Title: DIRTY TALKER
Series: Single Dads Club #2
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy 18+
Release Date: June 12, 2017
Model: Zack Salaun Photographer: Wander Aguiar Cover Designer: RBA Designs
Party girls. Platinum blondes. Zero expectations.
I used to think that if you could combine all three into one female, you’d have the perfect woman. The other guys in the Single Dads Club razz me for wearing the crown of the forever bachelor. The one who’ll be in his seventies chasing down young hotties in his wheelchair.
Then why the hell does Ava Pearson—an outdoorsy girl, a brunette, and a woman who screams stability and responsibility—seem to be the only woman on my mind lately?
Especially when I’ve got enough obligations without adding any complications to the mix—my son, my bar…well, that’s about it. But that’s enough for a guy like me.
It’s the cupcakes. It’s gotta be the cupcakes she bakes that keep me coming back for more. After all, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Well, it’s apparently a direct target to his dick, too.
Did I forget to mention that she’s my buddy’s daughter…another member’s daughter?
Ava might say she can handle being friends-with-benefits, but I’m not sure she can. Unfortunately for her, I’m too selfish of a prick to care—until I do.
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I really liked Dane in this book. I was neutral about him in the first book in the series, Real Deal. Although, there is an intro in this book from Dane, and he understands why we readers may not have been all that fond of him.
I appreciated this approach, and the idea that the authors knew that he would be a bit of a tough sell to readers, and to Ava, after getting to know him in Real Deal. While this is a standalone, I do think you will benefit from reading the first book in the series (don’t worry, it was good and you will enjoy it) so you have a better idea of the reservations the reader, and Ava, start with at the beginning of this title.
But, and I was not surprised by this at all as Piper Rayne is good at this, there was a lot more going on with Dane than you would have guessed, and this is intentional on his part. The happy-go-lucky guy who doesn’t worry about much isn’t who Dane really is, but there is a lot going on, and he is not totally comfortable with sharing all of it. So, he keeps a lot of himself hidden.
I really enjoyed that we find this out about him as Ava does, we are along for her ride, so to speak, and we see their relationship develop along with the momentum given by each revelation as to who he really is.
Piper Rayne is a favorite of mine, in fact, when we saw people posting about the book, we reached out to the authors to see if we could get our hands on a review copy…which worked out nicely….because when we hear there is a new book by this writing duo, we want to read it.
The pacing was strong, and the plot was good. It was a little tough at the beginning to really get all that excited about Dane, but he (and the authors) knew this going into it, which helped.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and I recommend it.
I'm a fan of Piper Rayne's work. I know when I read their books I'm going to laugh, shake my head and fall in love with a sexy hero. Single dad stories are a particular weakness of mine so I had high expectations for the Single Dads Club series but I'm going to be honest. I wasn't sure after reading book one in the series if I was going to LOVE Dane. Boy, did these authors ever prove me wrong.
We'll start with Ava-and let me tell you this is a girl after my own heart. She's a baker (one of my hobbies), she's sassy and she's strong. She's not afraid of going after what she wants, whether it's pleasure for one night or holding out for a relationship. I loved that she gave as good as she got with Dane. I enjoyed getting to know more about Ava in this book.
Then there's Dane. Again, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about Dane. But I trust these authors-they know their characters. Once you get to peek inside Dane, I swear you'll fall in love just like I did. There's reasons for his behavior, and I may have shook my head at them at times, but I respected them. I respected Dane. His actions had me swooning-trust me, you'll know what I'm talking about when you read this.
These two together were fantastic. The passion between them is completely believable. The attraction, the lust just oozes off the page. Add in love and I was a goner. Totally and completely worth it.
These authors have a knack for creating secondary characters who add to the storyline and make the reader want to know more about them. It was fun to catch up with Cat again and I can't wait to see where this series takes Charlie.
This writing duo has quickly become a team that I enthusiastically one click. While this is technically a standalone I do recommend reading the first in the series before reading this one. I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next from this pairing. I recommend this book!
What Others are Saying:
“SEXY, SWEET, & SCRUMPTIOUS!” – Dani from Dani’s Book Review Blog
“This book was hilarious and hot! Ava and Dane's story is everything I hoped it would be!” – Mary from Smut Your Mouth
“Dane has totally stolen my Heart!” – Elizabeth from White Hot Reads
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