Saturday, January 23, 2016

Book Tour for Dirty Sexy Saint by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde (Review)

As a reader who loves bad boys with a hidden heart of gold, I'm excited to introduce you to this steamy first installment in the Dirty Sexy series about opposites attracting.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of Dirty Sexy Saint by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde, along with my impressions of it, and then add it to your bookshelf.

New York Times bestselling authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde are bringing 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.
Get started with Dirty Sexy Saint and let Clay Kincaid lead you straight into sin!

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 . . .


She had a small amount of cash on her, and there was no telling how much longer she’d have access to her credit cards before they were put on hold. She called a cab company, then got out of the car, tossed the keys and cell phone beneath the seat—since her father could track that, as well—and manually locked the door.
Within minutes, a taxi pulled up to where Samantha was waiting. The driver was a friendly young girl in her early twenties, and she was counting on the other woman to find her just the right place to celebrate her first night of freedom. A place where no one knew her or would judge her or would expect her to be the good girl she’d always been.
“My name is Angie.” The girl glanced over her shoulder to the backseat with a friendly smile. “Where can I take you tonight?"
“To your favorite bar in the Chicago area."
Angie’s brows rose in surprise as she took in Samantha’s designer purse and high-end attire. “Are you sure about that? My favorite bar is a far cry from The Aviary,” she said of the upscale lounge where the wealthy went to mingle and be seen. “The place I hang out at is a bit on the…unrefined side,” she said with a laugh.
Samantha grinned. “That’s exactly what I’m counting on.”




When it comes to romance novels, being bad can be oh so good as the prim and proper Samantha Jamieson discovers after finally breaking free of her family's expectations. In this series starter opposites attract and steam up the pages in a tale of putting the pain of one's past behind them in order to embrace the future. Along the way to HEA readers are introduced to the self-sacrificing Clay Kincaid with his need to save everyone around him, as well as his fun-loving and whoring brother Mason, and youngest brother Levi who's a strait-laced cop who always follows the rules. These three brothers came from a childhood of emotional and physical abuse that's left indelible scars inside and out. They're tight-knit but know they're flawed because of a past that haunts them still today when it shows up in the flesh to put Clay's newfound happiness in jeopardy in this sexy romp with just a hint of danger and angst.

Samantha's always done what was expected of her but with the threat of marriage to a man who makes her feel unloved and insignificant she's on the run. In most stories the rich girl would fall flat on her face, but Samantha's made of sterner stuff and starts making a life of her own which had me cheering for her from the very start. Supporting her every step of the way is Clay who she's drawn to the moment she sees him. She's drawn to his strength and the bad boy vibe he exudes as she's desperate to let loose after being wound so tightly all her life. She's drawn to the feelings of freedom she feels in his arms and it all leads to some very steamy encounters once she gets past his extremely noble nature. Samantha's kindhearted, and despite her upperclass upbringing, she never looks down at anyone. She's quick to smile and quick to jump on every new adventure on the way to finding herself. She's equally self-sacrificing when it comes to Clay in a moment reminiscent of The Gift of the Maji tale and you can't help admiring her for her ability to pick herself up and brush herself off with a smile.

Clay had to grow up very quickly as the child of a drug-addicted prostitute. With her caring more for drugs than her children, Clay was left to pick up the pieces and raise his brothers himself. The men she surrounded herself with also left their marks on Clay through bodily scars and a taint of unworthiness that has him denying his feelings for Samantha until it's almost too late. Clay's an admirable character who suffered much as a child but did everything he could to care for his brothers. He knows what it's like to start from nothing, and with very little help, which is why he's quick to help others in need. He's not called "Saint" for nothing and his tough exterior combined with his sweet and kind heart make him a wonderful hero. The fact that he's also sexy and at ease with talking dirty adds an extra delicious layer to his personality.

This was a quick read (a bit too quick when it comes to dealing with a vile man and his threats from the brother's childhood) full of steamy sexual encounters between two very likable main characters. They're both strong-willed and willing to sacrifice for the other's happiness which make them the perfect match. Surrounding them is a wonderful cast of secondary characters from Mason and his flirty, playboy ways hiding his own protective and caring side to Levi who's quiet yet commanding. These three brothers went through a lot as children with readers just starting to see the fallout of their painful pasts in this series starter. It's a journey I can't wait to experience more of as each brother is as compelling and sexy as the next and deserve the love of a supportive woman to heal them from their pasts.

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the authors for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love.
Carly’s career spans over a decade and a half with various New York publishing houses, and she is now an Indie author who runs her own business and loves every exciting minute of her publishing journey. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.
So, why the new pen name?
As Janelle Denison I’ve always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material on the spicier, kinkier side of romance.   However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you’ll care about and fall in love with.   That is always my goal, whether I’m writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories.
Currently, I’m working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage.  The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian’s sizzling new relationship.
I’m also planning a spin-off series in the future, featuring the hot military men that work security for Dean at Noble and Associates.

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