Series: Dirty Duet #2
on September 17th 2017
Genres: Romance, Contemporary Romance
Source: Personal Copy
Also in this series: Dirty Filthy Rich Men (Dirty Duet, #1)
I’ve discovered Donovan Kincaid’s secret.
It’s dirty and filthy and rich – as dirty and filthy and rich as he is – and it haunts me as much as he ever did.
Even after knowing what I know now, I still want to talk to him, to touch him. But there’s an ocean between us, and I’m not sure it can be crossed with something as easy as a phone call or a plane ride.
Yet I’m willing to try.
He doesn’t know this yet, but this time I’m the one with the power. And maybe – just maybe – if the air were cleared and all our secrets bared, there could still be a chance for us.
And this dirty, filthy thing between us might end up being love after all.
Also by this author: Dirty Filthy Rich Men (Dirty Duet, #1)
Two Warnings Before You Go Forward:
- This is the second book in a duet. I recommend heading to the review of “Dirty Filthy Rich Men” unless you want major spoilers.
- Triggers! Same as Dirty Filthy Rich Men, there are recurring discussions of the main character being a victim of an attempted sexual assault.
Dirty Filthy Rich Men picks-up pretty quickly from where Dirty Filthy Rich Love left off: Sabrina has discovered Donovan’s dark secret while he’s potentially panicking while overseas for work. Despite knowing what she knows, Sabrina remains infatuated with Donovan and the two continue on in a will-they-won’t they get together scenario. Her reluctance to “fight” Donovan over his secret was superficial at best. (Apologies for the vaguest re-cap ever!)
First, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t connect with the shock I was supposed to feel over Donovan’s secret. Maybe it was because Sabrina forgave him so quickly. Maybe it was because Sabrina obviously wanted to stay with him no matter what. I just wasn’t as blown away as I usually am from a Laurelin Paige book.
What I Enjoyed:
- I loved how defensive Donovan was over their ‘non-relationship’. It was kind of cute how much he wanted Sabrina to realize he was faithful, even though he refused to have a “technical” relationship.
- Sabrina had a huge jealous streak that rivaled Donovan’s. So often in books, it feels like it’s only the man getting jealous. I enjoyed seeing Sabrina’s possessiveness and laughed a few times over how insanely territorial she felt over Donovan.
Where I Struggled:
- View Spoiler »This could have been bad reading skills on my part, but I got confused as to what made Donovan change his mind about being with Sabrina. For years he’s been obsessed with her from afar, but was refusing to have a relationship with her. Then he charged full on-to boyfriend/girlfriend status. It really felt somewhat like a Jeckle-Hyde story. (And was I the only one who realized the similarities between him and Alana from Fixed trilogy?) « Hide Spoiler
This wasn’t my favorite Laurelin Paige duo, but it definitely wasn’t my least favorite. (In fact, I really just want to go and reread the Fixed trilogy after this one). Overall, the ending wasn’t anything too unusual and nothing about it surprised me. Plus it really felt like this could have been condensed down to one book.