Review of Sweet as Sin
Title: Sweet as Sin
Author: Kenya Carlton
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: ebook 178pgs
Release Date: September 8, 2011
The rich and available Captain Drake Devilin had the biggest body count in World War I. Injected with serum that turned him into something unnatural, Drake’s troop annihilated the enemy, but once his tour ended, Drake was plunged into a world of family tragedy and financial ruin.
Sienna Caldwell is stunning to even the biggest cynic; with her exotic looks and rich brown skin, the playboy wasn’t exempt from her charms. Buckling under the pressure of his financially strapped inheritance, Drake makes a deal with the devil to marry the prosperous landowner in order to protect her. After one year, he can return the black beauty back to her island and collect on the fortune that will save his family’s reputation, but the task proves far easier said than done. The war may have made Drake into something lethal, but he soon finds his new bride was born more powerful than he could ever imagine. Not only does Drake have to figure out away to keep his hands off his alluring wife, but also he has to make sure she stays alive.
I enjoyed this book more than I originally thought I would. I hate to say, I originally requested it because I was just mainly looking for something new to read, but once I got engrossed in it I found it really hard to put down. Drake Devilin is a deeply complex character that keeps you guessing almost the entire story. Sienna Caldwell is never quite what she appears to be on the surface. With the two together the reader is constantly wondering what’s going to happen next. Maddie, the little vixen, is one of my favorite characters. She had moments in the story that literally made me laugh out loud. The supporting characters of this story help drive the plot along in ways I didn’t think they could. There are a lot of characters in this story, and usually there are too many side plots going on with those characters that a lot of books become confusing. In this story however it really worked. Over all I really enjoyed the complexity of the characters and they enter acted with each other. While this isn’t a super quick read if you have the same reaction to it that I did the average reader can finish it within a day or so.