Thursday, November 3, 2016

[Sisterhood Reviews] DIRTY (RAW Family #2) by Belle Aurora @BelleAurora1 @GiveMeBooksBlog

by Belle Aurora


My marriage seemed perfect from the outside looking in.
People envied me. They wanted my life, wanted to be me.

Mrs Alejandra Gambino.
Wife of Dino Gambino. Daughter of Eduardo Castillo.
Respected. Loved. Mob royalty.

They had no idea of the horrors that lurked behind closed doors.
They didn't know I was at the lowest point a person could reach.

Enter Julius Carter.
Aloof, handsome, blue-eyed Julius Carter.

He saved me.
I screwed him over.

Now everybody was after me. My life was forfeit.
It was only a matter of time. I was a dead woman walking.

The question was, who would get to me first?

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Review by Anne Milne

I have never been so obsessed about getting a book before. After the end of Raw, my heart was literally on the floor. I didn't care how long I waited for it, I cared that Belle was happy with the story and that it was a story she was happy to tell. 

I'm not going to tell you anything about the story for those very reasons, because we've waited a long time and anyone who spoils it are horrible.

This is Julius and Ana's story and you get what you'd expect -- a wild, violent, passionate, crazy ride. Told in Ling and Julius POV's with lots of Twitch thrown in, we find out what he's been doing. Ling is crazier than I remembered, but for the most part I liked her, she's a woman who never backs down. I loved Julius so much at times I felt like I was cheating on my man Twitch. Ana is a character you will come to love. Trust me, she's strong, brave, and resilient despite the horror she faces daily. 

I stayed up till 3am reading because I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for more Lexi, AJ and daddy Twitch.

*reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood Blog

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Review by Becky Rendon

When the first book in a series guts you (figuratively), you have no choice but to devour book two. I tore through Raw like it was chocolate and it was that time of the month. I may have read Raw in unease of my feelings, but Dirty left me no doubt.

When you meet Julius in Raw, you get an understanding though a small one. It's a glimpse of the man, but all is laid bare in Dirty. Not only that but even though this is Julius' tale, an old friend comes out to play.

I can tell you that I suspected this story was going to be too big at 20%, but I had absolutely no clue how big. I am still shaking my head and clutching my shirt. Shaking my head at the sheer magnitude of disbelief but also blindness I am guilty of. I am clutching my shirt because I'm all cried out. (I assure you, my tears will be replenished in time for anything the future might hold.)

Incredibly well written, Dirty takes the feels from Raw and gives them steroids, some cocaine, and a semiautomatic weapon to mangle what's left of your heart. What a f@cking ride! I am extremely grateful to have been on this crazy train and I have no intention of ever getting off.

reviewed for The Sweet Spot Sisterhood

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