Synopsis from Goodreads
Abigail Haddock is stunning, sensible, and some would say . . . stuffy. But it’s not really her fault. She was raised in one of Wessco’s oldest, most affluent, aristocratic families—“stuffy” is their middle name. So is successful. Abby’s working overtime to distinguish herself as a top-notch physician, just as her family legacy demands.
She doesn’t have time for nonsense.
Tommy Sullivan’s all about nonsense.
Sure, he’s an elite bodyguard with lethal skills and co-owner of the renowned, S&S Securities Firm—protector of the wealthy and titled. But he’s also rowdy, fun and thoroughly irresistible.
Tommy knows how to have a good time, and he’s never seen someone more in need of a good time than Abby. The lass needs long, wet, filthy kisses—STAT—and he’s just the man for the job.
It doesn’t take long for a wildly sexy, sinfully satisfying, no-strings attached arrangement to turn into something more. Something sweet and addictive and real. But Tommy and Abby are too royally stubborn to admit it.
Opposites attract, everyone knows that. But can they last—can they love…for forever?
Dirty Charmer is an opposites not only attract romance but a topical insight into the classist system which unfortunately still exists in the modern-day.
Tommy and Abby initially meet when Tommy is recovering from a serious injury in hospital, Abby being an attending physician. From the beginning, it was as if their souls cried out to each other. So when Tommy is hired to guard Abby for a few weeks, he sees it as the perfect opportunity to get under her skin, although his personal code of conduct prevents him from truly pursuing her until his contract ends.
Abby has a lot of suppressed emotions and desires due to her upbringing; her family are exceptional and she struggles with feelings of inadequacy and belonging. Abby’s greatest wish is to make her family proud, sadly, she doesn’t see herself clearly and the aloofness of her family only exasperates the problem.
An unusual opportunity presents itself when Abby is told she needs to find an outlet for her stress – can you guess what that outlet is – why – yes -TOMMY!!!!
As with all arrangements of convenience, the emotional entanglements soon add to Tommy and Abby’s interactions. Unfortunately, with the class divide between Tommy and Abby, there is an uneasy tension from both families which Tommy and Abby have to navigate. Especially when the tension comes in the form of coercion and threats.
However, the biggest barrier to finding a happily ever after together comes from Abby herself, having to deal with a major shift in the way she had her life planned and her preconceived notions about having a career and a family of her own.
I loved how Abby and Tommy complimented each other on so many levels, providing the other with the things they didn’t know they needed until they had them ❤