Shooting Dirty by Jill Sorenson
Series: Dirty Eleven MC #2
Also in this series: Riding Dirty, Riding Dirty, Shooting Dirty
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: September 21, 2015
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She’s his only salvation.
Ace Clemmons has wanted Janelle from the moment he first saw her. Taking her captive while he carried out his last hit as a member of Dirty Eleven nearly broke him. Now that he’s gone straight, he’s back in her life, looking to stake his claim. He can’t erase the past but he’ll do anything to make it up to her.
Janelle Parker needs a new start, far away from the trailer park and the strip club. A down and dirty affair with a tattooed criminal is a step in the wrong direction, but she can’t resist Ace’s deliciously commanding touch, which has haunted her dreams for months. Soon they’re both in too deep, falling hard and fast—until an old feud with a rival motorcycle club explodes into an all-out war. Dirty Eleven’s enemies won’t hesitate to hurt Janelle to get to Ace. She has to fight to survive… and for the fiercest love she’s ever known.
Ace was once in the Dirty Eleven MC but quit because he wanted custody of his 3 year old daughter. He owns his own demolition company but he still does some murder for hire. He really hates it but he’s good at it. He “met” Janelle when he was on a job to kill the father of her son. He doesn’t want to be attracted to her but he can’t seem to keep himself away from her.
Janelle is a topless dancer and she actually enjoys it for the most part. She does want a better life for herself and for her 12 year old son but she can’t seem to catch a break. The last thing she needs is to get involved with Ace but the more he’s around her the more she wants him.
Janelle, despite her resolve to stay away from Ace, ends up having a sexual relationship with Ace. Unfortunately this puts him in the spotlight of those who would do both her, her son, and Ace harm. Janelle has to decide if being with Ace is worth all the danger.
Shooting Dirty is the second book in the Dirty Eleven series and it was an interesting one. I thought there was definitely more focus on Ace and his issues with his old MC and the rival MC than there was on the romance. That said, I felt that the story kind of lacked romance. Yes, it was a love story in it’s own dark, gritty way and there was definitely a relationship going on between Janelle and Ace but I really struggled to feel the love between the to main characters.
Janelle was trying for a better life and while I felt that she had feelings for Ace I just didn’t see the love blossoming between the two of them. That caused my brain to wonder how much of a better life she’d have with Ace. Yes, the issues were worked out in the end but it still made me wonder.
The writing, as usual, was what made this book for me. Sorenson always drags me into her stories and doesn’t let go. I didn’t put this one down once I started reading it, despite my issues with it, because of the story-telling…it was good. J
If you like a gritty, dirty, rough and tough love story then this one is definitely for you.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5