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Review: Sugar and Sin by Stella and Audra Price.

Posted May 29, 2007 by Rowena in Reviews | 17 Comments

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Rowena’s review of Sugar and Sin (Eververse #1) by Stella and Audra Price.

What would you give for a second chance? Astrid, a witch, has often wondered what would happen if her lover, Fallon, a teleport demon, came back to her. After a year apart it seems fate will being them together once more, and their relationship is going to be tested with a new threat to their lives and the lives of their friends. A reckoning is coming, and its time to choose sides. When the exiled demon prince Cassiel gives Astrid an offer she can’t refuse, will her relationship with Fallon pay the price?

I got this book a few weeks ago and was really stoked to start it because it seemed different from anything I’ve ever read and I thought I’d enjoy a sort of change of pace I guess you can say.

Sugar and Sin is the first book in the Eververse series by Stella and Audra Price. Now these books aren’t your normal good and honorable hero who has an upstanding job and code of honor that he lives by, these heroes are more dark and a tad bit eviler (yeah I made that up so what) …LOL. These are the guys that have that dark lifestyle that your normal hero in romance novels wouldn’t get involved in. The shady guys, you know the hired assassins, the thieves and thugs and all that good stuff. I was all about this because you know, everyone needs love in their lives? I thought it was an interesting twist on things. Then I started the story and was a bit confused in the beginning as to who the main characters were, what the storyline was and so forth but I kept on pressin’ on and I guess you can say that this book just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Holly had to keep reminding me that this story is an erotica and not strictly romance so it makes sense that there’s a lot of sex going on in these stories. Because, seriously…there’s a lot of sex going on in this book. Not that I don’t love me a good love scene, even if it’s on the raunchy side, I mean seriously the more the better, but I need deeper or more concise storylines to go along with the racy sex scenes and I didn’t feel that I really got that in this story.

So we’ve got Fallon, who is the hero of this book. And Fallon, Fallon, Fallon….he was a character alright, a hero that I just didn’t get. He found his way onto my hit list when Astrid (the heroine) tells him that in the year or so that they’ve been seperated she hasn’t slept with anyone and that she was in love with him, she tells Fallon that she loves him and that it’s always been about him for her, this of course makes Fallon feel bad because though she’s been faithful to him (even though she didn’t really have to) he hasn’t been faithful to her and he kind of feels bad because it’s been the same for him with her, you know the whole, there’s never been another woman like Astrid for him in the year or so he’s banging his way around the world. And when Astrid tells him that she loves him, he says the words back to her. And he really means it, now Astrid (like me) didn’t believe him and told him that he didn’t have to say the words to her just because she said them to him and he assures her that he really does love her.

So happy happy joy joy?

Not really, because after their conversation about how much they love each other and all that goodness, Feyd (Fallon’s best friend and partner in crime) and Fallon walk into the club and already Fallon’s looking for his next booty call. Yep, I guess Fallon doesn’t really feel the need to be faithful to the one that he loves.

If that’s what rocks your socks, I guess but I didn’t get it and I didn’t like it and Fallon stayed on my hit list because of it…I mean, after everything, I’m okay with Fallon now but I’m still not a big Fallon fan but it’s all good in the hood.

There were other things in the book that I didn’t quite care for, like I found the dialogue to be a bit cheesy mostly and I thought Fallon and Feyd were immature in the pranks that they pulled on George and yeah I hated him too but the constant things they did to make George mad didn’t make me laugh or make me think, oh gosh these guys are so cool, it made me think, oh goodness, let’s grow up guys…you know that kind of stuff.

Then there was the onslaught of character introductions, there were so many and it took me awhile to get each character and what they were, what their powers were all straight in my head and Stella and Audra sure did make me work to understand their world, for me it just wasn’t easy to follow but it seems like a cool little world they’ve got going on here….though the overall story didn’t really grab me like other books have, I’m not going to give up on this series or these authors, I’ve got other books by them that I’ll try out and see if I like them better.

So yeah, this one just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Grade: 2 out of 5

This book is available from Tease Publishing.