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Publisher's Summary

An oath. A badge. A life. A promise to walk the thin blue line clean. Nowhere in the academy was I prepared for the consequences of falling for the enemy.

Drago Acerbi. I've known his name a long time. You'd have to live under a rock not to know of the heartless and cruel reputation the Acerbi family has established. They are monsters cloaked in suits and ties, or so my colleagues in blue have said. Being on the job, you quickly learn to watch your back, trust no one, and as much as I hate to admit this, sometimes that includes a fellow badge. 

But to want to kill your own child for being born? Now that's monstrous. Unjust. And something I will not stand for. I'll take him down before I allow an innocent to be harmed. 

Even if that means not only taking on the most dangerous family in Southern California, but bringing down the drug lord they're in bed with, too. 

From author N. E. Henderson comes a contemporary, emotionally captivating, and thrilling romantic suspense trilogy. Start Bri and Drago's intense story today! 

This is not a stand-alone, and the saga does not conclude until the third book.

©2018 Nancy Henderson (P)2019 Nancy Henderson

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⭐️JUST ABOUT BINGE-LISTENED TO WHOLE TRILOGY ⭐️

This was my first book by N,E, Henderson but, before I’d even finished listening to this unpredictable addictive suspense-ridden book, I was already downloading books 2 and 3 in the trilogy because I was absolutely hooked into Bri’s life as a Detective trying to take down the drugs criminal Drago Acerbi. However, not everything in this well-written three part layered trilogy goes to plan, nothing is black and white and not everyone is who they seem to be. There are revelations and secrets round every corner, the mystery and suspense grows and, when Bri meets the infamous handsome bad-boy, the sexual chemistry and relationship blurs lines. And that continues throughout the other two books with a few very weighty twists thrown in the mix too as Drago and Bri clash, quaiver, combust, compel, consort, harmonize, come clean and finally fight together for what they want.. to bring down a monster.. and to love. However, it isn’t going to be easy, it won’t be without it’s heartbreaking consequences and the stakes will be high at times because the pitfalls, pit bulls and roadblocks will be never-ending.. but eventually the HEA will be so worth the fight.

Detective Brianna Andrews is looking after a tiny baby that isn’t hers yet she’s sworn to love and protect him with her life.. and it just might come down to that. Drago Acerbi screams ruthless bad-boy business owner and swears the baby’s not his, swears he’s not working for his evil Drug Lord Father and swears he wants absolutely nothing to do with Bri.. or the family she carefully protects in her arms. But who is manipulating who? Who is really pulling the strings? Who, out of all the characters are telling the truth and who is lying? Who is good and who is bad? Who will rise and who will fall? What are the secondary characters doing in the shadows?.. And who will be left standing when the last bullet has been fired?

Worth a credit? Yes definitely for all three books. The action-packed unpredictable plot had depth, detail, chills and thrills, smouldering sex, passion and romance, highs and tragic lows, great secondary characters, a strong-willed determined heroine and a drool-worthy sexy misunderstood hero. The narration by Ms Ongel was good but it was breathy and kept reminding me of Marilyn Monroe.. however, Tor Thom’s narration in book 3 finally gives a dual PoV perspective which was good and together they easily brought the scenes to life.

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WORTH THE PURCHASE!!

Could not quit listening to this book!! It had me hooked from the beginning!! cant wait to listen to the next book!!

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Wow that ending

What the what just happened!!! I am loving this story so far and dying to jump into book 2 ASAP!!! These two together are hot AF and the chemistry is off the charts!!! There is some evil lurking in the shadows and some shady ish happening behind the scenes and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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Dirty Blue

Definitely listen to the warning that this book is not a standalone and be ready to binge on the next book when you finish this one. I need to know what happens next to the max!

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A cop and a criminal

I enjoyed the story but the narrator's voice was not so enjoyable for me. Her voice was too breathless to fit with the character. It was a little strange when she was being a serious cop. It ends in a cliffhanger but not like most romance stories.

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Great book

This was the first time reading this author's work and it was awesome. From the very beginning I was interested in this story and the drama and twists in this story kept me listening more and more. I can't wait to see what happens next in this story because it does leave us with a cliffhanger. I will definitely be reading more from this author.

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great read

I received this book for free for a honest review.  I loved the characters and storyline. this book is a cliffhanger but very well written.   it flowed very well and held together.  The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.  reccomend

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Great Start

Title: Dirty Blue
Author: N. E. Henderson
Format: Audio
Narrator: Charley Ongel
Genre: Romantic suspense, Police, enemies to lovers
Standalone: Nope
Part of a Series: Book one of the Dirty Justice Trilogy
POV: Brianna
Steam Level: sexy
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Dirty Blue is a sexy romantic suspense where not everyone is as they appear. Intriguing and intense, Dirty Blue starts as a police procedural and gets crazy from there. I can't wait to see what they rest of this trilogy.

I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsession. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Need book 2!!!

Very entertaining story! I really enjoyed the narrator. This is my first book from N.E. Henderson but will definitely not be my last. The ending has me ready for book 2!
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Hard Cliff at the end

This is an interesting story, although the heroine is a bit ditzy and repetitive for me. This does end in a hard-stop cliff hanger, so be prepared to move on to the next book in the trilogy if you want to feel closure.

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  • 10-08-20

Dirty Blue

Definitely listen to the warning that this book is not a standalone and be ready to binge on the next book when you finish this one. I need to know what happens next to the max!

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  • 09-08-20

Wow just wow

This one me kept me on the very edge of my seat, I’ve chewed finger nails almost to the quick and all I want is more. This is a book that is strong, full of suspense and a good dose of romance. The characters were well detailed and I loved that the world wasn’t just black or white there is so many shades of grey.

The cliffhanger was just amazing and I don’t want the next book I need it.

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  • 03-25-20

Forbidden Love!!!

I loved this book so much. I'm always down to read or listen to a forbidden romance and this book did not disappoint. I loved the characters they were well developed and their chemistry was amazing. I have to get my hands on book two. 🎧AudiobookObsession

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  • Jaime Reynolds
  • 03-21-20

Great listen

This story kept me on my toes and I enjoyed every minute of it. It had a bit of everything and Charley did a great job of being the characters to life and keeping me entertained throughout. I look forward to more.

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  • Toula eliopoulos
  • 03-01-20

A heart warming story

Book 1 in the series . This story is a roller coaster of a story, lots of mystery , drama and there is a lot going on. It’s about a police officer Brianna that needs to find out how bad Drago is and if he’s really who just gave up on his new born baby .
Drago is a drug lord , but Brianna doesn’t believe he’s as bad as people think . Brianna needs to go undercover to get answers . Grab it and see what is unearthed by Brianna. Does Drago find out she’s undercover , what happens to the baby. Does Drago find out he might be the father

Charley performance was great. She always does an excellent performance. Her voice is strong , smooth and strong

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  • Izzybear1
  • 01-16-20

“Darkness doesn’t always equate to evil & Light doesn’t always equate to good”

I finished Dirty Blue and immediately wanted more. It’s the perfect combination of suspense, action, mystery and romance. The story was well written and moved at a good steady pace. I loved Drago and Bri. I’m glad I decided to give Mrs. Henderson’s book a try.

Drago is a man born into a family known for violent crimes and drug dealings. He is the Eldest son of Vincent Acerbi, a man who’s name is known throughout the country inciting fear in the hearts of some and arousing anger in others.
When his father returned to Italy he left Drago in charge of their operations in America.
Now with his father out of the country a target has been placed upon Drago and it looks as though the police will stop at nothing to take him down. The problem is that things are not always what they seem and sometimes the apple just might fall far from the tree.

Brianna is a detective who finds herself in a sticky situation. She was suppose to just take a statement from a woman and ends up leaving with more than she asked for...a baby to be exact.
Now she’ll have to protect this child and follow her leads to find evidence to bring down the monster(s) who threatens this child’s life.
A case that started one way is quickly evolving into something completely different and Brianna is finding things are not adding up.
When lines are blurred and it’s hard tell who to trust the only thing you can do is follow your gut instincts and hope you come out on top. (4.5⭐️)

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 01-09-20

I can’t believe it ended there!!!

I wasn’t sure about this book at first.... but it was very good! N.E. Henderson did a wonderful job with the characters and the story line. There was so much happening throughout the book!

I wasn’t expecting what happened towards the end of the story!! It left me with my mouth hanging open!!!

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  • Ginger
  • 11-20-19

🎧 Reviewed for Audiobook Obsession 🎧

This was an exciting roller coaster storyline with interesting characters and some edge of your seat action.
Looking forward to Dirty War next book in the trilogy.
Charley did a fabulous job narrating.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 11-13-19

Very enjoyable

I really enjoyed this storyline. Good strong characters and enough action to keep you entertained throughout. Charley gives a great performance.
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  • Keisha
  • 09-01-19

Great story and narration

I loved everything about this story. I was drawn right in and need more. Great writing, characters and story. This book is full of suspense and I can't wait to see what happens next.