by M. L. Stephens
Release date: 8-05-2013
With nothing but shattered dreams and a busted heart to fuel the way, Angela Fletcher drove out of Arkansas and never looked back.
Six years later, the new and improved version of the girl she used to be, steered clear of romance, love and late night promises. The only pillow talk Angela engaged in these days, was making sure the person on the other pillow knew to lose her number as soon as he left the bed. She only had room for one love in her life and that was Bare Assets, the gentleman’s club she poured her heart and soul into.
Dean Murray was the devil in disguise and had left behind enough broken hearted women to populate a small country. Angela would know. She was an expert markswoman who was skillfully self-trained at shooting down the good, the bad and the ugly of all masculine targets. After all, as the owner of the most successful strip club in Dallas, Texas, it was her business to know men.
Just as she begins to fall for Dean’s silky words and passionate ways, her past and present unexpectedly collide and a meticulously planned future turns into unpredictable chaos. Is the smooth talking, denim wearing devil responsible for the chaos? Or have the secrets she left buried in Arkansas, coming back to haunt her?
I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! This is a must read! I have read most of M.L. Stephens books and this is very different from her other work, this is considered a Contemporary Romance. This book was so addictive starting from the beginning until the end and I loved every single page of it. While you have moments where it has humor, there are other times where it will bring tears to your eyes. The colors in the cover grasps your attention and reels you in, it is beautiful with vibrant, bright colors and well designed for the book. Once I started to read this book I couldn’t put the book down, it was a very easy and readable book.
You have Angela left the country life from Arkansas after a tragedy shattered her dreams and broke her heart. Years later, now she has worked herself up to a very successful business owner of the Gentlemen’s Club Bare Assets. She has made sure that her heart would not be broken and has poured her whole into this to make it her own and become successful.
Dean, who has been coming for two years starts to take more interest in Angela, but she tries her hardest to keep him out due to the rumors of him being a Ladies Man. Meanwhile, Cutter who broke her heart is looking for a second chance. Little does she know that her future and past are about to unfold! And the chaos is just not with her strip club, but also with her heart.
Angela is strong and Dean has a compassionate and loving site about him that proves to be protective when need to be. The interactions between the two are strong and comparable. While Dean wants to be protective, Angela independence may prove to be in the way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that was looking for a romance with a little humor and mystery.
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