My name is Kimberly and I'm the reader/reviewer behind Wit and Sin. Wit and Sin is a website that provides honest reviews and publicity. I primarily read and review Romance titles, but I also review Urban Fantasy, New Adult, Young Adult, Mystery, and Non-Fiction titles. In addition to Wit and Sin, I am a reviewer for Joyfully Reviewed (pen name: Shayna) and Romance Junkies (pen name: Lily).
A sweet baker with some serious skills in the kitchen meets a sexy lawyer with equally serious skills in the bedroom in Sweet Seduction. Daire St. Denis will make you crave cinnamon buns from Nana Sin’s…and perhaps will also leave you wanting a certain handsome lawyer for your own as well.
Sweet Seduction starts off as a simply case of deception. Jamie’s twin, Colin, is a renowned food critic who has run into some problems. He needs Jamie to do the write-up on Nana Sin’s and (good brother that he is) Jamie agrees. Jamie doesn’t expect the instant attraction he feels for Daisy, and now he’s stuck between a rock and a hard place. Fortunately, the deception doesn’t last long, which enables readers to sit back and enjoy Daisy and Jamie’s romance. It’s easy to like both our hero and heroine – they’re likeable, hardworking characters and they have great chemistry in and out of the bedroom.
Where Sweet Seduction falters for me isn’t the romance, but the obstacles in Jamie and Daisy’s path. There are a lot of them in a relatively short book. Daisy’s divorce (and the ethical grey areas Jamie jumps into as a lawyer in this plotline), the threat of losing Nana Sin’s, Daisy’s issues with her mother, Jamie’s concerns about his brother, and Jamie’s past wounds that haven’t healed all vie for page space. Fortunately, the multiple issues Jamie and Daisy must face don’t overtake the romance. Unfortunately, there is so much going on that none of it is ever truly fleshed out. This does the story a disservice and left me wanting more. If the book was longer or there were fewer backstories/subplots relevant to it, the story would have been a far more satisfying read. Still, Daisy and Jamie were likeable characters, their romance was steamy, and I enjoyed the supporting characters in Sweet Seduction so much that I will definitely be reading the sequel, Big Sky Seduction.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.