Review: Dirty Like Zane by Jaine Diamond

Posted December 10, 2019 by Shari in Reviews / 7 Comments

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Review: Dirty Like Zane by Jaine Diamond
Dirty Like Zane

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Series: Dirty #6
Genres: Rock Band Romance, Contemporary Romance
Released on December 13, 2018
Pages: 409
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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The final book in the Dirty Series! I finally told myself I couldn’t save it forever. Zane and Maggie’s story has already started and this book is just what happens after two years of secrets. Watching both of these characters overcome some deep problems becomes the awesome sauce of the story.


Zane is the lead singer of Dirty and a big part of the series. Childhood friends with most of the band, he also has dealt with alcohol addiction. Upon seeing a fellow band member, Seth, almost die from an overdose on drugs, Zane goes into rehab and has been clean since. It’s not always easy, but he doesn’t want to return to what he was under the influence of alcohol.

Maggie came on as a helping had to the manager. She witnessed Zane’s downfall into alcohol and his return. Secretly even to herself, she loves Zane and hates him as well. He reminds her of her one hit wonder father who has never loved her.

In a novella between stories, you learn that Zane and Maggie get married with her father as a witness. Maggie thinks it is a joke, while Zane means every word and makes it real. For two years they have a non-marriage with cheating, betrayals, misunderstandings and addictions rearing their head not in alcohol. Zane is madly in love with Maggie, but continues to hurt her. Maggie loves Zane, but she can’t get over her fear of falling for a guy who can’t love her. Zane hurts Maggie. Maggie hurts Zane.

Now they are on tour. Seperate buses. He wants a real marriage while sucking on pot continuously. He tries to tempt her with sex, but he also tries to talk to her. Maggie avoids him to the point of being mean. She gives into the sex, but tears him apart with her wicked mouth and wit. And after one particularly bad argument where Zane is questioning having a drink. That is the turning point.

This deals with addicts and the crutches they need to survive. Seth offers Zane advice knowing what he is going through. It isn’t an easy story at first. It’s tough watching two people in love destroy each other without even knowing it. Love wasn’t the problem. It was just all the other crap that goes with it.

This also was a wrap up story for the series. All of the band members have found love and even a few non-band members. Babies are starting to pop up and out. They are at the top of the charts, high on life and ready to let us move onto another band who needs our reading love.

This was a great way to end the series with the member of the band not so easily replaced nor would they want to replace him. The woman who has taken care of them all finally getting to look after her own love life. The guy who just wants to be loved figuring out he has to love himself first. And realizing the struggle will never be over. It was a great way to send us off and I was happy I didn’t put this book off too long.

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About Jaine Diamond

Jaine Diamond is a romance author, fond of writing the love stories of built and badass men endowed with massive hearts, and strong, complex women she’d love to have a cocktail with.

She lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada with her real-life romantic hero (Mr. Diamond) and their daughter, where she reads, writes, and drinks copious amounts of tea.

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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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Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Glad it was worthy of a finale read for you. LOL, I hold onto last books wanting to save them when they’re in a series I love.

2 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Same here. It wasn’t the best story of the batch, but it was good to see the author be honest about addiction.

Carole's Random Life in Books

It sounds like this pair has really been on quite the journey. Glad you enjoyed this one, Shari!

2 years ago

always awesome when the author ends a series on a great note!

Carole Rae
2 years ago

Ooo that is hard watching characters do that at first. :/