Book Review, Giveaway: Dirty by Clare James 3

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Title: Dirty

Author: Clare James

Author Location: Minneapolis, MN

Genre: Erotic Romance, Romantic Comedy

Release Date: January 18, 2016

Publisher: Independent

Format: Digital eBook

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DIRTY by Clare James

Gabe Shannon is about to get schooled…

What drives a reserved entrepreneur to the underground world of pleasure and kink? Well, it could be a recent heartbreak, or a stripper friend named Tash, or good ol’ fashioned curiosity. Either way, he quickly discovers he likes it. A lot. In a fun romp around Chicago’s sex club scene, Gabe Shannon gets schooled. And, class has never been more fun…DIRTY is great for fans of Wallbanger by Alice Clayton and Tangled by Emma Chase.

Praise for the Quick and Dirty Series:

“5 Dirty and Yummy Stars. I LOVED this book!!! This book will have you laughing, smiling, swooning, and for sure have your panties melting.” – Book B!tches Blog

“OMG! This book is the hottest damn book I have read in 2014 yet! A scorching, sexy, and great book. Get your One-Click fingers ready ladies and gents. This one is a keeper!” -GIVE ME BOOKS

“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

“This pair had so much chemistry that it just about set my kindle ablaze. You will get caught up in this book and won’t be able to put it down. 5 out of  5 stars!” -READ THAT

“The sexy scenes in this book were HOT! Gabe is one that you shouldn’t let go!” -Novel Seduction

“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

“5 Stars! This was a great book. Very erotic and steamy, and funny.” -Book Worms

 

 

 

Synopsis:

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.   

Read an Excerpt from DIRTY

I’ve been spending a lot of time at the bar,” I finally told her, not taking my eyes off the city scene. “And strip club, if you want me to be honest.” It was the truth, and probably expected in some ways. My reasoning, however, was anything but typical.

Is it helping?” she asked, while scrawling in her notebook. She was always writing in that damn thing, and I couldn’t stand the sound of it—the dull scratch of pen on paper.  Dr. Fielding, aka the shrink from hell, couldn’t help herself. She dissected every word I said. Of course, she came highly recommended and had an incredible reputation. Yet, frankly, I wasn’t seeing it. I’d been coming here for more than a month and she continued to treat me like I was some kind of depressed teenager or recovering addict, like this stage in my life was just a passing moment. As if I wouldn’t be stuck here forever.

Right.

No, it’s not fucking helping.” I stood up and faced her, feeling the little control I had left begin to slip away. “And neither are these sessions, Doc.”

What do you think would help?” Dr. Fielding didn’t move an inch as I paced the room, stopping to toy with her knickknacks on the bookshelf.

Well, Tash –”

Your stripper friend?” She interrupted.

Well, that’s not how I’d characterize her,” I said, smiling now thinking about how Tasha would put the good doctor in her place after such a comment. “Plus, I think exotic dancer is more apropos these days.”

Apologies.” She smirked. “Go on.”

As I was saying,” I paused and raised a brow, just to be sure she wouldn’t interrupt me again. “Tasha wants to take me some place new tonight. But she said I needed to keep an open mind.”

 

My Rating:

4.5 hearts

 

Favorite Quotes:

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.”

 

My Review:

I adore Clare James, her erotic stories are volcanic in temperature and leave me gasping for breath and grasping my wine glass for hydration. The gal has mad skills. I enjoyed reading Gabe’s story as much as I did the first two books of this series. Read them all if you haven’t yet, and anything else of Ms. James that you can lay your hands on. She has earned her spot on my naughty favorites list for life.

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Other Books in the Quick and Dirty Series:

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DIRTY LITTLE LIES:

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.)

Available at: Amazon 

 

DIRTY LITTLE TRICKS:

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.dirtylittletricks_frontcover_web-1-188x300

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.
Available at: Amazon

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About Clare James:
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

 

Follow the tour January 18th – 22nd! One grand prize winner will receive an eBook Series of Clare James – winner’s choice – (Open Internationally) and two winners will receive a digital copy of a Clare James backlist of their choosing (Open Internationally).

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3 thoughts on “Book Review, Giveaway: Dirty by Clare James

  1. Reply alishadwebster Jan 27,2016 12:11 pm

    I love that I’m not the only one that holds wine when reading! haha great review!

  2. Reply Curly Carla Jan 28,2016 10:15 am

    Don’t tell my husband but he likes these BDSM books. Tehe

  3. Reply clarejamesbooks Feb 1,2016 6:17 am

    Awesome review! And I’ve heard of many men who enjoy a little dirty book 🙂
    Thanks so much for the shout out!!
    -Clare

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