Author: Meghan March
Series: Real Dirty #1
Release date: May 9, 2017
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
I received this book from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I have everything a guy could want—a new single burning up the charts, more money than a simple country boy could spend, and a woman I’m planning to marry.
Until she doesn’t show up for my proposal.
The life I thought was so perfect, isn’t.
The guy who thought he had everything, doesn’t.
I’ve got my heart on lockdown, but life sends me straight into the path of a mouthy bartender who puts me in my place.
Now the only place I want to put her is under me.
I thought I was done with love, but maybe I’m just getting started.
Real Dirty is the latest book by Meghan March and is the first part of a Duet. Real Dirty is the start of Ripley and Boone’s story, and I love it. It has the normal March ingredients; hot couple, sexy moments, banter and a bit of suspense. My kind of book!
“I thought I was done with love, but maybe I’m just getting started.”
Boone is a famous country music star with lots of fans and paparazzi following him around. Despite his bad boy reputation (well, he was kind of bad in the beginning of his career), he’s a family guy; he loves his family and can’t wait to start his own. Boone is about to ask his girlfriend of two years to marry him, so he thinks he has everything he wants. Until he doesn’t. Turns out girlfriend had other ideas, and Boone is left angry and confused. Meeting a sexy bar owner around the same time confuses Boone even more, but he can’t help falling for her.
“Don’t call me sugar just because you don’t remember my name.” She’s still got me in the same category of every asshole who’s come into this bar with a record under his belt. “I call you sugar because even though you’ve got that sharp tongue, I expect you’d be sweet as hell once I got you under me.”
Ripley is struggling to keep her father’s bar afloat, business is going bad but she can’t stop trying. Her father isn’t any help, he’s too busy being angry and drinking away his problems. But Ripley keeps smiling and trying to find new ways to attract customers. Being so busy with the bar and all her dating life is almost no-existing, but she does feel lonely at times. When Boone walks into her life, Ripley is interested, but him being a famous musician makes him a big no-no. Too bad her heart thinks otherwise.
“How is it possible his voice can be that intoxicatingly sexy? And why did it sound like he was talking directly to me when he said all that stuff a few moments ago? If I turn back around, will I think he’s singing to me too? Riiiiight, Rip.”
Boone is just out of a relation, Ripley isn’t looking for a guy at all, but they both feel the attraction between them. In a short time, they become something, and you can feel their chemistry. Boone and Ripley together makes sense, you feel they belong together. Of course, this is a romantic story, so our couple gets to deal with some less pleasant things, but it only makes their story more interesting. Do Ripley and Boone get their Happily Ever After? Not quite yet, since Real Dirty is part one of the Duet.
I love Real Dirty! I like the author’s writing style. No fuss, no flowery details. Just two very likeable characters falling for each other and trying to make it work. And of course some very steamy moments… I’m very curious for Real Sexy, the second part of the Duet. I need some answers to a few questions I have.
“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.”
I love part one of Boone and Ripley’s story. I give Real Dirty 4.5 stars.