Book Review: Dirty Deeds


Book: Dirty Deeds

Author: S. E. Jakes

Publisher: Riptide

Genre: M/M Suspense

Heat level: Hot!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I really like S.E. Jakes.┬áJakes writes manly men who would rather stick needles under their fingernails than talk about their feelings and who are truly fucked up individuals. The sex is rough and everyone’s in danger, often from each other (talk about friendly fire!).

This book follows up from the events in To Catch a Ghost which features Prophet, an agent working for a secretive, alternative company for espionage and investigations. In that book the reader is introduced to a side character, Cillian, known mostly through instant messaging. In this book, Cillian is front and center, but the real story is about Mal who has been trailing Cillian in the hunt for a good guy turned bad, John.

Mal is fascinating as a character. He’s disabled, for one, having lost his vocal chords when his throat was slashed by a would-be assassin. He doesn’t let that stop him from being chatty, however, using technology to impart most of his messages. There’s some pretty hot cybersex in the book, as well as plenty of goading and even a few secrets shared.

I think the only reason I don’t give this book five stars is that it ends abruptly, almost a cliffhanger. I hate cliffhangers. But I’m hooked, and I know I’ll be buying the next one.