DIRTY by Belle Aurora

DIRTY by Belle Aurora book cover

AUTHOR: Belle Aurora – Author’s Facebook Page HERE

TITLE: Dirty

SERIES: Raw Family, Book 2 (Book 1 Review HERE, Book 3 Review HERE)

PAGES: 393

GENRES: Abduction, Abuse, Dark, Erotic, Potential Triggers, Non-Consent

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BUY FROM AMAZON: Find it HERE

ISBN/ASBN: ISBN13-9780994371027 / ASIN: B01M8P0D9M 

MY STAR RATING

2.9/5

SYNOPSIS

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?

MY REVIEW

DIRTY by Belle Aurora

Och man! I was so disappointed with this book. The first one was so yummy and hot and suspenseful. This one was just kinda ok.  

In book one (find my review HERE), Julius came across as a dark and dangerous man with demons of his own but in this story, he’s just kind of…I dunno, a softy with a violent job. 

I’ll be honest, if this book didn’t have pieces of Twitch and Ling in it, I would have given up halfway through.  I just couldn’t get with Julius and Alejandra. They both seemed “nice”, ya know?

It started out strong but then just kinda fizzled out. Although there were some good parts in it, the main storyline just didn’t do it for me.

However, it came back with a freakin’ vengeance for the last 20% of the book. Finally! Shit went down, y’all and I was loving it. Now, I am looking forward to book #3!

  • ALEJANDRA – This poor girl has never known a day of proper freedom in her whole life.  Being a mob boss’s daughter and the eldest sibling there was a lot of pressure on her to be perfect, and she was. The perfect daughter, sister and mother figure to her siblings, and then the perfect wife.

She is such an innocent soul in such a dirty world. In fact, she’s so innocent that she tends to be a little too honest.

This honesty, unfortunately, triggers something nasty in her husband and from that day onward her life is hell. She is abused in every sense of the word and is desperate to escape this hellish life.

The first time Dino punched me and split my lip. The first time Dino kicked me so hard that my ribs broke. The first time Dino yanked me by my hair so hard that I needed to cover a bald patch for six months till new growth set in. No. I am not a psychopath. I am merely a hardened woman tired of being some asshole’s punching bag. – Alejandra

I found her soft and insecure at some points and then calculating and hard at others. She was an…odd mix, to say the least. And kept going back and forth between the two.

  • JULIUS – Ah, Julius. You could have been so much more! I was waiting for him to be some badass mofo and there were some scenes that could have made him that way, but they all just seemed to fall short.

He has awesome respect for women after witnessing what his father did to his sister when he was a kid. He’s extremely protective and that’s as it should be but at one point he says

“You fuck around on me,” he starts, reaching up to run his warm fingers down my jawline. “They won’t ever find your body, baby.” – Julius

Now, I don’t have a problem with what he says. Nope, I have a problem believing that this “nice guy” would say it.

Thank god for Ling and Twitch! Soooo glad that they made appearances in this book.  Without them, it would have fallen flat (sorry). 

I’m starting to love Ling just a little. She is so badass and hard but broke so much when Twitch “died”. Some of the things she says and does in this book have me loling where others have me like “wtf?”.

And Twitch, well damn, he’s still as yummy as he ever was (whoop whoop!)

I’ll just have to find my own source of amusement when all of this is over, preferably in the form of a man whose dick is so big it hurts. Until then, I have my fingers and my precious showerhead. Adjustable spray. – Ling

Don’t ever mistake my femininity as weakness. I will slit your motherfucking throat while reapplying lipstick. A word to the wise… Don’t always trust what you see. After all, even salt looks like sugar. – Ling

  • SEX SCENES – Well, I don’t actually have much to say about the sex. There wasn’t much of it really. And what there was…didn’t get my motor going. 

His lip curls and his eyes flash, as he drawls, “You gonna let me in that tight pussy, baby? That hot, wet pussy?” Oh, God. Such a pretty mouth talking such filth. So dirty. – Alejandra

FINAL THOUGHTS on DIRTY by Belle Aurora – I was disappointed. Her first book had me on the edge of my bed but this one I was mostly just wanting to finish it so that I could get to the Twitch and Lexi story in book 3. Like I said earlier though, the last 20% or so had me glued to the Kindle screen, it was so good. Arg, mixed feelings! Imma give it 3 stars.

3 STARS

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