DIRTY INTERLUDES by Jodie Becker
Dirty Interludes by Jodie Becker
Dirty Deeds, Book 2
Reviewed by Vanessa
Bridget has finally obtained the principal seat as a cellist, but her neighbor, Max, is hampering her performance. She isn’t able to concentrate because of his late night activities and confrontations with him just leave her more angry and frustrated. She even takes some good advice and plays a prank on him only to have the gesture returned. It doesn’t help her self-esteem much to have the attractive male refer to her as ‘Frigid Bridget’ either.
Max finds ‘Frigid Bridget’ rather annoying on her own and determines that she just needs a good orgasm in order to “chill”. However, he is NOT interested in being the one to help her achieve that goal. Besides the playboy gets all he can, given his choice of career….porn star! Yet, it’s just a job for him, and he soon finds that he isn’t enjoying what he does for money, and he can’t get Bridget out of his mind either. Soon they both find there is more beneath the surface that is presented to the world as they fall for one another. However, Max’s secrets and past may prove to be a bigger obstacle than either of them can possibly handle.
Dirty Interludes was truly a romantic, enjoyably, sizzling book with just the right amount of remorse to keep this reader thoroughly engrossed in the pages! Max was a good guy, who truly believed that his work and real life could be kept separate, but deep down he knew that he would have to speak the truth. He just wasn’t ready to fess-up to things for fear that the one bright spot in his life might disappear. Bridget fell for Max once she got to know him, but she still didn’t know everything about him. When she discovers his secrets in Dirty Interludes, she is truly heartbroken, and you can understand her pain. I thoroughly relished the fact that Bridget wasn’t an easy sell on the forgiveness aspect even though Max felt like it was better “to beg for forgiveness rather than ask for permission.” He soon learned the error of his ways and the pain that path held. If that past didn’t creep up on them in Dirty Interludes, I’m not sure when Max would have spilled the beans.
Dirty Interludes was better than I had anticipated! I so believed in Max’s change and I felt that he truly loved Bridget and was deeply sorry for his betrayal of her. I don’t believe that he completely changed for her, either. I felt that Max had found that he wanted more in his life than what he had at the time in Dirty Interludes and Bridget was showing him the road to happily ever after. I was even moved to tears a few times with Max’s attempts to fight for Bridget and his very thoughtful gestures. Because I found myself tearing up, I have to Joyfully Recommend Dirty Interludes!