From New York Times bestselling author Laurelin Paige, comes a sexy novella in her Fixed Trilogy Series…DIRTY FILTHY FIX, a new novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights! Grab your copy of this amazing novella today!
About DIRTY FILTHY FIX:
I like sex. Kinky sex. The kinkier the better.
Every day, it’s all I think about as I serve coffee and hand out business agendas to men who have no idea I’m not the prim, proper girl they think I am.
With a day job as the secretary to one of New York’s most powerful men, Hudson Pierce, I have to keep my double life quiet. As long as I do, it’s not a problem.
Enter: Nathan Sinclair. Tall, dark and handsome doesn’t come close to describing how hot he is. And that’s with his clothes on. But after a dirty, filthy rendezvous, I accept that if we ever see each other again, he’ll walk right by my desk on his way to see my boss without recognizing me.
Only, that’s not what happens. Not the first time I see him after the party. Or the next time. Or the time after that. And as much as I try to stop it, my two worlds are crashing into each other, putting my job and my reputation at risk.
And all I can think about is Nathan Sinclair.
All I can think about is getting just one more dirty, filthy fix.
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It has everything...and, yet, it doesn't feel like a story that is driven purely by sex and made up of sexy scene after sexy scene with nothing of substance in the middle. Add in the fact that it likely is the best novella I have ever read, sex aside, and you have one heck of a dirty, filthy, sexy read.
The 1001 Dark Nights series are all novella length, and they are supposed to be steamy. You know what you are getting (or at least what you hope to get) when you read one of them. And, they are all enjoyable, they are all short, hot and fun. But few, if any, of them are this good. This book is the bar by which all the others in the series should be measured. Yes, really, it is that good.
There was so much here. It would be so easy to write 40,000 words of sex, with no story or emotion. And, it would be easy to force it, or to rush it. I think, though, that this was the beauty of the story. Neither Nathan (Nate) or Trish were interested in being rushed, and there was no way this would have worked if Laurelin Paige rushed them. These were characters who know what they want, who have worked really hard to get where they want to be in their lives, and who know what they do and don't want from the relationships in their personal lives.
I love their independence. I love that both of the characters are a little bit older, as you really do believe that they are acting in the ways that work for them, and not in the ways that they think they should act while waiting for the fairy tale romance to happen in their own lives. It's funny, I think, that the characters I don't really like are the ones who seem desperate for the relationship, even though I know I am reading a book in which a HEA ending is a guarantee. No issues here. The writing is strong, you believe the characters and the plot. They act, and react, like real people who live a life that while being a little different than the average, everyday life for most people, are still real and relate-able.
This is not to say this isn't a romance, and that it isn't a fairy tale (sorry, Trish...it kind of is) but it is their fairy tale, and this is so important. Is there a happily ever after? Yes, there is. But it is on their terms, and in the way that works for them. Which, for me, is the real fairy tale. I want characters to get an ending, and a story, that I believe will be with them in the long run. In order for this to work, I have to believe it is their story. I know, I mentioned this a lot...but there are a couple of things about this that make it different than the usual romance, and I think it is really important to note that this is because it is their story.
Telling a good story is an art. Telling one that works for the characters and leaves the reader feeling satisfied is the greatest talent there is, and Laurelin Paige pulls this off with every story that she writes. Every. Single. Time. When I start one of her books, I know I am going to be up late, that I am going to be tired at work tomorrow and that if I don't stay up until the book is finished it is because I fell asleep holding my Kindle. She never disappoints.
I recommend this title.
I want to talk about these characters for a moment. They're so richly developed-which can sometimes be hard to do in a novella. Sometimes things are rushed, details overlooked so that a story can be told in a certain amount of words. There's no rushing Trish and Nate. These two felt like living, breathing people to me. I love that they're slightly older, I love how they both know what they want-even if they don't always express it in the best possible way to each other. The connection and spark between them is more than just sexual-thought let me tell you-the sex between them? Let's just say my kindle burned-happily.
I love the universe this is set in. I love seeing some of Ms. Paige's other characters make cameo appearances-especially one of my favorites. But these other characters don't overshadow Nate and Trish (and trust me, they easily could) but Ms. Paige balances them in such a way that they don't. This is a standalone, so don't worry if you haven't read any of the other books by this author....because I'm confident this novella will have you one clicking all of her other books.
The writing here? Sharp. Sexy. Dynamic. So vivid that I felt like I was IN the story. I was with these characters every step of their sexy journey and I wouldn't have it any other way. If you haven't read this author before....start here. I'm confident you'll one click everything else after. I loved this title and highly recommend it.
About Laurelin Paige:
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.
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