TITLE: Dirty Bad Wrong.
AUTHOR: Jade West
They call him Masque.
I call him God.
The man I want to consume me, own me, break me and corrupt me.
Yet I've never seen his face.
body ripples like an adonis, sculpted in steel and dripping in sin. His
flesh is inked with the mark of the chimera - one body, two very
He plays hard.
He plays rough.
He has no limits.
He's so fucking dirty bad wrong.
But I love him for it.
Marsh is always the strong one. The girl who never breaks, and sure as
hell never cries. She's got it all - the perfect little life in cosy
suburbia, with her perfectly nice boyfriend, and their perfectly
sufficient sex life. She's even got her perfect little career plan all
wrapped up at Trial Run Software Group.
But when it all falls
apart, and Lydia's pretty, green eyes are fixed on a brutally sexual
stranger - the man they call Masque - she comes to suspect that being
strong isn't all it's cracked up to be.
For now Lydia wants something she's never wanted before...
And she wants Masque to give it to her.
- this novel contains graphic sex, and hardcore elements of BDSM. There
are scenes of violence (consensual) as well as sexual practices some
readers may find offensive.
If you aren't turned on by dirty bad wrong sex then please walk on by. Thank you.***
Wow, that was one hell of a whirlwind of dirty, bad and wrong stuff, all wrapped up in an additively good package.
the blurb alone had me wanting this book huge amounts. I absolutely
love boundary pushing content, and stories, and get stupid excited when
another one is talked about.
This book seemed to rock my newsfeed
when it first came out, but as per usual I couldn't read it, as I had so
many others to read first. But finally I managed to get started, and I
literally could not put it down!!
Lydia Marsh is at the end
of an epically bad relationship, and she had reached her limit when
awfully boring, and dull boyfriend, decides to get drunk and nasty with
Barbie from work. Then thinking he has got her pregnant, spills all to
Lydia. Lydia wisely bolts, and fast.
While at work, she realises
how crap her life is, and is spotted having a breakdown in the kitchen,
by gorgeous, dark and totally mysterious hottie from management. James.
sparks off an epic battle of wills from the pair of them. It's obvious
they are stupidly attracted to each other, but Lydia is post break up,
and James is, well he is completely wrong for her, and does not get
involved with work colleagues. Ever.
So this all sounds like a regular story right? Wrong, dirty, bad, wrong.
Lydia needs a place to live, James has a friend in need of a flatmate.
Lydia takes it and meets Becs. Awesomely quirky, funny, and perfect
It's upon moving in with Becs, and meeting her
girlfriend/submissive. Lydia begins to learn about a whole other world,
that lives in the dark. A world where pain can be good, and bring on
pleasure. A place where she can learn to free herself, and be herself,
and fully enjoy life.
But I'm really at a point where I can't
summarise anymore, I don't want to potentially spoil anything. And it
really does go on a crazy roller coaster ride from here on in.
So I'm just going to give my thoughts on this story.
the characters are all fantastic. I loved James and Lydia. He is
obviously incredibly in control, full of secrets, and hides a side to
him, that is actually pretty scary, but in a really good way.
starts off really lost, and I wondered what she would actually end up
like, once her character developed. But, I really loved her, I loved how
eager she was to try anything, and didn't shy away from anything. She
had balls of steel in my eyes, and I actually admired her strength, on
so many levels.
I've already said I love Rebecca (Becs) she was
an incredibly good characters, dead funny, sexy, and brings stupid
amounts of colour and excitement to Lydia's life.
background. Explicit is the club, where Lydia finds out a lot about
herself and her limits, what she wants, and who she wants. It's the home
of many characters, and where we find Masque. There isn't a great deal I
can say about him, he is most definitely a character, that needs to be
experienced for ones self. And uh yeah, he actually scared the crap out
of me, and shocked me silly. And I like to think I'm pretty unflappable.
He really is like the title states, incredibly Dirty, Bad, Wrong.
Obviously sexy, powerful, Dominant to the extreme, and knows what he is
doing, but hell if I would let him have free reign over my body. I would
definitely run a mile, and not look back.
The writing, and
content. Well I thought this book was incredibly well written, I
couldn't put it down, and nearly pulled an all nighter on it. I had
already read about author Jade West, before I started reading this, and
was aware that she has the experience to back up the content of this
story, and in my mind I think that stands out. I read a lot of books
within this sub genre, and running around these types of themes, and you
can tell the difference between good ones and bad ones. It's obvious
that JW knows her stuff, and isn't just pulling info off the internet.
The detail and background on this story, is incredibly thorough, nothing
is skimmed over, and the reader can fully get lost in the incredible
atmosphere. The tension within the words, is immense, I actually felt
nervous while reading some parts, never knowing how far things would go,
or what would happen next. But that was awesome, and I loved it.
to make a point of course, about the fact that this is a book based in
the UK!! Whoop for UK based books, I never find many, and it really
makes a huge difference, to picture places I have heard of, or to
imagine characters with accents I know. Plus it's quite exciting to
think of other places, existing quite close by. But hidden away.
to round up. Fantastically good story. Great background. Gritty and
intense content. Most definitely heed the warning on this book, it
really isn't for the faint hearted, some of the content even surprised
me, and I'm hard to surprise. So yeah, be warned. But other than that,
amazingly good! Stupidly great ending too, which was awesome! I felt
completely satisfied with the ending, and did the normal happy sigh. I
actually thought this was a story that was being continued in book 2, so
it was quite a surprise to find it was a standalone.
But still, I'm so excited for the next book now.
Stand out quotes or passages:
I want him to break me. I want him to hurt me. I want him to own me. And then I want him to love me.
A huge tattoo in jet black, curling all the way around his ribs. A multi-headed beast, tribal and malevolent, dancing on his flesh as though it owned every part of him. So this was the man with the chimera: the design on Rebecca's wall, the design I'd looked at every fucking day since I moved in. My eyes shot to his face, searching for the identity of the man who wore such a mark, but there were no answers to be found there. The man was masked, most of his features hidden behind black leather.
"Tut tut, Lydia, that's a dangerous game, playing one man's lust for the sake of another's."
STAR RATING - 4.5 Huge Dirty, Bad, Wrong Stars!
**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review**
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