Romance Books

Book Review – Dirty by Kylie Scott

Goodreads Summary

The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. dirtyDiscovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she’d marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong-maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?


3 1/2 out of 5 stars


I initially wrote this review while trying to watch Game of Thrones.  Big mistake:)  I’ve made some updates.

I loved the Stage Dive books (especially Mal’s book), so I was really excited to start a new series by Kylie Scott.

Dirty is the story of Lydia Green, who discovers on her wedding day that her husband-to-be is cheating on her.  She makes a run for it,  and breaks in a to a cute little bungalow and hides in the shower.  She doesn’t expect to come face to face with the homes owner, Vaughan Hewson.  Vaughan is none to happy to find a bride in his shower – mostly because he’s not happy to be back in his hometown.

It turns out that Lydia was going to marry into a very well to do family, and they didn’t take too kindly to her humiliating their son.  Regardless of the fact that he was cheating on his fiancé.  The finance’s family was filled with absolutely horrible people – his mother in particular.  This book was set in Idaho, not California, so I had a bit of a hard time buying into this whole “rich bitch with a killer attitude” thing.

While I liked Vaughan and Lydia, the pace that their relationship developed was kind of ridiculous.  I liked the other characters in the book, Nell (Vaughan’s sister), Joe, Eric.  There was a lot of drama within Vaughan’s family, particularly with his sister Nell.  It didn’t make me dislike them, but it was a little over the top.  The overall pace at which the story moved was a little over the top.  Start to finish, it was about 3 weeks.

Vaughan was a cool dude, but had some serious issues.  It seemed like he never grieved his parents death, instead, he chose to run away and not look back for ten years, leaving a wake of broken hearted friends.  Lydia knew him less than a month and hit the nail on the head with that – which made me like her even more.  The ending of the book was a little convoluted as well.

This book was a fast read, and it was good overall, so I will keep reading the series.

Happy reading.


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