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(Filthy Dirty Love #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  555 ratings  ·  143 reviews
Handcuffs aren’t just part of their job in this sizzling new STANDALONE novel by USA Today bestselling author, Stacey Kennedy.

Veteran cop Maddox Hunt is all about the job. Sure, there are women—lots of women, truth be told—but there’s no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O’Neil, is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is
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Published January 31st 2017
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


A year ago Joss O’Neil threw caution to the wind and had a smokin hot ONS in the bathroom of a bar. Now that sexy one-nighter is back and standing right in front of her in the form of her new boss Lieutenant Maddox "Heartbreaker" Hunt.

Maddox Hunt never goes back for seconds and it would be insanity to get involved with one of his rookie's. Trouble is Mad just can't stop remembering how it felt to have Joss come apart in his arms.

When the passion they feel for each other can no longer be denied t
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Stacey Kennedy Fans, Romance, Erotic
3.5 Grown Ups Figuring it All Out Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
It took a while for sexual harassment to be taken seriously in the workplace. Laws were put in place. Times are not perfect...but people are now aware of how unwanted advances and power over another can impact careers....and that is an excellent thing. This awareness can complicate consenting adults who work together, though...and this is part of the theme in Heartbreaker (Filthy,Dirty Love #1) by Stacey Kennedy.

You take a woman who ha
Natalie The Biblioholic
This was a first read for me from Stacey Kennedy, but if HEARTBREAKER is anything to go by, it definitely won't be the last!

I found it easy to fall in love with the characters. We meet Joss, fresh from the breakup of a 6-year relationship. She's always tried to conform to make everyone happy and is finally ready to make her own happiness a priority for a change. She wants to take risks. She wants to be adventurous. What better way to accomplish that than to indulge in her first one-night stand w
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book. Smokin' hawt banging from page one. Loved Maddox and Joss. They had a little angst and some light BDSM. Her BFF was a hoot. Can't wait to read about his BFF, Grey.
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
⭐⭐⭐ 3 Stars ⭐⭐⭐

What happens when you get two hot cops together in a room??You get EXPLOSIVE chemistry. Joss and Maddox had a lot on the line but with an attraction like theirs, caution was thrown to the wind and what was supposed to be a no strings attached arrangement, became so much more.

A year ago, Joss O’Neil was coming off of a bad breakup she thought she was never going to recover from. Not the type to have a one night stand, she decided to break her moral code for once in her life and j
Nikki ღ Navareus


This was a pretty sweet story, with a whole lot of filthy sex in it. Man can this author write hot sex scenes! I love a story like this one, where the two main characters decide to have a relationship that is just strictly friend with benefits and no romance or relationship, but their hearts won’t play along and they end up falling in love despite their best efforts not to. This story was very sweet, extremely sexy and I got my HEA. This is the first story I’ve read by this autho
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars HOT, HOT, HOT

I absolutely adored and loved this book. I loved BOTH characters, equally! They were sexy, honest, so freaking compatible it was crazy hot. I guess for me, I wanted more time with them together in the open. I wouldn't have minded a bit more "angst" as well and there was plenty of room to kick it up a notch without "ruining" their story and so that was the only reason I deducted half star.

All in all, my first read by this author and I am now a huge fan. Really great story,
Jessica Alcazar
GOD ALMIGHTY, Stacey Kennedy, can write some ridiculously good SEXY SEXY!!!

I really want to expand on this because this story is SO much more than meets the eye. The #feels come at you without warning. It is a beautiful thing to read because although the sexual nature of the journey between Joss and Maddox was toe curling sexy, their growth as a couple and also as individuals was ridiculously heartwarming. You get the full package with this book and all written exceptionally well. I cannot wa
Sissy's Romance Book Review
4.5 Stars
'Heartbreaker' by Stacey Kennedy is book One in the "Filthy Dirty Love" series. This is the story of Maddox and Joss. Maddox is a season cop but only has one night stands. Doesn't do second nights or dates. Joss has just gotten out of police training and is now working under Maddox. Both are fighting their attraction that actually started a year ago when they met at a bar. Neither knew the other person name and they had a quickie in the bathroom. But the memory has been in both of their
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Shadow's review:

This was nothing more or less than a satisfying love story.

When Joss hooked up with Maddox for a no-strings one night fling, she had no idea he would end up being her superior when she joined the police force.

Maddox, deserted by his mother as a child, was known as a heartbreaker. He would give a woman one night, and no more. But something about Joss made him want more. He still didn't do relationships, but he figured he and Joss could have sex without emotional entanglements.

Apr 30, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Sylvia Kane
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, romance
This was a hot and steamy story about a couple that shared a one night stand that she couldn't forget. A year later, she discovers that he's her new boss, and the sparks start flying. They hesitate because of their work situation and because he's such a commitment-phobe (one night stands only is his number one rule), but in the end... well, read it to find out :)
Gretchen  (About That Story)
Sizzling hot, sweet and sexy! This story was excellent!

I had so much fun reading this!
The story starts off epically hot and I was completely pulled in. I loved Maddox and his alpha kinky ways! He had some seriously swoon worthy moments too. The man made me melt! Joss was fantastic because she was just so open, accepting, and understanding. She just seemed so strong to me and I loved the confidence she had. They had seriously fantastic chemistry. There was this heat between the two of them that
Avid Reader
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Heartbreaker (Filthy Dirty Love #1) by Stacey Kennedy
4 stars
M/F Romance, hints at BDSM
Triggers: Friends with benefits, some power exchange
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

This book was full of friends with benefits and romance, but it's not your typical romance. I think that's why it worked for me so well. I normally don't like insta-romances, but given the past encounter between Joss and Maddox, I think that this works because it spans time in a smooth fashion.

I liked
Angel Payne
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a GREAT book and a sexy story! The pacing was so on-point, while weaving in emotional tension that had me eagerly turning pages just to see what was going to happen. Stacey Kennedy is one of my favorite writers, and I'm so thrilled that this is just Book 1 in a series, so I can feverishly dive into the rest! A wonderful, sexy read!
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great book from SK!! I don't know about everyone else but I think this author's books keep getting hotter and hotter!! This one is off the charts!!! I thought the Club Sin series was hot....this one just might even top those!!! I love this book and I can't hardly wait for the next one!! I hope I don't have to wait long!!!
Carla Bulian
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Really? Very disappointed!!!!!!!
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh to peep inside Stacey's head and see what the hell goes on in there!
A year ago Joss O'Neill and Maddox Hunt decided to have a one night stand with a man she met in the bar (where else), so they hit the bathroom(where else) and have to hottest sex either have ever had. No surprise there. Maddox doesn't do anything but one nighters, ever. No strings, not even a thread.
Joss is getting ready to leave for police academy coming from a long line of police officers and on the heels of a bad break up
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Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Whenever I read a Stacey Kennedy novel I KNOW I'm in for an outstanding read. The men are alpha, the women are sassy and the sexy times: GOOD LORD are they #STEAMY. Not since this author's Club Sin series have I had to fan myself while reading. This novel was absolutely amazing!

This novel opens up with a bang (literally.) Joss O'Neil and Maddox Hunt have an instant sexual connection at a club and decide to have sex in the club restroom. What follows is one of the sexiest scenes EVER. You can jus
Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
Heartbreaker is book one in the Filthy Dirty Love series. Yes, this series couldn't have been better named. This is a second chance lust-to-love story that begins with an intensely steamy one-night stand. This story brings on the heat! There are plenty of steamy scene that will fire up your senses.

Joss O'Neil is assigned to the west precinct of the the Seattle Police Department. She's a rookie with a big goal to be a detective. As chance may have it Joss's new boss is none other than Maddox Hun
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 awesome 🌟 🌟 🌟🌟🌟!! I have to say...that I really really enjoyed it!! I loved the chemistry between Maddox & Joss!! They are absolutely fucking perfect for each other!! Maddox is the alpha man every girl wants!! It was sweet, passionate and sexy! This tale was excellent!
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
4.5 stars

Wow. This book should come with a warning label. Or maybe some fans at the point of purchase. Because it's so hot! Once again, Ms. Kennedy knocks this one out of the park with a really fantastic story, very great characters, and sizzling hot chemistry.

Two strangers, one unforgettable sexual encounter. One year later that attraction is still as potent as ever, but the stakes are very high this time as both their jobs and reputations could be on the line if things went sideways between t
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Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5+ Stars
Sexy and trilling from beginning to end!

From the moment I heard the premise for Heartbreaker, I was excited. I love all of Stacey Kennedy’s books and this one did not disappoint. I'm a huge fan of characters who perceive themselves as unworthy of love. There is nothing better to me than watching these types of characters fall hard for someone and in the process, learn to love themselves. It's why I read romance novels, and Stacey Kennedy weaves her magic again with Heartbreaker, an unfo
Joss had a bad breakup and wanted to do something crazy. She ended up having the best night of her life with a stranger. Fast forward a year and he is her commanding officer. I really liked Joss and Maddox. I also really enjoyed the chemistry they had together. They discussed their relationship or non relationship in this case in a very adult manner and I really appreciated the communication they had between them.

As always when a friends with benefits relationship turns into more something has
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Super steamy story that will suck you in from page one, I couldn’t put it down!

Joss O’Neil has an unforgettable one-night stand with a super sexy stranger in a bar right before leaving for the police academy. Now, one year later, she’s graduated and beginning work at the Seattle Police Department where she gets the surprise of her life. Her new boss, Maddox Hunt, is her super-sexy-one-night-stand. Maddox doesn’t do repeats. Ever. But when Joss O’Neil steps back into his life even though h
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kennedy-stacey
I only found maybe 3 errors that the editor missed? Definitely not enough to detract from this brilliant author or her exemplary piece of literary art. I loved the entire series that I previously read of hers. This one is just beginning, and it's shaping up to be EVEN BETTER!! Read this and see why this is one of my favorite authors. #Still chanting StaceyKennedy ....yes folks, fangirling came late in life for Ms. Tami. :)

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publishe
Mar 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Sweet and predictable love story...this one will feed the romantic in you. :)
One can always count on Stacey Kennedy for a tantalizing erotic romance with strong dynamic characters and a smooth well-built storyline. Add in a boss and subordinate storyline and I'm melting like cheese on nachos. The first installment in her newest series-Filthy Dirty Love-introduces readers to a very dominate lieutenant and a young rookie police officer who discover their one night stand from the past didn’t even put a dent in the passion and desire that surrounds them. Now working together ...more
Lilly Charysma
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There are some small things that I notice about a book when I’m trying to decide how many stars it should have. Did it make me think about something powerful like life, death or love? Did it have more than its obvious meaning? Did the writing appeal to my senses? Well, some of the answers to these questions made me decide to go with five stars for this story.

Let’s start with some background. After her break up with her longtime boyfriend, Joss is willing to put everything she has into her career
April Symes
WOW!! This book starts out in a hot and sexy way. It’s a flash back to the past when Joss O’Neil threw all sense out and had hot sex with a man she just met in the bathroom of a bar. It was a fantastic one night stand in a bar , and it wasn’t repeated. She never saw this guy again and so the story fast forwards one year later and she ends up seeing her one night stand –he is her new boss - Lieutenant Maddox "Heartbreaker" Hunt.
Maddox Hunt is a one and done type of guy. He doesn’t go back for sec
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Stacey Kennedy is an outdoorsy, wine-drinking, nap-loving, animal-cuddling, USA Today bestselling romance author with a chocolate problem. She writes sexy contemporary romance full of heat and heart, including titles in her wildly hot Kinky Spurs, Club Sin, and Dirty Little Secrets. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her family and does most of her writing surrounded by lazy dogs. To keep in t ...more

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