Book: Dirty Work, #1 of TBA
Author: Chelle Bliss and Brenda Rothert
Publisher and Publication Date: HEA Inc., 07/26/16
Genre: Political Romance
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.*
My Review in a Nutshell:
This was my first political romance and my first novel involving Chelle Bliss, I was pleasantly surprised by both! Imagine if Lifetime directed House of Cards, minus all the murdering and add hot young politicians, (sorry, Kevin Spacey) and wah-lah, you have Dirty Work.
What’s It All About?
Jude Titan: Decorated war hero- Republican. Reagan Preston: Daughter of current State Senator- Democrat. A political race that the media has taken special interest in, making it oh-so difficult when Titan and Preston find their selves head over heels HOT for one another. All is fair in love and war, right? Even when they’re bashing one another at debates and sexting at night, all while their campaign teams are digging up the dirtiest of secrets that even they believe were buried.
Dirty Work was a little slow going in the beginning, my initial thought was the plot line only involved the romance and the race, I was horridly wrong. About half way through, the crap starts really hitting the fan for Preston and Titan. Secrets on both sides come to surface, not only threatening their careers, but threatening to destroy their personal lives as well. THOSE are the high stakes I love. What else do I love? Hmm.. Reading something that involves politics and not wanting to pull my hair out, the authors kept it PG politically wise, I never felt that someone else’s views were being rammed down my throat, that is not what Dirty Work is about. Dirty Work is sex, scandals and self-discovery, all while they’re in the public eye- perfect for my drama addiction! I have to add that this was one of the most intense connections between characters I have ever read.
I rated Dirty Work a four and not a five for two reasons, it took a while for me to feel completely engrossed, and at times Titan irked me with his overbearing personality. Other than that, I adored this standalone novel. Once it geared up, I was left speechless for all the right reasons, and leaving me speechless is almost nearly impossible. Just ask my husband.
On a side note: To Brenda and Chelle: PLEASE do a spin-off with Lexi, it would be cruel not to.
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