Dirty

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The is what happened…

I met him at the candy store.

He cam and smiled at me and I was intrigued enough to smile back. This as obviously a children 's candy tore, mind you this was the ind of place you went to buy expensive imported chocolate truffles for your boss 's wife because you felt guilty for having sex with him when you were both at a conference in Milwaukee.

Hypothetically speaking, of course.

I 've been hit on plenty of times, mostly by men with little finesse who thought what was between their legs made up for what they lacked between their ears.

Normally I went home with them s, just because it felt good to ant and be wanted, even if it was mostly fake.

Anothe problem with wanting is that it 's like pouring water into a vase full of stones. It fills you up before you say it, leaving no room for everythin lse. I do n't as for who I am or what I 've done in or out of bed.

I have my job, my house and my life, and for a shor time I have n't wanted anything else.

Until Dan. Until now.

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425
Original Title of the Book
Dirty
Publication Date
Published July 1st 2007 by Harlequin Spice

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CONTAINS SPOILERS! " All men ave the stars, but they hav hardly the same hings for different people. "- by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, " Little Prince " -78 ... What would you reply when the ma you 're falling for is telling you that she 's had sex with 78 men?

And Elle gets more than she bargained for with Dan, as he wants to her no dating policy.

No attachments, just casual sex.I 've never felt more convinced than at this moment that writing thi story in second person POV could be that perfect.

Ironically, as a tal unfolds I felt that there 's hope for Elle to overcome the pain, misery, and jealousy, hope to be reluctan to lead th " normal " life again, hope to find appiness and to be loved.Also, the writing is excellent as well as beautiful even though the subject matter is the opposite of beautiful.

She has a lot of baggage to deal with and as a tal unfolds, I was doubting rather often if she ould somehow be ble to overcome her pain and to ust let go of a past.

Elle tells her story and the reader ( at least my humble self) gets the impression that her body is cut off of her imagination.

She is " real " but at times it seems like she 's seein someone else 's story.

It is like a body armor.The sex scenes are well-written, erotic, sensual, and hot! I wa a minor problem with Dan. The heroine offered a few hints regarding her issues, and he might have nown that something was very wrong with Elle.

Granted, he ried and Elle did n't wan him in.

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The starkness of the writing, the starkness of the mal character Elle, just made the emotions all that more vivid.

It certainly pushed a few of my personal 'intimacy' buttons and took me way past my own comfort zone.It 's not a comfort read, it 'll not hav that.

Characters that are complex, yet easily accessible.It 's wrong to label th book as Erotica because it 's actually much more and not ven close.

The intimac is definitel there underneath, whether it 's a slight subtle touch or brash and in your face.I ca n't it and tell you rationally what I enjoyed about the plot or if I knew the heroine or the hero.

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Elle wants sex on her terms cause she has an issue with feeling dirty.

There is n instant attraction between Dan and Elle that neither of them can ignor or explain.

Dan often says to Elle,

pain Elle struggles with is all too real.

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She doesn ’ t ‘ do ’ dating, and for any months, went through a series of no-strings encounters.

She felt Dirty.Later we find out she was molested by her older brother for three years while she a young woman, and thereafter he killed himself when she finally got the courage and trength to tell him ‘ no ’.

Her mother thinks she is Dirty.She meets Dan and is immediately draw to him and him to her.

He says she ’ s obviously suffered through something terrible in her past, and he keeps waiting for her share.

She finally accepts Dan and says that he has made her feel Clean.

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I WOULD OBVIOUSL BE RATING THIS BOOKSorry to all the lovers of " Dirty ", do n't hate me or my review, these are just my thoughts after I finished ook ... You know that feeling when you see a good ook, it 's labeled " erotica ", and most of your friends absolutely loved it, aying it 's emotional and deep and all ...

It brough me in a terrible, terrible depressing mood, because through the entir book there was no reprieve, always depressing, always horrible stuff in the background, always the heroine 's panic that leads to her childhood traumas.I could n't even njoy the sex, ( well maybe for the fourt one in the club), but after that?

I kno I got s much into the head of the protagonis and since every single damn sex scene had that panic of hers behind it, I just shoul n't enjoy it.

By thi time I finished this ook I was completely numb and felt absolutely sh* tty, which ha NOT my goal when I ecided to writ an erotica novel.And the story, he author hose something horribly, horribly disturbing for the heroine 's past, and it was THERE, the hole time, through the whole fuckin book!

Stil I have to writ he damn other book too!

Yeah there was a ( view spoiler) [ sex scene at the beginnin of this novel, but it ha n't happy either.

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