Friday, 11 December 2015
Review: Dirty Lies by Emma Hart
Series: Burke Brothers (Book 2)
Publication Date: 12th October 2014
Aidan Burke is the perfect rebound guy for Jessie Law after she catches her asshole ex-boyfriend with his hands down some other girl’s pants. The world-famous drummer of Dirty B isn’t shy about his preference for no-strings-attached relationships, so when she meets him on a night out, she takes him up on his simple proposal: One night of fun. Hot sex. Zero expectations.
But Dirty B’s tour is over, and they’re back in South Carolina—which means running into Aidan more often than Jessie would like.
When Aidan saves Jessie from her ex-boyfriend by insisting the two are dating, the band’s manager convinces them to keep up the charade in the hopes of re-inventing Dirty B’s image as lovable bad boys, as opposed to d-bags. Now all Aidan and Jessie have to do is put on a very obvious, very public show to convince everyone their affection is real.
But pretending to be in a relationship is harder than it seems. Aidan’s hordes of jealous fans have no problem bombarding Jessie with threatening messages online—and worse. And things only get more complicated when Jessie realizes her feelings for Aidan may not be so fake after all. Can Jessie live with the risks? And is Aidan willing to let her?
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Ah, I have a major thing for rockstar romances... Tattooed rockstar (drummer), with slightly sluttish tendencies, ends up in a fake relationship with someone he's known from high-school... Safe to say that Dirty Lies was no exception!
I really enjoyed the book. I liked that it was written in dual POV, I loved the banter between the characters, I enjoyed how their relationship evolved, I loved the secondary characters... In fact, the only thing I didn't love - and it cost it a 'star' - was how bloody long it took Aidan and Jessie to cut the shit and admit they were it for each other! It created too much unnecessary angst and drama which detracted from a story which was otherwise great fun.
Never-the-less, I recommend it to all fake relationship / friends to lovers / rockstar romance fans!
This author / series had been on my TBR radar for a while and I'm now hooked! Lead me onto the next one!
(Or more accurately off to the beginning for the series for this is book 3, but don't worry you don't need to have read the others to read and enjoy as they are inter-connected stand-alones)