Real Dirty and Real Sexy by Meghan March
Narrated by Sebastian York & Elena Wolfe
Must be read together, neither stands alone.
Contemporary Erotic Romance
Every time I read (or listen) to a Meghan March book I am completely enthralled. The Real Dirty Duet is no exception. I must admit, as much as I try to embrace the duet, that two week gap between the book releases (then I also had to wait for a credit) really took away from the experience a bit for me, so now that they are both out, make sure you can buy both Real Dirty and Real Sexy and listen or read straight through.
Though the Real Dirty duet stands alone, it has strong ties to the Dirty Billionaire, Dirty Girl and Real Duets. Boone, the mega country star who is the hero of the Real Dirty Duet was Holly’s (from Dirty Billionaire) singing partner, and had a car built by Logan in the Real Duet. A car that was being delivered to be part of the elaborate proposal Boone was planning for his girlfriend. But she didn’t show. In fact, she was marrying some other guy in Vegas instead. So Boone needs a drink, and he doesn’t want to be recognized, so he ends up at an old has-been Nashville Bar that is barely keeping its doors open.
Ripley Fisher works her ass off to keep the failing bar open. It’s her only connection to her mother, who was murdered in the bathroom along with a male country star. The murder is still unsolved, but Ripley’s dad is an angry bitter asshole about it. Ripley has some misplaced obligation that she has to help the shithead and pay his bills. She also helps her nasty cousin. I certainly would not say that Ripley was the strong and feisty heroine I expected from Meghan. She was a bit of a doormat who spent most of her time angry and feeling sorry for herself while she worked her ass off for miserable jerks who didn’t appreciate her. Yet I felt for her, she had HORRIBLE luck and really wanted to see her find happiness.
Ripley had one huge rule. After what happened to her mom, she would never date a country star. Her father wouldn’t even allow them in the bar. But when Boone wandered in, she couldn’t deny the strong pull they both felt immediately.
“It’s not fair for a man to be gorgeous, rich, talented, and have a huge cock, is it?”
Oh boy, the chemistry was HOT!
“She’s going to be as hot as fire, and God help me, but I don’t care if we both burn.”
Then Boone thinks he’s helping her and makes things even worse. She is MAD, and still fighting him every step of the way.
“I want her. I want all that rage burning through her underneath me. On top of me. Wherever the hell I can get her.”
Boone doesn’t give up, and she can’t help but melt from the superstar. Neither could I.
“Sugar, I’m gonna give you everything.”
Man, he was a dirty boy too.
But she was so damaged. Her life was so fucked up, she spent the entirety of it unloved, and working her ass off at that bar.
“Girls like me don’t get happily-ever-afters.”
“I’m just gonna have to prove you wrong then.”
Boone is genuinely a good guy, he is down to earth and real, despite his star status. And he is unbelievable sexy.
“You’re a good man, Boone.” His smile takes on a wicked edge. “I might be a good man, but I want to do very bad things to you.”
The second book was a bit more of an exciting roller coaster. A lot happened in this duet. Not only do you really get to know the characters and see the relationship develop, you get a lot of story with plenty of twists and turns.
Now if Boone Thrasher would only call me Sugar!
“What makes you think I’m going to hurry a damn thing? You’re meant to be savored, Sugar, and all this sweetness is mine.”
- Super hot.
- Made me fall for a country star.
- Damn, I want a guy to call me Sugar!
- The bird.
- Amazing banter.
- Lots of story and story development. It never felt rushed.
- The tie-ins with the other books.
- Ripley was a bit too much of a doormat.
Sebastian York doing Meghan March’s HOT writing? OMG yes. Elena Wolfe and him are a great combination, though I’d love to see him with someone else for a change.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: Book 1- 4.25 stars, Book 2- 4.5 Stars Total: 4.5 Stars, Heat: 4.75, Narration: 5 Stars
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