In the latest installment of Jordan's Devil's Rock novels, reporter Gabriella is trapped in a supply closet with her old high school crush, Cruz Walsh, who was imprisoned for years for a crime he didn't commit and—to Gabriella's surprise—has been in love with her since high school.
The two [lead characters] face plenty of irrational malevolence from the peripheral characters ... Just keep your eye on the romance, as a hot guy discovers he can be loved for being good, and a good girl discovers she’s been hot all along. The story isn’t fluffy, but the strife is shallow enough that the end result isn’t angsty but sweet and smoldering instead.
I’ve really been enjoying this contemporary romance series by Sophie Jordan. The earlier entries had more action and suspense than the later ones, and Beautiful Sinner is less about the trials of prison and more about making peace with the past and finding a path to a better future ... [protagonists] Cruz and Gabby have a lot of baggage to overcome. ... Their love scenes are hot and steamy and make Gabby question whether her move back to Austin is really what she wants ... Beautiful SinnerRead Full Review >>
Beautiful Sinner is entertaining, emotional, and steamy. Sophie Jordan created strong, independent main characters who live for their families. Ms. Jordan provided a unique story, conflict, heat, anticipation, and complicated family dynamics. Beautiful Sinner can be read as a standalone book in this series. Fans of Laura Kaye and Katie Ashley will enjoy Beautiful Sinner.