Dirty by Kylie Scott- 4 stars (audiobook)
This was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. It had a nice and slow burn sounding romance, a good story, great secondary characters, plenty of passion and drama.
The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.
Lydia Green doesn't know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.
Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she'd marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong-maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.
After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?
This was a quick and fun read. Both main characters were well written and enjoyable to read. Lydia is a fun and good hearted girl that got pretty much played by her ex. Her flaws and insecurities are very relatable to just about every woman out there. Vaughn was charming, funny, thoughtful, protective... Your all-round nice guy. But also hurt and most certainly not looking for anything with anyone.
I thought their story was beautiful and the way their feelings for each progressed worked well. My only issue is that considering where both characters come from insta-love doesn't quite work: leaving the fiance at the altar today and finding yourself in love with another man a week later sounds wrong. I like how their romance progressed but it would have sounded better if the author had said 5 months rather than 5 days...
The last line of the blurb I also didn't like. The book could do with a better title. There is nothing wrong with Vaughan, much the contrary, he is an AMAZING character, I felt for him the whole way. So the title and the question at the end of the blurb are lost on me (and if it is a reference to sex, it is a bad one in this case).