Dirty (Dive Bar # 1)

By Kylie Scott

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Synopsis

Love—on the rocks….

The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that come with her.

Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to scream or cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together. 

Just when this runaway bride has nowhere left to turn, a handsome stranger offers her a broad, muscular shoulder to cry on. Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessmen she’s normally drawn to. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and is facing his own crossroads. But Lydia’s already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong–maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?

Dirty is the first book in the Dive Bar series from bestselling author Kylie Scott.

Review

On the day of her wedding, Lydia finds out that her soon-to-be husband is in fact gay and that he’s been using her to hide the truth from his family and friends.  Having only arrived in town a few months earlier, she wasn’t aware that his sexual preference was the town’s worst kept secret.  She meets Vaughan when she breaks into his bungalow to hide away from the world…in his bathtub.  It doesn’t take Vaughan long to figure out that the woman in his bathtub isn’t insane, just upset and in need of a friend and a place to stay.

I liked both Lydia and Vaughan and how their relationship progressed.  Yes, they fall in love in under a week, but they spend almost all their time together during that week and gradually work their way up from like to love.  If it wasn’t for the author telling us how much time had passed, I would have assumed the period of time was longer, it just seemed that natural.

Vaughan:  “Something you need to know, before tonight.”
Lydia:  “What’s that?”
Vaughan:  “I put out on the first date.  That okay with you?”

DIRTY was a good start to Kylie Scott’s Dive Bar series and we were introduced to a slew of new characters that all revolve around the bar.  The bar is owned by Nell (Vaughan’s sister), Pat and Eric, but tensions are running high between the business partners as their personal relationships fall apart.  Nell was hilarious to begin with, but she’s dealing with some major issues that make me feel really sorry for her.  I think out of all the new characters introduced, her story is the one I’m really looking forward to.  It appears I’ll have to wait for her story though, because book two, TWIST, will be about Eric’s brother, Joe.

Dirty (Dive Bar # 1)

My Rating:  4 Hearts

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