Addicted to Sin, Monica James


Addicted to Sin, Monica James

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance, erotica.

Strange isn’t it how books seem to come along in groups. I’d just finished reading The Lessons by Elizabeth Brown, which has a soon to be qualified psychiatrist who works for another one as a sex surrogate, and meets Natalie, and then this comes along, Dixon, Psychiatrist self diagnosed as addicted to sex, who meets the lovely and innocent Madison in the same week as in your face Juliet. Madison reminds me very much of Natalie and Dixon a bit of of Ryan, and yet they are two very different reads. Interesting how authors can create such diverse works from similar themes…

Anyway Dixon, I kind of liked him and then again I didn’t… I understood he’d been hurt but then in turn he was dishing that out to the women he f cked, and that’s all it was, a mechanical release, no emotions, no feelings and once he was finished that was it. Harsh but since That event that’s the way he’s been. I felt for him but when he meets Madison he knows she’s different, that she gives him the chance to break out of that cycle, that she deserves more, and yet he just goes with the flow and gets it on with Juliet the man eater. To be fair he then puts Madison off limits, so he’s not a cheater even though he tells Juliet its just sex between them. I just felt he was ducking out of moving forward, content with blaming his past, living his empty life even while inside he hankers for more. Madison is lovely, but she’s got shadows in her past too, things she doesn’t tell but which affect her. Somehow she and Dixon keep on meeting in odd ways, and it’s clear there’s a strong attraction between them. Then there’s Juliet and she’s just one of those I love to hate – I adore finding someone like her in a book, it adds a certain edge, brings in all sorts of nastiness from someone who’s selfish and conscienceless.

I hadn’t realised this was a part book, that it continued in a later read  until I got towards the end, and realised there wasn’t time to fit a resolution in. Its good in that it extends an interesting story and yet I so hate the wait – and add it that there’s a massive jaw dropping revelation at the end and ….well, I just hope book two doesn’t keep us waiting too long. I’m reading this now as a review book but these stories work best for me when I can read straight through, so though this will probably be a five star series for me, divided like this its spoils it and this is a 3.5/4 star read.


Stars: 3.5/4 Interesting but that wait for book two ( or more…) is so frustrating



ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers


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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

2 responses to “Addicted to Sin, Monica James”

  1. Mary Smith says :

    I liked the review though this is not a book which appeals. I have an aversion to books with cliff hangers. I’m happy to read stand-alone series but I do need a resolution at the end.

    • jeanniezelos says :

      I hate, hate cliffhangers Mary, hate the trend for cutting stories into trilogies….very different thing from a series.

      Very often they could be one book,and like this one it feels as if parts are stretched or padded out to make it more. I know too that publishers want trilogies and some authors get asked to break a stand alone down – I guess they think – mistakenly IMO – that readers want more trilogies. If its not too long between parts I can deal but mostly i have to go back to last part to remind myself what was happening and how that ended. Grrr.

      If I’m buying as opposed to reviewing then I wait til all parts are out – often there’s a box set released at cheaper price too. Then i enjoy the story in the best way for me, reading it all in one go. .

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