Cover image for Beautiful sinner / Sophie Jordan.
Beautiful sinner / Sophie Jordan.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

Physical Description:
355 pages ; 17 cm.
When she is trapped in a supply closet with Cruz Walsh, who was imprisoned for years for a crime he did not commit, reporter Gabriella seizes the opportunity to interview him, and he reveals that he has loved her since high school.
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Locked in with the town bad boy . . .

Most women would be scared, but Gabriella's only worried about resisting Cruz Walsh, who's even hotter than he was back in high school. Cruz was wrongly accused of the high-profile crime for which he was imprisoned; Gabriella's desperate for the scoop that will get her career off the ground and get her out of Sweet Hill, where everyone still remembers her as "Flabby Gabby." Being stuck in a supply closet with Cruz is the perfect opportunity to land an interview. What Bri doesn't count on is Cruz taking "up-close and personal" to a whole new level.

If there's a silver lining to the hell Cruz went through, it's that losing his freedom put everything in perspective. Maybe starting over someplace new would be easier, but after years locked up, Cruz values his family--and his true friends--more than ever. So he's back home, facing the gossip, dodging reporters . . . and face-to-face with Gabriella Rossi. They've both changed: Bri wants a story and Cruz just wants her. Another thing he's learned? Don't let a good thing slip away.

Author Notes

Sophie Jordan received a degree in English and history. She attended law school for a brief time, but decide to turn to teaching. She taught high school English for several years before resigning to start a family and a writing career. She writes romance books including Once upon a Wedding Night and Too Wicked to Tame and young adult books including Firelight. She also writes contemporary paranormals under the pen name Sharie Kohler.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

First crushes get a second chance in Jordan's explosively sexy second Devil's Rock contemporary western romance (after Beautiful Lawman). Reporter Gabriella "Gabby" Rossi returned to Sweet Hill, Tex., to help her grandmother; as soon as her work is done, she's heading back to Austin. Not even Cruz Walsh, the high school hottie she could never forget, is going to change her mind. Gabby's no doormat, but she still struggles with self-esteem issues stemming from high school bullying, while Cruz tries to rebuild his life after serving time for a crime he didn't commit. Gabby's boss insists she get the scoop on Cruz's story, despite his refusal to be interviewed. Gabby wants to further her career, but not at the expense of Cruz's happiness. Jordan is brilliant at creating vivid descriptions and using flashbacks to connect the lovers. Old wounds reopen, jealousy reigns, and skeletons burst from the closets, while the foreplay is hotter than Texas summers. Cruz and Gabby are tremendously likable, together and separately, and their unknowingly mutual crush and deep emotional bond will place this masterpiece at the top of any romance reader's list. Agent: Maura E. Kye-Casella, Don Congdon Assoc. (Oct.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.