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Review: Dirty Dealings by A.J. Adams

Dirty Dealings Dirty Dealings by A.J. Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Once I got used to the phrasing and language of this story, I found it to be an enjoyable, suspenseful read. Natalia was spunky, sassy, feisty, strong, independent, reliable and amazing. Quique was fierce, loyal, devoted, dominant, aggressive, alpha, protective, intelligent and supportive. I enjoyed the development of their relationship and how it was obvious to me, the reader, that they were on their way to forever, even though they were living in denial. The author explored many facets of the underworld and crime, such as gambling, kiddie porn, regular porn, cartels, corrupt cops, rape, assault, domestic abuse, murder, etc. There was definitely a lot going on and it kept things interesting.

If there was one thing I could have changed, especially earlier on in this story, it would be making Enrique appear stronger when confronting his cheating wife. She got away with a lot and considering the fact that he was the #3 in the world’s most elite cartel, I expected more in retaliation. More in regards to retribution. Just more! However, what he dealt with and the way he handled it spoke to the character of the man and it was very hard not to respect the heck out of him. He had such a compassionate soul for such a hard man and it made him a sympathetic character. It was really easy to like Natalia. Although she came off rough and hard to take, it was clear that these were her defense mechanisms. Used to shouldering the burden of those around her, she had to stay strong in the face of every adversity. Her life had proven to be difficult but she handled it with grace and perseverance.

I enjoyed the heck out of this book. If you like stories that involve action, suspense, hints of mystery, a great moving plot with interesting and dynamic characters, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy the heck out of Dirty Dealings too.

Release Date: June 27, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Type: Standalone - Book 3 of the Zetas series with character crossover

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