Sara's Review: My Dirty Detour: An Alpha Male Mafia Comedy Romance by Grace Risata
Author Request/Kindle Unlimited
Publisher: Grace Risata
Released: January 19, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Length: 521 pages
Format: ebook , paperback
A dominant leader flees the mafia, looking for a fresh start in a small town. He put all his effort into starting a business and resigned himself to a life without love. A neurotic germaphobe lives vicariously through the books she reads, preferring to play it safe in real life and hide behind her sarcastic remarks.
“I am NOT that neurotic! I just have germ issues and I tend to over-analyze things. Sure, I second guess myself all the time and have a tendency to freak out over the small stuff. I’ll admit that I do ask a lot of “what if…?” questions. Fine. I’m neurotic.”
One fateful day, the simple act of taking a wrong turn leads Violet right into Rocky’s life and completely turns it upside down. Accustomed to his orders being obeyed immediately and without question, Rocky doesn’t appreciate Violet challenging his authority at every opportunity.
“I don’t like being told what to do. Especially when some arrogant tough guy thinks he can boss me around. I might have argued with him just to keep him close. He smelled like heaven. Although with a body like his, I knew he was no angel.
Violet charmed her way into his heart with her quick wit and stubbornness, causing Rocky to fail at his many attempts to resist her.
“He’d never met anyone like me before. I trash talk, curse like a sailor, and pretty much say whatever’s on my mind. Life is too short to pretend to be something that you’re not.”
Rocky tries to keep his violent past hidden from Violet, but it suddenly catches up to him and he can no longer deny who he really is. Will Rocky turn his back on the life he built or stay and fight for what’s his? When Violet is faced with situations that rival anything she’s merely read about, will she be able to face her fears and work together with Rocky or will the truth tear them apart?
“It’s one hell of a wild ride! Take a look inside the first few pages and I’ll tell you all about it.” Follow the journey of Rocky and Violet as they take a dirty detour… Please note: As is often the case after “Boy Meets Girl” but before “Happily Ever After,” Steamy Bedroom Scenes will occur. Well….some of the steamy scenes actually take place outside the bedroom. You’ll have to read the book to find out more! This is a full length, stand-alone novel with no cliffhangers.
Five (Huge) Boundless Stars
I was asked to read My Dirty Detour and give it an honest review. The title is currently available on Kindle Unlimited.
Let me just say here and now, I freaking LOVED it! Not only was it hilarious, I swear the main character is based off of one of my BFF’s. I had to call her and ask her, “Did you write a book and not tell me? because Violet is you!” When I went on and explained the neurotic mess this chick was, I think my friend was offended at first. Then I explained further; it was funny and the habits Violet have of over analyzing every little look and phrase, just like my friend does, we had to laugh. Because Violet is HER, OMG they are the same person! I think, in the end, it made my BFF feel better to realize she isn’t alone in her world of over-analyzing, freaking out, and beating a dead horse. Progress was made! HA! I told her about the part where Violet made a plan to go to a food festival, so she could map out her eating, my BFF ADMITTED, she does the same thing! OMG, I spit my drink out and nearly choked to death laughing when she divulged that tidbit!
“I can’t just walk down the street and randomly eat whatever’s there! What if I fill up on crap at the first few booths, and then I have no room at the end, where there’s better stuff? That would be heinous. I need my chart!"
Violet is so quirky; one moment freaking out about not being able to eat red meat, the next, she is jazzed about shooting an AK47! Her language could rival a truck driver, yet she can be so ridiculously naïve and innocent at times. It’s no wonder Rocky fell hard and fast for her. She is so completely honest, and refreshing you can’t help but love her. She says whatever pops into her brain, and isn’t the high maintenance girly girl he is accustomed to.
Rocky is exactly what Violet needed, she needs a man that can handle her brand of crazy, and not go running for the hills. Things did not go smoothly to start; Rocky fought his attraction to Violet, for fear that demons from his past would bite him in the ass. Yet, all it took, was another man moving in on Violet, and he claimed what was his. I LOVED IT! Rocky sees only Violet, and is totally into her quirks and all. He is also EXACTLY what she needs for her self-esteem!
“I always think you’re beautiful. You turn me on no matter what you wear. But I like you best in nothing at all, with your hair all messed up after I fuck you. Never forget that.”
Don’t you just love that? I know I did!
Violet and Rocky’s story is truly Epic, Grace Risata gave so much depth and character to, not only Violet and Rocky, but to all of her characters. Every character had a distinct personality; they were clear in my mind, and I either loved or hated them. She really didn’t give me and in between; they were either for Violet, or against her.
I am giving My Dirty Detour a HUGE 5 Boundless stars, and that’s only because I can’t give it a 10, I absolutely LOVED it!