Saturday, November 1, 2014

Review: "Dirty Deeds" by Lorelei James


SYNOPSIS

When good, clean fun just isn’t an option.

Just once, good girl Tate Cross wants to experience a red-hot, no-strings-attached affair. She’s temporarily left her graphic artist position in Denver to settle her aunt’s estate in Spearfish, South Dakota, but the city won’t let her sell the property until the landscaping is up to snuff. The Native American landscape contractor her friend highly recommends looks like he can meet all her needs, in the flowerbed and out.

Nathan LeBeau believes few women look at the Native American man beneath the filthy work clothes and hard hat. When Tate offers to trade art lessons for dirt work, the tempting subtext is as plain as the lettering on the side of Nathan’s truck. But in truth, he’s tired of relationships based solely on sex. His goal of proving he’s not completely hopeless in matters of the heart is second only to his dream of expanding his business.

It figures. Tate wants no-holds-barred sex right about the time the one-time Casanova wants a good old-fashioned romance. Bring on the battle of wills!

This book has been previously published.

Warning: A reformed bad boy who wants a taste of real love, and a good girl who wants just one taste of the wild side—and she’s willing to drive a hard bargain to get what she wants.

REVIEW

Tate fell for the wrong type of man, in the wrong sort of situation. It's cost her much and what still remains to be seen is if it will cost her the career she's put so much in to. Pulling a quick one, her work agent gets her a couple of months of bereavement off and she's in Spearfish settling her aunt's estate. The biggest hassle to tackle is bringing her aunt's house up to code so she can sell it. Being short on funds she strikes a deal, art lessons for landscaping. The side deal? Sex, loosening boundaries, and no relationship to deal with as a result. Tate wants to step out of the box. She doesn't have enough experience to have prowess, but she's willing to try.

When Nathan's sister comes to her with the crazy plan, it leaves him speechless. Who would condone such a thing? When he meets Tate though, he's suddenly very interested. He's come out of a relationship that has left him with tattered edges. He wants to prove he can do romance, when all he has done is sex. He's a control freak and doesn't know how to follow someone elses lead. At every turn, he's holding back. When he finally decides not to hold back any longer, is it too late?

Tate and Nathan are two halves of a whole. It takes a while for them to understand this of course. Both are busy with preconceived notions of each other at first. When those are out of the way, they are so similar the start butting heads. As the friendship blooms, the hormones become overpowering. Can two people so intuned to each other keep from getting attached?

This book had a fabulous flow to it. I didn't want to put it down once I started. The characters aren't forthcoming about a lot in their past and why they need what they do. It builds some tense situations. There are some funny moments as well. I loved the backup characters. I'd like to see books on them. The one dislike I have is the one month jump. I'd like to have seen what happened in that time period and how Tate and Nathan were dealing without each other first hand. 

The book was a wonderful read though and I recommend it to anyone who likes a light hearted romance. It wasn't very long, I finished it in a day's time. I liked that it showed the racism against Native Americans not just from other races, but from each other due to different tribes as well. Tate and Nathan get adventurous and burn up everything, but the sheets for most of the book. I love the seen in the bobcat!

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Lorelei James is New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary erotic westerns and erotic romances. She lives in western South Dakota.