REVIEW – SWEET FATE (Dirty Sweet, #2) by Laurelin Paige

SYNOPSIS

The conclusion to Dylan and Audrey’s story begun in Sweet Liar.

Dylan Locke knows that pining over the young ingenue Audrey Lind is pointless. He can’t offer her what she wants. He definitely can’t give her what she needs. Thank goodness she’s half a world away, and he doesn’t have to deal with his attraction head on.

But fate has other plans for him, and when Audrey once again lands in his path, it’s only too easy to fall back into their easy rhythm. And then their easy banter. And of course, each other’s arms.

He tells himself nothing has changed. She still wants forever, and he still thinks tomorrow is long enough. But watching her search isn’t as easy as he thought it would be, and now Dylan must figure out if he’s really the love Scrooge he professes to be or if he’s been Fate’s willing victim all along.

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****3.75 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I didn’t belong in her world. She didn’t belong in mine. Life after love was a desert. That was where I lived. That was my truth. Any vision I had of Audrey being there with me was a mirage.

 

 

The conclusion to the ”Dirty Sweet” duet started off a bit slow and I have to admit that it didn’t quite measure up to book one. It took me a while to figure out that the story was picking up two years after the last time Dylan and Audrey saw each other. I don’t know if it was the writing or possibly the recent time change that had my head in a fog. Eventually, though I was able to follow along.

This book is entirely told in Dylan’s POV. I was wondering where the sexy and dominant Brit had gone. He always seemed to talk and behave as if he were an eighty-year-old man. If I’m not mistaken, he was in his early forties, quite far from being an old man. That really bugged me a lot and his stubbornness about not wanting to be in a committed relationship was beyond irritating.

I don’t want this to sound like an entirely negative review. As I got further into the story, I did end up enjoying it. I loved how it ends. What can I say? I’m a sucker for an HEA!

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 3.5
Heroine: 3.5
Plot: 3.5
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

SWEET FATE releases on March 26th!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Y5WU0v

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