Saturday, November 5, 2016

[Review] Dirty by Belle Aurora


Title: Dirty
Series: RAW Family #2
Author: Belle Aurora
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 31, 2016



BOOK BLURB

My marriage seemed perfect from the outside looking in.
People envied me. They wanted my life, wanted to be me.
 

Mrs Alejandra Gambino.
Wife of Dino Gambino. Daughter of Eduardo Castillo.
Respected. Loved. Mob royalty.
 

They had no idea of the horrors that lurked behind closed doors.
They didn't know I was at the lowest point a person could reach.
 

Enter Julius Carter.
Aloof, handsome, blue-eyed Julius Carter.
 

He saved me.
I screwed him over.
 

Now everybody was after me. My life was forfeit.
It was only a matter of time. I was a dead woman walking.
 

The question was, who would get to me first?







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OUR REVIEWS




5 Stars!

**I am going to try to keep this "series spoiler free" as possible...

Belle Aurora is one of my favorite authors. When I was introduced to the RAW family, it was an epic life-changing moment for me in my reading. And two years ago, it took me weeks to be able to talk about this book with bursting into tears... and then earlier this year we got the announcement! TWO YEARS and I still craved this series like I did the day I read Raw.

Dirty was one of my most anticipated books since the day of it's announcement... the day that fans of this series jumped up and down, overcome with happiness after a lengthy, yet totally worth it wait. The ending of Raw tore me apart and left me broken so the revitalization of this series was epic and definitely wanted... no needed for my poor broken pieces.

And we get just that... though not everything in this book. Dirty gives us another piece of the puzzle in this series and left us with the biggest cliffhanger yet announcement possible. The last page made me want to jump up and down, then scream and maybe cry.... again but it gave me hope and that is the best feeling in this world.

Now, let me tell you... Dirty was EVERYTHING I hoped it would be and more. This book was of epic proportions. I knew once I started, I wouldn't want to stop. Hours after starting, Dirty devoured me... chewed me up and spit me out. I felt... loss after this story ending and the pages quit turning... The suspense, twists, turns, angst, drama... the steam and passion... it was all scorching, addicting, and so dirty.

I am super freaking excited for the next... and the epic story that continues...

I highly recommend this book.




5 Stars!

The story has laughs, secrets, pain, betrayal, kidnapping, rape, abuse, and heartbreak.

Before reading this story please read the below books first...
Raw (RAW Family #1)

This is Alejandra and Julius’s story. Alejandra will do anything to escape her husband. He used to be a great man but he changed after they were married. Now he is a monster. When the chance to get rid of him comes up she takes it. Too bad that for her that one action forces her to run from everyone she loves. Can she hope no one catches her? Julius is after her. She lied and now she must pay. The chemistry between these two is off the charts. Now they are in close quarters and she must tell him why she did what she did. Will he believe her? What happens when she is tossed away again. She will have to protect herself. Can she do that or is this the end for her?

I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read.

I highly recommend this book.





4 Stars!

There's no way I am the only one that went into this book with a chip on my shoulder about it. After Raw...that ending, almost two years passing, I needed me some more Twitch and Lexi. The second book in this series was a long time coming and for it to feature different characters was a bit disappointing. Don't get me wrong, the storyline in itself was good, however it wasn't what I expected.

Belle Aurora likes to give her readers some dark and conniving characters and Dirty is no exception. The young, beautiful Alejandra is promised from her mob family to another to help stregthen ties. What nobody realizes is, she was promised to a monster. Dino and his whole family are pieces of S and I couldn't wait to see if they got what was coming to them.

Julius is the closest we get to Twitch and I instantly liked him. He is one of those bad guys you hate to love. He runs around with his bad ass sidekick Ling, who is all kinds of trouble. Especially because she is fighting strong feelings for her boss-Julius. After taking a job that brings them to Alejandra's doorstep, Julius and Ling are instantly in the mob business way deeper than they wanted to be.

Dirty is well written from various points of view and I am reviewing vague as to not spoil any of the storylines. And there are plenty to keep track of. Again, I felt let down after a two year wait for the second book in this series, however can see how it all ties together once everything is said and done.
 








AUTHOR BIO

Belle Aurora is twenty seven years old and was born in the land down under.
At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown's Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.
Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love.
Humorous romance novels.
Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles.
Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February 2013 Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love.
With words.
With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.
Friend-Zoned is the first in the Friend-Zoned series. Keep an eye out for this cheeky author.




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