Grace Love and Trick Matthews are neighbors and friends. The kind of friends who walk each other’s dogs, are comfortable curling up on the coach together to watch horror films and finish each others sentences. Grace hasn’t had any luck in her own love life, but she’s a master when it comes to hooking up other people through her matchmaking company, Love Will Find a Way. She’s still regaining her confidence after the disaster that was her former relationship and knows that acting on her attraction with a player like Trick will ruin their friendship. The sex would be ridiculously hot, but not worth he heartache.
Trick Matthews has it bad for his best friend. Yes, he was a womanizer when he first met Grace, but after realizing she was the woman of his dreams he’s changed his ways. The only woman he wants in his life now is Grace. He just can’t figure how to escape the friend zone and get her to look at him as something more. It’s Halloween though and he’s got a plan to go in disguise to the hottest party in Salem where he hopes to finally show her just how great they could be together. Trick’s plan to get Grace to see him as something more than her friend involves a mask, a few little white lies and some smoking hot sexy times. Super smoking hot sexy times.
Dirty Trick was a sexy, sweet friends to lovers story that I read in one sitting. This is my third Christine Bell read from Entangled Publishing’s Brazen line and she’s fast becoming an author I can depend on to give me a quick read with witty dialogue and fun characters. Friends to lovers is my favorite trope and I had all kinds of fun with this story. The chemistry between Grace and Trick was apparent from the beginning. They, along with Grace’s other friend Serena (who I absolutely adored), have a great camaraderie that shows its self with how easy their banter is with each other. Once the plan is put into motion Grace has some intense sexual encounters with her mystery man, but all the while can’t help but keep her mind off Trick. He on the other hand is caught in a trap of his own making and must figure out how to tell Grace that he IS her mystery man. They have some misunderstandings, one very sweet confession and in the end a very lovely HEA.
This was the perfect way to set off a new series. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Serena will be the main character in the next book. I absolutely can not wait to see her meet her match. Final Grade- B
He found himself fighting back another twinge of totally irrational jealousy. What an asshole. Here he was, lying to his best friend, and he was the one with hurt feelings?
Love was a fucking kick in the balls sometimes.