Dirty Deeds by Stella Rhys

Blurb:

Growing up, we hated each other.
Now, we’re f**kin’ roommates for the summer.

ALY
It’s been twelve years since I’ve seen him, but loathing Emmett Hoult still runs in my blood. Thanks to the hell he wreaked on my teenaged life, I’ve avoided the prick like the plague. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and after a fire destroys my apartment during the most important week of my life, I’m suddenly as desperate as they come.

Hence the roommate situation.

It’s his summer home. His family said he wouldn’t be around. They said I’d never run into him.

But oh, did I run into Emmett Hoult.

And in the worst way possible.

EMMETT
I didn’t expect to see her ever again, let alone the way that I did.

But now that she’s back in my life, I’m not screwing things up. She still hates me — I know that — but it won’t stop me from chasing the only two goals I’ve made for this summer.

Making things right.

And making her mine.

dirty deeds

My Review:

This story is a new to me author, but if all of her books are this hot, I’m gonna have to go look to see what else she has published.

This books just goes to prove, that enemies make the best lovers.  Throughout most of the story, Aly hates Emmett, stemming from high school days.  But she also can’t ignore the scorching hot chemistry between the two.  Emmett is determined to act on the feelings he has for Aly,  get their old friendship back on track, and move on from there.  Aly is just as determined to ignore it all and hold up her walls.  Both characters have hidden issues at play, that aren’t revealed until later in the book, that threaten to destroy what could be.

Emmett is the strong, suffer in silence type.  You don’t know just how strong he is until the story is almost over, but you can tell that he is hiding something.  He definitely knows what he wants with Aly, and is determined to get it, no matter what it takes.  I love how he makes sure Aly is taken care of and always treats her like she is precious to him.

Aly is a woman that, as an adult, is determined to make her dreams come true, regardless of how much hard work it will take.  However she can’t seem to catch a break.  She feels like Emmett is the cause of all of her problems, and convinces herself that she can’t give in to the feelings that she has.  Her stubborn nature has her holding on to perceived slights from child hood.

This book was well written, had well developed characters, and an intriguing plot line.  I enjoyed the non stop banter between the characters, and spent much of the book laughing at their antics.  You never know what is going to come out of their mouths.  One of the side characters particularly caught my attention, and I can’t help but hope he gets his own story told!  This rom com is funny, steamy, and angsty as only a story that stems from issues relating to the high school years can be.  Totally a recommended read!

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