Actual rating: 3.5Original review: http://onabookbender.com/2011/12/14/review-sweet-as-sin-by-inez-kelley/I’d never thought I’d see the day where there was too much emotion in a book. But perhaps that’s not true. Maybe it was more that there seemed to be more pain than necessary, and some of it was easy to see coming. I like books with emotions that rip you apart, but it happened too soon and dragged on for too long for me here. I used to read a lot of contemporary romance before I was in a relationship, because the stories were a fill-in significant other. In some ways, Sweet as Sin is too real, and it made me crave something less realistic.But if you want to roll and tumble with your emotions, Sweet as Sin is the book to do it with. Both Livvy and John are incredibly fleshed out characters that are as broken as they are beautiful together. The narration was a little awkward at first, but once I got pulled into the story it didn’t matter or it got better — either way, it wasn’t important enough for my mind to take note of it.Inez Kelley writes fantastic and steamy romance novels. While I liked Sweet as Sin, I think I liked Turn It Up more. Even so, I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up another book by her again.