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Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott

Dirty Book Cover Dirty
Dive Bar #1
Kylie Scott
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
April 19th 2016

The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn't know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she'd marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong-maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?

ARIANNA’s Review

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Kylie Scott delivered an entertaining story filled with humor, sweetness and plenty of sexy times. This was only my second book by this author, but for sure it won’t be my last since I enjoyed this one, so I’m looking forward to read more books by her. ‘Dirty’ is the first installment in Kylie Scott’s new series entitled ‘Dive Bar’ and tells the story of Lydia and Vaughn.

“Do you believe in crazy at first sight?”

Lydia, our heroine needs a new life plan as soon as possible. And I mean it! ASAP! Because Lydia discovered on her wedding day that her soon to be husband has an affair…with his best man. Needless to say, she can believe it, at least at first. She needs to escape. She feels cheated, humiliated and she only wants to forget about the a$$hole who took her for a foul. She runs away from her own wedding, climbing over a fence and breaking into the first house she sees. She believes no one is home, so she gets in the bathtub having a meltdown, but surprise, surprise, someone is home.

“Nothing wrong with a man admiring a fine female chest. but if you disagree, feel free to hold it against me.”

Vaughn is a musician, but with his band no longer together he returned back home, even if for the past several years he avoided the place for multiple reasons. The last thing he expects is to find a brokenhearted woman in his bathroom. He is taken aback by Lydia’s voluptuous curves, but also by her drama, wanting to help this woman offering a place to stay, support and…so much more.

“No part was left untouched. My smile grew wider, my nipples hard and my loins Vaughan-addled. That’s a medical term.”

None of these two expects the attraction between them to be so strong. Lydia doesn’t need a relationship right now and Vaughn doesn’t want to start…something since he wants to leave town as soon as possible. What comes next are plenty of sexy and sweet times and many lough out loud moments, engaging supporting characters and delightful dialogue.

“I just want you to know, I will not be falling slave to your devil dick and demon tongue. No matter how good they are.”
“Hmm…
Is that your way of saying you like how I fuck?”
“Yes. Basically.”

This was a very enjoyable read with pretty much a little bit of everything. This one turned out to be a very delightful read and like I mentioned above I’m looking forward to read the next installments in the series. Both Lydia and Vaughn were endearing, well-portrayed characters and I had so much fun reading their story. Our heroine was pure and simply entertaining. She was funny, quirky, a genuinely good woman and overall a very likeable character. She has her own flaws and insecurities so I think she was pretty relatable. I had a blast being in her head! Vaughn was charming, kind and likeable as well and believe me when I’m saying that he will leave you hot and bothered manyyy times. He was perfect for our heroine and I have to say I enjoyed very much their teasing, their entertaining dialogue and of course their sexy times. Oh, my….their sexy times were so deliciously sexy. Vaughn was sweet, caring, protective, thoughtful and so good for Lydia. I liked the way he was with her and also their connection and friendship.

What it didn’t work for me so well was these two characters’ relationship development. They fell for each other pretty quickly. I can’t say it was any insta…something between them, but I must admit I would have liked the story to be longer, because I truly believed the ending and what happened between these two characters was a little rushed.

That being said, I enjoyed this one and I’m anxiously waiting for the next book in the series!

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