Dirty Bastard (Roughneck Billionaires #3) by Jessica Clare
Series: Roughneck Billionaires #3
Also in this series: Dirty Money, Dirty Scoundrel
Publication Date: May 15, 2018
Point-of-View: Third Person
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Knox Price has always fallen short in comparison to his brothers. Boone is the ambitious one. Clay is the nice one. Gage is the handsome one. And Knox? Well, he's the cynical one. The odd man out in the ultra-wealthy but rather unique Price family. It's not that Knox hates people--it's that humanity always disappoints him. When you become an oil-rich, Texan billionaire overnight, people treat you a certain way. Just once he'd like to meet someone that isn't dazzled by his wallet.
Then, he meets struggling yoga teacher Lexi Brandon. She's weird. She's unpredictable and tends to say strange things. She lurks in the bushes and dresses in all black. She loves when people cross the street to get away from her. Lexi's definitely not his type, but she's also the first one to ever truly see him and not just another rich, dirty Price.
And that's...fascinating. But how do you catch the interest of a woman who goes out of her way to be odd? When an unexpected surprise throws them both for a loop, Knox decides it's time to get down and dirty, abandon the rules, and be who he truly is--a bastard.
The Price brothers are having a family barbeque when Knox first sees Lexi. She’s a friend of his brother’s girlfriend and though she dresses in black, has a dry & snarky personality…and is pretty anti-social, Knox is immediately smitten. He makes it a point to get to know Lexi and they end up spending a wonderful night together. After that, Lexi ghosts him.
Knox isn’t letting Lexi get away from him now that he’s found his “one.” When Knox finds out that his night with Lexi bears fruit, so to speak, he decides that he’s not letting her get away. Lexi isn’t so sure she wants to be caught but when Knox goes to the limits to make her happy she can’t help but be impressed.
Another good story in the Roughneck Billionaires series. I loved Knox and his unconventional streak. I loved that he immediately noticed Lexi and didn’t let her so-called hard exterior put him off. He just learned how to mesh with her and it was pretty great.
Lexi made me laugh. She was so not your typical romance heroine but I loved her. Her sarcasm and general anti-social behavior should have seemed odd or too weird, but Clare made me enjoy it! Knox was awesome and I loved his devotion to making Lexi happy – which in turn made him happy.
Part of the story that was intertwined with the romance was about stalking. I felt horrible for Lexi and for the fact that no one in the stupid small town would take her seriously. I wanted to crawl through my Kindle and punch a face or two. I was so happy when Knox got involved and put the guy in his place.
Overall this was a good book and I can’t wait to read Gage’s book.
Rating: 4 out of 5