Dirty Exes by Rachel Van Dyken | Book Review
Release date: June 5, 2018
How I got the copy: Thomas Allen & Son
Dirty Exes is my first Rachel Van Dyken book and I absolutely loved it! It had also been a while since I read a romance book and this was perfect to pick up for my romance fix. I was intrigued the moment I picked it up and I didn’t want to put it down. I really enjoyed reading about adults and their careers, it was refreshing to read a romance.
We follow three characters, Blaire, Jessie, and Colin. Blaire is a successful entrepreneur, half of Dirty Exes a PI firm committed to humiliating cheating assholes, Jessie an ex-NFL star who Blaire dated briefly (but fell fast for) and was left brokenhearted, and Colin who’s Jessie’s gorgeous best friend.
I always enjoying reading from multiple perspectives and I completely loved this caught between two men romance (aka love triangle) and reading from all of their perspectives. We meet Blaire, as someone who’s been cheating on, with a black and white view on how she runs her business and her opinions on the cheaters but throughout the book with the complications of knowing one of her clients cheaters is Jessie she notices when it’s personal it’s not so black and white.
Dirty Exes is an easy, light-hearted, humourous read with its romance and sexual tension done so well! I’m a sucker for romantic anything and I loved the way this love triangle was written. I thought the book had its mild sexy moments, cute and flirty banter, but it also wasn’t the only thing that was happening in the book.
There’s definitely a girl boss element to Dirty Exes, throughout the entire book Blaire and Isla are getting work done. We read about how they met, why they start their business, to the extent that they’ll go to for their business and to make their clients happy.
A few things to consider, all our main characters are white and some of them are rich. There’s nothing I can say to defend the lack of diversity but the bight side to the rich part is that the rich characters aren’t previous trust fund kids running daddy’s business. All these character are really hardworking, regardless of their wealth.
I really enjoyed this book! I definitely have Rachel Van Dyken on my list of romance authors. She had a long list of published books and I can’t wait to read more of them.
*A copy of this book was provided by Thomas Allen & Son in exchange for an honest review*