While I usually read historical romances, I’ve been reading modern romances lately. I was happy to add Type Dirty to Me by Roxanne D. Howard to my recently read list.

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Type Dirty to Me
by Roxanne D. Howard
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The summary:
When hot actor Brem Lockwood enters her life, Madelyn has a choice—stay safe with an online fling or risk her
heart for a chance at real love.
Divorcee Madelyn Stacilli has baggage deeper than the Grand Canyon,
and her move to New Haven to start a new life is the perfect change she needs. When vicious gossip stunts her plans to open her own business, she can’t confide in anyone around her. But online, beneath the blanket of anonymity, she can let loose and find comfort with the mysterious Easton216. Their natural, open relationship is a breath of fresh air.

When British A-list actor Bremond Lockwood rents the house beside her
to escape an intense media spotlight and malicious past, he charges headlong into her life. Madelyn grows
torn between her steady, emotional online connection and a fiery affair with a Hollywood star. Brem’s
intense passion ignites the embers of her sexuality from a long slumber, making her burn hotter than the

Should she stay safe with her online love or risk her heart with the man in
front of her? The road to recovery just got a whole lot more complicated.
Reader advisory: This book contains a scene of public sex and a scene of kidnapping. There is mention of
gaslighting, alcoholism, emotional abuse, animal cruelty, and attempted murder.

It’s actually more than a little funny. Hours before cracking open Type Dirty to Me one (metaphorically, as I read it on Kindle), I finished a book with a similar premise: Olivia Dade’s Spoiler Alert. In both novels, a woman is enjoying an emotional relationship with a man online, only to meet and fall in love with a film star! However, Type Dirty to Me is a completely different genre – part sexy romance, part drama/thriller, part cozy mystery, I would say!

While the plot of this one was very predictable, IMO, that didn’t make the book any less enjoyable. I loved Madelyn. She is a badass. She’s been through some shit, but she got herself out and is living her dream, even though that takes a lot of hard work. Brem is such a fun character and love interest, too. Her love scenes with him area spicy, and I liked that online flirtation she has going as well. The hottest scene in the book, to me, was when things got steamy with her online crush… 🔥🔥🔥

My only qualm with this book were that the “bad guy” characters were traditional feminine blondes. That’s a trope I just don’t care for. But this wasn’t made a big deal of, so it wasn’t that huge of an issue for me.

Overall, this was a fun and sexy read with an emotional punch as well. I like that I keep finding steamy romances about characters who are older than me. I’m sick of romances about folks in their twenties (outside of New Adult/college romances). Give me more characters like Madelyn and Brem, who are in their forties and living the romantic dream!! (I’m thirty. I need something to look forward to, haha.) This was a 4 star read for me, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a short romance with cozy mystery vibes. My thanks to Silver Dagger Book Tours, the author, and the publisher for hooking me up with a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Type Dirty to MeType Dirty to Me by Roxanne D. Howard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was quite a bit of everything: part sweet romance, part steamy romance; part cozy mystery, part thriller. While I found the plot to be predictable, that did not make it any less enjoyable. I really loved Madelyn. She has been through the ringer, but knows who she is, what she wants, and how to get it. I really admire her. My only qualm was that the “bad guy” characters were traditionally feminine blonde women. That’s a trope I’m not a fan of. However, overall this book portrayed romance between middle-aged characters in a very empowering way. My thanks to Silver Dagger Book Tours, the author, and the publisher for hooking me up with a copy in exchange for my honest review. Look out for my full review at bitchbookshelf.com on October 26.

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Roxanne D. Howard is a U.S. Army veteran who has a bachelor’s degree
in Psychology and English. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. Also, she is
an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and marine biology geek. Roxanne resides in the western U.S.,
and when she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Roxanne loves to
hear from her readers, and encourages you to contact her via her website and social media.

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