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Down & Dirty: Zak

(Down & Dirty: Dirty Angels MC #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  2,123 ratings  ·  257 reviews
Welcome to Shadow Valley where the Dirty Angels MC rule. Get ready to get Down & Dirty because this is Zak’s story…

After spending the last ten years in prison, Zak, former DAMC president, has a few priorities: to reconnect with his “brothers,” to get drunk, and to get laid. Not necessarily in that order. When he spots a stunning woman in the clubhouse and mistakes her
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Published September 10th 2017 by Self
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May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this author reading some of her other series. But got involved with the Dirty Angels starting with the third book about Hawk and the fourth book on his brother Diesel early in 2018. Now as 2018 is finished and she's sent the 10th DAMC book to her editor already, I went back and bought book one and two on Zak and his cousin Jag, grandsons of Bear Jamison, one of the two Vietnam war vets that started the club. The story starts with Zak getting his first deep breath of freedom a ...more
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Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I have read by this author and it will not be my last! I really enjoyed this MC romance. Zak and Sophie had great chemistry and I liked the dialogue between the two of them. It was a great start to the Dirty Angels MC series. Can't wait for the next book
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I’ve been struggling for weeks now. I just couldn’t seem to settle on a new book. So I’ve spent my time re-reading old favourites.
The fact that I managed to not only finish this but fully intend to read the next one is major.
Now it’s not without its faults but it is a nice easy read. There’s tons of sex which I admit I did start skimming. The story itself kept me reading but...I expected it to end in a conclusion. Apparently this is not the case it runs into the next book which I’m starting now.
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
First time author for me. This was a different type of MC romance book than I've read before and I've read a lot of them. Zak is a hot, alpha male who storms Sophie's walls and pretty much bull dozes her into being his woman. But it's all done in such a sweet way. I loved the sweet side Zak gives her and I also loved Sophie's stubborness in fighting Zak. I was sad at the way Zak's family has shut him out. You get a lot of hot sex, a lot of hot alpha males that you'll like, a sometimes funny and ...more
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
MC romance. Grumble. Grumble. Somehow I can't feel the love. The sex will smack you in the face and then hit you over the head like a lead pipe, but the feels are all a put on.

On the hunt for a book with a skull on the cover for a Halloween reading challenge, I determined the easiest way to sort through the potentials was to do a search for "MC Romance" and look at the tattoos adorning the Bad Boy book covers. In short order I had six candidates. The samples of the first five had each "hero" ha
Nanci **Warning**IWasASailor⚓️MyMouthisDirty
Review to come...I need to think on this. Did I like it? Yes! Will I continue with the series? Yes! Then what could be the problem? Her...the heroine. Sophie ruins the book but before I go on a tangent I want to think it over because I loved Zak, I loved all the side characters, want more of the MC, so that alone may have me overlook how stupid and frustrating the heroine was.
Pam Nelson
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was weird to not listen to a book 1 of a series first but do it now after I think 8 but I am glad I did it this way personally because I knew the players and how some things are going to turn out. But it was more than just that the back and forth between Zak and Axel makes more sense now that I have the beginning. But I also love how hard Zak falls. Was this because of how long he spent away and he was ready or was it fate who knows all I know is I love the gruff exterior and the big soft u ...more
Whitley Cox
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
By far my favorite Jeanne St. James book. I love the way she is able to build a world, a community and a family you can't help but just fall in love with. The slang and dialogue helped to transport me right there and made the characters believable. The instant attraction between Sophie and Zak was hot and so was the sex. JSJ managed to sneak in enough tidbits here and there about other characters that now I have to see this series through to find out what happens to Jag, Ivy, Bella, Axel, Hawk a ...more
Kim  Brewing
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm going to round this out to 4. There were some 5 star parts and some 3 star parts, but overall I enjoyed the story.

Zak has been in prison for a crime he didn't commit and here is one of the 3 star parts for me. In most books I would have read this character would be looking for revenge, but we really don't get anything on it. Sophie is starting to make a life for herself in a new town with her new business. My 3 star part for her is her constant lustful looking at the other guys - really?!?

Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved this MC romance. I like a biker that knows what he wants and goes for it. The romance was great, the sex was steamy, and the dialogue was good too. Most of the characters are likable, (MOST). I will be reading more from this series.
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I loved Zak, the heroine not so much. She was okay screwing him, but couldn’t get over herself to be with him because of the club. He never lied about who and what he was, but she kept trying to make him feel bad for it. That ruined their relationship for me. I’m giving the book four stars because of Zak. Caveman, bass biker, sex god, dirty talker Zak. Yummm! It was a good MC book, but Zak alone makes it worth reading.
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I recently read the MM book Rip Cord: The Complete Trilogy by this author and I hated it. But I saw she had a MF MC romance that had some good reviews so I thought I'd give her one last try because MC romances are my drug of choice. And I'm glad I did because I couldn't put this down.

Firstly, it was hot. These two get together because of a case of mistaken identity but they have chemistry for days. At first Sophie is conflicted about having an unexpected one night stand with a convicted felon/b
This started off a little rough for me in that it was over the top, almost dubious consent that turned into the heroine screaming for it…all within minutes of seeing each other. But as the story progressed I actually got pulled into the characters and all their quirky, overbearing, fun and sexy ways. The heroine was somewhat annoying in her back and forth/push and pull and judgy ways regarding the club. Zak was freaking amazing! Loved his alpha goodness, totally jealous, possessive and protectiv ...more
LaToya Toney
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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More Bikers Please

That book was slightly different than the biker books I'm use to, but just as good.

I'm excited to read the next book.
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

I normally don’t read MC books as they all seem to be pretty much the same thing with different names. I like this author so I gave it a try. I was very nicely impressed with how this author dealt with the genre.

Zak was wrongly imprisoned for ten years and as any normal person would once getting their first taste of freedom there are certain needs that you want taken care of. His MC crew had promised drink and
Deb B
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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i would probably rate it at more of a 4.5 but happy to round it up. i really enjoyed it. yes there is a lot happening in the background but the main story is the romance and the hot & sweaty that happens between the main couple. and i really like Zac & Sophie. looking forward to reading more of this great series. first i have read from this author but def not the last

13.03.19 - back to the start, doing a read through of the whole series and then waiting (not patiently) on Mercy. Great se
Other than the heroine it was a pretty good read. I felt it was put together well and wasn't bored/enjoyed it.

I have no idea what Zak saw in Sophie but whatever. Apparently most authors don't really care if their heroine's likeable. It sucks cause I really want to root for them you know? Ah well.
Not too heavy on the MC part, but I still enjoyed this because of Sophie. Funny and hot this one.
Lee-anna Dunk
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
zak who went to prison for 10 years for a crime he didnt commit was set up by a rival mc . he finally got out of prison and went home to a welcome home party and made the mistake of thinking that the gorgeous sofie who was the lady who made his welcome home cake was actually a swéet butt. even though she tried to tell him he has made a mistake he still through her over his shoulder and took her to his room . sofie who figured why the hell not she hadnt been with anyone one in a while spent the n ...more
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Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Good but not a lot of substance

This was good but there wasn’t a lot of substance to the story. It was basically alpha biker claims woman who doesn’t want to be claimed but he has enough redeeming qualities and is good in bed so she can’t help falling for him. There is a danger aspect that pops up briefly. I think the author really missed an opportunity to further explore Zak’s family dynamics to add some depth. Zak is a typical romance alpha male with lots of grunted statements and declarations.
Sharon Jones
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jeanne St James you are a goddess!!! I have read plenty of MC romance books in my time, but it has been a while since I have read any. After reading the first book in the Dirty Angels series, Jeanne has reminded me why I love this genre.
I loved how Zak was this super tough biker but after he first laid eyes on Sophie he practically turned to mush.
I understood why Sophie was hesitant to start anything with Zak, it would be a hard world to belong to.
I loved the dynamics of all the characters in th
Dec 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Light Mc book... not really any trigger!
Loved Sophie...
There's no cheating or OW drama!

The book should be longer, because we get nothing!!! (view spoiler)
The epilogue its not a real one... more like a extra chapter!

Gonna read Jag book but if he end up with Ivy i'm already rolling my eyes!
Diane Yoz
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Loved Zak. I found it a little hard to connect with Sofie, but I loved most of the characters mentioned in this book and want to read more about them and the potential war between MCs for territory and past betrayals.
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it

Good. Not the best MC romance I've read, but it entertaining. I was hoping at least it would have more of ending. A little cliffhangerie, I know not a word.
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really awesome MC romance, and I do mean romance. Zak is a big sweetie, sexy as hell. Really enjoyed this story and cant wait to read more tales of the Dirty Angels MC!
Kathleen Lynn
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
Sara Oxton
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Down and Dirty: Zac by Jeanne St. James a fun filled four-star read. This is the first book in the Dirty Angles MC and its Zac’s story. This is my first read by Jeanne St. James and I decided to take a chance as I like a good MC read, but they don’t always pull off as good as this one. Jeanne St. James writes a good biker, ooohhhh he’s a hottie. Zac also a raw emotional man who has a past and a darkness that makes you want to climb under a duvet with him and hide from the world. But he doesn’t h ...more
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JEANNE ST. JAMES is a USA Today bestselling romance author who loves an alpha male (or two). She was only thirteen when she started writing. Her first paid published piece was an erotic story in Playgirl magazine. Her first erotic romance novel, Banged Up, was published in 2009. She is happily owned by farting French bulldogs. She writes M/F, M/M, and M/M/F ménages. Want to read a sample of her wo ...more

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