Monday, January 23, 2017

Dirty Deeds (Likely Story #1) by A.J. Nuest


Goodreads Review
 
 
An Eye for an Eye
As owner of Dirty Deeds, a tech-savvy company specializing in the age-old art of revenge, Eden Smith knows first-hand that secrecy is critical. But when a dead body washes up on the shores of Lake Michigan clutching her business card, Eden’s well-constructed world begins to fall apart. Apparently, she’s not the only one with a passion for payback, and staying alive to outsmart a killer has become her most important job of all.

A Game for a Game
Hardened homicide detective Kelly Riordan is convinced Eden Smith is hiding more than she’s willing to admit. Years on the force have taught him that nothing is what it seems, and that couldn’t be truer than when it comes to investigating the alluring owner of a revenge-for-hire business. But revealing her past could put everything Eden has worked for in jeopardy. And trusting a man like Riordan goes against the very instincts that have kept her alive this long.
  
 
 
 
First impressions:
Dirty Deeds is unique, original and different to what I usually encounter in romantic suspense.  
An absence of sound filled his ears. A vacuum of silence as if the entire city collectively held its breath.  
With an unusual start to the book is you don't really know what's going on. Now I like to know what is going on so at the beginning it was tough going for me but the more I read the more the story unfolded and the more you got sucked into Eden and Kelly's story.  
Kelly Riordan is a hard ass Chicago homicide detective. He has a soft and gooey centre and a body you want to lick from head to toe. He is the somewhat tarnished knight in shining armour.  
His next case is going to give him a rollercoaster of a ride. All romantic suspense books need a dead body to get things going Kelly is called to a Lake Michigan for that exact reason. A white business card is a lead but isn't getting him any closer to solving the case. He tries to put pressure on a witness to finding the body but doesn’t get anywhere with it.  
Who is Eden Smith? Eden isn't too sure about who she is. For 11 years she has been running Dirty Deeds with Tanner and Mocha. I would love to see more of Mocha. For Dirty Deeds to get involved to help you with some revenge you need a password INR will get you the help you need.  
Eden has been informed that the Detective is looking for her. She decides on a meet and greet. Her past comes back to haunt her. Her mentor dead she has only one person she can turn to Detective Kelly Riordan.  
Eden is devious, bloodthirsty and I love her sense of justice and intelligence. She tries to come off as a complete hard asss but it just doesn’t work. She can read people like no other and her disguises? She reminded me a bit of Sydney Bristow from Alias. 
At the question of who could be out to get her? Well that gives Kelly 800 suspects to look into. 
Eden and Kelly butt heads to begin with but that soon changes. The lines begin to blur for Kelly and for Eden. No one has really ever been there for her until Kelly and that is what gets to her the most. He sees her.  
I enjoyed the author's writing style and she delivered a suspenseful read there were times throughout the book where it dragged. But I am a picky lass. You should go into this book blind to enjoy everything that it has to offer.