Review

Review: Dirty Work by Regina Kyle (2020)

Heat Factor: It’s a sexy one

Character Chemistry: No wishy-washy chemistry here — it’s clear from their first interaction there’s only one way this is going.

Plot: Ainsley started an Executive Concierge business after quitting her job as a high-powered attorney and gets roped into breaking her “no dog care” rule when a friend needs her to help her brother with dog-sitting. Jake’s sole focus is the popular nightclub he owns with his best friend. When Jake is injured and requires someone to stay at his house with him, Ainsley agrees to help — and they POOF/KA-BOOM into an explosion of sexy-times.

Overall: This is just a classic, you-know-what-you’re-getting romance – no twists or turns or fresh takes on an old theme here. But the upside of a classic romance is that even if the story is new, you can depend on your happily ever after and all the warm fuzzies that come with it!


I’m going to get a reputation for being a soft reviewer after the long run of good reads I’ve been having. But you know what, so be it — this book was a truly fun read.

If you liked How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, this one is for you. Ainsley quits her job as a high-powered attorney when her fiance leaves her right before their wedding. After setting up a successful Executive Concierge business and hiring some assistants, Ainsley is committed to living life to the fullest and on HER terms.

Jake watched his family lose everything when his father got sick and the family business fall apart, so he’s determined to put the nightclub he started with his best friend first at any cost.

When Jake’s sister has to jet off for a gig, she begs Ainsley to take care of the family dog at Jake’s house (because he’s obviously too busy to handle it on his own). From the first time they meet, Jake and Ainsley have just…explosive chemistry. So when Jake is injured and Ainsley agrees to stay with him to help, there’s really no avoiding the sparks. 

When Jake finally agrees to take some time off, it sure looks like these two crazy kids are going to settle down…but will Ainsley be able to play second fiddle to Jake’s nightclub for the rest of her life? Probably not.

Even with a grand gesture that was just too much for this introvert to handle, I genuinely liked this book. It was sweet, the characters didn’t pull any weird moves on me, and it was just a true classic romance. Plus, the intimate scenes were plentiful and well-written, and didn’t distract from the plot. 

Kind of hoping for a series (as I always do)! Enjoy.

I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. We disclose this in accordance with 16 CFR §255.


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