(c) August 2009, Loose Id
"A hot, sumptuous read!"
Cassie was expecting to spend a fabulous birthday with her girlfriend, but a bitchy comment sent her fleeing to the back staircase, forgetting that it's usually locked after office hours. However, the gorgeous stripper Aden and his bodyguard Leo followed her and got locked in as well. When Cassie's claustrophobic tendencies caused her to start panicking, the men had to devise ways to distract her...
Mechele Armstrong is a whiz at creating sexual tension. Love, love, love the truth or dare game they played, and the tension there was so thick you could cut it with a knife. After the incredible tension, the actual act itself was something of a let down.
Another thing I like is that the characters have depth, that each has his/her own fears and insecurities, and that in opening up to the others, instead of being ridiculed, they find strength and acceptance and the first step toward healing.
However, I would've liked the story better should Cassie's change of heart be portrayed. As it is, although we're told why Cassie had a 180 degree turn, I believe the impact would be greater were we shown the process that Cassie had undergone. Still, Mechele Armstrong is a master storyteller and I'll be seeking out her other books.
Rating: 4 stars