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.
Four Seconds to Lose begins when Charlie goes to Penny's to try to get a job. She's hiding pretty much everything about herself. And now once she meets her new boss who has an odd reaction to her she isn't so sure working for him is good. Especially when she can't let anyone know her secrets, but he keeps getting close and closer to her! Cain on the other hand feels almost like he saw a ghost when Charlie walked through the door. He also has somethings he's kept a secret, and the last person he told looked at him in disgust but then soon lost her life by a crazy person. These are two damaged souls running from a past they can't seem to escape. But it brings them closer together in the end.
This book was good. I really liked the beginning. But I felt about half way through it sort of started to fizzle out for me. I actually got a little bored with it. Then the ending... It just seemed way to easy to get rid of such a huge threat.. But anyways, I loved characters. Charlie was awesome. She's an amazing heroine, and Cain was just as awesome as she was if not better. He's a really nice guy whose had a hard past, and is trying to make up for a whole lot of things that have happened. And now he's trying to move on with Charlie even though he knows she's hiding a whole lot of herself.
And Penny's... that name is crazy in this book lol! I loved how ironic that was as well. I will say this one wasn't as good as the previous books, but it was still good.