Dirty Scoundrel Review
Title: Dirty Scoundrel (Roughneck Billionaires, #2)
Author: Jessica Clare
Publication Date: November 21, 2017
Clay Price has everything he’s ever wanted, except the one thing money can’t buy—Natalie Weston. Years ago, Clay and Natalie were in love… until she turned down his marriage proposal. Now Clay and his brothers are oil-rich billionaires, and they can have whatever they want. And what Clay wants is Natalie in his bed, no matter what it takes. If it means being ruthless, he’ll do it.
Natalie gave up on true love years ago when the realities of the world destroyed her fairy-tale hopes. Giving up Clay is her biggest regret in life, and she’s excited to see him return… until she finds out why. Clay’s got one hell of a proposal for her: he’ll save her father’s business and bail Natalie out of debt if she’ll agree to become his very personal assistant. It’s clear that he wants more from her than just typing.
It’s also clear that Natalie has no choice. This scoundrel’s bet could destroy any hope they had of reconciliation—or it could bring them together once and for all…
Let me start out by saying I loved this book! I might even go as far as to say that it was better than the first! Clay was an amazing character, yes he was a jerk at first but he had his reasons. Slowly though, he began to show his true colors and once he did, I fell in love with him- there really is no way you could not. He is sweet, loving, protective, and totally amazing!!! Yes, his plan to get “revenge” on Natalie is bit outrages, which seems to be a trait in the Price brothers, but it takes the story to an entirely different level.
I loved Natalie’s character just as much as I loved Clay’s. She was sweet, selfless, and a complete sweetheart. I loved that she was so open and caring. I do wish Natalie would have had words with her dad but that might be just me wanting to stand up for the injustice brought to Natalie and Clay by her dad. Her and Clay together were just a goo-goo fest of love and sweetness. I really enjoyed that Clay and Natalie were IT for each other. They were the only people the other one thought about. It was romantic and they just fit together.
It was great to catch up on Boone and Ivy and the rest of the Price brothers. You also get to meet Lexi, Natalie’s best friend that is just a riot! Be prepared though, there is quite a shock towards the end of the novel that just knocks you on your butt. So, get ready for that.
All in all, I loved this book- how could I not? Jessica Clare never lets me down! She always writes wonderfully and her characters are always complex and emotionally charged. This is such a great read for any one that loves Clare and sweet (but also steamy) romances. I can’t wait for the rest of the brothers to get their stories.