Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Dirty Exes by Rachel Van Dyken

They’re serving up some red-hot revenge. A sizzling series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel van Dyken.

Blaire has never quite gotten over Jessie Beckett, the ex–NFL star whose kisses were hot enough to ignite the entire Eastern Seaboard. When he chose work over her, Blaire was left brokenhearted. Why else would she have married a skeezy two-timer, just to divorce him less than a year later?

Now Blaire is getting even by becoming one half of Dirty Exes, a PI firm fully committed to humiliating cheating jerks. If only the new jerk she’s been hired to uncover wasn’t Jessie Beckett himself.

Exposing Jessie isn’t going to be easy, especially when she still daydreams about his sexy smile. Further complicating matters is Colin, Jessie’s best friend. He’s gorgeous, a little bit cunning, and willing to help Blaire get the inside scoop on Jessie—for a price.

Now caught between two men—one totally right and the other totally wrong—Blaire will need to decide just how much she’s willing to risk… and whom she’s willing to risk it for.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Rachel Van Dyken is a new-to-me author.

Blaire is a scorned woman who took matters into her own hands by opening up an investigation firm to catch cheaters with her new BFF, who also happens to be a scorned lady.

With an interesting, catchy opener, I was hooked from the start. It was light yet emotional, raw and real with the ability to laugh at one's self.

With two hurt women starring in the novel, it was a pleasure to see how the author showed it wasn't only the men who cheat or harm their significant other – I appreciated the equality of it, by not assuming only men cheat.

A large portion of society has been in Blaire's position, so it's easy for the reader to connect with her. She's not quick to trust, with good reason.

To paint a whole picture, the suspected cheater and his best friend are given points-of-view, which ramps up the angst and giddy anticipation.

Dirty Exes was surprisingly not predicable. I can overlook just about anything if the author surprises me, not that there was anything to overlook in this case, but I was surprised in the direction the romance went, when it looked as if it would go another direction.

The romance was scorching hot, slow-burn, tension filled, as Blaire learned to trust and let go of the past, to let go of perceived roles she places people in. The good guy no one can live up to. The player who cannot commit. The safe guy who destroyed her sense of self, to the point she couldn't trust anyone when the safe guy hurt her.

This was Blaire's journey to grow up and move on, but also Jessie and Colin's journey to do the same.

Dirty Exes pulled me from a funky mood, entertaining me on every page, thoroughly enjoying a genre I don't normally read. I look forward to reading more by this author, especially more in this series, using it to put a smile on my face and hope in my heart.

One con: the baby thing was never explained. Still have no idea what happened there. It was talked around, too much left up to reader interpretation. It sounded like it predated Blaire catching them cheating.

Rachel Van Dyken is one of my all-time favorite authors and I’m so excited to be starting a new series by her. This book is incredible, I couldn’t put it down.

Blaire and Isla are both woman who were scorned and they’ve now made it their business to bust cheaters. Blaire’s next job is a blast from the past, the man she never got over, Jessie Beckett. Jessie is in a marriage that he thinks he wants out of, but so that he doesn’t ruin his wife’s career of writing about their perfect marriage, he hasn’t filed. Now, he’s texting Blaire and Blaire is waffling between having romantic feelings and getting the job done. When Jessie’s best friend, Colin, steps in and offers to help Blaire weasel into Jessie’s life, Blaire jumps at the chance… and winds up with feelings towards both men.

The back-and-forth between Blaire and Colin is hilarious, they’re interactions had me laughing out loud. I’m also going to say the same for Blaire and Isla, those two are an absolute hoot. This book was just fantastic in every aspect; humor, romance, and intrigue. I’m already so excited for the next book!

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Dirty Exes (Liars, Inc. #1) by Rachel Van Dyken to read and review.

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