Review: Dirty Sexy Player by Laurelin Paige (Dirty Games #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Candi Kane PR.

First released as an Audible Original--meaning it was released as an audiobook under the Audible arm of Amazon--Dirty Sexy Player is now out in ebook and paperback formats. This first novel in Laurelin Paige's Dirty Games duet--and the newest addition to her Dirty universe--is all about Weston King and Elizabeth Dyson, with the former featured prominently in the original Dirty duet featuring Duncan Kincaid and Sabrina Lind's story and who had me more than curious as to what sort of story he had to tell, especially when it came to his engagement to Elizabeth.

When his best friend and business partner first suggests that he marry twenty-four-year-old Elizabeth Dyson, Weston King balks at the idea. Her being the sole heir to the Dyson Empire is one thing and promising that Reach, Inc. the advertising arm in exchange sounds appealing, but Weston doesn't appreciate being the sacrificial lamb in the whole deal. Wiping his debt clean, though, finally clinches it for him. This should be a simple enough arrangement, but twenty-nine-year-old Weston was woefully unprepared for his feisty bride-to-be and vice-versa.

I've been itching to read Weston's story ever since I finished Duncan and Sabrina's duet, and because I loved their duet, my expectations were high. I really liked Weston, and he was every bit the dirty and sexy player he came off to be. There's more to him than his sexual conquests and getting to know the man behind the playboy image was one of my favorite things about this book. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Elizabeth, at least not for more than half of the novel. She does become more interesting later on, and I hope more in the conclusion to this duet.

As far as the intrigue and tension found in the Dirty duet, this opening salvo in the Dirty Games duet pales more than a tad in comparison. Weston and Elizabeth constantly bickered in what felt like a never-ending game of one-upmanship that it clouded over any sort of feeling of sexual tension that was supposed to be wafting off of them. However, the last quarter of this book had me sitting up and paying attention and that cliffhanger ending has me itching to learn what awaits these two and the future of their companies. I'm giving four stars to Dirty Sexy Player. ♥

Date Read: 24 July 2018

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