Author: Laurelin Paige
Publication Date: March 27, 2017
Page Length: 300 pages
My Rating: 1 / 5 stars
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When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn’t know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.
I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn’t stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted—I knew who I wanted—until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.
And then what it was like to lose it.
Ten years later, I’ve found my way back. Back to their world. Back to him.
This time, I’m ready. I’ve been down this road before, and I know all the dirty, filthy ways Donovan will try and wreck me.
But it’s hard to resist. Especially when I know how much I’ll like it.
I just want to express that my deepest regret is that I even read this book. It’s not like the prequel novella, Dirty Filthy Rich Boys, wasn’t without its problems. I wanted that book to be a fluke and for this book to be better. But alas, this book truly is just as terrible, if not worse, than the novella. I will say that Laurelin Paige writes an addictive story and I flew through this book. However, reading Dirty Filthy Rich Men is more akin to watching a train wreck. I knew nothing good was going to come out of reading this the further along I got, and yet, it was impossible to put down.
I would like to start off with a recap of all the problematic stuff that happened in the novella that I reviewed here. Our cast of characters primarily consists of Sabrina, Donovan, and Weston. In the prequel, Sabrina was 17-years-old attending Harvard on a scholarship, was sexually assaulted at a college party, was rescued by her TA (Donovan) who then practically forced her to have sex with him (then 22-years-old) in order for him to change her grade in her class. There’s definitely an illegal age difference here that I was already not comfortable with. And all these events lead up to this book, Dirty Filthy Rich Men, set 10 years after the events in the prequel.
If you, like me, thought this story couldn’t get any worse, you would be so wrong.