Sins & Needles - Karina Halle 4.5 stars

Were you looking forward to, but ultimately disappointed with [b:Fifty Shades of Grey|10818853|Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)|E.L. James|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1372516342s/10818853.jpg|15732562] like I was? To me, it was akin to a bad porno - abysmal writing with ridiculous plot line, but (begrudgingly) some hot lovin'.
Now, how about a book that is more like a very cool indie film - excellent story, well-written, real characters, and even better and more believable hot sex scenes? Yes, please.
That's what [b:Sins & Needles|16029994|Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy, #1)|Karina Halle|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347859611s/16029994.jpg|21799599] is for me. As much as I was thoroughly annoyed with the Fifty Shades series, I am as in love with the Artists Trilogy series.
The book is by no means perfect, but the timing could not have been better for me - still on my low after Fifty Shades, it's hard not to compare the two and this one wins hands down.

Give it a try. You'll see.
And if you disagree, let's have a debate about it.