Saturday, February 6, 2016

Thirty Nights with A Dirty Boy by Shiloh Walke

There are actually three parts to this review as there are three parts to the serial novella sold separately. I treated the as separate books for the reviews, but put them all into one post since they all released together on February 2.

Title: Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy
Author: Shiloh Walker
My Rating: A

Genre: Erotic Romance -Serial Novella
Series: Heroes and Heartbreakers #1
Main Characters:Ella and Sean
Release Date: February 2016
Publisher: Heroes and Heartbreakers
Links to Purchase: St. Martins
Sexual Intensity: erotic


Story Overview:
Introducing Shiloh Walker’s erotic Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy e-serial! 

Money Can't Buy Love... 
Ella Cruise doesn't like to be touched. A survivor of childhood abuse, she craves security in all aspects of her life: fulfilling work at the nonprofit she runs, more than enough money to live comfortably, and a good friend and confidant. But none of it can ease her longing for intimacy, even if just for a night. When she meets a gorgeous bartender who moonlights as a male prostitute, a bold idea begins to take shape...

But It Can Buy a Night of Passion —or Thirty... 
Sean Lachlan is stunned by the cool beauty's offer: 30 nights of no-strings sex in exchange for all the money he'd need to start over. The deal seems too good to be true, especially since his desire for her is no act, but Sean finds he can't turn her down. Before they know it, Sean and Ella realize they're in deep, their defenses crumbling. Will thirty nights with a dirty boy be enough after all, or will love lead Ella and Sean back to the negotiating table?

Read all three parts in Shiloh Walker's scorching-hot Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy e-serial!

A HeroesandHeartbreakers.com original novella


My Review:
Whoa, this was one hot little novella considering there's really very little "action" in this section of the story. No, in this segment, we get to know Ella. Ella has very serious 'touch' issues...to the point that she has to wear gloves because she needs that barrier. Touch sends her into debilitating panic attacks...which makes it very hard for her to be sexual. But she wants to be. 

That's where Sean comes in. He's a prostitute who works as a bartender to make his "business connections". For some reason, Ella feels like maybe she can work past her barriers with him. There's a level of chemistry and connection between them that gives her hope...so she hires him. 

That's mainly what this first book is about...them working through the contract. 30 nights for $500,000.00. And it's so sexy, even at this early point. It certainly doesn't hurt that Sean is Scottish and Shiloh Walker does a really good job of sliding his brogue into the dialogue. I do not have an ear for accents, but when I read, I can hear his. It's really well done. 

I'm completely intrigued after this first book. We still have no idea what happened to Ella to make her this way...and there are so many, many ways that this could go completely wrong. I'm completely immersed in the story and ready to read more. Bring on book #2.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.



Part 2
My Rating: A+

Story Overview:
Shiloh Walker invites you deeper into the sensual e-serial Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy, where some rules are made to be broken...

Haunted by her past, Ella Cruise has no desire for a long-term relationship, but thanks to a contract with wickedly handsome bartender and male prostitute Sean Lachlan, she now has thirty nights to live out every fantasy she's ever had—and more—under the tutelage of a very dirty boy. There's just one problem: Love was never part of the deal...

Read all three parts in Shiloh Walker's white-hot Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy e-serial!

A HeroesandHeartbreakers.com original novella


My Review:

Wow, what an explosive, electrically charged part 2. Normally, in three part series, the middle section gives you a sense of rest and normalcy. No, not in this one. Wow. My heart is still zinging from the whiplash of emotional trauma and drama in this section. In other words, this one was really, really good.

There's so much more in this section, although it's still a fairly short novella. The scenes get sexier. The emotions get deeper. It's quickly becoming obvious that Ella is getting in over her head emotionally, but Shiloh Walker does a fabulous job of giving the reader glimpses of the exact same thing with Sean even though the book is told entirely from her POV. 

Still, we don't know what's happened to Ella, although through little tidbits the reader is getting a better idea of how both she and Sean got to this point...although NOTHING is clear yet. Besides the emotion. And the deep angst. Wow, I'm loving this. And the addition of Darla and her situation...so heartbreaking, but it's adding so much to the book. I also really love Ella's personal assistant and driver. She isn't close to anyone, but slowly through her experiences with Sean, she's growing. It's a beautiful process to watch, but I have a feeling part three is going to be traumatic. Luckily I have it waiting so I can dive right in.

Be prepared...you are going to want all three of these novellas bought and loaded onto your device so you don't have to even take a breath between them. It's an amazing story...and yes, you need to read all three of them in order to get the full story. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review. 



Part 3:
My Rating: A

Story Overview:
The sensational conclusion to Shiloh Walker's erotic serial Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy...

Ella Cruise knows love isn't for her. Or she did, before her arrangement with sinfully sexy bartender and male prostitute, Sean Lachlan, for thirty nights of fantastic, no-strings sex. But the more she learns about him, the deeper she falls, until she starts to wonder: Can thirty nights be enough when what she really wants is forever?

Read all three parts in Shiloh Walker's scorching-hot Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy e-serial!
A HeroesandHeartbreakers.com original novella
 



My Review:
And this is the book where all is revealed...and it's even more heartbreaking than I expected...for both Sean and Ella. Gah...no wonder they're both so messed up, but it's because they both have the history that they do that makes them perfect for one another. That became even more clear in this book. They understand the horrors the other has gone through. They wouldn't find that with someone else. But that doesn't mean that they immediately see that. No, there is some more good drama in this one, too. 

And because this book is so focused on the relationship, it seemed like there was a lot less sex in this book. Yes, there is some, and, yes, it's incredibly hot...but this book is really focused on the two characters' mental state. 

I've loved this series. It was a really fabulous read, full of sexy, angst-filled times that I found both emotionally satisfying and completely entertaining. I highly recommend the serial. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.


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