Title: Addicted To Sin
Series: Book #1 in the Sinful Pleasures Series
Author: Monica James
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 8th, 2015
5 Sinfully delicious stars!
Oh boy, where to even begin. I LOVED this book. It was so different from Monica's usual stories, and she absolutely killed it!
The story itself is unlike anything I have read before, and the characters were amazing. Not to mention the insane sex scenes that will leave you panting, sweating, and out of breath.
For me, this book was a bit of a love/hate, and i'll tell you why. I already stated how much I loved the story, but nothing that happened was what I wanted to…now, this is not a bad thing at all, it just made me go nearly bald from pulling all my hair out of my head! There were some of the most frustrating moments in any book I have read, and it drove me up a wall. BUT, because of that I adored this story more than I could ever express. It's this exact reason that I was so completely and utterly drawn in. It's these types of stories and characters that hold a readers attention and make them ache inside their chests. So for me, the hate was more of the fact that I couldn't stand Juliet, and I had really hoped for something terrible to happen to her..like maybe her jumping off a big fat cliff!!! Not to mention the fact that she just would not bugger off!!!! And the damn ending…My jaw totally dropped to the floor and I was very close to hopping on a plane and flying from NY to AUS just to shake Monica and repeatedly yell WHYYYYYYYYYY like a mad woman. This could quite possibly be one of the meanest book endings by Miss James to date. Luckily for her, my wallet prevented me from hopping on that plane, and I am stuck here sulking in a corner until it's time to read book 2.
Now on to Dixon…let's face it. He's an asshole, but a lovable one at that. I didn't like him…then I did. He intrigued me…I loved him…then I hated him. I knew with all certainty that I had him all figured out, and then it was like he was a complete stranger. He is a jerk, but has a heart, and made me swoon quite a few times as the story progressed. In the end I loved how his character progressed, and the crazy emotions he evoked from me. Dr. Dixon Matthews…Psychiatrist, sex fiend, sweet and damn sexy. He can help treat anyones addictions, but he cannot help himself.
Maddison was this sweet innocent girl. Gosh I loved her. But behind all that sweetness is a dark secret that is eating away at her and destroying her future. She needs to move on from these demons in order to have a happy life, but she is unable to. She never told a soul about what happened to her, not even her best friend. Then comes Dixon. With their intense chemistry and electricity flying between the two. She knows he is the kind of guy that could break her, yet she also sees that there is something special to him. No matter what happens, these two become an unstoppable force once they are face to face. He's the first person she feels like she may want to open up to, and let into her heart. But with all the obstacles along the way you wonder if these two will ever get their happily ever after, or if their lives will be destroyed once and for all. They have the ability to heal one another, but they also have the ability to break the other.
If you have not yet read any of Monica James' books, this is THE one you want to start with. You will not be sorry!