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Dirty Exes

(Liars, Inc. #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  4,845 ratings  ·  802 reviews

They’re serving up some red-hot revenge. A sizzling series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel van Dyken.

Blaire has never quite gotten over Jessie Beckett, the ex–NFL star whose kisses were hot enough to ignite the entire Eastern Seaboard. When he chose work over her, Blaire was left brokenhearted. Why else would she have married a skeezy two-timer, just t

Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Skyscape
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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
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Fun, easy, and sweet.

A quick recap for the holiday weekend...
A story about a woman, Blaire, who lost a great love to football dreams, replaced him with a safe bet that ended up breaking and shattering her heart by cheating on her. She forms a company to find and call out cheaters with her new best friend. She never thought she’d be investigating her lost love, the ever great NFL Star Jessie Beckett. She unexpectedly receives help from his best friend, Colin, as he is always a
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Dirty Exes follows Blaire, Ian's sister from The Matchmaker's Playbook, as she makes it her life goal to expose the cheaters out there. Her PI firm dedicates itself to only one type of case, cheaters, and she'll do just about anything to catch them in the act. But her new assignment brings her face to face with Jessie, her ex who left her to chase his dream. It's not going to be easy to treat him like just another job, but luckily his best friend, Colin is more than
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: disappointing
Same old manwhore and a heroine with bad self esteem.

MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 She Was Mine Stars!
(ARC provided by Skyscape)

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The Dirty Exes is the first book in the Liars, Inc. series, and it centers around Blaire who is the sister of Ian Hunter from The Matchmaker's Playbook. Blaire lives in LA, and doesn't have the best track record with men. She met a gorgeous guy named Jessie Beckett who she dated for three weeks before it all ended. He was traded to Pittsburgh to play football, and chose his career over her. Then she rebounded into a marriage that ended in disa
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Apparently, this new series is a spin off of the "Wingmen Inc." series. Blaire, the heroine in this book is Ian's (Matchmakers Playbook) sister. Now no worries, you don't have to read the previous series to understand this book, it completely stands alone. I myself haven't, but since I really enjoyed this one, I will probably go back and fix that :P

Now, what I loved most about this book, is that it made me laugh. For me this was really one of those "feel good" stories.

That doesn't mean nothing h
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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3.5 Stars

In an effort to provide full disclosure, you should all take note that when it comes to Rachel Van Dyken books, I usually look a little something like this . . . .

Please note that I do not know this woman at all and she’s probably a little terrified of me by now because I declare my giant girlcrush on her pretty much all the time, but she is definitely an instant-request for me at this point. That doesn’t mean I’m a pusho
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 stars

What a fun,sweet and lighthearted story!Dirty Exes was exactly what I needed after reading three emotional books.From the first pages I have a smile in my face and I loved the story line so much.


The characters were lovely and the romance was perfect!I like the multiple POVS , it was nice getting in their heads and see what they are thinking.

I'm looking forward for the next book!If you are looking for a great story,a steamy romance and a brilliant plot this is perfect!


Outwardly, a scorned PI dedicated to embarrassing cheaters might not sound like the best backdrop for a love triangle. But Rachel Van Dyken provides a funny, sexy and sweet read while successfully launching the first in her Liars, Inc. series.

When Jessie Beckett left Blaire to pursue his NFL career, she tried to move on but ended up marrying a cheating douche canoe she soon divorced. Now Dirty Exes, her firm dedicated to catch and humiliate cheaters in the act, has been hired to investigate none
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Song for summary: Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield

A captivating read! The characters are cynical, fierce, and protective; while the plot is an emotional and seductive tale about the insecurities that arise around those we love most. A broken past, a former NFL player, a manipulative ex-wife, a man bun, a snake tattoo, and two anti-men private investigators will take you on a wild ride that shows just how complicated love can be. A sexy and fun novel; Dirty Exes confirms once again why Rachel Va
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-in-2018
*Thanks again to Skyscape for sending me an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

When Blaire finds out that her husband cheated on her with her best friend, she’s devasted. By chance, she meets Isla who’s also just found out she has a cheating husband. They become friends and decide to start a company called “Dirty Exes Private Investigation”. On behalf of wary wifes and husbands they investigate their partners and try to catch them cheating or try to seduce them the
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
Dirty Exes caught my attention from the first page and from there I was a goner. This book was so much fun, laugh out loud funny and had my emotions in a huge, disastrous mess. I loved every minute of it and highly recommended Dirty Exes to all of those out there that love romance!
What. If.
Two very dangerous words.
Two horrible words.
Words that should never be put together in any way, shape, or form. - Blaire

Blaire had been screwed over in her past. She was ditched by a boyfriend
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4 "Spy Girl!!!" stars***

I'm always enjoying a sexy and fun reading by RVD and i can say that she did it again!!!
For once again, she turned everything upside down and i enjoyed that mess sooooo much!!!
The blurb will give you a good idea of what will happen in this book, but it may lead you in wrong conclusions... Bahahaha....

Well, Blaire and Isla are best friends and they are PIs.... Private investigators, but not so normal... They are only after cheaters... and their company's name is "
This was a fun read with some angst and a bit of drama. It’s got the love triangle feel to it which I’m not a fan of, thus some of the angst on my part. However, I’ve read other love triangles by this author and they are pretty easy to work through unless you like a really deep, deep love triangle. I actually loved the way this one worked itself out. This has the typical Van Dyken humor which was perfect and characters that I fell in love with and curious to see what’s going to happen next with ...more
I guess I didn't do my research well enough on this one because the love triangle came as a total surprise.

What does Blaire, a scorned woman do to get back at all men who use and throw away woman like their garbage - Why she opens up a PI business to embarrass and catch cheaters. She does a damn good job of it too.

Until one client brings a past fling crashing back into her life.

She had no idea that her next man to take down is Jessie Beckett. The same Jessie Beckett that she had a wild, 3 week
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Why did it take me so long to read a Rachel Van Dyken book? I adored this story. It was so much fun and I really enjoyed the men in this story-- they were sincere, funny and all man without being alpha jerks. The banter between Blaire and Colin was so much fun to read. They were hilarious and cute. Actually the banter and interactions between all the characters was fabulous. Chemistry was crazy good. I loved all the characters Jessie and Isla were so funny and their attraction to each other was ...more
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Reviewer✦

"Hell hath no fury, like a woman scorned..."

That quote is really quite fitting for this novel. Dirty Exes by Rachel Van Dyken was a quick, fun, and sexy read. A story of two best friends who form Dirty Exes, Inc. a business that uncovers the cheaters of the world!

Blaire hasn't had the best of luck in the romance department. First, "the one that got away" chooses his career over her. Then, when she thinks she's found love once again, her husband cheats on her with her quote best frien
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I think everyone knows by now that any book RVD writes, I am reading it. I am in completely - no blurb needed, it's an ALL- IN deal for me. And she did not let me down with Dirty Exes.

I enjoy Rachel's humorous and light side more than I realized. I have a high bar set for comedy in romance because if not done correctly, it can feel over the top and ruin a great book. But Rachel blends her humor in really well with this book giving if the needy light side so things don't get too serious and annoy
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, 2018, meh, contemporary, nope
2.5 Stars

Premise - Blaire is a co-owner if Dirty Exes, a P.I. firm that exposes cheating spouses. She runs into the man that got away, Jessie, and discovers that Jessie is the cheating spouse of her newest client.

I think I would have DNF this book early on if it hadn’t been an arc, so guilt and obligation kept me reading. While the book did not go the direction I thought it would take, I can’t say I would recommend it.

Blaire goes into the PI business after her husband cheats on her with her
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


An entertaining light, playful, and all the romantic quirks that we can expect from Rachel Van Dyken!!!! Dirty Exes was one of those reads that you will devour instantly. Although this book may be a love triangle of some sorts, I will tell you that you will like the outcome of the story. Trust me when I tell you, you may experience a roller coaster of emotions but in the end RVD will have you smiling big time. So if you are looking for
Melanie (mells_view)
Hmmm I kind of skimmed this one.

I kind of skimmed this one. I don’t like surprise love triangles. I guess I should have read some spoiler-y reviews. I skipped from like 20%-70% and easily caught up on what was going down. I ended up liking the ending, and plan to read the next book. It seems like it could be a plot I’ll like. We shall see.
*ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

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Dirty Exes is a spin off to the Wingmen Inc series. I had to read this book when I found out it was. I really enjoyed that series and this book was just had good. Blaine and get best friend Isla run Dirty Exes Private Investigators. Both women have been hurt by there last partners. She they put there energy into helping other woman and men find out if there partners were cheating. Blaine liked her jobs if
Jody McGrath
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It had some great laugh out loud moments and the couple was great together. Definitely a quick read for romance book readers out there!
Dirty Dayna
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 PI Stars
I picked this book up after seeing the authors name everywhere and being super intimidated by it… I know super weird but those authors that can crank out books… amazing!!! She has 10 books that I have decided I have been wanting to read.. and shes got a huge backlist! Okay back to the book I just wanted to tell you I have NEVER read this author before.
This story is about Blaire and her business called Dirty Exes. Her business is about catching cheaters and blasting it on facebook Li
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved Colin
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
So. Much. FUN!
I loved book 1 in this new spin-off series by RVD—a must read author to me.
Blaire is the sister of Ian from The Matchmakers Playbook and I just LOVED HER! The funny situations she would get herself into, her internal dialogue kept me smiling throughout. Blaire co-owns a PI firm and her and Isla make it their mission to uncover the men cheating on their women. (The opening scene OMG hysterical! lol) Blaire starts this company with her friend Isla because of circumstances in her own
Books Over Sleep
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Just like her other amazing stories, In Dirty Exes, Rachel Van Dyken delivers an entertaining, sweet and jofful ride! Spin-off to Wingmen Inc, the story features Blaire and her best friend who run Dirty Exes Private Investigation, a company devoted to helping other women catch their cheating partners. This book was such a fun read! I’m usually a bit hesitant towards love triangles, but I can definitely say Rachel Van Dyken did the story justice. I liked Colin & Jessie as well! They were both fan ...more
Apr 19, 2019 marked it as nope
What a gem... one would think this author had more experience than this... Well...
My Pink Fairytales
Just a little tiny bit disappointed by this one. I'm surprised, because I usually love Rachel Van Dyken's books.

There's the whole love triangle thing that threw me off, then there was the heroine's personal insecurities, chasing to expose the ex for being a cheating husband but in the same time lusting after him (WTF?!).....

The only thing I loved in this story was Collin and his sense of humor.
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1018
I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This hilarious emotional book was a great treat to my New Adult list! Rachel van Dykan has climbed up to my top list quite fast and she is also one of my auto-buy authors!

Blaire is a PI, and one who is a badass too! Her job is to find out the cheating husbands prove their cheating in...a live Facebook feed. Seeing her ex, Jessie, again as a client wouldn't be as hard if it weren't for Colin, the sexy, funny and filthy rich hotel
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Blaire and her partner, Ilsa, have created a PI business where they follow, catch, and expose cheaters. They both have history with the subject and are using their skills to help people get revenge on their cheating partners.

But their newest case becomes all kind of complicated when a woman hires them to prove her husband is cheating. And the man in question happens to be Blaire's ex and her "one that got away". So not only does she have to deal with seeing him for the first time in years, but
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