Title: Sweet Torment
Author: Georgia Cates
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 2 June 2017
Source: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads
My best friend’s little sister—that’s all Claudia Bliss is to me.
My head keeps trying to convince my heart, but both know it’s a damn lie.
It’s her face I see every time I close my eyes.
It’s her lips I long to kiss.
It’s her touch I crave in the dark.
She’s the one I love … but wanting Claudia is wrong.
She’s been like a little sister to me since the day she was born. Now, everything between us is changing—including the special bond we’ve always shared. It’s stronger than ever … and becoming something so different. Something so hot. Something so forbidden.
My little dove is growing up.
Doesn’t matter how wrong it is, I can’t stop wanting her.
I will have her.
Bram Windsor. I have loved him my entire life.
For years, I was nothing more than one of the boys to him. Owen’s little sister. The pest who tagged along everywhere the boys went. But now, everything has changed.
I’ve grown up and it’s time Bram sees me for what I am. A woman. A sexual being who wants him. A virgin more than ready to give herself to him.
I don’t care what our friends or family say. I love him and everything about being together feels right.
I will have him.
Georgia Cates joins the ranks of Aria Cole and Dani Wyatt in the seductive guilty pleasure reads with Sweet Torment.
Bram and Claudia have shared a special bond all of their lives, although Bram has always tried to convince himself that it is a bond of friendship and protection rather than soul-deep love due to his age difference and friendship with Claudia’s brother. However, as Claudia matured into a beautiful young lady it was harder for Bram to deny his attraction to her and the confusion that attraction caused to his inner moral code. Leasing Bram to distance himself from the family while he was away at college.
Fresh from graduating and about to start the next chapter of his life, Bram isn’t prepared for the changes in Claudia, especially when temptation is put directly in his path when he has to help tutor her in maths, While Bram is conflicted by his desire for Claudia I admired the strength of his principles especially where Claudia’s age was concerned and the effect it would have on his own reputation.
Claudia has loved Bram all her life, even before she fully understood the emotions she had for him. Claudia is determined and sassy in her quest to make Bram hers, little realizing the dilemma she has forced him into.
Sweet Torment delves into the realms of soul-mates who while growing up together have matured alongside each other and value the bond they have between them. Bram and Claudia belong together, outside observers had little doubt that they would eventually become more than they already were.
Equally sweet and steamy, the only issues I had with Sweet Torment was Claudia’s age but I think that is because I have daughters almost the same age and I don’t want to even think about my own girls in situations like that, lol.