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Sweet as Sin

(Bad Habit #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  9,318 ratings  ·  894 reviews

Twentysomething Kat Reid is loving life as an in-demand Hollywood makeup artist. She has absolutely no interest in rock ’n’ roll, but in order to pay the mortgage, she agrees to work on the set of a rock video for the world-famous rockers known as Bad Habit…which brings her face-to-face with Nico Nyx, lead singer of Bad Habit and Adonis in the flesh.

However, the fiercely i

Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Montlake Romance
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1 Don't-make-fun-of-trans*-people star. DNF @40%. Full review posted June 15, 2015

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"Are there, like, transgender strippers waiting on my front porch right now?"
Grace stared at me with a straight face. "Don't be ridiculous. I'm sure they're transgender midget strippers."
"Transgender midget furries!"
Chloe giggled maniacally. "Dressed like ewoks!"

Or this (she was very sober)...

Kenji leapt up and down, squealing and clapping as if he'd just been crowned Miss Futuristic Eurasian of Indeterminat
Sleepless Readmore
You stabbed me a thousand times and then
acted like you were the one that was bleeding.

Kat and Nico .. ♥

Because I wanna get to know her.
Because I think she's beautiful, interestin',
and sexy as fuck, and that laugh of hers knocks me
on my ass. And I think she wants me, too only she's afraid.


But I'm promisin' you better though
And your friends sayin' let him go ..►♫


You know what makes me stop crying?
What, darlin'?
Kisses. Lots and lots of kisses.
Careful what you wish for, beauti
✰ Liz ✰
This baby is NOW LIVE!!!!


4.5 "Rock me some more" stars

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."-Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

Sweet as Sin is the first book in the Bad Habit Series. This is my first J.T. Geissinger book and it certainly will not be my last.


Kat is a makeup artist residing in the bustling city of Los Angeles. Called to do a job for the infamous rock band Bad Habit! Not one to be enamored by the flash of fame, Kat is focused on getting the job done and getting
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
I love musicians... I love rock-stars... They rock my world!!!

Yes, fellows!!! Nico Nyx did it!!! I loved him fiercely and i want more of him!!!!

Yeah, okay!!! He wasn't the only one.... Cat was equally amazing, but... he was different than the usual bad rockstars and i liked that!!! Yeah, he was a bad boy, but he was... more than that!!!

I won't lie to you.... I didn't expect it to be soooo... good!!! But i was wrong and i'm happy about that!!!
I couldn't put it down... It was all that i person
Geri Reads
After a month of thinking, I'm afraid this book will remain unrated for me. Like I said, this was an addicting read. If you like drama, angst...drama and more drama then you will lap this book up. Yes, it is another cliched rockstar-falls-for-ordinary girl story that has been done before but that's part of why people will read this and love it. Why? The story feels familiar with a few surprises thrown in, which again, will either irk the reader...or not.

I concede that yes, this is very crackalic

Title: The Sweetest Sin
Series: Bad Habit #1
Author: J.T. Geissinger
Release date: July 14, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

It pains me to have to say I didn't love this book. As much as I liked the beginning, I thought I'd be rating it 4 stars or more. I noticed it weeks ago and for one reason or another, whenever I came across it again, I had this niggling voice in the back of my mind that wouldn't leave me alone. There was something about it that held a lot of promise an
3 Crazy Possessive Stars
Disaster strikes on the set of Bad Habits music video, leading make-up artist, Kat Reid, to stand in as the lead love interest. Acting alongside frontman, Nico Nyx the two feel an instant connection and they don't have to act like they're interested - they are. Kat doesn't want to want the bad boy rock star, but after she turns him down Nico will do anything to show her that she really does want to take a walk on the wild side.

This is a story of obsession at first sight t
May 19, 2015 rated it liked it
2,5 Stars!
High hopes, vast disappointment. At least for me, i'm sure many will find this read quite satisfactory, but personally i couldn't move past some issues and enjoy it.

As you can tell from the rating, i had quite a few problems with it and sadly they varied too. The main characters were underdeveloped and boring, the story carried every cliche there is and all the "drama" was getting on my nerves long before the great revelations.

At this point i want to specify that i respect the idea beh
I just can't with this book. What a sad disappointment it was.
I am aware of the controversy surrounding the NetGalley arc. I still went in thinking that it was written by one of my favorite authors and that it couldn't be that bad. I loved her shifter series, the poetic writing, character development and the sexual tension between characters that made me want get violent if they wouldn't get down to business already. I kind of went in with an attitude "Am a fan and no one can change my mind." Oh

*ARC via NetGalley*

I really think that this book will be very popular, and that lots of my GR friends will love it for sure. However, unfortunately, it was not for me.

I love rock-stars and all the drama that comes with them, but with this story I could not connect at all. I didn't like the writing style at all, there was no depth to it. So much stuff happens here, so much drama, that I felt like I read some trilogy in one book. I could not connect to the characters either. I didn't see any c
Bindi Boo
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

If you're a fan of an overly dominant, super possessive, bad tempered rock star then this will most definitely hit the spot. Not a fan of one myself, i wasn't completely enamoured by this cocky hero, however i enjoyed the original plot. Heroine wasn't a complete doormat, although she gave this man many chances for some bad behaviour and poor choice of words.

Smitten by lust and deep attraction for each other Kat and Nico meet and fall in love almost instantly. I loved the way they were
Duchess Nicole
Color me surprised, I really ended up loving this book! It's a New Adult, pseudo insta-love, angst filled rock star romance, and I lapped it up like melted chocolate. There were a couple of instances of ott drama, but for the most part, it was just fun and sexy, sometimes goofy, sometimes serious, and always hot. Oh, and no cliffie, thank goodness!! I'll definitely be giving the next in the series a try.
✰ Liz ✰
4.5 "Rock me some more" stars

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."-Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

Sweet as Sin is the first book in the Bad Habit Series. This is my first J.T. Geissinger book and it certainly will not be my last.


Kat is a makeup artist residing in the bustling city of Los Angeles. Called to do a job for the infamous rock band Bad Habit! Not one to be enamored by the flash of fame, Kat is focused on getting the job done and getting out!

"I hate celebrities.
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm very hard to please when it comes to rocker romances. I prefer to let the author concentrate on the romance although the music does Play some part.

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire” 4 Stars

Kat Reid is a make-up artist in L.A. She hates celebrities, rock music, celebrity rock musicians. But hey a girl needs to pay her bills. At the current for a music Video. She meets the lead singer Nico
Sheryl C. Nash
Very rarely do I swear in my reviews but I just have to here, so I apologize if I offend anyone's sensibilities;


It had EVERYTHING I look for in a book; a strong, kick-ass heroine, a dirty-talking hero (of the rock-god persuasion) with assholic tendencies and ALL the secrets and angst one could hope for *SMIRK*.

J.T. Geissinger, you are onto a winner here, because I ABSOLUTELY LOVED Kat and Nico's story and I CAN'T BLOODY WAIT for MORE in this series!!!!!

*ARC courtesy o
Emily Crow
Apr 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who think Sid and Nancy is a heart warming love story
Recommended to Emily by: no one to blame but myself
Although I'm an admittedly picky reader, it's rare that I will actually hate a book. Usually, I can find something to praise about it: maybe some witty dialogue, or a plot twist I didn't see coming, or a likable secondary character, or even just that the book was enjoyably bad. But this one, I despised. There wasn't a single redeeming feature for this reader. I actually only read to the end (skimming quite a bit in the last few chapters) just so I could write a proper review. Because a lot of ti ...more
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
5 stars !

More of a guilty pleasure read than anything :)
Would recommend and yes,will be reading the sequal !
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Honestly, I skipped too many pages in this book. Gonna tell you why...



I would have read the whole book if it wasn't for this...

(view spoiler)
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
4 3/4 Bad Habit Stars!

Oh my goodness, I loved it! This book took me from happy and excited to anxious to heartbroken to creeped the eff out back to nervous and finally so very happy and excited again!! Ms.Gessinger can seriously write an intense story. If you haven't read her Night Prowler series and you like PNR, I recommend you try it.

I was completely in love with Nico from the beginning. Yes, he is volital, I just saw it as passionate. He is an artist after all. And he is drop dead sexy. Kat,
Mindy Lou's Book Review
My number one favorite thing in a book is a hero who falls hard for the heroine. He sees her and he knows she is different and will pursue her. This does not mean there is no relationship angst, cause let me tell you, this has a lot of relationship angst in this. I'm not usually a big fan of that, but Nico trumped it all. The biggest thing was I never doubted his feelings for Kat, which is why I could handle so much of the roller coaster. While the hero is usually all I care about, I can say tha ...more
Lisa Marie
Jul 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked this book. I love a protective alpha male like we see in Nico. But there was a little too much “drama” for me. She’s always crying over something and he’s always mad at something. I can appreciate a dark past but between the two and all their issues I was overwhelmed with it. I LOVE this author and will absolutely continue the series regardless.
L*Take Me To My HEA*
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: just-ok-passable
Usually, I don't mind insta-lust. But this one was kinda ridiculous for me.
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Making fun of people is NOT COOL!!! Making them the laughing stock is NOT COOL!!! Making them the butt of your joke is NOT COOL!!!
To me it was nothing but swooning, shaming, stupidity, and side stories.

Insta-Love strikes again. I generally don't have a problem with it, but this seemed over the top. Seriously, swoons were played out in this, to the point of me seeing, blah, blah, blah...

“Now that is a man. My ovaries just fainted.”
A connection, wild and melodramatic, sinful and impo
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh, well, it's absolutely no secret I love JT Geissinger's writing and since I'm kinda going backwards with her books, I was instantly hooked with Burn for you and I'm slowly crossing down my long list of her books to read.

Since we got that of the chart, let me tell you, that this time, I actually didn't gag on the INSTA LOVE lol, yeah, I get franzy on that and it's not my cuppy, whatsoever, but here, I didn't mind it, Nico the hero of the story, a badass rocker, alpha posessive demanding and ov
3.75 stars

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HEA (view spo
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC received for review

4.5 stars

Yeah, this is one I stayed up too late reading...just one more chapter, one more page.

Hot, tatted up rocker that will just melt your panties, but boy did Nico have a seriously messed up past and family. Loved Kat and her BFFs. She gave as good as she got, but I was as tired of her running as Nico was. My only complaint is the ending was too quick. I wanted more. I hope there's book planned for rocker A.J. and Chloe. Oh and Grace needs a story too because I want t
Dilek VT
3,5 points for the story, extra 0,5 point bonus for the hero Nico = 4 stars :)

That is not a simple and fun rock star romance. It is more intense than that with a lot of tension, passion and drama. The chemistry between the two characters is sizzling hot. Normally, I am not a fan of alpha males but I absolutely loved Nico from the very beginning to the end. The heroine, Kat, sometimes acted as a drama queen but she was OK most of the time. The side characters were good.

The plot had many twists bu
Jacob Proffitt
I've been enjoying Geissinger's Slow Burn series so I thought I'd give this one a try. And it does have many of the elements of the other that I enjoy so much—intriguing couple, evocative circumstances, distinct and interesting personalities. So I'm sad that this is ultimately a pass for me.

Part of it is that the passion seems to be about the only thing holding this couple together. And that passion seems to be based mostly on animal emotion. There have been a couple of times when I've mostly wa
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley, for-review

~~4 HEARTS~~

When I first started this I said Yay! A rock star romance novel. It started off good. I was loving the bad boy, cocky, rock star hero. And then about 25% in I felt the insta-love aspect starting and I said "Oh boy, here we go with the insta-love". I push forward and a really nice story unfolded. Though I felt the insta-love aspect of the romance, I just couldn't put it down. It was a bit addicting. Nico has that hot alpha-male going on. He was so demanding and liked things to go his
Rating: 4 ½ stars

Sweet as Sin is a dark rock-n-roll melodrama featuring a margarita guzzling make-up artist, Kat, who meets, Nico Nyx, the lead-singer of Bad Habit. From the word “Go” it’s instant-lurv—for Nico at least—and skeptical lust for Kat who has contempt for all celebs.

Nico stalks Kat, instigates chaos into her life, and decides that she is The One. Not that Kat is kicking or screaming to get away from him. He is a gorgeous dirty rawk boi, and she is only human despite her bad luck with
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