John Murphy is tormented by nightmares. A bestselling young-adult author, he writes the ultimate fantasy: stories where good always triumphs. He knows better. His past has shown him the worst in people—and in himself. When he moves next door to the sexy, vibrant Livvy—a woman completely unlike his usual one-night stands—he's driven to explore every curve of her delicious body. Pastry chef Livvy knows that giving in to the temptation that is John Murphy won't lead to anything permanent, but she deserves a passionate summer fling. John discovers she's as sweet as the confections she bakes while Livvy slowly unravels his secrets. But what will happen when she uncovers them all?
I won a copy of Sweet as Sin from Maldivian book reviewer, I’ve wanted to read Sweet as Sin for quite a while as Julie from Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks recommend it but I was never sure whether or not it would work for me but I really did enjoy it. I liked the romance between Murphy and Livvy it was extremely sweet and sexy and felt very real. The characters were really brought to life and you couldn’t help but get absorbed into the story. What I personally really loved about Sweet as Sin was the story that Murphy’s was writing during Sweet as Sin and we got snippets of during the overall storyline. It was so cute and interesting that I couldn’t help but enjoy it and wish it was a real story to actually read. However, much I liked parts of Sweet as Sin there were other parts I didn’t like, although they didn’t over rule what I liked, they just sat in the background. I found Sweet as Sin to be quite a sad contemporary romance overall and wished there hadn’t been as much angst or hard feelings between Murphy and Livvy at times because I didn’t enjoy the way it was done I understood how it was done because it’s what worked plot wise for Murphy to push Livvy away from him he had to be cruel but it just didn’t work for me and I couldn’t accept the characters after this because there was no real confrontation about the whole ordeal just lots of acceptance, understand and forgiveness which did work because it’s what Murphy needed and Livvy was able to give it to him but as a reader I didn’t feel the closer but I’m happy that they got their happily ever after and Murphy got to finish his story.