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Dirty Like Brody

Ago she ran away from her dream career as a songwriter with Dirty and the only man she’s ever loved without telling anyone whyNow Jessa’s doing the one thing she swore she’d never do She’s coming home to be a bridesmaid in her brother’s rock star wedding and face the mistakes of her pastIt won’t be easyLove this intense never is Dirty Like Brody is the second full length novel in the Di. I wondered why Brody Band Manager was always all business and never one to let down his facade That said I guess the reason behind that is that is heart belonged to Jessa and it was his own dirty secret he kept only to himself Jessa is that younger sister of Jesse and basically a family member of the band We are introduced to her character in the earlier books and find out she use to write for the band and is now a model What we don t know is that both Brody and Jessa are hiding feelings for the other from not only themselves but each otherJessa has been running from her past for years and is finally forced to confront her biggest mistake when she attends her brother s wedding Brody is tasked with making sure Jessa doesn t skip town and miss his best friends wedding What becomes evident from the moment they finally see each other again is that well the feelings have been buried they are still right under the surface waiting to bubble over The hidden jem in their story is that we get to see where it all started and looking back into the years Jessa at the age 8 on the playground and Brody the bad boy 12 year old protecting her from the start was a treat that makes their story so much stronger Their family life stories are both different but it is evident that both faced challenges that left them scared It is evident pretty uickly following Jessa s return to everyone associated with the band how important these two are to one another The real uestion is will these two be able to let down their guard long enough to ensure they can finally build on the feelings they have for each otherLet me just say that I am totally digging all of the members of the band and I really can t wait to see what comes next in the seriesI received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

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He was all she ever wanted Then she broke his heartAs longtime manager of Dirty the hottest rock band on the planet gorgeous and brooding Brody Mason has had his share of beautiful women Yet the only one he’s ever wanted is the one he never had the one who tore his heart outBeautiful and elusive Jessa Mayes appears to have it all Talent money and a glamorous life But she also has a secret Six years. 65 years after leaving home to pursue her modelling career Jessa is back for her brother s wedding She reunites with angry Brody the boy she loved her whole life now a man the manager of her brother s band Dirty and furious with her for leaving Why did she Too late no explanations Brody tells her She should think of him as dead to herBesides he has a girlfriend and he s banging her at this long wedding weekend thing where everyone drinks a lot and talks about penises and music and which band members they ve hooked up with It s all veryEverybody is thrilled that Jessa s back and they want her to stick around write songs play with the band etc And Jessa halfway commits to it because she maybe wants to finally tell Brody why she left 65 years ago although if she can get him back without telling him maybe they could just do that What s wrong with Jessa was a mildly important sub plot in the first book of the series Dirty Like Me Jesse her brother had persuaded her to write lyrics for his solo album but she was dodging his calls and wasn t committing to any meet up plans Jesse didn t know why she was being like this unhappy disconnected refusing to do something she loved write music and he was worried she was still grieving over their mother s death about 8 years ago and that she may have been thinking about suicide their father completed suicide when she was 9This is a long and empty book and it makes me sad to say that because I read Diamond s forward about how much she loved these characters and their story I wanted to love them too I think she spent too long with each of them in their miserable places and then had an unbalanced ending that felt like a rush to the finish lineJessa is highly introverted and aware of her sadnesses and the dangers in falling into them She s very controlled in what she s willing to share of herself Frustratingly for the other characters in the book she isn t willing to share a great deal emotionally Part of the story of her relationship with Brody is told in childhood flashbacks where he was her protector Their first meeting is told very early in the book and it established Jessa s character completely She s 8 and she s retreated to the top of a climbing dome while two older boys bully her and tell her she has shit on her pants and is dirty Jessa is trying to ignore them and retreat into herself when along comes Brody 13 a cool dangerous older boy who threatens the bullies and forces them to eat what s either mud or shit before they run off Jessa and Brody then discuss what Jessa is doing on top of the dome and Jessa says she s being the princess which Brody thinks is cute although he also tells her she has to stand up for herself and be brave She won t though Jessa when threatened retreats into herselfBrody decides that child Jessa is adorable she s pretty she idolises him and she s a bit of a dork He gets to spend time with her as she grows up It s all a bit murky when he tells 15 year old Jessa that he ll wait for her but it s nowhere near the worst thing that s ever happened between a child heroine and her older hero Brody s faults are that he s angry and judgemental and emotionally abusive to Jessa And both of them seem willing to agree that Brody being angry and judgemental and emotionally abusive to Jessa is what Jessa deserves because she left and because she retreats into herself I don t think they really properly resolve thisBrody and Jessa have very few genuinely nice moments together because everything is overshadowed by whatever it is that Jessa is concealing from Brody and because to Brody Jessa is a flight risk and he can t risk being hurt the same way again He has his own rotten childhood stuff as well The worst of it comes out very late and as a sort of a full disclosure afterthought which is disturbing since it doesn t feel like it s properly dealt with at all as if just communicating it is enough to show that both these characters have suffered pain and because they ve talked about it while now understand each other better and everything will be fine Probably it won t beThe fact that they so rarely emotionally connected without a whole lot of tense baggage also overshadows their sex scenes Diamond does a good long build up to sex and writes a good passion scene but it s difficult to get enthusiastic about these two characters together when they are clearly so distantMy what s wrong with Jessa theory for almost the entirety of the book was that she was raped The plot I d constructed had her raped by Seth the drug addicted band member who was kicked out of the band not long after the band completed its first tour I d had her keeping silent about the rape because she didn t want to risk her family and friends not believing her and because she devalued herself I d had her convinced that Seth was important to the band than she was so she just let it all goI was sort of wrongWhen the story finally comes out it s that Jessa traded sex in exchange for drugs Seth introduced her to drugs when she was at her most vulnerable after her mother s death and kept feeding the addiction he d helped her form Jessa was also feeling incredible pressure to be the girl her brother and Brody and all her friends wanted her to be the sweet perfect pretty good girl Jessa was 16 when this started Seth 19 and Jessa had told Seth that she was in love with Brody but Brody was with another girl and Seth had told Jessa he was in love with herThis revelation comes near the end of the book as Jessa confesses all this to Brody and Brody immediately leaves to punch Seth who he accuses of rape and kick him out of the band Seth had been invited to rejoin the band when Jessa turned down the offer of playing with the band as well as being their lyricist Jessa prior to confessing all of this to Brody had warned Seth that she was going to reveal all and she was giving him the opportunity to tell his side of the story Which he didn t doJessa denies that it was rape She felt ashamed of keeping her addiction secret and she felt like a whore for trading sex for drugs and that s why she got out She knew she couldn t be in the band and free herself of her addictionThe whole tone of this book is dark and it feels like a departure from the first book which was a fun ordinary girl meets rock star plot I could have let this one go as just slightly off and not for me but then the epilogue switches to Seth s POV He s gone into exile with a different name playing with another band when he discovers that the band will do a documentary based on the search to fill his place in the band Seth has grown a beard and doesn t look like he used to look so he decides he ll go audition in disguise He s annoyed that Jessa told everyone that he d raped her because he didn t So all of this is sounding vaguely threatening and like he s going to be the villain in the next book but the title of the next book is Dirty Like Seth suggesting that he s the heroWhich just seems horrible Even if we accept that Seth isn t a rapist he s still a boy who got a vulnerable girl addicted to drugs and exploited her vulnerability I d take a redemption story where he acknowledges and atones for what he s done but how is he romantic hero material

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Rty series a rockstar romance series about the members of the rock band Dirty and the women and men who love them Novels in the Dirty series are interconnected standalones each with an HEA There are ongoing storylines that develop throughout the series so reading them in order is not crucial but is recommended Reading order Dirty Like Me Dirty #1 Dirty Like Us Dirty #05 novella Dirty Like Brody Dirty. I will do a thorough review later I finished reading this on an overnight shift so I am a bit lagged I really enjoy this author s style of writing and I have fun with the characters she creates The first book was fun and I immediately signed up to follow the author because I really want to know what happens to these guys That has only increased after reading this one I feel like I really got to know everyone much better after this and I am seriously looking forward to the next book I am going to rant a little about one aspect of this book that irritated me but I would like to say ahead of time that I did still give this book a solid B rating and I was really glad I read it I just need to rant about this one thingSPOILERISH AHEADThat saidthis book would have been a 4 star easy with an A rating if it hadn t been for one thing It is sometimes necessary to withhold past information for a time to add mystery or to keep the reader guessinginterestedinvolved etc After that certain amount of timeI hate you and want to punch the characters in the face The lag may be adding emphasis When I looked at my kindle and realized we were over 40% into the book and we still had NO IDEA what the freaking reason was for all the angstI will be real I threatened the kindle the author and the characters I may have also gestured aggressively This is annoying by itself but to keep it going as any good author does in this situation she gave small pieces that don t fully explain the whole My struggle with this was it didn t really feel that way It ended up feeling like I kept being trapped in a room with two people arguing about something in a code that I don t know I couldn t even choose sides or reason things out because CODE It also went something like this me watching back and forth as the argument continues Oh So maybe it wasOk apparently not Wait did she just mean Nope Not that either BIG REVEAL in the argument SO it was really about Turns out that was something they were mad about that wasn t the real issue still After about 4 of these arguments followed by the heroin thinking I really have to tell him the real issue the real reason but I don t know how he will feel when he knows so I am going to be a chicken and not say anything for a while EVERY TIME I was intrigued enough to stick around invested enough because of the characters likability but it was a VERY close call I stopped being intrigued and started just feeling left out of the story Like watching a seuel film that is going to tie up answers the first film left only to have the seuel made up of scenes where the camera only shows up in the middle of conversations or scenes and fading out before resolution WHAT ARE YOU SAYING TO ME It was incredibly frustrating As a reader I like to know what s going on I like to choose sides I like to guess how this is going to play out I like to give the characters advice that I am fully aware they can t hear I also like to be able to comfort myself by justifying behaviors with reason and logic It is exceptionally annoying when the characters are doing ridiculous things the same things repeatedly and you are half way through the book and you still don t know why You can t guess how soon they will get over it if ever You can t tell if they are within reason or just being jerks Maybe the big reveal is big But maybe not I would like to assume they are acting within proportion to the situation but that is not always the case I once read a book and I was trying really hard to be sympathetic to the heroin because the few insights we had implied serious trauma Only to have the delayed reveal turn out to be that her trauma was her parents divorcing when she was an adult but they still loved her showed it and individually openly adored her Now not to downplay the trauma that is divorce but the hints made it seem like serious abuseI couldn t take her seriously after that That is not the fault of this author Jaine did not disappoint or maybe anyone except me because my imagination tries desperately to fill in the blanks but Limbo is not fun for me as a reader Now maybe you are a reader that has no problem with this kind of thing If that is the case Enjoy It truly was a good read Just beware otherwise Sometimes knowing the struggle ahead of time helps me keep my expectations in check so I can truly enjoy the story

  • Kindle Edition
  • 410
  • Dirty Like Brody
  • Jaine Diamond
  • English
  • 11 March 2019
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10 thoughts on “Dirty Like Brody

  1. says:

    65 years after leaving home to pursue her modelling career Jessa is back for her brother’s wedding She reunites with angry Brody the boy she loved her whole life now a man the manager of her brother’s band Dirty and furious with her for

  2. says:

    Sexy musicians friendly banter and some strong chemistry makes Dirty Like Brody a 5 star read to meThe band Dirty’s manage

  3. says:

    I’ve become a fan of Jaine Diamond and her boys and girls in the rock band Dirty This is Brody and Jessa’s story and it is written with the drama that seems to usually follow bad boys in famous bands Dirty was a band made up of childhood friends who are like family than anyting else and like most families along with their love comes a lot of heartache Brody was always their friend; just not one of the friends with musical talent His tal

  4. says:

    I’m LOVING this seriesseriously LOVINGHowever this one was just ok for me BUT this book is pivotable in this series bc a lot of info is involved These charactersALL of them are freaking ridiculous GOODI just wish these cha

  5. says:

    Dirty Like Brody Book #2 by Jaine DiamondJessa Brody’s storyJessa ran away from her family and herself at the age of 18 to pursue modeling Jessa has done very well in her career choice however leaving Brody behind was hard but necessaryBrody never understood why Jessa could not commit to him but he gave her the space she needed But 6 ½ years of silence on Jessa end was just too much to take and it pissed him offJessa

  6. says:

    I wondered why Brody Band Manager was always all business and never one to let down his facade?? That said I guess the reason behind that is that is heart belonged to Jessa and it was his own dirty secret he kept only to himself Je

  7. says:

    A brilliant readBrody and Jessa waited so long to be with each other but the time they spend apart living their own lives going through the experience they did has helped then to understand whet they meant to each other the maturities of life can help you appreciate everything better They are so good together Lots of love and Passion they wer

  8. says:

    I will do a thorough review later I finished reading this on an overnight shift so I am a bit lagged I really enjoy this author's style of writing and I have fun with the characters she creates The first book was fun and I immediately signed up to follow the author because I really want to know what happens to these guys That has only increased after reading this one I feel like I really got to know everyone much better

  9. says:

    I received a copy of this book directly from the authorpublisher in exchange for an honest reviewJaine Diamond is uickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary romance authors Dirty Like Brody was another great addition to the Dirty Series The characters were complex and vivid They were complicated and realistic even th

  10. says:

    Brody Mason has been with the band Dirty from the beginning He’s their long term manager who’ll do just about anything to keep the band happy performing and out of trouble Especially when that trouble has the potential to break up the bandJessa Mayes is coming home to celebrate the marriage of her brother Jesse She’s been away for six years—and for those years she’s tried to forget all about the past all abo

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