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Dirty Shame

(Bluefield Bad Boys #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  1,938 ratings  ·  221 reviews
We were prisoners of forbidden love, just like Romeo and Juliet but without the poetic, old English double speak and Italian marble balconies

A coal miner’s son, Kellan Braddock always knew he’d follow in his late dad’s steel toed boots. He also always knew that he’d never love anyone as much he loved Rylan Merritt. But sometimes love isn't enough.

Seven years ago, Rylan M
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published January 28th 2016 by Sugartree Press
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TITLE: Dirty Shame
SERIES: (Bluefield Bad Boys #1)
AUTHOR: Tess Oliver
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: January 30th, 2016

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YES I ADMIT IT I one clicked this solely because of the cover!! Yes I have a problem lol

I've never read anything by this author before soooooo this hot covered book is as good of a place to start than ever..

Dirty Shame Started off with Rylan and Keelan at their school graduation, things take a turn for the worst when he's roughed up a bit, thrown in a trunk
Dnf @ 47%. I thought the reason for separation was understandable, and I was willing to look past the fact that the H was a manwhore during their separation...

BUT the h still hadn't asked why he didn't show back up that night before the separation, OR contact her, OR why she didn't contact him herself. The second time she is spending time with him they are about to have sex -- because who cares about all the rest of the stuff right?!? and then this conversation goes down...

“You know, Kellan, I
Rylan is rich and popular. Her parents want her to marry a rich and popular guy.
Kellan is from the other side of town. The side where the coal miners work. These two are inseparable as teenagers sneaking off every chance they get but in public they are on opposite sides of the room.
At a senior dance Rylan is left to wonder why Kellan never returned. She's told he left with another girl. Rylan is heart broken. She leaves for college and meets a guy who later becomes her fiancé. Who later she fi
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was weird. I love me a second chance romance and I adore reading about a manwhore who reforms and is all and only about his girl, and this book had both. So I should have been in my happy place, right?

Wrong! What didn't sit right with me was how they were ripped apart as teenagers with a brutality that should have scarred them for life, made them mistrust each other (at least) and on his part her and her family. Instead after not seeing each other for seven years, and her walking in on her
Jan 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: best-cover-ever, 2016
3 - 3.5 stars. I can't make up my mind.

First of all, this cover is hot as hell. Loved it. It is what got me to look at the blurb for this book. Do more of this Tess Oliver.

So by my rating you can probably tell I didn't LOVE it. I liked it at least!

This is a Romeo/Juliet story. The H, Kellan, is from the wrong side of the tracks, but of course is hot as hell and completely in love with the h. The h, Rylan/Lanie, is from a rich and powerful family. Their love story starts in high school on gradu
Kari Kaz
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
May 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up to 4. Tess Oliver can write the hottest, sexiest alpha guys I've ever had the privilege of reading on a page in a book (and it does help that this cover model almost melted me). And she then can follow it with some of the hottest, sexiest steam ever written. And, in "Dirty Shame" even the female lead was hot and showed little restraint. Moving back to her hometown seven years after she thought her hot high school love had dumped her, it took her less than 24 hours to forgive ...more
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I wanted to read this book immediately after I read the blurb. Luckily, Dirty Shame did not disappoint. Kellan and Rylan's story definitely made my heart hurt at times. But I love second chance romances. So it was completely worth enduring all the emotions this book made me feel. For all the heartbreaking and angst filled moments in this books, there were just as many equally beautiful and passionate moments to balance it out. You just can't help but root for these two characters who you know be ...more
Feb 05, 2016 marked it as do-not-read
Sexist bullshit. [x]
Oct 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bad-boys
DNF... Looks like, once again, I'm in the minority but I couldn't care less. I couldn't get passed the first few chapters. The dialogue & writing were not that great & had me wanting to bang my head against the wall.


So Rylan & Kellan were in love in highschool but they were both from opposite types of family. She came from snooty money & he came from the wrong side of the tracks. So it was a wrong kind of love that some people didn't approve of nor were there wante
Karlena Lipari
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ok first off I love the cover!!! Tess's covers get sexier every time she puts a book out!!! I absolutely loved Kellan and Rylans chemistry, it really came through the pages and got me hot under the collar !!! The main characters had loved each other since they were teens but some stuff happens and they find themselves being pulled apart and Rylan leaves town but comes home after a horrible ending to her current relationship in her adulthood.... They find themselves back together but someone want ...more
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Not sure I'm going to write a full review on this one, so going to toss out my thoughts here. Tess Oliver always does something to me with her books. It's not a bad thing either. I can be reading one, and see something bad coming. You actually FEEL it, you dread it, but you keep reading. So it hangs like a cloud over you, and you anticipate it the whole time. It is both awesome and yet nerve-wracking.

In particular with Dirty Shame, I saw how this was going to go from the beginning, and yet, I st
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One again, Tess Oliver has done it again. Huge fan!!
Love the chemistry between Kellan and Rylan as they attempt to rekindle the love lost 7 years ago, due to lies and interference that ripped them apart.
Looking forward to the rest of the series. Will Tommy win 'Andi' the gal he has been in love with for ever, or will cuspids arrow send him someone else? Will Andi end up with her own book?
Who will win the heart of Dawson? Questions I can't wait to read the answers to.
Oh, and the cover is HOT HOT
Loraine Oliver
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Dirty Shame is the first book in a new series by Tess Oliver and it was so good I sat there and read it until I finished it. It had everything you could ever love in a book, a good plot with bumps along the way so you do not know what will happen, a second chance contemporary romance, and high school sweethearts that turn into adults and what happens to them. On top of all this certain people plotting against the main characters to make sure they never get together-ever!

Kellan in a coal miner's
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Dirty Shame was about Rylan and Kellan. A forbidden love story between a rich girl and a poor guy living on the opposite side of the tracks.

The execution of the story didn't hold my interest. Too many side stories and not enough focus on the original reason for their separation. After seven years this
should have been the first question addressed. Instead they declared their love
and started back where they ended seven years ago. Many minor characters were introduced as a means to create obstac
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Since finishing the book, within 24 hours of receiving it, I can honestly say that I LOVED IT!

Stumbling upon Tess Oliver on Amazon one rainy day I have read several of her books and love how her series flow from one character into the next. I so look forward to the same for the supporting characters of Dirty Shame. My taste in romance reading is widely diverse so I found this book refreshingly sweet and hot at the same ti
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely loved this book. I just happened to come across a book by Tess Oliver one day last year. I am not sure why it never popped up as a recommendation since these are generally the books I read. After reading a couple of her books, I quickly became a fan of this author. I have since read almost every single one of Tess Oliver’s books. All of her books are fantastic in my opinion. I love her style of writing and ho
Best thing about this book? The guy in the cover and that's it. The whole thing is based on this dystopian-style little town where there's this villainous feud between the rich and the poor, it's so cliche and overplayed. The hero is poor and the typical I-love-her-so-much-I-just-had-to-become-a-manwhore-when-she-left trope, the heroine is rich, completely clueless and spineless. The glue that holds all the drama is the fact that by some magical force the hero cannot leave the town, there's no a ...more
Heather andrews
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
With a sexy beefcake on the cover I had to read this book. Kellan is quite the possessive man, “damn effing right I expected it. You are mine, Lanie. You’ve always been mine. Even when you were four states away, you were mine.” The blurb of this book had me nervous I don't like a lot of flashback scenes and I was so pleased with the little the book had. I'm really looking forward for the other characters to get a book of their own.
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars - I have become a huge Tess Oliver fan!! She writes such a mix of books. This book was not a disappointment! Great characters, wonderful chemistry between the couple and a nice new series I am looking forward to getting lost in. The only reason I didn't give it a 5, was that I wanted to see the bully/boss get what he deserved. I'm also a sucker for happy endings and wanted more info!! An Epilogue maybe?? Great read though, and a nice relaxing distraction.
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I recieved an advanced copy of this book for an honest review, what can I say I LOVE, LOVE LOVED IT!
Tess writes great page turning books and this one didn't disappoint, loved the characters and the chemistry between them loved Kellan and his love for "Lanie" and the perfect happy ending.
Carnt wait for the next one in the series! Please don't make us wait to long
In lieu of a review, 3 AM thoughts:

- Most of the angst could've been avoided, had the main characters just communicated with each other.
- The heroine's family are really shitty.
- Lilly makes no sense as a character: a victim of domestic abuse who cheats.
- The sex scenes could really do with a rewrite.
- I don't like it when books open with a sex scene - and one with an outsider to boot. The aforementioned sex scene was not with the heroine, but rather with a woman who I'm not convinced the hero e
Nov 12, 2017 marked it as to-read
Free On Kindle: 11/12/2017:
May 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: on-kindle, own-a-copy
Original Review @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

3.5 Stars

I haven’t read anything by Tess Oliver before and decided to snap up this beauty while it was on sale. I was quickly drawn into the story and the drama of small town politics in Bluefield.

Rylan decided to return home after an incident with her fiancé. She wasn’t exactly heartbroken but was ready to move on. She wasn’t eager to see her ex-boyfriend again, but due to the small town she lived in she knew it was inevitable. When they crossed paths aga
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing

***was given this ARC in return for a honest review***

Where to begin, I have read other books by Tess Oliver, mainly familiar with her Custom Culture series (BIG FAN of that), and she has not let us down with this.

This book takes places in a mining county and ones prospects are not in abundance, you are either from south of the tracks mainly miners and their family, and known as Torgs (Kellan Braddock) or north of the tracks, this consists of the mining investors and t
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Más un 3.8
Heather in FL
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet second-chance romance story. Seven years ago, Kellan and Rylan were in love as high school seniors. Kellan was from the wrong side of the tracks, destined to work in the coal mine for which Rylan's father was part of the board. Rylan's parents didn't approve of her relationship with Kellan, but Rylan didn't care. Sadly, forces conspired at the graduation party that ended up tearing them apart for seven years.

Fast forward... Rylan has just caught her banker fiance banging his sec
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a story of second chances. What separated a young couple at the end of their senior year of high school. Why they meet up again after 7 years and how some things never change. This is the story of Kellan and Lanie, a forbidden love; living on the wrong side of the tracks. Kellan is the misunderstood bad boy with a big heart and Lanie is the young lady of privilege; educated, driven and down to earth. But not the rich snob she could have been. Author, Tess Oliver is wonderful with her wor ...more
loves 2 read romance
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing

An ARC gifted for an honest review.
Tess Oliver is an amazing author no matter what she writes it is bound to be amazing. Kellan is a hard worker, loyal, and has a wonderful heart. The problem is that heart still belongs to Rylan. He was forced to make some choices that shattered him.
Rylan left after Kellan unexpectedly disappeared on her leaving her alone on the roof. Leaving with another woman while she waited for him destroyed her. She left trying to piece herself back together. When she gets
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Tess Oliver is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Custom Culture series and a large collection of other romances. She is well known for her relatable characters who "become your friends" as you journey with them and for intriguing stories that will have you "devouring her books in just one day". Tess has been featured on USA Today's 'Happy Ever After' site, and in publicati ...more

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