Betrayal and Lust – Riding Dirty by Jill Sorenson #Review

Posted March 22, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 10 Comments

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Betrayal and Lust – Riding Dirty by Jill Sorenson #Review
Riding Dirty

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Series: Dirty Eleven MC #1
Genres: Motorcycle Club Romance
Published by Harlequin
Released on October 1, 2014
Pages: 232
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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Going into Riding Dirty, I didn’t really know what to expect. You have an educated woman in Witness Protection giving therapy sessions to a MC criminal turned informant. The two come from parallel opposite sides of the world, but yet, they fall in love.

Psychologist Mia Richards just wants revenge for her husband’s death by two MC members. Thinking she is dead, she comes back to the town she grew up in to take care of her mother under a new name and a new look. The MC members think they killed her so there is not threat they believe. But witness protection doesn’t know she is having sessions with a convicted criminal turned informant who might be her key to getting the vengeance she so desperately seeks.

Cole “Shank” Shepherd knows if he stays in prison he is as good as dead, but he has to accept the out he has been given to rat on his uncle. Reluctantly he goes to therapy sessions to talk about his feelings, but he knows Mia is hiding something, but knows she also wants something. Biding his time as he tries to figure out how not to betray his MC, but also not get sent back to prison.

The two fall in lust of each other. She does everything to entice him never thinking she would feel anything, going as far as to carry lube with her in case they get it on. An attack of conscience turns her but not from seeking out the man who has made her feel for the first time since the death of her husband.

The action both in and out of the bedroom never stop. Mia goes to the dark side, while Cole realizes he isn’t in the same league as her. The two fight a never ending battle in their own worlds, holding onto secrets that could get them both killed. The sex is rough, dark, dirty and throughly satisfying. I never thought the story would go in ways it did, nor that Mia would be so adventurous in her sex life.

But….I didn’t buy them falling in love. It all happens so fast, they fall into bed, they have some anxious times, running from people and it felt too rushed and pushed to fall into love. Not saying they wouldn’t eventually, just that they were so different, so in need of different things, but the two things they both needed was love and trust.

The second thing I didn’t buy was the ending. I don’t want to spoil it, but I just shook my head and wondered who pulled the strings to get this done.

Overall, it was an interestingly different premise to some of the MC romances I have read. Cole makes no apologies for who he is, what he wants and where he wants to go. He is who he is and he isn’t going to change for anyone. Mia is a little more complex as she needed to let go of her dead husband and learn to embrace life again. I just worry that all the excitement she gets from Cole will eventually be tarnished. When he can’t excite her any more, what’s left?

Warning: There is a f/f/m threesome and a little anal play. If you don’t like those things, then skip this one.

Literary Pickers – Handgun/laser

New to Me – Author/Series

About Jill Sorenson

Jill Sorenson is the RITA-nominated author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels, including the Aftershock series by HQN. She lives in the San Diego area with her family. She’s a soccer mom who loves nature, coffee, reading, twitter and reality TV. Jogging keeps her sane.

Riding Dirty is her first erotic suspense novel.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Mary Kirkland
6 years ago

Sometimes a story will be really good until the ending when it feels rushed and that takes away from the story as a whole.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

It wasn’t so much rushed as unbelievable. These two have so different lives.

Lover Of Romance
6 years ago

oh this sounds like something I would love to try out soon. such a great review hun.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago

Thank you!

Sophia Rose
6 years ago

Wow, yeah! It does sound like it gets pretty venturesome and the way she’s willing to use a guy and abuse her client privileges says a lot about where her mind is at too. I’m not sure I’d buy into a quick turn around into love either under those circumstances.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Lots of action and lots of rough, angry sex. I just had a hard time coming to believe these two could find a future together.

Red Iza
6 years ago

M/f/m doesn’t bother me, but I’m not keen on f/f/m… And the fact that their love is not obvious… Well, i’ll see, the plot looks different than the whole lot of MC romances 🙂 Great review, thanks for sharing !

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Red Iza

The f/f/m was only one scene and they agreed it would never happen again. Thanks!

6 years ago

Interesting premise too bad it didn’t feel genuine or have a satisfactory ending.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago

I am glad I gave it a try and it had some good moments, it just didn’t get me all revved up.