SINFUL DESIRE by Lauren Blakely: Review

Posted September 24, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments

SINFUL DESIRE by Lauren Blakely: ReviewSinful Desire by Lauren Blakely
Series: Sinful Nights #2
Published by Lauren Blakely Books
Publication Date: September 22nd 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 310
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Buy Online: Amazon  B&N  Kobo

Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

He gave her the most mind-blowing night of pleasure ever. He made her want to get down on her knees. He dominated her in ways she’d only dreamed of. And she didn’t even know his name…


 It’s what Ryan Sloan values most. Control of his business, control of his secrets, control of his days and nights. With the way his life spiraled in the past, he needs to stay in charge of his present. 

Giving up control.

 It’s what Sophie Winston craves. After a wildly successful career, she’s stepped away from the business world and is now focused on her work as her city’s most noted philanthropist.

 When she meets Ryan Sloan, the chemistry is scorching, and utterly undeniable. Their desire for each other runs red hot. He wants everything she’s willing to give him in bed, and she wants him to take her to new heights as only he can.

 Soon, he has to have more. All of her — heart, mind and body.

 The only trouble is, he hasn’t been honest about how he met her and the dangerous connection he has to her brother.

 When the truth is revealed, he’ll have to give more of himself than he’s bargained for or risk losing the only woman he’s ever let into his heart.



The only way Ryan Sloan can keep his life in order is to exercise rigid control. In his business, in his relationships, over his emotions and even of his secrets. It’s the only way he knows how to, to avoid his life spinning out of order like it did in the past. Unfortunately, the past won’t stay buried and the reopening of his father’s murder investigation threatens everything he’s built so far. Until he sets eyes on the most gorgeous woman he’s ever seen and now he’s facing a threat of a different kind.

Sophie Winston became financially successful at a very young age and has dedicated her life to philanthropic endeavors since selling her company. However, success has eluded her in one place: the bedroom. Sophie is a smart, hardworking and take charge kind of woman but she would love to give up all of that control behind closed doors. Unfortunately, finding someone to give up that control to hasn’t been easy. Until she sets eyes on the man in the green tie. And what was meant to be a few nights of pleasure grows into something more.

I enjoyed SINFUL DESIRE so much because this is what romance is about – meeting that one person that satisfies your every need. For Ryan, it’s the need to dominate and for Sophie, the need to be dominated. And they fit together so perfectly, like two halves of a whole. But beyond the physical, Sophie with her beautiful face, gorgeous body and smart brain is changing Ryan on the inside. Ryan is letting down the walls he’s kept up for so long and remembering how wonderful his childhood was before it all went bad. And his story is enough to make you hurt: for the thirteen year old boy forced to carry secrets that were not his to bear and the damage that forced silence has done to him even as a grown man; for the boy and man who loved his mother so much that he believed in her professed innocence, only to discover that it was all lies.

Everything is not fun and games however, because Ryan’s inability to share his past with Sophie has the potential to destroy what’s growing between them and when Sophie discovers Ryan’s dark secrets, will she be willing to stick with him? Sophie is a math geek and she trusts numbers because they always add up correctly, so having to go on faith is very terrifying for her.

I love Sophie. With her retro sense of style and her bubbly and flirtatious personality, she’s exactly what Ryan needs and it doesn’t hurt that they have an electrifying chemistry. I love that in spite of her success, she enjoys just being with Ryan and she’s happy to take care of Ryan in the simplest but endearing ways.

Ryan is quite dreamy. Wickedly charming, confident, gorgeous and successful, he really is the whole package and I love that he was not threatened by Sophie’s success. 

I can’t not say this: SINFUL DESIRE is hot and I love Ryan and Sophie’s story because what starts out as an exploration of their mutual carnal desires becomes a forever love story.



About Lauren Blakely

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Caught Up in Love, Seductive Nights, No Regrets and Fighting Fire. She recently released Forbidden Nights, a standalone novel in her New York Times Bestselling Seductive Nights series that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her next book is 21 Stolen Kisses, a new adult romance filled with angst and romantic tension, releasing in May. This summer she'll release Consumed by You, her next title in her NYT Bestselling Fighting Fire series about sexy firemen and the women they love, and Sweet Sinful Nights, the first book in her new series Sinful Nights. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).

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