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Review Blitz: Real Sexy: Meghan March

Real Sexy AMAZONReal Sexy (Real Dirty Duet #2)
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Release Date May 23, 2017
     
Country music star Boone Thrasher has never walked away from a fight, and he’s willing to put everything on the line to win the woman he can’t live without in the conclusion to the Real Dirty Duet by USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.

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In Nashville, country stars are a dime a dozen. 
I swore I’d never get caught up with one, but Boone Thrasher made a liar out of me. 
I said I’d never put my heart on the line, but he didn’t ask before he stole it. 
Now we’re facing my worst fears, and we'll see if this country boy is tough enough to see it through.
Girls like me don’t get happily ever afters… but maybe he’ll prove that wrong too. 

Real Sexy is the conclusion of the Real Dirty Duet and should be read following Real Dirty

This starts right after the cliffhanger in Real Dirty. Ripley is used to not getting long lasting happiness in her life so is not surprised when reality comes crashing down and their lives take a turn for the worse. But it is a wake up call to her to remind herself that she is not eligible for the fairy tale. But that just makes Boone more determined to get his own way and prove her wrong.
They've got to do damage control. And Ripley's got to figure out what she really wants to do with her life. She's so used to not having anything good that it is easy for her to believe she is undeserving.


Boone and Ripley have some challenges to face both internally, with each other, and the outside world. It can be hard to trust and believe in love. They would both have to be willing to take a risk and fight for each other, a future, and their dreams. 

I liked Boone in the first book, but completely swooned over him in this one! I loved how he knew what he wanted and was determined to prove it. He could be so thoughtful, romantic, sexy, and sweet. I loved both his bossy alpha side and his vulnerable side. There were so many passages that I highlighted just because I loved the words coming out of his mouth and the way he said them in an raw, sometimes foul-mouthed, and bossy way. He was not afraid to push for or take what he wanted if Ripley was wavering. He felt real and honest. And the titles Real Dirty and Real Sexy fit him perfectly.

Ripley was strong-willed and difficult at times. I admired her tenacity and independence, but I also loved seeing her start to let her guard down and let him in more. She had a lot of issues to deal with, and self worth and trust issues to conquer. She had a really big and loyal heart under her tough exterior. She did not always give in easily, but the way they challenged each other just made it more interesting and intense. They were passionate and had such a fun rapport and a strong connection.

I adored Boone's tight knit family. I really liked his friend, Zane, and hope we see more of him in a future book. Fans of Meghan March will enjoy some cameos of characters from other series. But even though I had not read about them before, they fit in this story and it actually made me intrigued to go back and check out their stories. The antagonists still made me mad and added plenty of turmoil. 

The second part of this duet had a bit more drama and angst going on, and gave us answers to the mysteries and questions from the first book. It was told in dual points of view which I really enjoy so we can really see into their heads. There were some intricate layers, twists, and surprises. The characters had plenty of challenges to overcome. It was also a growth process as they were forced to look at their lives and figure out where they wanted them to go and figure out how to make that happen. I was totally enthralled in both of these installments and fell in love with the characters. This was a heartfelt, funny, sexy, emotional love story about finding hope, healing, and believing in love.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
This second half of Ripley and Boone’s duo picks up where Real Dirty left off and ran with the story. It felt like they had already faced all the challenges they needed but they had more coming for them. There is much more these two have to face from their pasts. And though Boone got Ripley to accept his help in Real Dirty, he's going to have to fight to get her to accept his love as well after the way things appear to be heading. She is so used to not having any good in her life that she can’t see the possibility of things going right for her and the proof is in the events at the beginning of Real Sexy..

I love Ripley's determination to do things on her own and figure out what she wants out of life. She is fiercely independent, and while that is a trait she has needed in the past, learning to lean on people is a new and scary thing for her. Ripley isn’t used to relying on people, nor does she trust love, but in order to reach dreams she had never expected to have, she will have to learn to do both. Her lack of trust was frustrating at times, but it certainly fit her character and added to the tension in the book.

I loved Boone before, but he was positively swoony here. He knows exactly what he wants, even if he isn’t used to having to work so hard to get it. He isn’t afraid to get a little dirty to get what he wants, and he also isn’t afraid to let his softer side show. Ripley needs both from him and because he wants her he will put in the work.

I also love the way Dirty favorites swoop in to help just when each character needs it most. This duet stands alone perfectly, but there are a few interactions with other characters from Meghan’s books that fit into Boon and Ripley’s story and lend a hand as no one else could. This is both a great addition for fans of Meghan’s other books and a great way to jump into her books for newcomers. There is just enough interaction from outside characters to build curiosity without detracting from Boone and Ripley.
 
I did not want to put this down and lamented every minute I couldn't read this week. This part of the duet had a lot more going on to add to Ripley and Boone’s lives and the troubles they faced added to the drama they had to deal with in order to move forward. All the answers to questions posed in the first book are revealed and I finished this book in love with this couple and Meghan’s writing once again.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
    Real Dirty AMAZON 
Meghan March
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Release Date May 9, 2017

Country music's bad boy, Boone Thrasher, takes center stage in USA Today bestselling author Meghan March's brand new stand alone Real Dirty Duet! 

I have everything a guy could want—a new single burning up the charts, more money than a simple country boy could spend, and a woman I’m planning to marry. 
Until she doesn’t show up for my proposal. 
The life I thought was so perfect, isn’t. 
The guy who thought he had everything, doesn’t. 
I’ve got my heart on lockdown, but life sends me straight into the path of a mouthy bartender who puts me in my place. 
Now the only place I want to put her is under me.
I thought I was done with love, but maybe I’m just getting started. 


Real Dirty is the first book of the Real Dirty Duet. Boone's story concludes in Real Sexy. 
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MEGHAN MARCH

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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