Thursday, 19 November 2015

Review of Addicted to Sin by Monica James

The bit on the back…

My name is Dr. Dixon Mathews, and I’m New York’s finest shrink. For $500 an hour, people tell me their darkest, most sinful secrets.

My own addiction? Sex. It really is the best medicine.

I might be certified in solving other people’s problems, but not mine – I know I’m a lost cause. I don’t do relationships. I don’t even do the same woman twice.

But that’s all about to change, thanks to two entirely different women who awaken my deepest desires.

Who will I choose?

I know who I should choose, but I never said I was the hero of this story, or even the good guy. And besides, who wants to be good, when it feels so good being bad?

My tale isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you’re game, strap yourself in and expect the unexpected. But don’t say I didn’t warn you…


Firstly thank you to Bookouture for approving me for a review copy of this title via NetGalley. It’s the first book in Monica James’ Sinful Pleasures series and is all about main characters Dixon and Madison.

Dixon is a complete arse. I mean there is literally no way to sugar coat the amount of arse he is. I hated him in the beginning of this book and came full circle to wanting to throw my kindle at the floor after finishing it. He is a shrink, specialising in addiction, with a giant addiction himself. It’s one of those ones where he should think about taking his own medicine. He is so unprofessional that I couldn’t marry him up with the acclaimed psychiatrist he is supposed to be. He is arrogant, demeaning and deceitful throughout the story – so why, you ask, did I like him? Well I struggled to find one good point about him but there was definitely something that made me want to like him.

One redeeming quality about Dixon is the way he sometimes treated Madison. I say sometimes because the rest of the time he was a lying, cheating manslut. At times he really was quite sweet and endearing and although she didn’t want him to psychoanalyse her he did seem to help her mentally through some of her issues.

Madison is under Dixon’s spell and it’s lucky she can’t read the narrative from his POV. If I couldn’t ready his POV I would probably be equally as under his spell as she is. Madison is younger than Dixon and seems a little naïve but by the end I was really rooting for her to wake up and see what was going on. Especially when the plot twist bomb dropped.


I read the book in one sitting, I couldn’t seem to get enough of Dixon and his douchie-ness and I couldn’t quite work out how it was going to go spectacularly wrong – although I knew with some certainty that it was going to. I liked the writing throughout and found that it carried the plot along nicely until Monica James threw a great big spanner in the works ensuring that I will be definitely reaching for book two to see what happens next.

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