Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K. A. Tucker

Four Seconds to Lose
By: K.A. Tucker
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #3

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 really enjoyed the rest of this series so I couldn’t wait to pick this up; the covers are always what attracted me first to them.  Do you remember Ten Tiny Breaths cover, amazing?  Anyway, so I couldn’t get this book out of my head while I wasn’t reading it, it transported me into this under belly type of world but with good people instead of the seedy type, well for the most part.  K. A. Tucker does an amazing job with her characters and the setting that has kept me coming back for more.

This time around we are focusing on Cain, the owner of Penny’s the strip club where practically everyone in the past book and series has worked at or has been involved with at some point in time.  He’s a mystery though because he keeps everyone at bay while constantly trying to save everyone.  No one has ever seen him happy, that is until Charlie shows up. 

In walks in a blond beauty named Charlie who’s ready to work for Cain because she needs the money to escape her past which is till her present until the money comes in and she can disappear.  She didn’t really want to make any connections, but that’s the first thing she does.  More like it’s forced upon her by Ginger the bartender, and then the camaraderie between the bouncers, she feels like she’s at home with these people and feels bad that one day she will have to leave it.  It’s unfortunate and definitely unexpected that she falls for Cain and their romance is very steamy and not very much waiting between the two of them.

But there are still secrets between the two of them and they are both afraid of revealing them because of the danger that is behind them.  It’s all very tragic because if they would have aired everything out in the beginning none of that would have had to happen, but then it wouldn’t have been an interesting book right, need that bit of drama.  I love K.A. Tucker’s writing style and original characters.  The scenarios are dramatic enough that I can completely picture them in my head even at one point being stuck in that world when I wasn’t reading the book; it just stayed with me hoping everyone would be safe.

Overall this series is going beautifully, nothing has been a disappointment as of yet and I even got a couple of shockers in this book that literally made my jaw drop open.  I love the covers of this series too, because they all coincide and are tastefully done.  To new beginnings and a future of freedom and happiness this book was great!

I received this book from NetGalley and Atria Books, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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