January 24, 2017
My job is to protect.
I’m the best, the king’s elite.
She’s the only thing that could ever distract me.
Logan Hunt is a guard. He’s constantly aware of his surroundings, knowing every angle. He’s intense, dedicated and focused. He’ll take a bullet.
His new assignment is to protect the queen regent, keep his eyes on her at all times. He’s more than up to the task.
Until a face from his past returns, and the mission he’s sworn to complete becomes his biggest liability.
DIRTY DEALERS is an all-new stand-alone CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE with sizzling suspense coming Jan 24, 2017. It features secrets, lies, double-crosses, angst, a touch of darkness, and panty-melting sexytimes.
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About the Author:
The “Queen of Hot Romance,” Tia Louise is the Award-Winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.
From “Readers’ Choice” nominations, to picking up USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, to winning “Favorite Erotica Author” (2015) and the “Lady Boner Award” (2014) (LOL!), nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.
A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the USA with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…
With all the suspense and mystery wrapped up in this story, unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. I will say there was definitely potential for me to like it more than I did but there seemed to be too many factors that hindered my reading experience of it.
For Logan Hunt, protecting people is what he does. His new post as guard for the queen regent is a task he is more than ready to undertake. But when the king himself tells Logan to take a few days off and recharge, something he is hesitant to do, Logan’s life is changed forever as it reunites him with Kass, or as he knew her Cassandra, his first love. Their second chance love story takes off from there but not without a few bumps in the road as Kass has secrets. Secrets that will threaten not only her relationship with Logan but also put the lives of others in danger.
Logan is first introduced in the Dirty Players Duet, which is a duology that focuses on Zelda, who is the queen regent’s sister and the king’s brother, Cal. For those who have read this duology, you will be well versed in this world from the very beginning. For those who haven’t, like myself, I definitely had a harder time understanding exactly what is going on. This was the biggest issue I had with this book because very early on I realized that it would have been better if I had read the Dirty Players Duet first because even though it says that this can be read as a standalone there is still a lot that you don’t fully understand as you are reading. This is ultimately why I had such a hard time getting into the story because I just felt like I was missing something.
As for the romance between Logan and Kass, it was rekindled fast which makes sense given that not too much time after that, obstacles rose up that threatened their relationship. While there were some steamy moments here and there, the bulk of Logan and Kass’s relationship was rooted in emotion as you are able to see through both of their points of view in every other chapter. The alternating chapters is something that really enabled me to see just how much they affected one another especially during the more intense parts of the story. This aspect of the book really brought the romance to life for me as it seemed to sometimes get bogged down by the amount of mystery and suspense found within the rest of the book.
There was no short supply of suspenseful moments, which grabbed my attention and propelled me forward through this book as you see Kass’s decisions over the last few years come back to haunt her, threaten her relationship with Logan, and put other lives in danger. Tia Louise also did a really good job bringing an air of mystery to the book as there is a key element in regards to Kass’s character that is kept under wraps quite nicely until it is revealed later on in the story. I did not see that reveal coming nor did I consider it a possibility which only added more intrigue to how the rest of the story was going to unfold.
I think if I had read the Dirty Players Duet first, I would have enjoyed this book a lot more. With that being said though, the suspenseful and thrilling moments of this book kept me on the edge of my seat as you are left wondering whether or not Logan and Kass’s relationship would survive. If you interested in a thrilling second chance romance that is truly tested by the very end, then check out Dirty Dealers by Tia Louise.