Title: Four Seconds To Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3)
Author: K.A Tucker
Release Date: 4th November
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.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Four Seconds To Lose is third book in Ten Tiny Breaths series, and this time around we are able to see more of broody, mysterious strip club owner, Cain Ford. The man I was pinning after from the moment I learnt about him. He just sounded so yummy and alpha enough to drool. I couldn’t contain my excitement when I finally had Four Seconds To Lose on my ereader. I expected something out of this world sexy, sensual and romantic.
My internal romance junkie wanted to read epic romance that will blow me away. Unfortunately, this time KA Tucker did not completely satisfy me. I had several big issues and as much as I wanted, no needed to feel butterflies in tummy, tingles all over my body, but I didn’t.
Charlie is in very bad position. She has to hide and do things she doesn’t want to do. Her life is like horror scenario. Everything seems to be fucked up and she has no idea how to cut the strings to her previous life. When she becomes a new addition to Penny’s Palace, Cain’s strip club, Charlie quickly captures the attention of the not approachable boss.
Cain is tried of being in business. Constantly working, living with guilt and lost love he’s a wreck. After Penny died, something in him died too.
This story didn’t seem to captivate me enough to hold my interest for a very long time. It certainly wasn’t bad or boring, it just didn’t have the same spark Tucker’s ealier book had. I missed the incredible sexual chemistry and pure honesty Ten Tiny Breaths had or the easy, funny vibe Livie’s story emitted. I hoped for more. A lot of more in chemistry department or the depth. I don’t know, I just had a feeling it lacked of something.
I wasn’t a big fan of Charlie. It was really hard for me to connect with her. I was also frustrated when Cain constantly tried to compare Charlie to Penny. It was irritating. Sometimes, I caught myself on thinking it’s love triangle with dead person. It was a real turnoff.
Overall, Four Seconds To Lose was disappointing read. Still nice, suspenseful and entertaining, yet not as incredible as Tucker’s previous books. I hoped for a little bit more.