Today we are delighted to be on tour with Laurelin Paige’s all-new contemporary romance, SWEET FATE (Dirty Sweet #2)
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Dylan Locke knows that pining over the young ingenue Audrey Lind is pointless. He can’t offer her what she wants. He definitely can’t give her what she needs. Thank goodness she’s half a world away, and he doesn’t have to deal with his attraction head on.
But fate has other plans for him, and when Audrey once again lands in his path, it’s only too easy to fall back into their easy rhythm. And then their easy banter. And of course, each other’s arms.
He tells himself nothing has changed. She still wants forever, and he still thinks tomorrow is long enough. But watching her search isn’t as easy as he thought it would be, and now Dylan must figure out if he’s really the love Scrooge he professes to be or if he’s been Fate’s willing victim all along.
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Reviewed by Emma on behalf of KFF
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Dylan Locke has had me enamoured since he first entered the world of Dirty back in Dirty Filthy Rich Men. I hadn’t known back then that the author would be creating a Duet about Audrey and him. So many ups and downs. The push and pull of a man shattered into so many small pieces it appeared he was unfixable. Full of cynicism and hopelessness, Dylan is magnetically drawn to Audrey. Shiny and glowing with belief in fate that she will one day meet The One.
‘It was Audrey. She’s ruined me when I’d seen her again. I’d been reminded that she was the brightest light in existence. Everything else was dull in comparison’
Like the first installment in this duet, Dylan is highly allergic to entanglements with strings. Stringless and bowless, he steers himself down a path of simplicity (or so he thought!) Like two opposing forces, he’s pushed off of his chosen course and towards the one thing he could not foresee.
This read, unlike Sweet Liar, is told mainly from Dylan’s point of view, making for one very interesting foray into the mind of a man I have known for over five books now. I witnessed him wade through his worst memories; from the death of a loved one to the fail of his marriage.
Seeing Audrey from the inside of another person is a revelation. Her story is still full of depth and interest. In fact, the way she is through a large part of this book had me guessing truly how she was thinking and feeling, considering what we learnt in the first part. Don’t have a clue what I mean? Read this duet.
Audrey and Dylan steam the pages like a housewife dives through the ironing on a Sunday afternoon. It is one hawt read, scorching hawt; five-alarm fire hawt…okay, okay you get my drift.
‘I loved all of it.
I loved her.
I was in love with Audrey.
What was I supposed to do now?’
The final few chapters were pure gold. I couldn’t get enough of it, but like all great things; they must come to an end. This may be the finale of Dylan and Audrey’s story but it isn’t yet the end of the Dirty universe. Coming up next year is the story of Cade. MIA with many a question being asked who and what is Cade. A name but no story. A name with no history other than what other characters have provided. I am truly intrigued to witness the coming books. Bravo Ms. Paige, you keep outdoing yourself and I’m no longer surprised.
It was a completely different experience kissing Audrey, after I’d accepted the gravity of the feelings I had for her.
I knew the kiss meant nothing, that it would lead nowhere, but it felt like being bathed in radiant light.
Like I was an imprisoned man in a dark prison cell who, for one brief moment, was allowed to step outside into the sunlight. I was completely present for it. Each brush of her lips, each touch of her tongue—I memorized it all, imprinted every second into my brain so that I’d have it forever. I might still have worn shackles with no hope of freedom, but this moment mattered. It was real and divine, and I would cherish every last second of the stolen sunshine until my dying day.
I would’ve been content with only kissing, with just the shallow lifts and falls of her chest and frantic hands trying to caress and cling.
But Audrey had other ideas in mind, demonstrated by the quick work of her hands at my waist, unbuckling my belt, undoing my trousers, the slip of her hand inside the opening to stroke the outline of my very prominent erection.
“This,” she said between kisses. She pulled at the elastic waistband of my boxers and dipped her hand in to touch me directly.
I hissed at the feel of her soft hand against my hot skin.
“I want this,” she begged. “Can I have this?”
With over 2.4 million books sold worldwide, Laurelin Paige is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author. Her international success started with her very first series, the Fixed Trilogy, which, alone, has sold over 1 million copies, and earned her the coveted #1 spot on Amazon’s bestseller list in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia, simultaneously. This title also was named in People magazine as one of the top 10 most downloaded books of 2014. She’s also been #1 over all books at the Apple Book Store with more than one title in more than one country. She’s published both independently and with MacMillan’s St. Martin’s Press and Griffin imprints as well as many other publishers around the world including Harper Collins in Germany and Hachette/Little Brown in the U.K. With her edgy, trope-flipped stories of smart women and strong men, she’s managed to secure herself among today’s romance royalty.
Paige has a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theater and a Masters of Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis, and she credits her writing success to what she learned from both programs, though she’s also an avid learner, constantly trying to challenge her mind with new and exciting ideas and concepts. While she loves psychological thrillers and witty philosophical books and entertainment, she is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.
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