Grace Love is lousy with men. She can spot a match for someone else a mile away, and her balls-on instincts are why her matchmaking business is thriving, but finding her own Prince Charming? The only guy who makes her sixth sense tingle is her playboy best friend, Trick, and no way is she risking their friendship, no matter how hot she knows the sex will be.
SWAT officer Trick Matthews is a patient guy, but Grace’s inability to see what’s right in front of her is grinding on his last nerve. Yeah, he blew his shot at breaking out of the friend zone when he tamped down the urge to lick her from head to toe the day they met, but he’s got a plan that’ll change her mind. Incognito at Salem's hottest Halloween party, he’ll show her exactly how good they could be…and that he’s the man for her.
Dirty Trick by Christine Bell was such a fun and fast-paced read. It was told from the main characters, Patrick (Trick) and Gracie's point of views. Gracie and Trick are friends and next-door neighbors. Gracie has been attracted to Trick since she first met him, but quickly put him in the "friend zone," when she realized that he was a player, who didn't do serious relationships. Gracie owns a matchmaking business called, "Love Will Find A Way," with her beautiful and wealthy best friend, Serena. Gracie is known for having the ability to find perfect matches for others, but when it comes to herself, she's not so lucky.
Trick is a gorgeous Swat Officer. All the ladies flock to him, but he only has eyes for Gracie. He stopped his womanizing ways over a year ago, and has tried to win Gracie over. However, no matter what he has done, he can't seem to get out of the "friend zone." So, when Trick learns that Gracie is going to a large Halloween Bash, he decides to disguise himself with an intricate mask, as the "Cat Man." He puts contacts in his eyes, uses different soap so Gracie won't recognize his scent, and disguises his voice. His ultimate plan is to seduce Gracie, and then reveal his real identity, so that she will see how great the two of them could be together. However, not everything goes as planned, and it makes for an interesting conundrum.
I really enjoyed Dirty Trick! This book flew by. It was a fun and refreshing book that was a great escape from the angst-filled books I've been reading lately. Ms. Bell brought the steam in this story! The sex scenes were hot!!! Trick made me swoon over and over again. Who doesn't love a bad boy that decides to become a one woman man when he falls in love? Trick stole the show for me, and let me tell you ladies, he will get your blood pumping, and your palms sweating!
I give Dirty Trick by Christine Bell 3.5 Fun, Flirty, Fantasy-Filled Stars! This story was one hot and steamy fast-paced read. The swoon factor that the Brazen name is known for was off the charts! Read Dirty Trick if your looking for a fun, easy, light, and sexy read!
My Favorite Quote:
"I want someone who makes me laugh all the time. I want someone who looks even more beautiful to me when they wake up in the morning than they do in the fanciest dress. The screen filled with Trick's face--the face that made her heart ache so badly she wished she could look away. Not likely. I want a woman who can have as much fun throwing darts and playing beer pong as she does going to the spa or going shopping. The camera pulled in closer, and she couldn't blame it one bit. His eyes were so gorgeous, so sincere and full of need. She was trapped by them and his words. I want a girl who can pick out a match from a mile away. A girl with a big, dumb dog, and an even bigger heart." (eARC, pg. 222-223)