The Dirty Truth by Winter Renshaw
The truth may be dirty, but the book is only decent.
The Dirty Truth by Winter Renshaw is a romance novel set to release on the 14th of June 2022! Thanks to NetGalley, I was able to read it a bit earlier than that!
After being dead for nearly three minutes, Elle decides that she wants to try living again! After a run-in with her asshole boss, she decides to quit. After a meeting with his niece, Elle agrees to mentor her, and things go from there!
I do want to give Winter Renshaw some credit to start with; even though the version provided to us is unedited, I didn’t catch any of the usual mistakes. The story also started fairly strong. While I normally don’t give romance novels higher than three (out of five) stars, I was beginning to think I’d have to make an exception for this one!
Long story short; I didn’t.
Don’t get me wrong, The Dirty Truth is a decent romance novel, but that’s all it is; just decent. It isn’t exceptional in any way.
I loved Elle at the start, but her behavior became more and more cliched as the book went on; why is she standing there and rumpling his hair to make it less perfect? The cheesiness of that killed me (in a not good way). She also really bulldozed over all of his boundaries in a way that I didn’t appreciate —yes he needed to open up, but if he did this to her, I’d like to tell her to run away!
Scarlett, West’s niece, was a sweetheart though. However, I felt like both of them were really hard on her. They expected every meeting to be the one that turned her around and make her a good kid. That feels like an odd burden to place on a child.
So as a whole, while The Dirty Truth is a nice read, I think Winter Renshaw could have done better, given the number of books she’s already written.
You can pre-order The Dirty Truth using the link below! While the book is currently $3.99 on amazon, I’m sure that those of us on Kindle Unlimited will be able to read it for free after it comes out because the rest of Winter’s books seem to be available there!