Monday, November 14, 2016

Book Tour for Dirty Sexy Sinner by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde (REVIEW)

With the jaw-dropping conclusion of the previous book in the Dirty Sexy Series I was eagerly counting down the days until this new release and seeing the erotically-charged fall-out from that act driving this fourth installment in the series.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Dirty Sexy Sinner by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde, along with my impressions of it, then add this romance of opposites attracting to your bookshelf!

New York Times bestselling authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde bring you a dirty, sexy, smoking hot SERIES featuring four bad boy heroes who are 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.




After the jaw-dropping revelation at the end of the previous book in the Dirty Sexy series I was left counting down the days to see what kind of fall-out would arise.  This book picks up immediately after the discovery of a lost twin and the sparks fly from the moment the sexy and successful Jackson sees sweet-natured bartender Tara.  With Jackson looking to become part of a family and Tara looking for a bit of fun after years of self-flagellation they become an unlikely couple whose future might be ruined by their pasts in this fast-paced romance.

Jackson was born part of the Kincaid family but through a strange twist of fate he ended up the son of wealthy parents.  He might've had monetary riches but when it came to love there was none for him.  His father never acknowledged him or praised any of his successes, he was never made to feel worthy.  Finding out he was the twin of Clay Kincaid was therefore a relief, but the three brothers didn't welcome him with open arms in a homecoming that was a disappointment to him.  The one person to welcome him was Tara who became the catalyst for him finding a place to call home, not only in her arms but in his brother's lives. Theirs is a combustible connection from the very start, weighed down by pasts they'd like to forget.  He's a bit untrusting and full of self-doubts early on which has him questioning everything he feels for Tara.  Beneath his suits though he's a sexy beast with a talent for sinning which ultimately leads to scorching encounters that slowly bind him and Tara together.  Erotic interludes, and her own fears, soon have him putting his heart on the line in an ending that had me cheering.  Jackson's clearly a Kincaid as he oozes sex appeal and protectiveness.  He has a talent for dirty talk and the charm to get Tara to sin right alongside him in encounters that had me blushing too.  From start to finish their romance was one of healing and acceptance and it was an emotional journey readers are lucky to be a part of.

Tara's past is one she's still trying to forget as it's mired in addiction.  Feelings of inadequacy and uncaring parents led her astray and sent her life spiraling into drugs despite her middle class upbringing.  Clay was the first person to give her a chance when she was ready to start over, and the Kincaid's became her new-found family, which has her very protective of them despite her attraction to Jackson.  Knowing what it's like to be judged by your appearance though has her helping him get closer to the hard-headed brothers in their erotically-charged relationship that becomes more freeing the more time they spend together.  Tara's kind hearted but tells it like it is which had me liking her all the more and enjoying her interactions with the wives of the Kincaid brothers as none of them held anything back.  Tara's full of self-doubts though, never thinking she's good enough for Jackson, in their relationship that was one of opposites attracting.  Late in the story her self-doubts take over completely in a twist that seemed silly but was luckily resolved quickly.  On a whole Tara's an appealing heroine who rose up from rock bottom, proving her inner strength, which made her HEA all the more rewarding.

This was a quick read, a fun and flirty one that touched on issues of addiction too.  While the issue wasn't at the forefront it wasn't sugarcoated either which has me applauding the authors.  Jackson and Tara were made to feel lacking early in life but in each other's arms they found complete acceptance.  Theirs was a scorching relationship that became more erotic as the story progressed which brought out Jackson's commanding side and set Tara free when it came to her desires.  It was a relationship that ultimately had me cheering for their hard-fought HEA.  I enjoyed seeing the Kincaid brothers once again, along with their tight brotherly bond, that showed itself through playful and mocking interactions that you could see Jackson longing for.  The Kincaid wives also made appearances and were a much-needed sounding board for Tara when her self-doubts had her running.  Another secondary character to leave a lasting impression was Jackson's friend Wes, an unapologetic player drawn to a good girl.  The glimpse we had of him is a tempting one and I look forward to the sensual battle sure to be waged in the next book from these authors.  This was a satisfying read for the most part despite my quibbles over the moments of unnecessary angst and Tara's actions late in the story that felt overly dramatic. With its slew of HEAs, and an epilogue that tied up everything with a big bow, readers will be left smiling and yet ready for more from this dynamic duo!

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 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 is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she's not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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