Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

by Heidi Cullinan

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Overview

Sometimes you have to get dirty to come clean.

When muscle-bound Denver Rogers effortlessly dispatches the frat boys harassing grad student Adam Ellery at the Tucker Springs laundromat, Adam’s thank-you turns into impromptu sex over the laundry table. The problem comes when they exchange numbers. What if Adam wants to meet again and discovers Denver is a high-school dropout with a learning disability who works as a bouncer at a local gay bar? Or what if Denver calls Adam only to learn while he might be brilliant in the lab, outside of it he has crippling social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Either way, neither of them can shake the memory of their laundromat encounter. Despite their fears of what the other might think, they can only remember how good the other one feels. The more they get together, the kinkier things become. They’re both a little bent, but in just the right ways.

Maybe the secret to staying together isn’t to keep things clean and proper. Maybe it’s best to keep their laundry just a little bit dirty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640809048
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Publication date: 03/29/2019
Series: Tucker Springs Series , #3
Edition description: Second Edition, New edition
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Heidi Cullinan has always enjoyed a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. Proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality, Heidi writes positive-outcome romances for LGBT characters struggling against insurmountable odds because she believes there’s no such thing as too much happily ever after. Heidi is a two-time RITA® finalist, and her books have been recommended by Library Journal, USA Today, RT Magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly. When Heidi isn’t writing, she enjoys cooking, reading romance and manga, playing with her cats, and watching too much anime.
Visit Heidi’s website at www.heidicullinan.com.
You can contact her at heidi@heidicullinan.com

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Dirty Laundry 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
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HEChapter 5 months ago
4.2 > Two men with very different disabilities find strength, support, and love in one another. A well-built shirtless male wearing a cowboy hat standing in front of a row of laundromat dryers makes up the cover of this book. Interesting. Bold title color and font is easily legible and visible. It was enough to make me read the synopsis, which I found very interesting. POV ~> Third person While the author does a great job at building her characters and portraying them in a positive light, while showcasing their individual struggles, I did have a hard time connecting with Adam. This is said even as a parent of an adult child that, too, suffers OCD and Anxiety/Depression. While I can intellectually understand the clinical complications, it is nearly impossible to truly understand and comprehend how difficult even the littlest things in life can be for them and for that reason alone I was at a disconnect. Denver was a little easier for me to get. Their interaction was good and felt natural. Secondary characters ranged in likability. The writing was smooth, the plot was strong, and the story flowed nicely with only minimal predictability. The conclusion was solid enough, providing a satisfactory HFN / implied HEA. While I’ve purchased a few books from Ms Cullinan in the past, this was actually the first I’ve read from her. I was pleased with the outcome and look forward to reading more from her. . Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.2 ~ Stars: 4 ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐
edcsdc More than 1 year ago
Heidi does an amazing job of letting us into the head of Adam and his anxiety and OCD disorders. She has to know someone that lives with it because she is spot on; either that or she's done an incredible job of researching. Adam's inner monologue is too true to life and just as heart breaking at moments. He's also way stronger that he knows. I liked watching him grow through his relationship with Denver. Denver is a bit broken as well, he's just able to hide it better than Adam can. It was nice to see him finally face his own issues and lean on Adam for support. Denver's kind, patient and always looking out for what is best for Adam. It makes him an incredible hero in my opinion. The side characters are well done as well; from Louisa to his 'bug boys' and yes even his nasty 'Ex' all leave an impression. Well done! Adult read
ReadMe11 More than 1 year ago
I have nothing but LOVE for this series.  I read the first in the series, Second Hand (by Cullinan/Sexton) and I had to find the rest.  And boy did they NOT disappoint.   Cullinan & Sexton have both moved to my favorite authors list.  They really draw me into their stories.  I loved this story.  Let’s go with the fixation for shy nerdy guys!!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an intense love story wrapped around the principles of BDSM. It is not a casual read. This is a story that has haunted me since I read it. It required me to read the truly intense sections more than once to understand the dynamics operating in this relationship. The commitment required from both Adam and Denver is startlingly high. I truly appreciated that the author uses the story to explain BDSM in what appears to be its truest form. I came away with an understanding I did not have before and envy the relationship Adam and Denver developed. My only criticism, which is minimal, is that I would have appreciated some kind of illustration through the story of what Adam provided for Denver. Adam is the one with OCD and acute anxiety that is obviously in need. But he fulfills needs that Denver has. In particular, a description of Adam helping Denver apply for the grant, the assessment and the beginning of Denver's completion of his GED would have illustrated what I perceive to be Adam's high intellectual capacity applied with love to help Denver. Highly recommended!
Elynor More than 1 year ago
Based on this book, I picked up another and now am in the middle of a Heidi Cullinan buy-and-read orgy. I love, love these characters, so very imperfect but jagged puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together. The heat rate is way high in this book, but the romance is so very amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it three times already and i still found a new aspect to view the story. I truely enjoyed the unique perspective the author shows OCD, BDSM, and relationships. Excellent entertainment!!
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Lynz_in_Love More than 1 year ago
If you like gentle giants and who fall in love with the underdog then this might be the story for you. On top of everything else there is some hot BDSM in thrown in to add a little kick! :)
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by: Marissa Book provided by: NetGalley Review originally posted at Romancing the Book After reading Second Hand I knew I had to read Dirty Laundry, the story of how Denver finds his true love in the Laundromat. (If you read Second Hand, you realize that finding love in the Laundromat is a sort of joke about how love can happen where you least expect it.) While this is book three in the Tucker Springs series and they don’t need to be read in order, I have to admit that picking up this book was like visiting a place I know, a Mayberry-esque town where perhaps I spent a few days one summer. The book begins with Adam attempting to avoid a group of frat boys who have stolen his underwear from the Laundromat dryer. Adam has many OCD issues which make him lovable in a geeky, quirky sort of way. It would have been easy to overplay these issues which would have made Adam more of a whiner, but he sees his problems and makes attempts to overcome them. In fact, I loved his inner dialogues as he tries talking himself into or out of various situations. Denver is muscle and brawn with the street smarts to back it up. I realized early on that Denver is just as flawed as Adam albeit in a different way but I liked that he is not confident in anything but his physical strength and sexual appeal. I also liked that he takes Adam’s OCD seriously and strives to work around it rather than try to conform Adam to “normal”. While Dirty Laundry is essentially Denver’s book, I thought it was Adam who made the story. His neurosis became a focal point for me and I found myself wondering how Denver would deal with such-and-such an issue or how Adam would overcome his personal space issues long enough to have sex in Denver’s apartment. But it’s how they deal with all the issues – both Adam’s and Denver’s – that make this such a great love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book. It had so much about the neurosis of OCD, emotionally abusive relationships, and learning disabilities mixed in with the kink of BDSM and a lot of really hot sex. Adam and Denver were so different and yet perfect for each other because of those differences. It was sweet and passionate and I was rooting for them to get their HEA. 450+ pgs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book! Try it - you'll like it...
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Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog With each book in the series penned by a different but , there’s no reason why you should be missing out on this series. ~ Under the Covers Two people couldn’t be more opposite. Adam Ellery is an entomology grad student and Denver Rogers is a stacked bouncer at a gay club. In an encounter that saves Adam from some serious hurt, Denver and Adam have their go at their own kind of pounding at a Tucker Springs Laundromat. Though Denver is no stranger to twinks, he can’t seem to get Adam out of his head. Slowly, their relationship blooms and it’s such a fun thing to witness because of Adam’s anxiety and Denver’s uncertainty. DIRTY LAUNDRY turned out to be much more sweet and funny than I thought it would be and I love it when a book like this surprises me. As my first book my Heidi Cullinan, I really wasn’t surprised about the writing and the strong authorial voice. Cullinan just has a way of catching your attention and making you fall in love with her characters. Slowly, so that readers remember the journey, Cullinan reveals different sides to her characters that I didn’t expect. Adam seemed liked an open book to me at first, but then as you read, you discover so much more to him. Denver really surprised me though and I found myself really finding a connection with his character. A quick note about the sex scenes. Cullinan is an expert at them. Sizzling hot with that touch of vulnerability made the scenes between Denver and Adam that much more interesting. I became more and more invested in this couple as the book went on. I’ve been loving this series and enjoy the fact that each book is written by a different author. I’m so very excited to read COVET THY NEIGHBOR, book 4 in the series by L.A. Witt. With each book in the series penned by a different but well accomplished writer in M/M Romance, there’s no reason why you should be missing out on this series. *ARC provided by Netgalley
Anonymous More than 1 year ago