Monday, March 2, 2020

Book Review: Better Than Sexy

Remember how last week I said it was going to be crazy busy? As it turns, so is this week. We have more conferences, band trips, family days, therapy, it's just a lot. Plus we're moving in between all of this so I'm super glad to have some ebooks to fill in here (like this one) because my actual books are in various boxes. I couldn't tell you where anything was at this point. HA!

Better Than Sexy - Carly Phillips

Insta-love only happens in the movies.

Insta-lust? That she’d buy into.

Until she meets take-charge club owner Landon Bennett and falls head over heels at a glance.

When hot as sin Landon Bennet offers sexy songstress Vivienne Clark a summer residency at his popular Manhattan nightclub, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime and she can’t resist. Add in the man’s obvious interest and seductive attention and life is perfect. Until she puts together the pieces of his past. Fate might have brought them together, but is the intimate relationship they’ve been building strong enough to overcome one painful fact. She’s the sister of the man who killed his twin.

I haven't read the previous two in this series but its totally OK, this is fully a standalone. The only reason I tell you to read the other two is that the death they talk about in this book happens in a previous book and while the author does a great job getting you up to speed, you might like the other two given how great this one is.

My biggest annoyance in romance books is when you know there is a big secret and it ALWAYS happens at the end, and then the other person walks away, something happens, they end up together. I am so totally over that trope, I wish authors would stop. Good news! Carly Phillips doesn't go there with us! We learn what this secret is in the first half of the book and the second half is this couple trying to work through it. Landon certainly has trauma but he also has some triggers that remind him of his brother and he is hit with the trauma of his loss again, and I felt like the author did a really good job at covering that. Also well done? Vivi's point of view because she knows her brother wasn't always this way and had certain things been handled differently when he was younger and still malleable, Landon's twin may never have been killed. I liked how both of their experiences come together like the perfect storm.

Overall? I really enjoyed this book and finished it in one sitting easily. I'm definitely interested in reading the previous two, but I also want more from this author.
Thank you to Social Butterfly PR for having me on this tour, but also Carly Phillips for putting this out there on tour! This post contains affiliate links. 

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