Gorgeous Rotten Scoundrel by Nina G. Jones
Released: June 12, 2014
Genre: Erotic romance
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: He was a pig, a jerk, selfish, callous, crude, tactless, prone to outbursts and gorgeous. The kind of gorgeous where you didn’t even attempt to hide the fact that you were staring. I knew the type: His entire life he has coasted on his good looks, artificial charm, and sex appeal. Everyone wanted to be him or be ON him. I had been hurt by jerks like him before. He was like those guys but far worse.
I was the unfortunate sucker to be offered a gig I desperately needed as his live-in chef for a Summer in the Hamptons. But I wasn’t like the other girls--the models and socialites who came through the revolving door of his bedroom. I would bite the bullet, take the job, deal with his sexist comments, his expectation that I would fawn over him, and have no problem letting the door hit my ass on the way out when I was done with the gig.
Then something unexpected happened that changed everything and I realized that there maybe more to him than the labels I had affixed to his character. Maybe.
But if he really wanted me, it wasn’t going to be easy, not like everything else in his life. He was going to have to work, I was going to make him miserable. He was going to hate wanting me just as much as I hated myself for wanting him back.
Heath Hillabrand: International Supermodel. Womanizer. Gorgeous, Rotten, Scoundrel.
Sadie has had some tough breaks in life. Her parents were killed at an early age so she was raised by her grandma. While not destitute, she lives on a budget until she can inherit her trust. She put herself through culinary school and now is paying her dues as a private chef to the rich and famous. Her personal life hasn’t been much easier. She had been in love with her childhood friend for years, only for those feelings to never be returned. That is, until after they both finished college and he suddenly saw what everyone else did. The fact he couldn’t remain faithful even during their engagement was the demise of their relationship. Now she’s a bit of a man hater, but really with cause.
As a male supermodel, hard partier, and well known womanizer, Heath is the kind of man Sadie despises. He’s also cocky, selfish, narcissistic, and sexy. Sadly, he’s also the kind offering her a job for the summer at premium pay. He comes across as carefree when truly he’s hiding his fear of being alone. As we progress through the story, we begin to see another side of him; one that is caring, sweet, and thoughtful. Even so his unrepressed arrogance is never far away.
I couldn’t get enough of the two characters. I appreciate their humor and how they come from similar backgrounds but with completely different attitudes. I can completely understand Sadie’s irritation with this type of man especially after having been burned by one. She does take her hate to a somewhat frustrating level but that only makes the love sweeter. Of course, we have to get through all the angry, hate sex…and that was possibly the best ever. I couldn’t get enough of Heath’s alpha male persona trying to dominate what comes across as Sadie’s alpha female iciness. The push and pull between the two ended up being more of a push and push and then I’m in your pants. Fantastic. Loved it.
My only drawback is the ending is a bit abrupt, which is somewhat sad since just before there were tears. None the less, the dirty talk, battling personalities, and ultimate charm make this a great read.
Rating: 4 stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.