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Dirty Work

(Filthy Politics #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,395 ratings  ·  502 reviews
From authors Chelle Bliss and Brenda Rothert comes a smoldering standalone enemies to lovers romance that will, ahem…check all your boxes.

I hate him. Jude Titan is everything that’s wrong with the male sex: cocky, domineering and loaded with swagger. Oh, and did I mention he’s a Republican? Yeah, the guy’s so conservative he leans to the right when walking. And
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Published July 26th 2016 by HEA Inc
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Sarah Toussaint
Mar 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
Not only did this book never get interesting, not even half-way through, but the feminist in me forced me to give this a one-star.

I'm not going to like a book with a heroine who easily lets her life revolve around two men, (the hero and her father...) then still ends up giving up her dreams and career for one of them...

It made me sad.
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
💝As a big fan of Chelle Bliss I read Dirty Work two years ago and truly enjoyed this well written, enemy-to-lovers story wrapped in a political theme. This is a book worth looking into and this tale is free on Amazon today (1/3/2018)! 💝

I hate him. Jude Titan is everything that's wrong with the male sex: cocky, domineering and loaded with swagger. Oh, and did I mention he's a Republican? Yeah, the guy's so conservative he leans to the right when walking. And lucky me, I'm running against h
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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HOLY HELL. I loved this book.

While reading romance novels is my favorite thing of all time, my second obsession is politics. I hate it, but like bad reality TV, I can’t seem to look away. I do tend to shy away from political romances just to avoid being pissed off, but there have been a few authors who can write this theme and stay on point with the story – not letting their personal views come into play.

In Dirty Work, our Hero, Jude is a war hero who is tired of the way our government is being
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

When I picked this one up I expected a sexy story about two rivals sneaking around, what I actually got was a soppy disappointment. Don't get me wrong, I like a man to chase, to be obsessed and commit to claiming his prize/woman, but here, it lacked any Umph.

The first 30% was decent. There was some good sexual tension. 40 - 75% was rather boring, it dragged. 75% - 90% it got better again because some drama was introduced. Overall this was just okay for me.

Stars : 3
Sex at : (view spoiler)
Karen Mc
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Being a Virginia gal born and raised in the DC suburbs, I could not help but live and breathe politics—whether I wanted to or not. I could not ignore the parties of red and blue even if I wanted to. Being near the nation’s capital, politics was served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was everywhere! While I don’t follow politics much and would not be called a fan, the political romance I gobbled up from Chelle Bliss and Brenda Rothert made me want to parade into the political pool with pom-p ...more
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
I find it hard to resist a book that involves a politician at its forefront. I blame it on my Scandal addiction. So when I read the blurb and figured out this was about two politicians... I couldn't say no. I enjoyed this story. I did, so don't let those three stars make you think differently. It's just that part of me wasn't super happy with the turn of events towards the end. It could be that my inner feminist hackles were up, but I wasn't thrilled with Reagan becoming the assist rather than t ...more
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Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I abhor political discussions. Yes, I pay attention. Yes, I vote. But I will not discuss politics openly—religion either. Those discussions make me want to stab someone—there are truths and lies in everything. Believe what you want. Vote how you want. Just keep me out of it!

However, two politicians I adore are Jude Titan and Reagan Preston. They’re on opposite sides of the political fence. Reagan a liberal democrat. Jude a conservative republican. They’re both gunning to be the next Senator fro
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Better to lose with honor than win with deceit."

I was thrilled to learn that two of my favorite authors had decided to collaborate and write a book together. I knew there was no chance of it not being incredible. I found it intriguing to see if I could figure out who wrote what, but I confess, it was very smooth and seamless. It was just a whole lotta awesome. I found the subject to be very interesting. While I'm not very knowledgeable about politics, I've seen a few steamy episodes of Scan
Melissa Mendoza
Title: Dirty Work
Author: Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert
Series: A Filthy Politics Novel
Publisher: HEA Inc
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 175
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

After serving his country with distinction on the battlefield, there’s only one place left for Jude Titan to fight – Washington, DC. The people of the great state of Illinois welcomed home their hero, and it’s because of them that he’s running for Congress. #Trust
LOVED IT! A political romance brimming with intensity and passion...DIRTY WORK had my heart pounding with all of the sexual tension pouring off of every single page! Jude and Reagan's instant connection was beautiful. No matter how hard they fought it, they just couldn't stay away. This is a romance that will give readers complete satisfaction. Great storyline. Incredible characters. Flirtatious banter at every turn. These two authors have come together to create a love story that romance reader ...more
Lisa :)
Mar 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
I had a hard time deciding how to rate this book. I usually try not to let my (political) views influence my rating. But this is a book about politics so I feel kinda justified. Also, my enjoyment of this book majorly suffered because it goes against everything I stand for as feminist.

The writing was okay. It didn’t suck me in but it also didn‘t want to make me bleach my eyes out.

I had much bigger problems with the story.

If you don‘t like spoilers, you better stop reading this review now. I can‘
Melissa friend
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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What a brilliant book I absolutely loved it the sexual tension between Jude and Reagan are on every page
once started couldn't put down
This election is one I love
recommend this book to read you will not be disappointed at all
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4.5 stars

Despite being on different political sides, Jude and Reagan found that they had an immediate connection with each other. They had an easy banter and the honest rapport. I liked how they grew as friends first before they became more.

Jude is the decorated American hero. He's fought wars and has come home to help those he fought with overseas. He was honest and trustworthy. Everything you want from someone in his position.

Reagan is swee
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

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Sheryl C. Nash
I absolutely love the enemies-to-lovers trope, but this didn't feel very enemy-ish to me... Oh well, still enjoyed it and I definitely will be reading the next book these authors write!
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Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
I rolled my eyes so often I gave myself a headache, so I gave up ... MAYBE YOU WILL LIKE IT BETTER cHEERS
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dirty Work is the story of Jude Titan and Reagan Preston who are wait for it….. running for a seat in the US Senate against each other. Reagan is a currently a representative in the House from Illinois whose father is a career politician and Titan is a veteran, a war hero and newbie to the political scene challenging her for the seat; the seat Reagan’s father once held.

The authors did an unbelievable job with the chemistry in this one, the reader truly feels the pull
Paula  Phillips
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As someone who lives in New Zealand, our elections don't really cause as much interest as you see the American elections and more often than not over here we read so much more of American Politics that we can become invested as I have to admit and you can hate me if you want - but if I was over in America , I would personally be voting for Hilary Clinton and not Donald Trump - everything about him screams a joke and if he does get in , then it will be to me the equivalent when a dog was register ...more
Kristina at For The Love Of Books
I just finished Dirty Work by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert and loved it! It was my first political romance and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved it. Not because of the writers, no I love Chelles books but I was surprised that I liked the politics in the book. With the real election campaigns in full swing it was fun to read about a off limits sexy love story about two opposing candidates. Dirty Work was a bit of a slow burn, waiting on these two to finally take the pl ...more
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to resist you.

With you, everything is so much more.

Reagan hasn’t changed me, except to make me a better man.

My Review:

Two swoon-worthy political opponents meet while battling each other on the campaign trail and feel an instant attraction that they clandestinely explore, indulge, and hide from even their own staffers. The thrill of the forbidden, unearthing deeply hidden secrets, dirty political tricks, and the risk of being exposed to their vot
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finally a political story that I want to tune into!!! Well, in this case a political romance that was scorching hot and unforgettable. Chelle Bliss and Brenda Rothert have are two powerhouse duo of authors who have teamed up to bring readers a story that was witty, smart, modern, fresh, and of course wickedly sexy. It doesn't matter what political side you belong to because in this sexy political romance, there is only one vote that you need to rock or in this case one-click. So if you like your ...more
Heather Pollock
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Dirty Work

QueenZany 4.5 Star Review

Dirty Work
by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert

Such a delicious Political love story!
I’v had my share of working with politicians. So when I say it’s pretty spot on. It really is!
“Dirty Work” brought election, politics and love to us. In one awesome read. Yes seeing the going of a campaign was just so appealing. It's not a normal topic in the romance genre. The plot was rather unique. Which interned kept me captivated. Als
Laugh-out-loud-good! I loved this witty, political romance pitting Jude, a decorated war hero, against Reagan, heir apparent to her father's Senate seat. Everyone knows when you run for office, those annoying background checks uncover a whole lot of skeletons in the closet! And when the powers-to-be can't hold the past against you, people start making up stuff that can really hurt the ones you love. Now Jude and Reagan have to decide, should they quit or keep going just to see what happens? (eBo ...more
Heather andrews
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When texting and trying to goad each one should not insult Jude's manly bits, he goes offensive, "I do NOT have a small ***k. Would u like a ***k pic right now?" Jude sometimes has to show his woman he means business, "he squeezes my ***, molding our bodies together until I feel his erection against my lower belly. “Does this feel serious to you?” I loved this book, Jude was a great guy, and he was entertaining.
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I started the read I was afraid that would be mostly a politician book, but while the chapters went by, I falled in love with* Reagan and Jude. Highly recomended if you want nice and simple characters and a sweet love story ♥
Once a long time ago, when I worked for a powerful man that headed his corporation we sat and discussed politics and disagreed on one thing about politicians. I made an observation that they were all individuals that wanted power and that lead to corruption. Now that I am older, I realize that there are exceptions and Dirty Work is based on that good guys getting a position to help us little people.

Jude Titan is a military hero with high ideals when he enters the Senate race as a Republican from
Danielle Book Boss
This seemed like a fun premise and I was curious to see how the story would resolve with people who are crossing the aisle and crossing body parts lolol

Reagan and Jude were interesting characters. Reagan is like a Kennedy - comes from a political family and is expected to carry on the family legacy. Jude is a newbie...think John McCain when he first joined politics...war hero who is trying to make a change.

It was cute and I liked their banter. I also liked the sex scenes. The story did feel a l
Maren Lee
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Political romance is my jam. This one was well written and fun. Political rivals, forbidden, sexy, slow burn. The tension was so great. But once they finally have sex it was a bit anticlimactic.

Still really enjoyed it!
Three Chicks
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review by Jen Skewes
I loved this book. Dirty Work is a political romance, which I must admit is not normally my thing. I am not one for politics at all. But this book completely worked for me. I fell in the love with the characters and let me tell you, the sexual tension between them was off the charts. Dirty Work is a romance between two people who shouldn’t even like each other. They are enemies, both running against each other for the position of State Senator. Any relationship between the tw
I was so excited to read this book!
I've been a fan of Chelle Bliss from before the Men of Inked se series. This was so different from anything she has ever written and I know this is a collaboration but it was phenomenal. The characters were fun and the banter between them was sexy and infuriating and frustrating but it just made the story so much more interesting. The story actually released during this time when all the political crap is going on TV it was really refreshing to read something
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Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She's written over thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
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