I received this book for free from Caffeinated PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dirty Deals by Nicole James
Narrator: Virginia Rose, Ryan West
Series: Devil Kings MC #2
Published by Nicole James on January 15, 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 5 hours 57 minutes
Source: Caffeinated PR
I’m the president of the Devil Kings Atlanta MC. With a fractious club to rebuild and a revolving door on my bedroom, the last thing I need is 5’4” of sex-on-a-stick trouble.When a mysterious beauty shows up with her playmate’s body, dark soulful eyes and a bagful of cash, I’m willing to make an exception. I don’t fully trust her, but she needs my help.
Things are finally good. I’m one of the best high-roller hostesses on the strip. But I’ve lived in Las Vegas two years and have yet to unpack my bags. Why? Because shit always goes sideways. I should have known this time would be no different.When I’m asked to hostess a private poker game at a mega exclusive hotel penthouse, I end up in the proverbial wrong place at the wrong time.I’m the soul witness to a double murder and I’m suddenly on the run again, but this time I’m running for my life.I get as far as Atlanta before my Porsche blows a tire. That’s when he shows up. Dangerous. Drop-dead gorgeous. Scary badass biker. One I can’t take my eyes off. Maybe this town is as good as any to lay low.When trouble tracks me down, I want to run again. But he has other plans.He’ll protect me—for a price.My willing body in his big bed—all night, every night.That’s the dirty deal he offers.Dare I accept?
Where the President of the Devil Kings is involved, there are no rules. But I’ll stand toe-to-toe with him and make it out of this bargain with my heart intact. Because in the end, running is what I do best.
My top thoughts:
I enjoyed the first book and figured I’d get around to reading this book eventually. So when Kim asked me if I’d be interested in reading it for audio review, I thought “sure, why not?” Now I find myself thrilled that I agreed, because Dirty Deals was significantly better than Dirty Deeds (which I liked!).
What I liked/didn’t like:
I think I liked the scenario a lot better. Ashlynn is running from a double murder she witnessed – talk about wrong place, wrong time. Her luck seems out when she gets a flat tire – but turns out it was actually very lucky because that flat leads her to Rusty, president of the Devil Kings MC. I already knew and liked Rusty from Dirty Deeds, but I really enjoyed getting to know him better. Even though the story is, once again not exactly believable, it was far more so. I was able to get lost in the tension and worry for Ashlynn – along with the incredible heat between her and Rusty – without skepticism.
It was also fun to see where the MC has gone since Rusty became Prez. And I especially enjoyed seeing more of Reno and Butterfly from book 1. Unlike with the end of book 1, where I figured I’d read on eventually, I’m eager to read the next book. This ended on a slight cliff. Not a bad one, but enough that I am READY to read the next one. I don’t think it’s on audio yet, though, so I will have to wait.
Because, the narration of this series is FANTASTIC. It has two narrators – Ryan West and Virginia Rose – and they complement each other so well. And it’s my favorite kind of dual narration, where Virginia does all the female voices and Ryan does all the male voices. It makes it really easy to get lost in.