Saturday, 5 April 2014

A Review for Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) by K.A Tucker

18246337Posted by Donna
Release Date: November 3rd, 2013
Finished Date: April 2nd, 2014
Publishers: Simon and Schuster Audio
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Audiobook
Listening Time: 12 hours and 41 minutes
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.

The Review: I’ve been a huge fan of T.A Tuckers since I first read Ten Tiny Breaths, so when I found out she was writing another story this time involving Cain, I was majorly excited. Cain has always been a favourite of mine!

Four Seconds to Lose is told in dual points of view from Charlie and Cain. Both of the other books in the series have been told from just the girl’s point of view, but adding Cain’s point of view was fantastic, and I think this is why it has to be my favourite so far.  

Charlie Rourke needs money fast, so she does the only thing she can think of and that’s by joining one of the most well respected strip club bars in town – Penny’s. Cain doesn’t like to hire new girls, but seems as Charlie comes recommended by one of his best friends, he decides to give her a chance. He, of course, is hesitant, mainly because Charlie reminds him of the one woman he’s only ever loved and lost. Together Charlie and Cain try to re-build their lives with each other, but no sooner than they try, Charlie’s world comes tumbling down and she knows maybe she’s told too many lies, because soon, them lies are catching up to her.

I loved Four Seconds to Lose. Like I said, adding Cain’s point of view really added to the story. I listened to it on audiobook and the narrator did an amazing job. I actually looked forward to Cain’s point of view more than Charlie’s. He had a deep and sexy voice and it’s a voice that’s unforgettable. The narrator for Charlie did a good job too. At first it took me a while to listen to the voice as Charlie, because she was previously Livie in One Tiny Lie, but once I got over recognizing her voice as now Charlie, it slipped into the audio perfectly fine.

I really enjoyed the story that Charlie was tied up in. It was darker than the previous books – more dangerous. At one point I didn’t know if there would be a happy ever after for her, but I thought the way K.A Tucker handled it was good and kept me guessing throughout. But it’s really Cain who stole the show. He’s such a noble guy, always trying to do the right thing even though sometimes bad situations fall into his lap. He tries to take care of all the girlies working for him, because he wants to give them all a chance second that he knows they deserve. Nate – Cain’s personal friend too, was another awesome character. I’d love for him to get his own story but I’m not sure that could happen because he’s character is so tied up with Cain’s. But still, I can wish.

I’m so pleased there is going to be a fourth book. I’m excited to get Ben’s story. He’s another character I’ve grown to love throughout this series, so I really can’t wait for more and I’m going to purchase it on audio as soon as it become available.

Favourite Quote: “She’s the woman who stole my heart right out from me before I even realized she had her hands on it.”

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