Friday, March 25, 2016

Review: The Dirty Secret by Kira A. Gold

Publication Date: March 28th 2016 by Carina Press
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About the book:

From the Desk of Donna Edith…

My services are unconventional. My clients come to me with needs and I match them to other clients with needs of their own…

Promising young architect Killian Fitzroy: Driven, clever, eager to prove himself. Starved for sex, though he’s come to me for professional assistance, not personal. Needs: Someone unique, creative and fast. An artist with a feminine perspective to breathe life into a house he’s built.

Aspiring scenic designer Vessa Ratham: Sensuous, spontaneous, but secretive. Recently returned to Vermont armed with an art degree that qualifies her for little more than waiting tables. Needs: An opportunity to shine.

Yes, Killian and Vessa will satisfy each other nicely—in more ways than one.

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed the relationship parts of The Dirty Secret.  The building of chemistry and the sex scenes were sensual, and extremely hot, beautifully written.  I liked that the problems this couple face never reached an angsty drama filled level, where I’d roll my eyes and want to throw my Kindle out, but the conflict still captured my interest and kept me on the edge a bit. 

Where I had some major issues was the amount of time spent on interior design.  I do love home decorating shows on TV, but I don’t expect that level of detail in my romances.  It was actually more detailed than a home improvement show, IMO. Such a high percentage of this story was devoted to color, design, and technique that I found myself skimming those parts and just reading any character interactions.  Far too much detail and too distracting for me. Had the author edited much of that out my rating would’ve been higher because, as I said, the romance was very erotic and beautifully written. 

3 Suns

1 comment:

  1. Great review Rachel -- I totally understand what you're saying about the home decorating details being distracting. That being said, always fun to read a book that is super hot, which it sounds like this was!