*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Dirty Tricks was a fun novella with humour and romance. For just under sixty pages, this was a sweet story about Cat who set out to avenge her Grandmother’s heritage and Jay, who was the unsuspecting victim.
Cat tried to halt the progress of the renovations to her Grandmother’s old house and she came up with some funny sabotage plans. Jay had been left the property by his father but he just wanted rid of it, as he knew his dad used dirty tricks to get the house for a bargain. Although Jay’s workers may have been running scared due the ghostly ‘appearances’, it didn’t take Jay long to work out who was behind it.
I liked both Cat and Jay’s characters. Cat was a down to earth girl I could relate to. She just wanted to save her grandmother’s history, whilst trying not to be distracted by the hot neighbour who was doing his best to complete the renovation on time. Jay was also very likeable and all he wanted was to be judged for the person he was rather than who his father was.
I enjoyed Xandra’s writing; it was witty and pleasurable to read. A lot happened in this short novella but the storyline was something different and I loved the enemies turned lovers aspect. Things moved at a fast pace at the end but I didn’t mind as I really liked the characters. This is definitely a pleasant way to pass an hour or two of your time, I would recommend you check it out.
Multi-published author Xandra James has always wanted to write romance books. Even when she was sneaking peaks at the hot bits, too young to fully appreciate them, she dreamed of writing her own.
Now, older and wiser, she’s got the opportunity to project her slightly dark and wacky, British sense of humour onto others, whilst still writing the hot bits – bonus!
When not writing, Xandra is thinking of excuses as to why she shouldn’t be doing the housework, looking after a husband and cats that refuse to pick up after themselves and climbing the mountain in her house that’s affectionately called her tbr pile.
She currently holds the crown for Queen Procrastinator – something she’s very proud of – so you can usually find her online, somewhere, when she really should be writing.
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