The Dirty Secret (Kira A. Gold)


From the Desk of Donna Edith… 

My services are unconventional. My clients come to me with needs and I match them to other clients with needs of their own… 

Promising young architect Killian Fitzroy: Driven, clever, eager to prove himself. Starved for sex, though he’s come to me for professional assistance, not personal. Needs: Someone unique, creative and fast. An artist with a feminine perspective to breathe life into a house he’s built. 

Aspiring scenic designer Vessa Ratham: Sensuous, spontaneous, but secretive. Recently returned to Vermont armed with an art degree that qualifies her for little more than waiting tables. Needs: An opportunity to shine. 

Yes, Killian and Vessa will satisfy each other nicely—in more ways than one.

Let me start by saying that Erotica is not exactly my go-to read… yeah, I enjoy my New Adult Romances, and I do like sexy scenes in my books, but I’m not always sure of purely erotic romances. But this book really surprised me, because I liked it SO MUCH!!!

The writing is kind of beautifully lyric, and Kira A. Gold sure knows her stuff in terms of interior design, but I have to admit that all those descriptions were a bit lost on me – I couldn’t even place half of the colors talked about here. But the way she described the feelings and interactions between the two main characters was lovely and I was gripped from the start.

About the characters, oh my, I ship Vessa and Killian so hard!!!! They both deserved better than what life gave them, for sure, and I liked to see how their relationship developed slowly but surely, and I liked that it wasn’t just about the sex… oh no, they were so honest with each other, and they shared so much, it was heart-warming.

The character development was amazing, I was as happy as Killian when Vessa started to use sentences that started with “I” and I was so proud when Killian finally stood up for himself at work. They made each other want more out of life, while being so supportive of each other, and that’s always great to see in relationships. Don’t get me wrong, the sex was all kinds of HOT, but all their scenes together were amazing, even if they were fully clothed.

I adored the secondary characters, and I especially liked how much weight they had in the story, because sometimes erotica forgets that life isn’t confined to a room.

Even though there isn’t much plot in this book, it does exist, and I liked it. I liked to see Killian’s house transform, and Vessa’s life transform along with it. I liked her family, and I loved that despite everything her father was so proud of her.

I honestly loved this book and I can see myself reaching for other books by Kira A. Gold.

January Book Haul


Hi people! Here we are for my first book haul of the year. Yep, we’re already one month down in 2016 and this is freaking scary. Time keeps going by way too fast and I would really appreciate it if it slowed the hell down. Either way, this month I got a few books, so let’s begin.



I ended up getting 5 physical copies this month. Well, actually, I got The Name of The Wind still in 2015, but my haul had already gone up :D. The Name of The Wind was actually a christmas gift from a friend and I love it, because I’ve been wanting to start this series for a while, I was just procrastinating because the last book has no release date yet. Then in Glasgow at the beginning of the month I bought Forbidden, The Night Owls and What If? at Waterstones (where I could easily spend a whole day), and at Tesco (of all places), I found The Art of Being Normal for a really amazing price.


I’m kind of hooked on the kindle deals! Two of the books below I got for 0€!!! And most of the others were at amazing prices…


  • Wallbanger by Alice Clayton – I saw so many good reviews about this book that I decided to get it.
  • Sink or Swim by Kelley R. Martin – I needed this novella!
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover – I got this book for free :D, I still can’t believe it!!!
  • Falling into Place by Amy Zhang – It was a daily deal, and it sounded interesting.
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer – Most expensive eBook I ever bought. But I had to.
  • Friends With Partial Benefits by Luke Young – FREE!!!
  • Thing We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby – Kindle deal! Anso, sounded good, and great cover.
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I bought Fangirl for my kindle for 0.92€. How could I resist?
  • The Baller by Vi Keeland – Saw great reviews :D.



  • Chasing Crazy by Kelly Siskind – I got this eARC through Netgalley, already read it and loved it.
  • The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel – Currently reading this one, got it through Netgalley.
  • Getting Him Back by K.A. Mitchell – I got this eARC through Netgalley.
  • More Than Fashion by Elizabeth Briggs – Netgalley rocks :D. I already read the rest of the series, so I can’t wait to read this one next month.
  • Always For You by Tawdra Kandle – Netgalley again, already read it.
  • The Dirty Secret by Kira A. Gold – Netgalley, already read it.
  • Innuendos by V. Kelly – ebook provided by the author for honest review, read it and actually really liked it.
  • Spanish Lessons by Jessica Peterson – ebook provided by the author for honest review.
  • Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach – I got this eARC through Netgalley too.
  • Extreme by Lark O’Neal – I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

And that’s a wrap… my 24 books hauled this month 😉