Review! Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds Series) – J. Daniels

Fate. Hate. Love. Lies.
Which four letter word will change their lives forever?
Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words “wrong number” in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend’s heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line.
Brian Savage is living a life he’s quickly come to hate-until Sydney’s wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past . . .
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Four Stars
I’m having a hard time writing this review, not because I didn’t like the book, I just didn’t love this book like I do everything else J. Daniels has written so far. I am so obsessed with her books and her characters, so for me to not 100% love the book I get a little bummed. Before I start this review I want to say, I’m not even a little bashing this book or Jessica, she’s amazing and I wish I had an ounce of her talent.
The first half of the book is so perfectly written, the crazy chance meeting of Sydney and Brian, the amazing characters who help to make up the awesome Dogwood Beach Squad. Literally flawless! Sydney dials the wrong number to defend her best friends honor to some d-bag and it turns out it’s Brian on the other end. The way Sydney spoke to him was hilarious and I could just tell Brian got this shock of life through him after hearing Sydney go off like that. Over the span of the first half I saw Sydney start to heal from her pain and  for Brian, the shadows were starting to be replaced by this new light Sydney gave him. I was honestly impressed with how their friendship developed via telephone/text conversations and was just itching for that moment when they would finally meet.
So then they meet, and it was sweet, sexy, a relief; yet also I was still nervous for Brian because he has these secrets he’s been hiding from Sydney and continued to do so. After them meeting is where I sort of lost my unconditional love for the book, I actually put it down a couple times after this part, and I really can’t fully explain why.
Brian was super alpha and I loved that, but unfortunately that slight cave man speech that comes with some alphas (usually a lack of a subject in the beginning of their sentence when speaking) is present in his dialogue. And I guess it worked for him and how he came across as a character, this just happens to be the first time someone has spoken like this in her books (that I remember) so it was odd for me. But no, I don’t hold that against the book, just an observation. Something about Sydney bothered me in this book, not sure I can put a finger on that without giving away key plot lines. But at times she seemed kind of ditzy when I knew she was intellignet, and other times I felt she overreacted in certain situations.
I still truly loved these two and was happy with the ending of the book. I am overly excited to jump into Hit The Spot for Jamie and Tori’s book, based off their interactions in this book I know it’s going to be explosive!