Nov 05

Dirty Slide by Lauren Blakely & KD Casey Review


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A grumpy/sunshine, rivals-to-lovers, sexy standalone novella from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely and newcomer KD Casey!

Don’t play dirty.

That’s the code I live by on and off the field.

The other?

Don’t get distracted.

Not by the media, not by hookups, and definitely not by our rival team’s ridiculously charming star player, who loves to whisper dirty nothings to me every time we play ball.

And sure, his offers are tempting, but he’s the love ‘em and leave ‘em type, and I want the real thing.

So I resist.

But the night he steals second on me in the biggest game of the year, the guy’s a whole lot harder to ignore. Especially after a filthy postgame kiss leaves me wanting all the things I can’t have.

What’s the risk in playing dirty just one time?

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Holy blistering hot stuff! This collaboration between Lauren Blakely and KD Casey was FIRE! If you follow my reviews you already know I’m a huge Lauren Blakely fan, but this was my first time reading KD Casey. These authors were very in-sync, their writing styles meshed beautifully, and as a long-time Blakely reader, I can honestly say that the transitioning between them was seamless.

Dirty Slide, a rivals-to-lovers M/M sports romance, was a super steamy novella featuring two New York based ballplayers from rival teams. Chris was moody, intense and a bit on the grumpy side while Josh was a cocky, laidback and likeable guy. They’ve been dancing around each other for a bit, but Josh was looking for a committed relationship, and Chris’s reputation as a player refers to more than just his performance on the field. The back-and-forth banter between these two was witty and snappy, the chemistry between them was electric and sizzling hot, but it was the connection that they shared that really grabbed my attention.

I loved Chris and Josh together. They were charming, endearing, and I couldn’t help but root for them. Dirty Slide was fun, flirty and full of fire and feels, and I loved every single word!  Five smooches from me for Dirty Slide by Lauren Blakely and KD Casey!

~Danielle Palumbo




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