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Dirty Beautiful (Dirty Deeds #1)

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  39 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Disillusioned by love, Erica has tasted the bitter pill of betrayal and wonders if she’s enough for one man. When a hot guy moves in next door, Erica decides to settle for good old-fashioned lust. What starts out as a simple seduction quickly evolves, and Erica is fast finding out Dylan is dangerous not only to her libido, but her heart as well.Recently retired from the ad ...more
ebook, 197 pages
Published November 28th 2011 by Ellora's Cave (first published November 18th 2011)
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The book had a bold topic, but the author failed to execute it well.

The heroine was holier-than-thou and the repeating of her goodness of character got on my nerves.
In most books this would have prompted me to like the hero…and ….I just…couldn’t.
Why? For many reasons.

*He does not tell his girlfriend he was a porn star. Ok….not even after she told him all of her secrets. Uhh… he does not tell this to his girlfriend that has cheating and STD issues. Even thou he had lots and lots of unprotected se
Mandi Schreiner
Jan 04, 2012 Mandi Schreiner rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotic, contemporary
Dylan has moved from LA to a small town in Georgia to start his life over. Many years ago, with a cancer-ridden mother and no money to pay for her treatments, he moved to LA to pursue a career as an adult entertainer. He became “Drake” and made it as a big time porn actor. But he never felt comfortable in that role, and eventually fled to the small town for a fresh start. He buys an older house and falls back on his carpentry skills to build a new career.

His next door neighbor is elementary scho
Jan 16, 2012 Elaine rated it liked it
Erica is a small town elementary school teacher in Georgia. She lives in her Grandmother’s house and apparently has never been anywhere else. She even attended college from home, so she would not have to leave her ailing grandmother.

Dylan, also a Southerner, although he is from Arkansas, has recently moved to this small Georgia town from Los Angeles. He is getting out of “the life” of being a porn star. Of course,, he thinks he is going to be able to keep his past a secret.

Obviously, he doesn’t
Cid Tyer
Nov 19, 2011 Cid Tyer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-books
You wouldn't think a book about a former porn star would be anything but kinky and crazy. Jodie's done an amazing job at humanizing Dylan and bringing his life choices into perspective. Loved the book, like, let me read it a few more times L-O-V-E.
Heather in FL
I have to admit. There is a preconceived notion about porn actors. They are objectified and it's hard to remember that they're people with hopes and dreams of their own. In this one, Dylan has decided he's had enough of being a porn actor. His only living relation, his sister, won't speak to him, because she thinks Dylan didn't attend their mother's funeral because he liked making porn more. Which was totally wrong. Dylan made a lot of money making porn, but he now thinks it's slowly killing him ...more
Jan 05, 2012 Alisha rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5

Quick Take:
The intriguing premise of Dirty Beautiful delivers quite well on its hints of the balance between love and lust. The male protagonist was the real draw for me--so much so that I would have loved to have seen more focus on his past struggles, which are referred to frequently in the book but not deeply explored. Overall, there's plenty of sexy and sweet, with a likable cast and promising plot threads for future books.

Review (Originally posted at Book Lovers Inc):

How does a po
Sep 11, 2012 Joletta rated it it was amazing
Dirty Beautiful by Jodie Becker is the hottest, most unique book that I've read this year! In what seems to be a case of "grass is always greener" syndrome, Dylan is an ex-porn star wanting to live a normal life. He moves to a small town where (hopefully) no one will recognize him. His next door neighbor is a cute, curvy grade school teacher who is the epitome of innocence. Dylan can't help but gravitate toward her like a moth to a flame, but doesn't believe that he is good enough for her. You s ...more
Jan 03, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I loved the tenderness in the character interaction in Dirty Beautiful. When I first started to read it, I couldn't conceive of a teacher and an ex-porn star falling in love but, by the end of the book, I saw how deeply Jodie Becker went into the make-up of each character and revealed their secret yearnings for a better life and true love. I liked the scars beneath the surface of the hero and heroine and how they each worked to overcome them. Despite the implications of the title, I found this s ...more
Karla Doyle
Mar 16, 2012 Karla Doyle rated it it was amazing
I gobbled Dirty Beautiful up in one day, reading whenever I could squeeze in minutes here and there because it was so engaging. Very well-written with characters I loved and totally rooted for. Dylan was so much deeper than I expected (given his history) but still flawed enough to make him a perfect romance novel hero. And the steamy parts were awesome. I'd recommend this book to anybody who enjoys hot, contemporary romance. Can't wait for the next release from Jodie Becker!
Nov 15, 2012 Annette rated it it was amazing
If you believe in love and redemption you will love this book. Sexy but still very romantic. This is the story of Dylan a former porn star who moves from L.A to a small town in GA. He meets curvy and sexy Erica a school teacher and his next door neighbor. This story has humor, romance and hot steamy sex.
S.M. Butler
Jan 20, 2012 S.M. Butler rated it it was amazing
Dirty Beautiful is a wonderful read, with a clever plot, and engaging characters you want to root for. This debut book has a level of depth you don't expect and gorgeously written scenes that just jump off the page at you. Looking forward to more from this author!
Genney Blass
Jun 04, 2013 Genney Blass rated it really liked it
4 stars. I truly enjoy this book. Very unique story. From an ex porn star finally found love and happiness. Kudos to Ms. Becker.
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