Ralou’s Review: My Dirty Detour by Grace Risata

Posted March 9, 2016 by ralou in Book Reviews, Books, Collage / 1 Comment

Ralou’s Review: My Dirty Detour by Grace RisataMy Dirty Detour by Grace Risata
Find the Author: Website, Goodreads, Amazon
on January 27th 2016
Genres: Adult, Funny, New Adult, Romance, Suspense
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A dominant leader flees the mafia, looking for a fresh start in a small town. He put all his effort into starting a business and resigned himself to a life without love.
A neurotic germaphobe lives vicariously through the books she reads, preferring to play it safe in real life and hide behind her sarcastic remarks.
“I am NOT that neurotic! I just have germ issues and I tend to over-analyze things. Sure, I second guess myself all the time and have a tendency to freak out over the small stuff. I’ll admit that I do ask a lot of “what if…?” questions. Fine. I’m neurotic.”
One fateful day, the simple act of taking a wrong turn leads Violet right into Rocky’s life and completely turns it upside down. Accustomed to his orders being obeyed immediately and without question, Rocky doesn’t appreciate Violet challenging his authority at every opportunity.
“I don’t like being told what to do. Especially when some arrogant tough guy thinks he can boss me around. I might have argued with him just to keep him close. He smelled like heaven. Although with a body like his, I knew he was no angel.
Violet charmed her way into his heart with her quick wit and stubbornness, causing Rocky to fail at his many attempts to resist her.
“He’d never met anyone like me before. I trash talk, curse like a sailor, and pretty much say whatever’s on my mind. Life is too short to pretend to be something that you’re not.”
Rocky tries to keep his violent past hidden from Violet, but it suddenly catches up to him and he can no longer deny who he really is. Will Rocky turn his back on the life he built or stay and fight for what’s his? When Violet is faced with situations that rival anything she’s merely read about, will she be able to face her fears and work together with Rocky or will the truth tear them apart?
“It’s one hell of a wild ride! Take a look inside the first few pages and I’ll tell you all about it.”

Follow the journey of Rocky and Violet as they take a dirty detour…
Please note: As is often the case after “Boy Meets Girl” but before “Happily Ever After,” Steamy Bedroom Scenes will occur. Well….some of the steamy scenes actually take place outside the bedroom. You’ll have to read the book to find out more!
This is a full length, stand-alone novel with no cliffhangers.


 book review: 5 stars!

Oh yes! That’s what I’m talking about!! A book that throws at you the unfolding of its story with such force and no warning that you don’t know where it came from! Plus, the intensity and the twists are off-the-charts!! But let’s take it from the start, shall we?

So, My Dirty Detour tells the way Rocky met Violet and how their love progressed. But don’t let the simplicity of it fool you. Well, here’s the thing. Rocky Duncan is a guy that owns an brewery with his friend. Although, that is the description of now-Rocky. The old Rocky was part of the Italian Mafia charter in NYC but he abandoned them after some ….. bad things that went down. So, now, he’s making his living bottling gin and lives a quite quiet life. And that’s where Violet comes in. (he he he …. 😀 ) A woman with some whims who lucks to take a wrong turn while returning home from an errand. And that’s how she enters Rocky’s settled life and makes his world upside down. And in that “upside down” steps his past on and comes back for a final encounter.

It may sounds like any other Mafia novel – and it is in some level – but, I guarantee, that this, is miles away from the usual Mafia stories. The things that makes it different are so many and so irresistibly amazing:

  1. the incredibly entertaining interaction of Violet and Rocky,
  2. the banter between her and Rocky’s friends
  3. her whims that add another level of amusement
  4. Violet & Rocky’s steamy scenes -Pheww!! *fanning myself* –
  5. and so many others that can’t be said since their under SPOIL tag

My Dirty Detour redeems completely Grace Risata’s hard work over this novel and it puts her on my Watch-Out-This-Author list. Her writing is simply WOW, fantastic and sexy as hell that I couldn’t stop reading. Violet and Rocky’s story is an harmonic combination of feelings, humor, sexiness and Mafia that will make you unable to tear your eyes off its pages!



My Dirty Detour collage





One Response to “Ralou’s Review: My Dirty Detour by Grace Risata”

  1. Thank you for the AMAZING review of “My Dirty Detour.” I am beyond thrilled that you enjoyed the book. My favorite part of your review was the Rocky quote at the end. I LOVE IT!

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