Friday, April 12, 2013

Down and Dirty Book Tour, Review and Giveaway

Author: Christine Bell

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Blurb: He was a dare she’s never been able to resist…

Cat Thomas has never been the kind of girl to stick. A self-professed infatuation junky, she latches on the newest, hottest guy on the block, then finds a reason—real or imagined—to dump him. When she accepts a dare to rekindle her high school flame and jump in bed with her brother’s best friend, Shane Decker, she knows she’s in trouble. She can’t resist the man, even after all these years apart, and that just won’t do.

Shane has come back to town for a couple reasons. The biggest one? He’s tired of living away from those he loves, including Cat. But now she’s spooked and will do anything to drive a wedge between them, including trying to fix him up with other women through an online dating service.

What does he have to do to make her see that settling down doesn’t mean settling, and he’s ready to spend a lifetime proving it?

My Rant:

Down and Dirty was such a fun and accelerating read. You get to know Cat, you first meet her in Down for the count in the first book of the Dare Me series. Cat was always an interesting character. She was fearless and lived more for the moment because she was a free spirit at heart.  Cat had everything under control until Shane Decker walked his fine self-back into her life. Tsssk poor Cat ….. I am shaking my head because she could not get herself together. Deep down inside she loves Shane and always has since they were younger but to give up her freedom was too much to bear.  It was really interesting to see Cat struggle with her insecurities but it was also weird because Cat seemed to have the answer for everyone else she always had things under control but she could not get enough courage up to take Shane on.  Cat is so unsettled by Shane she begins to put a plan to keep Shane and her from getting together. 

At this point I am completely shaking Cat. What the hell are you thinking? You know you want this man so why are acting like this really. If you go down this route you just may lose him. Good thing Lacey agrees with me. But Cat is stubborn and it’s going to take more to convince her.  Cat completely keeps you on your toes and her emotions are all over the place when it comes to Shane.

Ok I tried Lacey it is completely up to you. Sure enough Lacey calls Cat on her BullSh**t and tells her either to put up or shut up and dares Cat to explore the relationship with Shane.

Shane was sexy, independent and so right for Catherine. He knew exactly what he wanted, which was Cat and he was determined to get her to realize she wanted him back. The banter that goes on in this story was all out funny. Both characters began to antagonize each other which created some hardship in the love story. The romance was not easy between Cat and Shane but when they got together physical the sirens went off completely.  The erotic encounters were smoking hot because I can admit Shane definitely knows how to please and command the bedroom scenes.  Honestly, I wonder if they can bottle that stuff up for purchase. LOL. Yeah um I would like a bottle of Shane Decker please. I don’t care about the price Just give me the dang on bottle because this man is completely hot and if you read the book you will know why.

Toward the end it looks like Cat is going to give the relationship a try with Shane and bam she begins to screw it up again when she starts on a tirade of how independent she is and how she doesn’t need anyone to decide things for her.  Now, I am all about women being independent and doing your own thing, I get that but on the other hand if I had a man like Shane I would definitely make the compromise.  Who wouldn’t want and man that held his own in every aspect of the relationship and just completely adored you.  I am so mad at Cat because I can’t understand why she was going to throw Shane and all he had to give.

I am so emotional because it does not look like there is going to be a future for them.  (Dabbing my eyes….. sobs dabbing again).  Cat is cool and all but I am totally not on her side about this at all. I feel like she is being a complete douche.  Yup I said it and will say it again. Shane just lays his heart on the table and Cat just begins to pound on it like she is tenderizing beef.

The book ends and I am surprised at the ending because Cat does something so out of character you are left in awe. The ending is so unbelievable but it made the story worthwhile to finish.

My Recommendation: 

I gave this book 5 out of 5 purple rant hearts. This story is funny, emotionally draining and explicitly erotic. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a Erotic Contemporary Romance. I recommend this book to anyone that loves a good contemporary romance. If you have read this series please stop by Crystals Random Thoughts (Dot) com, to share your opinion of the story I would love to hear from you .

Ms. Bell if you reading this, well I know  am being a little selfish but I want to get more of the ending. I would love to know how Cat and Shane progress and if Galen and Lacey overcome their obstacles as well.  Please, Please let there be a book 3.

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author, editor, publisher, or Promo Host. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.

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