Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Book Review: Dirty Bastard by Emily Milton and Shelley Springfield

Dirty Bastard
Grim Bastards MC #1

by Emily Minton & 

Shelley Springfield 

She's a biker chick with an edge.
Daughter of an MC President, Trix Slade is used to living on the wild side, but nothing prepares her for being kidnapped by the Grim Bastards MC. Hell bent on getting back home, Trix will do anything to get away from her captors—anything. There’s only one problem. Boz is as sexy as he is wild—a tempting combination for a woman like Trix.
He's a bastard with a soul.
The Bastards’ president, Boz Creed, wants to bring Trix’s father down and knows the best way to get to him is by using his precious daughter. Determined to get the revenge he seeks, Boz is willing to do anything to get what he wants—anything. There’s only one problem. Trix is as sexy as she is stubborn—a deadly combination for a man like Boz.
Can love between two rival clubs survive without someone taking the ultimate fall?

Each book in the Grim Bastards MC series includes an HEA and can be read as a standalone.
Dirty Bastard includes sexual situations and graphic violence. Not suitable for anyone under 18.

My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:

If you want him, don't let what he did get in the way.  Think about what he does from here on out, and make your decision of whether you want something more or not.

There's nothing I can do to stop it from happening.  I'm already falling in love with you, and I barely even like you.

My Review:

He was her preadolescent crush and teenaged infatuation.  But these biker clubs are not the warm and fuzzy alpha MC men trope that I am used to reading.  They are not the lovable and misunderstood bad boys that are loyal and tender to their women... nope... these guys are the real thing, the antisocial 1% outlaw criminal element; these are the rough, grizzled, and scary men that kidnap, murder, run drugs and women, and sell guns. Some aren't even loyal to each other much less their women.  The name of their club is the Grim Bastards, and the moniker fits like a glove for the most part.  The story of Dirty Bastard spans over a decade and was written from a dual POV - which I enjoy.  I like being in both main characters' headspace, even if some of the story and visuals had me cringing and flinching.  The writing is often erotically sensual and accompanied by a long-simmering love story.  This was my first experience with either author and as I am still reeling and vacillating in my opinion - it is onward to book two. 

Empress DJ

USA Today Bestselling author, Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. She is proud to call the Bluegrass State home. She claims she bleeds blue–Wildcat Blue! She has been married to her husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two wonderful children. Emily loves to read and has more books on her kindle than most people could read in a lifetime, but she intends to read every single one. She has published nine books, but there are many more are floating around in her head. She hopes to get them all on paper before long. She loves sharing her dreams with her readers.

Shelley was born and raised in Kentucky and doesn't see herself leaving the bluegrass state anytime soon. Shelley and her husband have been together for sixteen years, and they share three beautiful daughters and one handsome son.Although Grim Bastards is her first published novel, she has been a fan of romance reads for many, many years. Shelley loves all sorts of genres of romance but Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Comedy are her all-time favorites.

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