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Jaine was kind enough to send me a copy of Dirty Like Us to review and, just as I knew I would, I devoured it. Jaine’s my go-to girl for really awesome characters.

Befitting a half-entry in a series, this is a novella, and I think it sets us up better for a continuation of the Maggie-Zane story than it sets us up for Jesse and Katie (still my favorite cute meet ever) despite the epilogue, which feels more forced than anything else.

But the Maggie-Zane thing? I loved it. Love the interplay between these two, love that they have a long history that’s both troubled and solid, love the sort of couple they are turning into. No forced dominance here because it’s the trendy thing. These two are on a par with each other.

The one area where I can see people having trouble with this novella is the whole, “Let’s get married to fuck with your father” idea. The joke in this instance isn’t on either Maggie or Zane, it’s on Dizzy, and he’s too clueless and self-centered to get it. I can see others complaining that this decision undermines feminism or something along those lines.

Personally, I think it’s stupid, simply because Dizzy is the sort of person who’ll never understand he’s the butt of a joke, even when someone tells him that he is.

While this is one of the harder plot points to move past, it’s also easy because it’s so clearly an excuse for Maggie and Zane. It’s convenient, it’s an out. In a way, that makes things all the more delicious.

I can’t wait for their full story. Hope Jaine’s kind enough to send me another copy because man, I am now an official fan.

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Woo hoo, Jaine Diamond fans! (like myself and Jett) She’s got a give going on, starting TODAY, that’s promising to get you on board the Jaine Diamond bandwagon — or let you spread the goodness to one of your friends, if you’re already on board. I’ll let her tell you about it:

THE GIVEAWAY

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Jaine Diamond is giving away her biggest prize pack yet!

This one includes signed paperbacks of the entire Dirty rockstar romance series so far—Dirty Like Me (Dirty #1), Dirty Like Brody (Dirty #2), AND an extremely limited Special Collector’s Edition of Dirty Like Us (Dirty #0.5), containing bonus excerpts from upcoming Dirty books featuring Zane and Maggie’s story—as well as a $20 Victoria’s Secret gift card and cosmetics kit full of goodies* to get you date-night ready!

* Cosmetics kit includes: silver makeup bag and samples of Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer, bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick, Tarte paaarty Amazonian clay 12-hour blush, Make Up Forever waterproof eye pencil (black), Make Up Forever Excessive Lash Mascara (black), Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil (soft brown), Comptoire-Sud Pacifique Vanille Coco Eau de Toilette, and Prada Candy Eau de Parfum spray!

Giveaway open internationally. Age 18+.

Here’s what you need to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Or use this link.

Go for it! Jett loved Dirty Like Me, and I have to admit it was a really solid, fun read and I’m eager to spend more time in Jaine’s world. I also read Dirty Like Us, and that’s also a book worth spending time with. (I will post the review here shortly. I promise!)

Regardless of your status as a winner, if you’ve read any of Jaine’s Dirty series and would like to post your own review here at The Rock of Pages, I’d be glad to set something up for you.