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Vegas is a hot phone sex operator who knows just how to make your deepest, darkest fantasies come true either with a gentle whisper in your ear or with a rough growling command. When he’s in control, you know you’re in good hands. Vegas can tickle or scratch whatever itch or fetish a caller can throw at him. But his job at the exclusive ‘Black Vanilla’ has its dark side, wVegas is a hot phone sex operator who knows just how to make your deepest, darkest fantasies come true either with a gentle whisper in your ear or with a rough growling command. When he’s in control, you know you’re in good hands. Vegas can tickle or scratch whatever itch or fetish a caller can throw at him. But his job at the exclusive ‘Black Vanilla’ has its dark side, which becomes all too clear when Vegas receives a call one night that hits a little too close to home. Somewhere out there, someone’s watching him. Someone who’s taken their fantasy one step too far. It isn’t long before Vegas finds himself entangled in a web of dark and dangerous obsession. An obsession that can only end one way. “Dirty Talk” will take you deep into the world of stimulating oral desire and blur the lines that exist between our ultimate fantasies and harsh reality....

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dirty talk Reviews

  • Chelsea
    2018-09-08 04:00

    3.5 heartsThere are a couple of things I need to make clear right off the bat. This is not a romance, and the ending is very ambiguous. That being said there are a number of hot sex scenes and the mystery is very clever.So, Vegas works at a New York City phone-sex call centre called Black Vanilla. He does this happily and has made a lot of friends there. One day he starts getting very creepy calls from someone who… let's just say isn’t too concerned about Vegas’ health and wellbeing.So the story revolves around the stalker and how that situation slowly escalates, and I have to say it was done very well. I was definitely freaked out! Vegas didn’t shrug it off as nothing and attempt to be hero and although he was definitely scared, he didn’t let it run his life. I liked that, it felt more realistic.Now Vegas... Vegas, Vegas, Vegas, he sure does get around in this book, I swear everyone finds him attractive and he finds everyone attractive.The sex was hot though! I even liked that we got a variety of people. Once again I guess it felt kind of realistic for a single gay man in New York and his progression of relationships did help progress the story.There are a few problems I had with this story. Honestly it's probably most things other than the sex and the stalker. I felt the story lagged a bit to begin with. We were introduced to about 10 different characters and given an info dump for each character as well as Vegas’ history, and I get why all that's important, it just felt too clumped together. Also, the third person POV constantly pulled me out of the story. It's definitely not my favourite narrative style. The characters felt a bit fake, maybe because they were all rich high-class, super good looking, gay men working at a phone sex centre. I mean, I’m sure the people actually working at these places aren’t all models, otherwise they wouldn’t be doing the sex over the phone, am I right?!? But really, I didn’t connect with Vegas greatly.Then of course there’s the ending. It frustrates me to no end when I don’t get a conclusion to a mystery. I scoured all the other reviews out there for this book, and no one had any other insights that could put all my thoughts to rest.This is why I recommend reading this review (or other reviews) so you’re prepared for the ending. If people go into reading this with the ambiguous ending in mind, I think it might get rated much higher.I’m rounding this up to 3.5 (even though it feels like a 3) mainly because there were no flaws in the actual story told and the mystery was very engaging, which is the main point of the book. Once again, I think if I had taken the time to read some reviews and therefore been more prepared starting this, I might have rated it higher.

  • Stephanie
    2018-09-07 04:49

    *blows out breath*where to start? This book is about Vegas, a boy raised in the South by his grandmother. After she passes he decides to try his luck in New York. Working as a barista, he meets Bronx, a wealthy lawyer. It's a whirlwind romance that moves fast, and he finds himself living with him in a short time. Only things aren't as great as they appear. For our young Vegas, things are so up and down that he never seems to catch his footing. He leaves Bronx to live with his bff London, where he gets him a job as a phone sex operator. Things go well for awhile, until Vegas starts getting threatening phone calls at work and someone following him. Just when you think you have this book figured out, you don't. Nothing is as it seems, and you're smacked with some more O.M.G moments. I loved that about this book, I was on the edge the whole time. It was very intense. And that ending... just... My mind is a little blown. My only complaint about this book would be the names. All the guys had names of locations, Vegas, Bronx, London, Aspen...It got a little confusing at times. When I thought he was referring to one person, it was really another. These weren't just the operators names, which would have made sense. Unless there is some significance that I'm not aware of? Although, now that I think about it.... I think this writer is going to go far, especially under Via Star Wings. This author is good now, but will definitely be great. Keep your eye out for this one! 3.75 twisty stars!

  • Caroline Brand
    2018-08-29 06:02

    REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE3.5 StarsThis has been difficult for me to rate when it came to my review as there were parts of the story that I really liked but other parts that I felt fell short.The first half of the book is slow and didn’t keep my interest piqued and there was a huge amount of information dumped that wasn’t necessary to the story. It wasn’t always succinct either with POV changes faster than I could keep up with. My last grumble is that it needed further proofreading – there were a lot of simple errors that could have easily been cleaned up.Dirty Talk introduces us to Vegas West raised in the South by his grandmother but now trying to make it as best he can in New York. He has nothing but dreams when he arrives in the city but luck is on his side when he meets London who becomes his best friend. He also meets Bronx an extremely wealthy man who becomes his lover for a year.When Bronx turns into someone Vegas no longer recognises and actually starts to fear he turns to his best friend London for support. He starts working at Black Vanilla as a sex chat operator and for a while his life is good, he is surrounded by friends and for the most part he is having fun. Then he gets a weird call on the chat line, a call that appears to be very personal and designed to rattle him, and everything goes to hell.Someone is after Vegas and that someone seems to be fuelled by hatred. There are so many people that Vegas suddenly finds himself not trusting that it makes his head spin. This part of the story is excellent. The author did a superb job of keeping you guessing almost until the end then completely blows away any theories you may have had. Before you are given all the facts there is murder and mayhem. After you have been given all the facts there is a real WTF moment! I’m still confused over the ending and I’m left wondering if that was really the end or whether there will be more to come.

  • Mandie Foxylutely
    2018-09-08 05:06

    Vegas is happy in his life now away from his violent ex, Bronx, and living with his best friend, London. They both work as phone sex operators at the exclusive Black Vanilla. It is whilst working one night that Vegas takes a creepy call that takes his life on an all too sinister path. This book was not really what I was expecting, it was much darker and complex, with plenty of twists and turns, in the mysterious journey to find Vegas’ stalker. The author kept the reader on their toes by moving from one situation to another, building the guessing game of who the stalker could be. This had a downside for me as the storyline lost its flow and felt a little staggered in parts. It’s not a romance although there are some romantic elements, which is not a bad thing but just giving the heads up if a new reader was looking for love and a HEA, something that this book does not offer. Vegas was a likeable character, as were they all, but some ended up being the complete opposite of what was originally believed. It is difficult to explain this without spoiling the plot. The other thing I found strange was the character names which were all city/place names. At first I thought these were the nicknames for the sex line workers but alas it was not so. This took away some believability of the plot for me, which I know sounds a bit lame but this is the effect it had on me.There are plenty of curve balls thrown in but the one involving his ex and the ending had me shaking my head. However it was still an enjoyable read and one I just kept having to read further to find out what the heck was going on. Overall a unique and involving plot that gave this book a need to read feel. Three and a half stars. *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

  • Jenny Wood
    2018-09-14 03:05

    Ok.... wow... I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review....So, here we have Vegas, whose lost his parents then his grandma and decided to move to New York from Indiana. Feeling alone and waiting tables at a coffee house he meets Bronx... (get used to it very qucikly, everyone has wierd names and almost all of them are cities or states, examples, Vegas, London, Aspen, Venice, Dakota, ....at first it was kinda cute but eventually, once introduced to a new person I was like...seriously?... )Bronx I felt like was gonna be good for him but he quickly changed and I was glad to see Vegas get away from him. Enter London, best friend and saving grace, got him away from Bronx and set him up with a job as a phone sex operator and became everything he needed when he needed it most. One night at work, Vegas gets a strange call from an unknown caller who really freaks him out, while scary, he brushes it off as someone just trying to scare him but as the days go on, the calls get more and more personal and more and more scary... When you try to piece together who it could be, you literally think of everyone. I can not tell you how many times I changed my mind on who I thought it would be. At first, I was convinced it was Bronx trying to start trouble and maybe scare him back to him, then I thought maybe Driver, then I thought one of the others he worked with since I'm sure it could be a bit competitive when working off calls.... Then he meets Dakota, whose sweet and seems to really like Vegas, he took things a little fast and so I swore next it was him.... My heart really broke for him though.The constant back and forth in my own mind was one of the things I liked most about this book. It kept me burning through pages just to see what happened next, I'm not used to reading suspense novel so it definitely had my heart rate speeding up lolFinding out who it really was and what it was all about, I literally, in my room by myself, said .... whaaaaaaaaat???? LOL Then I laughed at myself....The very end confused me though, I don't get it. I don't understand how and why and.... well how? and why? I don't get it...It's gonna drive me crazy too because I wanna know what thats about... will there be another book? I mean, what could possibly come of it now that Vegas knows, or what does he actually know? What does it really mean? My mind was literally blown and I'm left STILL trying to figure it out! Feel free to give me your own conclusion and opinions if you want. I'd really like to know what others think about it..Overall, once I started reading, I couldn't put it down, it sucked me in from the first page...I'll be on the lookout for more by this author!

  • Christina
    2018-09-16 06:01

    3 Stars - 4 Flames This is one of the reads that keeps you glued to your book, but leaves you a little confused or slightly wondering what just happened. I don't typically give things away in my reviews without a blatant "spoil alert warning", but I'm afraid you might get a little spoiler if you read into my hints and/or code. Trust me, I'm not trying to give it away, I just need to get a few things off my chest about this one.First off, lets just stare at the cover. I mean, sigh...Sooooo, this took some time getting in to. I was a bit confused as to where the author was going to take us since we start in the present, then flash back (staying there as though it's the present), returning to the present, to then work on character building with Vegas' co-workers before I felt anything worth happening, happened. Whew...that was difficult. But once the drama starts, I was completely in it to win it. Between the different lust filled moments and trying to find out "who-done-it", by the time I got to the climax, I was like, "wait, what?". And THEN....that's not even really the end. Nope, that would have been too easy. Instead, we get to read about a HEA. But is it? I'm not sure. I'm STILL trying to figure out if it's actually a HEA or nightmare all over again for poor Vegas. I'll let you decide which it is.Vegas is a southern boy who moved to New York in search of something bigger than the life we was dealt. After spending his first years in N.Y. in a committed relationship with someone who ended up NOT being what dreams were made of, he moves in with his BFF and starts working as a phone sex operator. Although he had been there for a couple of years, nothing major was happening in his life and he was becoming a home body before he was even twenty-five. That is until he starts receiving strange and mysterious calls from someone who clearly knew who he was, where he lived and even who he was hanging out with.This story is interlaced with ex-boyfriend issues, co-worker hook-ups, BFF drama and of course a twist that still has me wondering WTF! Seriously, WTF??? Still trying to process whether the twist is a good thing or just plan 'ol creepy.*I received this book from the Jeep Diva in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • Hunter Frost
    2018-08-27 02:00

    I received this as an ARC in exchange for a honest review.3.5 Stars"Dirty Talk" introduces us to Vegas West, a man searching for himself in New York while working for a sex chat line called Black Vanilla. We're privy to Vegas's everyday life with the other men of Black Vanilla and his constant struggle to reconcile with the heartbreak of his past. When Vegas receives a threatening call during one of his shifts, the story takes a dark and frightening turn.First let me say this novel was extremely interesting and unique and I appreciate the work the author put into such a story. There are both positive and negative elements that shaped my reading experience. The negatives:POV whiplash - the POV changed often and sometimes without warning. The tendency to head-hop, especially in the first half of the book was confusing and unnecessary.Slow pacing - the first half dragged on due to some serious information dumps and backstoryEditing issues - I found many repetitious descriptions and dialogue, plus numerous typos Character naming conventions - The majority of the characters were named after cities, places, etc. I felt like I was left out of some weird inside joke. I kept waiting for this to be explained, but it never was. Inconsistent characters - At times I felt some of the characters' actions were only motivated by plot, not their true natures...As for what I liked:Awesome handling of the thriller/suspense aspect of the book - I was absolutely terrified along with Vegas. When the pacing picked up, I was hooked. Well done!Hot sex - despite my disappointment over the lack of actual "dirty talk" outside of the calls Vegas receives at work, the sex was hot and steamy. I wanted more.Masterful plot - the weaving of character and plot twists kept me turning the pages.Intriguing ending - I'm still not sure how I feel about the ending, but I consider it a win since I'm still puzzled and thinking about it.Despite its short-comings, I would recommend this book for those who enjoy erotic thrillers.

  • blub
    2018-09-11 01:41

    A free copy was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.Readers first meet Vegas at his job as a phone sex operator at Black Vanilla. He doesn't especially like it or hate it although sometimes he can get really into his role. He was introduced to it by his trust fund best friend and roommate, London.It goes off on a bit of a tangent after that going into the story of how Vegas met his well off lawyer boyfriend, Bronx. London's disapproval of their relationship and Vegas and Bronx's growing infatuation of each other. Things get serious between the two and Bronx wants Vegas to move in. Vegas does so but after a year finds the relationship not to be what it was, Bronx is abusive and treats him as a possession. Leading Vegas to the decision to leave him, move in with London, who got him a job at Black Vanilla. Things are looking great until Vegas starts receiving scary calls.Starting off, after reading the second chapter I thought I had a strong inkling of who was Vegas's stalker. But as the story progressed I started doubting myself. That being said, the author did a great job of keeping the readers on their toes. I felt myself wanting to change my guess of whodunit but am kind of glad it turned out to be right and then some. The twists the author managed to pull were a great surprise and somewhat unexpected.It was easy to breeze through this book. The depiction of Vegas's psychological state was an intriguing stance to read. It was believable to see this happening just like in a movie or TV drama.I did have an issue with the names though. There was a bunch of characters named after city/state/boroughs i.e. Bronx, Aspen, Dakota, Venice, London, Nevada, etc. It all got a bit tiring and it was funny how none of the characters drew attention to it jokingly or seriously in disbelief.

  • Lisa
    2018-09-01 02:01

    I was given this book free by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.I have to say I wasn't expecting this. I thought it was going to be a novel based on the life of phone sex operators focusing on their jobs and the dirty talk rather than the story I got.The story focuses on Vegas a sex phone operator and his friends. One day at work , he gets a menacing phonecall which makes him fearful for his life.I loved the mystery of who the caller was. I can honestly say I didn't see the twist and then the final twist coming. I admit I had a WTF moment on the last page. My heart just broke for Vegas.This was my first book by the author and it isn't going to be the last.

  • Erica Chilson
    2018-09-06 02:02

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads3 Stars.Joey Jameson is a new-to-me author, and while I enjoyed the storytelling for the most part, the writing style was difficult for me to fully grasp. I'm going to deviate from my usual reviewing style to list the cons first, then end with the pros of the story. Beneath the issues, I truly was riveted and intrigued. Cons: The 3rd person narration wasn't without difficulty. 90% of the entirety of the novel was written in 3rd person narration featuring Vegas, while 10% were random sentences via other character's POVs, spread throughout. This was extremely confusing, tearing me from the story. I would be reading along as the story was shown via Vegas' eyes, then in the middle of a paragraph, the pronoun and given name usage was wonky, and I'd realize the sentence belonged to another character. Character names were all locations. At first I felt this was because of Black Vanilla, like stage names. So when Dakota showed up, I groaned with frustration, because why was his name also a location? Vegas. London. Bronx. Dakota. and at least 5+ more states and cities. The only person who didn't have a location name was the security guard and the boss. But the Boss's name was Driver, which is also bizarre. The non-names cheapened an otherwise suspenseful storyline. Vegas, our narrator for the most part, was a Georgia transplant to NYC. As someone who straddles the border of New York and Pennsylvania, the slang wasn't authentic to the location. I ignored the British spellings of many words, because I believe the spelling belongs to the origin of the writer, such as Kerb and Colour. However, the narration belongs to the characters, and a southerner wouldn't use the word flat and other colloquialisms. Plot holes: Without giving spoilers, characters were in plain sight, completely visible via the narrator when they were supposedly doing something else (the big reveal). A few times they were holding eye-contact or saying, "OMG, Vegas, are you okay?" within a heartbeat, so it was impossible for the culprit to be the culprit, which lead the reader down other avenues. Multiple characters were in the line of sight, so collaboration was out of the question. While wrapped up in the moment, it wasn't noticeable. But when I stopped to think, I clicked back to be sure, and it wasn't possible for either party to be responsible (possible for other things, though). I'll just leave it at that. Flow of the story itself was off. There were moments in time, which didn't lend anything to the overall plot, that were told for more than 2 chapters (in the past, yet nothing denoting this such as italics or a date given). Later in the novel, moments from the past were italicized, while being thought in the present (so it wasn't a flashback as prior, but simply a couple chapters of memory mixed with conscious thought of the present). It was confusing to say the least, especially combined with the periodic head-hopping. While important events were truncated, told instead of shown, other events were written out, but they were of importance and happening 'right now'. This lead to a lot of info-dumping. Character's reactions, particularly the police, were conflicting with their personalities, simply for the author to drive the story forward, even if it created a plot hole or conflicted with the characterization, law, or rationality. "I'm worried about you, so I'm going to take you home," but peel out before Vegas gets two feet from the car door... where danger lies. "I'm worried about you," but no one actually stays with Vegas for his safety. NYPD: "We can't help you!" after being choked, isn't how the United States Justice System operates. "We can't connect the calls at your work, (which were recorded) to the stalking and choking outside of your apartment, so we have nothing to investigate..." even though your neck is sporting a necklace of fingertip bruises and it was attempted murder on a NYC sidewalk in an affluent part of the city. A terroristic threat made of a specific person would have resulted in that person having a wellness check via the police, especially if he was a witness to the crime in question, and possibly a suspect, while also being mentioned in the recorded phone call with a threat to his person. NYC's finest are not bumbling idiots, and the villain of this tale felt like 'A' from Pretty Little Liars, with how things changed to suit the plot, even if they were above rationality. If you liked a guy enough to make him dinner, and he was just choked nearly to death, you would have immediately called 911 while helping him, not get offended and run away... into danger. I'm mean, really? Wouldn't he have said, "OMG! Someone tried to kill you!" *dials 911, voice broken when speaking, hands shaking* "Are you okay? Let me help you!"I'm spinning down the rabbit hole- I apologize. Pros: The plot itself was intriguing, unlike anything I'd read before, and I appreciate the effort the author put forth. Do I think it came together seamlessly? No, it didn't. As a writer and editor, it's my job to see those flaws. As a reader, who was caught up in the moment, I wouldn't have spotted them unless I truly worked it out in my head, but most likely after the fact. Once over the middle hump, the story took off and had me furiously clicking the pages to find out what happened next. Whether it be a pro or a con, the fact that the dots didn't line up helped keep the reader from figuring out who was doing what (aside from the implausibility and the impossibility). So it's a pro as the suspense elements weren't obvious and predictable. The resolution and ending will no doubt leave readers speechless. When I finished the ending, I thought to myself, "My DARK reading buds would like this book." The domestic violence was written about as accurately as humanly possible, and this is coming from a survivor. There were elements between Vegas and Bronx that mirrored my own life, and a few times I had to put the book down to get my bearings. All-in-all, minus the hiccups along the way, I did enjoy Dirty Talk. The in-depth look into the phone sex operation in the beginning was highly entertaining. The suspense angle kept me turning the pages even during the lull. The positives and negatives are equal in my opinion. With a bit of work, this could have been one heck of a thriller. Recommended to fans of MM, suspense/thriller, and darker reads. For those seeking a romantic book, or one filled with a plethora of between-the-sheets action, this is most definitely true to the suspense/thriller genre, leaving those attributes riding beneath the surface. Warning: NO HEA

  • Anita
    2018-08-30 03:47

    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of the MM Group Don't Buy My Love program. I thank the author and the organizers of DBML for the opportunity.I won't go into a description of the book as many of my fellow Goodreaders have done that admirably. I found this difficult to rate but settled on a 3.5. First impressions - I don't classify this as a romance. More of a mystery/suspense with gay/bi characters with some romance elements. Though it has been said in other reviews, I find that I must mention the names of the characters. Most of them had first names that were names of places - London, Vegas, Bronx, Nevada, Aspen. Found it quite odd. Initially I thought that these were the names the sex workers gave themselves but no, these were their proper names. Now I usually have to find a reason for that sort of writing tic, you know, why did the author choose to give his character those names - but searched around on the author's FB page and web site but didn't see anything. Have to say that I found the names distracting. The book has good "bones." There is the foundation of a very good book here but there were some inconsistencies. Flashes of brilliance and great lines "in short, the boy was a ho" and "Call him old fashioned, but he much preferred his sexual encounters to be with someone whose last name he knew." Really funny, snarky lines. There were also sections that I really liked - the period of time that Vegas was with Bronx was riveting. I found myself on the edge of my seat. But then there were some odd either perspective changes or uneven pacing. In one section we are talking about Vegas and then we sort of shift into Dakota's perspective for a moment and then back to Vegas. Few spelling boo-boos but not too distracting. The mystery/stalker plotline was done well and definitely made me say DAYYYUUUM at the twists and turns. The backstory for Vegas was well conceived - we have a guy who has no family left, trying to make it on his own, has had to take care of himself and tries to rise out of the ashes, so to speak. The secondary characters were nicely described although I found myself getting confused with all the voices. Their friendship was captured with some depth and I, as a reader, could feel their concern for each other. Now that ending - fuuuuccckkkk!!!! Bravo to the author. I was headed in one direction and was convinced I was right and was totally blown away by the twists. Are we going to revisit these guys? Don't want to say more as that will take me into spoilerville but goodness. I was reading the end of the book in bed, and got to the very end and sat straight up and said WHAT!! My husband said - well maybe there are a few pages missing. But no, that was the ending. I understand that the author is re-releasing this under a new publisher. I assume that will sort of clean up the spelling, odd POVs and other inconsistencies. Glad to hear that. The author has a good voice. Terrific storytelling. When he shines, he knocks it out of the park. But then there are those odd places that made me say wait - what are you trying to say? Will look into more by this author.

  • Kris
    2018-09-02 08:05

    I received a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked ReadsWow, twists & turns abound in this crazy m/m novel. Vegas is a sex phone operator, he got the job via his best friend & roomie, London. London also took him in when Vegas and his older, very alpha, very dominant boyfriend, Bronx, got a bit abusive. Are you seeing a name trend here? Bronx? London? Vegas?....it gets worse. Yet, it also gets quite intriguing! Vegas starts getting creepy calls at his job at Black Vanilla. Someone is stalking him and the person calling him on his sex phone line KNOWS HIM. Personally! Giving personal details to Vegas' actions & whereabouts, this person is someone he knows! It gets downright creepy while Vegas continues to try to live his life. Dakota is a great distraction. Vegas meets sweet & kind Dakota at his vegan grocery store and the two hit it off, but the timing is very bad for the two with Vegas' stalker looming and getting more & more brazen. I found myself flying through the pages to find out who the stalker is, who is the caller, are they the same person? The anticipation was awesome, drawn out with enough twists to really keep me riveted along with a :WHAT? WOW! OMG!" moment at the end well worth the read. On a down side, I did find the narration difficult at times. Are we in first person? Is the story being narrated? That got a little confusing at times. Vegas was written almost too needy and meek, falling for what I'd call "sugar daddies" and longing to be cared for more than I like in a character, but that's a personal opinion. Not sure if this is a series but it was left with a huge cliff hanger so I'd really hope so!

  • Joyfully Jay
    2018-09-04 02:38

    A Joyfully Jay review. 3.5 starsThis book opens with a want ad offering full-time work as a phone sex operator, while also assuring complete anonymity. This is how we first meet Vegas as his headset is beeping with his next caller on the line. Vegas has had it rough with both of his parents dying and then never feeling like he fit in. After his grandmother died, he took the chance to come to NYC. He took jobs wherever he could, became instant friends with London, and then met Bronx who attracted him like no other man ever did.Dirty Talk is some kind of story I will tell you that. You may be wondering about the romance aspect, but this book doesn’t have a traditional romantic arc with one specific couple and if that is what you absolutely need, then this is not that book. This book will give you Vegas, who can carry this story all on his own, and it will give you a thriller with romantic elements while it twists and turns until even after the very last word.Primarily this story is told from Vegas’ POV, but this book is a classic example of unfortunate head hopping. The POV at times shifts within a scene for only a sentence or two and then back again and it was unnecessarily distracting. Different POV would have been extremely welcome, but the mid paragraph, one sentence hops were counter-effective. Read Michelle's review in its entirety here.

  • Roger - president of NBR United -
    2018-09-03 01:06

    I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review through the DBML program at the M/M Romance group at goodreads.I want to say first off that even though I got this at a romance group the story is more gay fiction than a romance. This book had a very mystery/thriller atmosphere and the author threw out many red herrings that had me wondering up until the "big reveal" who was calling and threating Vegas. Vegas is a phone sex operator and most of the characters in the book have a name of either a city or an occupation. Now that was a distraction but I think the names also served a purpose the characters had some of the attributes of the city they were named after. The POV change were fast and furious and sometimes not set up well. I could follow along but the author seemed to be giving out distracting amounts of information that didn't seem to go anywhere in the story. even with those flaws I enjoyed the ride the author took me on and keeping me in suspence. Not an easy thing to do, because there were some mystery that weren't set up were you should know who the villain was right away that I had figured out by the end of the first chapter.I got intrigued by the throwaway at the end that "Driver" the person Vegas was living with might have had something to do with the disappearance of Dakota, who Vegas was thinking of making a relationship with even though they were not together for man than a couple of dates.

  • Diverse
    2018-09-03 02:44

    I have no idea how to start this review. So, that’s how I’ll begin. This was an interesting story I’ll give it that. It was a lot of suspense and intrigue. Many characters in play with this story. The mystery was conducted well… until it wasn’t. I finished this book beyond confused. I wanted to say maybe it was open to interpretation but I can’t. The bad guy is revealed, confesses but then the end doesn’t make any sense at all. I read the last 4 chapters over and over to see where I went wrong and couldn’t figure it out. I felt like the author had a good thing going even though I had questions. The “bad guy” was given. It was over. Why that ending? No clarity or closure? I am HOPING there is a book 2, or novella, or something to explain what just happened. I don’t like negative reviews and I’m not giving one. The writing was amazing, I liked that everyone had names like London, Vegas, Bronx, Driver. It was cute. But the structure of the story fell apart and I’d be lying if when it ended I wasn’t a bit upset.So, this book ended abruptly with little to no answers and even more questions. Perhaps an added epilogue or a few more chapters? I don’t know. Something. I’m going to leave it at that. I am giving it 3 stars because I was hard in love with it until it fell apart.

  • Ali
    2018-08-20 01:00

    A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review An Alisa Review:Rating: 3 stars out of 5Warning: scenes of violence and sustained threatThis was an interesting story and not quite what I expected. Vegas has not had it easy in life, his parents died when he was young, his grandmother died when he just finished high school and pushes him to move away from his closed minded hometown. He heads for the excitement of New York, but isn’t exactly ready for his life there.This is a very dark story with twists and turns everywhere you go, but I couldn’t help but feel that Vegas didn’t deserve anything that was happening to him. He tries to see the good in others which leaves him blind to some of their real actions. I had a real WTF moment at the end of the story, and I’m not quite sure what to think of the ending. This book was much different from what I usually read, but kept me interested throughout the story.Cover art by Natasha Snow is nice and catches your eye.

  • Angie
    2018-09-19 07:45

    ~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~This book was super slow for me, I found myself skimming and the names just got on my nerves. Mind you there was hot sex, which for me is always a good thing but sometimes even that doesn’t help a book. Then don’t even get me started on the point of view changes, between that and the character names and the slowness of the book I wasn’t into this at all. Characters: hated the names of the characters Sex: yes Religious: noWould I recommend to others: yesMore than one book in the series: noGenre: M/MWould I read more by this author: yes~Wicked Reads Review Team~

  • Sara Vasco
    2018-08-28 01:50

    I was given an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review.At first the book has a slower start but soon I found myself captivated by the mystery. Yes there are some grammar errors but they hardly draw away from the story. And yes some people have issues with the names but there are many other authors who have named the characters after places. I really liked the names though. I enjoyed the story and hope there will be a sequel in the future. I love finding a new author I like since I've almost run out of options. I recommend this book to everyone that likes a little mystery. I could get more into it but I hate when spoilers ruin a book for me so I won't do that to anyone else.

  • Christina Lubinski
    2018-08-28 04:40

    So I was given and honor and pleasure of receiving an ARC copy of DIRTY TALK....OMFG!!!!! What a fantastic book. When it comes out I'm going to buy the book.It was a nonstop page turner. It had sex, suspense, drama, deceit OMG and can’t believe you could do that to me and good old fashion fun and good time.At the end it’s a WTF moment and makes you second guess yourself and what happen in the end.I loved the characters and the whole plot of the book. If you are a fan of A.E. Via you are going to love this. She published this book. It’s so well written and such and page turner you just can’t and won’t put it down. She picked a winner when she published Joey's book.Enjoy reading and 5 stars from me.

  • Racheal Celatka yunk
    2018-09-06 08:47

    This book will have you guessing to the very end. I was lucky to have been giving an ARC copy! For sex phone operator Vegas it all started with one phone call that changed his life forever! Now Vegas has to rethink everything and second guess everyone in his life! Will time run out before Vegas gets the answers he needs or will true love save him?

  • Jennifer Doades
    2018-09-09 01:00

    I really enjoyed this book; it had many twists and turns to keep you interested and wanting to see how it plays out. I know people that are named after cities so I'm not sure why that's such a big deal to people.

  • Mita
    2018-08-23 05:00

    I don't have words to describe this book just awesome if my first book from author and I I will buy another book from him weed out a single doubt looking forward to read more from him :)

  • Cat
    2018-08-29 04:56

    ***2.5 Stars for a Bizarre Ride***Dirty Talk is not your average romance. As a matter of fact, there’s very little romance to it at all, just a multitude of players in a constantly shifting field. This is a darker book that focuses on Vegas’s issues with a stalker on his phone sex line that becomes a stalker in his reality. As an aside: All of the names of the characters are place names, as well (except the boss where Vegas works), and that got to be a bit much for me, I must admit.The plot twists and turns and shifts constantly, leaving the reader floundering for some sort of consistency that never comes. Vegas has escaped an abusive ex and landed in the apartment of his best friend, London. London has helped him pick up the pieces, and is actively encouraging Vegas to start dating again, and though Vegas is a little gunshy, he puts himself back out there. He meets someone, and then really odd things begin to happen left and right, leaving Vegas doubting himself, his new love interest, even his boss of three years.The pacing is off because of massive amounts of information that are provided as Vegas’s history, and there is a multitude of time spent inside his head. I’m good with information, but there comes a point when I want action and not just background and thoughts.This book also does not contain an HEA, most likely because it isn't a romance, but rather picks up down the line in a manner that I had sort of thought was going to happen. However, even that goes pear-shaped with such a twist that I was left wondering if that was actually the end of the book or if I’d missed something. I sat and stared at my e-reader for a good five minutes thinking WTF?! I can conclusively say that this book is not your typical read. I can conclusively say that this book is not a romance. I can also conclusively say that I’m rating it at two and a half stars, rounding up for sites that don’t accept halves - it’s okay; it’s just a very bizarre ride.Review copy of Dirty Talk provided by the publisher, NineStar Press, for an honest review.

  • QUEERcentric Books
    2018-08-28 02:39

    Reviewed by Jay Chase for QUEERcentric BooksDirty Talk by Joey Jameson centers around the life of Vegas West, a young man searching for himself under the harsh scrutiny of New York City lights. It explores how the decisions we make impact our lives, and that not everything is always as it seems.NOT EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS AS IT SEEMSVegas lost his parents and grew up with his grandmother in Indiana. When she died Vegas took his meager inheritance and headed to NYC, becoming a barista and waiting tables at a coffee house.Vegas meets wealthy lawyer Bronx and is swept into a whirlwind romance. He quickly moves in with him, enjoying his attention, until Bronx allows his true colors to shine through. Needing a change as soon as possible, Vegas breaks free with the help of his friend London and starts working as a phone sex operator.Life seems to be back on track until Vegas starts getting unsettling calls on the chat lines. It quickly becomes apparent that someone is out to hurt him, but who and why? This is where the story takes on real life. The events unfold with surprising speed, twisting and turning so much that keeping up is a challenge.THE EVENTS UNFOLD WITH SURPRISING SPEED, TWISTING AND TURNINGThings quickly get serious and personal, and trying to put this jigsaw puzzle together makes your mind spin and ache. At first you are convinced it is… then you are like nope can’t be that… This happens a few times until… what the heck! Emotions run deep and your heart aches for Vegas.Throughout the book there’s a slow burning romance building that Vegas doesn’t even see coming. So as not to spoil it for anyone, we won’t mention any names but let’s just say – loved this part!A SLOW BURNING ROMANCEThere were some flaws that detracted from the story, however. Most of the characters were named after cities – Vegas, Bronx, London – and while it started out as cute it quickly becomes somewhat annoying.The ending here needs some clarification, too. It’s hard to tell if the ending was intentional, but it calls into question whether or not all the plot twists were resolved or not. If this was intentional, then BRAVO! If it wasn’t then .Dirty Talk is slow to start, but once the background is given and the relationships are built the tension, drama, and suspense are relentless. This is a hidden gem that grabs you and reels you in if you’re willing to give it a little time.

  • Katie
    2018-08-25 04:38

    Before I begin my official review, let me just say that this is a MUST READ. Although there are things to critique, they in no way deterred me from reading this book. I simply couldn’t put it down.I received an ARC for an honest review, and I can say without a doubt that I was totally unprepared for this read. I thought this would be another angsty, twisted romance novel with a splash of steamy sex. Ha. No. It is a rollercoaster of suspense full of emotional twists and turns, several unexpected dips that will leave you reeling, and a number of heated scenes.Pros:(Once the story takes off) Excellent story tellingSuspenseful moments that leave you guessingScenes that have you holding your breath and sitting on the edge of your seat.Characters are beautifully builtCons:A few editorial mistakesMajority of the characters have location names, (Vegas, London, Nevada, Aspen, Venice, Bronx, Jersey, and Dakota)Some backstory that comes across as a speed bump impeding the flow of the story rather than being worked in as a flash back that would fuel the story lineThis novel begins with a steamy chapter to reel you in. Then the next few chapters are a glimpse of the past which serves as mainly an information dump. After the brief pause in momentum, the story takes off. Eventually you realize you are so caught up in the story that it is almost over and you have been enthralled by this tale. You are turning pages at an incredible speed and holding your breath by the last chapter.I sat with my mouth hanging open for an extremely long amount of time after finishing this read. Once I snapped back to reality, I reread the closing scene. I took about an hour to pick up the pieces of my psyche since my mind was officially blown. Once I finish this review I will be rereading the entire book. It was just that good. Dirty Talk is the epitome of shock and awe, and I definitely recommend it. Well done Joey Jameson.

  • JustJen
    2018-09-17 02:55

    A review by The Blogger Girls.This book was a bit of a surprise. I was expecting a some hot dirty talkin sex line worker and I’m not really sure what else, but I definitely didn’t see it going the way it did. It wasn’t typical in that you never really knew who the secondary MC was, or even who you wanted it to be.Vegas is a sweet guy who had a rough start after moving to NYC. He ended up falling for the wrong guy who turned controlling and a bit abusive. Picking up the pieces, he then became roommates with his new best friend, London, who also convinces him to work as a sex phone operator where he works. All goes well until he gets a creepy phone call that turns into the stalker from hell.All through this, you never quite know who is good and who isn’t. Is it Vegas’ boss who now shows interest? Is it his abusive controlling ex? The new guy he just met and hit it off with? I’ll say that the truth was a bit of a shocker, one that I definitely did not see coming. But it all kept me on the edge of my seat and my fingers turning pages.There were a few things that niggled at me with this story. The names were a bit too over the top for me. Everyone was named after a location or something similar, Vegas, Jersey, London, Dakota, etc. They all blended after a while, especially since they weren’t merely “stage” names. In addition, there were a few tiny plot holes or things that just didn’t quite add up for me. But, overall, this was a, dare I say, a fun, story. It was fast-paced and rather exciting, keeping me on edge and eager to get to the bottom of things. At the end, I still wasn’t sure I accomplished that with a final twist that threw me completely off.This was my first book by this author, and I quite liked the style in which it was written. It was full of twists and turns with some sweet and sexy thrown in to top it all off. I will definitely be looking for more.

  • Sharon
    2018-08-29 03:58

    This book is a definite must for your read ASAP list. I received this book from the author as an ARC for an honest review. I chose to read it because I found the concept interesting. I finished it because I just couldn’t put it down.The book starts with a simple want ad which leads you to believe you know where this story is going. The opening chapter gives you a history that you’ll want to ignore but becomes an important piece of the puzzle as you move through the twists and turns of this suspense filled story. Vegas West could be anyone you know, have known or heard about. The ever increasing intensity of his situation as he is tormented, stalked and assaulted is mind boggling. The intrigue continues as, like Vegas, you keep thinking you figured out who to fear and who to trust only to be met with a new twist in the plot.This story draws you in and holds you captive as it rockets from one suspenseful moment to the next. The stunner lies in the epilogue. The ending starts out like the typical hea; sweet, romantic, hot. You finally exhale and then a last turn in this tortuous tale hits you like a shot in the dark and literally leaves you shocked and screaming. All I can say now is God please let there be a sequel.The only detractor was the campy names of the main characters: Vegas, Bronx, London, Aspen, Nevada and Dakota. Somehow though I have the feeling this was an intentional move on Mr. Jameson’s part, especially when you consider Vegas is a phone sex operator who works for Driver, the owner of Black Vanilla and other related businesses.If I had to summarize all of the emotions I traversed while reading this book, I would say it left me delightfully speechless and stunned. Now that I have written this review I am going to reread this book. Somehow, somewhere I had to see that ending coming.

  • Annika
    2018-08-25 02:49

    2,5 starsFull disclaimer – I went into this book thinking it was a romance or romantic suspense – it’s not, so that did probably bias my opinion of the book a bit. I feel like this book suffers a bit from identity crisis, it can’t decide if it wants to be a romance focusing on Vegas and his life as a phone sex operator or a thriller focusing on the stalker. It’s not either and it’s not both, it kind of jumps between the two without really merging into something consistent.The overall plot of the book was interesting, but for me it lacked in the execution, it was too jumpy between the scenes and don’t get me started on the abrupt changes of POV. They threw me out of the story and often made me wonder who was narrating – and why to be honest. And what’s with the names, seriously? Almost every single person in the book was named after a city, it was just too much. I mean I buy it to 100% as aliases while at Black Vanilla, but if it’s the only names being used they stop being aliases used for anonymity. Also, the 2 guys Vegas meets outside of Black Vanilla are also named after locations; Bronx and Dakota – really, was that necessary?Normally I really dislike books with loose ends and/or cliffhangers and this book didn’t just leave you with a loose end, it left you with an entire yarn. This will usually get me in a bad and frustrated mood. But that didn’t happen with this book, I was never really all that invested in the characters or the plot, so the ending didn’t matter much. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad book, but it’s not a good one either, sadly for me it just falls short.I was provided with a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review

  • Ericka Walden
    2018-09-01 06:46

    ** I received this ARC for free, for an honest review ** ....And I am sooooo very glad I had the opportunity to review this. I wanna just cuddle Vegas and make his world all right! While there were at times words that ran into each other, I figured. ..hey. .free book. ..re-read that line and move on. Vegas very quickly became a favorite of mine and stayed that way up until the last sentence. I'm so hoping for another book..not only because there is some mighty BIG unfinished business here, but I'd also love to here about the other guys (there are story's that could make up at least three more books! !) The characters names threw me off just a bit in the beginning until I got used to them. .then I thought it was kinda cute, BUT. ..I too was waiting for the real names throughout the story, because seriously? There's no way everyone could. ... (well, you'll have to read the story. lol) I was totally impressed with the unfolding drama and thought I'd figured out the "Bad Guy". I. Was. Wrong! ! Surprised the heck outta me! ! Kudos JJ!! The Angst meter in this story never fell below or above my reading comfort, and the flow of the story never stalled for me. I have to admit, I didn't think I was going to like this (phone sex operator's? ? hmmm) but I found myself very engrossed in the story and certainly not grossed out. I believe the characters will pull you in also. I recommend this book if you fancy yourself as a "Who Done It" sluth who normally pegs the bad guy by the fourth chapter. (smirks) I bet you'll be surprised. ... and once you're finished. ..let me know if you too just wanna cuddle Vegas and make his days all happy and brighter and. ..stuff.

  • Deanna
    2018-09-08 08:55

    For me, this book is difficult to review. The story lacks a sense of balance, realistically how many bad things can happen to one person. After running from an abusive boyfriend, Vegas moves in with his best friend London. Both London and Vegas work as phone sex operators for Black Vanilla. All in one week Vegas starts getting weird and threatening phone calls at work, meets a new man, and starts seeing his boss in a different light. As the callers threats start to escalate, Vegas' world starts to implode. He isn't sure who he can trust and starts to second guess every decision he has made. The story itself was great, it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. There were so many plot twists I didn't even see coming. I was a little thrown by all the characters having one word names like Vegas, London, Driver and Bronx. The story takes place in New York but the writing is very English. Tyres instead of tires, kerb instead of curb, the queue in front of the bar, and flat instead of apartment. The POV did flip back and forth with no warning sometimes which pulled me out of the story to figure out what was going on. At the end of the story I started to breathe a sigh of relief that things were starting to look up for Vegas and then bam out of nowhere the epilogue hits you. I may never recover, I'm going to need a follow up novella for some closure. All in all, it was a good read even if at the end I sat it stunned silence wondering what the hell just happened. Lol. I can't tell you how many times I muttered "that poor bastard" in reference to Vegas' luck through out the book.Two and a half stars rounded up to three.