On the heels of Dirty Secret, here is a sizzling hot romance featuring another Burke brother and the girl he can’t resist, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Game series.
Walking out on my wedding wasn’t my best idea.
Neither was throwing my cell in the lake and taking a job as PA for Dirty B, America’s favorite rock band, complete with every teen girl’s dream man, the eldest of the Burke brothers.
Tate Burke is pure sex. Women actually throw their panties at him during shows. And Ella Dawson is the lucky little thing that gets to escort their fangirling butts out when he’s done with them.
He’s a cocky son of a bitch, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. Every now and then Ella gets a rare glimpse of the Tate behind the “bad boy” act, and it attracts her in the most annoying way. The most annoying, heart-thumping, panty-wetting way.
When her abusive ex turns up at the hotel room Ella and Tate are sharing, raging mad, she knows she’ll need more than just a little protection. Tate sees red, and Ella can’t help but lean on him, despite his bad-boy ways.
And now? Now, he’s in a whole lot of trouble.
Published May 4th 2015
Current GoodReads Rating: 4.17 Stars
There was a lot of turn offs about this plot. First an abused woman who runs away picks not only a public job that will get her in the news and tabloids (which is the farthest thing from hiding you could get), but her public job is being surrounded by sexist men. There is everything wrong with her past and how she was introduced with the boys. It would have been a five star review if she had a different background which wouldn't have be calling her stupid the entire book. The only smart decision in the whole situation is that the band has security guards that she can hide behind, but then again they don't serve their purpose very well, so that was a fail. I enjoyed the characters and how well the previous book aligned with this one, showing Sophie just starting out travelling with the band as well. It picked up right where it left off. The second thing that was a major turn-off was all the dang cussing. I don't mind a little when something bad happens but when it's almost everything that comes out of his mouth, it becomes distracting.
An example, that might have missed some words since I listened to it as an audio book.
F*** the grasp of concerts past,
F*** the desperation of weeks past,
F***everything that wasn't Ella Dawson and her magnetic pull,
F***everything that wasn't her,
F***everything that wasn't her belief, her pull, and her desire,
F***everything that wasn't always more than forever,
F***everything that could never look beyond the dirtiness of my past
F***everything that depended on that shit,
F***everything, F*** every F***ing thing that never saw Ella Dawson waiting at the other end,
with my dick buried deep inside her.
That entire inter-monologue did not need to be in there and it left for a bad taste in my mouth as it was in the last chapter. I was so distracted by the cussing I had to listen to it multiple times and still didn't care to understand it. I gave this three stars because I enjoyed the love story and character development, but the language and the backstory distracted and took away from the story for me. This guy, no offense, but like I said I don't mind if you stub your toe or something of the sort and slip out a cuss word, but I might just slap you if every sentence you speak contains a cuss word. I'd have to pass on this man, even if he's in a band. I'm more of a book nerd than a band fan-girl.
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