Down and Dirty by GA Hauser is a fun filled, erotically-sexy romp from start to finish. There are many elements of naughtiness throughout the novel that is a sure fire way of heating up her readers' on a cold winters night. Through her fast paced storytelling abilities, Ms. Hauser was once more able to almost immediately pull this reader into her uniquely written and loveable characters' lives.
Art History Professor, Jean DuLac, thought that he led an interesting life. But, the moment that Jean thinks he's going to live on the edge a little and get a tattoo, little does he know that he life is about to change forever. From the moment that Jean and the tattoo's shop owner and artist, Harry Callahan, meet sparks fly between them. As Harry gives Jean the tattoo, the men slowly get to know each other. Jean soon realizes that Harry isn't a person who commits to relationships, nor does he hardly play around sexually without his brother, Clyde, participating within the mix either.
Soon, Jean is introduced to a sexually erotic lifestyle that he had never thought was possible. But, as Jean finds himself falling for Harry, he begins to realize that things are not what they seem. Behind Harry's confident demeanor, is a man that lives with a dark past that is filled with nightmares and pain. Will Jean be able to break through the walls around Harry's heart, so they can begin to build a happy life together?
I really liked this book. I admit that I'm a huge fan of Ms. Hauser. Her books are always perfect way to pass the time on a rainy day. Her characters are always unique and sexy and I thoroughly love just about every one of them. One of the things that Ms. Hauser is the master of is writing highly erotic sex scenes. In Down and Dirty, there are MANY sex scenes and hot moments between her characters. Although, this is a M/M, M/M/M and sometimes M/M/M/M book, the story really evolves between Jean and Harry. They are the ones who I felt like made more of a connection and they were the ones that I truly enjoyed reading about. Although the sex was HAWT, I do wish that there had been more conversation and an emotional connection between Jean and Harry.
There is a lot going on in this book. The relationship between Harry and Clyde is very volatile at times and Harry troubled past, definitely leaves him scared to take a chance on love. Even though I liked Jean and Harry, in a way by the end of the book I felt like they still didn't know much about each other and they still had a long way to go to have a healthy relationship between them.
In my opinion, Down and Dirty read like it is the beginning of a series. There are some unanswered questions and there is the question of how things really will turn out between all of them. Because of this, it had more of a HFN ending and left this reader anxious to read more about the characters in the novel. Ms. Hauser's fans will certainly love this darkly erotic tale and be asking for more.
UCLA art history professor Jean DuLac enjoyed his life. He was happy with his career and traveling the world searching for masterpieces to photograph first hand for his students.
When Jean decides to use one of his own art designs for a tattoo, he meets tattoo shop owner, Harry Callahan. Jean finds out the shop is called, Down and Dirty Harry's Tattoos for a reason.
Harry Callahan loves his work. His reputation for being the best tattoo artist in LA is well earned. Harry and his older brother 'Clyde' have a lot in common. Clyde is an erotic dancer by night, firefighter by day, but he and Clyde share the same taste in men...as well as the men themselves.
The night Jean decides to get his skin inked, he meets Harry and can't help but be smitten with a man as big, brawny, and handsome as 'Dirty' Harry. Jean has no idea the dark delights he is in for Friday night after class.
What Jean discovers is how intense being the object of two men's desires can be and how pleasure with the Callahan brothers, means getting Down and Dirty. - M/M/M BDSM