I Kind of Loved It!
I believe Emma Hart saved the best Burke brother for the last! Kye Burke is completely different from his brothers and I couldn’t help but fall in love with him.
Kye is the more level headed, sweet, and thoughtful of the Burke brothers, he’s seen each and every one of his brothers fall hard for their girls and he never expected it to happen to him. When Chelsey and him hook up one night, he can’t get her out of his head, and pursues her relentlessly. Chelsey on the other hand, doesn’t want to be chased by a rock star, she wants to be left alone and not deal with the pain that is caused by having someone like Kye in her life. Kye realizes quickly that he needs to make Chelsey his, but it’s not an easy task. Chelsey has been hurt by her father (also a rock-star) and the wounds of what she’s gone through run deep. With Kye determined to break down those walls and get her to let him in things definitely get interesting.
I loved the bickering back and forth between Kye and Chelsey. Kye is cocky, hilarious, and a bit of an ass at times (but only with good intentions). Chelsey is guarded, scared, and sometimes a little bitchy. Together they are full of fire! Watching Chelsey continue to push Kye away got a bit annoying at times, but I don’t think things would have ended up the way they did for them if she would have let him in at first. Kye proved over and over again how much he cares for her and what he’s willing to do to keep her in his life, and yet at times it feels as if he will never get through to her.
The back and forth in this story is crazy, and full of angst. I couldn’t put this book down from the minute I picked it up till I reached “The End”. I had to know if Kye would finally get the girl, and if Chelsey would finally let Kye in 100%. Not only are they hilarious together, but their chemistry is hot from the very beginning of this book all the way to the end. Emma Hart did an amazing job of making their scenes steamy, but not over the top. This book was perfectly balanced with just enough angst, sexiness, and laugh out loud moments.
Not only do we get Kye and Chelsey’s story, but we also get to see how Conner, Tate, Aiden, Sophia, Jessie, Ella, Leiah, and Mila are doing as well. I loved seeing these couples continue to move forward, as well as getting to see more of Mila (the spitfire of a 2 year old that you can’t help but love). Seeing all these brothers and knowing where they came from in the beginning of the series, to where they are now, is pretty awesome. Each of these characters in this series has grown so much and have made me fall in love with them just a little bit more each book.
As sad as I am that this series is now over, I loved how it ended. Each one of these men found an amazing woman that is meant for them, and the extended epilogue gave us some insight into what is going on with these brothers and the girls, for which I am grateful! I didn’t want to say goodbye, but I couldn’t have asked for a better ending for this series! Run, don’t walk, and pick up your copy of Dirty Tricks, and all the other Burke Brother books today, it’s a series you will not regret reading!
I have received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review.