Locked in with the town bad boy . . .
Most women would be scared, but Gabriella’s only worried about resisting Cruz Walsh, who’s even hotter than he was back in high school. Cruz was wrongly accused of the high-profile crime for which he was imprisoned; Gabriella’s desperate for the scoop that will get her career off the ground and get her out of Sweet Hill, where everyone still remembers her as “Flabby Gabby.” Being stuck in a supply closet with Cruz is the perfect opportunity to land an interview. What Bri doesn’t count on is Cruz taking “up-close and personal” to a whole new level.
If there’s a silver lining to the hell Cruz went through, it’s that losing his freedom put everything in perspective. Maybe starting over someplace new would be easier, but after years locked up, Cruz values his family—and his true friends—more than ever. So he’s back home, facing the gossip, dodging reporters . . . and face-to-face with Gabriella Rossi. They’ve both changed: Bri wants a story and Cruz just wants her. Another thing he’s learned? Don’t let a good thing slip away.
If you had asked me yesterday who was my favorite convict from Sophie Jordan’s Devil Rock series, i would have said Reid Allister, but he just got replaced by Cruz Walsh 😍 This book was everything I expected from a Sophie Jordan novel and left me wanting to reread the others in the series.
Gabriella Rossi is a thirty-year-old news reporter who is currently back in her home town taking care of her grandmother. She hates being back in Sweet Hill. All it does is remind her of her failures, and bring up the horrible memories of being called “fatty Gabby”. When she finds herself back in her old high school halls she isn’t prepared to encounter the mean girls or bump into her teenage crush Cruz Walsh, the man wrongly accused of killing her cousin.
Cruz Walsh spent the last 7 years off his life in person for a crime he didn’t commit. When he is found innocent and released he goes back home to Sweet Hill. He has a home and opens a gym to help keep kids like he was stay out of trouble. He was content with the way things were even though people still looked at him like a murderer. Then he finds himself locked in a closet with his teenage crush Gabriella and his world gets interesting.
Gabriella is self conscious of her plus size body but Cruz makes her feel beautiful and desirable. Cruz has been dreaming of her curves for so long he can’t wait to lose himself in her. What started as the idea of a fling quickly becomes something more.
The sexual tension and connection between Gabriella and Cruz is intense. Even though the two don’t actual have intercourse till almost the end of the book, things get hot and heavy on more than one occasion. Damn, Cruz can talk dirty to me anytime 😘
Beautiful Sinner by Sophie Jordan was a fantastic convict romance novel. If you like a curvy leading lady and a dirty talking male, this one is for you !
“But with Cruz hovering at her back, his warm breath on her neck…she felt desired, wanted in a way she had never felt before.”
“So you have to realize that I’m going to ruin you for any other man. When we f*ck, Rossi, it’s going to feel like the thing you need most in your life. Forget food or water. Me. Between your legs. You’re going to need it like air to survive. It will never be as good with anyone else.”