Dirty Sexy Saint by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde is a short and sexy read. A bit of filthy steamy fluff that was needed after reading all the literary fiction I’ve been consuming lately. Clay is more of a sinner than a saint. Given his rough background he isn’t looking for a relationship but is unable to resist Samantha when she walks into his bar. These two have instantaneous sparks flying between them. Clay does his best to fight it, but Samantha is determined to seduce him.
What didn’t work for me:
Samantha Jamieson is your typical little rich girl. She enjoys all the perks of her high society life until her father expects her to agree to an arranged marriage. She runs away from home, gets drunk, and vomits all over a hot stranger. Then when she finds out that Daddy cut her off and she is broke with no where to go, she asks said stranger for a job and a place to stay. Ugh, I did not like this character at all. Her damsel in distress beginning was a complete turn off and she never really redeems herself. I’m not quite sure what Clay finds so attractive about her other than her body.
I found the pacing of the story pretty even up until the end. The ending felt rushed to me, and a little to neat. I get it is the first book in the series but I would have liked a better planned ending to this installment.
What I liked:
I love the family dynamic between the Kincaid brothers. Clay is the responsible older brother. Mason is the bad boy misunderstood middle brother. Then there is Levi the straight-laced cop and baby of the family. Out of the three I think I’m going to like Mason the most. Not because he’s the bad boy, but because he is the hilarious one. He is constantly pushing everyone’s buttons and I love it. I can’t wait to read his book.
I also really enjoyed Katrina’s character. She is Mason’s best friend. I love that she doesn’t put up with his antics and calls him out on his man-whoring ways. She’s funny, loyal, and has this inner strength that tells me that there is a back story there I need to read about.
Overall this was an enjoyable read, even though I wasn’t a fan of the female MC. I actually was more interested in the side characters. There is a lot of sex in this book, which makes sense given that this is an erotic romance. However, I felt that sometimes all the sex scenes overpowered the overall plot. I would have like to see more thought put into the ending and I wish Clay had been paired with a different woman. He has a hero complex though so maybe it makes sense. I don’t know. It was a fun book for what it was and a good start to the series. I can’t wait to read book two since it will be Mason and Katrina’s story.