One Wicked Sin tells the story of Lottie Palliser, known as Charlotte Cummings in book one. Now divorced, she longs for security and a way out of the sink hole she managed to fall into. Ethan Ryder was the answer to all her problems but nothing comes for free. Ethan made Lottie an offer she simply cannot refuse. Money for scandal was the name of the game they were playing.
Truth be told, I hated Lottie on the spot from book one. I didn’t want to read her story. She’s manipulative, insensitive and has no sense of morale whatsoever. Then I saw her humbled, frightened for her future and how she rose above it all. True, she had a lot of failings but her strength of character surfaces when it’s needed the most.
Ethan Ryder was a mystery to me. From start to finish, he was a big question mark. I liked that he’s ’rough around the edges’ because that just adds more to Ethan’s allure. There’s a hidden depth in Ethan with the element of danger that can swallow you whole.
Lottie and Ethan are the perfect pair. Both of them lack trust and always edgy but neither can lie to the other, they can hide but not lie. With Lottie and Ethan it was like watching them dance, waiting to see who will lead.