Down & Dirty
Genres: Romance, Erotic Romance, Suspense, Insta-love
My Rating: 3.5
Publication: June 1st 2017
Read: July 30th 2017
POV: First-person dual perspectives
Women come and go from my bed but they’ll never have my heart.
There’s only one girl I’m committed to and that’s my six-year-old daughter.
Every dirty deal I make is to secure a good future for her.
When I find Natalie in the back of my truck ready to die fighting, everything gets flipped upside down.
I saved her life and took her home. Her stay was supposed to be temporary but I don’t want her to leave.
I want to feel her soft, sweet body writhing underneath me, begging for more and never stopping.
But what’s really got my head spinning?
My daughter wants a mother.
I escaped Hell only to run right into the arms of another demon.
But Solomon says he won’t hurt me, not in that way.
He’ll keep them from finding me, but can I trust him?
He’s just another criminal working with the one who captured me.
I feel ruined from what I’ve been through but somehow, he makes my body come alive again.
He reminds me what pleasure feels like and I can’t get enough.
I’m beyond torn in multiple directions but that’s not the most confusing part.
How can a tattooed, muscle-bound criminal also be such a caring, devoted father?
Down and Dirty is a full-length standalone bad boy romance in my Small Town Bad Boy series. Absolutely no cliffhangers and guaranteed HEA!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Down And Dirty: A Single Dad Bad Boy Romance
By Annette Fields
Solomon (Sol) and Natalie…….
This review was difficult to write without giving you a wrong impression. First you need to know despite my negative comments, I did like this book. This was not my first book by Annette Fields and it won’t be my last. I believe the end goal is to be entertained by a book, and I was with this one. Also, I hope you’ll take my comments as information and not so much critique. Because we all have different tastes, what I think is ridiculous, you may not. That said, I’ll be brief so I won’t spoil anything for you.
Beyond her control, Natalie has been in a horrific situation for six months before she was able to get away. What she went though was downright tragic and life changing. The fact that she was not mentally affected by those circumstances and bounced back to reality so easily was unrealistic.
Sol takes Natalie in to help her. He opens his home to her and offers her a safe haven as well as kindness and protection. The fact he brings a stranger into his home and around his six year old daughter was also not something I’d agree with.
Sol is a hard criminal (says that in the blurb). A criminal is the very last person you’d expect someone in Natalie’s position to feel safe with. But they had strong chemistry and an instant attraction so being together was unavoidable. I did feel the love they had for each other and I enjoyed watching their relationship develop. There is some angst, suspense and danger in the book. At one point I was worried where the story was going and my concern went to the characters. Though in the end it worked out that everyone got what they deserved. And I do mean everyone. I thought the epilogue was sweet and I was more than happy with the ending.
That said, this was a short, steamy story with some over the top situations. If you don’t mind the ‘unrealistic’ in a story, you’ll enjoy this book. I did.
This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it.
About The Author:
Annette Fields is a soft-spoken California girl with a big and filthy imagination. She’s always daydreaming about her next hot bad boy story to share with you, her readers!
Aside from writing fiery hot romance and lounging in the equally hot California sun, Annette loves coffee, gin, and her bad boy husband.