Above All Things delivers what Truth and Measure promised
The wait is over and the second book in the Carlisle series is finally out. Even though it’s called a series, this is more of a single book divided into two parts because of its length. I highly recommend that you read book one Truth and Measure first, or else you’d miss half of the story, and also, why would you want to skip such a good book? Here is the link to my review.
**If you haven’t read book one, then don’t read this paragraph as it’s got spoilers.** Above All Things starts exactly where Truth and Measure ended, Vivian and Jules are in the first stages of a romance and trying to figure things out now that their relationship changed from boss-employee to lovers. There are some professional challenges that they will have to sort out independently and see how they balance work with their life together.
Roslyn Sinclair is an established author of two very popular books, her debut novel The Lily and The Crown and The X Ingredient. Along with Truth and Measure, all these works are based on The Devil Wears Prada trope (age-gap, workplace romance with an ice queen, opposites attract, and slow burn) though Truth and Measure is the closest to the canon as it’s set, like in the movie, in the world of fashion journalism. However, this is where the similarities end as this story starts with a very original concept.
Above All Things delivers what Truth and Measure promised, hot romance, increased drama, and bursting emotions. Ms. Sinclair knows how to build up the chemistry between the main characters and the sex scenes and intimacy in this book tie the story with a big and satisfying bow.
I personally think that The X Ingredient is better in delivering super hot sex scenes and The Lily and the Crown excels in providing an incredible emotional rollercoaster but the Carlisle series is definitely worth a read, especially if you are a fan of The Devil Wears Prada trope. The audiobook is going to be released later this year (2022) with hopefully one of the megastar narrators of the genre. If so, it’s going to be priceless. 4.5 stars.
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.