Sexy as Sin (Filthy Rich, #2) by Julie Kriss

Sexy as Sin by Julie Kriss
Pages: 171
Series: Filthy Rich #2
on December 3, 2019
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Second chances burn hotter
The assignment should be a fashion stylist’s dream. Dane Scotland—brilliant programmer, millionaire, partner in my brother’s company—is going to a big-money meeting, and he needs to look the part.
The problem? Dane doesn’t want a makeover. He’s grumpy and reclusive, and his wardrobe consists of two pairs of old jeans. He doesn’t want me anywhere near him.
Did I mention that he’s my brother’s best friend? And that no one knows exactly what Dane and I got up to ten years ago?
The nerd I knew is gone—Dane ditched his glasses and bulked up. Now he’s six-foot-plus of hot genius, but I can be professional. I can definitely keep my hands off him. Again.
But when he looks at me like he used to, like no one else ever has, the only thing I want is to lose control.
Dane and I gave each other our first taste of heartbreak. Are we destined for another round?

Also in this series: Filthy Rich
Also by this author: Crashed, Filthy Rich , Bad Billionaire , Dirty Sweet Wild, Back in Black

5 Be Kind to Yourself Stars ⭐

Fashion Stylist and Blogger Ava Winters certainly looks the part in her designer gear and so-called glamorous profession and lifestyle.  But only those who truly care see the slight cracks she goes to great lengths to hide.

“No one looking at me would guess that I slept on a futon at age thirty and that my bank account was so empty I had to use a spatula when I needed money.”

Ava would rather eat Ramen Noodles her entire life before admitting to her rich brother that the work is drying up, and her persona is merely a cover for her flaws and insecurities.  Yet when her brother presents her with a job opportunity too lucrative to turn down, it brings her back to the one man she never got over, Dane Scotland.

Dane Scotland, computer geek turned business mogul never held his breath for the day Ava would appear on his doorstep.  But the time is now. Whether she’s here to provide him with a makeover is irrelevant because this second chance isn’t worth squandering.  The geek may be gone and replaced with a mega successful mountain man, and the sweet girl now a beauty queen, it doesn’t change the fact they’ve always been in sync with the real version of themselves.  

They have shared a past both poignant and tragic, however these two were never meant to be apart.  Having grown up together as teenagers, the passion once shared has always been a secret. From humble beginnings, a relationship born from necessity, friendship and then love, fell apart in an instance.  But merely spending time together rekindles their raw emotions and old feelings.

“You know what I want,” he said roughly, his voice low. 

“You, in a bed. All mine. No one around and no time limits. So I can do anything to you I want, for as long as I want.” 

He let go of me, slid back, his heat leaving me. 

“Nothing else will ever fucking do.”

It wasn’t difficult to love this book.  I make no secret that I am a huge Julie Kriss fan and Sexy as Sin was everything I eagerly await when she releases a new book.  Yes, there is always a conflict between the love protagonists but there’s none of the melodrama and mind games. Just two people with differences that can admit their faults and work towards a resolution.  Dane and Ava had a past that irrevocably changed them and just needed time to grow and evolve.

So damn romantic and sexy!