Title: Four Seconds to Lose
Author: K.A. Tucker
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.
K.A. Tucker’s writing is phenomenal, amazing, worth hours of sitting in the couch to read the whole book. Just as I thought she can’t do any more, she writes a brilliant book that leaves me wound up and tangled in all sorts of emotions – happy, sad, upset, hot…everything.
Cain is a twenty nine year old who owns a strip club and is a good guy but knows how to throw it down! After all his past has made him tough and hard knuckled. He’s a good owner, a fair and not one of those sleazy types of strip club owners. Enter Charlie Rourke, a woman shrouded in mystery who under her dire circumstances need to work as a stripper. When Cain and Charlie meet, sparks fly and boy, do they burn the pages! There are so many intricacies, so many twists and turns in this book that I honestly didn’t know what was going to happen…and I loved every single moment of it!!
My favorite quotes are:
“It took this man – a stranger – mere seconds to decide he will protect me.”
I loved the cover! The secondary characters – Ben, Dan,Storm, Livie, Kacey- everyone is just as great! It’s truly an engaging, unique read! K.A. Tucker can write as many novels as she can and I will devour every single one of them!
5 Absolutely Amazing Stars!!!!
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons.
She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.
Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.