Title: Down and Dirty
Series: Hot Jocks #5
Author: Kendall Ryan
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 10 March 2020
Synopsis from Goodreads
From New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan comes a delicious new standalone romance featuring an accidental Vegas wedding and a totally perfect alpha hero.
Remember that time you accidentally woke up in Vegas married to your hot younger guy friend?
That’s basically my life right now.
Mistakes were made, okay?
He’s too young for me. Twenty-three to my thirty. And he’s saving himself for the right girl.
Yup. Apparently I’ve married the last alpha-male virgin on the planet. And my stubborn, oddly traditional, new husband doesn’t want a divorce.
He wants me.
Complicated doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Down and Dirty is in fact sweet and cute. Landon is the rookie on the team and is still trying to prove himself as worthy of a front-line position. He has devoted his entire life to hockey to the detriment of personal relationships, which would explain his v-card situation. Landon has also been subconsciously influenced by his father’s flighty attitude to relationships and marriage having been married a number of times and still none the wiser; making Landon crave stability and longevity in the relationship he chooses for himself.
Despite their age difference, Landon and Aubree are extremely compatible with ease to their interactions. Making the Vegas trip they are on so much fun they end up married at the end of it 😂
While Aubree freaks out completely, Landon takes it all in his stride with the mindset of everything happening for a reason. Although Landon is only 23 to Aubree’s 30, there is a role-reversal in maturity levels; despite his young age, Landon is definitely determined and dominant – alpha to the core. Landon feels the connection he has with Aubree is something that should be pursued and is single-minded in attempting to win Aubree. Landon is full of swoon.
I have to say I found Aubree a little annoying especially in her lack of communication and dismissal of Landon because of his age.
Down and Dirty is relatively low on the angst scale with the added bonus of being able to catch up with the characters from the previous books in the series.