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Published by Self-Published on June 7, 2016
Genres: Erotic Romance
NEW STANDALONE STEAMY ROMANCE!
The King Always Gets His Way.
Women, business, pleasure: When I want it, I get it. I’m never denied. Including her. I will break her. I will show her who the king of this city really is. The Feisty Princess of Manhattan will learn I am not a man that can be tempted. No matter how damn bad I want her in my bed.
Book one in a three part erotic romance series from NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Michelle A. Valentine (Rock the Heart, Phenomenal X, Wicked White, Demon at My Door).
Dirty Deals (The Complete Sexy Manhattan Fairytale)
By Michelle A. Valentine
A Dirty Fairytale.
As you know, I’m all about LOVE. I’m not too fussy on how I get my dose of book loving as I enjoy nearly all sub-genres of romance…except for tentacle loving, I do not get aliens with extra bits and pieces (shudders). So, when the opportunity came for me to get a bit of CEO/Millionaire/Billionaire hero loving, I was very excited. I love meeting the egotistical douchewaffles with their big wallets and blonde bimbos on the side. I get all giddy when our hero meets his leading lady, realises he’s been wrong all along and that he’s lonely, sad and desperately in need of his one true love. Now, the heroine in these stories needs to be special. She has to have a backbone, be willing to get in a catfight, and can pull off a last minute gala invite with a tube of lipstick, a mascara wand and a formal gown tucked in the back of her cupboard…just in case. Oh, it also helps if she’s a 10 in the looks department that’s hidden behind her glasses when she’s working and when she does get all gussied up, stops traffic with her ethereal beauty. You can see why I put these books in the Fairytale category?
Dirty Deals is not the kind of book that has your heart fluttering in the start. We meet Alexander as he is getting some service done to his bits and pieces. Now, I’m sure he pays well for his servicing, but it’s pretty obvious that he does not care if the job gives mutual satisfaction. Mind you, he pays so he doesn’t have to care. Alexander is in that hard place where any woman that comes near him wants him for forever (gag). He’s gorgeous, rich and runs a huge company, of course, women want him. It’s easier for him to avoid all entanglements with women because he’s had his heart broken already and he’s definitely not going back there again. Plus work is the most important thing in his life…and maybe his little sister Diem, and a handful of friends. He has a lot of responsibilities and pressures in his life, the last thing he needs is a stubborn, bossy, beautiful and sexy woman in his life. Bring in The Feisty Princess…
Margo Buchanan is on a mission. She is there to infiltrate King Corporation to try and stop them from taking over her father’s company Buchanan Industries. Now, Margo is no dumb cluck. She has worked and studied hard all her life so that one day she can take over the running of Buchanan Industries. Margo is not willing to see it bought out by King Corporation just to be sold off in parts to the highest bidders. If she can, she hopes to strike some deals for herself and leave Mr High and Mighty with nothing. Margo is not tempted by Alexander’s good looks and money…at first.
Both Alexander and Margo really butt heads and it’s pretty obvious to see that it is mainly because they are so bloody similar. To some extent, the things they detest the most are things they are guilty of doing themselves. The one thing they definitely agree upon is that they are REALLY attracted to each other. At first, they fight that attraction then all bets are off when they head to Vegas.
I enjoyed Dirty Deals and found it stimulating watching the couple fight between hate and lust for each other. There was never a time where I was comfortable in this couple’s situation and I couldn’t help but question their feelings till the end. It wasn’t like either of them started with good intentions and both of them had a bigger picture in mind when they started their fling.
I struggled a little with the depth of the story. It always felt like the answers came to quickly without it being fleshed out. On one page we have drama…drama…drama…drama, and the next page it’s all sorted out with a two line sentence. Why were they able to forgive so quickly? Why didn’t they question the decision? Why wasn’t it so bleeding obvious to them what was so bleeding obvious to me? We also jumped ahead in the storyline with very little substance as to what had happened in that time. Giving me a – we’ve had two weeks of getting along – does not really tell me much. I want to know more.
Overall, I enjoyed Dirty Dealsand liked watching Margo and Alexander develop into better people. A little maturity, a lot of self-reflection and listening to others really helped them to move on from their pasts. The highlight for me was Alexander’s best friend Yamada. He was an absolute classic. With his ability to smooth talking the ladies, love advice and flat caps, he was funny while also being very wise. Yamada definitely made this book more entertaining.
Dirty Deals is made up of three parts and I was asked to read and review as a standalone, full story and I have enjoyed it as such.