RIDING DIRTY by Jill Sorenson: Review

Posted August 28, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments

RIDING DIRTY by Jill Sorenson: ReviewRiding Dirty by Jill Sorenson
Series: Dirty Eleven #1
Published by Carina Press
Publication Date: August 17th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 253
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

He’s her weapon of choice…

Psychologist Mia Richards wants revenge. Her new client, tattooed Cole “Shank” Shepherd, provides the perfect means. She just has to manipulate the felon-turned-informant into eliminating her husband’s killers—members of Cole’s rival motorcycle club. The first step, seducing Cole, is simple. As for walking away before she falls hard—it’s already too late…

Dirty Eleven practically raised Cole, and he plans to double-cross the cops rather than sell them out. But smart, sexy Mia is an irresistible distraction. While she’s evaluating his mind, all he can think about is her body…until he discovers her true intentions. Walking a fine line between desire and betrayal, they’ll have to outrun her past, his enemies and the law for a love that’s dangerously real.

 

Review

Psychologist Mia Richards’s life changed three years ago when her husband was killed in a home invasion robbery and she was left for dead. For her safety, she was placed in the Witness Protection Program and has since moved on, at least professionally. Personally, Mia has been bidding her time, planning revenge on her attackers and she just found the perfect weapon in one of her patients – ex-con Cole ‘Shank’ Shepherd. Cole’s affiliation with an MC is exactly why Mia chose him and she plans to seduce him, use him to identify and take out the killers – members of a rival MC. What she does not prepare for is that she will like him as well as be deeply attracted to him.

Cole Shepherd grew up in the Dirty Eleven MC and now he plans to betray them in exchange for early release from prison, a breach of the code by which the MC operates and his death sentence for sure. Things get even more complicated when his psychologist turns out to be a smoking hot woman who gets him revved up very fast and he makes no secret of his desire to get her into his bed. But more than just the sex, Mia makes him take a good look at his life and he finds himself wanting more than he’s had so far. He wants an actual connection and real intimacy, he wants to settle down and share his life with someone and he wants all of this with Mia.

The question becomes how can two very different people, from different backgrounds make a go of this? What will happen to Mia’s revenge plot? What about Cole’s commitment to informing on Dirty Eleven? How can all of these competing obligations be resolved to their satisfaction? Mia knows that as soon as she decided to seduce her client for her own purposes, her career was pretty much over and while she is determined to complete her plan, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep her eye on the goal as Cole dedicates himself to bringing all her sexual fantasies to life. 

Wow! RIDING DIRTY really is dirty (I just had to say that) and dark. Even though I’ve read some MC books and considered them to be a raw and gritty depiction of the MC life, RIDING DIRTY is definitely on a whole other level for me and I found myself a bit discomfited by some of its content. The complexity of life as a member of an MC is really the main theme of this book and I give Ms. Sorenson high points for pushing the envelope quite a bit with the wilder and explicit scenes. 

I have mixed feelings about the characters due to my personal tastes but I’ll highlight the positives. Cole makes no excuses about his past, but he is very straightforward and blunt and when it comes to Mia, he is very possessive. Mia is focused, bold and single-minded about what she wants. These traits are just what they need to deal with the changes in their relationship and the danger that they find themselves in. 

For anyone who loves MC books or very explicit erotic romance, this may be just the book for you. If however, you have a taste for the more conventional type of romance, then I highly suggest that you pass on this. 

 

 

About Jill Sorenson

Jill Sorenson is the RITA-nominated author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels, including the Aftershock series by HQN. She lives in the San Diego area with her family. She’s a soccer mom who loves nature, coffee, reading, twitter and reality TV. 

 

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