Title: Sin for Me
Author: Lisa Marie Perry
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Date of publication: February 21st 2017
Number of pages: Unknown
POV: 3rd person with 1st person in the beginning
Series: Devil’s Music
Sin for Me – Book 1
Burn with Me – Book 2 (expected date of publication October 10th 2017)
Read out-of-order from series: Yes, first book in series
Fans of Empire will love Lisa Marie Perry’s stylish, addictive novels of passion, drama, and seduction. The high-powered men and women behind Devil’s Music have made their fortunes building the hottest label in hip hop, but it’s the action behind the scenes that’s seriously steamy.
For Dante Bishop, music died the night he found his father’s body next to a syringe of lithium. Ditching Atlanta, Dante jumped on his Harley and left the family business to his sister. She became the heart and soul of Devil’s Music—until the board, including Dante’s ex, masterminded a takeover. Years later, Dante’s doing something he never thought he’d do: returning to Georgia to put his songwriting skills to good use. Reuniting with Chelsea Coin only sweetens the deal.
As the perfectionist COO of Devil’s Music, Chelsea doesn’t dwell on the past. If she did, she’d never forgive herself for betraying the Bishops in a corporate power grab. Now Chelsea needs help to save the company, and Dante’s a nonnegotiable part of the arrangement. Still brooding and hot as hell, Dante wastes no time stirring up unfinished business—and carnal memories Chelsea would rather keep buried. She’s come too far to risk everything on a man. But for desire this intense, she might just enjoy the sexiest mistake of her life.
I don’t even know where to begin with this book….it is that good.
I know that the blurb compares this book to Empire (which I haven’t watched yet) but I think that it would be more fitting to compare it to maybe The Bold and The Beautiful. Or Days of Our Lives. Because it read just like a soap opera. And I LOVED it.
I am going to probably be hated for saying this but I actually like Delilah Bishop. She was brutally honest and would do anything to save Devil’s Music because it was in her blood. Also, I don’t blame her for flipping out when she found out that Emma, Joshua and Chelsea has conspired to take Devil’s Music from her. I would have too. But she did go a tad nuts when she found out. I mean, setting the boardroom on fire and bringing a gun to Emma and Joshua’s 1st anniversary celebration….kinda nuts.
The one person I couldn’t stand was Joshua. Talk about a manwhore with secrets. He bangs Delilah, bareback, and then he allows her to give him a handjob when they were begging her to help them to keep Devil’s Music from going under. He has no shame in allowing Chelsea see him get a handjob from Delilah and a blow job from Emma. Plus, he had sex with Lex, bareback. Which made me question if he had a death wish and wonder if he hadn’t heard of STD’s…..lol. Besides the sex stuff, he just came across as a jerk. Saying that, though, he did have a soft spot for Chelsea and, like Emma, was very concerned about her mental well-being.
Emma ranked right above Joshua. Something just didn’t seem right with her. What sane woman would be alright with her husband thinking and making decisions (or so it seemed to me) with his dick? Unless she had an ulterior motive going on. But, that aside, she seemed to be a very good friend to Chelsea and was very concerned about her mental well-being.
Chelsea was a hot mess. She was in love with Dante Bishop, Delilah’s brother, and he broke up with her….while having sex. In her words, he broke her. So, she now uses sex as a way to release tension…instead of self harming…which she used to do. She used to heat up hair pins and stick them in herself. If she can’t get sex, she snaps a rubber band to keep those impulses away. Which she is doing more and more in the last 3 years.
A lawsuit filed by one of their current artist, for 95 million dollars to release her from her contract so she can defect to another label, is causing Devil’s Music to start to go under. Emma, Joshua and Chelsea have come to the conclusion that they need to call Delilah Bishop in to save Devil’s Music.
Which she agrees to do but for a price. As part of her stipulation, Delilah gives them the name of a woman in Louisiana who could potentially be their next big star. She also tells them that her brother, Dante, needs to be brought on as a songwriter and she wants her share in the company back. Which they agree too. Chelsea gets to handle Dante.
The sex between Dante and Chelsea was fantastic. They started off like the seven years hadn’t happen. Of course, Chelsea kinda urged things on with being in the back of Dante’s limo with only her bra and shoes on. And the sex just got better from that day forward.
I also like that while they were falling back in love with each other, nothing was said until almost the end of the book.
The plot of the book was great. You never knew what was going to happen next and that definitely worked. People were not as they seemed and the author did a fantastic job at keeping you guessing at certain events.
The end of the book blew my mind. Not only because NOTHING was resolved but because new intrigue was added. The cliffhanger at the end of the book made me want to scream. This is one case where I say that the dreaded cliffhanger did work….because I don’t think I can wait until October to get the next book.
How many stars will I give Sin for Me: 5
Why: Good Lord, I don’t know where to begin. Lets just say that the sex is hot but the plot line and the intrigue was even hotter.
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes
Age range: Adult
Why: Explicit sex, language and violence
**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**