Up in Smoke – Review

Up in Smoke by Natalie E. Wrye
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Up in Smoke
A Kisses and Crimes Book 2
By Natalie E. Wrye
Published Feb 27th, 2017


Rules were made to be broken. Until I broke the wrong ones…


Jackson Reed knew the only thing harder than his head was the insatiable one between his legs.

Sandwiched somewhere between following the law and his own instincts, he made up his own rules in the game of “private investigations”: his sacred version of the Holy Trinity.

And more sex.

He towed the delicate line between the “three” until Penelope Castalano—a former flame he equated to the plague—re-enters his life…and obliterates it. Fresh from Paris, his best friend’s attorney breaks the only deal they’ve ever made, sauntering back onto the Manhattan scene at a costume party with more to hide than just her face.

And now one fugitive best friend and two broken promises will ignite a new Holy Trinity in Jackson’s hazardous life.

Caught in the midst of a government coverup that compromises everything he’s ever cared for, Jackson will discover that certain scandals never die.

Only their victims do.

And he’d better make damn sure that he and Penelope aren’t next…


Amount of sex 2 / 5
How explicit 2 / 5
Story 4 / 5
Overall: 3.5 / 5

Up in Smoke is the second book in the Kisses and Crimes series by Natalie E. Wrye and a complete standalone.  I have not read the first book in the series and I had no difficulty following along, although I usually do recommend starting a series from the beginning.

Up in Smoke is full of mystery, suspense and a lot of sexual tension.  The twists and turns are plentiful and the author did a good job of keeping my attention.

I didn’t care for some of the tactics that Jackson used to manipulate Pea, but in the end… I understood why they did what they did.

I loved the ending and was exhausted from the roller coaster ride the author took me on!


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Rating Report
Amount of sex
2 / 5
How explicit
2 / 5
Amount of BDSM/Fetish
0 / 5
4 / 5
Overall: 3.5 / 5