Title: Dirty Little Lies
Author: Clare James
Release Date: January 25, 2014
Twenty-nine-year-old Stevie Sinclair has just lost everything: her boyfriend, her apartment, even her ugly bird named Free. (Yeah, she knows it’s stupid name, so don’t start.) But most importantly, Stevie’s lost herself.
Stevie studies the article in the trashy magazine like the good student she is and immediately knows what she has to do. With the magazine article in hand, and a bottle of red in her bag, Stevie embarks on a journey to reclaim her life and win back her ex.
Until she meets Gabe Shannon. Gorgeous, single, and on a quest of his own, Gabe introduces Stevie to a lifestyle that is sure to help get her sexy back and then some.
If she doesn’t chicken out … (Oh, you know where this is going.) What follows is a story of self-discovery, romantic gestures, erotic encounters, and following one's heart--even if it leads in unexpected directions.
Portions originally published online as The Club e-series, Dirty Little Lies now has 70% more content, chapters from Gabe's point of view, and a sizzling conclusion to this steamy tale.
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I have no trouble spotting him—he looks like a picture. Business casual in grey pants and a pale blue button-down, sprawled across a plaid blanket with a picnic basket at his feet. His eyes are closed and his arms are folded behind his head.
I want to make a meal out of him.
Slowly, I move toward him, not wanting to disturb this image. I just want to savor him for a few more minutes.
A warm smile stretches across his face. Busted.
“You like what you see?” he asks, eyes still closed.
I play it cool and take a seat next to him on the blanket, fighting the incredible urge to mount him.
“The picnic?” I ask, refusing to feed his ego. “Yes, it looks fab.”
He opens his eyes and they look even brighter against his shirt. “So, that’s how you’re going to play it, huh?”
“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I smirk. How am I supposed to be sexy around this guy? He catches my every move. “I’m just very excited for our picnic.”
“Well, I’m very excited to see you,” he says, before yanking me down on top of him.
My Review: 5 stars
Wow! This book was just amazing. I loved how Stevie sets out to get her man, Max back. Then life happens and she finds an incredibly fantastic, sexy Gabe. Gabe gets Stevie like no other every has. This was such a fun, easy read. The heat between Stevie and Gabe is fantastic, and the scenes between them are scorching. Things get a little complicated, because that's how life is. Choices have to be made, but in the end I believe Stevie made the right choice for her. Totally happy with how things worked out. Was sweating it for a few, but Clare did not disappoint in this story at all. Read this book, you won't be disappointed. Oh, and reading from Gabe's point of view - so hot! This is the first book I've read from her, but I will definitely be looking for more from her.
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. Find her at: www.clarejamesbooks.com @clarejamesbooks http://www.facebook.com/clarejamesauthor