Welcome to our first Coffee and a Review for 2014. I have a good one to start off our year. Carlene Love Flores’ second book in her Sin Pointe series is Sin’s Flower. This was a wonderful follow-up to the first one, Sidewalk Flower. I love Jaxon and Lily. Their romance blooms so well and you fall in love right along with them. You can find my review of Sidewalk Flower here. For the rest of my review be sure to keep reading after the book blurb. Have a great week everyone!
When Jaxon James, a sexy rock star and struggling single-father, is invited to ditch California and spend Christmas in Tennessee with his estranged family, he hesitantly accepts for his young daughter’s sake.
But his attraction to his best friend’s baby sister, Lily Elstone, threatens to unravel the bonds he’s made for his daughter. The honorable thing to do would be to give up Lily. But his instincts are telling him she’s exactly the one who could bring light to his life and the missing fire to his bed.
Unfortunately, Lily’s too sweet for his world. He fears his rock and roll life style will taint her. How far are Jaxon and Lily willing to go to find what’s missing at home?
This was a great follow-up to Sidewalk Flower. We meet Lily again as she is pulling up to Trista and Lucky’s house. Though Lily is fearful of her sister’s rejection she really had nothing to feel. She is welcomed into her sister life with open arms. After five months of living with her sister and her husband Lily realizes that something is missing in Trista’s life. She sees the excitement that her best friend’s daughter’s visit gives her but she sees that it is her best friend, Jaxon that she truly misses. Lily decides to take it upon herself to try to go to California and convince Jaxon that Trista needs to see him as much as he needs to see her. What she doesn’t expect is to find a man who begins to win her heart. Lily is unsuccessful in her trip to California but with a bit of pushing from his Sin Pointe band mates Jaxon flies out to Tennessee for the holiday. Jaxon knows Lily is off-limits but her influence alone continues to brighten his days. Will Jaxon and Lily follow their hearts or will the outside pressures destroy each others chance at real happiness?
I loved Jaxon in the first book but this brought him to a whole new level. Jaxon and Lily’s love affair is just that its much more focused on love than on sex. I enjoyed that since you almost expected his story to revolve around sex. With that being said they did have some very steamy sex scenes that had my nook almost at melting point. The story itself was emotional and touching. The two of them both have haunted pasts and that really made their love seem more genuine. It wasn’t painted as if they were just filling an emotional need but they were really building something. I think the one thing I do wish I had more closure on what Lily’s past. We see bits of it coming back but in the end I expected something to happen but it just kind of vanished from the story. Maybe this will be brought up again in a future novel but I would say that was the only little bit of a loose end. I am extremely excited that Ben’s story is next. I love him and think he deserves a wonderful story. I can’t wait to get my hands on that. Overall, Carlene Love Flores produced yet another awesome story that I enjoyed. I would suggest that readers read these books sequentially. There was a lot of information in the first book that pops up in the second. So, if you’re looking for a romance story with a rock star instead of a rock star with a love story then you need to pick up this series!