Welcome to my stop for book 3 in the Devil’s Den new adult romance series from Violetta Rand. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, read the excerpt and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a Loveswept Mug, Flirt Mug and Ebook Bundle
I’ve read each of the books in this series, waiting for Macey’s story. Sin by Violetta Rand manages to frustrate and confuse me, but I can’t stop reading!
Macey has returned from a short vacation where she discovered her boyfriend was cheating. She’s not too heartbroken over it, at least not enough to miss the instant reaction to the new manager, Joshua. Everyone at the club is chafing at the turnover in management, and Joshua is trying to learn all he can, while juggling the personalities and already-solid relationships within the staff.
Macey is described as smart: I’m not entirely sold. Perhaps it’s her age, or issues, or the fact that this is solidly NA and characters still haven’t really developed any common sense. But, she is funny and headstrong and loyal to the other girls, even as she is only a hairsbreadth away from a train wreck. And, she is FUN to read about – that guilty pleasure that you shouldn’t enjoy but do.
Joshua is an Ivy League grad, a major juxtaposition, the good boy testing the waters and he believes that Macey may be his key to learning all there is to know. Still reeling from his own bad breakup and issues he hadn’t yet resolved, he wants Macey on his side to help ease the acceptance of his rules, but he just can’t fight that attraction.
Similar in plotting arc to the earlier books in the series, Rand uses the banter and attraction, mixes in some angst and unresolved feelings, a dash of insta-lust that morphs into love and shakes it all up. The conflict that drove much of the miscommunication and dramatics was a typical ‘everyone in your business’ sort of moment, with both Joshua and Macey too headstrong and unable to pull their own heads out of their own personal dramas to see the manipulations for what they were. Talking TO one another, rather than assuming the worst would have helped; and then I remembered that they are working in the sex trade, where both would have seen duplicity and manipulation consistently. I just hoped for a sharper angle for growth for both of them individually, before they decided that they were meant to be.
A bit of a roller coaster ride for me, this series has its frustrating moments in story construct and character development – but the emotional context and the heat are always a high point and almost sizzle off the pages. Violetta Rand can write sexy, with a great build up and an even more explosive ending, and this series has all of those moments.
Author: Violetta Rand
Series: Devil's Den #3
Also in this series: Surrender, Surrender
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Loveswept
Published on: 12 May 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Sin proves that passion goes beyond smoldering desire when hearts dance to their own special beat.
Every woman at the Devil’s Den strip club has a story to tell, and Macey Taylor is no exception. Smart and self-reliant, she’s got a chip on her shoulder, a broken heart, and no patience for a sexy new manager with an Ivy League pedigree and a strict set of rules. Macey prefers to break rules, something she lets Joshua Camden know from the start—even as he ignites a fire in her that goes beyond the hottest club in town.
Joshua is working the Devil’s Den for all it’s worth, learning everything he can about the adult-entertainment game before investing in a place of his own. Macey is a surprise: a woman as strong-willed as she is gorgeous. Joshua wants to get inside her world, to see through her eyes. But he soon discovers that seduction is a two-way street—and expecting redemption without risking his heart may be the greatest sin of all.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.