Jul 29, 2015

Review: Sweet As Sin

For a feisty young woman and a rock star god, love and rock 'n' roll don't mix--they ignite.

Twenty-something Kat Reid is loving life as an in-demand Hollywood makeup artist. She has absolutely no interest in rock ’n’ roll, but in order to pay the mortgage, she agrees to work on the set of a rock video for the world-famous rockers known as Bad Habit…which brings her face-to-face with Nico Nyx, lead singer of Bad Habit and Adonis in the flesh.

However, the fiercely independent Kat isn’t impressed by the hard-living, womanizing rock star. But when Nico’s model girlfriend shows up to the set drunk and Kat is tapped to replace her as the video’s sexy bride, her combustible chemistry with Nico suddenly threatens to consume the set. Nico feels it, too—and becomes determined to win Kat over, body and soul. Yet behind his rock god swagger, Nico hides a dark secret. Can he rock Kat’s world forever, or will he just break her heart?

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We have all seen or been in relationships that seem to ignite from the moment they begin.  The lucky ones never seem to burn out.  Well that fiery, tumultuous relationship is what Kat and Nico have.  And Ms. Geissinger's deft touch on the reins made for story that demands its attention.

Kat is a spunky young woman who has overcome a rocky past to own her own home and have her own business.  Nico has overcome just as difficult of  a childhood to become a rock legend.  Together they are combustible.

There were warning signs however that made me uncomfortable such as Nico's hair trigger temper.  He might not be using his fists on Kat but the signs are there that it might happen in the future.  His insistence that she will need to change her OB GYN because he is a man.  The way he is rearranging her life without her consent.  These are all red flag that didn't make this quite a comfortable tale to hear.

I did enjoy SWEET AS SIN despite those issues mentioned because of the character of Kat and her best friends.  There is a lot of tension and danger introduced that keep the reader on the edge of their seat.  I am just not sure that I would recommend this book to my readers without the warnings about the dysfunctional relationship.


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