Dirty Laundry

A Tucker Springs Novel
Narrated by: Iggy Toma
Series: Tucker Springs, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (245 ratings)

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The course of true love doesn't always run clean. But sometimes getting dirty is half the fun.

Entomology grad student Adam Ellery meets Denver Rogers, a muscle-bound hunk of sexy, when Denver effortlessly dispatches the drunken frat boys harassing Adam at the Tucker Springs laundromat. Thanking him turns into flirting, and then, much to Adam's delight, hot sex over the laundry table.

Though Denver's job as a bouncer at a gay bar means he gets his pick of geek-sexy college twinks, he can't get Adam out of his head. Adam seems to need the same rough play Denver does, and it's damn hard to say no to such a perfect fit.

Trouble is, Adam isn't just shy: he has obsessive compulsive disorder and clinical anxiety, conditions which have ruined past relationships. And while Denver might be able to bench-press a pile of grad students, he comes from a history of abuse and is terrified of getting his GED. Neither Denver nor Adam want to face their dirty laundry, but to stay together, they're going to have to come clean.

©2013 Heidi Cullinan (P)2016 Riptide Publishing

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Dirty talk, sweet feels & excellent narration!

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If you are a fan of D/s relationships and dirty talk look no further – Dirty Laundry has it all!

Adam Ellery suffers from O.C.D., anxiety and panic attacks. While doing his laundry one day he is accosted by drunken frat boys who nearly send him into a panic attack. He’s saved by Denver Rogers, a huge mountain of rugged testosterone with a heart of gold.

Denver treats Adam like he’s normal, which is a huge departure from the passive/aggressive kid-glove obsessive way his ex-boyfriend, Brad, treated him. Adam feels safe with Denver, safe enough to indulge in some of the kinkier side of sex he’s always wanted to try. Denver, who had his own ex from hell, knows that while Adam might have some issues, nothing is insurmountable and the heat between the two is worth doing anything to keep going.

I absolutely love the way Denver treats Adam. I love that Denver is controlled without being controlling. That he shores up Adam and treats him wonderfully. I have no idea if the disabilities and mental issues were portrayed properly, but they seemed, to me, like they were handled well and I loved being with Adam and Denver on their journey together.

The sex and dirty talk were…delicious!

I love Adam’s friend Luisa. What a fantastic, mother-gentle character.

I love the narration – Iggy Toma, once again, brings it. It’s entertaining, engrossing, and fun. The character voices, the pacing, it all hits the mark.

But…there were two things that marred my enjoyment of the story. The first was that after they stopped using condoms, it was like the on page sex dried up. It had been so hot before that. Seriously…HOT. Then, chuck the condoms and…it petered out. Which made me sad. The second thing is I was really looking forward to seeing Brad’s comeuppance…and I didn’t get the satisfaction I was looking for, which also made me sad.

But the story is strong, Adam and Denver are terrific together, and the narration is a hit! Iggy brought the heat and the feels and made this a true listening pleasure from start to finish!

Recommended.

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Two great men taking care of each other!

I love H.C.'s beautiful love stories. They never disappoint!!! I can't imagine a life or a partner with OCD. It would truly be hard to navigate. But the patience Denver shows Adam is so full of love and acceptance I couldn't stop listening. Iggy Toma is the master voice creator. He makes stories come to life! Thank you!

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DOM/sub BDSM as therapy for OCD anxiety attack?

Where does Dirty Laundry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Disappointing as the publishers were vague about the content. It smacks of misperception if not downright misrepresentation and deceit as to the content.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both Adam and Denver was written with charm.

What about Iggy Toma’s performance did you like?

Mr. Toma did an excellent job as he has done with the other performances of his I have enjoyed.

If you could rename Dirty Laundry, what would you call it?

How BDSM can improve and help OCD anxiety. Either that or make the publisher description more honest about the content.

Any additional comments?

Based on the publishers blurb I had no idea that that this book had major Dom/sub and BDSM characteristics. The description only referenced some “ruff play”. So I was surprised when I found it was an integral part of the story. Well I bought it thinking it was one thing and it turned out to be another. My primary reason for this review is to prevent others from being so surprised.

Heidi Cullinan has created a story in which a body builder, Denver, with a learning disorder and experience in the BDSM scene uses role play as a Dom to bring tranquility to the anxiety and chaos that results from Adam’s neatly ordered social and physical environment becomes disordered and out of control. This is an interesting hypothesis for a fictional story but it is hardly anything like acceptable therapy. At its heart it is a story how trust and submission can be a powerful tool to reluctance and crippling anxiety. As entertainment for the kink community, or kink curious, this book is well done. It almost makes it seems a reasonable approach. However, any Dom or sub with such impairment as OCD and crippling anxiety would be ill advised to try treating the condition as this book depicts. It is important to recognize that fantasy and fiction is not an acceptable approach to replace main stream medical, pharmacological, and psychological therapy.

The particular set of insecurities, anxieties, and triggers the character Adam has is unlikely to exist in the real world. For someone to think all OCD’s with anxiety people are like this character and would respond as this character did would be foolish.

Ultimately, for me, despite how well this book was written and performed it fails because of the potential for misuse by people to deep into their own thing not to try to use what they read here and cause real damage to real people in the real world.

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  • 04-05-16

Tuckers Springs novel Surprise!

I was Surprised how much I liked this "Tucker Springs" book as I was very neutral about "Second Hand" which was the first one to show up on audible. I'm not a big fan of the cover, but the story was great!

I love it when the characters hook up but evolve into something more. I think the handling of their individual life issues was well done. I also like that their romance wasn't about "completing" each other but having a safe place to Be who you Really Are and evolve yourself from there. I liked the secondary characters too. I hope Heidi will give Louisa her own book.

I was also Surprised with the voice that the frequently Excellent Iggy Toma dragged out for Denver. By the last third of the book he has a better handle on it, but for most of the book its just bad. The other voices are more to his usual standards.

Even w/ its shortcomings, I think this one is worth the credit!

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Always hard when transitioning a favorite read ...

Dirty Laundry had been a favorite of mine for several years. It is not only steamy straight from the gate, but I am partial to a story about inner turmoil, conflict and self-acceptance.

I did, however, struggle with the character's voices. It is hardest when you have an idea of what a character sounds like from past reading. There is always a jolt when you hear an external interpretation. It took me several chapters to adjust to the character voices, but the second listen was a lot easier to sink into.

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Book smarts meets intuitive thinker

Deftly handled. Denver is a big, scary dominant bouncer who is actually kind. Adam is a grad student who has debilitating mental illnesses he has worked hard to overcome. Luckily for them (and for readers), they find each other and have hot sex. Then they figure out how to be boyfriends and their best selves. They support each other with good allies to survive bad stressors. BDSM is used & enjoyed as a way to navigate some of their issues in a way that seemed healthy to me.

It’s sweet & fun despite much mental angst. Good for when you need a book focusing more on building physical & mental strength & relationships rather than focusing on trauma. There is trauma but it’s not _about_ the trauma, so it’s less upsetting to read than books that dwell on trauma.

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Obey me boy or I'll spank you

Why did I wait too long to listen this audio? ❤️ This was on my TBL shelf for more than two years before I finally got to listen to it and my only regret is that I didn’t listen this sooner after hearing all these praises from my other book buddies. 😭 My God, this is a masterpiece! 😱 I loved, looooved, loooooooved it! 🥰


This started out rather kinky, dirty and erotic and don’t get me wrong, the whole book is extremely erotic and sexy. 😁🔥 But what amazes me is all the feels, emotions and thoughts Heidi Cullinan has packed into this book. It was just beautiful. 💜


Adam is a grad student who’s studying entomology. When he met Denver at the local laundromat after the muscled cowboy rescued him from being bullied by the frat boys, these two ended up booking up right there at the laundromat. 😎 Yes, public sex and clothes porn! 🔥 Praise the smut god! Lol 😂👏 Since neither one them wanted this to be just a one-off, they decided to continue to see each other. But the thing is Adam has problems, mental problems, a severe anxiety and very serious OCD and it makes him very difficult and awkward to be with other people. 😪 Denver seems to be a perfectly ok guy on the surface but he has his own inner demons too. What we witnessed throughout the book is how these two overcome their struggles to become a real couple who would always be there for each other laced with very appreciated and very kinky and titillating smut. 😁🔥 My, these two are quite creative with sex despite their social awkwardness. 😉 And Iggy Toma perfectly captured the essence of this story with his very soothing, lovely and pleasant narration. His Denver voice was seriously smoking hot! 🔥 DAMN! 🔥 I’m in love with his narration. 😍 And I consumed this audio in just two days like a gluttonous listener I was. 😁 And it was glorious! 💙 I loved the whole book and I loved the ending even better. I also love how Heidi Cullinan portrayed and handled mental illness in this story because it was accurate, empathetic and beautifully written. Loved, looooved, loooved this! 😍 Wish I could get a Denver of my own as a boyfriend. 😌



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HOT

Would you listen to Dirty Laundry again? Why?

Yes, I've listened to it several times and I keep coming back. It's one of my favorite stories overall, and it's fun and dirty as hell.

Which scene was your favorite?

The sex scene in the truck. Hot and sweet and nasty!

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A Quick Meet Up Leads to the Unexpected Chance Rom

Would you listen to Dirty Laundry again? Why?

Yes! It was a hot and kinky story for sure, but it was also so much more. These guys found healing and found each other. A lot going on beneath the surface. Love having substance with my heat.
The narrator told the story well. I enjoyed his take on all the voices and accents. Adam's inner monologues when working through his fears was well done. Denver sounded too old, but I loved the cowboy accent.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Denver. Denver was the ultimate surprise twist. He comes across as a certain way for much of the story, but there are moments when the reader gets the sense that something's going on there beneath the surface. And there was. So much depth by the done the author gets done revealing all.

Which scene was your favorite?

It was the last one. I grinned from ear to ear. After all that went on before, that was a perfect final scene.

If you could rename Dirty Laundry, what would you call it?

Oh good grief, I have no idea. Because that title? Perfect. The meet-up in the laundromat and the dirty talking and action that ensues make that a title that cannot be improved upon.

Any additional comments?

The book is third in the Tucker Springs series, but I had no trouble reading it out of order or as a standalone.

I rec'd the book from Riptide Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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Unexpectedly nice. Difficult topic handled well.

Any additional comments?

They each had their own major problems but when the two of them were together, they were exactly what each needed. The relationship building in this book was spectacular. I really felt the need these two had for each other and also the love they shared.
The only problem I had in this book is Denver voice!

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