I race to finance it.
I evade to protect it.
I kill to attain it.
I planned everything.
The alluring, curvaceous blonde at the finish line.
With sapphire eyes that cheat and lie.
Whose powerful family murdered mine.
I hate her.
I want her.
I know she’s hiding something.
But so am I.
The strongest love begins from a place of conflict. It’s a volatile journey of committing and fighting and recommitting, but the effort is resolute and evolves into something so consuming the heart aches just thinking about it.
It’s official, Pam Godwin is completely incapable of writing a book that I not only devour in one sitting, but I book I have yet to not absolutely love. And Dirty Ties was definitely no exception. It was different from her other books since it wasn’t dark but an romantic thriller. It was also absolutely unputdownable.
This author has this incredible ability to completely suck you into the story with her writing. You will not only feel every ounce of emotion along with the characters, but she paints such a picture with her words that the entire book unfolds before your eyes in vivid detail like a movie.
On the surface, Kaci Baskel has it all; stunning good looks, a healthy sex drive, an heir to media empire, and a loving marriage. But much like everything is with this book, not everything is as it seems and behind every door there’s a dark and dirty secret, some of which you will never see coming. While her husband is her best friend their marriage is anything but conventional, leaving Kaci unfulfilled in every way a woman yearns to be. Besides dealing with her corrupt and twisted parents and parents in law that sit at the head of the company she works for and hopes to be CEO of one day, there is the threat that is always hanging over her head that could cost her and her husband, Collin, everything. Should they not portray exactly what they need them to portray for the public their parents hold the very key to their destruction and they have no problem using it. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Kaci wants what she knows she can never have. And the man that is always front and center of her every fantasy is the one that’s only known in the illegal underground racing circuit as The Evader for his ability to evade not only his racing opponents but the cops.
A man that’s just as lethal behind his bike as his image is off of it. He’s never lost a race and continues to be a mystery dressed in black leather since no one knows what he looks like behind his sleek helmet.
But behind the lethal image and the helmet is a man, one that’s focused on one thing and one thing only; revenge. Revenge against the powerful family that ripped everything away from him.
He wasn’t a man women said no to. The way he carried himself, the way he fought. Built like a warrior, he knew how to manipulate torque and power between his legs.
How does everything tie together? Well in that, my friends, is the engrossing story and one that I will not spoil for you with too many details.
I was captivated by this story. The chemistry between the MCs was absolutely SIZZLING. And I do mean sizzling. I have 2 words for you; elevator scene. Yeah, you’ll see what I mean. But man oh man does Pam know how to build undeniable chemistry. Chemistry that’s so hot that when things finally get together? Everything will go BOOM, your ovaries included.
Nothing compared to this, to him. Because he didn’t just kiss. He fucked with his mouth, stretching and owning, dragging his tongue, wrenching every wanton part of me from my chest, and drawing it past my lips.
Kaci was a heroine I wasn’t sure I’d like at first. But I was already rooting for her after one chapter. I truly felt for her and what she’s dealing with, and how she’s managed to maintain her inner strength even through everything that’s thrown on her with her twisted family. Her desires were so simple and yet almost impossible for her to attain
I wanted legendary love. Love intensified to its highest power. The kind that would fill the vacancy in my heart with a simple touch, a thought, a broody glare.
And of course the way that she managed to captivate the mystery outlaw was so much fun to read too.
Then there was The Evader. Sweet baby jebus! I still don’t know how my ovaries survived everything that was him.
I wanted to bite him, slap him, punch him again. More than that, I wanted to make him mine. I wanted his anger, his ferocity, his pain. To claim every part of him, fuse it with with all of me, and make us a singular whole.
This book was action-packed and fast paced from beginning to finish. It was entertaining and sexy and filled with twists and turns that weren’t just on the racing track. It was fucking awesome is what I’m trying to tell you here.
Sure I felt some things wrapped up just a little too smoothly at the end and there may have been some things here and there that I could pick at but I was so engrossed in the book and enjoying it so much that I simply couldn’t bring myself to even give one tiny little fuck. If you’re a fan of this author, this is a must read. And if you haven’t read her yet, than this is a great book to start with.
This is a stand-alone.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.