Monday, January 20, 2014

REVIEW: Four Seconds to Lose – K.A. Tucker

Released: November 4th, 2013

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 believe you don't have years, or months, or weeks to impact a person's life. You have seconds. Seconds to win them over, and seconds to lose them."
Another brilliant piece from K.A. Tucker! If you loved Ten Tiny Breaths and One Tiny Lie, but you prefer something more intense and gritty, this is the book for you. Four Seconds to Lose wowed me from the beginning. The characters were fantastic and especially the storyline. So wonderfully developed and everything was just understandable. Beautiful novel!

It was… brilliant. I loved it! There's no surprise that Tucker's writing style has always been one of my favorites. But this book was wow. Cain who was probably misjudged in the previous books was now here and he had his reasons for what he did. Then there's Charlie. I fucking love Charlie's character.

Charlie is a girl who's running. Running from her past. Running from who she was. Running from who she's terrified shitless of. And she has a right to be scared. But, unfortunately, even if she was running, she was still stuck in it. She couldn't get out without the right preparation. Without the right help.

However, she was stubborn, strong and sweet. She was intelligent because that was necessary if she wanted to survive. She had inner conflicts about Cain, about who she was, about her plans. It was all jumbled up in her head and it was so difficult for her to decide on one choice.
"For all that I hate about what I've done, there's one thing I can't regret. It led me to him."
Yes, she's done a lot of bad shit. Not that she had a choice. But every bad decision has its reasons and consequences. Hers was Cain. Both in a good and bad way.

Then there's Cain. Sweet, sweet, sexy as sin Cain. Whenever my sister or my friend talk about him, they always call him the "pimp". And after I read this book, I just screamed:

You got it, Steve. HE IS NOT A PIMP. He hates it when people call him a pimp. Because he's not. He's just… ugh, I don't even know how to describe him. He's perfection. His kindness and generous soul is endless. He's such a great man. In his personality, his characteristic, his physical state. Everything. I fucking love Cain.
"She's the woman who stole my heart right out from me before I even realized she had her hands on it."
The book was a bit too fast but I really liked the book. Despite them being so addicted to each other, it lacked a certain chemistry that existed between Livie and Ashton. Still, fantastic read!


4.5 – 5 APPLES!!!!!



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♕ Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1) ♕
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♕ One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2) ♕
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♕ Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) ♕
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.

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