- Sherilee Gray
- Release Date
- September 2019
- Book 2 of Rocktown Ink
Chick-lit, Contemporary Romance, New Adult
My best friend's sister is back in town, and while she's here, she's under my protection. Quinn Parker had her heart broken, and I'll make sure no one hurts her again.
But when she starts looking around for a hot, no-strings distraction, I can't stand back and do nothing. No one is touching this vibrant beauty...but me.
She's the woman of my dreams, but Quinn wants a good time, not a long time. We play by her rules: no one finds out, no one gets hurt.
I have to keep it casual because an ex-con like me can't offer her forever…even if I want so much more.
Book Review by Pip (reviewer)
Nov 18, 2019 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
24 people found the following review helpful
3.5 stars rounding up.
Sherilee Gray tackles the brother's best friend trope with a grand helping of angst in SIN FOR YOU and it's a steamy one that pulls you in from the start.
I definitely liked this one much better than the first in the series, even if I hadn't been on board the whole time with the protagonists essentially, taking turns to be wishy-washy about coming up with reasons and/or excuses why they shouldn't be with each other and why they have nothing but sex to give.
It's a strange one I'll admit; the angst and the monologues that both Bull and Quinn emit in stages can both tug at the heartstrings and annoy simultaneously. Ms. Gray writes well enough and eloquently enough to show the pain each character has gone through, but the manner in which they repeatedly switch roles in trying to justify their actions and beliefs (while assuming too much and hashing things out too little) did get grating after a while. And just as you think they've got it sorted, off they go again, on a tangent that could have been easily solved by a bit more talk and a little less internal self-agonising.
SIN FOR YOU is quite an emotional see-saw to say the least, and all the quirks that come along with it. Both Bull and Quinn are relatable (sort of) and Ms. Gray does tension and steam well enough that I can squirm with glee each time the both of them mess up the sheets. It's not a bad read nonetheless, even with the hand-wringing, needless tears and the multiple turns the characters take on the merry-go-round.
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