Book Reviews

Extra Dirty (The Speakeasy 2) by K. Evan Coles & Brigham Vaughn at Pride Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 17-April-2019

Book Blurb

Jesse Murtagh loves his life as a wealthy bisexual businessman dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure. With a circle of friends he trusts implicitly, he enjoys a successful career in his family’s business and as co-owner of Under, an uptown speakeasy, with his friend with benefits, Kyle McKee.


Music teacher and part-time DJ Cameron Lewis lives modestly in a DUMBO loft and isn’t interested in serious relationships. However, he’s always up for some casual fun.


Doing a favor for his friend Carter Hamilton, Jesse meets Cam and is immediately charmed. When Jesse discovers Cam’s other life as a DJ, he is further intrigued. Viewing Cam as a challenge, Jesse pulls out all the stops, but his usual methods to avoid serious relationships fail. Though Cam has no intention of becoming attached, he begins to fall for Jesse, unaware that Jesse’s feelings are changing.


Afraid of heartbreak, Cam pulls away, leaving Jesse bewildered and hurt. They remain friends until a series of misunderstandings widens the rift to breaking point. When Cam steps in to help Jesse through a family crisis, they realize they care for each other more than they’ve been willing to admit. Jesse and Cam don’t want a traditional relationship, but can they build a future that makes them both happy?




Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of mmm ménage as well as references to homophobia and recreational drug use.

Book Review

Jesse Murtag, of ‘Extra Dirty’ by K. Evan Coles and Brigham Vaughn, is handsome and rich enough to have anything or anyone he wants and frequently takes advantage of it. However, when he picks up his friend’s kids from school one day, he meets their teacher, Cameron (Cam) Lewis, and he is intrigued with him. On a whim, Jesse and his friend visit a night club besides his own and discover that Cam is also a DJ. Seizing the opportunity, Jesse invites Cam to have a drink. During their time together, Jesse proposes getting to know him better. Cam turns him down flat. Jesse is not used to people saying no to him. But Cam’s refusal only fuels the fire inside of him, wanting, more than ever, to have Cam in his bed.

Cam kicks himself, but he knows he is right. Jesse is trouble with a capital T and wants to protect him from any involvement due to the real possibility of having his heart broken. Cam is no angel, but Jesse’s reputation gives him pause. Cam isn’t sure he can handle being one of Jesse’s many conquests, so he decides to let it go. Predictably, Jesse pursues Cam with a fervor while doing his best to convince Cam he is not such a bad guy. He invites Cam to his club Under and introduces him to his friends. Cam goes back and forth in his mind, trying to justify his self-denial, trying to decide whether or not his heart can withstand the assault of sensations that being with Jesse will surely bring. Finally, he succumbs to the temptation and starts an affair with Jesse.

Jesse is elated with Cam’s decision and makes the most of it in and out of bed. For their first date, Jesse and Cam fly in Jesse’s private plane to a place that specializes in a food that Cam casually mentioned as his favorite. One thing that Jesse likes about Cam is, although he enjoys the niceties that Jesse can offer him, it doesn’t influence the way he feels about him. Cam isn’t with Jesse just for that reason. Cam knows that if he gives in to his feelings for Jesse, it will be so painful that he doesn’t know if he will survive it. Therefore, he remains as aloof as possible, resisting letting Jesse into his heart. Another thing that bothers Cam is his close relationship with Jesse’s friend, Kyle. Cam knows they are involved sexually and it gives him pause. It seems that they are closer than they should be to be just casual. Jesse keeps asking Cam if they can have a threesome, but Cam isn’t sure that is what he wants to do, for several reasons. Eventually, his curiosity and sexual desire take over and he agrees. Cam, Jesse, and Kyle have an intense and satisfying session. Jesse is elated at being able to have the three of them together. For Cam, being with the Jesse and Kyle is exhilarating and intense, but the next morning, it is too much for Cam to handle. He needs some space to sort it all out. Instead of lingering there with Jesse, he grabs his clothes and sneaks out.

Jesse needed a certain amount of “freedom” that most people would not understand. I certainly don’t, but I will be the first to admit that I am old-fashioned, insecure, and too selfish to share “my” lover with anyone else. Yet, if that works for others, then who am I to judge? Being happy is more important than being “normal” and that’s what really matters. Thanks, K. Evan and Brigham, for finding a way for Jesse and Cam find their own special happily ever after.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 345 pages/88944 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 26-March-2019
Price $4.99 ebook
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