She played the game by her own rules…until he changed
with men while visiting Las Vegas. To her horror, life changes in more ways
than one when someone finds out her true identity.
sign Reece Edwards. Using what little information he can find on her, he sets
out to find her, feeling it will definitely be worth the chase.
chemistry is explosive. Payton has done well with not allowing anyone to get
close to her, but something is different with Ryder. Ryder can’t get Payton out
of his head, but he is still on his mission to locate Reece.
overcome. Will they be able to put those demons to rest or will it be all for
I read the synopsis for Sinfully by Leighton Riley and I was instantly excited to give this book a read. It sounded like it would be a sexy read with a bit of mystery thrown into the mix. I wasn’t disappointed on either of those fronts. Leighton did a really great job of weaving the mystery into the storyline and I suspect many readers will be left scratching their heads over ‘who done it’ I had it figured out pretty quick, but that is kind of my curse. Call me a jaded book whore, but I am so very rarely stumped by a mystery in a book these days that I don’t even consider it in my ranking anymore.
This book follows a big-wig publisher who is hot on the trails of what he sees as the next big author — Reece. She is a total mystery. Keeping to herself and managing her fans and all sales/publicity via social media and other online resources. Ryder isn’t going to accept no for an answer. So with the very limited information that Reece has provided about herself he hops in his car and heads to San Diego to hunt her down.
Payton writes children’s books, lives a mostly solitary life by choice because she has a past filled with events she would rather never chance to have repeat. She has a total of one real friend and that is because she is stubborn and absolutely refuses to let Payton shut her out. Payton is lonely… but to stave off that feeling she has weekend getaways to Vegas where she lets loose and meets men that are just perfect for right now. No strings. No expectations. No attachments. Just a good time followed with a smile and a goodbye. Until him.
The chemistry between Ryder and Payton is instantaneous and combustable. I really enjoyed how the chase unfolded between the two… even though they frustrated me several times throughout the book. I found Ryder to be quite likable in his interactions with other characters, when it came to his inner thoughts I thought he came up lacking and there were several scenes that I skimmed his thoughts because they didn’t feel like it was coming from a male POV.
Payton was a character that I could relate to, she was a bit frustrating just because of her wishy-washy attitude towards relationships and also the very blasé way she dealt with the mysterious parts of the book. I really felt like she downplayed everything for so long in the book that when she finally decided to act on things it was a bit unbelievable that what made her react actually did. (I know that’s really vague, but I don’t want to spoil it…)
There are also a few of the smutty scenes that the inner thoughts of the characters slightly spoiled the sexiness of it for me, but overall they were good. The supporting characters are all quite interesting, but there are times that I felt the author was adding more characters just to throw in the possibility of someone else to be the ‘who done it’ person.
All in all the read was a good one, it gets THREE stars for storyline and FOUR wet panties for the smut factor.
I looked up into his eyes and saw
pure anger and lust. I should have been frightened but just having Ryder near
me made my core tingle. His hard abdominal muscles pressed against my stomach
and I wanted to feel more of him. He kept working his jaw, seconds ticking by
before he spoke up.
fucker at the club? Did I ruin your plans to fuck him tonight? Is that what
turns you on, Payton? Quick fucks and quicker goodbyes?” His eyes were a deep
blue and I could see his jaw tensing up. He wasn’t letting himself touch my
body and I was impressed with the strength of his arms. I briefly wondered what
Ryder had done to get Tate to leave without notice, but the man above me held
my attention more than my questions about Tate.
We were just having fun. I wasn’t expecting him to be here.” He looked away for
the briefest of moments and I saw pain and anger in his eyes when he returned
erection that kept grazing my thigh and writhed underneath him to feel more of
him. I knew he was angry but I still wanted him terribly. Angry sex could be
hot. He noticed my movement and pushed himself against me with more force than
I was ready for and I involuntarily let out a loud moan which earned me a smirk
dirty little secrets? You can’t deny what you feel for me. Hell, I can feel it
when we are anywhere near each other. Everything about you gives you away—your
eyes, voice, erect nipples. Your pulse has gotten faster, and the way you’re
breathing has changed since we got to your room. I know without a doubt that
you want my cock deep inside you right now.”
rather recently. I work in real estate for my normal job and I write contemporary
romance. I love sweet tea (made right!), cookie cake, and anything with
chocolate and peanut butter.
and fuckable) but also have a HSB (Hot Sauna Boy), because let’s be honest,
they’re my motivation while I’m there! I go to Las Vegas often but I swear I
don’t have as much fun as Payton does. Although, if I found myself a Tate
there, I might change my opinion!
Wilder, and Jillian Dodd have been a large influence on me and I’m forever
grateful. I decided to write Sinfully on Black Friday in November 2013, on a
whim. I thought I’d get bored after a few pages but was captivated by the
characters and it developed into something I am truly proud of. Sinfully will
be the first of three in its series, but they will be able to be read
separately if desired.
strong but with a little imperfection or tragedy in their past (Remy, Kellan,
Q, Twitch are just a few of my favorites). I LOVE talking to my readers so feel
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