One shot at a second chance.
I fell madly in love at first sight with Jane Lewis.
The girl with bright green eyes, a pretty smile, and great ass owned my heart. I thought she was happy with the status quo, but ten years later, I foolishly let her go. Despite dating other women, no one compares to my first love. We are meant to be together, and I’m going to try my damnedest to convince her of that.
Luke Anders tricked me. The deal was sealed before I knew he was behind it.
We agreed to be just friends. Simple. Easy. But it’s not just the weather that’s hot in Texas. I was a fool to think I could resist him. He knows how to work his charms and those kissable lips, that great jaw, and biceps. We are here to work, but he has become downright distracting.
I’m strong. I can handle one month of his flirtatious sexual torture. But if I happen to fall in bed with that sexy bastard for a night, or three, does that make me weak? Asking for a friend, of course.
I guess I’m about to find out when love gets messy, it’s not just the talk that’s dirty.
Luke Anders is finally here! FINALLY!!! So I’ve known about this book for awhile, and I got to meet S.L. Scott back at Love-N-Vegas back in August and she is just a sweetheart.
So now that Luke is here…I am so freaking pumped to review this book.
Based on the synopsis, you know this is a second chance love story. But Jane and Luke are so different than what one would expect. I have to start this out by saying that I normally don’t really care for second chance love stories. I don’t hate them or anything but I usually want the characters to have closure and sometimes, I feel like second chance love is done almost too easily. I think if you go to the extent of breaking up with someone and then try to get them back, years later, you’ve got some baggage accumulated.
I feel like S.L. Scott really nailed this aspect of the book. Luke and Jane both have things that they need to say, but are leaving unsaid for the sake of the other one. But they both still care deeply for each other. Another aspect that I respected that the author included is that they both have to forgive each other for their time apart.
At some point, Jane and Luke have to confront what went wrong and what part they each played, not just what the other person did. The reason this was valuable to me is that, to me, true love isn’t just about the other person. It’s about loving yourself, but also seeing yourself and being aware enough to realize how your actions affect the person you love.
Obviously, the book is titled “Dirty Talk”, but I actually think its done in sort of a tongue in cheek way. I thought it was sweet how Luke and Jane could talk dirty to each other, but again, this is a part where I felt the author made it dirty enough to be authentic to them. To expect Luke or Jane or bust out tons of dirty talk at the drop of a hat to each other wouldn’t have made sense for their characters. I also enjoyed that this couple will indulge in new things but its always done in a caring way.
Its not like we see “public” Luke and then “dirty” Luke, and the same for Jane. Yes, the characters may explore with each other or push some boundaries but S.L. Scott always made it make sense for them. It was absolutely believable and made sense.
I would completely recommend this book. I loved reading it, and obviously, as a blogger, I read a lot. But of everything I’ve read, this is one of my favorites just because the characters maintain who they are throughout. We see flashbacks in the book and I enjoyed seeing the adult Luke and Jane remembering the kids they were. Even though they’re in Hollywood now, they still are the same people. Seeing their love story come full circle actually brought me a lot of happiness. I left this book feeling satisfied and though it may sound off, fulfilled.