Friday 8 June 2018

✪ Dirty Exes (Liars Inc #1) ✪ Rachel Van Dyken ✪ Blog Tour ✪

Theyre serving up some red-hot revenge. A sizzling series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel van Dyken.
Blaire has never quite gotten over Jessie Beckett, the exNFL star whose kisses were hot enough to ignite the entire Eastern Seaboard. When he chose work over her, Blaire was left brokenhearted. Why else would she have married a skeezy two-timer, just to divorce him less than a year later?

Now Blaire is getting even by becoming one half of Dirty Exes, a PI firm fully committed to humiliating cheating jerks. If only the new jerk shes been hired to uncover wasnt Jessie Beckett himself.

Exposing Jessie isnt going to be easy, especially when she still daydreams about his sexy smile. Further complicating matters is Colin, Jessies best friend. Hes gorgeous, a little bit cunning, and willing to help Blaire get the inside scoop on Jessiefor a price.

Now caught between two menone totally right and the other totally wrongBlaire will need to decide just how much shes willing to riskand whom shes willing to risk it for.


ARC received for an honest review

I haven't met a Rachel Van Dyken book yet that I haven't liked, and that streak continues with Dirty Exes.

This is Ian from the Matchmaker's Playbooks little sister Blaire's story, and we do get a couple of glimpses of Ian in this story too.

What a great start to the Liars Inc story, and if this is what we can expect from the rest of the series, I am hooked.

Blaire is a little heartbroken and a lot p!ssed off - and as I read I couldn't blame her.

Jessie is her new target for her PI business, and whilst I know I am supposed to love him, ugh nope, it was always all about Colin for me.  This may sound like a love triangle -or love square really with other people involved - but really it isn't.

There is a little bit of everything in this story.  It is a great mix of laugh, drama, romance.  Full of friendship, second chances, and dirty cheating liars.

I liked it so much I read it in one sitting.

This could well turn out to be a favourite series from Ms Van Dyken, and I can't wait to see what she brings us next.



It ended there.
Right. Forget about his mouth.
Or the way I sighed when he touched my shoulder.
The way my body quivered when his skin pressed against mine in the car.
Stop! I gritted my teeth and searched the kitchen. Cheaters often hid things in places that their spouse wouldnt expect, like pantries and junk drawers, places that seemed obvious but werent. Id once found a second cell phone in a cereal box.
Cheaters were like drug addicts.
They knew the perfect place to hide the drugs.
I shuddered.
Dirty. Toilets.
Not the best day Id ever had, but marginally better than the sewer.
I spent the next thirty minutes with plastic gloves searching every crevice of that kitchen, patting down the inside of drawers, digging through trash. Nothing.
The guy was either a saint . . 
Or we had a serious Dexter situation going on, and he knew exactly how to dispose of incriminating evidence.
Sexy male laughter jolted me from my search. I freaked, ran into the pantry, and shut the door just as Jessies face came into view.
Sweat trickled down my back.
Shit, shit, shit!
Oh, this was bad, so bad.
What man didntwant to eat after coming home from the gym?
Nice, man, she keeps the book on the bar? Colins mocking voice at least made me feel like I wasnt the only one who thought it was strange. Fams always so classy.
Yeah, Jessie agreed. I think maybe its her way of reminding me how happy we were that one year. He hesitated. You know, the one where we actually did normal things like stay home and make dinner, and watch movies instead of going out all the time. That went to hell fast.
Colin sighed.
She writes a book about our best year, and then turns into this greedy person I dont recognize and dream about murdering in her sleep.
·     Hey, Colin warned. I get it, I do, but shes still my—”
Sorry, man.
Its fine, like I said, I get it.
I plastered my ear to the door to listen harder. What did Colin mean? Why was he defending her? Why was Jessie saying sorry? I made a mental note to purchase the book and torture myself by reading it cover to cover.
You contemplate murdering her while she sleeps, Colin said in a weird tone, and yet shes still living here in this house with you? Tell me how that makes sense? You say shes not the same person, but she never really was the person you thought she was. When are you going to get that?
She was different then, man. She was. Jessie came to her defense so quickly I almost fell backward. He sounded likehe still had feelings for her. I turned my attention back to the door as footsteps neared the pantry. Oh hell. Not good.
I needed to get out. Fast.
I grabbed my cell and texted Colin.
And seconds later heard a ping.
Another one of your sex buddies? Jessie teased.
Colin paused and then, Oh yeah, but this ones been really hard to tame. You know the type, a bit schizo but so hot you dont care that she asks to twist your nipples while she licks your nose.
Seriously? Jessie choked.
She likes noses. And snake tattoos, loves them.
Lucky for you.
I think it reminds her of the size of my dick, you know?
I made a gagging noise, shifted on my feet, then texted again.
Me: Seriously! Trapped! And your dick cant be the size of that python on your arm because that would mean you actually impale women on a daily basis.
Colin: Just call me Dracula.
I frowned.
Colin: Get it? The impaler.
Me: Look at that, basement dweller can joke! Hes got jokes! Meanwhile Im going to starve to death in this pantry.
Colin: You mean around all that food?
Wow, this girl must have skills if youre that focused on your texts . . . Jessie trailed off.
Shes . . . unique, Colin finally said.
My eyes narrowed. Was that a compliment? Did it matter? Why did I care? And why the hell did Jessie have ten different kinds of cerealand all the boxes were full.
And alphabetized? Starting with Apple Jacks? Really?
Not that Id resorted to more snooping.
Okay, so Id resorted to more snooping.
But the fact that they were full was emotionally distressing. A full cereal box at my house lasts about one hot minute before I get a craving for Cheerios that even wine cant cure.
Hey”—Colin cleared his throat—“I need a favor.
Anything, Jessie said quickly.
I need a nice shirt for a date tonight, something . . . classy.
Jessie laughed. What? You cant wear your own clothes?
You know I like your style better. I rolled my eyes, has he seen that mans closet? His white shirts are all ironed to within an inch of their lives. Plus I want to impress this girl and I dont have time to go grab a new shirt, were going on a late lunch date and Im sweaty as hell, so please? Let me borrow a shirt, Ill go home and shower, pair it with some nice jeans, and be inside her in no time.
I glared at the door. Like I could actually see Colins smug expression. Why was my heart thumping? Why was I breathing like I was having trouble sucking in air?
He could date whomever he wanted.
I shifted on my feet as my face heated.
He was an attractive, successful man.
I crossed my arms.
Then uncrossed them nervously.
Yeah, yeah, Jessie finally said. Ill be right back, try not to burn down the kitchen or set the book on fire.
Shit, you read my mind, Colin joked.
The sound of footsteps faded as Jessie walked toward the bedroom.
And then pantry door was jerked open.
I blinked up at him. Thank you.
People . . . they pay you, he said, leaning his large frame against the door while his muscles bulged beneath his sweat-soaked shirt, for this?
My eyes narrowed. Yes! And Im good at it.
His smirk was wicked as he glanced behind me and then locked eyes. Obviously.
I shoved his chest. I miscalculated the time, thats all. I tried squeezing past him, but he grabbed my arm and pulled me back into the pantry and closed the door.
What the hell are you doing? I hissed as he pressed me against the wall. Hes going to find me!
A favor for a favor, spy girl. Colins grin turned menacing. I got Jessie out of the house, gave you my car, and saved your sorry ass. I get a favor.
Im not sucking your nose and licking your tattoo, you psycho, I said, repeating what hed said earlier.
Dont knock it, you may love it. He winked, and then stood his ground. One favor.
I sighed and gritted my teeth. Fine.
A date, he said triumphantly. I want a date.
A date, I repeated in a slightly panicked voice. Like to dinner?
No, I was thinking the drive-in, we could make out, eat popcorn, Id feel you up a bityeah, dinner.
I smirked. If I go to dinner with you . . . youll get me out of this godforsaken pantry with the full boxes of cereal?
Noticed that, did you?
Hes clearly not human.
I steal his Cocoa Puffs every chance I get.
I nodded seriously. I think my respect for you grew just now.
Ah, she likes cereal.
Shed also like to not get caught!
Go. He shoved me toward the pantry door. Run out the back and try not to trip and ruin your escape.
I dont trip. Of course, at that moment, I tripped over my own feet and almost face-planted into his lips.
He sighed, his expression worried and a bit stunned as Jessies voice carried to the kitchen. Black okay?
Go. Colin shoved me again. Oh, and youre picking me up. It seems Im down a car. He winked. Ill text you.

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!