Review: Dirty Deeds

Saturday 9 May 2015
Dirty Deeds Dirty Deeds by Karina Halle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I've finally found time to read this next instalment in the Dirty Angels trilogy.

We met Derek briefly in Bold Tricks but he was simply portrayed as a hit man for hire. Now we get to experience the real Derek and what a treat he is. Having been hired to kill Javier's sister, Alana, Derek realises that this is one job he won't be able to complete as he decides that he wants to protect her from the evil at her door instead.

Derek and Alana set off on the run from danger whilst getting to know each other, bit by bit. Alana is hesitant to reveal her family to Derek and Derek pretends to be someone he isn't so it's not difficult to predict what is set to take place as the story continues.

For me this story fell a bit flat, which was a complete shocker given how much I love Karina Halle's books normally. It didn't grab me but instead gave me a gentle push towards seeing the book through to the end. I did find myself speed reading this in order to reach the stories conclusion which is sad. The story despite some exciting scenes lacked depth and I didn't get to feel the emotional and sexual attraction between Alana and Derek. The story kind of made me feel it was a means to and end. I guess I miss Javier and despite his brief appearance in this book I was left wanting more.

Disappointment aside, I will read on to the end of the trilogy.

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