Trying to escape a life that you don’t want doesn’t seem to be as easy as one would think. Getting a new lease on life – new identification, name, credit cards, car, basically anything you would need to restart somewhere new – seemed like a safe bet to Charlie Rourke. Only that it wasn’t when the time came to do a simple favor for her father, Sam because she was under the impression that was over and in the past. After fulfilling Sam’s request, Charlie is bound and determined to make a life for herself, away from Sam under this new identity that he offered her.
It’s how she meets Cain, the super gorgeous and rich owner of Penny’s, a strip club located in Miami. Yes, she decides to become a stripper. It is fast and easy money–she will be able to get out from this new identity and on her own in no time with that kind of money. According to her new found friend, Ginger, she can make more money working at Penny’s than any other strip club in town.
Will her past catch up to her before she has a chance to get away? Cain himself has a dark past, but has completely managed to turn his once dismal life around for the better, and help women better themselves. He’s not a typical sleazy strip club owner; he’s more of a life coach to the women that work for him. After doing a background check on Charlie, he finds some things out that make him feel as though he has to help. But Charlie isn’t really Charlie, and what happens when fake Charlie is found out or gets caught in her web of lies?
I did not think that I would enjoy Four Seconds to Lose at first because I am not really a “boxing” or “street fighting” kind of person, but I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I loved how the characters fit so well together and the readers really get to know and understand them and their stories. They had some pretty incredible and sad lives. It really changed my initial reaction towards the book. It was really well written. K.A Tucker has never disappointed me with any of her novels so I am not quite sure how I ever could have doubted her with this one. I give this book a rating of 4, and recommend this to anyone who loves a good romance/thriller type of book.
Lindsay Yocum resides in California with her 5 year old firecracker daughter, Bear, and her hilarious husband. She spends her free time traveling, baking, ruining DIY crafts she finds on Pinterest, and running, when she isn’t nose deep in a book.
Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Atria Books. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.