Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Review for Sinful by Jennifer Dawson - 3 bees knees


I’ve wanted my brother’s best friend, Leo Santoro, for too many years to count. No matter what I do, he won’t confront the attraction that burns between us. It’s time to put him behind me once and for all. I have no choice but to call his bluff. And then I will walk away.

The last woman I should want is my best friend’s baby sister, Jillian Banks. No matter what I do, she won’t ignore the attraction that burns between us. It’s time she learns the real me. The only promise I can make is that her fantasies are no match for reality. And then I’ll watch her walk away.


I read the first book in this series, and I didn't think about that much while reading this book because I didn't really remember that I read it, and the fact that this book seems to take place before the events of the first book; it must have thrown me off, so as I was reading this book I was thinking of what I'd say in this review and what I'd rate it, and as I was rating this book I noticed I gave the first book a 3 rating as well, so I decided to re-read what I wrote about the first book, and I found that I was going to start this review in a very similar fashion! Something along the lines of this just wasn't really for me, and how I didn't really gel with the main female lead. I guess this series just isn't for me. I didn't really like Jillian, and as I read I like to root for and want to stand up for the main character, and I just couldn't with Jillian. She came off as somewhat bratty to me, and I felt like she needed to mature a lot. Within the first few pages I already didn't like much about her, the fact that her idea of looking her best is to look like a high priced escort, that she plays jealousy games, and that she wants one man, but is willing to sleep with some other random guy she meets just that night. I'm all for women being their women, but I don't like skeezy-ness, and I got that from Jillian. I did like her artistic nature, and I wish there was a bit more of that, so she could've seemed more personable. I guess I liked Leo okay, and I'm alright with some kink in sex, so that wasn't really too much of a problem. Most of the sex scenes were pretty good, and they were of a BDSM nature. I really didn't like the scene with Brandon, and I really think that dropped it down a rating for me. I liked the scenes with Leo and Jillian outside of the sexual relationship, and I really loved the ending. Leo and Jillian can be really sweet with each other, and Jillian was slightly growing on me. Leo having to deal with some emotional turmoil was well written. I also really liked that this book is in dual perspectives. I don't think I'll read the next book in the series because I just don't like the female leads, and there's usually some type of sexual scenes that I don't like, and that can ruin a whole book for me. Also, Brandon's story is probably either next, or soon enough, and I am really not liking books that have the characters involved in BDSM clubs, so there's another negative for me. I do love the covers of these books though! It's a good read, and like I said I really enjoyed the ending. I think a lot of readers could enjoy this, you just have to not mind the things I listed. Also, you can read this as a standalone, this is a complete story, and I love that.


  1. Sorry this one wasn't better for you. I hate when the female lead characters are unlikeable. I think the only one that can get away with this for me is Colleen Hoover. And only because they aren't unlikeable exactly, just doormats lol. Great review!

    1. It really ruins a book for me, if the lead is too bratty. I've a couple of Colleen Hoover's books, and I've loved them! I really need to read more by her.