Lily Nyland married sexy bad boy Dax Xavier because he made her dreams come true—in bed and out. But after a decade of marriage, her helicopter bush pilot husband spends more time in the remote wilderness than heating things up in her bedroom. The best sex she’s enjoyed recently comes from the Dirty Girls Book Club’s erotic selections.
Still, when the club chooses Bound by Desire, Lily’s skeptical. As a family practice doctor and a fiercely independent woman, the theme doesn’t exactly resonate with her. But then Dax, home for the Christmas holiday, startles her by spicing up their sex life with naughty tricks that make her wonder if he snuck a peek at her book. Even more shocking, Lily finds herself turned on by their erotic experimentation. Kinky sex may be enough to rekindle the passion in their marriage, but can it restore the deeper bonds of love and trust?
About the Author
Award-winning author Savanna Fox, who also writes as Susan Lyons and Susan Fox, writes “emotionally compelling, sexy contemporary romance” (Publishers Weekly). She’s multi-published in short stories, novellas, and novels. Her books have been translated into French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and German. Many are available as audio books.
She is published by Kensington Zebra, Brava and Aphrodisia, Berkley Heat and Harlequin Spice Briefs. She is also one of the contributors to Northern Heat: Best Canadian Erotic Romance Stories (Quarry Press). In addition, she has ventured into self-publishing.
Savanna is a Pacific Northwester with homes in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. She has degrees in law and psychology, and has had a variety of careers, including perennial student, computer consultant, and legal editor. Fiction writer is by far her favorite, giving her an outlet to demonstrate her belief in the power of love, friendship, and a sense of humor.
Visit her website at http://www.susanlyons.ca. Look for her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SusanLyonsFox.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for The Dirty Girls Book Club:
“Filled with emotion and hot sensuality….Pick up The Dirty Girls Book Clubfor a sizzling read that will leave you with a smile on your face."—Romance Reviews Today
“A fun, sexy, intriguing read that is easy to get hooked on. It’s written a lot like a hockey playoff game, fast paced, exciting, and leaves you breathless at the end.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
"An original premise that is cleverly carried out amongst its likable characters. There are an abundance of heartfelt emotions and fiery passions conveyed all throughout The Dirty Girls Book Club."—Sensual Reads
“Savanna Fox…delivers a fast-paced, fun, and sexy storyline…. I’ll be anxiously awaiting the next book club selection.”—Romance Junkies
"This story is well written, has a great plot and is definitely a fast paced page turner."—RomFan Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Savanna Fox brings readers the third book in her Dirty Girls Book Club series, Bound to be Dirty. As each book selection is made for the book club, each member gets to tell their story. Book three is Lily's story, which focuses on how to put the passion back in a marriage that seems to have lost it's mojo. Fox does an excellent job of showing how adding a little kink can get things back on track. Readers who are looking for a steamy romance between a married couple will love this one. What I liked: Avid readers often join book clubs. Usually, they choose a group of friends or a group that reads the kind of books they enjoy, whether that is a specific genre or author or some other criteria. Fox has created a series based on that idea. The Dirty Girls Book Club reads erotic fiction. They choose a book and then discuss it, as most book clubs do. What's interesting is the way that Fox ties each selection into one of the stories of each of the main characters. I like the fact that whatever they are reading about somehow ends up as the basis of what is going on in their lives. That was a great idea and I think it is proving to be very successful for Fox. In this book, Lily is having some issues with her husband, when the book club chooses a BDSM title as their next read. She is skeptical about the book, but agrees to give it a try, never knowing that it may have a profound effect on her life. Her husband is away with his job often and they have lost the romantic and sexual spark they had when they married. I really enjoyed the fact that Fox chose to use a married couple for this book. Passion in a marriage often the key to couples sticking it out even through the rough times. And I do believe variety and trying new things is the key to keeping things interesting in the bedroom. Fox did an excellent job of conveying that. Fox writes some very sexy scenes between Lily and her husband Dax. Once he figures out what book the girls are reading and what the subject is, he takes matters into his own hands and tries something new in the bedroom, with some pretty awesome results. Fox has a way with writing erotic scenes that will raise a readers temperature. But there are also moments of levity and humor in this book. Though it is erotic and has that focus, that is not the only element the author uses to move the story forward. Fox strikes a good balance and readers will appreciate her attention to detail. What I didn't like: There wasn't really anything that I specifically didn't like about this book. For me it was okay. It was good, but perhaps not quite earth shattering. It had some great moments but the pacing a bit slower than I would have liked. I didn't drag, it just didn't grab me and cause me to hang on for dear life. Bottom Line: This is good erotic fiction. Fox chooses a great theme for the series and for this book. Passion in marriage is critical and I thought she did a good job with it. The main characters were believable and how they added kink to the bedroom was not beyond the normal spectrum for this kind of book. Readers who love eroticism between two committed partners will enjoy it.
When I began Bound to Be Dirty, I assumed it was going to be a fun and steamy story about a couple who wanted to spice up their marriage. Boy, was I wrong, kind of. Bound to Be Dirty definitely had its fun moments, and its steamy moments, but what I found here is a very moving and relatable story about a marriage in crisis, and the lengths this couple will go to in order to save it. The idea behind The Dirty Girls Book Club series is a book club of four women - strangers- who form a book group. They take turns choosing the selections, then meet once a week to discuss what they've read thus far. Through their discussions, they've gotten to know one another better. Two members, Georgia and Kim, have found their happily ever after in the first two book in the series. In fact, the books the club was reading in the time is partially responsible for that. I have to say, I would love to go back and read those books. To my surprise, the group isn't as large part of the story as I'd imagined. Each book seems to really center on one woman, with their meet-ups interspersed throughout the story. Lily Nyland joined the book group because she wanted to read and discuss great works of literary fiction. And because she is lonely. After fifteen years together, she and her husband Dax have drifted apart. They'd always led separate lives, with him being a helicopter in the Canadian Forces - now a bush pilot, and Lily running a family practice as a physician. Their individuality is something they'd always prided themselves on, but a lack of connection, communication, and intimacy has led to a breakdown of their marriage. Lily wants Dax home, wants a family, but knows he thrives on being in the wilderness. At the end of her rope, she plans to confront Dax about their marriage when he's home over the Christmas/New Year's holiday. Lily doesn't realize, though, that Dax feels the same. He misses their connection, the passion. He's tired of being second to Lily's career and family. Due to a rough upbringing, Dax is unsure that he'll ever want children. He's afraid Lily is having an affair, and that fear is heightened when he finds an erotic romance novel, heavy on the BDSM, on her Kindle. Not knowing that this was a book club selection and not Lily's choice, Dax begins to wonder if this type of sexual relationship is what Lily truly wants. He's not comfortable with the extreme tones of the story, but he is willing to see if Lily wants his more dominant side to come out once again. What happens next, when Dax tries out his theory, sets the story on quite the emotional path. What I love about Bound to Be Dirty is, it's not really about the sex. What the sex does for them, besides the obvious (hee!) is, it forces them to open up to one another. To communicate, find trust once again, and to discover if their marriage is worth saving. The openness, the trust, is what a strong physical connection is supposed to do. I'm happy the author chose to focus on what that can bring to the relationship, instead of making it into a marriage cure-all. I found Bound to Be Dirty to be quite an emotionally-hitting story. Lily and Dax had been together since they were seventeen, essentially kids. I can relate to this, in that I've been with my husband since I was eighteen. At the time, you think you know and can handle anything. Dax and Lily begin to realize that though they are no longer the same kids who fell in love at summer camp, that they can still find pieces of themselves and those feelings. After so many years and so many changes and the loss of trust and togetherness, they need a reset. I found myself shedding a few tears for them and because I know what it's like to have those feelings. Dax and Lily's journey was by turns nostalgic, sweet, bitter, and painful. It was not an easy path for them - rediscovering their love. But like all good things, it's worth it. Bound to Be Dirty did not deliver what I expected when I picked it up. It gave me something better. A well-developed, emotionally gripping story with relatable characters and experiences, I am so happy I gave it a try. Favorite Quote: Over the years, she'd grown up and stopped playing. He'd forced himself to grow up too, to become responsible, to deserve the amazing woman he loved. He missed the kids they'd once been. The kids who'd fallen so head over heels for each other. Who'd made love with wild abandon, and spun dreams on moonlit summer nights. Lily straightened her back and walked across the restaurant toward her own handsome man. She'd figured out the truth about herself. She was brave and crazy enough to have sex in a restaurant, and brave and crazy enough to love her husband.
Dr. Lily Nyland and Dax Xavier were passionately in love when they wed. Now ten years later they have grown apart and are divorcing. After months of separation, they decide to try to work out their problems. There is so much tension and hurt between them. Lily is a workaholic. She is expanding her clinic. Dax is a bush pilot for a mining company and is away for extended periods. To make things worse Lily's parents do not approve of her choice of a husband. Can they find a way to save their marriage? Fate steps in. Lily goes to her Dirty Girls Book Club. They are going to discuss the popular BDSM book, Bound By Desire. Can this book help them rekindle their love and put the spark back in their marriage? Savanna Fox skillfully tells a story that is erotic and emotional. Lily and Dax realize that in order for their love to survive, they need to compromise. Savanna Fox is a superior story teller. The book is well plotted and the characters are well defined. The sex sizzles and so do the emotions of Lily and Dax. I couldn't put this book down. It is so good.