Series Book Review: Quick and Dirty Series by Clare James


dirty little lies

Dirty Little Lies –

Book #1

by Clare James




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 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.)

What follows is a story of self-discovery, romantic gestures, erotic encounters, and following one’s heart–even if it leads in unexpected directions.


dirty tricks

Dirty Little Tricks –

Book #2




How far would you go to please your lover?
Probably not as far as Stevie Sinclair and Gabe Shannon – who put it all on the table one Halloween night.

Be warned: Dirty Little Tricks is an explicit, hilarious, and insanely HOT and WILD ride.

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My Rating:

4.5 hearts

Favorite Quotes:

Dirty Little Lies

“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

“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.”


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 the first book, I dreamed about completing a life make-over 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 Gabe – such hawt fantasy material!  The story line 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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Clare James

Clare James is the author of steamy contemporary romance and new adult novels: BEFORE YOU GO,MORE, DIRTY LITTLE LIES, TALK TO ME, and JUST LISTEN. A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on—mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine.

A fan of spunky women, gorgeous guys, and super-hot romance, Clare spends most of her time lost in books. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men—her husband and young son—and loves to hear from her fans.

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