Review: Sweet Liar by Laurelin Paige (Dirty Sweet #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Candi Kane PR.

Bestselling author Laurelin Paige takes readers back to her deliciously decadent universe of all things Dirty, with the first in her new Dirty Sweet duet. His business partners at Reach, Inc. may be foolishly falling in love with the women in their lives, but Dylan Locke has no intention of following suit. The forty-two-year-old Brit’s top priorities are his business ventures and his thirteen-year-old son, Aaron. He may have believed in love and romance once upon a time, but fairy tale endings are fiction for a reason. He’s more than happy to engage in meaningless sex with the woman of his choosing, but Audrey Lind would definitely NOT be a good choice. Not only is Audrey nearly twenty years younger than Dylan, but she also happens to be the younger sister of one of Reach, Inc.’s prized employees. But Audrey’s homed in on the older man, and she has no qualms going after what—or who—she wants. How long will Dylan be able to resist Audrey’s wiles?

Admittedly, this story surprised me by being far sweeter than I was expecting it to be. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t any steamy shenanigans between Dylan and Audrey; it’s just that those moments are fewer than those you’d find in Laurelin Paige’s other books. I loved the connection that these two had and I appreciated that this had a lighter feel compared to the two other series and one novella in the author’s Dirty universe. The playful quality of Dylan and Audrey’s non-relationship belies just how much chemistry is swirling between them. I’m curious to see if the second book will have a more serious feel and what role, if any, Dylan’s ex-wife will play in his romance with Audrey. I’m also hoping there’ll be more of Dylan’s interactions with his son because his being a father does distinguish him even more from the other men in this book universe. With a 4.5-starred beginning in Sweet Liar, I look forward to reading Sweet Fate soon! ♥

Date Read: 28 February 2019

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