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Down & Dirty: Axel

(Dirty Angels MC #5)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  1,172 ratings  ·  157 reviews
Welcome to Shadow Valley where the Dirty Angels MC rules. Get ready to get Down & Dirty because this is Axel's story…

When you’re a cop, life can be complicated when the woman you love is MC born and raised...

Though the club blood runs thick in Axel’s veins, he’s despised by them for being a cop. They also hate him because his family turned their back years ago not
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published May 6th 2018
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May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I gave this book 5 stars because I really did love this story but there were a few things that I was disappointed about. I had such high expectations for the epilogue and then it didn't turn out really like I had hoped. I wanted Bella and Axel to go to dinner at Axel's parents house and have that confrontation just like they had when Axel went to the DAMC Christmas party. I really hoped that their relationship would have progressed further along in this book.
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Axel has known Bella almost his entire life and wanted her from the moment he understood what desire meant. But he is a cop and she is a part of the Dirty Angels MC till death. Like oil and water, the two just aren't going to mix. He was there at the worst moment of her life and can't seem to move on without her in his arms, in his bed, in his life. Bella doesn't want a relationship with anyone, especially a biker. She doesn't trust herself or any man for that matter beyond the men of DAMC, and ...more
Whitley Cox
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was graciously given the opportunity to beta-read this book and can honestly say it hits you in the feels... HARD! It's not like the other four MC books in that hero is an articulate cop with a lot on his plate and even more in his heart. This is such a modern day Romeo and Juliet story (without the whole suicide and pre-teen marriage thing). You can really feel the strain that these two are going through, feel the pull of their lives and families who seem determined to keep them apart, and ...more
Deb B
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
wow!!!! i loved it. this is a brilliant series with hard, strong men taken down by their sassy counterparts who have the hearts and souls of the toughest of warriors. love and family are the underlying strengths of the story but there is danger, heartbreak and tragedy threaded through each story providing a perfect counterpart. watching these men fall makes for great reading. love the writing style and everything about these books
DNF @51%.

I have been skimming. It was that boring. Same ole same ole. Don't think I'll be interested in Slade.
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Axel isn’t DAMC...but he soooo is.... Bella’s story was heart breaking but Axel fixes it all! ...more
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As the lucky winner of the author's giveaway, I really looked forward to reading Axel's book.
Axel is a breath of fresh air among MC heroes, sweet, kind, and not a rumbling beast of a man (I'm looking at you, Diesel), still he is protective and jealous in a completely healthy kind of way, without being overbearing and controlling (again not a typical characteristic of MC heroes, but then again not many of them are cops at the same time).
Bella. I honestly don't know what to say about her. She's a
Kim  Brewing
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been looking forward to this book since the series began and I was not disappointed!

An alpha male that is protective but not overbearing and speaks in full sentences - no grunts here! Axel and Bella have always had eyes for each other but timing and life choices have never made it possible for the two to connect. She's DAMC and he's a cop, how could a relationship ever survive?

I really really enjoyed this one. When we get all the details to what Bella has survived you get a bit more of an
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was ok

What made this a piss poor read was:

1. Diesel and his barbaric ways
2. Get gone as it is the end of all ends...should have used it on my abusive ex husband to see if it would have worked
3. Stupid female lead characters who think they are invincible to a group of large beefy criminals even after her own personal ordeal

This was a plain overall terrible read for me...the grammar was terrible and many editing mistakes...I really am starting to question if some of the high star reviews
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes a series comes along that you cannot get enough of, and this series is it for me. Each book has something in it that keeps me riveted to the story and makes me feel like I am part of the club experiencing it all with them. Jeanne St James explores the relationship between Axel and Bella this time and while I thought Diesel was the one I loved the most, Axel is the ultimate hero. Axel has the club running through his veins, but circumstances throughout his life have kept him away. With ...more
K.  Ramjohn
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Down and Dirty: Axel is the 5th book in the Dirty Angels series.I have enjoyed every book so far in this series with these alpha bikers and the tough sassy women with them, and I could not wait for Bella and Axel's story. I was not disappointed as this novel was intense, heart-breaking and engrossing with non-stop action and some very steamy scenes.

You really feel for Axel and Bella in this book, these two were flawed and complete opposites but they had such a strong chemistry between them and
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have loved all of the books in Jeanne St. James' Dirty Angels MC series. Even when I wanted throat punch a couple of the brothers, I've still loved them. That's part of what makes St. James' series so amazing, all of her characters are beautifully flawed. All of the brothers and their ol' ladies are real, visceral, gritty and loyal to their bones.

That being said, I had my doubts going into Down & Dirty: Axel. Oh I knew I loved Bella from the moment she appeared in Zak's book. She's one of
Joyce Gray
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A steamy hot MC version of Romeo & Juliet, but with a HEA! Highly Recommend this series!

For adults only (18+ years or older) There are situations in the story that may be triggers for some (high level included below)

This story is different than the others as it involves a hometown male, Axel, that is considered almost an enemy of the club, even though he is blood to quite a few of them. His father did what ever he could to try and keep his kids away from the club after the murders in the 70s
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh man, I can't say it enough but, I LOVE this freaking series!!! I also can't repeat myself too much when I say that I LOVE Diesel, but he's got some competition in this book. Axel is a sweet dream, wrapped up in a smoking hot I haven't seen him but I have a vivid imagination...he's just so yummy! And you can't ever leave out Bella. I loved her in the previous books and the little snippets that we got about her life were just a tease leading up to the tragic event that she went ...more
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy from the author for my honest review. I have been a fan since the first book and each book just keeps getting better and better. Axel and Bella have loved each other since they were kids, to bad there is one.... ok two big problems. Bella is DAMC property and will ALWAYS be DAMC property and even though the Dirty Angels runs through his blood too, Axel is a cop. Axel didn't made Bella his when they were younger and almost lost her forever. Now even if he has to wait ...more
Lee-anna Dunk
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this series.

This series just keeps pulling me in .
Axel and Bella gave me the feels .
After what Bella went through at the hands of her old man Rebel to find love again when she has been so lost yet putting on a brave face all these years
But secretly behind closed door's she was just surving . Axel has loved Bella most of his life but him being a cop amd her being a DAMC it could never work between them both their loyalties lie in different directions yet the pull between them was just to
Quen Barlow
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
YES YES YES if you don't read nothing else this year this is a must read book. Axel is cut from a different cloth and he maybe a cop but he is a gangster. Axel has loved Bella since he was a kid and though he messed up and let her go he never stopped loving her. I loved the fact that Axel never gave up on Bella and is there when she needs him. Now Axel is no saint he has his demons that he deals with on a daily basis and the biggest one is his brother who he turned his back on. I want give away ...more
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!! I want MORE!!!!

Loved it!!!

Bella has been one of my favourites from the beginning her story has always been on my cant wait to read list and was so glad when her story was announced. I love her strength and tenacity. I love the way she just completely fits in and stands out at the same time. Axel is an interesting choice for Bella and I can completely see why they click and why she would choose the most complicated of relationships to be in.

Axel is graceful and cautious and I love his
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me start out by saying that I absolutely love this series!! The women are all tough as nails and love fiercely. The men are no nonsense alphas who protect their women to the ends of the earth. I was so happy to finally get Axel's story. He's made appearances in the other books but we didn't really know much about him except that he was a cop, Zak's brother, hated by the DAMC, and into Bella. As for the type of man he was or his personality, that has been a mystery..... until now.

Just like
Reva Parks
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The love story of Axel and Bella is a real tear-jerker! Axel has loved Izabella since they were in school together in the snall town of Shawdow Valley but he knew she was DAMC and that his father had made a conscious decision to become a police officer and turn his back on rearing his children with their cousins, aunts and uncles in the motorcycle club. He followed his father into the police force and worked under him. It was really hard when Izzy married Rebel, but only Axel knew the true ...more
Stephanie Ditmore
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader copy of this book. I’ve been waiting for Axel and Bella’s story and it was so worth the wait. These two have loved each other for so long that it’s time to move past all the obstacles and make it work. Bella, stubborn, hurt and never again will she ever be someone’s ol’lady, she’s been through so much and she deserves to be happy. Axel, has been waiting so long to have Bella that there will come a time and soon that they will be together. All the women ...more
Pam Nelson
Axel almost, almost, kicked my man Diesel from his number 1 perch. This book for me really gave me perspective into a non Dirty Angels MC character and what it’s like to be on the outside. That doesn’t mean Axel is any less Alpha or possessive because of he sure as heck isn’t.
It was just nice to see the other side.

Bella’s story broke my heart as it would anyone but her strength in the face of it all really draws you to her character. I can completely see why she didn’t want to start anything
Kari Hansen
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Axel has wanted Bella from the moment he saw her however she is part of the Dirty Angels MC and he is a cop who wants to keep his distance not only from the MC but from their President, his brother Zak.

Bella has survived a horrendous marriage which has left both physical and emotional scars. Axel was there for her on the worst day of her life but she is not prepared to let anyone get that close to her again.

Axel watched her marry another man once and this time he is determined to get the girl
Amber J.
Axel and Bella grew up together but have been kept at a distance because Axel an his Dad are both part of the police force and Bella is 100% a part of Dirty Angels MC. However, during a tragic time in Bella's life Alex is there to help her which strengthens their bond and begins Axel's pursuit of having more than friendship from a distances.

Of course Axel is a smoking hot cop and Bella is a beyond beautiful biker babe so their sex is off the charts sexy and their growing relationship is off the
Sharon Jones
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and I couldn't wait to read this book about Axel and Bella. These two are complete opposites, but they have a connection that goes back a couple of generations.
Axel belongs to an MC, just a completely different type to the one Bella belongs to. But even though they have many obstacles in their way, they seem to always fight to stay together.
Axel is the right man to heal Bella. He sees past her scars, and easily declares his love for her which he has felt for so many years.
Enjoyed the book. Enjoyed the characters, they made sense and I really felt their connection. I also got why they hadn't been together in the past which was important for me as I'd wondered in previous books.

I had two small complaints:

1. They're both pretty stubborn. Like, why did it take them the entire book and what was basically a lifetime to figure out there's such a thing as compromise?
2. It just... ended. No epilogue, nothing. Just poof. I hate that! I hate when a book ends like that and
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Axel should be every girls dream guy. He's loved Bella for a very long time even when she married the scum of the earth who left her so broken to the point that the damage may not even be able to be repaired. Axel was so persistent and never gave up on his love. If only every girl can have one guy to love them the way Axel loved Bella.

But their families are feuding Bella was born into the biker club Axel was also but he took his life in a different direction and became a cop like his father and
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
If you have not read this series, then you want to pick it up! This is the fifth book and while it can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading it from the beginning to meet all of the wonderful characters. This is Bella and Axel’s story and the one I have been longing for since the series inception. Bella is a strong woman who is DAMC to her core. She is tenacious and does not take any guff from anyone. She has been through the ringer and come out the other side. Axel has loved Bella for ...more
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Axel & Bella are both 3rd generation DAMC, but Axel's dad left the club before his kids were born and became a cop. He disowned his oldest son Zac, who is now DAMC President. Axel, his youngest son also became a cop and has loved Bella for years
Bella was raised in the MC. They are her family & have her unswerving loyalty, which means a relationship with a cop is out of the question. She'd been married to a club member before but it ended in her being stabbed multiple times and Axel
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Down and Dirty:Axel is awesome. This is the story of Axel and Bella. Axel and Bella have known each their whole lives and were attracted to each other then. Axel is a cop but was born into the Dirty Angels MC. His father left the MC taking his mother, sister and himself with him when his grandfather, who was a founding member of the MC, was killed by a rival. Axel's brother stayed behind and eventually became the president of the MC. Bella has had a hard life. She married a man from the MC ...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 ...more

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