Saturday, April 2, 2016

review || DIRTY SEXY SAINT { blog tour } by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde

CP Publishing | January 19, 2016 | New Adult Romance
Dirty Sexy, book 1


New York Times bestselling authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde bring you a dirty, sexy, smoking hot SERIES featuring three bad boy brothers bonded by shocking secrets and their damaged past. Sinful, addicting, and unapologetically alpha, these men are every woman’s erotic daydream ... And your ultimate dirty fantasy. 

Are you ready to get Dirty Sexy with a Saint? 

Clay Kincaid knows he's more a sinner than a saint. Especially when it comes to women. With a rough and damaged past that has left him jaded, he doesn't do committed relationships. But he does like sex—the hotter and harder, the better. He likes it fast and filthy, which is why he refuses to even touch someone as sweet and guileless as Samantha Jamieson. Until he discovers that she likes it just as down and dirty as he does. Let the sinning begin . . . 


{ review } .

With the nickname 'Saint', one would think that where Clay was concerned, he could do no wrong. He was a Robin Hood of sorts.

And to a point, you'd be correct. And he may throat punch you for calling him a Saint, but saintly is the furthest thing he thinks of himself.

Clay had a rough upbringing, and chose to grow up faster by raising his brothers away from the eye of child protective services -- at least until he was old enough to petition for custody. More than that, he 'takes in strays' and gives them jobs, food, work -- much like his own mentor did for him. So when the blonde pretty woman, who is so far out of his league and is clearly out of her element, shows up at his bar, it's only natural that he takes steps to help her out.

Until he learns she doesn't have a place to go.

So begins the story of Clay and Samantha.

The first chapter belongs to Samantha and I can tell you -- it's a scene that it written again and again. I almost felt that I'd read the book before. Being an old-time fan of Ms. Phillips, I was afraid that this collaboration effort she had was going to fall flat for me. However... enter Clay Kincaid and I was HOOKED.

He initially calls her 'Cupcake' because it's a term his bartenders use for those who are lightweights -- Samantha is certainly that. But slowly the term becomes an endearment and a reminder of things he can't have.

The biggest themes in this book are Samantha's need for independence and doing things that she wants to do, and then Clay's belief that he can't have the light, that he can't have the joy, that he can't have Samantha. Watching as he falls deeper for her, and she the same, was so classically romantic, but it didn't feel like a story I had read before. I loved listening as Clay finally opens up to Samantha about his past -- the love he has for his brothers is more than evident in his words and actions. He may think he has more sins in his life than good, but this is a man who certainly grew from the situations life handed him.

I truly enjoyed their story and am so excited to read the next book for this coming week -- it belongs to none other than Mason -- the brother that gave, and gives, Clay the most hell. I cannot wait to watch that man fall in Dirty Sexy Inked.

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