Lydia Green doesn't know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.
Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she'd marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong-maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.
After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?
Lydia is the would be bride but recent events see her finding out her dream groom is just that, a dream. Lydia is nothing more than a shield for her fiancé and his best friend lover to hide behind. Well stuff that for a game of soldiers! Lydia may not have a plan but the awesome Vaughan (who really does seem fascinated by all of Lydia's considerable charms) is happy for her to stay around. Okay, Lydia may not be taking the giant step of getting married but there's still life to live and grabbing it and Vaughan sure seems like a good idea. It's not permanent as neither of them are sticking around but together they sure do scratch an itch!
Anyone who knows me will know that I'm not a lover of contemporary romance and yet Ms Scott gets my attention every time. Is it the dialogue with her characters flirting and generally making me smile? Or perhaps it's the way she sets them up to save each other? No matter how fast paced the romance, I still end up buying it because these characters are large and come to life as I read.
There's a lovely dynamic here with supporting characters that have their own stories to tell and yet I felt they seemed integral to this story and not just introduced to move things along. There's even a cameo from a much loved drummer but it's the central couple that really need to take a bow. Dirty was funny, sexy, and even tender at times and best of all it didn't disappoint this helpless romantic.
I was gifted a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.