Review: Dirty Past by Emma Hart

Posted June 27, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Dirty Past by Emma HartDirty Past by Emma Hart
Series: The Burke Brothers
Published by Pocket Star on May 4th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
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Also in this series: Dirty Secret (The Burke Brothers, #1), Dirty Lies
Also by this author: Dirty Secret (The Burke Brothers, #1), Dirty Lies

On the heels of Dirty Secret, here is a sizzling hot romance featuring another Burke brother and the girl he can’t resist, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Game series.Walking out on my wedding wasn’t my best idea.Neither was throwing my cell in the lake and taking a job as PA for Dirty B, America’s favorite rock band, complete with every teen girl’s dream man, the eldest of the Burke brothers.Tate Burke is pure sex. Women actually throw their panties at him during shows. And Ella Dawson is the lucky little thing that gets to escort their fangirling butts out when he’s done with them.Yay.He’s a cocky son of a bitch, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. Every now and then Ella gets a rare glimpse of the Tate behind the “bad boy” act, and it attracts her in the most annoying way. The most annoying, heart-thumping, panty-wetting way.When her abusive ex turns up at the hotel room Ella and Tate are sharing, raging mad, she knows she’ll need more than just a little protection. Tate sees red, and Ella can’t help but lean on him, despite his bad-boy ways.And now? Now, he’s in a whole lot of trouble.


Oh Tate… how can you be such a jerk, but also so hot.  It’s a question that will forever plague me.

Tate is Conner’s oldest brother.  He’s known for being a man slut, but maybe he’ll find the woman that will calm his ass down.  He doesn’t trust easily, but the minute he sees Ella he feels protective of her.  He doesn’t know why.  Seeing him fight his emotions is pretty funny.  He doesn’t know how to do sweet stuff.  He’s never done it before, and finds himself trying to keep his hands, and thoughts, off Ella.  It proves to be pretty damn difficult.  I do love seeing him with his niece.  She’s the only one that can bring out the big teddy bear in him.

Ella is running away from a dark past.  She’s ashamed of how she allowed herself to be treated, and figured being the PA for Dirty B would be a great way to hide herself in plain sight.  She’s not used to all the joking around the guys do, and sometimes feels a little out of place.  I was happy when she started giving their crap back to them.  She’s witty, funny, and still trying to become the person she knows she’s supposed to be.  Her ex is awful, and the threatening messages scare her.

Dirty Past has it’s light moments but it also deals with abuse.  There were instances where I felt awful for Ella, but happy that she realized she should get herself out of the situation.  If you want parents to really dislike, wait until you meet Ella’s.  They are horrid.  Even though Ella’s past is dark, the book is filled with witty comebacks, laughter, and love.  It’s definitely one of my favorites.

About Emma Hart

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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