Dirty Brilliance Book Cover Dirty Brilliance
Lea Bronson
MM Romance
Writers in Crime
December 13, 2019

Kace Karrington is a wealthy, self-made investor with no qualms about steamrolling others to achieve his goals. He’s attracted to men, but picks up beautiful women, giving the cold, unfeeling world of Finance the appearance he’s successful...powerful. That is until he meets a smoking hot street punk eager to show him there’s more to life than making money.

Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

Kace Karrington is a self acclaimed asshole proud of his enormous wealth and gives little thought to those he plows over who stand in his way. He can get all the girls he wants in spite of the fact that he prefers men but as a man who deals in finance with the wealthy he chooses to keep his sexual preference a secret.

The only living relative that he has is his twin sister Ella who unlike her brother went in the opposite direction, he went up and she went down and became a drug addict. He tried to give her what he could financially except when the money was going to drugs but he gave her very little of himself and other than money gave very little support in trying to give her a new life.

A phone call from his sister comes as he is heading to a party and as much as he tries to ignore her call as he usually does he answers to find a man on the other end of the line telling him that his sister is in the hospital and is dying. With no other choice he heads to see his sister convinced that she is dying from drugs, but unfortunately he knows very little about her current life.

Brandon is waiting at the hospital for Kace, he is a friend of Ella’s, a friend she took in off the street gave a home and helped him kick his own habit. She has been supportive in getting him back to school and Kace learns there is so much about his sister he never allowed himself to know. She had gotten off drugs and was determined to help those in need like Brandon. She was loved by so many that it was hard to fit all those mourning her in the funeral home.

The jackass has a lot to learn, money and helicopters, yachts, race cars and untold money doesn’t give you love and doesn’t hold you when you are lonely. His sister only had what he gave her and yet her life was fuller than his. His attraction to Brandon is immediate but will the billionaire risk losing everything by admitting he is gay.

This book was a lesson in humility, a lesson in learning that as wonderful as money is, and I know it is, there are still some things money can’t buy.