Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs #3)

Dirty LaundryTitle: Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs #3)
Author: Heidi Cullinan and Iggy Toma (Narrator)
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 30th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

The course of true love doesn’t always run clean. But sometimes getting dirty is half the fun.

Entomology grad student Adam Ellery meets Denver Rogers, a muscle-bound hunk of sexy, when Denver effortlessly dispatches the drunken frat boys harassing Adam at the Tucker Springs laundromat. Thanking him turns into flirting, and then, much to Adam’s delight, hot sex over the laundry table.

Though Denver’s job as a bouncer at a gay bar means he gets his pick of geek-sexy college twinks, he can’t get Adam out of his head. Adam seems to need the same rough play Denver does, and it’s damn hard to say no to such a perfect fit.

Trouble is, Adam isn’t just shy: he has obsessive compulsive disorder and clinical anxiety, conditions which have ruined past relationships. And while Denver might be able to bench-press a pile of grad students, he comes from a history of abuse and is terrified of getting his GED. Neither Denver nor Adam want to face their dirty laundry, but to stay together, they’re going to have to come clean.

This title is part of the Tucker Springs universe.

Belens Audio Book Review

If you are a fan of D/s relationships and dirty talk look no further – Dirty Laundry has it all!

I love it when you talk dirty

Adam Ellery suffers from O.C.D., anxiety and panic attacks. While doing his laundry one day he is accosted by drunken frat boys who nearly send him into a panic attack. He’s saved by Denver Rogers, a huge mountain of rugged testosterone with a heart of gold.

Denver treats Adam like he’s normal, which is a huge departure from the passive/aggressive kid-glove obsessive way his ex-boyfriend, Brad, treated him. Adam feels safe with Denver, safe enough to indulge in some of the kinkier side of sex he’s always wanted to try. Denver, who had his own ex from hell, knows that while Adam might have some issues, nothing is insurmountable and the heat between the two is worth doing anything to keep going.

I absolutely love the way Denver treats Adam. I love that Denver is controlled without being controlling. That he shores up Adam and treats him wonderfully. I have no idea if the disabilities and mental issues were portrayed properly, but they seemed, to me, like they were handled well and I loved being with Adam and Denver on their journey together.

The sex and dirty talk were…delicious!

I love Adam’s friend Luisa. What a fantastic, mother-gentle character.

I love the narration – Iggy Toma, once again, brings it. It’s entertaining, engrossing, and fun. The character voices, the pacing, it all hits the mark.

But…there were two things that marred my enjoyment of the story. The first was that after they stopped using condoms, it was like the on page sex dried up. It had been so hot before that. Seriously…HOT. Then, chuck the condoms and…it petered out. Which made me sad. The second thing is I was really looking forward to seeing Brad’s comeuppance…and I didn’t get the satisfaction I was looking for, which also made me sad.

But the story is strong, Adam and Denver are terrific together, and the narration is a hit! Iggy brought the heat and the feels and made this a true listening pleasure from start to finish!


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Review Copy

Audio copy of Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs #3) provided by Riptide Publishing in exchange of an honest review.

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