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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you purchase the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Title: Dirty Deeds
Author: Nicole James
Series: Devil Kings MC #1
Narrator: Ryan West, Virginia Rose
Published by Self-published on December 10, 2020
Length: 8hrs 15 mins
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Caffeinated PR
Format: audio book
Kara Harbinger’s only crime is having a court judge for a father. One who just happens to be presiding over the criminal case of the President of the Devil Kings MC. The DKs are about to use the biggest Achilles’ heel he’s got to bend him to their will, to buy his decision, to buy his very soul.
I want nothing to do with this job, but I can’t get out of it.
As a member of the Devil Kings MC, my life is a violent existence hinged on loyalty to the oath I took: Devil Kings before all else. I’m the club’s muscle, the brother they give the vicious, vile jobs, the dirty deeds. When it comes to my club, I do whatever they ask, whatever they need.
Then I see Kara, all sweet and innocent with her soulful eyes and sexy body. She’s a bright light in my dark existence. In her eyes, I see an escape from the brutal life I’ve lived for so long, a life void of feelings, emotions and light. She gives me the faith to believe I can have more, to believe I can have everything.
What do I do when my VP wants her taken as leverage to use against her father? What do I do when one look at Kara threatens everything I thought I held dear? What do I do if they want me to put a gun to her head and end her life? I’ll have to convince her to trust me if I have any hope of getting us both out of this alive.
He’s the only one who can save me.
I’m not supposed to want a man like Reno. He’s dangerous—a lawless, badass, alpha biker. I know I should be afraid, but the way he looks at me, with hunger in his eyes makes me want to become his. I believed the lies he told me. I thought he was a good guy. But when he takes me hostage, everything I thought about him is turned on its head. Now he expects me to trust him, even as he holds me captive. How can I trust a man whose loyalty is to his club, a club that wants me dead?
I must confess the cover of Dirty Deeds by Nicole James influenced my decision in choosing to read/listen to the book. I don’t read a lot of romances set in the motorcycle club world, but those I read I enjoyed and the premise for this one sounded promising.
Dante aka Reno is a member of the Devil Kings MC and the one responsible for carrying out the grunt work for the club. His latest assignment required him to kidnap college Kara, the daughter of a judge. The plan, use her as leverage to coerce the judge in dropping the drug possession charges against their president. Captivated by her photo, Reno followed her until the opportunity came for him to connect with her leading to a night of passion. To say this created a complication would be an understatement. He must do the job no matter what.
While reading, I learnt this was a spin-off of another series which portrayed him as a bad person. In Dirty Deeds, the reader witnessed his growth and discovered that beneath the bad boy exterior lay a heart of gold. I had mixed feelings regarding Kara. Sections of the story portrayed her as an intelligent, strong and determined woman with a fighting spirit. Then there were the parts where her whiny actions irritated me.
The story moved at an even pace and kept me entertained from start to finish. If you love your romance with lots of heat, then you won’t go wrong with this one. Passionate, hot and steamy, three words which define the relationship between Kara and Reno. The reader of the power struggle plaguing the Devil Kings, which made for some intense moments.
Ryan West and Virginia Rose narrated, who are both new to me. I enjoyed the duet narration. It was my first time experiencing a narration where both narrators did all the voices relating to their gender throughout the story. They both enhanced the listening pleasure
Overall, I had some enjoyable moments with this title. I recommend Dirty Deeds to fans of the genre.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: