Monday, August 8, 2016

Review: Dirty for Me (Motor City Royals #1) by Jackie Ashenden

Dirty for Me
Motor City Royals #1
by Jackie Ashenden
Published: July 26, 2016
Publisher:  Kensington
Sold by:  Penguin Random House

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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 . . .
 

My Thoughts:  Having read and thoroughly enjoyed several of Jackie Ashenden's books before, needless to say, when I saw the cover and read the blurb for Dirty For Me, I knew I had to read it.  I was not disappointed.  Zee is hot, a badass, alpha, protective, and sexy as sin - the bad boy we girls all love to love.  Tamara Eliot is classy, beautiful, controlling, keeps her life compartmentalized and focused, yet there is something about Zee that makes her want to break out of the box she's created for herself, something primal, something forbidden, something dirty, something real.  

When circumstances bring them together, try as they may, neither can stay away, even though it would be best if they did.  Both of them find themselves falling into something deeper, more than just dirty hot sex.   Zee's world is dangerous, very dangerous, and one that can touch and damage everyone he cares about, especially Tamara. 

The romance is hot, and the story is both sexy and dnagerg.  I came to really like Zee - he becomes Tamara's own bad boy version of a Dangerously Dirty Dark Knight whose armor is far from shiny....but then that is exactly the kind of Knight Tamara needs him to be.  

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