Monday 31 October 2016

✪ DIRTY ✪ Belle Aurora ✪ #RawFamily2 ✪ Reviews & Giveaway ✪

© Bianca Janeane

• release day 31 Ocotber 2017
RAW Family #2
• book #3 RAW: REBIRTH will be out soon!

4.75 Stars

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?

Alejandra - Ana -  is the daughter of a mob boss.
When she was 18 years old, her 'normal' life ended. She was asked/forced by her dad, to marry into another crime family. And at first Dino was perfect. They became best friends. But after being married for a while, she finally met the real Dino. The mega-jealous, violent, angry, mean Dino. The Dino who liked watching his little psycho brother violently rape his wife.

And now finally, after six years of constant fear, there might be a change in her miserable life.
Her former highschool boyfriend, and now-husband of her younger sister, has been killed. Probably by Dino, because he found out that he was his wife's ex.
Alejandra's brother Miguel hires our darling Twitch's best friend Julius to investigate, and, if need be, to eliminate.
Enter Julius - and his new side-kick - Ling!

But of course all is not as it seems, and suddenly Ana is chased by everyone. One side wants her dead deader deadest. And the other side - aka Julius - just want to bring her back home - to probably get killed too, but at least she has a chance that way.

And of course our darling Julius is kind of intrigued by this beautiful girl.
But will he believe her when she finally tells him the truth???

Oh, and if all that wasn't exciting enough - we also follow our beloved Twitch around the world trying to eliminate every single threat to his family's lives, in a more or less legal way - so that he can maybe, one day soon, come back home!!!! ☺


I'm not telling you that of course ☺


EEEP!! Finally the 2nd book in this amazing series! And already I can't wait for book #3 to arrive ☺

DIRTY IS HERE GUYS!!! Finally! ☺ And the best thing about it!!!!! TWITCH is in here too!!!!!

I already started crying the first time Twitch and Lexi were mentioned. Julius remembers the time when he saw Lexi after Twitch 'died'. Ugh, soooo heartbreaking!!!

OK - back to DIRTY!
Just like RAW, Dirty is a book full of criminals and bad guys and our good bad guys trying to rid the world of the very bad guys all the while trying to save the bad girl from being killed by the very baddest guy! ☺ Makes sense?

It's not as complicated as that just sounded.
This was an amazingly interesting and raw and dirty romance. ☺
The romance part is at first of course not really the main part. It takes our darlings a long while to trust. But we'll get there.
There's lots of violence and hitting and shooting and killing and whatnot to entertain us until we'll get to the romance part. That doesn't mean that the violent and criminal part is over once we kissed for the first time. It's only getting started. ☺

Julius is a really great guy. Really hot and sexy and ...

Yesss, he's kind of a killer and a bad guy. But he's also this adorable softie underneath. All his bad-guying only started as a teenager when his sister got hurt and he had to help her.

I really enjoyed this book. I cried A LOT!!!!

A few tiny things....

It was a tiny bit too violent for me. Violent in an ugly way. I'm not one of those 'an-eye-for-an-eye' people. I prefer following the law. And those mafia types, they're not really law-abiding folks.☺
But of course you pretty much know what you're getting into when you start reading this series.

Even though I loooved Julius, I sometimes felt we were just wasting time with his story, while waiting for Twitch to be ready for his book! I was looking forward to Twitch's chapters way too much. Maybe he shouldn't have been in this book all that often (a chapter at the end would've probably been better) - it wasn't really fair to Julius and Alejandra! Their lovestory felt a bit flat and shortened and too insta and a bit weird.....

Also - can I say that I hate Ling? I already hated her in the first book and she's no better now. She's horrible and she will probably be even more horrible in the next book. Yes, she went through horrible things as a kid, but still... I don't like her, I don't want her, I think she should just go somewhere else and not be in these books. ☺

BUT - I still loved the story a lot! It was a great Romantic Suspense book!

DIRTY was a very suspensy & exciting Thrillance! Is that a word? Anyway. Lots of criminal activity. But also lots of sexiness and hope for a better future. Not only for Ana and Julius, but also for Twitch and Lexi and AJ! Can't wait for book #3!!!!

Copy received from the author for an honest review

Yes!!!  It has been a long time coming  for Dirty, but boy was it worth the wait.

You will need to have read (or re-read) the first book in the series, Raw, before picking up dirty otherwise most of it will not make much sense.

This is not a hearts and flowers kind of story.  There are no bluebirds of happiness flying around while our couple falls in love.

Dirty is just that.  It is raw.  It is dark.  It is gritty.  And to me it was perfection.

You will/should remember Julius and Ling from Raw - Twitch's best friend and the .... enforcer I guess you would call her?  Let's just say that you wouldn't want to be on her bad side!

Alejandra - or Ana as she goes by - what a brave, strong, incredible woman.  Growing up in the family she did, there was no way things were ever going to be easy for her.  But through it all, she kept her head held high, no matter what it might have cost her.

And Julius... sigh.  Yes he has done/will do bad bad things, but beneath that exterior is a kinda swoonworthy guy.  Not in our regular fairytale kind of way, but

But can they overcome everything that is thrown at them and find a HEA?

For that you are going to have to read for yourself.

Although this isn't Twitch's story, he is heavily represented in Dirty, with great up to Raw: Rebirth which returns to Twitch, Lexi and AJ's story. 

And I Can. Not. Wait. 

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Belle Aurora is twenty-something-years-old and was born in the land down under.
At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.
Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love.
Humorous romance novels.
Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles.
Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February this year Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love.
With words.
With writing.
With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.
Friend-Zoned is the first in the Friend-Zoned series. Keep an eye out for this cheeky author.