Author: Lauren Blakely
Book: Sinful Longing (Sinful Nights #3)
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tl;dr recommendation: This is a four star read with twists, turns, sex and suspense!
He’s the inked brother. The one you’re wondering about. The bad boy of the family.
Colin Sloan has a past. He’s done things he’s not proud of, but he’s living differently now. Making changes in his life. Working hard, working out harder, and trying to win over one woman. He’s utterly crazy about Elle Mariano, and though the sex is epic, their friends-with-benefits arrangement just isn’t cutting it anymore. He wants all of her, and is determined to prove he’s what she needs in her life.
Elle is fiery, loyal, and in major lust with Colin Sloan. He’s everything she craves in a man — smart, sexy, kind — and a rock star between the sheets. But his past hits too close to home for her, and the people she has to protect. There isn’t room in her life for a relationship with Colin. Especially when she’s forced to keep a secret that could tear his family apart…
SINFUL LONGING is the third book in the steamy, sexy, suspenseful New York Times Bestselling Sinful Nights series from Lauren Blakely, author of the wildly popular Seductive Nights series…This high-heat, high-stakes romance series follows the Sloan family as each sibling falls madly in love against the backdrop of sin, money, greed, passion, mystery and suspense…
This is a four star read with twists, turns, sex and suspense! Although, it’s definitely suspense light. Elle is a caring character who I liked immediately. Her son is her priority, especially since his father was a major douchebag. She’s determined not to make the same mistakes of her past, and while I respected that, I also wanted to shake her a little bit because people can change. She should know that, afterall she works as a community center where she’s trying to change the lives of the kids in the rougher part of town.
Colin isn’t to be dissuaded though. He’s determined to push through the walls that Elle resurrects, one orgasm at a time. I mean, I was a little bit tempted to start putting walls up just to see if my husband would try to demolish them with orgasms. Challenge accepted.
While he’s magical with his fingers (and mouth. uh huh. YES. that), he’s also incredibly intelligent, creative and downright determined to get what he wants – whether that’s a new start up company, an answer to a puzzle, or Elle. His strategy was heartfelt and genuine – I loved that he put himself on the line even when he wasn’t sure if Elle was going to place a toe over it.
As to be expected, you’re served up lots of phenomenal sex on a silver platter. I’m also fairly positive that Lauren and I watch the same gif porn on tumblr because there was one scene involving thigh high socks that brought image to my mind that I didn’t care to shake. Lauren’t doing a public service, really.
We get more of the story behind Colin’s jailbird mother and we officially meet the newest Sloan to the clan. But you don’t get final answers, because SINFUL LOVE. While I absolutely enjoyed the story and these characters, I didn’t connect with them in the same way as some of the other books. *shrugs* it happens. There’s still tons of hot, sensual scenes that had me on the edge of my seat and I found myself smiling most of the way through. One thing is for sure, this story has me longing for the fourth book! 4 stars!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]