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Dirty at 30: Love Without Batteries #1

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  30 reviews
I hadn’t realized I was stuck in a rut until the day I lost Raphael. There I was, just about to reach my big O when he died. I tried replacing his batteries, but nothing worked. It was that frustrating moment when I decided I wanted a real man in my life.

Ty seems like the perfect guy. He’s sexy, sweet, and he can satisfy me in ways Raphael never could. Unfortunately, he’s
Published 2016
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Alex ♈
H, Ty – 25 years old; h, Brook – 30 years old

Apart from ridiculous twists and turns (and some silly stuff) I really enjoyed the love story between MCs. Ty was a very likable guy, mature and sweet. He had a crush on Brook since he was 18. Since Brook didn’t have any romantic feelings for him then, it didn’t bother me that Ty had his share of flings -> fortunately no details of his player past. He was strong in lust/love with her, he wooed her and he was the initiator of their romantic “beginning”
Nov 29, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: smut, contemporary, taboo
Dirty at 30 was um.... hard to finish. The cover was delish.. the story line fresh and enticing. I had not read anything by Cassandra Lawson. I absolute hate writing bad reviews. I have TONS of respect for authors and time, courage and fortitude it takes to publish a novel. But this was just not for me. The multiple POV was sloppy. One point had to be carried through each character, it dragged the story.

Brook Robinson the main character was married and wanted to get a divorce. But she had to tr
Socially Book Nerd
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So, amazing.... Chelsea and Ty... wow so hot they sizzle. Who doesn't want a strong alpha boy toy, after a bad marriage ends. They complement each other, and you keep reading to find out what happens next ...more
Chantell Reid
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finally. A naughty book that isn't overly done with creative descriptive words or far fetched fantasies. I love the amount of sarcasm and humor. Cassandra Lawson did a fantastic job with the plot, keeping you on your toes for what was next without over doing it. If I had any complaint, it would be that I would have love a little more character back story and descriptions as a whole but that is a personal preference. I can't wait to start the next book!

Best friends tend to stick together. Brook'
Apr 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Brook has been married to an absent husband for years... In his place she had a B.O.B. named Raphael.. until the day he died. Brook and her friends, Chelsa and Delaney, make a pact to finally looks for a man to spend time with. Brook finds her man in TY, the younger brother of one of her friends. As to where they have great chemistry, she is always thinking about his age. If that isn't enough...the husband breezes back into town and wants to get back together.
As to where this is not a cougar st
Katy Birch
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ty and Brook

Brook is Lukes stepmom but shes only older by 6 years. She married Lukes Dad, Rob, straight out of high school after she escaped her evil parents. She singlehandedly raised Luke when Rob vanished. That also includes Lukes best friend, Ty.

After several years Brook and her two best friends are looking for men after Brook decided it was time to divorce the absent Rob.

What happens when the kid you knew, turns into a hunky man? Steaming chemistry and a connection thats hard to find.

A gr
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved it! Sexy, funny and makes me wants to be 30 again!! Lots of hot sex and fantasy and funny tidbits with friends. A really fun and enjoyable read.
Sarah Reads "Reading in Sarah's Corner"
Oh! My! Goodness!!! How have I not read anything by Cassandra Lawson before now! Here writing style is absolutely brilliant! I loved every second of this book! I cannot wait for the next book in this series to come out! I will be like a little fiend awaiting my next dose of gloriousness.

Here are some of the reasons I loved this book so much!!

Hot Alpha✔
Strong Female Lead ✔
Believable Characters ✔
Hot Scenes ✔
Scenes That Had Me Crying with Laughter ✔
Great Plotline ✔
Story to fall in love with ✔
Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lord where can I find me a Ty?Loved this book! So glad I found this author. Can't wait to see what's next! Type and Brooks story is sexy and so funny! ...more
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dirty at 30!

Super fun and hot contemporary romance. I've read Cassandra's paranormal romance so I gave this a try. Great story and lots of fun.
So this was my first Cassandra Lawson book and I absolutely enjoyed this story! The friendship between Brook, Chelsea and Delaney is pretty awesome, and I really liked that Brook's stepson Luke is so supportive of Brook being ready to move on and pretty much gives his blessing for his best friend Ty to date Brook. There's another surprise in regards to Ty that Brook is unaware of, so she's doubly hesitant to pursue anything with him at first, until she gets the blessing of the two people whose o ...more
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was just what I needed, a sexy read with humour mixed in.

Brook is gutted when Raphael dies, no need to worry though it's only her vibrator. She hasn't had a partner for years even though she is married, her hubby has been missing for years leaving her to raise his son alone. After the devastation of Raphael dying and having very amusing conversations with her friends about sex toys she decides it's time to go for the big D, d being divorce. I loved the conversations she shared with he
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
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Ty and Brook were spectacularly sexy together. I was a bit worred that Ty would be...less mature then Brook since she was a few years older then
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hot, funny, romance, with a little man drama and I loved every word of it . This book was very interesting to say the least. This book wasn’t my typical romance book. This book took me on an adventure in Brooks life of her rediscovering herself and finding love again and what she needs in the process. Ty I think helped Brook come to the realization that she deserved more and offers it to her. The writing was good, the characters, the plot all just tied together to make a pretty good book.
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Five Fabulous Stars! Brook has finally made the decision to divorced her husband after being separated for a while. Only she didn't know that while searching for her husband she would run into her stepson's friend Ty. Ty is no longer a kid he now is a hot dominate alpha man. Ty has always been attracted to Brook. Brook never new love or never new things could be so good in the bedroom before Ty. Can Brook finally have the things that she wants with a younger man? This book was brilliantly writte ...more
Christine Stanley
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was the best of so many worlds! It was cute, sweet, smoking hot, thrilling and hilarious all at once!!!

I loved Ty from the second he entered the picture and couldn't get enough of him. There is a man who is sex on a stick through and through and I would have happily read about him for ages.

I loved the relationship between all the girls. It was so well thought out and the humor seemed to just come naturally. Sometimes I find that I find the humor in books forced, but I didn't feel that
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved every one of Cassandra's works I've read so far. This one was no less loved. I could not imagine having gotten married at nineteen and less than a year later, my husband walking out and leaving me to raise his thirteen year old son for the next decade. But Brook did which made her all the more awesome in my book. I thought it so heart warming the way Luke encouraged her to divorce his dad and date his best friend who's been in love with her since he was sixteen.
Watching the heat between
Kim Ginsberg
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Brook is devastated after her lover Raphael dies. Raphael is her favorite battery operated boyfriend. She's talking to her friends about him when she decides to find herself a real man and divorce her absentee husband. He left her to raise his 13 yr old son six months after they married over 10 years ago. She feels like she deserves someone now that her stepson is through college and now a teacher. Her two friends also talk about finally moving on as well. Poor Chelsea is stalked by her ex husba ...more
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read !

What a great book, this author does NOT disappoint. Every book I have read and reread is amazing. I don't know how she does it ,but I love it . keep writing Cassandra Lawson .
Kim Lowery
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Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
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ARC provided in exchange for an honest review

This was a good story if you in the mood for a "How Stella Got Her Groove Back'

Brooke's marriage is kind of complicated. She got married and not too long after that her husband just went away and left her with his son and didn't exactly say when he would be back. So she's raising a son all by herself and nothing to worry about, as he was still taking care of everything just not being there.

So now that Brook hits 30 she decided that she
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
What a refreshing sexy and witty story. This had me laughing and feeling hot all at the same time. Brook and Ty had great chemistry and I loved their playful sides with each other. Raphael was a hilarious addition to the story.... batteries actually needed! This was a really good older woman/younger man story with lots of laughs and plenty of sexy. I can't wait to read Naughty at 30 next.

ARC provided for review.
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Ty! He is alpha but more than that. I loved Brook as well.

Brook is married but her husband took off 6 months after they got married. Leaving Brook with his son Luke.

Ty his Lukes best friend and has had a crush on Brook for years. He finally gets a chance to act on his feelings.

Loved this. One click it!
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved these characters. The dinamics of the book aren't the typical couples and that made me love it more. Its a pretty easy read. It gripped me from the beginning and didn't let go.
Love the cover!!!!!
MaDora Shipman
This book was very well written and defiantly draws you.
Lorena Tucholke

I hated Rod and Brooke's mother, they were awful people. Luke and Ty were OK. Broke and her friends were passable.
TaQuanda Taylor
This I enjoyed

After countless books that just didn't do it for me, it's nice to come across a pretty decent story. Eager to read the second book.
Elizabeth Connor
Apr 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the story, the first in the Live without Batteries series. It wasn't Julia Kent hysterical, but it did have its funny moments - mostly conversational. The characters were not terribly complex or memorable, but were developed sufficiently for this story. The plot was predictable, but it's not a murder-mystery so that's okay.

The interactions between Ty and Brook were realistic, if predictable. Unfortunately, at times their banter became banal. And the sex scenes, though interesting at fi
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Cassandra Lawson lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and her two youngest children. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, or curling up with a good book.

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