Book Review and Giveway: Quick and Dirty Box Set by Clare James



Author: Clare James
Genre: Erotic Romance, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 21, 2016
Publisher: Independent
Format: Digital eBook




Are you ready to get dirty?
Then prepare yourself for one hot and hilarious romp through Chicago’s underground world of pleasure.
Gabe Shannon was a broken man healed by…er, let’s just say unconventional methods. Stevie Sinclair is a woman simply trying to get her sexy back. When they find each other, all sorts of hot hilarity ensues.
Join the two as they take a tour of Chicago’s underground world of pleasure and find out why thousands of readers have fallen in love with these magnetic characters and their very unusual romance.

Read a quick Excerpt from Quick and Dirty Box Set:

This is different, we usually don’t scene. Not really. Even at the club, it was always just us – Stevie and Gabe. Stevie liked her kink with a wink and a smile. She didn’t take anything too seriously.
A slight warning bell goes off in my head because she’s resorted to doing a scene rather than talking to me. It’s not a piercing red-light alarm, just a caution that I should tread lightly. In my experience, role play was often used to get past deep-seeded issues. Or ways to ease anxiety and get what you needed sexually without having to come out and ask for it.
I can’t help that every one of these scenarios has me a little unnerved.
I also can’t help the need I have to give her whatever she desires. So regardless of the reason for this, I happily join in.







It’s quick. It’s Dirty. It’s insanely hot and hilarious.

Meant to be shaken, not stirred, this erotic tale features the combustible mixture of a kinky entrepreneur and a very curious city girl. The Quick and Dirty Series is great for fans of The Cocktail Series by Alice Clayton and The Tangled Book Series by Emma Chase.

Praise for the Quick and Dirty Series:
“5 stars -Wow! This book was just amazing. The heat between Stevie and Gabe is fantastic, and the scenes between them are scorching.” -Eat Sleep Read
“Ms. James uses Venus (the club) to engage all of the senses and I couldn’t help but think that Stevie is one lucky bitch. Kudos, Ms. James, you’ve set a new daydream standard.” – Love Between the Sheets
“5 Stars. I love Clare James! She certainly knows how to write something that has the pages steaming and your panties melting! Actually…Gabe had my panties melting…more than once!”-Romance Addiction
“If you’re into some hot erotic moments then you MUST read this. It kept me hot and bothered all the way thru it.” -Books 2 Fashion
“5 Star Review- OMG, I devoured this book. Steamy and erotic doesn’t fully describe the action that takes place under the sheets.” -Rusty’s Reading
“Wow Clare James knows how to bring the heat. Grab it today.”-Stephanie’s Book Report


Books in the Quick and Dirty Series:

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Dirty  – #0.5



Gabe Shannon has just been schooled … in the art of kink, that is.
After a heartbreaking loss, this broken man spins out of control until a whirlwind friendship with a stripper named Tash takes over his life.
With Tash at his side, the two embark on a crazy tour of Chicago’s underground world of pleasure. Yes, he’s gone into a deep, dark, and dirty (make that D.I.R.T.Y.) world that he never really knew existed. And surprisingly, he discovers he likes it. Quite a lot.
But the reserved entrepreneur soon realizes that hanging from the chandeliers every night is not all it’s cracked up to be. Well, it is … but it’d sure be a lot more fun if it meant something.
This erotic tale can be read as an introduction to the Bestselling Quick and Dirty Series, or to learn more about the gorgeous Gabe Shannon anytime during the series. DIRTY is not a mandatory read, but you may enjoy the series more after you roam around in Gabe’s head a bit.
DIRTY tells the story of how Gabe started exploring his dirty side, came to own Club Venus, and met the crazy beautiful Stevie Sinclair.




Dirty Little Lies –Book #1





Twenty-nine-year-old Stevie Sinclair has just lost everything: her boyfriend, her apartment, even her ugly bird named Free. (Yeah, she knows it’s a stupid name, so don’t start.) But most importantly, Stevie’s lost herself.
As she shuffles through her days in worn-out Hello Kitty PJs—eating ice cream, sipping wine, and contemplating her next move—a magazine article catches her attention. Blaring black letters read: “How to Get Your Sexy Back in Six Easy Steps.”
Stevie studies the article in the trashy magazine like the good student she is and immediately knows what she has to do. With the magazine article in hand, and a bottle of red in her bag, Stevie embarks on a journey to reclaim her life and win back her ex.
Until she meets Gabe Shannon. Gorgeous, single, and on a quest of his own, Gabe introduces Stevie to a lifestyle that is sure to help get her sexy back and then some. If she doesn’t chicken out … (Oh, you know where this is going.)


Dirty Little Tricks –Book #2




In this second book in the Quick and Dirty Series, beloved characters Stevie Sinclair and Gabe Shannon navigate through the ups and downs of their grown-up—albeit kinky—relationship.
And while Stevie’s thoroughly enjoyed every mind-blowing sexperience with Gabe, she worries she’s not enough to keep him satisfied for the long term.
So it’s back to the drawing board for Stevie …
First stop?
Club Venus for the annual Halloween masquerade party.
What follows is one insanely hot and filthy night of mayhem where nobody is who they appear to be … ah, you get the idea.
Dirty Little Tricks is the seductive continuation of Stevie and Gabe’s story and the very beginning for one lucky couple at Club Venus.


My Rating:

4.5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:


Dirty #0.5


“It was an instant bond of misery.  Two of Chicago’s most promising young men fallen into a puddle of ooze and self-loathing.”

“I’m always clean.  I always wore decent clothes, but my hair is usually a disaster and my five-oh-clock shadow, usually looks more like it’s approaching midnight.”


“It’s a body most men would want to protect… or command.  But it’s her eyes that make you forget how to breathe.  Dark and mysterious, they suck you in and forget it.  You’d give her anything she asked for.”


“That wasn’t a lie.  Nor was Tash’s assessment that I’m vanilla.  Right now, I’m not even on the board with a flavor.  But back when I was, vanilla is what was on the menu the majority of the time.”


Dirty Little Lies #1


“I’m so out of place.  All the women are perfectly posed in their sculpted Pilates bodies – golden and dewy – draped in tiny, strappy little numbers.  I, on the other hand, am secured in my modern-day girdle and vintage dress.  With coiffed hair, matte face, and pale lips to match.  I was going for Ingrid Bergman, but have a feeling it’s coming off more like the sad librarian who lives with her cats.  I was born in the wrong time.  I’m sure of it.”


“I smile with a contrived come-hither glance that I’m sure looks more like I have a weird facial tick.  I’m so not the flirting type.”


Dirty Little Tricks #2


“I’m on fire and sure I’m going to combust from the pleasure, or go blind, or be sent to hell in a hand basket, or whatever else the nuns used to tell me about sinners.”


Dirty Luck – NEW NOVELLA!


“I was beginning to realize that becoming Mrs. Shannon just might kill me.”


“The brute had thrown out my Hello Kitty PJs, as well as every last nighttime garment I owned, many months earlier.  I didn’t mind.  I soon learned that sleeping in the nude had so many advantages.”


My Review:


These stories provided some cardio for me as between the humor and the steam; my heart was pumping with all chambers.  After reading Dirty Little Lies, I dreamed about completing a life makeover like Stevie, I wanted to go from dowdy to sexy too.  Although – I am not brave enough to go through all the steps and bare it all in a club as she did, but what woman would not want to find and be adored by a sweet sex god like Gabe – what a fantasy.  The storyline was interesting, the books were well written, and I loved and cared for the characters and cheered for them all along.  The overall result was erotic, humorous, and romantic – which is the perfect combination in my opinion.  What more could a smut reader ask for?
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About Clare James:ClareJames_HeadShot

Clare James writes contemporary romance and new adult novels with spunky heroines and sexier-than-sin heroes. Her books have made several best-selling lists including the tender love stories in the Impossible Love series; the steamy romantic comedy Dirty Little Lies; and the touching family drama Wednesday. Her new title, Caught, is the first in a series about the women of Elite PR and their very naughty clients. It will be published with Entangled Publishing’s Brazen line in June 2015.
A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on – mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men – her husband and young son – and is always on social media chatting with readers.

Connect with Clare: Website | Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon



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