Dirty Deeds [NOOK Book]

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DIRTY DEEDS...when good, clean fun isn’t an option.

Just once, good girl Tate Cross wants to experience a red-hot, no-strings-attached affair. She’s temporarily left her graphic artist position in Denver to settle her aunt’s estate in Spearfish, South Dakota. However, Tate receives a city mandate: she must comply with new landscaping regulations before she can resell the property. Given Tate’s precarious finances, she asks her friend, Val for advice. Val swears her brother—owner...

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Overview

DIRTY DEEDS...when good, clean fun isn’t an option.

Just once, good girl Tate Cross wants to experience a red-hot, no-strings-attached affair. She’s temporarily left her graphic artist position in Denver to settle her aunt’s estate in Spearfish, South Dakota. However, Tate receives a city mandate: she must comply with new landscaping regulations before she can resell the property. Given Tate’s precarious finances, she asks her friend, Val for advice. Val swears her brother—owner of a local construction company, and a man well-versed in purely physical relationships—might consider trading dirt work for art lessons. When Tate meets the mysterious Casanova, can she convince him to toss in a few sex lessons as well?

Nathan LeBeau believes few women look at the Native American man beneath the filthy work clothes and hard hat. He’s kept past liaisons casual—a fact his sister shared, hence Tate’s sexy proposition of wanting a hands on demonstration of his sexpertise. But in truth, he’s tired of relationships based solely on sex. His goal of proving he’s not completely hopeless in matters of the heart is second only to his dream of expanding his business.

What happens when Tate desires no-holds-barred sex and Nathan favors a good old-fashioned romance?

A battle of wills ensues.

And Tate is willing to get down and dirty to get what she wants.

DIRTY DEEDS...when good, clean fun isn't an option. Just once, good girl Tate Cross wants to experience a red-hot, no-strings-attached affair. She's temporarily left her graphic artist position in Denver to settle her aunts estate in Spearfish, South Dakota. However, Tate receives a city mandate: she must comply with new landscaping regulations before she can resell the property. Given Tates precarious finances, she asks her friend, Val for advice. Val swears her brother owner of a local construction company, and a man well-versed in purely physical relationships might consider trading dirt work for art lessons. When Tate meets the mysterious Casanova, can she convince him to toss in a few sex lessons as well? Nathan LeBeau believes few women look at the Native American man beneath the filthy work clothes and hard hat. Hes kept past liaisons casual a fact his sister shared, hence Tates sexy proposition of wanting a hands on demonstration of his sexpertise. But in truth, hes tired of relationships based solely on sex. His goal of proving hes not completely hopeless in matters of the heart is second only to his dream of expanding his business. What happens when Tate desires no-holds-barred sex and Nathan favors a good old-fashioned romance? A battle of wills ensues. And Tate is willing to get down and dirty to get what she wants. Warning, this title contains the following: steamy, explicit sex told in contemporary, graphic language.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599980737
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/22/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 20,936
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lorelei James is the author of the popular Rough Riders series.

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Dirty Deeds


By Lorelei James

Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Copyright © 2006 Lorelei James
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-59998-297-7


Chapter One

"The closest I've ever been to nirvana was during an orgasm."

Tate Cross rolled her eyes. Where did Val come up with this stuff?

Undaunted, her friend Val shifted her pregnant belly. She broke the chocolate bar in half, sucking at the apricot filling oozing over her finger. "But this ..." a satisfied moan escaped, "... is running a close second."

"I wasn't talking about nirvana the place; I was talking about Nirvana the band." Tate slid the CD case across the dining room table and switched off the boom box, doubting Val would appreciate the subtle nuances of Cobain and company's "Heart-Shaped Box".

"Sorry. I never understood that whole grunge thing."

Tate narrowed her eyes. "But if we were talking about sweaty, grungy cowboys in tight jeans, whinin' 'bout lovin' the wrong woman, drivin' off in dusty pickups to the local bar for a shot of pain-easin' whiskey, you'd pay attention."

"Country music always gets me hot."

"No wonder you've been pregnant four times."

A sly, dreamy look drifted over Val's face. "This one was conceived when Rich brought home that Stetson and we played-"

"Baby roulette? Apparently Richard's six-gun was fully loaded that night." With a grin, Tate gestured to Val's stomach. "Seems that elusive slice of sexual heaven has a high price."

"Being pregnant isn't bad." Val lovingly rubbed her hand over her swollen abdomen. "And a great sex life is not elusive."

"Maybe not for you. You have the perfect man." Tate tamped down on a rare surge of jealousy. She doubted Val's perpetual rosy glow was entirely pregnancy related, the lucky duck.

"So sue me."

Tate cocked a blonde brow. "Your lawyer husband laughs at your lawsuit jokes?"

"Of course." Val tipped her glass of milk against Tate's in a mock toast. "My fabulous sense of humor is the reason he married me."

Tate choked back a giggle; milk nearly squirted out her nose. How mature. Here she was trying to have a sophisticated conversation about sex and not act like the goggle-eyed ingénue Val remembered her to be.

Val smiled. "I'll admit our compatibility inside the bedroom played a key role. Love at first sight. It can happen."

"Not to me." Tate snatched the candy from Val's plate. Swapping sexual quips was one thing, forking over the last piece of chocolate fell into an entirely different realm. Mmm. She savored the sinful flavor; it was indeed close to orgasmic. Not that she had anything to judge it by lately.

"This is the first lunch we've had without my kiddos since you've come back to South Dakota and we're discussing my sex life? I should be spellbound by your wild sexual adventures in Mile-High Stadium. Or cavorting naked on the beach in Cozumel."

"Get real." Tate snorted. "There's nothing to discuss."

A cascade of auburn ringlets brushed Val's heart-shaped face when she shook her head. "Then I'm sorry for you."

"Me too." Tate traced the ruffled edge of the crocheted placemat. "I have no life at all, besides getting this house ready to sell. I haven't done the deed for-" Mentally, she counted back and shuddered. "At my sexual peak. What a joke. I'm supposed to be worried about my partner pleasing me instead of whether I've got enough AA batteries."

Silence. Tate slid Val a sideways glance. Talk about bold statements.

Without missing a beat, Val said, "No judgment, but I couldn't live without that intimacy. Connecting with Rich on an elemental level whenever, wherever we want." A satisfied sigh gusted forth. "Except now we're forced to be discreet."

Didn't Val's beach ball condition belie that statement? Tactfully, Tate didn't point it out. "I'm the epitome of discreet."

"You and Chris Taylor weren't very discreet, if I recall."

"That's the only time," Tate grumbled. "No one believed 'Miss Goody-Two- Shoes' boinked the school bad boy that night at the lake anyway."

"How did you pull it off?" Val mused. "I mean, didn't you find it awkward to roll a cold, wet Speedo over a stiffy?"

"Hah! Didn't it just figure my first experience with a penis outside Playgirl magazine and his dick was more like a clammy, fat worm than the 'throbbing rod of manhood' I'd expected."

She drifted back to the summer of her senior year she'd spent with Aunt Beatrice. It'd been easy convincing studly Chris to change her virginal status. But the quick tryst on his Harley hadn't included passion, and Chris had been clueless on demonstrating carnal secrets. That flagging sense of disappointment still dogged her. Would she ever discover the powerful sexual connection her friends raved about? When?

"Forget Chris and his unimpressive rod. Although it makes sense why he's fat, bald and married to his motorcycle shop." Val paused and offered, "I could set you up with someone, if you're interested."

"Who?" Tate snapped back to attention. "Is he nice?"

"Of course he's nice." Val sniffed.

"Then nothing doing."

"What?"

"Nothing doing. I'm done with nice. This little chat has just reinforced my decision. The next affair I start will be purely that. An affair. No strings, no promises. Just sex. Lots of hot sex."

Val daintily wiped off the milk mustache before expelling a surprisingly unladylike burp. "Excuse me. Run that by me one more time?"

"You heard me. Sex. I want sex. The steamier, the nastier, the better. I've never been impulsive. Never dated a guy just because he could give me mind- blowing orgasms." Tate shoved an agitated hand through her short, spiky blonde hair. "I want the heady out-of-control passion I've never experienced before I lose what little nerve I've got left."

Val's jaw nearly hit the parquet floor.

There. She'd actually shocked the unflappable Val.

"But honey, don't you want a man-"

"No. I don't want the same kind of man I've been dating for the last ten years. I don't care if he's suitable as a lifelong mate. Or if he'd make a great father. Or whether my parents would approve. I want a man that can find my G-spot in two seconds flat."

"Who-ee Tatum Cross!" Val fanned herself.

"Oh, don't play innocent with me, after you admitted to the 'my-husband-has-a- Stetson-and-I-ride-him-like-a-pony' scenario."

"I'm not. I just don't want you to get hurt."

"I'm not naïve." Well, not as much as she used to be. She longed for the chance to act outrageous, to unleash the sexual tigress lurking beyond her kittenish exterior. Aching to prove-if only to herself-that a purely physical relationship didn't have to end in dreams of picket fences, cocker spaniels and mini-vans.

"Men do this all the time without emotional repercussions. Find me a guy who has nothing on his mind besides awesome sex, and cutting loose his libido because that's all I'm in the market for."

"Not even one date?" Val asked skeptically.

"Nope. No relationships."

"Good." Val's resounding smack on the antique trestle table knocked an ornate silver candlestick into the leftover chicken salad. "Then I've got an even better guy in mind for you. A purely sexual relationship is right up his alley."

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Dirty Deeds by Lorelei James Copyright © 2006 by Lorelei James. Excerpted by permission.
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  • Posted November 22, 2011

    Lorelei really delivers...my favorite yet!

    Dirty Deeds is a great story with the usual erotic touches Lorelei is so famous for....however, the story line seems a lot more developed and involved in Dirty Deeds than in previous James titles I have read. I really enjoyed the characters and story line...the erotica was icing on the cake! (Yum). Highly recommended for Lorelei James readers....you will not be disappointed.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2010

    Fast read!

    I love Lorelei James and this book was amother great one by her! I like the reversed rolls of the man and woman made things interesting! If you like fun, sexy reads you will love DIRTY DEEDS!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2010

    Yummy!

    In the past, I poo-pooed "romance novels" as breast-beating, flowery, light on substance, fluff reads. Recently, I discovered Lorelei James' Rough Rider series, which are lustfully addicting. Sure, these women's erotica/romance novels do follow the format/structure of a basic romance novel. However, the stories are enthralling.

    That said, I was carried away with this light romantic read. The premise of a woman who has been "done wrong" by a lover and who has decided she wants short-term no-strings-attached sex training for art-training exchange seems a bit forced. However, the characters are written so richly, especially Nathan LeBeau! OMG, if he were real, he'd have to leave the house in disguise in order to have a bit of peace from lusting women of all ages! This brief book is worth it just for him. I was sorry the story was so short. Yummy!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2010

    Definitely recommend!

    I loved this book from start to finish-the characters are interesting and the "romantic" scenes are HOT, but not overdone. Keeping this one in my nook indefinitely!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Loved it.

    One of my favorites from this writer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Love it

    If you like a littel thrill then u will love this

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    Great read

    This is good story. Steamy sexy and funny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    an author that NEVER disappoints

    Lorelei James is a very consistent writer. Her books are entertaining and well written. You always get more than you expect with her books. If you haven't read anything by this author you really should! She is by far one of the best out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    I usually love these books but.....

    Nathan is every womans dream man, and Tate is like an anniying dog in heat, it just didn"t work for me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Ok

    Ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    just ok

    bought it for the author, but not anywhere as good as her other books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Great Book...

    Could not put it down... it was great all around...

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

    enjoyable read

    I like all of Lorelei James books they ar entertaining reads

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    VERY AWSEOME BOOK

    I LOVED THIS BOOK ALOT OF HOT STEAMY SEX WITH A GOOD STORY LINE

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    Good Read!

    If you like a plot with your erotica, get this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Pretty Good

    It was fun to read a story where the stereotypical tables were turned. It's the girl who wants the no strings fling, and the guy who wants the romance. It was interesting to see how they struggled with their opposing desires. It was even nicer to see how well they really did fit together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Enjoyed it

    ## I did enjoy reading this book. However it had me frustrated at times. The h/h had made a deal to have no-strings sex, yet the hero kept holding out. The heroine kept throwing herself at him and he kept saying 'no'. It made no sense to me, he wouldn't call her for days, he kept cancelling plans......sorry but I found his reasonings dumb. He shouldn't have made the sex deal then. She should've gone to town and found herself a willing partner. And after his lies came out, they didn't even talk about it. She just took him back? The story deserves about 2 stars but the sex (when it finally happened) was unbelievably hot so I promoted it to 3 stars.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

    Good read

    This is a good weekend read. Though I found it kind of wordy at points, it still offered enough to keep you reading to the end. I understand Tate's need for her arrangement and Nathan's need to prove himself. They were doomed from the start. Love how it ended and wished I could read more about them.

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    Loved it

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    EXCELLENT

    Great romance, well rounded characters, and wonderful author! Highly recommend! This playful and heart felt story is a great read for romance fans. Lorelei never disappoints. This story will become part of my permanent library.

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