Monday 20 July 2015

Review - Sweet as Sin by J.T. Geissinger

Title: Sweet As Sin 
Series: Bad Habit #1 
Author: J.T. Geissinger 
Release Date: July 14, 2015

Inside a drop-dead sexy, hard-partying rock star lies a good heart...and a dark secret.

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?

Heart-wrenching, sexy and beyond funny… 

Kat Reid, makeup artist extraordinaire, is a margarita-loving, responsible adult with a mortgage and a wonderfully sarcastic take on life. 

“I’ll have you know I only eat self-loathing for breakfast! Lunch and dinner I usually have margaritas.”

When Kat meets Nico Nyx she is taken aback by the strong reaction she has to him – both emotionally and physically.

“My ovaries just fainted.”

The feelings appear to be mutual as their first encounter is anything but conventional. But what is a girl to do when she meets a boy who is talented, sexy and… taken? And he is famous, while she definitely isn’t.

From the opening page I knew this was going to be special. The humor had me laughing from the first page but the warm and fuzzies weren’t far behind. The courtship between the two had me alternately smiling and sighing longingly, as it was hot and sweet at the same time.

“Needed to make you some better birthday memories, sweetheart. Needed you to know I’m a man who’s gonna take care of your heart.”

As their relationship progressed, the smiles continued but so did the level of intensity between and around them. Each had secrets and the glimpses we had at the beginning became larger and more serious, culminating in conflict and twists and turns I had not expected. A roller coaster doesn’t even begin to describe it!

An original story inhabited by characters that are zany, funny, heart-warming and simply “real”. I am so excited this is the first in what I hope is a long, long series! 
~ Review by Diane

J.T. Geissinger is an award-winning author of paranormal and contemporary romance featuring dark and twisted plots, kick-ass heroines, and alpha heroes whose hearts are even bigger than their muscles. An entrepreneur since she began hand-addressing envelopes for a local beauty pageant when she was 14, she has owned businesses as diverse as a temporary employment agency to a flower shop. It wasn’t until hitting a significant birthday that she became motivated to realize her life-long dream of writing a novel.

Her debut novel, Shadow’s Edge, was a #1 Amazon bestseller in the US, Great Britain, and Australia, and won the Prism award for Best First Book. Her follow-up book, Edge of Oblivion, was a RITA© Award finalist for Best Paranormal Romance from the Romance Writers of America. Book 6 in the Night Prowler series, Into Darkness, won the Golden Quill award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

Foodie, wine enthusiast, and nap connoisseur, she lives in California with her husband, on whom all her heroes are based. 

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