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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Book Review: Sweet As Sin by J.T. Geissinger

Sweet As Sin
Bad Habit - Book #1
by J.T. Gissinger
Kindle Edition, 386 Pages
Source: Prime Loan

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Twentysomething 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?
Kat (makeup artist) meets Nico (rock God) while on assignment for a rock video. Her assignment to do Avery's (Nico's girlfriend and star of the video) makeup.Avery is not in any condition to work. Nico tells the producer that Kat will be taking Avery's place. Kat wants to argue but then Nico says the gig pays $30,000 and he will pay her in cash right now. That's half a years salary Kat can't say NO.

Kat and Nico get close in the video (Physically that is). Nico even kisses her. Then Nico asks if he can see her again. Kat tells Nico she will not be a notch on his belt and she will not sleep with him. Nico says challenge accepted. After Kat interrogates Nico about Avery and find out that Avery is not Nico's girlfriend no matter what the tabloids say. Kat agrees to a date. Kat is leary and untrusting in her life so this could prove difficult to win her over. Nico and Kat make a pact to TRUST each other and be honest.

Relationship blossoms and secrets are revealed about Nico's past and his family. How Nico knows Avery from when he was a young boy to his relationship with his brother Michael and what Michael does for a living.

Grace and Chloe are Kat's 2 best friends. 
  • Grace is sweet, caring, loving, trusting & non-confrontational. Grace starts dating Officer Eric Cox, one of the police officers that helped Kat and her friends out of a potentially dangerous situation. You (the reader) like Eric and hope for the best for the young couple. 
  • Chloe is a therapist of some kind and Chloe is the most interesting character to me. The author hits to her having amnesia about 12 years ago and she remembers nothing of who she was. But that is all we get on the subject. I definitely wanted more of this character and I'm sure since it is a series there will be a book for Chloe.
  • A.J. is part of Nico's band and he is always very angry. A.J. is always rude and mean to Grace. I think this is A.J. trying not to like Grace. I think A.J.'s character really likes Grace a lot and that scares him. And remember she has Officer Eric. Grace and A.J, are always fighting another indication that the 2 characters might get together one day.
This book has way to many secrets that have to be revealed. There was too much incestual information regarding Avery's secrets. And the secrets between Avery and Michael hide is disgusting. Another thing about this book is it is yet ANOTHER book about a main male character getting all primal, dominating, jealous, and possessive.  Not loving that. For these reasons I did not love this book. Way too much in the history of the characters and to much in the realm of weirdness for me. I would try the 2nd book in the series and hope that the secrets are more realistic.

Rating: 1 1/2 STARS

Happy Reading!