on April 19th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.
Lydia Green doesn't know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.
Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she'd marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong-maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.
After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?
We’ve all read the jilted wedding stories, with the bride finding the groom in a compromising position right before the ceremony. But in Dirty, the compromising position is the groom and the best man. What else is there to do, especially when the entire guest list includes family, friends, and co-workers of the groom, but run? So, that’s exactly what Lydia does and ends up hiding out in this tall, sexy, tattooed man’s bathtub– enter Vaughn #sexysexy
“The man was obviously some sort of ridiculously cool Idaho sex god.”
From the first moment Vaughn (and I have to add that I LOVE this name) was mentioned I was swooning. Maybe I was just in the mood for the “rough and tough” type, I don’t know- this man is SEXY, but he is also fun. Even though he has his own drama going on, he doesn’t let it weigh him down and he still has a good outlook on life. Plus I enjoyed his funny sarcasm. Lydia turned out to be a very self-reliant female character. I kind of thought at the beginning of the book that she was going to be someone who feels sorry for themselves and the cards that they’ve been dealt. But, that was actually the exact opposite of her personality. She moved forward rather quickly and figured out a way to get her life back on track. Plus, she had a great sense of humor that made me laugh out loud several times.
“You’re in me. Have been since the first day I met you. I fought it for a while, but that’s over.”
“You’re in me too.”
“Good … ‘Cause that’s where I’m going to stay.”
I buried my face against his chest. Damn tears.
“I mean that literally too,” he whispered against my ear. “You get that right?”
I liked the fast friendship between Lydia and Vaughn, and as always I love a good friends-to-lovers story line. Pretty much from the beginning the sexual tension between these two was HOT- so when they finally give in, it is beyond steamy and dare I say pretty #skokieread (it’s been awhile since I have thrown that word out there!!). Also, the list of secondary characters was great! I am sure a lot of them will be (hopefully) getting their own book, since this is a series and that is how author Kylie Scott seems to be setting it up. Which, I am very excited for! I think the only thing missing for me was a male point of view (POV). I really love a dual point of view, but sometimes it isn’t necessary in books; however, I think it would have worked great in this one! I also feel like the end (and a lot of the second half of the book) was a bit rushed. Overall, Dirty was a fun, quick read.