I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
This book might have been my first introduction into erotic romance. I've never paid much attention to genres. But if you pick up a Megan Hart book expecting some light romance and slightly heavier sex, you will be very surprised. Yes there is lots of sex. And lots of romance. But the romance is so convoluted and dysfunctional because the main character is convoluted and dysfunctional, at worst, or terribly wounded at best.
Elle stayed with me a long time. She appeared so strong but was in fact so vulnerable. She needed a person as easy going and accepting as Dan. Anyone with their own serious problems would be overwhelmed by hers.
The author does a good job of giving her characters interesting or irritating idiosyncrasies and uses them as a tool to further define the character. Knowing that Elle does not like to be kissed on the mouth tells us a great deal about Elle, without having to give a long winded explanation.
I've enjoyed reading other books by the author that include at least a passing reference to Elle and Dan. I cared and worried about them so it is nice to hear about them periodically.
I have not loved or even liked every Megan Hart book I have ever read. But I care a great deal about this one. I recommend it highly.
I have not. I thought she did an OK job. Her voice is a little too matter of fact all of the time though. A bit forceful. I understand that the character was rough around the edges, but I don't know that the voice had to be so dominate all the time.
I don't know it just felt a little cold to me. I'm not sure if it was the story or the performance. It just never really felt HOT or intense and the sex sceens were really quick. It was just OK
This book seems to have some good love scenes, but it couldn't make it past the third chapter! The narrator reads so mechanically, without any emotion or tenderness or softness that it completely ruined the book for me. So disappointing!!!
I expected more from Megan Hart... this was just a dirty romance.. I mean, sex in a bathroom? gross... I stopped listening after the... whatever chapter.. I forgot, I lost interest..
At first I was a little surprised in the beginng the scenes so inventive, but all was making sense by the end. No regrets!
After reading several reviews on several different authors, I chose Dirty to be my first "erotic" audio book. I wasn't surprised or shocked by the graphic sex but I was thoroughly surprised on how beautifully written the story turned out to be. The characters are flawed, realistic and completely kept my interest from start to finish. After a while, the extremely steamy sex scenes became secondary, taking a back seat to wanting to understand the main characters reasons behind her intimacy issues. I will definitely be purchasing more material from this author. I highly recommend this book!
this book was great, just enough sex and she really experienced, which i enjoyed but she kept it tasteful for the most part.
Wow! This story had so much potential. Having read Megan Hart before, I know my problem isn't her prose, its the damn narrator! I keep expecting her to break into some news anchor talking-head monologue! Is it me, or does 'erotica' denote some level of sultry, softened edges with the narration? I heard every word, articulated to a pitch-perfect point... I guess that's good, but you shouldn't hire a narrator just because she can describe a sex scene with perfect articulation...yikes!
Gave this 4 stars when it could quite easily have 5! Who would have thought that an erotic novel would broach such hard topics as rape and incest. Very well written, strong storylines and a cracken good listen!!!
I just wish she had more books on audio!!!