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Friday, March 31, 2017

Blog Tour/Review ♥ Dirty Filthy Rich Men by Laurelin Paige ♥


Dirty Filthy Rich Men, an all-new sexy, contemporary romance from NYT Bestseller Laurelin Paige is available now!!!


Dirty Filthy Rich Men by Laurelin Paige
Genre: Contemporary Romance

From NYT Bestselling author Laurelin Paige, discover a whole new world filled with sex, love, power, romance and dirty, filthy rich men.
When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn’t know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.
I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn't stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted—I knew who I wanted—until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.
And then what it was like to lose it.
Ten years later, I’ve found my way back. Back to their world. Back to him.
This time, I’m ready. I've been down this road before, and I know all the dirty, filthy ways Donovan will try and wreck me.
But it’s hard to resist. Especially when I know how much I’ll like it.


After she was gone, I walked over to the windows and drank in the scene. The Town Center was high enough that it had an unblocked view of downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond.

Giddiness surged through me, starting like a pinprick at my center and moving out through my veins in all directions until even my fingers and toes felt warm.

I was really here.

I made it.

It wasn’t the way I thought it would be, but in the end, it still came out of my time at Harvard. I’d always known that connections made the difference in a career, and here I was. Finally. At the top of the world, looking out.

I couldn’t stop grinning.

“It’s incredible, isn’t it?” a male voice came from behind me.

Still smiling, I glanced up and caught his reflection in the window.

And everything disappeared.

The world that had buzzed below, the beautiful scene, the excitement that had unfurled through my body—all of it evaporated and all that existed in its place was a pale, hollow shell of myself and the man in the perfectly tailored suit behind me.

I turned to look at him directly. Our gazes smashed together, and my legs nearly fell out from under me.

“Donovan,” I rasped. It was a miracle that I managed to find enough voice to say that much.

And there was so much more that had to be said. So much more that I hadn’t prepared for. Which was ridiculous since I’d talked to him so many times in my head over the years, practiced so many conversations, but never did he show up out of the blue looking so dastardly handsome in a dark gray three-piece suit, his face rugged with scruff, his eyes hazel and earnest despite the playful smirk on his lips.

I opened my mouth to say something, but nothing came out. I wasn’t even sure how to breathe anymore.

He broke our gaze to nod out the window at the skyline, walking toward me as he said, “I’m sure you found the Empire.”

Though his focus was now on the scenery, I didn’t take my eyes off him as he approached. He didn’t stop until he was right beside me. So close our shoulders would touch if I coughed. Tension ran off him like foam spilling over from a mug of beer. Good tension. Bad tension. I wasn’t sure if there was a difference when it came to Donovan.

Which was why I was screwed if he was here.

Why the hell was he here?

“I thought you were in Tokyo.” I couldn’t stop staring at him. He’d gotten more refined with age, and rougher at the same time. His hair was short and his curls gone, giving him a polished look he lacked before. The lines by his eyes were more defined and his expression seemed harder than I’d remembered. It made him sexier.

As if he was a man who needed to be sexier than the one I knew.

“I came back two months ago,” he said offhandedly. “That’s it right there.” He leaned his face in close to mine as he pointed to the famous structure. “Do you see it?”

Fuck if I cared about the Empire. I was in Donovan Kincaid’s orbit. What else was there in the world?



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A Review by Wendy

4 Getting to the Essence of Why Stars
Spoiler Free

Earlier this year, Laurelin Paige did what any savvy author would do when they had a unique, deeply dark idea for a book duo....She created a teaser...Oh, not just any teaser, mind you...
She did the Prequel type... which can really make or break an upcoming project. The prequel was right on the money...and created all of the intensity, edginess, longing and curiosity desired. I bought into it Hook, Line and Sinker... (Look for the review on Dirty Filthy Rich Boys (Dirty Duet 0.5) on today's blog)

After successfully accomplishing her goal, Ms. Paige then went and finished her first part of her duo. She took the free teaser mentioned and used it as Part One of this book. For those who had read the teaser, this book then starts at Part Two.

What struck me throughout all of my read was the understanding of how telling pivotal moments and impressions are in all our lives. How so many factors come into play...Status, Power, Group Peer Pressure and Society's Dictates as to what is Acceptable, Normal etc. in everything we do.

Quickly, to bring you up to speed, the main players in this book are Donovan Kincaid, Weston King and Sabrina Lind. Donovan is best friends with Weston. They both come from the type of money that runs political parties and the world. Donovan is a bit older than Weston and was the Teacher's Assistant in a class both Weston and Sabrina shared.

Sabrina is the "scholarship girl" at Harvard. No connections, no pull, deep insecurity about all things social but on the flip side extremely smart and resourceful. She, unfortunately, has a fascination,...a crush on Weston... Harvard's fraternity playboy. She is so taken with him, she goes to the weekly beer parties at the frat, stands in the corner and watches as he woos a different coed to walk the stairs... and hook up with him.

At one of these gatherings, Sabrina finds herself in the restricted upper level watching the shadows of Weston and his latest conquest....Excited, stimulated, scared and shocked...she is called out by a voice across the hall...Donovan.

Donovan is not light, flirty or charming like, he is dark, brooding and manipulative. He uses all of his sense of power and skill in this exchange...causing confusion and discomfort in Sabrina. He picks at her psyche, knowing of her crush on Weston... filling her head with ideas of what he likes and what he will and won't do...Sabrina, shocked by her mental and physical reaction to some of the things Weston implied, races out the door and then out of the fraternity house...

It is dark, cold and not where she wants to be but she also doesn't want to go back into the house while she waits for transportation. Sabrina's head is clouded when another of the Frat guys comes out...At first she thinks nothing of it...but later as he becomes more aggressive and pushy, her fight or flight instincts kick in... only spurring on his drunken groping and forceful grabs. Things become dire when Donovan appears and takes matters into his own hands...

The assault is stopped before the end result.... but damage has been done to Sabrina...violation to her physical and mental person has happened and nothing will ever take it away. The presence and threat of what Donovan will do to her molester makes the boy leave. Donovan is still distant and cold while asking her if she is satisfied with how he ended this situation. There is an undercurrent between these two and Sabrina is confused, hurt, traumatized and in the end... alone.

What happens next is everything...Donovan uses his power to cause a confrontation between him and starts off angry as he has once again manipulated her by giving her a low grade...She has to address this as her grades are all she has...her only way to achieve the goals she has set for herself. This confrontation percolates into something more than words and becomes everything Donovan wants and everything Sabrina is afraid to acknowledge wanting...

It is harsh, hot, overpowering, stimulating, surprising and in the end something, both Donovan and Sabrina will be marked with for the rest of their lives.

She....being drawn deeply to a type of sexual encounter classified in her mind as dirty, filthy, rough and oh so bad.... and never going after any other man who would behave that way...but in her dreams it will always be Donovan.... Yet in her actual life... it will be men who make no real impression and are classified as good.

And Donovan...he will remain the manipulator... the watcher, the one who will have women for a release if he so pleases....but never will be involved.

In part two... These three people cross paths again...each still in the same status position although Sabrina has become an accomplished professional in the marketing industry. She has had her successes at her level and made a friendship or two with co workers. She is at a seminar with her friend where Weston is the main attraction. He and Donovan opened their own Marketing company and it has become the powerhouse of the industry. With the backing of their own personal monies and other from their Harvard days, they have risen to the level of Global players.

With the urging of her friend and co worker, they are in line to give their respects to Weston after his presentation. Sabrina isn't even sure he will remember her...they did have a quick, very brief encounter where he Finally looked at her and asked her out. Life tore that chance away with her family falling apart and her having to leave Harvard immediately.

We take in this encounter of a man, charming... use to others flattery and giving back the standard responses. The co-worker opens the dialogue praising the accomplishments of Weston's Company and then sees Sabrina is not going to acknowledge her knowing Weston from school. Before Sabrina can do anything, it is out there... that Weston should remember Sabrina... going to Harvard together and all....

Weston takes another glance and then really sees Sabrina... He insists she and her friend wait... and there we are.... on our road to what is to come....

We will have the flirtation of what could have been for both... Sabrina and Weston...actions to work out that itch and then the request for Sabrina to work at Weston and Donovan's Company.

The first request is turned seems cloaked in more than just what Sabrina's Professional Marketing skills are...she seems to have worked out that need for Weston and goes on with her it is.

But with the second request coming from Weston many months seems too good to turn down. It has her in the same position but in a much larger company so it is a move up, full monetary benefits impossible to ignore and Donovan will not be in NYC because he heads up one of the overseas locations. There is also the wonder of whether Weston is still wanting something more than just what they shared over that weekend.

I really do not think I will shock you when you learn Donovan is a player in this book....The essence of Donovan the Cold, Manipulator... the Dominant Puppet Master.... the true fantasy Sabrina has been harboring all these 10 the Hub of this book. Everything seems to branch out from him... and how Sabrina responds to his actions.

That is not to entirely say Sabrina is weak...or not self assured...But this is a woman who has fought desires and needs from an imprinting of sorts from a horrible experience and turned them into something attached to Donovan and her feelings for him. She lusts after him but at the same time tries to stop herself. As confident and capable she is in her work, she is also conflicted with how she sees who she is and what she actually wants.

All three of these players are not as easy to classify...They act in ways which could cause you to dislike or even be repelled...It is kind of a roller coaster of manipulative gamesmanship, emotional turmoil from more than just Sabrina and a question of what is to come...

Laurelin Paige did not write a touchy feely love story... she has written something very complex; something which will either cause the reader to want to continue... or something which may touch off distaste in the cruelty shown...or any number of other reactions...But all of them will be based on an intriguing concept and strong writing....

It will be interesting to see where she takes this...Dirty Filthy Rich Love (Dirty Duet #2) will be released September 11th 2017.

A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.


About the Author:

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

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