Dirty Deeds by Christy King

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Cameron James is a justice dealer whose targets know her as Avenging Angel.

Unhappy with the decision of the court system? Dirty Deeds will balance the scales of justice, for the right price.

However, Cameron soon learns that her illegal business dealings are the least of her concerns. With a best friend hiding secrets and her mentor declaring war on her, Cameron must navigate the worlds of Witness Protection and the human slave market.

A single misstep plunges her into a supernatural miasma with eternal implications.

Great blurb, eh? But you know, let me start with the obvious… Dirty Deeds… These two words only prompted me to open one website every time I picked up the book… and I don’t mean a soft porn site but Youtube, for this:

Hit play there.. I chose the 1976 version of the song because Bon Scott was the man! He had some special vibe with the drummer- look at him jamming! Anyway, read on…

There were a lot of things I liked this book for. Straight away the first few chapters really got me going. I could immediately recognize the funk and the sass and the spark in this writing style. And I dig it! Proper amount of funk and sass, you could say, is a bookish turn on for me. From early on I could see I was dealing with a great female character. I liked her straight away even though she did manage to bamboozle me through the rest of the book, but I’ll tell you about that soon. Let’s get the good bits mentioned first.

The other characters were just interesting. We have Dev who has a flower shop. He has known Cam for years and he loves her, you know?! Cam, because of her not so legal profession of dealing justice keeps Dev at an arms length out of fear and worry he won’t be able to deal with the reality. We also have Onyx who, I promise, will excite you and disgust you and surprise you. Then, there’s Harry who we meet briefly but my, what a brief meeting that is. Walter, towards the end part of the book is just someone you’ll want to go on a roadtrip with. And then there’s Cole. And yes, I know, there’s a lot of male characters! There are a couple of other characters including awful men as well, but I don’t want to write about them all, cause they’ll ruin the surprise for you.

What I really liked about the story was the fact I just could not see the plot twists coming. Like none of them. Add to the fact that Cam acts as a properly confused teenager who doesn’t know her own feelings. One minute she’s hot, the next she’s cold. I was like- “What is it that you WANT, WOMAN?” Properly annoyed me, but her physical and mental abilities, her cunning and wit redeemed the confused part of her.

I should probably mention the supernatural aspect of the story as well. Well, there wasn’t that much of it there until towards the end. And it felt right because throughout subtle and fitting clues were dropped.

As a last comment I would like to add that while there were a couple of sex scenes and dealings with human/sex trade they weren’t all that graphic which suited me just fine.

Here are the comments I published on Goodreads while reading:

  • @ 18% Holyshiveringshitbuiscuit… This is exciting. (*it really was a great start to the book)
  • @ 27% Yay, The Flower Boy teaches that patient persistence and a decent sized…. (wait for it… ha!) plot twist will get him some! (*I liked Dev… but his secret was pretty darned huge)
  • @ 69% Well, that took a turn for the more sinister… I was wondering where this plot was going… ugh, culling sex slaves… (*again, nothing too graphic. Plus, this sex trade bit will be “case closed” nicely before the end game so don’t let that put you off too much if you’re considering reading the book)

I really did enjoy reading this book. I might have even ditched work for an hour or so at some stage *hangs head in shame*

My overall Rating: 5***** – I have to admit: it was entertaining, edge of the seat stuff with decent plot twists and not an overbearing amount of supernatural. In addition I can’t recall any typos which is always a bonus. I see no reason to rate Dirty Deeds lower than 5 stars.

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6 comments

  1. Great review, Liz.
    Thanks for the heads up on the level of sex involved. I need to know these things.
    Thanks for sharing the bitchin’ AC/DC footage! They are so young!
    Happy Reading!
    ~Icky. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks πŸ™‚

      Meh, and who cares about sex when there’s AC/DC? πŸ˜€ But yes, they really are young there… They’ve done a helluva timetravel to the present day… still kickin’ and screamin’… if that doesn’t spell persistence and dedication, I don’t know what does πŸ™‚

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  2. Reading this review again with AC/DC in the background: \m/ \m/, awesooooome! No hanging heads in shame there, bang them in glory!! πŸ˜€

    OH, and it’s obviously a GREAT review still as well! πŸ˜‰

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