“Nah. Let’s walk around. See what screams ‘ride me’.” Nathan clamped his teeth together against the urge to shout, Pick me! Pick me!
Author: Lorelei James
When good, clean fun just isn’t an option. Just once, good girl Tate Cross wants to experience a red-hot, no-strings-attached affair. She’s temporarily left her graphic artist position in Denver to settle her aunt’s estate in Spearfish, South Dakota, but the city won’t let her sell the property until the landscaping is up to snuff. The Native American landscape contractor her friend highly recommends looks like he can meet all her needs, in the flowerbed and out. Nathan LeBeau believes few women look at the Native American man beneath the filthy work clothes and hard hat. When Tate offers to trade art lessons for dirt work, the tempting subtext is as plain as the lettering on the side of Nathan’s truck. But in truth, he’s tired of relationships based solely on sex. His goal of proving he’s not completely hopeless in matters of the heart is second only to his dream of expanding his business. It figures. Tate wants no-holds-barred sex right about the time the one-time Casanova wants a good old-fashioned romance. Bring on the battle of wills! This book has been previously published. Warning: A reformed bad boy who wants a taste of real love, and a good girl who wants just one taste of the wild side—and she’s willing to drive a hard bargain to get what she wants.
Thoughts: With Lorelei James being the author – and a title like Dirty Deeds! – I really wanted to like this book, but it just didn’t come together for me in this instance. It was just a bit unbelievable overall for me. My major disconnect with the book though was the constant emphasis on the Nathan’s heritage and the fact that he is Native American – it just did not seem important to the story for me. It almost seemed like the author couldn’t decide if she wanted to make discrimination into an integral part of the story or not, so instead it sort of just…wavered. I found it disturbing to the storyline, and I know Lorelei James and her talent – she is capable of so much more with her writing! These characters were just difficult to connect with, period. Not one of Lorelei’s best works.