Review: Sweetest Taboo (S.I.N. #3) by J Kenner


Title: Sweetest Taboo
Author: J Kenner
Publisher/Year:  Random House 10/4/16
Length:   240 Pages
Series:  S.I.N. #3


In this irresistible Stark International Novel, J. Kenner ups the ante on Dirtiest Secret and Hottest Mess, proving once again with the S.I.N. series that she “may very well have cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them” (RT Book Reviews).

All eyes are on us . . . and there’s nowhere to run.
Everyone has their own ideas about Dallas Sykes: He’s a reckless billionaire, a devilish playboy, a man who gets whatever he wants the minute he wants it. But I know the real Dallas behind the money, bravado, and power—and he’s completely, blissfully mine.

We carefully guarded our secrets, and in each other’s arms we sought refuge from our dark past. Our pain became our pleasure, our control within the chaos. But we could only hide from the truth for so long.

Now we’ve let loose our inhibitions and are ready to face the future. And no matter what people think or say, coming clean is its own sweet reward.

My Thoughts

Well, we know that Dallas and Jane are out in the open now with their relationship, their parents don’t understand and have cut them off, they have become fuel to the media so that everyone’s interested in passing judgement and well, Jane’s found herself abducted AGAIN after a fight with Dallas.  That’s where we’ve found ourselves at the beginning of this book.  classic great J Kenner – ending on a note in book 2 that you’re so anxious and picking up right in the throes of it.

As expected, we know that there’s so much turmoil going on in this final installment.  There’s the lingering question around their kidnapping when they were kids, and while they are certain now that Colin was involved, they still don’t know who the ‘Woman’ is/was and well, we can assume that she’s not letting up any time soon in her torment.  And that’s exactly what we see here.

The Woman not only has kidnapped Jane, but she’s making threats to Dallas in terms of what she’s going to release to the public and then actually does it.  After Jane’s found (because of course we know that Dallas will always find her), they leave for LA to try to get away.  All the while, leaving Deliverance to try to get information out of Colin and to also to get information from him on who the Woman is.

Things start to settle down, and we see what J Kenner does best in their steamy scenes together.  There’s such passion and emotion between these two as it’s a romance that started over 17 years ago and it’s sweet.  You get lulled into a sense of security seeing how well they blend that when the Woman pops up again you get so angry.

Mind you – i figured out who she was very early on, and i’m sure that a lot of you did too – but it was nice to see how the story laid it all out – and how we got to the conclusion of who she was.  Of course, there was more abduction and death happening, and of course some horrible stuff that keeps you on the edge of your seat.  People who shouldn’t have been harmed are hurt, and there’s the lingering question at the end of who will survive.  So, all in all, a nicely rounded trilogy that gives us the full story of Dallas. I’m both really pleased and really sad that it’s over since i kind of like the dirty naughty boy that he is.  Oh well.  Have a great day all!

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