Title: Fighting Dirty & Staying Dirty
Series: Dirty #4&5
Author: Cheryl McIntyre
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Heat Level: 5 out of 5 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay
“What I did today… I don’t want to be that person anymore. I don’t know how you can stand to touch me.”
“I’ll never stop wanting to touch you, Link. I’m pretty sure you’re the only one I want to touch for the rest of my life.”
Link and Rocky’s story concludes in this fifth and final installment of the Dirty series.
*This is part five in a five-part novella series.
These two novellas wrap up this series. There’s talk of an epilogue but I haven’t seen any proof of it as of this review.
Link and Rocky continue to try to find out what exactly they mean to each other and where their “relationship” is going. It’s not easy when their pasts still affect their presents. They are growing closer every day and the new insight on their pasts bind them together further. It also helps to keep them apart. Each one trying to escape those bonds of the past and one who deals with massive guilt because of it. Opening up and making yourself emotionally available will always be difficult for these two characters even as they learn that it’s okay to trust someone and you have the right to love again.
When the plot culminates, emotions are at a boiling point and circumstances are daunting. Through it all, Rocky and Link find themselves facing the past and looking forward to the future. This was a very emotionally charged series. It brought out feelings of love, acceptance, self forgiveness and self worth. For me as a reader, it brought out some vigilante type wishes. The cat and mouse games held my interest as a suspense lover. I loved it and the sex was blistering.