Review: Dirty Filthy Rich Men (Dirty Duet #1) by Laurelin Paige

Title: Dirty Filthy Rich Men
Author:  Laurelin Paige
Publisher/Year:  Paige Press 3/27/17
Length:  262 Pages
Series:  Dirty Duet #1

Overview

When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn’t know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.

I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn’t stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted—I knew who I wanted—until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.

And then what it was like to lose it.

Ten years later, I’ve found my way back. Back to their world. Back to him.

This time, I’m ready. I’ve been down this road before, and I know all the dirty, filthy ways Donovan will try and wreck me.

But it’s hard to resist. Especially when I know how much I’ll like it.

My Thoughts

I didn’t realize how much I needed a book that could suck me in so quickly that I would stay up until 1am to finish it- but that’s what we got here. We’re back in the New York world that our amazing author Ms Paige has created – but with new characters. We don’t start in the city but we end up there.

Sabrina is a girl who’s tried her whole life to be enough. Her mother passed away when she was young and she’s had to be a perfect daughter and big sister for those remaining years at home. She manages to somehow graduate early from high school and get a full scholarship to Harvard – where her life forever changes. She meets the elite of the elite there during her first few weeks but realizes quickly that she’s out of her league. She watches – observes and tries to figure out how she can fit in, but instead, she’s caught spying by a TA who’s part of that world, realizes the spark between them but walks away. Too bad she did because that night changed her life – she walked away, almost gets raped by one of the guys in that crew, gets saved by the TA but her world is uprooted.

We watch how something in Bri is woken up, how she can’t focus on either this TA or the guy that she was originally attracted to – Weston. Turns out they are brothers of a sort, and there’s a rivalry that she’ll never understand. Just when she thinks that she has a chance with Weston, Donovan, the TA causes waves, which brings out the true attraction that Bri has for him, and then tragedy hits. Bri’s father passes away, forcing Sabrina to move home, lose her scholarship, take care of her sister and live the life that she wasn’t ever meant to have.

We jump 10 years into the future now where Bri’s life is ok. she’s working for an advertising agency in LA and she’s relatively happy. Her best friend sees that Weston is speaking at a conference in New York and they both go, in the hopes that maybe they’ll learn something but maybe a reintroduction to Weston, the one that got away – some life could be brought back to Bri’s world. Things don’t go as planned – he doesn’t remember her until he does – they spend a steamy weekend together and then they go their separate ways.

Fast forward again a few months and Sabrina is now in New York after being offered a job at Weston’s company. Weston and Donovan’s company. This is where things get hot, steamy, angsty, intense etc etc etc. I don’t have enough words to describe what happens now, but it’s sooooo hot.

There’s a push and pull with this threesome. Weston wants to have something with Sabrina, and she’s inclined to agree. Turns out Weston is engaged though – fake as it may be. Donovan still has this power over Sabrina that no one can explain and he always fights is as does she. We watch the dance between them for several chapters – trying to understand what’s going to happen between them. What ensues is a dark and hot tryst that still leaves us with more questions than answers. You have no choice as a reader but to keep reading because their story is that intense.

We’re left when Donovan does what he always does – he runs away, leaving a broken mess behind. Sabrina doesn’t ever take that as answers – so she snoops and learns so much more than she bargained for, and well, we’re wondering what that means for anyone’s future. Question now becomes, will they ever make it as a couple or is Weston better suited? What will happen to Sabrina’s sanity and safety and is Donovan gone for good? I’m off to get book 2 – enjoy!