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Beautiful Sinner was one of my most anticipated reads this year. I absolutely love the Devil’s Rock series and I was highly anticipating Cruz’s own HEA when I read that last chapter in Beautiful Lawman.
Unfortunately, it didn’t blow me away as I expected. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed it, but it wasn’t as good as say, All Chained Up or Beautiful Lawman, which I absolutely adore!
I love the premise – Beautiful Sinner is an unrequited romance where the heroine had a crush on Cruz in high school. I also loved that the heroine is plus size – with plus size descriptions and not just a gratuitous plus size description. While she is on the smaller size of plus size, she still had hang-ups like us plus sized women have. I feel like Sophie Jordan did really well with this part.
What I didn’t like about it was just that it felt a bit too rushed for me. The relationship development, the actual falling in love – was a tad bit too fast and I wanted more character development. The conflict in Beautiful Sinner is not as great as Beautiful Lawman and Fury on Fire so I was really disappointed with it. Since Cruz’s family had a bad rep and he was in jail for murder, I expected more conflict and drama that came with it.
Overall, Beautiful Sinner was an enjoyable read and I highly recommend reading the Devil’s Rock series. As a side note, I reread the whole series before reading Beautiful Sinner and I think it added to my enjoyment of the book.
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