July 8, 2016

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Dirty Sexy Saint (Dirty Sexy #1)

Dirty Sexy Saint (Dirty Sexy #1), by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Publish Date:
January 19, 2016
Publisher: self-published
Format: audiobook, purchased
Genre: adult contemporary romance
To Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Rating: 4 STARS

(Synopsis) New York Times bestselling authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde bring you a dirty, sexy, smoking hot SERIES featuring three bad boy brothers bonded by shocking secrets and their damaged past. Sinful, addicting, and unapologetically alpha, these men are every woman’s erotic daydream ... And your ultimate dirty fantasy. 

Are you ready to get Dirty Sexy with a Saint?

Clay Kincaid knows he's more a sinner than a saint. Especially when it comes to women. With a rough and damaged past that has left him jaded, he doesn't do committed relationships. But he does like sex—the hotter and harder, the better. He likes it fast and filthy, which is why he refuses to even touch someone as sweet and guileless as Samantha Jamieson. Until he discovers that she likes it just as down and dirty as he does. Let the sinning begin . . .

Dirty Sexy Saint is my kind of book. It's exactly what I was looking for when I went searching for a new audiobook - it was a super quick read/listen because the story grabbed me from the very beginning. The emotionally unavailable bad boy paired with the good little rich girl is a ship that is always one of my favorites. And it was crazy hot and sexy, as one would expect from Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. 

Clay "Saint" Kincaid has lived his whole life shouldering the "bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks" image just because his childhood was less than happy. Now, he's older and owns his own bar and has a propensity for helping people in need - hence, the nickname. And, after Samantha Jamieson shows up in Kincaid's after getting cut off completely from her filthy rich family, she's definitely one of those people in need. 

I loved Clay's conflicted persona. He's drawn to Samantha in a big way. But he doesn't WANT to be drawn to her. He fancies himself a dark individual with certain sexual proclivities that someone sweet and unsoiled like Samantha doesn't deserve to be touched by. 

How many times have we seen this? A dark and dirty man thinks certain types of girls either can't handle them or would be horrified by them if they saw their true colors. Why, oh why don't these men stop trying to be "good guys" and just go with it? Because, they might find out that their extra randy side is just what the girl they've set their sights on really needs. 

Clay's kinks aren't the only thing standing in the way of him allowing himself to think that he's worthy of Samantha. His rough and sketchy past might be the biggest hurdle he needs to overcome, and it won't be easy to combat those demons fast enough to prevent Samantha from moving on to live the free and independent life she so desperately craves. 

I love Sophie Eastlake's narration. She does a lot of Carly Phillips' books, and she's really fantastic. For me, the real test of an audiobook narrator is how they do the voices of the opposite sex. Do they sound real, or do they sound like a bad impersonation. Sophie Eastlake's male voices are so well done. Her interpretation of Clay and his two brothers was believable, and it kept me involved and engrossed in the story. I've already added the other books in this series to my Audible wishlist. I'm especially looking forward to Clay's brothers' HEAs.  

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