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Down & Dirty: Zak

(Dirty Angels MC #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  3,399 ratings  ·  364 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 for
Kindle Edition, 242 pages
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
Missy's Book Obsession
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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Jun 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Sweet, cute and relatively short story. Zak is ex president of MC who just gotten out from prison. He mistaken Sophie, the baker, as one of the stripper. And the comedy ensues.

While the down and dirty scene rolling right away, its still have fun cute moment. The author leaves traches of whats more to come in the next book. I think more of that MC business.

Due to the shortness of the book, not much character development happening. However there is more of thay steamy sex scenes happening. I thi
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
Just ok

I had high expectations for this book because of all the great reviews. But I guess I didn't like it as much as everyone else. The storyline was just ok. Others has mentioned that the writing was witty, but I didn't see that.
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
Jul 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
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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.
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.
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
Notorious Book Tease
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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.
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Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Down & Dirty: Zak was a great introduction to a new MC series. I loved the connection between Zak and Sophie. She was a spitfire and gave as good as she got. The initial meet/misunderstanding between them was fantastic. I loved how they started out and how connected Zak felt about her right away.

Meeting all the other characters was great and I look forward to reading their stories. I am so intrigued by Jag and Izzy and Axle and Bella and can't wait to jump into their books. 4 stars! ~Ratula 
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
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.
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
K.  Ramjohn
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Down and Dirty Zak is the first book in the Dirty Angels MC series and what an awesome introduction it was. This was Zak and Sophie's story, and a case of mistaken identity leads to Sophie ending up in Zak's bed and right smack in the middle of the DAMC world.
The story will hold your interest from start to finish. Zak's apha male tendencies, Sophie's sassiness, the humour, the intense chemistry, the hott steamy scenes, the escalating trouble with the rival MC and so much more, made this a story
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yes, yes, and yes again!!!

Zak is the shit...the whole package. Dominant, alpha, down and dirty! Upon release for prison for a crime he was framed...who meets him??? His biker brother. Who welcomes him??? His biker family. What do they do to celebrate??? Throw him a party...complete with pussy! LOL...ahhh I loved how he just had a one track mind and just rolled (read steam rolled) over Sophie. But, to her credit, Sophie saw his obvious need and responded with some serious drought of her
Sep 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2020
First book of the series. This is Zak's and Sophie's story. Z has just been released from prison and is at his welcome home party. After he has had a few drinks in him and none of the women there were his type for his first time in 10 years he heads inside for his bottle of whiskey. Its lust at first sight.
Sophie owns the local bakery and was hired to bake a cake for some jerk getting out of prison. When she walks in to deliver it Z thinks she is a strpper and pulls her upstairs or should I sa
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, ku
Well, well, well. A Heroine that likes sex, asks for what she wants, talks in the bed beyond "oh god" and initiates sex.... and takes a slightly dominate roll sometimes. I approve. If you pick this one up, just get past the first improbable rush to sex scene and you'll be fine.

And a story that felt cohesive.
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Well god damn that was hot!! And just the relationship between the characters love at first site well for Z anyway he knew what he wanted
Jackie - Fire & Ice Book Reviews
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
Shelves: favorites
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 series. lo
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mc-series
I just recently found this MC series Down & Dirty: Zak (Dirty Angels MC #1) written by Jeanne St. James. I really liked her writing style and really enjoyed the story she wrote. I will definitely continue to read some of her other books/series she has written.

Zac and Sophie are great together, the story line kept my interested, I never put the book down till I reached the end. I loved the introduction to all the new characters thoroughout this book who I will assume we will see their own stories
LaToya (Readingbythebayou)
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Not too heavy on the MC part, but I still enjoyed this because of Sophie. Funny and hot this one.
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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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