Giveaway & DiDi’s Review – His Dirty Demands by Fiona Murphy

Posted March 8, 2019 by DiDi in #Giveaway, DiDi, Mainstream, Reviews / 0 Comments

I did enjoy HIS DIRTY DEMANDS, it just didn’t quite fit all my likes. That being said I am not giving up on Ms. Murphy, I will be watching for the next installment. ~ DiDi, Guilty Pleasures

Title: His Dirty Demands
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Author: Fiona Murphy
Genre: Romance
Release Date: March 5, 2019

 

Three billionaire brothers: Cesare, Enzo, and Dante Sabatini have everything except the one thing money can’t buy. Three big beautiful Alicia, Bethany, and Chloe will teach them the ABCs of love. Follow these couples as they negotiate the riskiest deal of all, falling in love. 
 
It’s hard to believe when I get the call: an offer to work for one of the Sabatini brothers. Cesare and Dante head a real estate firm that buys, sells, and owns some of the most spectacular real estate in Chicago. Dante Sabatini is the youngest of the brothers, and even though he’s an arrogant manwhore he doesn’t come close to the a$$hole level of the oldest Sabatini, Cesare. While I work for Dante, Cesare is in the office across the hall—and too close for comfort. I’m not sure what misfiring synapse has my stomach flipping a thousand times a minute or my skin hot and tight when the man is around, but I’m doing my best to ignore it. Even if I weren’t a virgin, I’m very aware getting involved with Cesare Sabatini would be a complete disaster.
 
Until the moment I find out Cesare is having the same problem. Seriously? The insanely gorgeous billionaire wants me? My fat ass? Okay, not nice, but I believe in being honest in all things, and honestly I’m a plus-size woman who has become numb to insults I have heard about my weight. I’m far from numb at the idea of throwing caution to the wind and giving in to the dirty demands Cesare whispered in my ear. 
 
Then I get a call I never thought I would have to deal with. My little sister is being blackmailed. I need twenty five thousand dollars or her future goes up in flames. I’m borrowing it, I’ll put it right back.
 
When Cesare finds out, he demands twenty-five days and nights of my body. Only once I’m in his home and life, twenty-five days isn’t enough—I want forever. But what does Cesare want?

Three billionaire brothers: Cesare, Enzo, and Dante Sabatini have everything except the one thing money can’t buy. Three big beautiful Alicia, Bethany, and Chloe will teach them the ABCs of love. Follow these couples as they negotiate the riskiest deal of all, falling in love.

The concept of the Sabatini brothers’ books intrigued and excited me, book one HIS DIRTY DEMANDS left me at odds at how I really felt about the book. I wanted to know how it all worked out and I still want the other two brothers’ stories, however there were several issues I had with the main characters, the pace of the book and how abruptly it seemed to end.

Alicia has basically raised and supported her younger sister; she does a side job to make ends meet. She unexpectedly gets a job of a lifetime dropped in her lap, one that is too good to refuse. This job brings her into the lives of the Sabatini brothers, all gorgeous and rich. Cesare has also been the parental force in his younger brothers’ lives; he was instrumental in building their fortune.

Alicia and Cesare have immediate chemistry; they didn’t immediately hook up though, which I did like. The tension and chemistry built, they fought it, until it finally exploded. I like insta-love but this was a refreshing change, insta-lust not acted upon instantly. Enzo and Dante are charming and I cannot wait to see how they get their HEAs.

The things that bothered me – Alicia is so caught up on her being overweight, size 16, that it gets annoying. JUST ONCE can an author give us a plus size heroine who is confident in her skin? OR at LEAST if self-conscious give us one that once her man tells her he loves her body, she go with it and stop beating herself up. Cesare, he was a good alpha male BUT once he got Alicia where he wanted her, he almost turned too sweet, like cavity inducing sweet. I rolled my eyes often.

I did enjoy HIS DIRTY DEMANDS, it just didn’t quite fit all my likes. That being said I am not giving up on Ms. Murphy, I will be watching for the next installment.

Due to commitment issues I have lived in many different cities and my favorite is Chicago but I have managed to settle into Austin and perhaps my commitment issues are behind me. 
 
I have enjoyed reading from a very young age and it wasn’t long before the children books bored me and I read the books my mother enjoyed Stephen King and Dean Koontz and I didn’t sleep without the light on until I was about ten. 
 
I came across my first Harlequin by accident and it was love at first read, no one died and happy endings? It was a whole new world and I loved it. 
 
I wrote my first story at eight and everyone died, of course. Since then I would like to think I’ve gotten better and now I’m writing the happily ever afters I first fell in love with, with some hot sex thrown in along the way.

 

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