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Dirty Deeds

(Dirty Angels #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  2,241 ratings  ·  276 reviews
“He’s fearless and ruthless. Soulless.”

As a flight attendant, Alana Bernal has had her share of suitors. She's also had more than her fair share of tragedy within her messed-up family. But what she hasn't had is love. Real, rip-your-heart-out, tear-your-clothes-off, all-consuming love.

At least that was the case until she met an American tourist, Derek Conway, a ripped ex-s
Kindle Edition, 269 pages
Published February 16th 2015 by Metal Blonde Books (first published February 10th 2015)
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I have had 'Dirty Deeds' on my TBR for a long time now. Javier Bernal is one of my all-time favorite anti-heroes and I just can't get enough of him. So, when I heard that this spin-off series would feature him, I couldn't wait. I dived right in to the first book in the 'Dirty Angels' series.

However, after I finished the first book, I lost some of my enthusiasm for the series. Don't get me wrong, the first book was fantastic and as it turns out, so was this one. It's just that I was single-minde
Emily May
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, 2015
2 1/2 stars.

Hmm. This book is fine. It has a flawed female protagonist who isn't afraid to enjoy sex and doesn't take crap from all these big alpha males roaming around. It has an equally flawed male love interest who is strong, has a sweet side, and has a whole bunch of dark secrets. In theory, it does nothing wrong.

However, these two characters simply weren't memorable enough to carry this story. Alana Bernal is Javier's sister but, unfortunately, she's merely a shadow of her brother. Her char
Sep 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: dark-romance
3-ish Stars!!


Karina Halle delivered another great installment in this series, this time, a more suspenseful one that features Alana Bernal, Javier Bernal’s younger sister, the hero antihero from the previous installment. While I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the previous installment, I liked it enough for me to give it 3(ish) stars. In my opinion this second installment had a lot of potential. I liked the premise, very intriguing and the writing was great, most of the time flawless, but I wou
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3.5 stars!


I picked up this book because of the amazing premise – a tough (anti) hero is sent to kill the heroine but instead, they fall in love while trying to escape the villain’s evil clutches? Yes please! But for me, this book was different from what I thought it would be, and in the beginning, I really struggled with it…even thought about setting it aside and moving on. In the end, however, I’m glad I rolled with it, because the pace did pick up and I enjoyed the story for what it was worth.
4 Dirty Stars.

Alana Bernal (Yes, as in Javier sister!!) is in danger. Someone is out to kill her and when you want a clean job there’s one man you call to do the job.
Derek is an ex-military haunted by his past, when it’s hired to kill Alan he believes it’s going to be just another job, until he sees Alana and everything change.
Things happen and now Derek is decided to keep Alana’s life safe, but when someone that has a very careful plan is out to kill her, soon both of their lives are in dange
Kim Bailey
Everyone is in for such a treat!

If you read The Artists Trilogy you may remember Derek Conway ... The American ... The Gringo ... G.I. Joe ... Well he's back & he's adding a few more titles to the list ... Assassin ... Action Hero ... Lover ... Liar.
In his cargo pants and white t-shirt, with his buzz cut, steely eyes, and sheen of sweat on his muscles, he looked every inch the man who was going to get me out of here. My man.

And if you read Dirty Angels you may remember Alana Bernal as Jav
May 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: br, lendable

***3 Underwhelming stars***

*Sigh*. I really wanted to love this one, but it was just okay. I loved the Artist's Trilogy, and this book did have a few fun moments that lived up to the original series, but overall I was disappointed.

I think my main struggle with the book was that the romance wasn't very well developed, and I just didn't feel the chemistry or connection between Derek and Alana. Derek was a paid assassin hired to kill Alana, but took one look at her and had a complete transformatio
S.M. West
Aug 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: buddy-reads
3-3.5 STARS

This second book in the Dirty Angels trilogy was about Derek Conway, mercenary/killer-for-hire that was first introduced in Ms. Halle's The Artist's Trilogy and Alana Bernal, one of Javier Bernal's twin sisters, one of the only two of his family still alive.

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The premise was promising, Derek's hired to kill Alana from a familiar yet unknown individual. No reason given and no indication of Alana's connection to Javier. Yet, when the rubber hits the road, we are thrown a curve ball. (vi
~ Becs ~

I was completely thrilled when I first saw the synopsis for Dirty Deeds – Derek and Alana, both characters we’ve got to know over this series and the Artist’s Trilogy who apparently don’t know each other, are thrown together under the most dangerous of circumstances.  it was a highly exciting prospect and it really didn’t disappoint.

Karina Halle has dished up another serving of high-octane, edge of your seat, thumping good romantic suspense – a thriller to grab your attention and race you throug

Sophie  **2 Greek Girls Reading**
Really amazing! Bummer I had been spoiled earlier about the most important parts of the book, but still really enjoyed it! This is a great combination between romance and action! :)
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
Aug 26, 2013 marked it as to-read
“He’s fearless and ruthless. Soulless.”

Freaking excited about this mysterious Derek...




As a flight attendant, Alana Bernal


Bernal? BERNAL???

As in JAVIER's sister?????????????


Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

Dirty Deeds, book two in the Dirty Angels series, involves Alana and Derek. Alana is infamous drug-lord Javier Bernal's sister. Derek is a hired assassin, a mercenary. He's American veteran but living in Mexico, dealing with deep seated issues related to wartime in Afghanistan. What started out as a simple vacation in Mexico has evolved into years of violence and murder on his part. Whoever pays the highest price, he will work for...he will kill for.

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Alana is a flight attendant and one of two l
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Amazon Pre-order Sale! $2.99!!

Ooooh, yesss! <3

Who's ready for Derek Conway?!?!?!
Nenia Campbell
May 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, new-adult

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The short story, DARK PARADISE, which is about Javier's evil henchman Esteban, is proof that not every side character needs a story. DIRTY DEEDS is also proof of that, only in longer form. Derek Conway is a character I only vaguely remembered from The Artists and, I think, once or twice in Dirty Angels. He's a fixer for hire, ex-military, kind of boring. So of course he gets a book.

The heroine in this book is one of Javier's remaining siste
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!
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If you're interested in this book, chances are you are already familiar with Karina Halle's work already...which means you've very likely been introduced to her amazing The Artists Trilogy which has birthed two spin-off series to date. Dirty Deeds is the second installment in the second spin-off. It features a romance between Derek Conway (the America GI Joe from Bold Tricks) and Alana Bernal (Javier's sister). Someone is killing off all of Javier's family and Alana is the current target. Derek ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
Karina Halle has that gift that draws me in deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world that she has created in her Dirty Angels Trilogy.

Dirty Deeds is the 2nd book in that trilogy and after reading the 1st, Dirty Angels, I wondered what else could possible happen to the Bernal family!!!

Wow, Alana Bernal’s story was not exactly what I was expecting. It could be read as a standalone, but it’s definitely better if you have read the previous book and
Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Title: Dirty Deeds
Author: Karina Halle
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Type: Standalone Book 2 of Dirty Angels trilogy
POV: First Person - Dual

The ones who do the dirty deeds can never really be washed clean.

Derek Conway was an American ex-soldier resided in Mexico. He worked as a mercenary for the highest bidder, jumping from one cartel to another, never dipping his feet in one place for too long.

A fateful phone call brought him to the beautiful flight attendant, Alana Bernal. Alana happen
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dirty Deeds centers on Alana Bernal, the younger sister to the infamous drug lord, Javier Bernal a.k.a. my man, and Derek Conway a mercenary for hire. Derek is hired by an unknown buyer to kill Alana. Even though Derek accepts the job, the bounty on her head seems very high for a woman working as a flight attendant. As Derek pursues Alana, circumstances change the course of their fate and he becomes her protector rather than her assassin. With the large bounty still looming, Alana trusts Derek t ...more

I predict readers will be doing a lot of this......

Elfina Renee
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I have died and gone to book heaven!
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There is nothing better than an entertaining story with a plot and this my friends has it! From murdering cartels, evil assassins and innocent bystanders getting caught in the crossfire. You want blood...there will be blood! The intensity and heat between Derek & Alana scorches the bedsheets and even then it sizzles out of control! Quick somebody call nine one one, Ooooh this one is for the records, abso-fucking-lutely loved it!
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••

3ish stars

I liked this installment but I didn't love it. I am not an Este fan at all.....
I need more Javier and Luisa bring on the next book in this crazy series. I think I'm prepared
"She was staring at me so intently that I knew I could never fade into the background after this."

My oh my! Ms. Halle has done it again! Dirty Deeds offers another amazing ride on the crazy train. Stops include: shoot em ups', hit and runs, full on fire power, hot sex, plot twists, more hot sex, and a tender romance!


Derek is a killer. We met Derek in the Sins and Needles Trilogy. (Which I must say, is still my favorite of Ms. Halle's work! If you haven't read that series, stop reading this revie
“Sometimes people are mysterious because they have something to hide.”

Dirty Deeds is the second book in the Dirty Angels series, about Derek Conway and Alana Bernal.

Derek is hired to kill Alana but when the offer is too good to be true, the warning bells sound and he turns the offer down. Derek decides to investigate Alana instead, because if she is worth that much dead, perhaps someone would be willing to pay more for her to be alive. What he finds is not what he imagined and what he receiv
Ex-soldier, Mercenary, a Killer-for-Hire!
Have to meet this Mystery Man Derek!

And did I read it correctly?
Alana Bernal as in Javier Bernal????


Loved it!
Derek was everything I expected him to be. I wanted to read a book about him sinse first time I "met" him in S&N.
I loved the fact that he never turned into a love sick puppy, even during his weakest moments, and always managed to stay somewhat cool, calm and collected. It's nice to see that in male main character for a change.

The other thing I liked was the heroine. I love how straightfirward and unapologetic, without being mean, she was. It made me feel normal :). We don't appre
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: karina-halle
Welcome back to the world of deceit, death, action packed bullets a blazing along with some hot fucks.

In the next installment of Dirty Angels series, we meet again Derek Conway not to be confused with Conway Twitty who could carry a tune with his guitar, this Conway carries his tune with his gun as he is an ex-military now assassin. He blindly takes a job to kill a woman and this woman is none other than Alana Bernal, sister to Javier Bernal(bad ass extraordinaire who by the way we see again).
Sandra Cortez
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 hmmm. This a toughie. I adore Karina and all things KH. Javier is my #1, I went into this with an open mind knowing this wasn't his book, knowing full well I desperately wanted more of him. I admit I did squeal like a kindergartner when he made some brief appearances. I'm not sure if that effected my overall feelings towards this book. Alana is not Javier. She is very separated from him and his lifestyle. Although this book sets us up for what I predict an epic Dirty Promises I was never ful ...more
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rare-2016
I enjoyed this one,just not as much as I hoped I would. I fear after the brilliance of The Artists' s Trilogy and Dirty Angels, my expectations were sky high. This wasn't a bad read at all, just not the great one I was hoping for.

Javier, for all of his faults - sociopathic, cruel and just kind of totally evil - is a charismatic dude under all of that badassness. I was rooting for him through the Artists' Trilogy (Camden (stoopid name) did nothing for me) and then rejoiced when he got his story i
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Books like this one drive me kinda crazy.In a good way.
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Karina Halle is a former travel writer & music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author of The Swedish Prince, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Bad at Love & over 45 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her adopted pup Bruce, where she drinks a lot of win ...more

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