Thursday, May 4, 2017

Book Tour for Sin With Me by J.T. Geissinger (REVIEW)

The sexy rock stars of Bad Habit return in this tale of a woman living life on borrowed time drawn to a man who wants to claim her who has burdens of his own.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Sin With Me by J.T. Geissinger, along with my impressions of this flirty romance teeming with sexual tension, then add this third installment in the Bad Habit series to your bookshelf too!

The past she can’t remember. The secret he hides. And a love that’s worth risking it all.
After a devastating car crash stole both her family and her memory, Grace Stanton was left with no past and an uncertain future. Now Grace likes to keep things simple. No sleepovers, never date a guy more than a month, and never, ever fall in love. Which is exactly why Grace avoids Bad Habit’s lead guitarist, Brody Scott, at all costs. The green-eyed, sexy-as-hell musician has “trouble” tattooed all over him, and Grace isn’t taking any chances with her heart.
Brody knows he doesn’t deserve an amazing woman like Grace—her creamy skin, red hair, or that smart mouth that fuels his every fantasy—but there’s something between them that’s more than chemistry. Something real. He’ll just have to convince Grace that he’s worth the risk—and hide the secret that haunts his worst dreams. But when fate plays a cruel hand, Brody’s darkest sin suddenly threatens his last chance at redemption…and the life of the woman he loves.




After the clandestine kiss shared between rock star Brody and therapist Grace at the end of the previous installment in the Bad Habit series readers knew that things were only going to get hotter between the two of them.  Things were also going to get a bit rockier as they both have issues weighing on them that slowly reveal themselves throughout this story.  Guilt and fear permeates their relationship but doesn't overwhelm it as there's lots of fun and flirty banter, along with intensely erotic encounters, to make for a joyous journey with a small speed bump late in the story.

Grace isn't your typical heroine as she's a love 'em and leave 'em kind of gal, unrepentant of her active libido and intense desires.  She's a bit crass when it comes to relationships and sex and doesn't believe in long-term as a childhood accident could result in a sudden case of amnesia where she very well could forget her life and love.  She's drawn to Brody but scared that he may be hurt if that happens.  Fate conspires, as does Brody in full-out charm, to put them in close quarters which gives them the chance to get to know each other better and discuss their issues...for better or worse.  Grace is a strong-willed woman, dominant in and out of the bedroom, but not my favorite heroine though she's oh so loyal to those she calls family.  Her early encounters with another man tainted my image of her and it's something I never overcame completely.

Brody's a man riddled with guilt over an act committed in his youth.  Though I suspected what is was the author still revealed it with a punch to the gut. Before that moment though Brody showed why he's the quintessential book boyfriend. To the world he appears affable with charm and flirtatiousness but behind closed doors he's a dominant and a master at dirty talk.  His encounters with Grace were scorching and kept me on edge while I blushed profusely.  There was always humor between them, even during these erotically-charged moments, along with playfulness that was very much a part of Brody which is what I loved most about him.  He's kind-hearted, as seen in his interactions with his housekeeper Magda, which were endearing and self-deprecating.  The guilt that he carried was always a shadow hanging over him and it was clear how much he was hurting and how desperate he was to make amends.  Every sweet deed, every erotic act he lavishes on Grace, was an act of atonement for him and made me a bit misty-eyed.  Despite his youthful misdeeds he made my heart ache and made me love him all the more with each turn of the page.

This was a sweet and sensual read, not near as heavy as the two previous installments, but still enough angst to keep readers on edge waiting for the other shoe to drop.  Brody and Grace are a formidable couple full of fun and flirtiness, their happiness infectious.  Their journey to HEA was entertaining with a painful speed bump that was thankfully resolved fairly quickly but had my heart pounding.  While I liked Grace's embracing of her sexuality I had a small issue seeing her with Marcus at the start and their erotic encounters that felt a bit like cheating as her feelings for Brody were more than obvious from the start.  While their relationship sailed along with few waves, it's the other couples who are put through the wringer as A.J.'s health is in peril while Kat's infertility is weighing on her marriage to Nico. A.J.'s issues are especially heartbreaking and made my stomach clench in worry as his interactions with his baby girl made my uterus hurt.  Though this book CAN be read on its own the journey to HEA will be much richer reading this series from the start as each piece to the puzzle of the men of Bad Habit continues to be revealed with each new book released.

My rating for this is an A-

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


J.T. Geissinger is an award winning and best-selling author of dark, sexy romance.
She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and was a finalist for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.
She lives in California with her husband, on whom all her heroes are based.

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