I Liked It!
Finally we get to see inside Rowan and Ava’s royal marriage and all the sexiness and chaos that it is!
I’ve been a lover of the Dirty Players Series, and Ava and Rowan, so I was ecstatic to see them finally getting a book that was just them. Sure we got Zelda and Rowan and Ava has made an appearance in all of the books, but we’ve not had the pleasure of seeing the ins and outs of them together living as King and Queen Regent.
If you’ve read the previous books in this series, you know Ava’s back story, and it’s not the greatest and your heart breaks for her.. well her past comes back to get her in this book and strong willed Ava tries to do everything she can to handle it herself, while also doing her job as the Queen Regent, and keeping her husband out of it since he has enough going on. When things get too much to handle and she has to involve Rowan, he’s not too happy that she kept things from him, but he does everything in his power to protect her and keep her save. I love the bond these two characters have, and how protective Rowan is of Ava. I would get so upset with Ava for keeping things from him and trying to live like she wasn’t in the position she was and putting herself in danger over and over again in this book.
This book had so many twists and turns, but unlike the other books in this series, we know who the “bad guy” is and it’s just getting him and catching him in the act. I loved how this book focused not only on dealing with Ava’s past catching up to her, but her finally embracing her role as a royal and watching her and Rowan’s relationship continue to grow. The love these two have for one another is beautiful. Seeing Zee and Cal and baby Belle make an appearance in this book was also a plus.
If you haven’t read this series yet, it’s a definite must read, but if you want to read Dirty Thief as a stand-alone, you can do that as well. It’s written in a way that you can read it without having to read the previous books beforehand. I really enjoyed finally getting Rowan and Ava’s book as the last time we saw Rowan’s point of view was in the first book in the series and it wasn’t with Ava. This was a sweet, read that had a bit of suspense that had me hooked from beginning to end!