Saturday, February 24, 2018

Review: Sex God by Katie McCoy

Title: Sex God
Author: Katie McCoy
Genre/Age: Romance/Adult
Series: All-Stars (Book Four)
Publisher: Katie McCoy Books
Format: ebook via Author
Rating: ✺✺✺
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SynopsisAustin James: Rock star. Sex god. And my brother’s best friend. 

He was always my #1 crush - and off-limits - until a college hook-up showed me he was every bit the playboy his reputation promised. Now, he’s back after a mysterious break from the spotlight, offering an exclusive profile that could make any journalist’s career. 

And he picks me. 

Two weeks to land the scoop of a lifetime? I’m not about to let a little unresolved sexual tension stand between me and my big break. OK, a *lot* of sexual tension. Austin knows just how to push my buttons, and despite everything, the chemistry is too hot to ignore. My reporter instincts tell me he’s hiding something… but when he puts that rockstar mouth to work, I forget everything. Except how to kiss him again. 

Can I figure out Austin’s secrets - before they break my heart? And will this off-limits romance find a way to become something real? 

Find out in another hot romance from Katie McCoy! 

All-Stars Series: 
1. Royal Player 
2. Hot Bachelor 
3. Heartthrob 
4. Sex God 

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

Not my favorite of the series, but still a solid read.

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Mia has been tasked with interviewing a rock star who is embarking on his first solo album after his band split up. The kicker? She's well-acquainted with the guy because he's her brother's best friend. And she might have fancied herself in love with him at some point. Oh, and there was that one steamy kiss which led to her swearing off jerks like him all together. So really, this interview may not be a good idea after all...

This book is a little hard to rate for me. It had some good points and some bad ones. I liked Austin's character in general, but I was confused by some of his behavior. He specifically requested Mia to interview him and the does everything he can to ruin the interview. That isn't the only thing I wasn't sure about but all I can say without spoiling something for others. I just found his actions odd at times.

I think it would have been better to get more chapters from Austin's point-of-view. It might have helped me to understand why he thought it was a good idea to ditch Mia at the bar, for example. And despite other readers having a problem with his bathroom tryst in the beginning, I did think it was shocking but not enough to stop reading. Let's be realistic here. He was bound to have a sex life before running into Mia. He was a rock star, for Pete's sake.

In addition to the rock star romance theme, there is also a forbidden love element too. Mia is the sister of Austin's BFF. I love the forbidden love trope and I think it was nicely done here. I actually thought Mia's response to the whole 'I-can't-break-the-bro-code' excuse was pretty great too. I can appreciate a woman who goes after what she wants and doesn't let anyone jerk her around. She was a good match for Austin's broody personality.

In closing...
I hope there's more to come in this series. Four suns!