Synopsis – Release Day May 4
On the heels of Dirty Secret, here is a sizzling hot romance featuring another Burke brother and the girl he can’t resist, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Game series. Walking out on my wedding wasn’t my best idea. Neither was throwing my cell in the lake and taking a job as PA for Dirty B, America’s favorite rock band, complete with every teen girl’s dream man, the eldest of the Burke brothers. Tate Burke is pure sex. Women actually throw their panties at him during shows. And Ella Dawson is the lucky little thing that gets to escort their fangirling butts out when he’s done with them. Yay. He’s a cocky son of a bitch, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. Every now and then Ella gets a rare glimpse of the Tate behind the “bad boy” act, and it attracts her in the most annoying way. The most annoying, heart-thumping, panty-wetting way. When her abusive ex turns up at the hotel room Ella and Tate are sharing, raging mad, she knows she’ll need more than just a little protection. Tate sees red, and Ella can’t help but lean on him, despite his bad-boy ways. And now? Now, he’s in a whole lot of trouble.
My bell rings, finally, after many protestations from Barbie. I open the door to Ella, looking tired yet fresh, and Carlos. I meet his eyes. “Get her out.” I nod toward Blondie.
I stare at Ella as the blonde chick is removed. Clingy bitches. Rolling my shoulders, I rest my hands either side of the doorframe, and ask Ella, “How’d you find tonight?”
She steps back. “It was awesome until you called me to clean up your mess.”
“It’s in your contract, darlin’.”
Her eyes spark with annoyance. “Actually, it says nothing about removing your entertainment.”
I lean forward. “Then I’ll make a note to amend it in the . And, for what it’s worth, that wasn’t cleaning up my mess. If I wanted you to do that I woulda called you five minutes earlier and had you in the fuckin’ shower with me, Els.” My eyes ghost down her body, lingering at her full breasts and toned thighs.
Thinking of her in the shower, naked and wet, is doing fuck all for the erection I can’t get rid of. In fact, it’s downright painful right now.
She stares at me stonily, that annoyed spark flaring into full-fledged anger. “Believe me, Mr. Burke, if the impossible happens and you somehow get me in a shower with you, I’d probably drown you, not clean you.”
“Tate. My name is Tate.”
I was hoping to like and enjoy reading Dirty Past. I wasn't expecting to be so impressed with the story and characters. There were still parts I think could've been handled better, but for the most part the book was perfect.
Ella and Tate come from different backgrounds, but there's something in Ella that pulls Tate to her. Ella will admit to herself about finding Tate attractive, but there's something in him that reminds her too much of the situation she's just left behind, so she's weary of him. I loved seeing big bad Tate, soothe Ella and console her when she needed it. While Tate was instantly attracted to Ella I like how she took her time in letting him in and trusting him. I laughed when every time they'd get a chance to be alone, it was interrupted them, leaving Tate frustrated.
I really liked how Emma Hart handled the issues Ella faced for the most part. She really nailed the fear and vulnerability a person who has escaped from that situation feels. While I love that Ella got her groove back and some semblance of justice, I do wish those who hurt her had gotten what was their due. Especially her family. I can't begin to tell you how pissed off at them I was for the things they said and did. I'm glad she had the Dirty B family to support her and give her what she needed to be strong and move on.
The story is full of light moments, dark moments, and everything in between. I read this book in what seems like no time at all and couldn't put it down. Having met Mila, Sofie, and Conner, for the first time, I can see I'm going to have to read Dirty Secret, their story. This isn't because I was lost, but because my curiosity was aroused while reading this story. I also can't wait to read which brother/twin falls in love next!
*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies - usually wine - and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.
Other Books in the Series
Burke never expected Callahan to come back.
Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B is home on a tour break.
Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her . But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left.
Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain:
Sofie’s daughter will change everything.
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