Title: DIRTY LITTLE TRICKS (Quick and Dirty, #2)
Author: Clare James
Release Date: October 27, 2014
BlurbHow far would you go to please your lover? Probably not as far as Stevie Sinclair and Gabe Shannon – who put it all on the table one Halloween night. In this second book in the Quick and Dirty Series, beloved characters Stevie Sinclair and Gabe Shannon navigate through the ups and downs of their grown-up—albeit kinky—relationship. And while Stevie’s thoroughly enjoyed every mind-blowing sexperience with Gabe, she worries she’s not enough to keep him satisfied for the long term. So it’s back to the drawing board for Stevie … First stop? Club Venus for the annual Halloween masquerade party. What follows is one insanely hot and filthy night of mayhem where nobody is who they appear to be … ah, you get the idea. Dirty Little Tricks is the seductive conclusion to Stevie and Gabe’s story and the beginning for one lucky couple at Club Venus. Be warned: Dirty Little Tricks is an explicit, hilarious, and insanely HOT and WILD ride. Only 99cents until October 31st!
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Stevie and Gabe are together and happy, but both have careers that keep them busy and they haven't had much time together lately. Stevie is concerned that Gabe will get bored with her so she starts scheming to plan special things to keep Gabe excited about their sex life. Finally she decides that what they need is a night at the club where their sexual adventure began, but things are not the same as when Gabe was in charge and the club is not the safe space it once was.
Since we get this story through both Gabe and Stevie's perspectives, it can be tough knowing that neither character has a reason to be concerned while watching them both struggle. Gabe has some pretty awesome plans, but they take a lot of time and energy. He is trying to surprise Stevie by revealing everything once it is complete, but starts to realize that their relationship is taking a hit in the interterm. Stevie's last relationship ended after the sex ran cold and the relationship lost its heat. She doesn't want that to happen between her and Gabe, and old insecurities start to arise. It was great to spend more time with these characters, and see the evolution of Gabe and Stevie's relationship. I have enjoyed these short, hot reads, and would like to continue with the series as more installments are released.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review
Dirty Little Tricks (Quick and Dirty Book Two)
Dirty Little Lies (Quick and Dirty Book One)
About the Author
Clare James is the author of steamy contemporary romance and new adult novels: BEFORE YOU GO and MORE. A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on—mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine. A fan of spunky women, gorgeous guys, and super-hot romance, Clare spends most of her time lost in books. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men—her husband and young son—and loves to hear from her fans