Quickie ARC Book Review-Dirty For Me by Jackie Ashenden

Posted July 27, 2016 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 6 Comments

Quickie ARC Book Review-Dirty For Me by Jackie Ashenden

I received this book for free from Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Quickie ARC Book Review-Dirty For Me by Jackie AshendenDirty For Me by Jackie Ashenden
Series: Motor City Royals #1
Published by Kensington Books on July 26th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, MMA Fighters
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
Source: Kensington Books
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Ezekiel "Zee" Chase has a complicated past. Born into a family whose wealth grew from the seedy world of big-time crime, he ran away as a teenager and made a home for himself on the streets of Detroit. By day, the mechanic works at a local garage. But by night, he throws down with the best of them in Detroit's gritty underground fighting scene. With all those muscles, he's never had trouble with women--until he meets one who challenges him to the greatest fight of his life. . .
Tamara Eliot is a hardworking corporate high-flyer who appreciates the finer things in life, from her expensive perfume to her designer handbags. More than anything, though, she likes to be in control--and when Zee explodes into her life, she feels anything but. He's the definition of a bad boy: brash, fiery, and of course, irresistibly hot. And there's a darkness about him that keeps her coming back for more. As Zee takes Tamara deeper into a world she never knew existed, she just might prove to be the one opponent he won't be able to dominate--at least not without some pleasurable convincing . . .

Reading Challenges:
  • Bad Boys of Romance

  • My Review UpdatedEzekiel “Zee” was born into a crime boss family, but it was not a life he ever wanted and when his father murdered his girlfriend when he was only a teenager, he disappeared from his fathers life and made a life for himself setting up a gym and center to self defense for the community. He has worked hard to move on from his past to be worthy of a memory of a girl that held his heart and believed in him but lost her life in the process. Tamara does everything that her rich parents expect of her including dating a man she doesn’t care about and expect her to marry. But when Tamara goes with a friend to a self defense class, and comes face to face with the formidable and sexy instructor Zee. Sparks fly between these two and the chemistry is fiery hot, but they soon realize how right they are for each other.

    This was a story I was looking forward to, I really liked the blurb and was excited to see what this author would do with the story. This story is pretty high in sexual content, and even though this is Jackie’s style, I was skimming quite a bit because I felt it overshadowed the actual love story that is going on here. There is a form of cheating that I also had issues with. Now Tamara was in a relationship with someone else, and even though eventually we learn it isn’t a fully committed relationship but the first little while I struggled with this aspect of the story. What I did like was seeing the other aspects of the plot though. With the danger of Zee’s father and the friendships of Zee’s friends. It was quite fun to see their commaderie, and close ties to each other. But Overall I liked this story and loved seeing these two connect on a deeper level. Hot and stimulating!!!

    About The Author Updated

    About Jackie Ashenden

    Jackie has been writing fiction since she was eleven years old. Mild mannered fantasy/SF/pseudo-literary writer by day, obsessive romance writer by night, she used to balance her writing with the more serious job of librarianship until a chance meeting with another romance writer prompted her to throw off the shackles of her day job and devote herself to the true love of her heart – writing romance. She particularly likes to write dark, emotional stories with alpha heroes who’ve just got the world to their liking only to have it blown wide apart by their kick-ass heroines.

    She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, the inimitable Dr Jax, two kids, two cats and some guppies (possibly dead guppies by the time you read this). When she’s not torturing alpha males and their stroppy heroines, she can be found drinking chocolate martinis, reading anything she can lay her hands on, posting random crap on her blog, or being forced to go mountain biking with her husband.

     

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    • Michele H

      Jackie always brings the sexy in her books, doesn’t she? The plot sounds solid but I’m probably in the same mind-frame as you…the cheating aspect puts a damper on things a bit. Still sounds interesting, though!

    • This reminds me of Laura Kayes series with a gym. Like you I don’t mind the steamy scenes but if it’s not balanced with the story I tend to skim.

    • Wow! How horrible that his father murdered his girlfriend. It sounds like a good plot, but what a shame that the writing overshadowed the love story. And hmm … cheating. :/

    • This one doesn’t look like my cup of tea. There’s too much BS going on with the family. I’m glad that you were still able to at least like it.

    • Not a fan of cheating either, and I’d probably be skimming quite a few of the sexy bits as well.

    • And I still have not read a MC one