Book Review: Shooting Dirty by Jill Sorenson

Shooting Dirty by Jill SorensonTitle: Shooting Dirty
Series: Dirty Eleven, Book 2
Author: Jill Sorenson
Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided by author
Published: September 21, 2015 by Carina Press

She's his only salvation.

Ace Clemmons has wanted Janelle from the moment he first saw her. Taking her captive while he carried out his last hit as a member of Dirty Eleven nearly broke him. Now that he’s gone straight, he’s back in her life, looking to stake his claim. He can’t erase the past but he’ll do anything to make it up to her.

Janelle Parker needs a new start, far away from the trailer park and the strip club. A down and dirty affair with a tattooed criminal is a step in the wrong direction, but she can’t resist Ace’s deliciously commanding touch, which has haunted her dreams for months. Soon they’re both in too deep, falling hard and fast—until an old feud with a rival motorcycle club explodes into an all-out war. Dirty Eleven's enemies won't hesitate to hurt Janelle to get to Ace. She has to fight to survive… and for the fiercest love she’s ever known.

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Reviewed by: Babs

Why I Read This Book: I was pleasantly surprised by and really enjoyed book 1 of the series, Riding Dirty (my review).

In a Nutshell: This book was okay for me. Unfortunately it didn’t evoke the same strong feelings for me like Riding Dirty.

What I Liked: I liked that both Ace and Janelle were survivors. From that perspective, they made a good couple. They both wanted the best for their kids and for them to have a better life.

I liked that everything seemed to work out in the end. Ace and Janelle worked hard to get a happy ever after and deserved it.

Secondary characters Rex and Tiffany interest me. Tiffany played a small role in Riding Dirty and a bigger role in Shooting Dirty. I’m very curious about Rex and what his story is—I sense it’s a big one.

What I Didn’t Like: I felt like too many of the characters were at the very least morally ambiguous if not actually bad people. Ace was more hard-core criminal to me than Cole in Riding Dirty. It was a little too dark with very little hope. Everyone had personal demons they were working through with sometimes not legal or truthful resolutions. Skye was maybe the only truly “good” character and she wasn’t in the story very much (and just a child).

I got there eventually but I struggled a bit with Janelle wanting to be with Ace after meeting him like she did. I can’t believe that wouldn’t come up in heated arguments or to lay on the guilt trip—“oh yeah, well remember what you did to me when I first met you?” or something. Yikes.

Also, maybe a small thing, but I really didn’t like that Ace and Janelle smoked. They didn’t do it around their kids which is good and this changes at the end but still gross. I think Ace even thinks about how her hair usually smells like smoke—yuck!

Overall Impression: This was an okay read for me. I didn’t enjoy it like I did Riding Dirty. I will probably keep reading the series—especially to find out more about Tiffany and Rex.

Bab’s Rating:
3 Frogs

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