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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Review! Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott

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?

I liked a lot about this, and there were parts that did not totally work for me. Which makes this difficult to review, as I think I liked and disliked this, at the same time.

I really liked Vaughn, and I really liked Lydia. As people they were relate-able. The writing was wonderful and the dialog well done. I believed that they both acted as real people would act. The situations they found themselves in seemed slightly over the top, but that is the style of the book, so I was willing and able to overlook that, for the most part. Although, I think the over-the-top-ness of parts of the book contributed to my issues with it later.

I liked Lydia's internal dialog, she was funny. And their meet cute, with her in the bathtub in her wedding dress, was laugh-out-loud funny. My issue is that, at least for me, a little of the depth of the book was lost in via the tongue-in-cheek internal dialog. Lydia was not meant to be a serious character, yet the story-line is serious. For me, it was difficult to make the two work together.

Maybe it is the mood I was in while reading, that is always possible I suppose. I really have no idea...but there was just something about this that left me feeling like it was not quite was close, and it had potential...but it missed the mark, just a bit, for me. 

I think I was looking for something that was a little more on the "Dirty" side...a little more rough around the edges than this ended up being. the blurb, the title, the idea that he is rough around the edges, all speak (at least to me) of a story that is going to be a little rough around the edges, not so perfect, and a little darker.

But, it wasn't bad. I liked it, overall. 


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