Sweet addiction is one of those books that was definitely a guilty pleasure, not just because there is explicit sexual content (and the little black label on the book told the whole world as much) but also because it was one of those books where the sex really was the centre of the book, and the plot and characters were the little bit on the side. Don't get me wrong, there is a plot and there are characters, but they are not particularly well developed, and at the beginning of the book they almost seemed like a parody of people, almost moving like puppets and expressing black and white emotions and thoughts, but this got a lot better as the story moved forward and the plot developed a little bit more. Judging from the title it seems as though this might be part of a series, and there may have been some expectation that the reader had some of the background - as I haven't read anything else by this author I did feel a little disappointed, like I had been cheated out of getting to know the characters a little better.
There are some great surprises and little touches in this book, and while the BDSM elements wont appeal to every reader, it does sit quite well with the whole Fifty shades of Grey phenomena and while I haven't read Fifty shades yet (because it is just too difficult to get hold of at the moment), Sweet addiction appears to be in a similar vein, more of a love story than just being about the BDSM - some of which is quite graphic but no more so than other sexually explicit content books of this type.
If you like this book then try:
- Sweet possession by Maya Banks
- Fifty shades of Grey by E.L. James
- Belong to me by Shayla Black
- Velvet glove by Emma Holly
Reviewed by Brilla