Saturday, November 12, 2016

Filthy Beautiful Lust by Kendall Ryan (audiobook)

Title:  Filthy Beautiful Lust
Author: Kendall Ryan
My Rating: B-
Narrator: Ava Erickson

Genre: New Adult Romance 
Series: Filthy Beautiful Lies #3
Main Characters: Pace and Kylie
Release Date: April 2015 (audiobook)
Publisher: audible
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:

Pace Drake loves sex. He knows where to get it, what to say, what to do, and he makes no apologies for satisfying his needs. But when he meets single mom, Kylie Sloan, he's enthralled by her, and begins to question his standard operating procedure. After all, there's no chase, no mystery when banging a woman in a nightclub bathroom. Kylie's depth and determination make the sloppy, drunken hookups that fill his weekends seem empty and shallow. She's the opposite of the desperate, clingy women he's used to. She doesn’t want or need anyone to take care of her and that only makes him want to care for her more.

Kylie's trust in men has vanished. The last guy she was with played ding-dong-ditch-it with her uterus and left her with a baby to raise. Now her infant son is the only man she has time for, even if she misses sex and intimacy more than she'd ever admit. Opening her heart up to a younger man who's best known for no-strings-attached sex and his casual lifestyle is probably the worst idea she's ever had. But Pace wants to prove to her there are still a few good guys left, and watching the sweet way he interacts with her baby makes her want to try…but she can really trust that his days of hitting it and quitting it are in his past?

Filthy Beautiful Lust is the third book in the Filthy Beautiful Lies series, however it can be read as a standalone novel (no cliffhanger). To understand the full growth and development of the characters, it is recommended that you begin with book 1, Filthy Beautiful Lies.
My Review:
Overall: 3.5
Performance: 4.0
Story: 3.25

I'll admit this was my least favorite book in the series which was pretty disappointing since I'd loved the glimpses I'd gotten of Pace before reading his book. But when it got into the story, I just didn't feel the connection between Pace and Sophie. Part of that is because these are very short books, so there's not a lot of time to make that connection. 

Sophie is the single mother who works for Pace's brother's charity organization...and that was a cool aspect of her character that was completely glossed over in this book. No, this book was really all about the sexual attraction between the couple and how Pace translates that to mean it's time for him to settle down.

Gah...I hate that this one didn't quite do it for me. There were sweet moments between Pace and Sophie's little boy. Some inexplicable moments with Sophie's ex (why was he here? his reappearance seemed more like a conflict ploy rather than a real character driven action...)

So, yeah, this one wasn't my favorite, but I've already started book #4 and it's already shaping up to be more what I expect. I'm liking it a lot so far.

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