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~Release Day Review~Dirty Games by Barbara Elsborg~



Title: Dirty Games
Author: Barbara Elsborg
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Dark/Violence



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 The last thing Linton needs when he arrives home after three months in the States is to find his beautiful flat is a squat, complete with his younger brother Dirk, who’s lying in Linton’s bed with a couple who’ve paid him for sex. Dirk isn’t even supposed to have a key. But after Linton throws Dirk out, life slams in hard and if his brother is to have any hope of a future, Linton has to play dirty. Or at least pretend to. What he hasn’t factored in is having to play the game to the bitter end.

Film star Thorne Morrisey has everything. Good looks, charm, seductive magnetism and a voice that could charm a snake from its basket. He can also be a real shit and yet people still love him – though he’d rather not have the love of his suicidal ex, dumped by Thorne in a very public and humiliating way. His ex’s wealthy brother has his own reasons for wanting revenge on Thorne, and his weapon of choice is Linton.

Linton and Thorne are on a collision course and in for the game of their lives. But who is playing whom?

This book has dark themes and violence.



Dirty Games by Barbara Elsborg

****4 Stars****


A story of revenge, blackmail…..and love.

Linton is an Architect and has just returned back to the UK after 3 months in America where he was sent by his boss Max, after he was involved in an office scandal…He returns to his flat to find his younger, addicted, brother in bed with a man and a woman who paid him for sex.Not only that but the flat is a mess.He completely flips and kicks Dirk out…

a decision that will have far-reaching consequences…

Thorne is an upcoming Actor.

Extremely good looking but a bit arrogant.He’s bi sexual and has recently gone through a very public break-up with Owen ( Max’s brother )

Thorne and Linton are the main characters but there are a LOT of secondary characters interwoven into the story when a plan for revenge is set in motion.

Max wants revenge on Thorne for publicly humiliating his brother (Owen) and also for his reputation being tarnished.What better way than for Thorne to fall for someone, only to be dumped and humiliated the same way Owen was…

Linton finds himself drawn into the plan for revenge.He’s put in an impossible position…he wants no part in seducing Thorne but fate transpires against him when he needs money…and quickly.

This Author has created some fantastic MM couples and Linton and Thorne are no exceptions.

They have great chemistry and the sex scenes are smoking hot but what I loved the most was the banter between them…..some of the best I’ve read.

I found this compulsive reading although a bit confusing at times with so many characters introduced.

Still, though, an enjoyable read that I would recommend.

If you’ve read Dirty Angel by this Author, you’ll love the tiny part it plays here.Thorne is cast as Aden in an upcoming movie of the book. A really nice touch I thought.






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