Published: November 4, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Received: Bought for my Kindle!
"It's about trying to balance out the good with the bad. I don't believe in second chances"
Cain has been owning and running a strip club for years. He takes care of the dancers: makes sure they don't have to do anything more than dance to get money, makes sure they aren't harassed in or out of the club, and never takes advantage of them. Then Cain's bartender Ginger brings a new friend to the club for a job: Charlie.
Charlie is living a lie. She's working for her step-father as a drug runner, but she hates it. She's just trying to make enough money to disappear for good. She never expected to meet someone who could make her want to stay.
Tucker once again makes me want to crawl inside her characters. She does a great job of making the characters real and believable. Even though her love stories tend to require a modicum of insta-love, I still fall for it every time. I'm a desperate romantic: I love watching characters fall in love. So even though Tucker relies on a bit of "love at first sight"-ness, I'm okay with it. She works to forge connections between characters. So even if love at first sight happens, it becomes so much more than that.
While, I didn't enjoy this one as much as One Tiny Lie, I did really enjoy it. I devoured it quickly, and I can't wait to read the next one. I would totally recommend this to someone looking for a feel-good contemporary new adult book with a touch of angst.