Friday, June 24, 2016

ARC Review: Dirty Sexy Cuffed by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde

Series:     Dirty Sexy #3
Pub. Date:June 21, 2016
Publisher:Self-Pub
Length:230 pages
Source:Rockstar PR

This is the third installment of Carly Phillips' and Erika Wilde's Dirty Sexy series, which has followed the romantic pairing of each of three brothers, all tortured heroes that you want to snatch up and smother with love. Each brother is different... the caretaker, the bad boy, and the good guy - but they are all undeniably hot hot hot.

The hero of this installment is the good guy law enforcement officer, Levi Kincaid. As a result of his horrific childhood, Levi is a button-down, straightlaced teetotaler that maintains control at all times. But don't let his good boy act fool you because he also likes to get dirty, and there is something extremely delicious about a dominant dirty guy with a heart of gold. I liked Levi quite a bit. He saw that Sarah was in trouble and took charge without being an ass about it. I think he handled her very well and their relationship started off on a good note.

Sarah Robins was a tortured heroine herself. Having spent most of her childhood in the foster care system, she didn't have a good foundation on which to build her adult relationships. She has trust and abandonment issues, and she is on the run from a possessive ex and cult fanatic. My heart definitely went out to her. I was a little worried that she was going to be a runner when it came to Levi... but she surprised me and stuck around to let him help. So I liked her as a heroine. She is a survivor and a good match for our in-control cop.

These are quick reads so they have an instalove feel by necessity to fit within the confines of the story. While this book had a good amount of steam, I didn't feel like the heat factor was quite as high as the previous two books. I really wish the story was longer because it had good bones and the structure would have supported more story with the steam. I think the details about the possessive ex-boyfriend and the Sacrosanct cult could have been drawn out more to amp up the suspense.  Oddly enough, this is the third cult book I have read this year... is this the new trend?

There is a bit of a surprise or cliffhanger at the end of this book that sets up the next story in the series, Dirty Sexy Sinner.  I wasn't expecting things to go in that direction, so I will be interested to see how that storyline plays out.

I received an advanced copy of this book through Rockstar PR in exchange for an honest review.


About the Authors


***About Carly Phillips***
Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com. 


***About Erika Wilde***
Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she's not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at www.erikawilde.com.


Dirty Sexy Series