The S.I.N. series continues with the seductive follow-up to the Stark International Novel Dirtiest Secret, from the New York Times bestselling author of “red-hot and angsty” fiction that “keeps readers guessing” (Publishers Weekly, on Under My Skin). No one can know about our love—and hiding only makes it hotter. Dallas Sykes has a reputation. He is known for his parties, his money, and the countless women on his arm. Yet the Dallas I know is a different man—darker, smarter, and unbearably sexy. Just one look from him can leave me breathless; the anticipation of his touch can make me lose control. Inextricably bound by our past, we keep each other’s secrets. And while there are people who have the power to hurt us, it’s the truth that threatens us most of all. Dallas can be mine only behind closed doors, our passion as searing as it is forbidden. Yet nothing in this world has ever felt so desperately, deliciously right. Hottest Mess is intended for mature audiences.
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This picks up right where the 1st book ended. Oddly enough, it felt jarring diving into smexy moments right from the get go (say wut! I know, right?!), so I had to quickly go back to 1st bk, and read the end part to somewhat reacquaint myself with the story, then yes, I got it.
Dallas and Jane’s story continues. In that f*cked up situation that they found themselves in, they’re trying to make things work. They’ve managed to get things moving forward in the bedroom, but outside of it, it’s a little more tricky, to put it mildly.
They belong to each other, but there’s a tons of things for them to deal with. That traumatic event in their childhood continues to have its grip on them, especially Dallas, there are still unanswered questions, and they have to make a decision on how to handle their relationship out in the open.
I must admit I was waiting for things to happen as I’m being given lots of smexy times. Could there really be too much? There can be, riiight?! I think that’s always the challenge in the 2nd book when it’s a trilogy. It can easily veer to filler mode, but as I’m nearing the end, I realized there was a reason for it all. I thought in a way, it was building up the angst and highlighting the taboo aspect of their relationship and how they’re trying to make it work. So that by the end, when the sh!t hit the roof so to speak, I was happy and worried for them. And while the whole get-to-the-bottom-of-things felt like it took a backseat to the hot times, by the end, you’re just hit in your face with the events, BAM!
Now to hopefully get my hands on the final book *holds breath* (YKWIM)
From the New York Times bestselling author of such “racy, sizzling Stark novels” (RT Book Reviews) as Release Me and Say My Name comes the provocative first Stark International Novel—the beginning of the S.I.N. series. It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart. The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me. Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he’s still the one man I desperately crave—yet the one I can never have. Dallas knows me better than anyone else. We bear the same scars, the same darkness in our past. I thought I could move on by staying away, but now that we’re drawn together once more, I can’t fight the force of our attraction or the temptation to make him mine. We’ve tried to maintain control, not letting ourselves give in to desire. And for so long we’ve told ourselves no—but now it’s finally time to say yes. Dirtiest Secret is intended for mature audiences.
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