Pretty, Dark, & Dirty by Margot Scott

50724793. sx318 Pretty, Dark, & Dirty
Author: Margot Scott
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Some lines should never be crossed.
But sometimes the temptation is too good to resist…
Mason Black was everything to me: my father, my provider, my protector. But then one day, he vanished, leaving me lost and alone.

I was devastated.

Years later, just when I thought I had put the pieces of my life together, my world splintered apart again. Everything I thought I knew about my biological father and Mason’s role in my life? Turns out, it was all a lie. Every. Last. Word.

Now Mason’s back.

However, he offers no excuses, no explanations. He just wants me to be what he claims I’ve always been: his little girl.

But the ache inside me won’t be denied. The longing I feel isn’t one of a little girl who misses her father.


I need Mason to be more than just a father figure.

More than a loving protector.

I need him to be my Daddy.
If you’re a fan of very taboo older man/younger woman pairings, broody, protective Daddy figures, and contemporary Gothic vibes, then this book was tailor-made for your Kindle.

MY feelings

“I’d fallen in love with the man who was once my father”.

My disappointment is so real right now. I was so excited to go into this one because it was said to have DDLG elements and I’m absolute trash for that. Once I started reading though, I didn’t get what I was expecting.

I have no issues with taboo topics. Hell, I’m super intrigued by them. So where did this go wrong for me? I felt as if the author kept wanting to remind you that this was taboo. While reading I almost felt myself thinking ”okay, we get it”! There were so many scenes where Jett keeps saying how Mason was once her father and it low key felt like it was being forced down our throats.

Secondly, it really tries hard to be a deep book. Trigger warnings for talks of rape and I’m even going to say grooming. Even though I think Jett was 18, she still acted and thought like a child. With a childlike mentality, it really did feel like grooming and Jett refused to listen to reason about some of the good opinions about her relationship with Mason.

Maybe it’s because I was expecting a quick and smutty DDLG read and that’s why I’m so disappointed. I don’t know. What I do know is that some of this made me roll my eyes and also made me a little uncomfortable. While I did get a TINY bit of DDLG action, it wasn’t enough to make up for my disappointment my time reading this book.1 Star Rating

I received an ARC via the author for an honest review.

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7 thoughts on “Pretty, Dark, & Dirty by Margot Scott

  1. This one just sounds…gross. I’ve read stories like this before that don’t cross that line, but it really sounds from your explanation that this one did it in a major way. Just ew. Sorry it wasn’t as good as it could have been. Thanks for telling us like it is!


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