is a perfect fit for Rosalind James’ fabulous books. I’d read the ebook of Guilty as Sin and loved it - hello, it’s a Rosalind James book, what’s not to love? A romantic suspense story, with a couple of mysteries to keep you guessing along the way; identical twins switching places, one of whom is a feisty, female cop. Cue a trying-to-be reclusive, Australian ex-commando turned thriller writer and his trusty canine sidekick. All set in Sinful, Montana, a small town with more than its fair share of interesting characters, who may or may not be what they seem! The book has Rosalind James’ customary quality writing and humour, and is such great fun to listen to. I love the banter between Jace and Paige. Ms James also writes wonderful epilogues, this one being no exception. Emma Wilder’s narration switches seamlessly between accents and male/female characters. You’re never confused about which character you’re listening to. She’s not just reading the text, she’s telling you the story, her warm voice teasing you in until you’re fully immersed. Which is exactly what you want to happen with such a great story. This is book one in a new series. I can’t wait for book two.

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 29 12 2017

Watch your backs

A better story by Rosalind. No reliance on chapters of sex but a decent double/ parallel story that was interesting and page turning . Steamy in the right places this is one book worth having on your reading shelf.