Book Review: Riding Dirty by Jill Sorenson

Riding Dirty by Jill SorensonTitle: Riding Dirty
Series: Dirty Eleven, Book 1
Author: Jill Sorenson
Genre: Romantic Suspense, MC Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided by author
Published: October 1, 2014 by Harlequin HQN

He's her weapon of choice...

Psychologist Mia Richards wants revenge. Her new client, tattooed Cole "Shank" Shepherd, provides the perfect means. She just has to manipulate the felon-turned-informant into eliminating her husband's killers—members of Cole's rival motorcycle club. The first step, seducing Cole, is simple. As for walking away before she falls hard—it's already too late.…

Dirty Eleven practically raised Cole, and he plans to double-cross the cops rather than sell them out. But smart, sexy Mia is an irresistible distraction. While she's evaluating his mind, all he can think about is her body… until he discovers her true intentions. Walking a fine line between desire and betrayal, they'll have to outrun her past, his enemies and the law for a love that's dangerously real.

Reviewed By: Babs

In a Nutshell: I couldn’t put the book down. I read it in a couple sittings in one day. A great read.

Why I Read This Book: I’ve been wanting to read a Jill Sorenson book. I was initially put off by the blurb for this one but then I read the excerpt on the author’s site and was drawn in to the story.

What I Liked: I don’t know how the author did it but she convinced me to root for a convicted felon who does not apologize for who he is or what he’s done. Cole should be someone I dislike but instead I want him to survive and end up with a happily-ever-after.

Mia should be just as unlikable. Her motivations and actions initially are questionable—she’s out for revenge and at least initially doesn’t care who she hurts or uses or that she’s possibly breaking the law. But I became convinced she should be happy too.

I like that Mia didn’t try to change Cole. She knew what she was getting when she decided to be with him.

I liked their chemistry. Neither was really shy about what they wanted sexually and they definitely were pretty no-holds-barred with the hot sexy times. There’s some ménage action, bondage, and backdoor play—you’ve been warned!

Their relationship was more than the sex, although that was definitely hot. I think they opened up more to each other than they had to other people. They were in a high-stress situation but couldn’t resist their connection.

The climax to the story was suspenseful—I was on the edge of my seat waiting to find out if they’d make it and if they could have a life together. And what intrigues me most now after having time to think about it is whether what they did in the end really redeems them or puts them on the straight-and-narrow. I don’t know whether we are supposed to know for sure. Even with that uncertainty, I’m satisfied with the ending. Cole helped Mia see a way forward from the life she’d been living and he also found maybe another path in life.

What I Didn’t Like: I’m not a big fan of Special Agent Vargas. I don’t have a good read on whether he’s a player in future stories and if he’s someone who can be/will be redeemable. By the end, I was questioning his motivations.

Overall Impression: I was pleasantly surprised to like Riding Dirty so much. Cole and Mia are very compelling characters. I hope they make appearances in future stories in the series. And I can’t wait to read more!

Bab’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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