Dirty

Dirty

by Callie Hart

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ISBN-13: 9781717316516
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/30/2018
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 667,895
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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Dirty 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 184 reviews.
SamanthaP More than 1 year ago
Darkly Erotic! Wonderful Book! I wasn't prepared for how emotionally deep this book was. Elle is a beautiful, very intelligent VP for and accounting firm. Elle knows she is beautiful so to offset unwanted advances from men, she dresses very conservatively. The mystery of her past relationships is revealed slowly as the story progresses. This story is told in first person from Elle's point of view and it needed to be because Elle has a lot of issues. She has erected a tough exterior shell to help protect her fragile interior. Ella wants sex on her terms cause she has an issue with feeling dirty. Though she is has no problem with having sex with strangers, she has a major problem with emotional attachments. She meets Dan at the candy store and things begin to change. There is an instant attraction between Dan and Elle that neither of them can deny or explain. Dan often says to Elle, "What are you, Elle? Are you a ghost? Are you an angel or a demon? Because you can't be real." The problem lies in that the pain that Elle struggles with is all too real. Dan proves time and time again that he has the patience to deal with a woman that won't allow him to kiss her on the lips. Neither pair of lips, if you get my meaning. Dan stole my heart as Elle continued to break it. I usually don't like my smut mixed with deep emotionally distressing subjects. I don't wanna be sexually stimulated and crying five minutes later. That being said, I loved this story of growth and acceptance because that's what this book was truly about. Yes, there was a lot of hot sex, but that was just the outer crust. The interior however, was full of betrayal, pain, and yearning. A woman yearning to be normal, hoping to feel clean, and learning to be able to love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again harriet klausner ruins another book. This poster must be stopped. She thinks it is her duty to reveal every plot point in the book. I for one am sick of her. Call bn and report this plot spoiling poster. I think when bn realizes she is costing them money on lost sales they will ban her egotistical self from posting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the kind of book every woman should read. It brings out a different side to yourself realizing there is nothing wrong with being in touch with your more sexual side. Also it is impossible to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my second megan hart book (the first was broken) and i cannot wait to read more. Her writing style causes one to really feel the emotions the characters are going through. As another author so eloquently put it, " even the f* cked up deserve a Happily Ever After". This seems to be the common theme with Hart's books and i love rooting for the emotionally damaged :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that will make u think long after u r done..the main character, Elle, is extremely complex and interesting. You are frustrated, empathetic, sad and a whole bunch of other emotions for her at the same time. Mind you, this is a very expletive and erotic book as well, but it is more than that. The other is why I loved it so much. I read it very quickly and am still thinking about it hours later. Very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very real and flawed main character...you rooted for her along the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was something I did not expect to like. But once I started to understand the story I could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, well written. Trying to find more to read by Megan Hart, unable to pick which one I want to read next! I guess I will have to read them all =)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line was pretty good, but the ending felt rushed. Nevertheless it was a decent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable ! I have been reading classical romance and historical fiction for years . It's been so much fun reading erotica since fifty shades( my first time..ugh).  Dan might be my favorite! Remember these books are fun.. Not Jane Austen.  I give it 5 stars because of its entertainment value..
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though I can't stand novels written in the first-person viewpoint, I was hooked from the first chapter. I loved her writing style tremendously not a single boring page. I loved Elle, and I fell in love with Dan. Emotionally captivating, and sexy.
amf0001 on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Excellent protagonist. I usually don't like books told in the first person, and especially not erotica, but this works very well. My only criticism is that while Elle is a complex and interesting heroine, Dan was less well realized, perhaps because we only saw him through Elle's own perspective, but he was just a 'good man' with a fragile sexual woman, who worked through her defenses while encouraging her sexuality. A keeper.
lauren_dane on LibraryThing 29 days ago
First of all, right up front, Megan is one of the people on the planet I flat out adore. Seriously. Very few people can make me laugh like Megan can. She¿s just a joy to be around and I¿m thankful to count her among my close friends. Secondly - this book is amazing. I mean, when I first read it, I had to put it down and pick it up and read it again immediately. Yep, I was fortunate enough to have seen this book from the seeds to final product and it¿s been stellar from day one. This story gets under my skin. It¿s fragile and deep and beautiful and sad and joyous. It IS a romance - you know how I can say that? I¿ve read it. I¿ve read people talking about what the book is and isn¿t but they haven¿t read it. Is it a traditional romance? It does have a romantic resolution, it does have the couple together at the end and happy. Nothing about this book is what I¿d think of as traditional though. It¿s, I don¿t know how to describe it really. Elle is one of those characters that once I read her, she stuck with me. I didn¿t like her all the time, she¿s very flawed. But all humans are flawed and she¿s got reason to be. And yet, she rises above and overcomes. Elle is probably one of the most three dimensional and compelling characters I¿ve ever read.And Dan, oh sigh. I lurve Dan. He¿s so not your typical chest beating alpha male. Oh he¿s a man, masculine, sexy, smart, just enough wicked to make you all tingly. But he sees Elle, sees her in a way that makes her freak because it¿s hard to be known like that. This is not ¿a woman¿s sexual journey.¿ There is sex, very well written sex that is in some places, so insightful and raw that it made my nerves a bit jangly because Megan has this way of writing that simply distills so much emotion and sensory information down into a few pages - it¿s vivid and sharp and unforgetable.I suppose that¿s Dirty in a nutshell - vivid, sharp and unforgetable. When I read the first draft of this book, I knew it was something special. Not just good, not even just great, but one of those books every author dreams of writing someday. Megan has outdone herself. Do yourself a favor - Amazon is shipping now and it¿s already in stores here and there with the official release on the 1st - grab it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Much more than your standard erotica
Dianadomino More than 1 year ago
I expected light erotica, I didn't expect to like the book, and I thought I would put it down after the first few pages. But the beauty of a free sample of a book is that you can give up after a few pages, or you can become totally hooked. This book was very erotic. There was a beautiful shamelessness about the sexy bits that were wonderful and refreshing. And the best part was the story: there was an actual plot. There was a secret in Elle's life that needed to be explored - so at the beginning, Elle is a lusty, yet disappointed woman who is scarred and afraid of real intimacy---not afraid of sexuality, but of actual intimacy. Discovering Elle's secrets was what drew me through the book the way it did. This book is a page-turner - and don't be afraid of the sexy bits. They're lovely. This is not only well-written, but thoughtfully and carefully done. I look forward to many more encounters with this author.
AustenStudent More than 1 year ago
Elle is an accountant but who sleeps with lots men to escape the turmoil of her past sexual abuse. Instead of drinking, it’s the only time her mind is totally blank, except for counting, which she has been doing since she was a teen. She counts to calm herself. It’s logical and soothing to her. It’s also obsessive. This is revealed slowly through the story and Hart gives us hints here and there that keep the reader wondering whatever happened to Elle. “I stopped smiling. Counting helped, and counting food helped more. Bites of cake. Pieces of popcorn. I shielded myself in layers of fat and clothing, hiding the beauty…Nobody asked me what was wrong.” She feels dirty, hence the title. It also refers to the raunchy and graphic sex throughout the book, including a ménage that Dan gives Elle what he thinks she wants) arranges. Elle’s own bitter mother tells Elle she’s dirty. Poor girl. Despite the abuse, her parents didn’t help her. With Dan, Elle finally meets her match. He won’t go away, first accepting a purely sexual relationship with Elle until he slowly pushes her to want more with him. Because Elle seeks sex for escape she shies away from intimacy and she is up front with Dan about this from the start of their relationship. Elle must do this on her own terms and it’s a testamant to Dan’s patience that he waits for her to come to him. Elle admire this about him–he pushes her, he doesn’t just comply–and ultimately he breaks down her boundaries and makes her want to share everything with him. “Why is kindness so much harder to believe than cruelty?” Elle was once in love and the breakup devastated her into thinking no one would ever accept her past. Until Dan. “Head over heels, madly, passionately, devastatingly in love with the boy I thought might be my knight in shining armor. Funny thing about that shining armor, by the way. It tarnishes pretty fast.” Elle lives an almost monastic and minimalist existence. Her walls are painted pure white, she only wears black and white clothing, and she’s very thin. Personally, I didn’t like this part of the story as contributing to her isolation; I just thought she liked her simple life, including her work uniform. Some people do like that. But it works with the story because, as soon as Elle opens up to Dan, she makes changes, including painting her dining room in a color and communicating more with her mother. There are allusions to The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a book I haven’t read but those who have will enjoy. Elle was forced into adulthood before her time through tragic circumstances and I like how Hart weaves this allegorical tale into an erotic novel. The sex between Dan and Elle is very hot, edgy, impersonal at first but slowly growing closer. It’s interesting that Elle refuses to let Dan either kiss her or go down on her, but Hart again gives us glimpses into Elle’s boundaries. Her fears and pain are overwhelming and palpable and they permeate every page of this taut novel. It’s also very sad but I found myself hoping for the best for Elle. Hoping she would eventually triumph and heal. I also like how neither Dan nor Marcy, her bubbly co-worker who becomes her closest friend, give up on trying to draw her out, pushing her to happiness. For the rest of this review: http://bit.ly/1RrmLds
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good writing style. Best book by rlthis author is still switch. Loved
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He walks in
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Waits
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Gtg bbt
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Mad I paid for this depressing book....don't buy it
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They dont put the money sign in there for nothing..... ;)
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