Title: Dirty Little Lies
Author: Clare James
Release Date: January 25, 2014
Twenty-nine-year-old Stevie Sinclair has just lost everything: her boyfriend, her apartment, even her ugly bird named Free. (Yeah, she knows it’s stupid name, so don’t start.) But most importantly, Stevie’s lost herself.
As she shuffles through her days in worn-out Hello Kitty PJs—eating ice cream, sipping wine, and contemplating her next move—a magazine article catches her attention. Blaring black letters read: “How to Get Your Sexy Back in Six Easy Steps.”
Stevie studies the article in the trashy magazine like the good student she is and immediately knows what she has to do. With the magazine article in hand, and a bottle of red in her bag, Stevie embarks on a journey to reclaim her life and win back her ex.
Until she meets Gabe Shannon. Gorgeous, single, and on a quest of his own, Gabe introduces Stevie to a lifestyle that is sure to help get her sexy back and then some. If she doesn’t chicken out … (Oh, you know where this is going.)
What follows is a story of self-discovery, romantic gestures, erotic encounters, and following one’s heart–even if it leads in unexpected directions.
Portions originally published online as The Club e-series, Dirty Little Lies now has 70% more content, chapters from Gabe’s point of view, and a sizzling conclusion to this steamy tale.
I have no trouble spotting him—he looks like a picture. Business casual in grey pants and a pale blue button-down, sprawled across a plaid blanket with a picnic basket at his feet. His eyes are closed and his arms are folded behind his head.
I want to make a meal out of him.
Slowly, I move toward him, not wanting to disturb this image. I just want to savor him for a few more minutes.
A warm smile stretches across his face. Busted.
“You like what you see?” he asks, eyes still closed.
I play it cool and take a seat next to him on the blanket, fighting the incredible urge to mount him.
“The picnic?” I ask, refusing to feed his ego. “Yes, it looks fab.”
He opens his eyes and they look even brighter against his shirt. “So, that’s how you’re going to play it, huh?”
“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I smirk. How am I supposed to be sexy around this guy? He catches my every move. “I’m just very excited for our picnic.”
“Well, I’m very excited to see you,” he says, before yanking me down on top of him.
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**
~~ 5 Dirty and Yummy Stars ~~
If you are looking for that fun, sexy, steamy but quick read….Well Dirty Little Lies is the book for you. This book was wonderful!!!!! I got the privilege to read part of this book when is was self published as a serial novella called The Club. Let me tell you I am so glad that Clare James created this into 1 complete book. This book will have you laughing, smiling, swooning, and for sure have your panties melting. This was an easy flowing book. It is primarily told in Stevie’s POV but we did get some excellent Gabe POV’s thrown in there. I loved reading what he was thinking.
So the book starts out where Stevie and her boyfriend of a year hit a rough patch in their relationship and she moves out. In the mean time she reads an article about how to get her sexy back. That article leads her to a hotel bar where she meets Gabe. Things heat up from there. Stevie has created a list of things she wants to do to improve her situation, well this is where Gabe comes in….He is willing to help her with the list. What happens after their first meeting is so HOT…you will need to read it yourself to get the true pleasure of this book. Let me just say Gabe surely takes Stevie on quite the “adventure” 😉
I really liked Stevie’s character. She was witty and fun with a good head on her shoulders. I found her to be believable and relatable. I felt her reactions to a couple of the scenarios that happen in the book were spot on. I know I would’ve had the same reaction. I was only slightly disappointed in 1 decision she made towards the end of the book, but after finishing the book and thinking about it, it made sense to me as to why she made the decision. (Confusing…I know, just read the book so you know what I am talking about….lol ) As for Gabe…. Gabe was fabulous . I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face whenever he was in the story. He is so sweet and yummy. He is so smooth that I can almost hear his voice in my head when he is talking to Stevie. I also found him to be genuine. His relationship with Stevie never felt forced or fake to me. They truly made a great couple and boy could they bring on the heat 😉 I also loved how this book ended….I thought it was totally perfect for Gabe and Stevie 🙂
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for that quick, steamy, and fun love story that will leave you with a huge smile on your face.
Clare James is the author of steamy contemporary romance and new adult novels: BEFORE YOU GO and MORE. A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on—mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine.
A fan of spunky women, gorgeous guys, and super-hot romance, Clare spends most of her time lost in books. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men—her husband and young son—and loves to hear from her fans.