Title: Dirty Nights - The Novel
Author: A.M. Hargrove
Release Date: May 7, 2014
If you like your romances light and sweet, this is NOT for you. This is a tough and gritty story of heartbreak, rejection, and hard love. You’ve been warned.
Life isn’t easy.
Nor is it fair.
And you don’t get to choose who you fall in love with.
Sometimes love chooses you.
Skylina...Her story is not pretty. Discarded like trash by her father. Forced into prostitution by her mother. Used and abused, she learns to cope. And survives. Because she has to. What other choice is there?
Ryder...His story is every bit as ugly. Beaten and left for dead. A star whose light was extinguished long before it should have been. Now a he’s drug addict who wrestles with the demons that try to destroy him.
Two broken people...
Pasts that could tear them apart.
Attention: This book is also published as the Dirty Nights Novella Series under A.M. Hargrove’s pen name of Emerson St. Clair.
**Content Warning: Due to the explicit sexual content this is not intended for younger readers.
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|*ARC received in return for an honest review|
**I read Dirty Nights by A.M. Hargrove when it was first published as a series of 3 short novellas under the pen name of Emerson St. Clair**
First, let me start by saying I'm a huge fan of A.M. Hargrove. I love her style of writing and it just gets better, and hotter, with each book she writes. So, when Annie told me she was writing under a different name and this was so different and much hotter than her other work I was like, "yeah bring it on!"
Omigod, she wasn't wrong, I loved it!!! Dirty Nights is dirtier, badder, grittier and sooo much hotter than she's ever wrote before...my favourite story of hers to date. I devoured this book like I would a bar of my favourite chocolate...finished in one sitting! Annie girl, you have certainly excelled yourself with this one!! You had me hooked from the first page and kept me there until the very last with quite a few nail-biting moments and a lot of panty-melting scenes too!!
My heart broke for the two main characters, Sky and Ryder. If ever two people deserved a break in life they did, two broken people trying to survive the best way they know how.
Skylina, or Sky, had a horrendous upbringing being pimped out by her drug-addicted mother for money to buy her next fix. Oh, I wanted to punch her mother right between the eyes for what she put Sky through!
Ryder has a promising future ahead of him as te Premier Danseur with the Metropolitan Ballet Company, that is until it is cruelly snatched away from him one day when a viscous attack leaves him fighting for his life.
Neither knows of each other's existence until fate intervenes and sees Ryder bumping into Sky, literally, in a coffee shop and then coming to her rescue later that night when she is nearly raped in an alley. There is an instant spark between them but they also recognise something else in each other that draws them together and so begins a wonderful and moving story of how two people, from different walks of life but equally broken, try to fix each other. The chemistry between Sky & Ryder was electric and so hot my kindle nearly exploded!! I adore this couple so much.
Sometimes, you are lucky enough to pick up a book where you connect with the story, and the characters, so much that it stays with you no matter how long ago you read the book and, for me, this is the case with Dirty Nights.
Even now, weeks after reading Sky & Ryder's story, I'm at a loss at what to say to do them justice. All I can say is...if there is one book you download this week, make it this one!!!
I can't recommend Dirty Nights highly enough. Go on 1-click buy NOW and treat yourself to a Dirty Night!!
"But the things you want the most in life are what you fight the hardest for."
"Everything in life's a risk Skylina. Let me be your risk" ~ Ryder
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One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).
So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer. Her books include Kissing Fire, Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, the series the Guardians of Vesturon (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, Beginnings and reEmergent), Dark Waltz, Tragically Flawed, Tragic Desires, and Exquisite Betrayal.
Other than being in love with being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups.
(If you're wondering, it didn't happen EXACTLY that way, but….)