Sunday, May 11, 2014

Are you ready to get a little Dirty?

Dirty Nights:
If you like your romances light and sweet, this is NOT for you. This is a tough and gritty story of heartbreak, rejection, and hard love. You’ve been warned.

Life isn’t easy.
Nor is it fair.
And you don’t get to choose who you fall in love with.
Sometimes love chooses you.

Skylina...Her story is not pretty. Discarded like trash by her father. Forced into prostitution by her mother. Used and abused, she learns to cope. And survives. Because she has to. What other choice is there?

Ryder...His story is every bit as ugly. Beaten and left for dead. A star whose light was extinguished long before it should have been. Now a he’s drug addict who wrestles with the demons that try to destroy him.

Two broken people...
Extraordinary circumstances...
Pasts that could tear them apart.

Attention: This book is also published as the Dirty Nights Novella Series under A.M. Hargrove’s pen name of Emerson St. Clair.

**Content Warning: Due to the explicit sexual content this is not intended for younger readers.

My 4 Star Review:
*Please note that I read these in 3 parts- so the reviews are separated*
My 4 Star Review for Dirty Nights Part One: 

Ryder was at the top of his dancing career. After a night of celebration he is mugged and left for dead. With his dreams shattered he turns to the things that make him feel good and make him forget; Alcohol, drugs and women. No longer able to sit back and watch their son destroy his life, Ryder is given an ultimatum; Get help, get healthy, go back to school or get cut off. You know what they say, once you have hit rock bottom, the only way is up from there and another incident make Ryder see what his life has become, and he doesn’t like it one bit. With the help from a man named Case, he is able to get his life back on track
Skylina grew up feeling unworthy, unloved and undeserving. Abandoned by the one man that was supposed to love and protect her, all she had was an abusive drug addicted mother who forced her into a life of prostitution. Hating what she has become she has learned to cope and survive. Her dreams of becoming a professional dancer slip further and further away. Her friend Cara and Jimmy believe in her and see her potential. They do what they can to help her and try to convince her to leave her mother to pursue her dreams. 

Fate is a funny thing. When their paths cross, the attraction they feel for each other is so explosive. For the first time in her life, Skylina feels safe and cared for when she is with Ryder but she tries to keep her distance from him.

Ryder is taken by the petite blond. She is beautiful but she is also a mystery. The thoughts he has about her when she’s around are flat out wrong, but he can’t help it. He wants her.
Both have secrets they will do anything to keep hidden. Both wanting each other like it is their last breath and both unsure of what the future will hold for them

Ryder is a rich boy, a former dancer and now a student. He is GORGOUES, strong and smart. Did I mention that when it comes to sex, he is controlling in the best ways possible. *fansselfoff*
Skylina is beautiful and plays her part well. I love that she is strong and weak at the same time. I love how innocent she is even though she isn’t. She honestly doesn’t know what it feels like to be loved and it is heart breaking. When Ryder comes into her life she is happy, scared and confused, she has never had normal.

Although their chemistry together is off the charts, they slowly learn to open up about their past. I loved that even though they have only known each other a short time, their connection and feelings for each other are rock solid.

My 4 Star Review for Dirty Nights Part Two:

Ryder learns some things about Skylina. He isn’t sure how to handle things so he does a little investigating of his own.
Struggling with the truth, he finally confronts her. Even though it KILLS him to know the truth, what she does can’t keep him away. All he wants is her.

Skylina is mortified and devastated that Ryder knows her secret. She also knows that her choices will either make or break their budding relationship. He is everything she never knew she could want.
I was so happy to see how much Skylina opens up to Ryder. It was nice to see her go for what she wants and find her backbone to achieve it, although it is baby steps, it is still a step in the right direction.  

Ryder remains a bit closed but gives a little here and there. He is obviously still struggling with his demons. I loved how much he supports her and her dreams and how he helps with the not so fun aspects of her life
Aaannnd of course, we have a bit of suspense, some angst and a beautifully SMEXY reunion which of course leaves us wanting and needing more.

Together again, Ryder and Skylina slowly figure things out and they are on the right track.

Ryder knows everything about Skylina but he still keeps his past guarded.

My 4 Star review for Dirty Nights Part Three:

“Every day is a blessing. Count it as one. Life is a challenge. Live it as one. Cheat death, not yourself. Think of others, not yourself. Care enough to learn to love.” 

Things seem to be looking up for Skylina and Ryder. Then tragedy strikes and someone from Skylina’s past pays her a visit.
With her emotions all over the place, she takes Ryder’s advice and seeks help.
Ryder is beyond happy to have Skylina back. With her finally telling him all about her past, he is looking forward to moving onto their future. The thing is, he hasn’t been completely honest and open about his past.

“I had this done when I started to see the light again. After I met Case. I tried hating life but I couldn’t. I tried dying but I didn’t. From this day forward, I’ll accept what I did wrong and strive to do what’s right.”

When his past collides with the present, he is certain that he will lose Skylina for good but fate usually has other plans.

I loved how this ended. Questions were answered and dreams came true. Two damaged people working hard to overcome their pasts to make a better future, not only for themselves but for each other. 

A.M Hargrove did a fantastic job with this erotic novella. You can’t help but fall head over heels in love with Ryder and completely cheer for Skylina. They make such a great couple.

If you are looking for a Hot read.. Ryder will have you feeling flirty and dirty in no time.. *fansselfoff*

A.M. Hargrove resides in the south, dividing her time between the upstate of South Carolina and the mountains of North Carolina. She truly believes that chocolate, coffee and ice cream should be added to the USDA food groups.

Her books include Adult, New Adult and Young Adult Romances, including, The Guardians of Vesturon (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent and the novella Beginnings); Dark Waltz (A Praestani Novel) Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, Kissing Fire, Tragically Flawed, Exquisite Betrayal and Tragic Desires.

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A.M. also writes under the name of Emerson St. Clair. Emerson's books include the Dirty Nights novella series

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