Passion and Ink (The Sweetest Taboo #2) by Naima Simone


Blackballed from my job. 

Moved back to my hometown with my tail between my legs and family issues crushing my back.

Slinging drinks in a dive bar. 

Yes, the past year has been hell. So when a man who’s temptation wrapped in golden skin and sin offers me one night of no-holds barred, dirty sex, I’m all in. I deserve it. 

But now those few unforgettable hours have me facing blackmail from my own father: He'll pay for my mom's medical bills, but only if I never again touch the man who has quickly become my obsession. 

Because the man? My obsession? 

He’s my stepbrother.

Pet’s $0.02

Honestly, I don’t see anything wrong with these two hooking up. Jude and Cypress were never really raised together, they haven’t seen each other for over ten years, and they aren’t related. I don’t see a problem here.

As for Dan and Katherine, Cypress and Jude’s parents. Those two I have a problem with. What total assholes. I was on the fence about these two after the first book, but this one sealed it. I don’t like them.

I thought Jude and Cypress worked well as a couple. They just had to get past the whole question of how the family would react to their being together and Cypress’ fear of commitment. She has reason for her feelings, I just think she made things harder for herself than she needed to. I love that Jude stuck by her while she worked that stuff out.

Don’t let the taboo description put you off. This is a good book with a relatable back story and characters you’ll like. I know I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.