I am very disappointed in how short these books are. No doubt they are really good to read but I wish that they just had more. Making me wonder if I ever want to continue to buy these short stories because that's what they are. Not books.
There are so many emotions that I went through in this book. Wow, just wow. Meghan continues to amaze me with these characters. The main characters and how they met and what their lives are like now... great story. I don't like to give spoilers... this series is a MUST READ for anyone!
I normally do not fall or like the trap of here's free book 1, buts it's a trilogy. It's well written, captivates you with the characters and the story....,yes, I bought all three books! You will too! each is a bit short but this story of a country girl and an alpha male that turns into putty in her hands is awesome. You will not regret the purchase!!
I want more!
By Angela Kimora
Wow, Dirty Pleasures definitely delivered! I loved how Creighton really stepped up to the plate for Holly in this book, going around with her on her tour, really listening to her and her music. I loved watching Creighton mature in many ways. I see how hard he’s falling for Holly and vice versa and I fell in love with these two even more.
Meghan nails the short, sweet but to the point here. I want more and I want it now!!! *Channels my inner Veruca Salt*
Congrats Meghan on a job well done! I SOOOOOOOOOOO want to share some quotes, but I don’t want to ruin things, so go forth and enjoy the naughtiness that is Creighton Karas.
By Wisdom w/a Attitude
I liked it good read I will read more from this author
This is book # 2 in The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy. It is an amazing series that is best read in order. The order explains all that occurs and gives best understanding of the material to the reader.
Holly and Creighton's story continues as a married couple and the struggles with her career and being on tour does for their relationship. Surprisingly, Crey fights for it. Holly, on the other hand, has problems from her past possibly coming back to interrupt the wedded moments of bliss.
Crey wants to have a wife who feels the same way he does. He is protective and loving, but neither has said the words that count. So far, they are taking each day just happy to be together. In and out of bed.
I found this story to be a stronger, more compelling version of these two characters. I like the development and the heat. This is a great series and I cannot wait to read the next installment.
***This ARC copy was given for review purposes only.
Keeps Getting Better!
Dirty Pleasures picks up right where Dirty Billionaire ends and whoa do we get so much more story! Meghan does an awesome job of digging deeper into Holly and Creighton's lives, and for me, it just makes me start swooning more over Creighton. He's cockiness, although still there, begins to chip away as his and Holly's feeling grow for each other. This is a book your gonna love to hate! I find myself yelling at them throughout the story, frustrated at their choices but wanting so much more when the story is over. Believe me, if you were unsure about Dirty Billionaire (not sure how you could be), Dirty Pleasures will pull you right back in!
Dirty For Your Pleasure
For as much as I liked Dirty Billionaire, I loved Dirty Pleasures even more!
I love how this story is unfolding. There is deeper character development with Holly and Creighton in this book. As Holly goes out on tour, we get to see how Holly and Crey adjust and adapt to the new changes. I loved Creighton more in this book than the last. He tries to do the best he can in an unfamiliar situation. Holly has a very admirable sense of independence and determination to achieve her dreams. I still love her but had moments where I wanted to shake some sense into her!
As this series develops, I find myself more invested in the characters and have a stronger emotional attachment to both of them. I am trying to wait patiently for the last book to release but just can't get enough of Holly and Cray-I want more now!!
Moves along well, great story!
After the great ride that was Dirty Billionaire, I was a little concerned that March's sophomore entry into this series might come up lacking. Silly me; part two moves our story along nicely.
Our heroine, Holly, has left her new husband, afraid that he doesn't realize how important her career is to her. Creighton isn't happy about this turn of events and sets about retrieving his runaway bride. In the course of reuniting - or not - we learn more about both partners, we see some bad things happen that turn out to be not so bad, and we realize that both of the main characters are experiencing some similar feelings about their situation. The writing is smooth and emotional, the sex is insanely hot, and both characters are well-drawn.
There's a but at the end of that last sentence.
I try very hard not to give away plot points, not to spoil stories, and not to ruin the book for anyone. However, I feel the need to explain why I gave Dirty Pleasures four stars, when I wanted to give it five. So, without giving away too much, here you go:
There are tried and true tropes and tricks in every genre of writing, including romance. Some are great and really make the story better. Things like having your hero lose something that matters to them and have to fight to get it back. Sometimes a pregnancy scare can fit the bill, or an ex-lover showing up. There are, unfortunately, some little things that I dislike very much in writing. This book contains three of them.
1. I am not big on cliff-hanger endings. I knew going in that this book would have one, though, so that's not my biggest issue here. I also know that March will give me a fantastic climax to the story (much as Creighton does for Holly so often) and a satisfying, happy resolution to things. So I can live with the cliffie.
2. Miscommunication can work well in a story. However, when the lack of understanding occurs because one character won't shut up and let the other offer an explanation, or when one assumes that what they think is what actually happened and won't listen to anything else... it makes me nuts. I realize I'm not explaining this well, but I think most of you know what I mean. Maybe you were late for dinner because you decided to have a go at the blonde in your office, which is what your business rival told me, or maybe you were just held up in traffic due to a 2 car accident; assuming my version is correct, and refusing to let you tell me what happened, and then blaming you when the relationship isn't working? No. March employs this particular ploy and in my opinion it detracted from the book.
3. Why is it that no character is ever honest about their feelings until it's too late, or almost too late? I don't get it. This is not March's fault as it's part of the plot, but it makes me want to tear my hair out! I hate this particular trope and I wish she'd found a way to write this story without using it. That said, it's effective as heck.
None of which is a criticism of Meghan, because the woman is a fabulous writer. I love her work. I'm just being honest here.
Read Dirty Pleasures. It's a good story. Don't let my own personal preferences deter you. Holly is still head-strong (even pig-headed at times), as is Creighton. The pairing is fun, the naughty bits are very, very naughty, and the writing is excellent. Besides, you want to be ready when the conclusion to this series, Dirty Together, comes out!