However, the fiercely independent Kat isn’t impressed by the hard-living, womanizing rock star. But when Nico’s model girlfriend shows up to the set drunk and Kat is tapped to replace her as the video’s sexy bride, her combustible chemistry with Nico suddenly threatens to consume the set. Nico feels it, too—and becomes determined to win Kat over, body and soul. Yet behind his rock god swagger, Nico hides a dark secret. Can he rock Kat’s world forever, or will he just break her heart?
Our heroine is Kat, a makeup artist who is really quite self sufficient and I liked that. She’s loyal to her friends and really quite grounded with a sense of humour that might not work for all readers. She gets dragged into the chaotic world of rock god Nico. He, right from their first interaction, is fully on board to claim her in his best Tarzan like impression! As in he is completely besotted by her and for him it's such an intense connection. Kat does feel it too but spends almost all the first half of the book trying to push him away and not become completely owned by him. Expect dirty talk and hot loving that's anything but tame!
Now fear not, it's not just a sex fuelled romance and there's a plot! Nico has secrets and a past hardly anyone knows about. A traumatic event pushes this couple further together but there's a huge downside as Nico and Kat both need to open up and trust each other. Yes, Nico's past is about to come creeping through those heavily fortified walls. So not as light as some rock type books but Nico is quite scary at times and I'm thinking anger management classes are in order! Kat is braver than me because I'm not sure I could totally trust him. Yet, as a song writer, he has the heart of a poet and his dialogue and dirty talk kept me riveted.
I've seen a lot of heavily critical reviews floating around but I think it's best to just read and decide for yourself. Ms Geissinger has admitted she wrote Sweet As Sin whilst going through an emotional time in her life, but I didn't get the feeling that anything said was intended to poke fun or cause offence. I was gripped by this story with no idea how it would end and indeed, I did expect a tragic end but the twists just kept on coming.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.