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Sweet as Sin Audiobook

Sweet as Sin: Bad Habit, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty-something Kat Reid is loving life as an in-demand Hollywood makeup artist. She has absolutely no interest in rock 'n' roll, but in order to pay the mortgage, she agrees to work on the set of a rock video for the world-famous rockers known as Bad Habit...which brings her face-to-face with Nico Nyx, lead singer of Bad Habit and Adonis in the flesh.

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?

©2015 J.T. Geissinger, Inc. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Cheri 04-13-17
    Cheri 04-13-17 Member Since 2012

    I'm a Romance Junkie! Love Whispersycn Deals! Tips I use: Sort reviews Most Recent; play with narration speed, some narrators sound better.

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    "Like It, But Didn't Love it...."

    Sweet As Sin was a little darker than I anticipated with plot filled with suspense, secrets, and a little danger, but was balanced out with a little humor, instant chemistry, and a few steamy scenes.

    Some Spoilers;
    Nico and Kate are an unlikely pair, he's the lead singer of Bad Habit, she's a make-up artist. Told only from Kat's POV, she meets Nico while on the set to do make-up for Nico, his girlfriend, and the band as they get ready to shoot their next music video. Nico's girlfriend is high, incapacitated, and unable to preform in the video. Instead of them rescheduling, he has Kat fill in for Avery. There's an immediate attraction, but Kat doesn't want anything to do with Nico because he has a girlfriend. Nico denies Avery is his girlfriend, and starts pursuing Kat. Once he convinces Kat he's single, they start a relationship. From the beginning, you get glimpses of Nico's slightly darker side. He doesn't handle his anger very well, but he's never abuses to Kat. One night while Kat is spending time with Nico at his place, Avery shows up. Nico doesn't hesitate to leave Kat's side to take care of Avery. Kat gets angry, breaks things off because Nico basically tells her, Avery will always come first. What Kat doesn't know Nico and Avery share a dark secret about their relationship. Everyone things she is his girlfriend, but their relationship goes much deeper. Nico may be a rock star, but his life before stardom wasn't pretty, and now his past is catching up to him, and affecting his and Kat's relationship.

    Sweet As Sin had an interesting plot, not too dark, and filled with secrets that kept me engaged. I would have loved to have heard some of Nico's POV. It's definitely an instant love story, and while Nico's character had a way with words, the sex scenes were mild IMO. Nico did use sex as a way to express his anger, but it wasn't over the top.

    The narration was good.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Denise 08-02-15
    Denise 08-02-15 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid reader, not a professional book reviewer. I gladly offer my opinion of the books I read/listen to.

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    "Mixed feelings about this one."

    I enjoyed the story line. I liked a strong female lead. I liked that it was different. However, the performance left me putting it a aside to listen to something better, which is why I gave it fewer stars. If I can put a book aside it is a sure sign that it will take me a while to finish it which means it is not holding my interest. Chances are I may not finish it all because I am not that invested in the story. I do not think this story is credit worthy, but perhaps a deeply discounted sale.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    MV 08-06-15
    MV 08-06-15
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    "Not really a rock star story"

    Yes, the main character is nominally a "rock star" but with the exception of the very beginning, music doesn't really factor into this. Plus the entire story is completely unbelievable. She treats him horribly (and is frankly an annoying and immature person to begin with), but somehow they fall in love with each other almost immediately and are engaged within days of actually being together. Their backstories/"issues" are also totally implausible, especially when thinking about how they deal with it. There are much better rock star stories out there....don't waste the credit.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie L Hill 08-08-15 Member Since 2008

    I love reading but don't have time. The audiobooks allow me to hear the books I want to read. I love audible!

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    "Great story!!!"

    This book kept me interested from beginning to end!!! I have to agree the narrator voice bothered me. But I wouldn't put this book down for the world.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Cozad Grandview, MO United States 08-07-15
    Bonnie Cozad Grandview, MO United States 08-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Only mediocre"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The 2 main characters have a weird connection to each other. They both seem to be over dramatic.


    Would you be willing to try another book from J. T. Geissinger? Why or why not?

    yes. I have read other books by her and enjoyed them. I enjoyed this one but only average.


    What does Teri Clark Linden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Inflections of the voices that gives a better idea of what the characters are thinking


    Did Sweet as Sin inspire you to do anything?

    Leave this review because I just wasn't that impressed with it.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 07-17-15
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 07-17-15 Member Since 2017

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "IMO, SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST ROCKER LOVE STORIES"

    Yes, this well written story really captured my imagination as it drew me into a beautiful love story with a slowly unfolding dark web of secrets because everything and everybody was so well described. I felt like I was there on set when Kat and Nico first set eyes on each other, I felt their sizzling hot chemistry, the draw they felt for each other and I sympathised with Kat because she fought so hard to resist Nico because of his girlfriend Avery and because of her own bitter childhood history with a Musician for a Father.

    From their first meeting the handsome Lead Singer Nico who oozed sex appeal was obsessed with the beautiful Kat who was funny, kind and smart and he promised he had no girlfriend, he promised to take things at her pace before having sex and he promised to protect her.... she only had to trust him. However, that was quickly put to the test when his distraught girlfriend came sobbing to his door, when dark family secrets in Nico's past were slowly revealed which hurt, and continued to inflict, heartache and devastating insecurities and that's when his demand for trust was eventually put to the test. Kat had two best-friends that were very influential, funny and supportive and were a constant presence throughout the story. But nothing could have prepared Kat for the twists, turmoil and destruction that Nico's hate filled brother was going to cause, the secrets he was going to reveal and the pain he was about to inflict for his revenge on Nico which was finally going to break her heart, her body and her very soul.

    Told entirely from Kat's POV by a brilliant narrator who captured the emotions so well and gave each character a voice that was easily recognisable amongst the varied cast so it was easy to mentally picture each beautiful, painful, sexy, angst-filled and heartbreaking scene. It was a sexy, romantic and bitter-sweet love story that took me on a journey that was funny, breathtaking, hot, beautiful, terrifying, shocking and intense.

    Worth a credit? I would have happily parted with a credit for this clever, jam-packed emotional love story but at $7.34 I just bought it saving a credit for a book that may not grab me the same, hold me captive to every word as this did and eventually leave me with that delicious 'feel good' sense you get after you've listened to a really really good listen.

    22 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Emily 07-24-15
    Emily 07-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the story hated the narrator"

    I loved the story!! The narrator was not good at doing male voices. I would have been able to get into the book more if I was not distracted by the strange voices for each character. If I were to get another book from this author I would read it rather than listen.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Ndulgent Bloggrs Virginia, United States 01-31-17
    Ndulgent Bloggrs Virginia, United States 01-31-17 Member Since 2010

    A reviewer at Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I don't go anywhere without a book -ebook or audiobook.

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    "You Can't Stop At Just One!"

    Sweet as Sin (Bad Habit #1) went deeper than the average rocker romance. The connection with the characters will compel readers to continue the full series. This was a great listen with quality narration. Like a chocolate covered strawberry, you can't stop at just one! Be ready to download the next in the series.

    I review for Guilty Indulgence Reviews.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura McMillin 04-08-16 Member Since 2015

    Love all romance, dark romance, romantic comedy and suspenseful romance!

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    "Nico & Kat!!!"

    Omg! I absolutely loved this book! Suspense, drama, hot as sin rockers, love and more!!! I freaking love Nico!!! Can't wait for more Bad Habits!

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    k/b_c 10-24-15
    k/b_c 10-24-15
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    "Refreshing funny & strong female characters!!! Finally!"

    Though I was weary in the beginning I'm happy I went for it and got to experience well rounded characters in a story line that delivered to exceed my expectations! I enjoyed this title more as it progressed, especially I appreciate the author's choice to make the female protagonist self assured and believable. A very welcome respite from the oh-so exhausted narcissistic damsels in distress! Ahhhhh! I hate whining self-destructive characters. Please, J.T. do write more stories with characters who realize their own beauty, value and worth!! This believable strength is portrayed by the narrator with just the right mix of warmth, humility, edge, strength and humor! She gets six stars for being such a badass; clever, sarcastic, honest with inner language reinforcing self-worth, trust and respect. Lastly, much of the dialogue banter hints back to didactic qualities too few modern romantic characters nor storylines claim ; like the classic farcical but oh so tragic style in Shakespeare's bittersweet, "Twelfth Night."

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "Brilliant!"
    Any additional comments?

    JT outdid herself with this book! It was so good, truly amazing! I loved the story and the characters. The book takes the reader on a bit of a rollercoaster considering Nico's past trauma's and Kats on top of the ordeal they face in the book.

    I teared up more then once reading this but I also smiled a lot at the banter between Nico and Kat and between their respective friends!

    The chemistry and connection they had was extremely strong, if ever there was case for love at first sight, it's these two, while Kat wasn't going to enter straight into a relationship with Nico giving the situation when they first met, there was no denying the instant connection and spark between them when they first set eyes on each other.

    Their relationship only grew stronger the more time they spent together cause whatever Nico's faults (he has a temper) he is always honest with Kat and keeps his promises to her, which is important to Kat considering her past.

    They were good for each other and I was routing for them all the way! They had some really tough moments in the book which I won't go into as I believe it will be far more powerful to experience them for yourselves, but I will say they came out at the end, maybe not unscarred, but certainly stronger.

    I can't wait for the rest of the books in the series. Honestly, this book was amazing and gripped me from start to finish. JT has the start of a truly great new series in this book! I'd highly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yvonne
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    "Great listen"

    I really enjoyed this book if your a fan is The stage Dive series by Megan March then you will defiantly like this , well written with some unexpected twists and turns , my onuly issue is the narrator at the start I nearly tossed it bit very pleased that I did not , I spose she grew on me the more I listened , I will certainly be listening to the next in the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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