Emery Rose, you’ve done it again. It takes a very skilled writer to pull emotions from my cold, dark heart and while reading Wilder Love, I went through so many different emotions. That book brought me to tears.
After finishing it, I was so excited for Dylan and (unbeknownst to us) Scarlett’s story and it did not disappoint. What I love most about this book is that it surprised me.
I won’t lie, I expected for the storyline to follow the same path as Wilder Love with these huge peaks and valleys in my emotions, but I was pleasantly surprised by the shift in the story.
I loved Sweet Chaos for completely different reasons than I loved Wilder Love. Where Wilder Love pushed me to that deep emotional threshold and put my emotions on tumble dry, Dylan and Scarlett’s story would always have a dark, forbidden shadow overhead. As a reader, you’re just waiting for the crescendo.
Dylan St. Clair lived a hard life alongside his twin sister. Not only did they struggle to survive, they struggled to stay a focal point in their mother’s lives. To survive the teenage years, Dylan would pick less than legal ways to support his sister, despite being one of the smartest in his class.
During his highschool/teenage years, he began hooking up/dating his twin’s best friend Sienna but their relationship was volatile. Sienna was more worried about her image and her trust fund to every truly commit herself to Dylan.
After 7+ years of back and forth in their toxic relationship, they decide to part ways.
Scarlett has always been in love with Dylan. Even after dating her childhood best friend, she knew that her feelings for Dylan would never go away. So when she returns back to her hometown, she’s surprised to find that her feelings for Dylan are no longer unrequited.
But there are a lot of obstacles in her way – her friendship with Ollie, her relationship with her sister, her relationship with her father and her insecurity about Dylan’s feelings.
Scarlett: Scarlett is everything Sienna, her mother, and the other stepford wives of her little beach town aren’t – brave, courageous, independent. While her father tries to control every aspect of her live, Scarlett fights for her independence in anyway possible, essentially shunning her relationship with her family so she can live her own life.
Baby sister was all grown up. Small and ripe, curvey in all the right places, with pillow-soft lips so fuckable it should be illegal. She looked like the love child of Deborah Harry and Mick Jagger.
She’s a little artsy, a little next-door neighbor meets surfer girl – so basically everything I want to be.
Dylan: Fuck. Dylan. He is everything I want a man to be. He’s a rebellious millionaire who doesn’t give a FUCK about what people think about him. I fucking LOVE that even though he has money, he still dressed with that rebellious, bad boy look of black combat boots and jeans.
Nature at its most violently beautiful.
He’s created his empire with a chip on his shoulder and I love that he goes back to the one place he calls home to almost show people how wrong they were about him.
California Surfer + Rockstar + Extra Dash of Sex = Dylan St. Clair
Let’s Talk About (the) Sex, Baby!
WHEW! They’re like normal people sex scenes but extra hot. I would say it’s like red velvet. Where it’s not too racy, but has that extra indulgent flavor that you can’t help but lap up.
Grabbing the back of my neck, he yanked me toward him, crushing his mouth to mind and shoving his tongue inside. The taste of me mingled with the taste of him as our tongues tangled and danced with no rhythm and the clashing of teeth.
The forbidden nature of their relationship didn’t stop them from losing themselves in each other and the scenes written by Rose completely convey that. They’re two people so willing to get lost in one another and have the sexual chemistry to match that intensity.
What’s so great about Rose’s writing, is despite HEA for her characters, she doesn’t sugar coat the life aspects of it. Yes, the two people are happy together but that doesn’t always mean their lives are all shitting rainbows. They have these real lives and the choices they make affect those around them.
Overall, the writing is really captivating and there are some beautiful snippets that I highlighted throughout.
Stars died and were reborn and my crazy heart changed its tempo, beating in time with his.