Dirty Like Me (A Dirty Rock star Romance Book 1) by Jaine Diamond

Book Blurb:

A gorgeous rock star. An indecent proposal. How can a girl resist?

Struggling barista Katie Bloom doesn’t even know who Jesse Mayes is until she inadvertently wins the coveted role of sex kitten in his hot new music video. But by the time she’s in bed with him, she knows his reputation.

Love maker. Heartbreaker.

Making out with a stranger in front of a camera crew isn’t how Katie imagined herself getting over a broken heart, but when Jesse touches her, sparks fly. The sex is fake but the chemistry is real, and soon the steamy video is blazing up the charts.

Then Jesse makes Katie an irresistible offer: act as his girlfriend for six weeks while he promotes his new album. The only catch? Their sizzling make-out sessions will be for the cameras only.

Which is fine with Katie, since she’s not about to trust her heart to rock’s most legendary lover. Her body? Maybe…

My Review:

The word Dirty is quite possibly the most accurate word to describe the rock group that are featured in this book series and my word the first instalment that features their lead guitarist and singer/songwriter Jesse Mayes is deliciously dirty. As the first book in the series it really does do a fine job of getting your attention and drawing you into the world of Dirty! I could not stop reading the book and with every secondary character that is introduced I am enticed into the world and cannot wait to read the rest of the books. I can already feel myself getting addicted and I am not afraid to admit it.

After nearly ten years with Dirty they have all decided to take a break and do some solo stuff for a short time and Jesse has worked with his elusive model sister Jessa, who is also a songwriter, to bring out a solo album. Jesse is your typical bad boy rock star with a trail of models and bourbon behind him, but the lifestyle doesn’t seem to have the same pull that it used to. He has just split from his first real relationship with Dirty’s bass player Elle after confessing that he does not feel the same way that she does. Throwing himself into his work he is determined to make his solo album a success with the hope of drawing his sister Jessa back home and into the world of music. First step in promoting his debut single is to film a music video, which is how he finds himself in Devi’s talent agency trying to find a model good enough to play his girlfriend in the video.

Katie Bloom is a quirky skater girl who lives with her Labrador and only socialises with her sister and her children, and her best friend Devi. Katie has been living a closed off life for the last two years after experiencing the humiliating heartbreak of being left at the alter by her fiancé. This has left her closed off, not wanting to date or even interact with the world but more importantly believing that she is not good enough and does not deserve to be loved. But one day when she visits Devi at her work she is soaking wet from skating in the rain and ends up stood in front of the most gorgeous stranger she has ever seen, offering him one of her homemade cherry pies!

The chemistry between Katie and Jesse is so obvious that his management team cancel the model they booked and demand that Katie star in the video. After a push from Devi to start living her life and to take more risks Katie finds herself at the home of Dirty’s manager Brody on the set of a real life rock star party that is being filmed for the video featuring the male members of Dirty. Katie’s role involves her wearing some sexy lingerie and climbing into bed with Jesse, who is only wearing boxers and pretending to flirt and have delicious morning sex. But when Jesse realises that Katie is not like the normal models and she does not even know who he is he quickly becomes enamoured with the girl and for the first time in him life he forgets the lyrics to his own song. He also breaks the flirting only rule and they kiss getting hot and heavy in an extremely sexy way.

After the shoot, and one of the hottest make out sessions that she has ever had, Katie does not hear from Jesse for nearly two weeks. But in that time the video quickly goes viral and becomes the most viewed music video on YouTube. The popularity of the video causes Jesse to chase Katie to her work place and ask her to go on tour with him. The deal is that if she pretends to be his girlfriend for six weeks on tour then he will give her $200,000. But is selling records and tour tickets the only reason for Jesse to ask Katie to pretend to be his girlfriend or does he have an ulterior motive?

Katie agrees to go on tour but only on the promise that it is all for show and Jesse agrees that everything that happens in public is for show but if they take it further in private that is for them. But no matter how much they kiss and touch in public and how hot things get Katie refuses to be just another notch on a rock stars bed post. So they start a bet, the first to give in to the others sexual advances must perform a naked show for the other. This leads to a whole lot of sexy foreplay that gets them both very sexually frustrated (and hell if I’m being honest me as well). But it is clear to everyone but Katie that Jesse does not want her for just one night and once he has her he’s even more determined not to let her go. However the foreign pressures of being on tour and in the public eye takes its toll on Katie and their relationship. She falls hard for Jesse but doesn’t believe that someone like Jesse could ever love her, after all he did tell her that he doesn’t do relationships. Can Jesse settle down and be with just one ordinary girl? And will Katie allow herself to be loved?

This book is so full of sexual tension and drama that even I felt on edge reading it. Not only is this book one of the best I have read in a while but Jesse is one of my favourite male leads. He is a deliciously sexy rock star who puts everything into his career, music and fans. But seeing his softer side and the way he cares for his little sister is so heartbreakingly beautiful. It’s clear that Jesse is one of these people that if he chooses to he will give you his heart and soul. But after being surrounded by people who want to take from him for so long he is closed off and guarded. He doesn’t think he wants a girl around for good, but all that changes when he meets Jesses Girl! And I completely cannot blame him because Katie is such a likable girl. She has been through such pain and heartbreak, but still holds her own with Jesse and the other rock stars. Their relationship is dirty just like the book says but it is also sweet and sexy. I could not recommend this book more! Bring on more of the Dirty men, it will take a lot to knock Jesse off my top favourite spot but after meeting some of the characters that I know will go on to get their own books I have a feeling it might be possible. I am excited for what Jaine Diamond will bring to the table next.

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