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Célian Laurent. Manhattan royalty. Notorious playboy. Heir to a media empire...and my new boss.  

I could have impressed him, if not for last month's unforgettable one-night stand. 

I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory - namely, his wallet. 

Now he's staring me down like I'm the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I'm supposed to take it. 

But the thing about being Judith "Jude" Humphry is I have nothing to lose. 

Brooklyn girl. 

Infamously quirky.

 Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch. 

When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals. 

He knows it. 

So do I.  

Every day in the newsroom is a battle. 

Every night in his bed, war. 

But it's my heart at stake, and I fear I'll be raising the white flag.

©2018 L.J. Shen (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Dirty!

I really enjoyed this book! The characters are real, unique and multidimensional. The rom-com laughs are there, but there is much much more to this book than that.

Fabulous narration! Both narrators did an incredible job!

Dirty hot, a real pressure cooker from all that steam.

I can honestly, sincerely and enthusiastically say that this book was WORTH IT!

21 of 23 people found this review helpful

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ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.. AN OUTSTANDING FUN ROMANCE

There are many books out there with this type of plot.. a rich damaged handsome a’hole of a hero - a feisty burnt before heroine - a no strings one night stand - circumstances throw them together and voila!.. angst, drama, fun, steam and love follows. BUT.. and it’s a BIG but here.. they weren’t written by this oh so talented bestselling author whose creative gifts are boundlesss because she’s filled this storyline with so many enjoyable and entertaining feels. Such as.. the anticipation and build-up to the romance was priceless, the palpable chemistry was enticing and exciting and the quick-witted snappy fun dialogue was outstanding. Her creation of the flawed, layered, loveable characters you’d welcome as friends was a gift.. as were their delicious sexcapades which were thankfully well balanced within the story. The dual POV scenes were well described as two very different people.. who were absolutely not looking for love, finally realize that, despite all their walls and defences, love overcomes all.

Worth a credit? Yes it definitely would’ve been.. but, as it’s been included in the wonderful Romance Package deal, I snapped this baby up, sat back and loved every.. single.. second. The narration was great too.

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Terrible female Narration -

the female narrator is one of the worst. as usual L.J. Shen writes a fantastic book

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just ..ok

The story was pretty good but it didnt do much for me..the characters were interesting but I dont care for the Grace Grants narration. i think that it took away from the book. the whole story just seemed a little mediocre for me.

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Abrasive

If you are into stories where the guy is an abrasive demeaning jerk for most of the story, this is for you. Well, he did have that hidden soft part inside that’s slowly revealed. But the sexy parts weren’t so sexy with the abrasive way he treated the girl in my opinion. Of course everything works out in the end which is why I love romance novels.

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Hot. Funny. Full of drama!

LJ Ren has done it! She found the perfect balance of dirty/edgy, comedy, love and full-on drama. I was so invested that I couldn’t stop listening. And when I was forced to (at a dinner party with friends) I just kept thinking of getting back to it. The male lead is a perfect hilarious jerk, but just as we crave, he’s met his match.

Outside of the banter between the two main characters, both backstories are well developed but not overly sappy. I’ve read too many romances where a character seems like two completely different people by the end of the book and I have to check to see if it’s the same book (No, I’ve literally had to check before). But this author stays true to who the characters are and the traits you fell in love with in the beginning. This is my first full review and first excitement over a romance without a fantasy element. Highly recommend.

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This was Awesome!

LJ Shen sure knows how to turn a bad boy good. I was excited to get this book and it did not disappoint. It had me from the start. The Chemistry Between the characters the push pull and ultimately the surrender.

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Simply the BEST Sexy Fun Listen EVER!

Dirty Headlines is by FAR THE best AUDIObook listen of the year. Jacob Morgan nails this performance bringing his smoky-sultry-factual-yummy goodness right to your ears. L.J. Shen has written her best book yet! I know everyone has been talking about how good it is, but it’s NOT JUST hype! This is a REALLY good book! I was so entertained, even the epilogue was worth my full attention span. I am so grateful she has mastered how to balance the plot so we don’t have that typical 3/4 way in turn of events so many books have. I love the little twists and turns and not so obvious ways we float down her river of a story. Her characters are super deep and have so many layers, I want to live in her head (not in a creepy way) just to see how she comes up with so much of this stuff...and keeps it fun and light! Why don’t I see this on every book shelf in all of the Major retail stores? Housewives,
women and girls everywhere would be so much happier throughout the day with a little Celine, Jude and a couple pairs of chucks. Thank you for your awesome contribution to our world L.J. Shen. We need more of THIS type of Dirty Headlines instead of what we see in the news.

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Holy roller coaster ride!!!

This book took my heart is so many different directions! First I was made, then my heart wanted to high five the Jude, then it wanted to smack Celian, then it wanted to hug them both, then it wanted to smack both of them, and the cycle continued. It was the best roller coaster ride I could ask for! I loved absolutely everything about this book!

The narration was beyond perfection! Jacob Morgan and Grace Grant went above and beyond with this audio!

🎧AudiobookObsession

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There Should Be a Law Against Being This Stupid

There should be a law against authors writing the exact same plot over and over; rich sadistic asshole male enjoys brutalizing passive, brainless bimbos. Violence against women is acceptable, being cruel and heartless toward employees is acceptable; hurting anyone weaker or poor is acceptable. And being rich is more important than human life.

I did not find any moments of humor, affection, kindness or an interesting storyline. I understood why Jude resorted to stealing from a stranger to help her sick father, but was disappointed that an educated, intelligent woman could not figure out a better life plan than committing felonies and screwing her jerk of a boss.

Of course, the jerk of a boss had no morals, compassion, integrity or redeeming qualities. He was obsessed with money and power, believing that hitting women made him macho. If the author was honest about sexual abuse, this book would have ended with Jude beaten to dead and the asshole paying some thug to make her body disappear.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-11-18

Love both narators great story.

I was expecting a same old story but was pleasantly surprised . Unique storyline with twists you would not have expected, both main characters are broken but relatable. Would highly recommend this book also if there was a sequel I would love to hear how other characters stories pan out.

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  • Pollypc
  • 11-01-18

Wow!

Another fabulous addition to thr catalogue of L. J. Shen. A must read for sure!

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  • JG ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends
  • 10-26-18

A good story spoilt by certain proclivities!!!

I don't really know why I still read so-called romance stories about alpha businessmen/CEOs and the like, especially given how authors force dominance into their personalities like it's the only thing they have to offer.

This story had the potential to be really enjoyable but without the overtly sexual references and repulsive phases used by the H throughout the story. Without this Célian would have been a much more rewarding character.

I did enjoy Judith "Jude" Humphry's character and the way it blended with Célian's brusk demeanour but then he'd open his mouth and would start talking about wanting to do certain things to her and all of a sudden I wanted to throw my kindle at the wall.

This book really needs to come with a warning about the unsavoury language used throughout, I'm not a prude but it just spoiled the story for me and was completely unnecessary given how it was repeatedly used as if readers didn't have a memory of what Célian clearly enjoys in the bedroom. For me, this story was heading more into the realms of fetish play even more so than erotica and yet it was marketed as neither (Humour/Romance on Amazon).

I have to say that it is a well-written book, as expected from the author, but at odds with her other writing and just too OTT on the Hh's sexual exploits and at the detriment of the storyline.

I finished the book, barely, and only to see how the story was wrapped up which satisfied some of my curiosity but not enough to remove certain images from my mind!

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  • 10-24-18

Excellent

A really good book , really funny in places and the narrators were perfect as well .

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  • 10-25-18

Couldn't Stop

I actually listened to this in one day... just sooo entertaining from beginning to end. Male narrator really did it for me.