Grace Love is lousy with men. She can spot a match for someone else a mile away, and her balls-on instincts are why her matchmaking business is thriving, but finding her own Prince Charming? The only guy who makes her sixth sense tingle is her playboy best friend, Trick, and no way is she risking their friendship, no matter how hot she knows the sex will be.
SWAT officer Trick Matthews is a patient guy, but Grace’s inability to see what’s right in front of her is grinding on his last nerve. Yeah, he blew his shot at breaking out of the friend zone when he tamped down the urge to lick her from head to toe the day they met, but he’s got a plan that’ll change her mind. Incognito at Salem’s hottest Halloween party, he’ll show her exactly how good they could be…and that he’s the man for her.
4 / 5 stars
So I was in the mood for something sexy, something porny. Scouring Amazon for Brazen books, I stumbled upon Dirty Trick. Sounding like something I knew I would like (HELLO hot SWAT Officer), and loving friends to lover books, 1-click called me and that instant it downloaded, the file was opened and my porny sex urges were fulfilled 😉
This is the first book I have read by Christine Bell but I will be checking out her other books now! Dirty Trick is dirty, it’s fun and sexy and you root for all the characters in there. You will root for Trick to get his girl, root for Gracie to really see Trick, and just blooming love Serena because she is spunky, flirty and awesome and protective, of not just Gracie but Trick too.
Gracie and her best friend Serena have a matchmaking business which is going from strength to strength. But despite being a matchmaker, her love life hasn’t gone very well. Her fiancé cheated on her and made her believe she wasn’t good enough, both in and outside the bedroom, making her self-confidence plummet and thinking she is not good enough. Trick is her neighbour. He’s a SWAT member and gorgeous and hard built and he loves Gracie yet she doesn’t know. She finds her attractive but in her mind he’s a player and she just won’t go down that road. But after one night with a sexy stranger, everything changes in her and she’s ready to unleash herself into the world.
Gracie is a character that can definitely match you up with the person you *may* marry. Her business is growing and she and Serena are doing great. But shouldn’t matchmakers have partners? Gracie thinks so but she can’t stay with a guy as they always seem to leave her. She’s fed up, insecure and doesn’t rate herself highly, but after a night with a mystery man at one of her client’s parties, she’s awaken that sexual desire that was always in her. She feel more confident in herself, despite not knowing who this guy is, let alone his name. She’s not worried though, she’s having fun with him and because of that, experiencing new things and then some. She’s beginning to see her neighbour in a new light. But what happens when she finds out that mystery man IS Trick, and he’s been tricking her?
I loved watching Gracie grow with confidence. From being shy and insecure about herself to blossoming into a sexy butterfly, she really did need Trick to wake her up, even if she didn’t know it was him. They really are good for each other and I loved how she saw him differently but was still scared. She took a leap though and overcoming the revelation, she knew he was the one for her.
Trick is a SWAT team member and Gracie’s neighbour. He’s is or was a man whore, different girls back to his every night until one day it all stopped. He noticed Gracie as more than a friend and then his whoring around stopped in the hopes she would notice and start to think of him in a romantic way, as he has been in love with her for a while now. But he knows about her past, how much she doesn’t really believe in herself and after one of his SWAT members paints him, and makes him look nothing like himself he has an idea – he can use this to make Gracie see that Trick is the guy for her, and so by pretending to be someone else, he brings out her sexuality, makes her feel more alive and sexy and hopefully will make her see him in a different light after it. Hiding behind this mask though, he’s not only lying to Gracie but betraying her trust too so what happens when it comes to light?
I really liked Trick. I love reading about sexy, hardworking men who dominate in the bedroom and also are the ones who are in love with the girl, doing whatever they can to make them really ‘see’ them, to see them as a potential boyfriend. Also Trick went around it the wrong way, he did bring Gracie out of herself – made her feel things, made her really see, and you could see, in his own way, why he did what he did, because it did make Gracie see him different after she experienced all these things with ‘mystery man’.
Trick did whatever he could to make Gracie see him, for him. To make her feel the same way for him as he did for her. He did little things, to prove he was right for her and she took the leap, as ive mentioned. It broke him when she found out his was mystery man and he decided to leave her be, to let her realize why he did it and hopefully come back to him. He knew she loved him but what he did, even if he did it for the best, it really hurt her but I’m glad it ended how it did. You really root for the both of them to be together, because they are so well suited.
This goes without saying but the sex between the two of them was steamy and hot. Trick certainly knew what he was doing and he knew exactly how to wake Gracie’s sexuality up and make her wanting more from him. Where are these guys? I really need one hahah.
It was a fast feed, with sexy scenes and a nice story behind it.