Sometimes you have to get dirty to come clean.
When muscle-bound Denver Rogers effortlessly dispatches the frat boys harassing grad student Adam Ellery at the Tucker Springs laundromat, Adam’s thank-you turns into impromptu sex over the laundry table. The problem comes when they exchange numbers. What if Adam wants to meet again and discovers Denver is a high-school dropout with a learning disability who works as a bouncer at a local gay bar? Or what if Denver calls Adam only to learn while he might be brilliant in the lab, outside of it he has crippling social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder?
Either way, neither of them can shake the memory of their laundromat encounter. Despite their fears of what the other might think, they can only remember how good the other one feels. The more they get together, the kinkier things become. They’re both a little bent, but in just the right ways.
Maybe the secret to staying together isn’t to keep things clean and proper. Maybe it’s best to keep their laundry just a little bit dirty.
First Edition published by Riptide Publishing, January 2013.
I really enjoyed these Tucker Springs books the first time around. I love that they are all getting re-edited and re-released. Expanded scenes and a better edit for this one I am told.
Dirty Laundry is dirty. In the best way.
Both of these guys just tugged at my heart strings. Denver because of his past, Adam because of his past, and honestly his present. Denver is definitely the more well adjusted, but he also doesn’t have OCD or anxiety like Adam.
The way Denver just so naturally looked out for Adam, was so aware of his limitations without making a big deal about them was so enlightening to read. Especially after what happened in Adam’s last relationship. And the ex that won’t go away.
There is definitely some BDSM play in this book, so if that isn’t your thing, now you know. But seriously, this is my favorite version of BDSM. No contracts, no big boundary pushing, no elaborate scenes. Just one guy taking control because he needs it and one guy giving up control. Because that is what he needs-even if he didn’t realize it at first.
The author did an awesome job of representing OCD and anxiety and how it affects this character. And how it is different for everyone. I really expected nothing less from her as I have read most of her books and her representation is spot on.
I loved this opposites attract/BDSM/geek love book. Such a fun read that had a little bit of angst due to a jerk of an exboyfriend, but mostly it was just sweet. Part of the Tucker Springs world-in case you didn’t know, it is a fictional town in Colorado where a bunch of books take place. Characters are interwoven, but the books are by different authors. Although I think 2 books are by one author. But still. Super fun.
4 Pieces of Eye Candy