Being a huge fan of the Alabama Summer Series, I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to review Sweet Addiction. This one has been on my TBR list for quite a while now and I couldn't wait to dive in. And can we talk about that cover for a minute? Gorgeous! It looks fun, flirty, and [I have no shame] kind of yummy. I had high hopes that this book would prove to be all those things as well.
Following the awkward attendance of her cheating ex-boyfriend's wedding, Dylan is ready to partake in some "slutty wedding sex" and gets up close and personal with Reese, who she meets through her friend Juls' boyfriend. As their encounters continue past the reception, Dylan is convinced that she wants to keep things "monogamously casual" with Reese, who doesn't do serious relationships anyway, but it's harder than she thinks. The sex between them is scorching hot, their connection is undeniable.
Dylan and Reese, along with their friends, are a dirty, dirty bunch and are so. Much. Fun. The sexual tension, teasing words, and dirty mouths you'll find in this book are something else. Grab a fan and a cool drink before starting this one, ladies! Some of these scenes are HOT! One thing's for sure, this author knows how to write a smoking hot book boyfriend. Holy crap. Each leading man is better than the last. After starting off with the Alabama Summer boys, I wouldn't have thought any others could compare, but REESE? Reese gives them a run for their money. Boy, does he ever.
As for Dylan, she's a great heroine. A little naive where Reese and her feelings are concerned, but a really tough chick. She's witty, fun, and never hesitates to tell someone off when they deserve it. And the moment when she finally comes to terms with how strong her feelings towards Reese are, well it was heartbreakingly lovely, and I went all in right along with her.
As always, this author writes characters that are authentic and well-developed. These are characters you'll want to be friends with, ones that will work their way into your heart and you'll be sure to miss when you've turned the last page.
This book was fantastic. Daniels has become one of my absolute favorite authors and the stories she writes-- not to mention the guys-- make such an impact on me as a reader. I will not soon forget any of her characters, and the ones in Sweet Addiction are no exception. And what a fitting title. I was attached to this book from the moment I picked it up and didn't stop until I devoured every word. I laughed, I cried, and then I laughed some more. The dialogue was engaging, witty, and heartfelt. The characters were captivating, and the ending turned me into a big ball of crying mush. The only thing making me glad to be finished is knowing that I can now continue on with the series. Grab this book as soon as you can-- grab every one of this author's books.
Um. Why in the world did I take so long to read this? It has been on my kindle for some time. I devoured this book. It was sweet, sexy, funny, and oh so romantic. Just when I thought I couldn’t love J. Daniels anymore. I was wrong. She has easily become one of my all time favorites!
Cake and sweet treats, extraordinaire and business owner, Dylan Sparks attends a wedding of her ex boyfriend and is determined to have a wedding hook up with one of the attendees. Sounds messy right? Well it’s not. That’s because Dylan doesn’t want any rules or expectations. Meet hot guy. Get laid. Leave feeling satisfied. She literally falls in the lap of the most beautiful man she has ever seen, successful accountant, Reese Carroll. You feel the energy between them the moment they meet. They also have something in common. Or should I say want something in common? A casual hook up. What they didn’t expect was the connection they shared during that moment. It shocks them both. But Reese is a love and leave 'em kind of guy. And that is what Dylan wants. Or so they think.
Reese cannot stop thinking about Dylan. So he sends the most unique yet romantic package to let Dylan knows he’s interested. While Dylan insists they are nothing but casual, she cannot deny there is something more to be explored. They try the casual thing and decide to become “monogamously casual”. Yes. Those are their words! Eventually, being casual is not enough. They find themselves wanting more and falling deeper and that is when things really shift.
Can we please talk about the chemistry between Dylan and Reese? I had to fan myself a few times. But it goes beyond the sexy times. These two are made for each other. Dylan is flirty, fierce, and so much fun! Reese is devastatingly handsome, romantic, and I loved him from the moment I started. Their banter made this story stand out and put it in a category of it’s own. These two are passionate and their love for each other knows no boundaries. They love with such a strong and deep desire. Their journey to love isn't easy. Both are forced to take down their walls or risk losing each other.
This was so much more than your average story where a casual hook up turns into love. The author has true talent in crafting her characters in such a way that you live the story as you read. You become embedded within the pages. The characters become your friends and you want nothing more than to get lost within their story. Sweet Addiction was no different. The other characters, Juls, Joey, Ian, and Billy were also such a treat and a wonderful addition to this story.
Sweet Addiction was everything I needed in a romance. I laughed out loud (several times!). I swooned. I LOVED. I was absolutely invested in this story from the very first page until I swiped my kindle and hit the end. I watched two people fall irrevocably and effortlessly in love. I fell in love as they did. Dylan and Reese were never to fall in love. Those were the rules. But that’s the thing about the heart. It only follows the path to where it belongs. The heart doesn’t see rules. It breaks them. This was such a fantastic read and I am so looking forward to more Dylan and Reese!
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
So hot on the heels of finishing Where We Belong by J. Daniel I start Sweet Addiction book one in her Sweet Addiction Series. Having enjoyed her Alabama Summer series, there was a very high percentage that I was going to like this book and of course I wasn’t proven wrong.
Sweet Addiction is Dylan Sparks and Reese Carroll’s story. When these two hook up at wedding Dylan thinks it just a one-time thing. However, Reese has different ideas he wants more than just one night. Dylan soon discovers that Reese is far too irresistible to turn down.
“We're not a couple. We're monogamously casual”
I enjoyed the storyline was sweet, romantic, sexy and maybe a little frustrating as there were a few times that I wanted to shake some sense into Dylan. Don’t get me wrong, I like Dylan she was a sassy, feisty character. But I will say a little more communication and a little more being honest with what she wanted wouldn’t have gone amiss. But hey, where is a story without a little bit of drama and angst and miscommunication. And Resse well, there wasn’t much not to like he was sexy, romantic, a dirty talker with some alpha qualities about him. I loved the sexual chemistry between theses two, but also the tender moments.
“I’m not only weak when it comes to sex around this man. He is slowly infiltrating every part of my soul”
“You make me want different thinks, things I’ve never wanted before”
Overall, I loved Sweet Addiction was an entertaining romantic read with some hot sexy times that left me grinning at the end. It had some great secondary characters that added to the story such as Dylan’s best friends Joey and Juls. I just adored their friendship; it was so funny and genuine.
If you haven’t, read the series that I would suggest you one click today, and meet some more great characters created by the very talented and lovely J. Daniels. I’m looking to reading book two, which is sitting on my Kindle very soon.
J. Daniels is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series and the Alabama Summer series.
She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never read. J grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.