Her time is over.
Things are looking up.
She’s dirty and ugly.
He’s wicked but handsome.
Six months to toy with her.
Six months of vacation and a ton of money.
I’ll hurt her beyond repair.
I’ve been through much worse.
She’s difficult to control and doesn’t obey.
I’m done submitting to anyone or anything in this life.
I should hate her.
I should hate him.
The game has changed.
I will win.
Dirty Ugly Toy is a novel that blurs the lines of right and wrong, deals with abuse, contains dubious consent, and adult subject matter. If you are sensitive to violent sexual situations, the book may not be suitable for you. Some parts of this book are not easy to read and are not intended for everyone. However, those that keep an open mind and stick with it will not be disappointed.
Worldbuilding: This novel takes place in Washington State and mostly in Braxton’s home.
Characters: The main characters in this story are Braxton Kennedy and Jessica Dixon aka Bunny. Braxton Kennedy came from nothing and he will be damned if that is ever the case again. His favorite past time is taking dirty ugly toys and making them whole again only to rip them apart during the six months they are in his care, then disposing of them. But his 20th toy is a girl he never saw coming. She gets under his skin and inside of his head but after all is said and done, he wouldn’t have it any other way. Can he overcome his past and his own mental hang ups to have a chance at a woman who can make him whole again? Jessica Dixon is a long way from home and prefers it that way. But this downward spiral that her life has become has gotten out of control and her one saving grace might be a fallen angel. The things Braxton does to her, she craves but his crazy mood swings are starting to give her whiplash. Can she break down his walls and finally help him heal or will the devil himself, from her past, come and wreak havoc on her new happy reality?
Plot: There are a good number of story arcs presented throughout the story! The super rocky and often failing romance arc between Brax and Bunny. Bunny’s past story arc. As well as Brax’s past and the other dirty ugly toys story arc. Everything was pieced together well and the pace of the story wasn’t overly drawn out nor was it underdeveloped and short!
Writing: This novel is told in first person points of view of Braxton and Jessica. As well as past/present point of view of both characters. Also the epilogue was told from Braxton’s father’s point of view which initially threw me off but I absolutely loved it! This novel is a standalone and presents very sensitive subjects. If violent sexual situations and abuse are a trigger for you then I would recommend not reading this novel.
Curb Appeal: This cover is gritty and I freaking love it! I could totally see Jessica as the model and it’s fantastic! The blurb barely gives the reader any information but just enough to pull you in and leave you captivated!!
Ultimately: This was a dark romance that I thoroughly enjoyed! Some parts were hard to get through but the ending made it worth the uncomfortable scenes! All in all, if you are in the mood for a hero that is as damaged as the heroine but learns how to be happy again then come check out his Dirty Ugly Toy!!!
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