by K.A. Tucker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Synopsis:When a gorgeous young dancer walks through his door, a strip club owner must decide whether to follow his rules or his heart in the third novel by the author of One Tiny Lie and Ten Tiny Breaths.
Owning a strip club isn’t the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in business, and the police regularly on his case, twenty-nine-year-old Cain is starting to second guess his unspoken mission to save the women he employs. And then blond, brown-eyed Charlie Rourke walks through his door, and things get really complicated. Cain abides by a strict “no sleeping with the staff” rule. But being around Charlie challenges Cain’s self-control…and it’s been a long time since any woman has done that.
Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Rourke needs a lot of money, really fast, in order to vanish before it’s too late. Taking her clothes off for men makes her stomach curl but Charlie tells herself that at least she’s putting her acting and dancing skills to good use. And though her fellow dancers seem eager to nab their sexy, sophisticated, and genuinely caring boss, she’s not interested. After all, Charlie Rourke doesn’t really exist—and the girl pretending to be her can't get distracted by romance.
Unfortunately, Charlie soon discovers that developing feelings for Cain is inevitable, and that those feelings may not be unrequited—but losing him when he finds out what she’s involved with will be more painful than any other sentence awaiting her.
I keep thinking the stories for this group of friends couldn't possibly get any better. Any more involved or beautiful. And each time I eat my words! Don't ever ask me to pick a favorite because I don't think I can. I love this series. I love that each one is so completely full of drama you find yourself wondering if love can conquer all. Can these people possibly make it out of these scenarios alive, unscathed? Just when you think there's no way out, your kicked back and realize you were wrong all along. I'm so glad Cain finally found his happiness. I'm so glad he finally found love. I found myself pulling for him from book one. I don't know what it was about him. Maybe it's the Penny story. Maybe it's his need to take care of everyone. I don't know. But I needed him to have his happily ever after. There was just something about him that makes you want him to save himself for once. Stop saving everyone else and save himself. And Charlie. Holy baggage claim. I didn't think we'd ever get to the bottom of her craptastic life with Sam. It seemed to never end. The guy just wouldn't let her go. The author does an amazing job of reeling you in throughout the whole story just to spit you back out. Gotta love it! Just an amazing story! I love the way it ended!!
This was another 5 heart read for me!
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