Review of “Dirty: The Complete Series,” by Tara Crescent @HGRomancedeals @taracrescent

Wow, I just read the four book series of “Dirty, The Complete Series”. Dirty Therapy, Dirty Talk, Dirty Games, and Dirty Word. Talk about some hot books!! I really enjoyed these books and love the characters. The men are all Alpha and take great care of their women. It’s great to read a story about a man who has his woman’s back no matter what. These men all do and they don’t care what the people in New Summit think of their unconventional relationship. Great stories, all four of them! I loved stepping into the lives of these four groups and reading about their lives. The stories are full of hot sex, hot alpha males, and great love stories. I wish there had been more stories to read in this series. I think Becky and Sophia need their HEA.

Dirty Therapy: When Mia breaks up with her fiancé shortly after saying yes to his proposal, she is at a loss and doesn’t think she is worthy of a relationship. She believes her ex-fiancés statement that she is frigid. She decides to go to the two new Therapists in New Summit to get some help. Benjamin and Landon are new to New Summit and are Sex Therapists, they create a lot of controversy just because of their chosen profession. Mia owns a dress shop and her landlord is a prude and a traditional Psychiatrist who is not happy that Ben and Landon are in New Summit. There’s an immediate attraction between all of them and Ben makes a comment that scares Mia away right off. The controversy really starts when Mia, Ben and Landon act on their attraction to each other. They are the talk of the town.

Dirty Talk: Cassie is Mia’s best friend, they grew up together in New Summit. Cassie owns the coffee shop in town and grew up being paraded in beauty pageants and has some issues with what she had to endure because of it. James and Lucas move to New Summit to get out of Manhattan, NY and care for James’ father Patrick who had a stroke and needs to be someplace that he can get good health care and feel comfortable. James and Lucas spend every morning in Cassie’s coffee shop working on their internet show Dirt Talk. They’re Vloggers and spend a lot of time in the lime light, this scares Cassie and she avoids them because she is petrified of being in front of a camera after her childhood pageants. They come to her rescue on more than one occasion, but the one that makes her open her eyes is after she goes out with the high school quarter back and things don’t end so well. After the talk of Mia, Ben, and Landon has died down, Cassie, James and Lucas become the talk of the town with their unconventional relationship.

Dirty Games: Nina, another good friend to Mia and Cassie owns the pub in New Summit. Before moving to New Summit twenty months ago she was on the road with her two lovers Scott and Zane, and their band Evolving Whistle. She left them because she felt that she came second in their lives. They are in New Summit helping out Zane’s father who is a real estate developer. They know that Nina ended up in New Summit, but they have not tried to connect with her. When she finds out they are there though, all bets are off. They propose a game with her, five steamy nights with them and if she still does not want them, if she wins, she can ask them to leave and they will. What will her decision be?

Dirty Words: Maggie, the daughter of the owner of the Chinese restaurant in New Summit, and good friend of Mia, Cassie, and Nina. Maggie also went to school with Mia and Cassie. She changed her life projection when her father died. She moved back home to help her mother run the restaurant. Her new neighbors are rich and entitled, she thinks. Ethan and Lars moved from Manhattan, NY to New Summit after selling their business and want to start something new. They bought an old hotel in New Summit and are transforming it. They live across the street from Maggie and cause trouble when Lars parks his Lamborghini in her parking spot. He’s done it three times and she has had enough of having to park in the overflow lot down the street when she should be able to park right in front of her apartment. Unknowingly, her brother Damond told Lars it would be fine to park there, but he did not relay the message to Maggie. Maggie gets so angry at Lars that she decides to write some dirty stories about Ethan and Lars and post them on a website called Dirty Words. They find out about her stories and confront her about them.

Review of “The Gamble”, by Alice Ward @AuthorAliceWard @HGRomanceDeals

Talen Gaston, a rich kid with Daddy issues, decides it’s time to grow up and be an adult. He makes changes to start doing just that when his father demands that he grow up and settle down to prove that he is the right person to take over the company.

Dani Brooks, an artist who is trying to care for her sick mother and keep afloat, is in a relationship that is going nowhere and is just a comfortable part of her life. She’s been with the same guy for five years and his priorities are not the same as Dani’s.

Dani and her best friend decide it’s time to go out and live a little the same night that Talen and his best friend decide the same thing. What are the odds that they’ll end up in the same strip club on the same night? A drunken mistake leads to happiness for both.

I enjoyed this book and hated for it to end.

Review of “Going Deep”, by Mia Ford

Danny Dutton is undercover to take down a drug dealer. He comes from a large Irish family and his father was also a cop. He doesn’t have any trouble finding companionship, but he hasn’t found anyone he wants to spend his life with yet.

He finally finds a way into the strip club run by Richie Sylvestri, a drug dealer and all around bad guy. Richie doesn’t care about anyone. Hannah Sylvestri, Richie’s sister is under his thumb and wants out. Can Danny be the guy to help her find a way out? Will Danny get out of this undercover job with his life? Hannah has finally found a man who will be kind to her and take care of her the way she deserves to be cared for. Richie doesn’t give her the credit she deserves for being a smart and savvy woman. It could be his downfall. Even though they are family, he doesn’t deserve any sympathy, kindness, or love.

I really liked this story and the heat between Hannah and Danny is great. I hated to put the book down, and read it in a couple of sittings. I lost track of time while reading this book. Good job Mia, I loved the characters in this book and was happy that Archie stuck around.

Review of “Fractured Lives” (A Mayhem Series Crossover Novella in Elle James’ KW: Brotherhood Protectors), by Sue Coletta @suecoletta1

Shawnee, Levaughn, Nadine, and Christopher decide to get away for a vacation so that Nadine and Christopher can try to get their lives back on track after Christopher cheated on Nadine, with her Aunt. Only they don’t realize that they are not going to the vacation they were hoping for when they meet their neighbors who are also on vacation and she gets kidnapped. It is hard to shut off the policeman in Levaughn when there is a crime. Shawnee just wants to spend her vacation on the water and go to the island they can see from their vacation rental, little does she know that the island is not what she is hoping for.

I give this book a 5 star review. All of Sue’s books keep me wanting to read them in one sitting. The suspense and action in them keep me wanting to read to the end, but I also don’t want them to end. Sue, you’ve done it again. I love your Mayhem Series books. Shawnee is such a sassy, lovable character and her love for Levaughn and Nadine shows her soft side. I love that she is so strong and sassy, yet she is such a caring woman. She hides that from most people.

Review of “Kidnapped by 2 Men”, by Summer Cooper @summer_author

Two hot men who are doing a job and end up finding love unexpectedly. Liam and Cameron had a rough up bringing, and they finally found a family and felt the acceptance and love of parents. These men are both kind hearted and caring men and just need to find the right woman to help them come out of their shell and be the men that they are meant to be.
Lily is living the life she wanted and is in love with her boss, a man who is a CEO and is not as honest or good as Lily thinks he is. She ends up in the cross hairs of her boss’s business dealings and finds true love and the life she didn’t know that she wanted.
I got angry on behalf of characters, cried for characters, and fell in love with characters in this book. I loved this story and enjoyed reading it. Another great book by Summer Cooper.

Review of “Billionaire Hunt, (Billionaire Matchmaker Series, Book 2)”, by Summer Cooper @summer_author

I loved this story. Both Erik and Misha have been hurt in their prior marriages, but they need to find a way to put their heart on the line again and find the love that they both want and deserve. They don’t think they want love again, but when they start spending time together and Misha figures out that she is in love with Erik, she needs to convince him that his heart is worth the trouble, and that they can both have the life they deserve. She tries to protect her heart from him, but at the same time she tires to get him to understand that there is more between them than just friendship.

This is the first book that I’ve read in the “Billionaire Matchmaker” series, but I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more. Great story Summer. I look forward to reading more and I hope that Oliver gets a second chance at love.

A Review of “Fire or Ice”, by S. J. Mullins

I agreed to read a copy of this ARC in return for an honest review. Ava and James have a lot to over come before they can get their HEA. Their lives are very different when they first meet as teens and they plan to be together when Ava finishes school. They plan to keep in touch until she can move to Tampa to be with James, but after awhile James, decides that he needs to keep Ava safe from his family and not bring her into his world, of riches because he is afraid that his father will be too rough on her. She is crushed, but moves on and finds a life for herself in Chicago, until her childhood friend calls her and asks for her professional help to help one of his good friends and clients. When she arrives in Tampa she finds out that the person she is there to help is James. James and Ava finally work things out and they find their way back to each other after a lot of work and drama.
This was a really good book and I hated to put it down once I started reading it. The story was interesting and it kept me wondering what was going to happen to James and Ava as well as Caleb, Amanda, Derek, and Charlie.