Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs, #3)
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Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs #3)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  1,825 ratings  ·  287 reviews
The course of true love doesn’t always run clean. But sometimes getting dirty is half the fun.

Entomology grad student Adam Ellery meets Denver Rogers, a muscle-bound hunk of sexy, when Denver effortlessly dispatches the drunken frat boys harassing Adam at the Tucker Springs laundromat. Thanking him turns into flirting, and then, much to Adam’s delight, hot sex over the lau...more
ebook, 265 pages
Published January 28th 2013 by Riptide Publishing
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Monique ~ Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews

Released 28th January 2013

OMG… Excellent! Impeccable writing yet again from Heidi Cullinan, with two characters I absolutely adored… both with damaged souls, yet they find a love so selfless it leaves your heart full of warmth and a happy glow all over! *5 Amazing Stars*


Adam and Denver are very different but both very complex characters and yet somehow they compliment each other perfectly, each dealing with their own issues the best way they know how, and the author takes us on a journey with t...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
"You like dirty talk. I knew that from the laundry, but you really like it, don't you? You liked having your throat fucked, like having somebody come on your face, like being my late-night snack all sprawled on a table. You're a dirty boy, Adam." He licked the long length of Adam's thigh. "I really, really like dirty boys. I like to eat them right up."


Yes, Heidi, yes. You know what I like and you love to give it to me. (---> Starts muttering obscenities inside my head to the not pre...more
Kaje Harper
This is as close as a BDSM book gets to sweet. Once again, Heidi Cullinan shows me a guy who needs bondage and sometimes punishment (light in this case, sometimes more psychological than physical) and makes me believe it. Makes me feel why it works for him. Adam's anxiety and OCD issues are nearly crippling, a complicating factor in so many of his day-to-day decisions that he's exhausted dealing with it. When he meets Denver, he finds a man who can make that strain go away for awhile, by taking...more
3.5 stars

Acknowledgment :
My reaching the end of this book and this rating was made possible of the 'change of endearments'. There were 57 uses of the word "Baby", and I dislike that particular pet names very much, I was ready to go homicidal maniac on this book. Because my rating will be completely different in I don't change it, I need to write this special note (along with the shelf name)... I decide to add that note for every story in the future, where drastic measure needs to be taken by cha...more

This book was ok…I guess.

Not my favorite Cullinan, nor my favorite Tucker Springs.

I think I might have been more sympathetic to the OCD storyline if I hadn’t just read Taylor V. Donovan’s "Disasterology 101", where the same subject matter was handled with impeccable detail and realism. This felt like a cliff-notes version of the same story.

What I also didn’t really embrace about this book was its need to throw everything into the plot but the kitchen sink…OCD, gay bullying, emotionally abusive r...more
This is a sweet contemporary ... Though it didn't feel very light. That is a big plus ...

This was a great romance story .... I felt their relationship grow and strengthen.

There was a great deal more here than I had expected. This story was as much a story about Adam's journey with OCD as it was about Denver and Adam's new relationship. Learning to trust himself and cope with life's challenges worked together to make Adam's story heart breaking. I know and love someone who battles OCD ... It isn...more
I started off liking this one. I loved the whole big strong tough guy and smaller geeky shy guy. I was even willing to over look the sex talk because I liked the characters and story. But then things started to just get more focused not just on the kinky sex, but it felt almost like the kinky sex was a cure for Adams OCD. I found the more I read the more I just couldn’t believe in this story. I admit I have no idea how OCD works, but the thought process of Adam just felt wrong for me.

A good sta...more
This book is technically well written and I really enjoyed the characterization. I'm not really into big muscle men, but Denver had enough depth to win me over.

Adam was wonderful, and the depiction of his OCD and anxiety very raw and real. I've lived with someone who battled that illness and it is utterly relentless.

However, I couldn't get into the link side of this book. BDSM isn't my thing anyway, if I'd done my research and known about that aspect of the book I probably wouldn't ha be read it...more
Well, yet again GR, a review that I've done has gone missing in the ether, I'm assuming thanks to the fact that your website can't cope!!

I really enjoyed this book, and am only doing a teeny-tiny review. I liked Adam as a character, even though he was quite complicated, with enough problems to try the patience of a Saint!! Denver was a gym-bunny[image error], and all-round good guy, all brawn and not a lot of brain, or at least he gave that impression, until Adam discovered that he'd got a lear...more
I started this right after Nowhere Ranch by the same author and I had higher expectations, but maybe I shouldn't have read two books by Heidi Cullinan in a row. Or maybe I shouldn't have read these two books in a row.

First, because there is an easily recognizable pattern/formula. In no particular order:

- One MC with a PhD, one high school dropout with a learning disability? Check.

- One crutch-female who, oftentimes, speaks for the MCs and helps them fix their problems, mental or otherwise? Che...more
Holy shit, this one came out of left field for me. So many friends are huge fans of Heidi Cullinan and gobbled this book up on release day and slapped 5 stars on it, that I had to see what all the fuss was about. Well, I see now!

Adam and Denver, two beautifully imperfect souls, could not be more perfect for each other and I hung on every interaction between the two as they slowly fell in love. But don't judge this book by its cover. This one is pretty bad, in my opinion. My Adam and Denver look...more
I read the short story this is based on and liked it. I guess it's being expanded to become a part of the Tucker Springs series.



Wow. This was gooooood. So hot. Will review in a bit.
Cole Riann
Review posted at The Armchair Reader.

Visit Heidi Cullinan's guest post on my blog to hear what she has to say about this book and series, titled "For the Love of Series".

4.5 stars

Take a cue authors! I have been super excited about this book for months now. Why? All because of that teaser story a year ago. The originally titled story "Dirty Laundry" was a free story about a rather nerdy and frightened young man who is rescued by a giant musclebound cowboy of a man when he's being bullied by a gro...more
Emma Sea
The first 3/4 of the book was insanely sexy and delicious. I was swooning for Denver and his "good boy". The last quarter I didn't love as much: structurally, it annoyed me a great deal.

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I'm getting very fond of Tucker Springs, a quirky town with quirky people- always a good starting point for great storytelling and ' Dirty Laundry ' doesn't disappoint.I loved how strong this started with hunky sexy doorman Denver Rogers saving geeky Grad student Adam Ellery from a bunch of menacing frat boys, resulting in a very hot, sexy, unexpected encounter that really shouldn't go any further considering how different these guys are. Adam is OCD and barely managing to keep his sanity togeth...more
Feb 08, 2013 Kathleen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kathleen by: KindleRomance Reviews
Story Rating 4 Stars
Character Rating 5 Stars
Romance Rating 4 Stars
Heat Level 4 Stars
Overall Rating 4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book but what stood out the most for me where the two hero's, Adam and Denver. I've NEVER read any books with any characters such as these. They each had their own major problems but when the two of them were together, they were exactly what each needed. The relationship building in this book was spectacular. I really felt the need these two had for each other and als...more
Dan C.
Yep. Read it. Eat your heart out. Of course, I have to do the author's dishes for such premium access to her books. ;)
Out of the three books in this series, this one I think was the best so far. That being said, while I enjoyed Denver and Adam together, I would have liked to have more to the relationship between them, it seemed that their relationship focused only on the sex and how that calmed Adam's OCD. I think too much was focused on Adam and fixing his problems and at times just overwhelmed the story for me. I would have liked that the issues that Denver had would have been addressed better, they were brou...more

Unexpectedly nice. Difficult topic handled well.

Second time I get acquainted with a certain type of gags. My (virtual) education in the world of bondage is a never-ending journey. o_o

I liked the characters - Adam, Denver, Louisa. Wantend to kick Brad in the nether regions, but liked everyone else. It felt like I shoud know them, though, and I don't. I've only read one other book in this series - Where Nerves End and I don't remember much about it other than 1) I liked how the pain manageme...more
This was a right-up-my-alley story with some good highlightable gems contained herein. It felt a bit like a mix of two of my favourite works Willing Victim and Falls Chance Ranch.

While I liked and enjoyed it and was moved by several elements and quotes, I didn't love it. This, I believe, is because it all felt subtly, coercively emotionally evocative.

That said, there are some great takeaways from this and I maintain that Brad, the ex, is very well characterised as an emotionally abusive asshol...more
MsMiz (Tina)
The Tucker books are getting better and better. I appreciated this one as there was no easy quick fix. Each of the MCs had some serious baggage to work through and honestly, I think it was written very well. Add the fact that Heidi can write one hell of a sex scene never hurts!
Heidi Cullinan
Oct 08, 2012 Heidi Cullinan added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: wrote-it
For those of you keeping track at home, this is NOT the free short. This is an expanded novel based on that free short. (You have to pay for it this time though, sorry kids.)
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Holy crap! I cried. I just cried. That was THE BEST BOOK EVER.

Adam is one hot mess who is trying so hard to live a life in spite of nearly crippling anxiety and OCD. As someone with both of these disorders (though in much lesser degree) I so appreciate and am so impressed with the way the author handled all if Adam's issues. Trying to have a relationship with someone who has a mental illness takes a special kind of strength and patience (ask my amazing husband). But it can be done. People with...more
Hawkmoth in Flight~


My Thought's about Brad~



The Book ~

I Simply Loved What I Found In My Visit to Tucker Springs

I Found~

A big protective, lovable grizzly bear with a soft heart~Denver

A cuddly little, lovable, huggable bear ~Adam

Louise, I couldn't help but smile when she showed...more
Aug 13, 2013 Gina rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m, bdsm
This was a story about two men with issues....and more issues. Two men who are both convinced they are not worthy of love because of their separate mental issues. I really liked both of these guys, Denver I already knew from previous books in this series, what we learn about him is he is convinced he is dumb and incapable of learning. The new character Adam, a sweet guy with OCD and clinical anxiety.

Again excellent writing by the author definitely hooked me to these two guys. I wanted happiness...more
This is my favorite of the series so far. I loved Denver and Adam. They were such a perfect fit and the sex between them was really hot. I liked the way the story developed. Denver knew what Adam needed and didn't belittle Adam because of his OCD. I really liked how the author handled Adam's OCD and his panic attacks (most of them caused by his lousy ex Brad). You really felt what he was going through and his struggles. Denver's learning disability was handled very well. My favorite secondary ch...more
Trisha Harrington
I really, really loved this book. It had BDSM which I don't normally like. But in this one everything fitted in so well. The characters were great and the overall feel of the book just drew me right in. I loved the two MC's and cannot wait for the next book in the series. :)
While D/S is not usually my cup of tea, the love, respect, understanding, and patience Adam and Denver have for each other made it work for me in this story. The lines are consent are crystal clear, and Denver goes to great lengths so Adam understand everything that is happening. They set limits, and boundaries together, and Denver never once pushes Adam into doing anything he isn't ready for, or doesn’t want. I also appreciate that it wasn't a magic bullet, and it didn't solve all of Adam's men...more
This book was so much more than I expected coming from the description. While I have read Second Hand (TS #2), this book was in a different league (note that this can be read stand alone).

We are briefly introduced to Denver in Second Hand as El's best friend and the heavily muscled bouncer at the local gay club who enjoys the benefits of that job, all the twinks and college boys he wants. He encounters Adam at the laundromat, and intervenes as Adam is being harassed by a group of drunken frat b...more
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Heidi Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren't enough of those stories out there. When Heidi isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, listening to music, and watching television with her family. Heidi also voluntee...more
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“What if his advisor found out? Would getting caught having public sex do something to his teaching assistantship? Would he still be able to get a job? Would getting felt up in a laundromat inadvertently lead to him living on the streets, starving and exposed, selling his body for sex, which meant he would contract a disease and die?” 2 likes
“Everybody's got dirty laundry they don't want other people to see. The trick is figuring out how to not care about it. Make peace with it, accept it as part of who you are.” 2 likes
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