Sunday, May 3, 2015

*Challenge Review* The Art of Sin by Alexandrea Weis

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 3, 2015
Pages: 270
Ages: 18+


Grady Paulson spends his nights pleasing a lot of women. 

The bump and grind of being a male stripper is getting old for Grady, and when his cross-country tour takes him to New Orleans everything changes. He meets Allison Wagner; a smart, successful woman who is all wrong for him, but Grady just loves a challenge. 

Sparks fly, and soon Allison has Grady rethinking his future. He wants to get out of the stripping game and settle down, but Allison is hiding a devastating secret that could threaten his plans. 
Will Grady finally break free from his seedy, sequined world or will her troubled past forever seal their fate? 

On Bourbon Street, temptation is the name of the game for all those who practice the art of sin. 


Set in the second city of sin, because let's face it, the decadence of Vegas outweighs the sin any other city could possibly boast, The Art of Sin takes us on a trip to the underbelly of the Big Easy. As always, Alexandrea Weis' descriptions were detailed, transporting me into the midst of the old world splendor that I assume actually comprises the French Quarter of New Orleans. I found myself wondering if any of the bars or clubs mentioned in this book actually exist in N'awlins. 

One thing I didn't get from this book that I was expecting was some detailed Magic Mike style dancing. We didn't really see much of Grady on stage, but we did see a fair amount of behind the scenes action at the club. Honestly, that was probably more entertaining than descriptions of the dancing would have been anyway.

This story is told in first person, mostly from Grady's perspective, but we get a few glimpses  from Little Al's POV too, which helps to give us a more rounded view of the events.

What I really liked about this story is that it was a slow burn romance and not a sprint to the bedroom. The relationship between Grady and Al took time to develop, and she didn't make anything easy for him. Rather Al made Grady work for every inch he gained into her life, and her bedroom. When she did finally let him in, it was quite steamy. 

Overall I give this book 5 out of 5 stars because it sucked me in and transported me to New Orleans and kept me turning the pages until the end. If you enjoy slow burn, tantalizing romances, this is definitely the book for you. - Katie 

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About the Author

Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. To read more about Alexandrea Weis or her books, you can go to the following site: Website:

Other Books by Alexandrea Weis

Cover to Covers Tie in Series

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Book 5

The Satyr's Curse

Book 1

Book 2

Nicci Beauvoir

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Behind the Door (with M. Clarke)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Boxed Set

Stand Alones


In order to squeeze some extra use out of this book, I found ways to sneak it into my challenges. Since I'm a big fan of Alexandrea Weis' writing already, for Book Bingo I marked it as a book from my TBR pile because every book she writes goes on my TBR pile. For Popsugar, I used this book to fulfill my Book by an author that I love that I haven't read before category. 

Other categories this book would fit include:
A book published this year
A book by a female author
A book set somewhere I've always wanted to visit (it's my dream to spend Mardi Gras in New Orleans one year)

1 comment:

  1. Not something I would normally read, but thanks for sharing the review. I love some of the other covers by Alexandrea Weis. :D