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Dirty Like Me

(Dirty #1)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  6,146 ratings  ·  516 reviews
A gorgeous rock star.
An indecent proposal.
How can a girl resist?

Struggling barista Katie Bloom doesn’t even know who Jesse Mayes is until she inadvertently wins the coveted role of sex kitten in his hot new music video. But by the time she’s in bed with him, she knows his reputation.

Love maker. Heartbreaker.

Making out with a stranger in front of a camera crew isn’t how Ka
Kindle Edition, 406 pages
Published November 2nd 2016 by DreamWarp Books
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***4 STAR***

I absolutely love rockstar romances, but they are hard to find...actually good ones that is, but I think I found it with the Dirty series.

Jessie is the lead guitarist with the world renowned rock band Dirty and he has just released his solo album. He is casting his love interest for his video when he literally runs into Katie. He loves her “everyday” look and they turn out to be electric in the video together. The fans love them as a couple so Jessie asks Katie to come on tour with h
Vaishali • [V.L. Book Reviews]
R A T I N G: 3.6 stars to Dirty Like Me !!

‘It wasn’t a love song, exactly, or a breakup song, or a make out song, but some kind of blood and gut and soul-fueled synthesis of all three. A kind of musical hate f*** wrapped in the sweetest love letter.’

’This was heartbreak in slow motion.’

‘Dirty Like Me’ takes that fanciful scenario that gives the average girl fantastical hope by placing ‘ordinary’ Katie Bloom in the shoes that some girls could only dream of; in the arms and fanatic life of
Dora Koutsoukou
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
2,5 🤔😔⭐️s

Almost the first half of the book was very interesting and entertaining.

Katie was an ordinary average girl.
Jesse was the gorgeous and famous rockstar.
Katie was staring with Jesse in his new music video as his girlfriend.
After that, Jesse hired Katie to be his fake girlfriend for six weeks in his tour for his new album release.

The plot met basic requirements while the sex scenes made plenty of rounds which became repetitive and tiring.
There was neither romance nor sufficient charac
Shanna Matheo
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it


That was hot! I want more!
Anna lost in stories *A*
*little disclaimer
I have been in the biggest reading slump of my life since the end of august… it lasted for about two months and was absolutely awful… fortunately around the end of october I finally got out of it and got back to reading more like I am used to :) unfortunately I still don’t want to sit down and write *proper* reviews… you know, detailed and with full and coherent sentences… ;) usually when I get like this I can wait it out and then catch up on everything once that mood passes, b
Dirty Like Me was an awesome rock star romance with a great H & h who were both fun, sweet, and totally sexy with smoking hot chemistry. I loved it but I will say that it felt longer than it needed to be because it did slow down for me but overall I'm so happy I read it. ...more
Struggling artist, working barista, Katie has been in an artistic and emotional slump ever since her ex-boyfriend left her at the altar. Just when she thought she was ready to face the world again she runs into the incredible sexy, and unbeknown aced to Katie, rock star Jesse in her best friends office.

Jesse was just looking for a supermodel to star in his next rock video when a spit fire carrying individual sized cherry pies comes crashing into the meeting with her dog.

Jesse’s agent and promot
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a first rate rock romance that gives you everything you would want; super-hot rocker who does not do girlfriends, a “normal” girl with a chance of a lifetime, a connection between these two that everyone around them sees, and sexual chemistry that is off the charts. Sure, people say this is the “same old story” but this one hit for me and I am an avid rock romance fan. This has become one of my favorites because of the author and the way she played out this rocker romance. You actually f ...more
3.5 Rock Star Romance Stars

Jesse Mayes is a hot rockstar who has the world and women at his feet. He could have anyone but after he films a video for his new solo album with an 'ordinary' girl , he makes the girl in question an offer to be his fake girlfriend for 6 weeks whilst they tour.
This was a good read and Jesse is a sweet hero under all his rockstar glamour. I liked him and I also liked our heroine, Katie Bloom. She doesn't fall at his feet despite their initial insta lust. I was rooting
❤ Bibi ❤
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
❤❤❤❤❤ Hot damn❤❤❤❤❤


I've read so many different rock star romance books, that I feel that the theme is a little outplayed. It's always about how a normal girl meets a sinfully hot musician, who's usually giving this normal girl an offer that's way too good to refuse. Somewhere a long the way real feelings will develop, but because they're always both hurting in one way or the other, they won't acknowledge this until it's almost too late. That's why it's so refreshing to stumble across Jaine Diamo
Romance Rehab
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
I read this book because I legit felt bullied into it. Every single Amazon search I’ve done for the past 6 months has shown me this book first. The author’s ad spend must be astronomical, because it doesn’t matter what I was searching for, Amazon thought this book was the answer to my prayers. Need a great romance to read? Try Dirty Like Me! Want the latest Melanie Harlow book? Try Dirty Like Me instead! Want shinier hair? Dirty Like Me can help! It was getting ridiculous! So, finally, I caved. ...more
Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I love me a rocker book and what's better then a sexy rocker book? A sexy rocker book where there's a relationship of convince. That is one of my fav genres to read, a fake relationship build on real passion and chemistry. And not did Jesse and katie have passion and chemistry in spades!! Starting with one of the hottest rock music videos ever.

After seeing them light up the charts with their hot music video, Jesse has a proposal for katie that he thinks she will love. Play his girlfriend for 6
I do enjoy a good rockstar romance, although I sometimes struggle with the alcohol, drugs and sexual promiscuity that seems to accompany this genre.

I did quite like this one, and it was nice that the couple didn't have wall-banging sex before we hit chapter 2, but there was just a bit too much of the "oh please, just fuck me, already!" line, (it ran on a seemingly endless loop) and that takes the romantic shine off it for me.

The continuous public grinding and face-sucking/groping got on my nerv
Heroine - Katie Bloom
Hero - Jesse Mayes

I enjoy these secret fake fiancee and fake girlfriend stories and this one had a great start, but then at 60% it fell apart. The angst part of the story was weak. These was a separation but no real fight and not groveling or anything. I lost my connection to the main characters and really did not care what happened to them. Things were just there. Nothing special or exciting. There was banter in the beginning, but then it just became predictable. Nothing me
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult
In the beginning, this book was exactly everything I was looking for in a romance. It reminded me a bit of Pretty Woman. Then it turned into something I couldn't connect with no matter how hard I tried. I'd say the writing is good, it just threw me for a loop how the characters personalities seemed to change pretty drastically overnight. Unfortunately, there are just too many amazing books out there just waiting to be picked up so I DNF'd this one... ...more
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Electrified Guitars for Dirty Like Me

Oh my...where to start....I went into this knowing I wouldn't get much, but hoping for some insight on where life had taken Zeke and Maggie since Dirty Like Us had ended, or at least some of Jesse's thoughts on what he overheard. And I will admit Jesse had caught my attention in Zeke and Maggie's book....something about brooding guitar players gets me every time. If you only knew my personal history, you would see that trend entirely too clearly. Neverthele
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
Jaine Diamond is a new to me author, nevertheless, I decided to give this book a chance as I was intrigued by the blurb.  I had no idea what I was getting myself into, however, I hoped that my journey into uncharted waters would be a worthwhile one.  That being said I must confess that I enjoyed my journey, despite there being aspects of the story which I had an issue with.
This story was told from dual POVs. I enjoy stories that are told from the character’s POVs has it helps me to get an angl
Becky Cox
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jaine Diamond is new to me and I believe she will be taking the romance world by storm. Her writing gives you all the feels and pulls you in. I read books daily and its so great when you find an author that can grab your attention and hold it. Her characters are well developed and the story is intriguing. Yes, it is a rocker romance; and yes, that has been done before, but when it is done well, it doesn't matter.

Katie Bloom - I don't know why but her name makes me smile. Katie is recovering fro
It's just me Shelly B
This book was a perfect beginning to this series.....

I’m HOOKED!!!!!!

Loved LOVED IT!!!
Dec 21, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. At least, the first half of it.
I read the first half and i was happy i found another great series. But then, once the couple started having was all sex. And Katie's insecurities.
I feel like there wasn't enough depth...i wish we could've had more dialogue and scenes with Jesse and his friends or more scenes at his shows, more scenes with Katies becoming friends with the band and the rest of the crew...but there was almost only Katie and Jesse, either having sex, or
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a feel good story, rock star makes a girl an indecent proposal. Spend six weeks with him with on tour being his 'fake' girlfriend. It starts off as a business deal, but as time goes on she starts to do exactly what she feared. She falls for him. The story was good and I really like all the characters. ...more
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-blog-review
****4.5 stars****

This was such a fun, sexy, “I can’t put it down!” read!! I love Jane Diamond’s writing style, and her character development and story-telling are spot on once again! I adored the sweet innocence with a sassy bad girl side we have with Katie, and the sexy rock god Jesse Mayes was so much more than all hormones and no heart. Theirs was an unconventional relationship from the start, but that’s what made it so very fun to dive into!

Katie Bloom was so not a band groupie, so when she
(Nat) Reading Romances
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Fun and steamy!

This is my first time reading a Jaine Diamond book. I love the fake-to-real romance trope, plus, a rockstar? You got me! Dirty Like Me is the first book in the Dirty series. This standalone introduces the band and entourage you’ll get to know more during the next books.

The romance between Katie and Jesse was fun, hot and intense. And the dialogue was well done, I felt immersed in the story. I also loved the secondary characters - helloooo, Zane!

I was pleased with the writing,
Lynsey A
Well, this was coasting to a 4 star read but the ending just kinda fizzled out and brought it down a star for me.

I really enjoyed the story for most of the book. The relationship between Jesse and Katie was quite hot at times and super steamy. Just for some reason as it neared the end it just started to fizzle out for me. Nor was I super engaged in their relationship beyond the sexy and funny times.

Still a good book for the most part and probably my last of this series. Reasons below:

Book 2 -
edit 26.09.
After thinking about it, I'm going to have to lower the rating quite a bit. Something rubbed me the wrong way about this story and I'm going with the actual 3 star rating this time.

Actual rating: 3.75 stars

The sex scenes were steamy and brought the rating quite up 🤩🤩🤩
Nov 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I stumbled across this book from an Ad but the blurb hooked me. I love a good rockstar read and a fake relationship, combine the two and throw in tons a chemistry and you have a great story. Cute, funny, steamy this read definitely satisfies.
Katie Kelly
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the start of the series! Perfect rock star story! Can’t wait for more!
Lorraine Hay Chan
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Good start to what I hope will be a fun series to read. Certainly not lacking in sex scenes.
Mary Mooney
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
This is a story about a Rock God and the girl next door. Who hasn't feel in love with a rock God and wondered what it would be like to go on tour and be his girlfriend? Yeah, we all have or you haven't found the right Rock God. For me and yes I am telling my age, it was Andy Gibb. I loved him, had the posters on my wall, his records and all the magazines. Yep, told my age on that one. Any way, this is J
Lydia's Romance
3.5 - 4 Stars
Rock Star Romance
Fake Relationship Trope

A gorgeous rock star.
An indecent proposal.
How can a girl resist?

Point of View: Written in dual perspectives.

JESSE MAYERS (29) - Rock Star / Singer of the band Dirty
4.5 Stars
My favorite thing about this book was Jesse Mayers. He was perfect. Different than most rock stars I've read: he was not a manwhore, never used drugs, and didn't dwell on his sad backstory. He was pretty straightforward and simple to love—inside and out. A total sw
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