Better than Sexy is the third book in Carly Phillips Sexy series. Carly always gives us stories that totally captivate the readers and characters you can’t help but fall in love with. For years I have been falling in love with the characters she creates all the way back to her classics and the Simple series.  Better than Sexy does not disappoint when it comes to strong women and male leads who are just as determined. 

Landon Bennet offers sexy songstress Vivienne Clark a summer residency at his popular Manhattan nightclub Ten29. After a series of bomb threats and trouble caused by the convicted killer of Landon’s twin.  The offer for viral sensation ViVi Z is beyond her wildest dreams.  She knows this could lead to her being able to create her own music.  Vivi wants to accept the offer, until she puts together the pieces of Landon’s past. Fate might have brought them together but can the powerful connection they feel overcome one simple fact; She’s the sister of the man who killed his twin.

The story of Vivi and Landon sucks you in from the first moments.  The stories cruel twist of fate and a first kiss that leaves you wanting more is just the beginning.  Your heart will make an instant connection to the characters.  You will be rooting for love.  The power of forgiveness and being able to see the person for who they are and not who they are related too reminds us all there we are more than are past.  I hope that everyone has friends like Landon has, who come to terms with their own hurt and can accept that their friend has found his once in a lifetime love.  The complication of Landon’s family will leave you in tears.   

Better than Sexy is a standalone novel and told in Dual POV from the third person. This series has interconnected characters and the secondary storyline is connected.  I read this book as a stand alone as I had not read the two previous stories in the series.  I did go back and read the previous two after finishing book three.  The series is powerful; exploring friendship, second chances and rising above what you think your destiny is. 

Carly Phillips has a way of showing how love how powerful love and desire can be.  She creates such a strong connection between the reader and the characters.  It is this connection that keeps you coming back for her stories.  You will come to the end of this story knowing that love above all else is everything.  If you believe in HEA, the power of love and good friends you absolutely need to read Better than Sexy!  The story earned everyone of the 5 stars!