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Second chances burn hotter The assignment should be a fashion stylist’s dream. Dane Scotland—brilliant programmer, millionaire, partner in my brother’s company—is going to a big-money meeting, and he needs to look the part. The problem? Dane doesn’t want a makeover. He’s grumpy and reclusive, and his wardrobe consists of two pairs of old jeans. He doesn’t want me Second chances burn hotter The assignment should be a fashion stylist’s dream. Dane Scotland—brilliant programmer, millionaire, partner in my brother’s company—is going to a big-money meeting, and he needs to look the part. The problem? Dane doesn’t want a makeover. He’s grumpy and reclusive, and his wardrobe consists of two pairs of old jeans. He doesn’t want me anywhere near him. Did I mention that he’s my brother’s best friend? And that no one knows exactly what Dane and I got up to ten years ago? The nerd I knew is gone—Dane ditched his glasses and bulked up. Now he’s six-foot-plus of hot genius, but I can be professional. I can definitely keep my hands off him. Again. But when he looks at me like he used to, like no one else ever has, the only thing I want is to lose control. Dane and I gave each other our first taste of heartbreak. Are we destined for another round?


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Second chances burn hotter The assignment should be a fashion stylist’s dream. Dane Scotland—brilliant programmer, millionaire, partner in my brother’s company—is going to a big-money meeting, and he needs to look the part. The problem? Dane doesn’t want a makeover. He’s grumpy and reclusive, and his wardrobe consists of two pairs of old jeans. He doesn’t want me Second chances burn hotter The assignment should be a fashion stylist’s dream. Dane Scotland—brilliant programmer, millionaire, partner in my brother’s company—is going to a big-money meeting, and he needs to look the part. The problem? Dane doesn’t want a makeover. He’s grumpy and reclusive, and his wardrobe consists of two pairs of old jeans. He doesn’t want me anywhere near him. Did I mention that he’s my brother’s best friend? And that no one knows exactly what Dane and I got up to ten years ago? The nerd I knew is gone—Dane ditched his glasses and bulked up. Now he’s six-foot-plus of hot genius, but I can be professional. I can definitely keep my hands off him. Again. But when he looks at me like he used to, like no one else ever has, the only thing I want is to lose control. Dane and I gave each other our first taste of heartbreak. Are we destined for another round?

30 review for Sexy as Sin

  1. 4 out of 5

    Isabella.R

    5 Be Kind to Yourself Stars Fashion Stylist and Blogger Ava Winters certainly looks the part in her designer gear and so-called glamorous profession and lifestyle. But only those who truly care see the slight cracks she goes to great lengths to hide. “No one looking at me would guess that I slept on a futon at age thirty and that my bank account was so empty I had to use a spatula when I needed money.” Ava would rather eat Ramen Noodles her entire life before admitting to her rich brother that the 5 Be Kind to Yourself Stars ⭐ Fashion Stylist and Blogger Ava Winters certainly looks the part in her designer gear and so-called glamorous profession and lifestyle.  But only those who truly care see the slight cracks she goes to great lengths to hide. “No one looking at me would guess that I slept on a futon at age thirty and that my bank account was so empty I had to use a spatula when I needed money.” Ava would rather eat Ramen Noodles her entire life before admitting to her rich brother that the work is drying up, and her persona is merely a cover for her flaws and insecurities.  Yet when her brother presents her with a job opportunity too lucrative to turn down, it brings her back to the one man she never got over, Dane Scotland. Dane Scotland, computer geek turned business mogul never held his breath for the day Ava would appear on his doorstep.  But the time is now. Whether she’s here to provide him with a makeover is irrelevant because this second chance isn’t worth squandering.  The geek may be gone and replaced with a mega successful mountain man, and the sweet girl now a beauty queen, it doesn’t change the fact they’ve always been in sync with the real version of themselves.   They have shared a past both poignant and tragic, however these two were never meant to be apart.  Having grown up together as teenagers, the passion once shared has always been a secret. From humble beginnings, a relationship born from necessity, friendship and then love, fell apart in an instance.  But merely spending time together rekindles their raw emotions and old feelings. “You know what I want,” he said roughly, his voice low.  “You, in a bed. All mine. No one around and no time limits. So I can do anything to you I want, for as long as I want.”  He let go of me, slid back, his heat leaving me.  “Nothing else will ever fucking do.” It wasn’t difficult to love this book.  I make no secret that I am a huge Julie Kriss fan and Sexy as Sin was everything I eagerly await when she releases a new book.  Yes, there is always a conflict between the love protagonists but there’s none of the melodrama and mind games. Just two people with differences that can admit their faults and work towards a resolution.  Dane and Ava had a past that irrevocably changed them and just needed time to grow and evolve. So damn romantic and sexy!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Isha Coleman

    Heat and heart go hand in hand, each time Julie Kriss is pulling the strings. Sexy as Sin is for every heart that has lived with regret and hoped for a second chance. Dane is the endearingly, geeky smart ***. Ava is the brutally honest, bane of his existence that never quite gave back the key to his heart. Kriss proves she has what it takes to not only break a heart, but piece them back together long after the damage has been done.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ga Books LoverX

    Julie Kriss, girl this series is freaking AMAZING! After reading Filthy Rich we are introduced to a group of 4 extremely close men that grew up together and now are co-owners of a huge venture capital group. That is where we get our first glimpse of Dane and Ava and I KNEW that this book was going to be good, I was not expecting a rock my socks off epic love story though. To me, it absolutely was that. Dane is one of the 4 and Ava is the little sister of another owner and they grew up together Julie Kriss, girl this series is freaking AMAZING! After reading Filthy Rich we are introduced to a group of 4 extremely close men that grew up together and now are co-owners of a huge venture capital group. That is where we get our first glimpse of Dane and Ava and I KNEW that this book was going to be good, I was not expecting a rock my socks off epic love story though. To me, it absolutely was that. Dane is one of the 4 and Ava is the little sister of another owner and they grew up together and have a REALLY complicated history. FF years later and Dane needs a makeover and that happens to be Ava's profession and so her brother hires her to fly out to Chicago to assist in this, now she has to see the man she hasn't seen in years and he has changed, but his heart is still the same. So what in the world is going to happen?!?! Y'all seriously, I loved Sexy as Sin. I am always a little worried when I hype up a book before reading it because even if they are good, it is still not as good as I built it up. NOT the case here. Dane is literally the perfect man, welcome new book boyfriend!! He might be gruff, but his heart is AMAZING and he is a gentleman, but not TOO much of one if you catch my drift ;). Ava is lost, she knows she loves fashion but she is a hot mess and not expecting the world's most perfect guy to drop in her lap- again. These two don't work on paper, but that is the funny thing about love and lust, that doesn't matter at all. I thought the story moved extremely fluidly at a nice pace and I am happy with how things unfolded and the situations that came up. All in all, if you want a sexy and caring second chance brother's best friend romance, Sexy as Sin is a MUST read. I recommend reading Filthy Rich first, but it is not required in the least, but will help you know the main and secondary characters a bit more and is a fab read as well! 5 outta 5 stars from this girl! PS: A HUGE thank you to Julie Kriss and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for allowing me an advanced copy of the book to read and review honestly.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Louise O

    Clear your day because once you start reading Sexy as Sin you will not want to put it down, Adulting thrown out the window and no dinner or supervision for the kids in sight! Sexy as Sin is the 2nd book in the Filthy Rich series and while it can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading book 1, Filthy Rich. Ava was summoned to her brother’s office to ‘clean up Dane’; so off she went and she didn’t expect was to see how much he had changed over the years. Dane is a nerd; he feels at Clear your day because once you start reading Sexy as Sin you will not want to put it down, Adulting thrown out the window and no dinner or supervision for the kids in sight! Sexy as Sin is the 2nd book in the Filthy Rich series and while it can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading book 1, Filthy Rich. Ava was summoned to her brother’s office to ‘clean up Dane’; so off she went and she didn’t expect was to see how much he had changed over the years. Dane is a nerd; he feels at home when he is coding; but when Ava knocks on his door after almost a decade he is left wondering if he is really happy with his life. Rehashing their past is sometimes not the greatest idea, especially when both their wounds still feel so fresh. Making the right choice this time is the only answer. I personally loved this book, I picked it up and next minute (or hours) it was dark and the kids were asking ‘what’s for dinner?’. Dane and Ava have amazing chemistry and their past makes them so much stronger. I cannot wait for the Noah and Emma’s story, Dirty Talk. **Reviewed for Amity Book Reviews** Star Ratings; Plot: 5/5 Characters: 5/5 Heat: 5/5 Writing Style: 5/5 Overall: 5/5

  5. 4 out of 5

    Christine (Shh Moms Reading)

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  6. 4 out of 5

    Kristiej

    As soon as I read the first page of this book yesterday I knew it was a bad idea. It was my day off and I had so much running around to do. But nooo. I had to start reading this book and that took care of any running around I had to do. For the vast majority of Ms. Kriss’s books they fall into one of 2 categories; Love it or REALLY LOVE IT. This book turned out to be the second choice. And what made me REALLY LOVE IT is the hero Dane Scotland. Oh my. I wish sometimes heroes in books were real As soon as I read the first page of this book yesterday I knew it was a bad idea. It was my day off and I had so much running around to do. But nooo. I had to start reading this book and that took care of any running around I had to do. For the vast majority of Ms. Kriss’s books they fall into one of 2 categories; Love it or REALLY LOVE IT. This book turned out to be the second choice. And what made me REALLY LOVE IT is the hero Dane Scotland. Oh my. I wish sometimes heroes in books were real people and I was 35 years younger. This is the second book in a series about four friends who grew up together in Chicago, joined forces and formed a very successful venture capital company with four branches around the country. The first book Filthy Rich, starred Adrian who is set up in New York and Sexy as Sin focuses on partner Dane. Dane is a computer geek, but a very sexy one who doesn’t realize he’s sexy. There’s a very good chance the company can land a big account but they want to deal with Dane and Dane has no style whatsoever – and he doesn’t care. So Aidan gets his younger sister Ava, who is a stylist also living in New York to head to Chicago to get him ready. What Aidan has no clue of is that at one time a number of years ago, Ava and Dane were very close, in fact they were each other’s firsts if you get my meaning....... And it was good, very, very good. Both have changed over the years. Dane started working out and is now quite buff. He’s a hot, buff geek who has never forgotten Ava even though they really aren’t in contact. Ava never forgot Dane either and neither of them has had a serious relationship since they were together. And Ava doesn’t know it, but she has Dane completely wrapped around her finger. He is so gone for her. I really like Ava but she’s a wee bit too stubborn for me. Her brother is worth millions and she can barely keep her head above water yet she refuses to take any help from his at all. Aiden and Eva grew up with a very negligent mother and Ava in particular has issues from growing up with such a mother. That might contribute to her stubbornness. But it didn’t bother me enough not to like her a lot and REALLY LOVE THIS BOOK. Dane is pretty much the perfect hero. He’s oblivious to his own attractiveness, he’s kind and thoughtful and he respects Ava enough to give her space to do whatever she needs to do. It seems to me that these two fell deeply in love with each other years ago but neither realized it. Some of Julie Kris books I have I read over and over and over again and this is going to be another one. Huge thumbs up and a huge rec for this book that I REALLY LOVE. And of course now I have running around to do X’s 2.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Avidez Literaria

    “It wasn’t until later, after all of the bad things had happened, that I realized that all that winter, I was happy for the first time in my life.” When Ava's brother warns that he needs to talk to her, the last thing she imagined was that he would ask her to make a total makeover in one of his friends and partners. Obviously she is the right woman for the job, after all she loves fashion. But being face to face with Dane, with whom she shares a painful past and a broken heart, was not in her “It wasn’t until later, after all of the bad things had happened, that I realized that all that winter, I was happy for the first time in my life.” When Ava's brother warns that he needs to talk to her, the last thing she imagined was that he would ask her to make a total makeover in one of his friends and partners. Obviously she is the right woman for the job, after all she loves fashion. But being face to face with Dane, with whom she shares a painful past and a broken heart, was not in her plans. But the money she will receive for this work is too tempting for her to deny. Dane would rather work behind the scenes developing his software than appear at business meetings. But when a major new deal needs his presence, he knows it's a matter of a short time before his partners try to get him dressed and behave in a more professional, or even civilized manner. But this lonely, anti-social nerd won't be so easily convinced. But when a ghost from the past appears at his door, he knows that more than a new look, he will gain a second chance. If only he can convince Ava to open up and talk to him. A secret relationship. Unexpected news. A tragedy. And two torn hearts. Years between them. And the possibility of a fresh start. While Dane is successful and millionaire, Ava could not find her calling. Her work as a fashion blogger has an expiration date and she doesn't know what direction to take with her life. Neither of them managed to settle into a new relationship, for as much as they deny, they still love each other. Ava is cheerful, vibrant and unfiltered. Dane is reserved, workaholic and has social phobia. Two completely opposite people, but they complement each other brilliantly. I loved the reading, I loved the protagonists, the story is engaging, funny, with a hint of drama and lots of love. After all these two have gone through, they deserve their happy endings. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest Review * https://avidezliteraria.wordpress.com/

  8. 4 out of 5

    Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog

    5 Stars! Julie Kriss is back with the second standalone book in the Filthy Rich series and if you were a fan of the first (me! me! me!) then hold on to your hearts... and panties ladies (and gents!) because Dane is here to rock. your. world. on every single page and promises to steal every little piece of you by the time he's done. Sexy as Sin was brilliant in every single way and in every single moment it gave. Sexy. Swoony. Fiery. Unputdownable. Unstoppable. A second chance, brothers best friend 5 Stars! Julie Kriss is back with the second standalone book in the Filthy Rich series and if you were a fan of the first (me! me! me!) then hold on to your hearts... and panties ladies (and gents!) because Dane is here to rock. your. world. on every single page and promises to steal every little piece of you by the time he's done. Sexy as Sin was brilliant in every single way and in every single moment it gave. Sexy. Swoony. Fiery. Unputdownable. Unstoppable. A second chance, brothers best friend romance that give you all the feels and leave you on such a high by the time it is over. Dane and Ava, gah I loved these two!! They lit up my kindle from the very first moment they landed on it and didn't stop one time. Intense, undeniable chemistry that'll leave you panting, begging for more. Banter that'll leave you swooning and smiling big. Emotions that are thick and unforgettable. Y'all, I didn't want to put this book or these two down for one single second. Julie Kriss is a new to me author for this year (2019) and she has been one of the absolute favorite finds I've made in reading and bonus, she writes the swooniest romances! I am literally on pins and needles for her next release. I highly recommend this book. Reviewed for Renee Entress's Blog

  9. 4 out of 5

    Louise H - ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐

    Oh my word, Ava and Dane are just so perfect! This is Julie Kriss at her full-of-feels, heart wrenching, smexy times best. I adore second chance romances and this was so perfectly done, avoiding all the usual cliches of the trope and instead giving us a story that packed a punch from the very start all the way to the end. There were no silly misunderstandings, no lies or secrets (at least not from each other) and no-one person in the wrong. My heart ached for Ava, so thank goodness she had such a Oh my word, Ava and Dane are just so perfect! This is Julie Kriss at her full-of-feels, heart wrenching, smexy times best. I adore second chance romances and this was so perfectly done, avoiding all the usual cliches of the trope and instead giving us a story that packed a punch from the very start all the way to the end. There were no silly misunderstandings, no lies or secrets (at least not from each other) and no-one person in the wrong. My heart ached for Ava, so thank goodness she had such a sexy nerd of a man, in Dane, to love her. I can't believe how quickly and easily I read this. Once I'd read the first few lines I was hooked and didn't put it down until I'd finished it. The time just flew, nothing could distract me from the amazing writing or fantastic characters and I felt every moment of the story. I can't express how fantastic a read this book is, but I haven't had a story hold my attention so thoroughly and completely in quite a while. This really is a MUST READ book, not only for Julie Kriss fans but for anyone who enjoys a steamy, emotion filled, well written contemporary romance.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Michele McMullen

    I am loving this series that Julie has brought to life! Ava Winters had loved once when she was young but she left it behind for bigger and better things...so she thought . She is now a fashion blogger that has a beautiful outside but is she really that person deep down. She feels as though she cannot find that right someone, perfect job or the real her! The only person that ever saw that real girl was the man she left behind. Dane Scotland was a brilliant computer geek that fell in love with I am loving this series that Julie has brought to life! Ava Winters had loved once when she was young but she left it behind for bigger and better things...so she thought . She is now a fashion blogger that has a beautiful outside but is she really that person deep down. She feels as though she cannot find that right someone, perfect job or the real her! The only person that ever saw that real girl was the man she left behind. Dane Scotland was a brilliant computer geek that fell in love with his friends younger sister but that was a long time ago and he is not that man anymore. He has turned in his geeky appearance for muscles but still has trouble pulling off the whole people thing . He is the programming brains behind the scenes of the company he built with his high school friends. When the chance of a lifetime to move their company global becomes available it is time to have Dane step out of his comfort zone and be the face the world needs to see. It becomes apparent that he may need a little help and he does not want it from anyone. When Ava's brother hires/asks for a huge makeover for the gruff and broody Dane she knows that this will do more than stir up a few memories ! It will bring back all the hurt they thought that they left behind but is it possible to work past it ?! I loved their witty banter, push and pull and draw towards one another !!! ~~Michele McMullen ~~

  11. 5 out of 5

    Karin

    I love books that have fun back and forth banter so this was great, it also had a hero and heroine that had tons of chemistry. Ava and Dane have a secret past that no one ones about, especially not her brother who’s Danes best friend, but that was a long time ago so when she’s offered a job to clean up Dane so to be speak at the request of her brother she jumps at the chance thinking she can totally keep it together after 10 years but even as much as she’s trying to avoid the obvious she can’t. I I love books that have fun back and forth banter so this was great, it also had a hero and heroine that had tons of chemistry. Ava and Dane have a secret past that no one ones about, especially not her brother who’s Danes best friend, but that was a long time ago so when she’s offered a job to clean up Dane so to be speak at the request of her brother she jumps at the chance thinking she can totally keep it together after 10 years but even as much as she’s trying to avoid the obvious she can’t. I voluntarily reviewed a advanced readers copy of this book

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Carr, LSoR

    4.5 Stars Fun and intriguing storyline with a lot of sass. Ava is not only insecure about herself but she is insecure about her job. When her brother makes her an offer she can’t refuse she has to confront her past and the man she gave her heart to seven years prior. Dane went from geeky poor boy to geeky rich man in need of Ava’s style savvy insight. There is just one little problem, her brother and his business partners don’t know the shared history between Ava and Dane. Will she be able to 4.5 Stars Fun and intriguing storyline with a lot of sass. Ava is not only insecure about herself but she is insecure about her job. When her brother makes her an offer she can’t refuse she has to confront her past and the man she gave her heart to seven years prior. Dane went from geeky poor boy to geeky rich man in need of Ava’s style savvy insight. There is just one little problem, her brother and his business partners don’t know the shared history between Ava and Dane. Will she be able to make of her Dane’s fashion sense and his heart? I can’t wait for the next installment of the series, Noah and Emma‘s story!!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alphas Do It Better Book Blog

    5 Stars Dane’s story has finally arrived and it is all a reader could want and more. When this sexy nerd has to allow his best friend’s little sister make him over for business, fireworks explode! Dane and Ava share a past, known only to them, but being forced together in such intimate situations, results in feelings neither one can ignore. What happens when the geeky programmer grows up to be the gorgeous but awkward billionaire? It is more than Ava can resist. A decade older, Dane isn’t about 5 Stars Dane’s story has finally arrived and it is all a reader could want and more. When this sexy nerd has to allow his best friend’s little sister make him over for business, fireworks explode! Dane and Ava share a past, known only to them, but being forced together in such intimate situations, results in feelings neither one can ignore. What happens when the geeky programmer grows up to be the gorgeous but awkward billionaire? It is more than Ava can resist. A decade older, Dane isn’t about to make the mistake of letting the only woman he has ever really wanted slip through his fingers, no matter how stubborn and headstrong she may be. This is a tale of two adults, slightly bent but never broken, by their past, and how together they complete one another in a way that is beautifully unexpected. Now bring on Noah! Cara - Alphas Do It Better Book Blog

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase

    Being asked by your brother to make-over one of his business partner and best friend, should be an easy job for Ava. That is unless said friend is someone you once had an intimate relationship with years ago - oh and by the way - no one knows about this relationship at all. But once Ava and Dane reconnect will it be just business as usual or will unforgotten feelings become the forefront each and every day. Will Ava make over more than just Dane's clothes? I absolutely loved these characters. Being asked by your brother to make-over one of his business partner and best friend, should be an easy job for Ava. That is unless said friend is someone you once had an intimate relationship with years ago - oh and by the way - no one knows about this relationship at all. But once Ava and Dane reconnect will it be just business as usual or will unforgotten feelings become the forefront each and every day. Will Ava make over more than just Dane's clothes? I absolutely loved these characters. They both have so much baggage for what was left behind and really are not whole until they come together again. Watching the entire romance blossom was truly an honest and emotional journey for the reader as well. And the little secret that they shared brought tears to my eyes. Simply an enjoyable read.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Johnaka- Amity Book Blog

    Sexy as Sin by Julie Kriss “Second chances, 5 stars” When Ava was called to her brother’s office, she figured it was for his usual check up on her. What she didn’t expect was for him to offer her a job, a paying job and for it to involve Dane. Dane, her brother’s best friend who Aiden doesn’t know is the guy who made Ava’s heart beat a little harder. Will she take the job and meet Dane the adult? Or will her fear keep her from what she really wants? Dane might be brilliant when it comes to Sexy as Sin by Julie Kriss “Second chances, 5 stars” When Ava was called to her brother’s office, she figured it was for his usual check up on her. What she didn’t expect was for him to offer her a job, a paying job and for it to involve Dane. Dane, her brother’s best friend who Aiden doesn’t know is the guy who made Ava’s heart beat a little harder. Will she take the job and meet Dane the adult? Or will her fear keep her from what she really wants? Dane might be brilliant when it comes to computers and coding but he never knew which way was up when it came to Ava. He thought Aiden’s threat to send Ava was just that, a threat. He didn’t expect her to show up at his door. But when he does, she takes his breath away. Will this be their second chance? Well dam did Sexy as Sin pull me in. I love a good second chance romance and I love a good brothers best friend story and Sexy as Sin hits both of those. The chemistry between these two was undeniable. I was rooting for them the whole time. I just crossed my fingers and prayed Ava let go of the past enough to give them a real chance. Kriss killed it with Sexy as Sin and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5

  16. 5 out of 5

    Avid Reader

    Sexy As Sin (Filthy Rich #2) by Julie Kriss 4 stars M/F Romance Triggers: This has some sensitive pregnancy issues that might trigger some readers. I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads. I did not read book 1 but never thought that I was missing anything. Dane is a geek to his core. He loves his life, but is at his happiest when he's writing code at his computer. Dane knows how lucky he is for the life that he's living, but when his partners need him to woo a potential Sexy As Sin (Filthy Rich #2) by Julie Kriss 4 stars M/F Romance Triggers: This has some sensitive pregnancy issues that might trigger some readers. I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads. I did not read book 1 but never thought that I was missing anything. Dane is a geek to his core. He loves his life, but is at his happiest when he's writing code at his computer. Dane knows how lucky he is for the life that he's living, but when his partners need him to woo a potential investment, he's not very enthusiastic to change his look or go out for a fancy dinner with the client. This is where Ava comes in. While she loves what she does, it doesn't pay the bills that well. And, because she's not a stick figure and has been in the business a while, she knows that she's losing her ability to really make it in the world of fashion. But, when her brother drags her in to his scheme to give Dane a makeover, she can't say no. She needs the business. Dane and Ava have a history that is both sweet and complicated. They have oodles of chemistry, but they also have issues that stem further than their attraction. Watching Ava get Dane to do what is necessary is funny and flirty. I really thought that they complimented each other well. The story was well developed and I thought that the resolution was perfect for them. I can't wait for Noah and Emma's story. If it's anything like this one, where the couple was sweet, funny, stubborn and loving.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Natola

    I LOVED this book!! Julie has always written my favorite bad boy romances, but Dane might be my favorite nerdy romance EVER!!! Dane and Avas story had me laughing, crying, and feeling pure joy from beginning to end. Another stellar book from Julie!!!!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jackie (Jackie's Book World)

    ***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)*** Rating: 4.5/5 Julie Kriss manages to deliver a great second chances romance story that will leave you swooning and rooting for the characters until the very end. Having read Filthy Rich, the first book in the Filthy Rich series, I knew that I had to read Sexy as Sin and it didn’t disappoint at all. At the beginning of the book we are introduced to Ava Winter, a fashion stylist and blogger who lives in Brooklyn with her roommate. Having grown ***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)*** Rating: 4.5/5 Julie Kriss manages to deliver a great second chances romance story that will leave you swooning and rooting for the characters until the very end. Having read Filthy Rich, the first book in the Filthy Rich series, I knew that I had to read Sexy as Sin and it didn’t disappoint at all. At the beginning of the book we are introduced to Ava Winter, a fashion stylist and blogger who lives in Brooklyn with her roommate. Having grown up in Chicago, Ava has been through a lot in life and her passion is what eventually takes her to New York. But not having much success compare to her older brother, Aidan, who we get to meet in Filthy Rich leaves her questioning what her next step in life is going to be. Ava doesn’t want to take her brother’s money, she wants to pay her own way and be her own success. So when her brother presents her with a job, she reluctantly takes it after she finds out who she is going to help style. Non other than, Dane Scotland, Aidan’s best friend and her first love. She promised herself to treat it as a job, but old feelings start to come back and the more time she spends with him the more she wants to be his forever. Dane Scotland has the looks and money to get just about any woman that he might want. But it’s his lack of social skills that don’t work on his favor no matter how much money he has. As a software programmer and Tower VC partner for the Chicago office. Dane has had a lot of success, yet he can’t seem to get Ava out of his mind ever since they parted ways seven years ago. It was their connection to Aidan that brought them together, but the moment they crossed that line everything started to fall apart. The both went through a rough period in their lives and decided to put the past behind them. Neither of them expected to see each other again, until she comes knocking at her telling him that she is going to give him a makeover. He doesn’t like that one bit, but Dane quickly gives in. When their past starts to come back he’ll have to decide what he wants in his future and if Ava is part of it or not. I enjoyed reading Sexy as Sin, it was sexy and sweet. The characters have the prefect chemistry and their past is what brings them together at the end. Dane is kind and loyal to his best friend, Aidan and that presents an issue for his relationship with Ava. He has to pick a side and he doesn’t know what to do. On the other hand, Ava is tired of her career not working out as well as she thought it would work. But she still doesn’t want to give up and takes the work Aidan gives her. The minute she sees Dane again everything changes right away. They both realize just how much misunderstanding is between them and they have to face the past in order to create a future together. All in all, the story was great and the twist towards the end really worked out in the story. I would highly recommend checking out this story, I cannot wait to read the rest of the series! **I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**

  19. 4 out of 5

    Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading

    Julie Kriss gives readers an amazing second chance romance with her newest release Sexy as Sin. Programmer Dane Scotland may be a brilliant millionaire, but he doesn’t enjoy peopling and his wardrobe consists of old t-shirts and ripped blue jeans. When a huge deal looms on the horizon, one of his partners decides he needs an upgrade and sends his sister and professional stylists Ava to give Dane a makeover. There is so much more to Ava Winters than meets the eye. She is fierce and independent Julie Kriss gives readers an amazing second chance romance with her newest release Sexy as Sin. Programmer Dane Scotland may be a brilliant millionaire, but he doesn’t enjoy peopling and his wardrobe consists of old t-shirts and ripped blue jeans. When a huge deal looms on the horizon, one of his partners decides he needs an upgrade and sends his sister and professional stylists Ava to give Dane a makeover. There is so much more to Ava Winters than meets the eye. She is fierce and independent and currently struggling to make her mark and stay relevant as a fashion stylist in New York. When her brother offers her a crazy amount of money to give Dane a makeover, she really can’t refuse even though she may want to. Unbeknownst to their friends and family, Dane and Ava have a past and their chemistry immediately reignites the more time they spend together. Neither has had a successful relationship after being one another’s first loves and first heartbreaks. Is their second chance at love fates way of coming full circle or are they both destined to end up alone again? I really loved Dane and Ava together. She’s so outgoing and he’s a complete introvert who is terrible with people skills. And, their history together is heartbreaking. Both are such complex characters and I loved watching their back stories unravel throughout the book. Neither Dane or Ava is really happy career wise and both need a change. They are so different, yet the same underneath as they were all those years ago when they first fell in love. And, I love that they finally got their chance to make things right. Dane and Ava were simply perfection together even though it’s not an easy journey to their happy ever after. I enjoyed their banter, I loved that Dane was such a gentleman but found a way to give Ava exactly what she needed and, I adored that Ava found a way to believe in herself. 5 stars!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Luisa Rivas

    Not just sexy as sin, but also sweet as candy! I didn’t think I’d love Dane as much but inside that grumpy and grungy exterior is one sweet guy. I saw him as mild, hugely observant, very intuitive, empathic with Ava, totally in love, and totally hers. As soon as they met up again, I knew they were each other’s lobsters, Ava just needed a little convincing. I knew Dane was in all the way from eleven years ago. I truly enjoyed reading this little gem of a story! As we learned from the first Not just sexy as sin, but also sweet as candy! I didn’t think I’d love Dane as much but inside that grumpy and grungy exterior is one sweet guy. I saw him as mild, hugely observant, very intuitive, empathic with Ava, totally in love, and totally hers. As soon as they met up again, I knew they were each other’s lobsters, Ava just needed a little convincing. I knew Dane was in all the way from eleven years ago. I truly enjoyed reading this little gem of a story! As we learned from the first installment, Dane, Aidan, Alex and Noah went to live together when they were fifteen, escaping from their crappy homes. Aidan had his little sister, who frequently stayed with them because their mother was negligent and emotionally abusive. When Ava was nineteen and Dane twenty-three, they hooked up. It didn’t last long, since soon after Dane sold his computer game which rocketed them to their millionaire lives. Fast forward nine years later, and a Japanese mogul is coming to Chicago to visit Dane. Aidan wanted to make sure Dane was ready to receive this important visit and sent Ava to get him ready; as in, get him to dress well, not in jeans and grungy tshirts, and clean up his hair situation (man bun and shaggy beard). This wasn’t an easy job for Ava for the bittersweet memories but in another sense it was easy because Dane couldn’t deny her anything. Once they were together again, both realized how right it felt, how comfortable they were together. I loved reading about those days, how easy their conversation, how they fell back into their old rhythm. I got a chuckle about their game “poke the nerd” and “poke the fashionista”. I also got heartbroken at a scene in a Japanese restaurant, when Ava compared his life the last nine years and hers. He was a recluse yet he had two significant relations, where all she had were failed relations. Going back to the city of her crappy childhood brought back bad memories to Ava. I saw her as a broken woman. Her life didn’t turn out so well, she lived on the fringes of fashion, never making it a success, never achieving the life she wanted to make as a stylist. The poverty and lack of success were making her feel as a failure, on top of the mental tapes she had from her upbringing. She was messed up and being back in Chicago with Dane brought up all her brokenness front and center and she had problems dealing. Dane, on the other hand, realized why he was so grumpy; he was unhappy. That went away when Ava was with him again, but she was on a job, and then she would go away again. He was gentle, he was supportive, and he wanted her. But he had to give her space to deal. I loved this love story. I loved Ava’s evolution and Dane’s resolution. I liked this author’s forward writing style and the way she developed her characters. It was entertaining and wholly enjoyable. The sexy guy and the sexy times and the loving feeling between Dane and Ava was really yummy.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Erin Lewis

    4.5 Star Review of Sexy As Sin (Filthy Rich #2) by Julie Kriss Julie Kriss is a new author to me and I have no idea why that is. A second chance at love story that ticked the boxes for me and is Dane and Ava’s story. Although book 2, I had no trouble reading this story, although I think you may get more enjoyment if you read book 1, Filthy Rich, first. From the start Dane intrigued me, maybe it’s the geek side of him, but he sounded like he would be a challenge, as well as being hot as sin. Add 4.5 Star Review of Sexy As Sin (Filthy Rich #2) by Julie Kriss Julie Kriss is a new author to me and I have no idea why that is. A second chance at love story that ticked the boxes for me and is Dane and Ava’s story. Although book 2, I had no trouble reading this story, although I think you may get more enjoyment if you read book 1, Filthy Rich, first. From the start Dane intrigued me, maybe it’s the geek side of him, but he sounded like he would be a challenge, as well as being hot as sin. Add in the fact that he is the best friend and business partner of Ava’s brother and that Ava and Dane have history and you know it will get complicated. Fashionista Ava,is tasked by her brother to re invent Dane’s image, although she is shocked by how much he has changed in the years since she last saw him. The characters are well developed and easy to relate too and I enjoyed the banter and friendship not only between the men but also Ava and Dane. Complicated by their past history, the chemistry sizzles but will their past impact their blossoming relationship? This was a heartwarming story about two people who get the chance to reconnect and find that the attraction still burns brightly. I was cheering for them to get their happily ever after.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ruthie Taylor

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ Oh this is a really fun read, which ticks many boxes - filthy rich man, second chance romance, secret first time round as brother's best friend, fashion, tech, nerd turned into Adonis! I picked it up, and didn't stop reading until I had finished. It is engaging, cute, sexy and written in a style which just keeps you reading - be warned! Ava is sent by her brother from Fashionista heaven NY, to the city of their ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ Oh this is a really fun read, which ticks many boxes - filthy rich man, second chance romance, secret first time round as brother's best friend, fashion, tech, nerd turned into Adonis! I picked it up, and didn't stop reading until I had finished. It is engaging, cute, sexy and written in a style which just keeps you reading - be warned! Ava is sent by her brother from Fashionista heaven NY, to the city of their childhood, Chicago, where Dane still lives. Her work as a stylist is drying up, and her blog is now a little dated ... she may only have just left her mid twenties behind, but there are women just out of college chasing her jobs now. So much as she would like to refuse, she needs the commission, as much as owing her brother a favour. You will love reading about how Ava and Dane first got together, so I will say no more, but I did love that they still thought of each other and when they do now see each other again, the honesty of their first times come back to them. The fact that Dane nerd, has become a very handsome, fit guy does not go unnoticed, but his lack of interest in looking fancy for the Japanese businessman is wonderfully frustrating for Ava.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Wickedly Romance

    Sexy as Sin is the 2nd book in the Filthy Rich series and can be read as a standalone as I did. Although you certainly can read book 1, Filthy Rich. That is where the four business owners are introduced. It is also on my tbr pile now after reading this one. Dane is one of the owners and a bit of a geek. He is happy when he is coding but he needs a makeover. Enter Ava, his friend's little sister that he grew up with. The woman who he has a complicated history with. Ava is hired by her brother to Sexy as Sin is the 2nd book in the Filthy Rich series and can be read as a standalone as I did. Although you certainly can read book 1, Filthy Rich. That is where the four business owners are introduced. It is also on my tbr pile now after reading this one. Dane is one of the owners and a bit of a geek. He is happy when he is coding but he needs a makeover. Enter Ava, his friend's little sister that he grew up with. The woman who he has a complicated history with. Ava is hired by her brother to come out to Chicago and give Dane his makeover. These are two people who should not work on the surface. However, dig a little deeper and you have the best second chance story ever. They get the rare gift of reconnecting and finding out that the one who got away maybe didn't get as far as they thought. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This review was originally posted on Wickedly Romance

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️

    Sexy as Sin by Julie Kriss was a sexy and emotional second chance love story. Two flawed but lovable characters reconnect after years apart with the heat between them burning hotter than ever. “I was done waiting. I was done playing. It was time to get what I wanted, no matter what the cost would be.” The characters of this story were really well written. Ava and Dane were two people with difficult upbringings who sought comfort with each other at a young age. Circumstances caused them to Sexy as Sin by Julie Kriss was a sexy and emotional second chance love story. Two flawed but lovable characters reconnect after years apart with the heat between them burning hotter than ever. “I was done waiting. I was done playing. It was time to get what I wanted, no matter what the cost would be.” The characters of this story were really well written. Ava and Dane were two people with difficult upbringings who sought comfort with each other at a young age. Circumstances caused them to separate and when they finally come face to face after years apart, they are plagued with feelings of guilt, pain and insecurity. The two of them were great together. I loved how grumpy and anti-social Dane was, it was a perfect contrast to Ava’s outspoken and energetic demeanor. The banter between them was really enjoyable. They had fantastic chemistry that was present in all of their interactions. There were quite a few intimate scenes and they were all really well written. “It was mindless hunger, primal and hot. From the very first, I had always been hungry for this man.” The book was on the shorter side but I didn’t feel as though anything was missing from the story. The plot flowed well and I think everything was resolved in a realistic manner. I’m so excited that Noah’s story is coming next, and I can’t wait to see him fall hard. This is a great series and I’m looking forward to reading more.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Pierson

    OMG, I 1000% LOVED LOVED LOVED Sexy as Sin so much, but honestly, didn't have any doubts because I was all in with the Filthy Rich series since Filthy Rich (Book 1). It seems like it's been FOREVER since Book 1, though it's only been since August of this year, but that's how addicted I already am. I'm ever so glad that Dane Scotland's story was told next since he was a tortured soul, and I NEEDED to know why, and boy, now I know & it's a doozie. He has an important meeting with another OMG, I 1000% LOVED LOVED LOVED Sexy as Sin so much, but honestly, didn't have any doubts because I was all in with the Filthy Rich series since Filthy Rich (Book 1). It seems like it's been FOREVER since Book 1, though it's only been since August of this year, but that's how addicted I already am. I'm ever so glad that Dane Scotland's story was told next since he was a tortured soul, and I NEEDED to know why, and boy, now I know & it's a doozie. He has an important meeting with another genius tech wizard like him, and the guy will only meet with Dane, so Aidan gets his fashionista sister to travel to Dane & style him. And since Ava's life isn't going well, (her bank account is empty & she refuses to let her brother give her any money) she finally decides to take care of business, plus, what her brother's paying her will help out a lot. Now, Dane's backstory is coming to light, as it involved Ava, and she really never got over the hurt of how it all went down. Neither got over the other, so this journey is entertaining, along with being emotionally charged. Not to mention, their chemistry is still there in spades, so will they confront their past for a shot at a second chance for something great?! You'll have to one click Sexy as Sin to find out! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Gin

    Fantastic is every way! A sexy hot romance, terrific characters and an entertaining storyline. I didn’t read the first book (my bad) so I didn’t have any background on the Tower VC guys, or Ava, but I didn’t need any to enjoy this story. I was pulled in from the beginning with the sibs hilarious bickering and I read it straight through! It was so worth my tired eyes all the way to the terrific ending. When Ava invaded Dane’s home to work miracles for Tower it was everything you want in a sweet, Fantastic is every way! A sexy hot romance, terrific characters and an entertaining storyline. I didn’t read the first book (my bad) so I didn’t have any background on the Tower VC guys, or Ava, but I didn’t need any to enjoy this story. I was pulled in from the beginning with the sibs hilarious bickering and I read it straight through! It was so worth my tired eyes all the way to the terrific ending. When Ava invaded Dane’s home to work miracles for Tower it was everything you want in a sweet, steamy romance. I fell in love with the sassy, sarcastic & vulnerable Ava right from the start and when she engaged with Dane it was heaven. Dane is such a fabulous hero as the nerdy hermit with a heart of gold. Boy, do these two have history and hot chemistry. This is my first read by this author and it was exceptional. The writing was excellent with outstanding characters and a storyline with lots of real life issues handled with care and empathy, a swoon-worthy romance, a couple you can cheer for with a few laughs thrown in. I loved it! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Christine C

    This second chance romance is honestly better than I expected. Ava is a broke stylist and fashion blogger, determined to make it on her own without help from her successful big brother. Dane is one of of her brother’s four partners and best friends, based at the company’s Chicago location. He is the stereotypical computer nerd, not caring about much outside coding and creating, and definitely not his appearance or networking. He is meeting a prominent Japanese businessman and the company needs This second chance romance is honestly better than I expected. Ava is a broke stylist and fashion blogger, determined to make it on her own without help from her successful big brother. Dane is one of of her brother’s four partners and best friends, based at the company’s Chicago location. He is the stereotypical computer nerd, not caring about much outside coding and creating, and definitely not his appearance or networking. He is meeting a prominent Japanese businessman and the company needs him to make a good impression, so Ava’s brother sends her to Chicago to give Dane a makeover and basically teach him how to act in public and at business dinners. But Ava’s brother doesn’t know that she and Dane have History. Capital-H History. I enjoyed this book a lot. Ava and Dane opening up to each other again slowly, talking about things that happened in the past and finally being mature enough to hear each other out. And their connection is so intense. The other characters add a lot to the story as well. I’m looking forward to reading about the other three partners.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sunny Shelly Reads

    Sexy As Sin, indeed! Julie Kriss has given the world another great second-chance romance with Dane and Ava. These opposites attract in a spectacular way and I could not put my kindle down!! Ava is called to give her brother’s best friend (and her own secret past fling) a makeover. Dane is grouchy and grumpy, but the nerdy boy she knew has turned into a hot grouch. As they work together on their makeover, they also unpack a lot of their past baggage... and realize they aren’t over each other at Sexy As Sin, indeed! Julie Kriss has given the world another great second-chance romance with Dane and Ava. These opposites attract in a spectacular way and I could not put my kindle down!! Ava is called to give her brother’s best friend (and her own secret past fling) a makeover. Dane is grouchy and grumpy, but the nerdy boy she knew has turned into a hot grouch. As they work together on their makeover, they also unpack a lot of their past baggage... and realize they aren’t over each other at all. Ava is a hoot. She’s a straight-shooter with a take no crap attitude. Dane is a bit of an arrogant jerk these days, and it was entertaining to read them butt heads. The tension certainly builds up to an explosive reunion! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    ***ARC Provided by the Author*** 3.5 Stars I was really enjoying this story for quite a lot of it...but at about 60% it lost steam and stopped feeling a little different and original. Dane and Ava were together 8 years ago, and it's a secret that they have kept for years and have kept it from those closest to both of them. There was a connection between them that they were aware of, but it was also one that really wasn't as established for the reader, so it made a few of the things they did based ***ARC Provided by the Author*** 3.5 Stars I was really enjoying this story for quite a lot of it...but at about 60% it lost steam and stopped feeling a little different and original. Dane and Ava were together 8 years ago, and it's a secret that they have kept for years and have kept it from those closest to both of them. There was a connection between them that they were aware of, but it was also one that really wasn't as established for the reader, so it made a few of the things they did based on their past seem a little more than in character. Not badly enough that it ruined the story, but it did make the flow of the story feel a little choppy for me. That said, I did like this overall. I liked the characters and I enjoyed the supporting characters, which is always nice when it is an interconnected standalone. I mostly enjoyed and recommend this title.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)

    A very enjoyable read. Sweet, smart, steamy, and everything wrapped into a second chance romance that will give you the warm and fuzzy feelings. This was my first Julie Kriss read and it won't be my last. Ava Winters lives in New York where she lives and breathes fashion. It doesn't exactly pay her to live lavishly, but she'll take eating ramen noodles over giving up on style. Dane Scotland lives in Chicago where he lives and breathes computer coding. He lives in a penthouse and has more money A very enjoyable read. Sweet, smart, steamy, and everything wrapped into a second chance romance that will give you the warm and fuzzy feelings. This was my first Julie Kriss read and it won't be my last. Ava Winters lives in New York where she lives and breathes fashion. It doesn't exactly pay her to live lavishly, but she'll take eating ramen noodles over giving up on style. Dane Scotland lives in Chicago where he lives and breathes computer coding. He lives in a penthouse and has more money than he knows what to do with, but he'd rather wear ripped jeans and a twenty year old tshirt than clothes fitting the professional he's supposed to personify.  When Dane is scheduled to meet with a potential Japanese client, the other partners in his company are worried about what he'll portray as the companies image. Aiden Winters calls in his sister, Ava, to spruce up Dane's image, however he has no idea about their past. Dane and Ava haven't seen one another for almost a decade and they are about to open emotional doors that have been shut for very specific reasons. Given a very large check, and knowing she won't need to eat ramen for quite some time, Ava reluctantly goes to Chicago, back to face her past, and style up the man who stole her heart years ago. Dane and Ava have a very deep connection that shows from the beginning. It allows their relationship 2.0 to blossom without lots of drama, but also into something very real and with a great friendship behind it. I loved reading their story.   

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