Grady Paulson spends his nights pleasing a lot of women.
The bump and grind of being a male stripper is getting old for Grady, and when his cross-country tour takes him to New Orleans everything changes. He meets Allison Wagner; a smart, successful woman who is all wrong for him, but Grady just loves a challenge.
Sparks fly, and soon Allison has Grady rethinking his future. He wants to get out of the stripping game and settle down, but Allison is hiding a devastating secret that could threaten his plans.
Will Grady finally break free from his seedy, sequined world or will her troubled past forever seal their fate? On Bourbon Street, temptation is the name of the game for all those who practice the art of sin.
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Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.
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I am a little bit torn in my review of this book. I quite enjoyed the previous books I read by Alexandrea Weis but there was just something about this one that didn't click for me. The story line in itself was quite interesting but a big turn off for me was the existence of cheating. I quite liked Grady and Allison as characters but some of Allison's decisions were definitely against my moral code and that kind of killed the enjoyment of the story for me. But if you don't mind reading books like that, I can guarantee that you will love the book.
Grady is quite the pantie-melting hot character. Being a dancer requires of him to have a hart stopping body but in addition to that he is quite smart, somewhat dominant, protective and quite the treat between the sheets :) He definitely has moves both in and outside of the bedroom. After his not that perfect past, he is somewhat lost and doesn't believe that he deserves to be happy. A big part of that changes ones he meets Al and he finally finds his place in the world, the place he can call home.
Similarly to Grady, Al is lost in her everyday life and her past. Even though she regrets some of the decisions she's taken she doesn't know how to solve her problems. She is quite reserved in her dealings with men and that doesn't exactly change once she meets Grady. She becomes even tougher to crack exactly because she is attracted to him. I definitely don't agree with quite a few of Al's decisions in her life and I think that's primarily what made the book not that good for me. The other thing that put me off a little bit was that Al was older that Grady. I usually don't mind age difference (of course reasonable ones) but I prefer the man to be the older one. It's just the type of stories I prefer reading.
So yes, I am somewhat torn. The story was interesting and intriguing that that's what made me read it till the end. But there were parts of it that I didn't exactly agree with or like. In the end I will still recommend this book to everyone who doesn't mind this type of stories. I still can't wait to find out what Alexandrea Weis will come up with next. I quite enjoy her books and style of writing so I hope her next book comes around soon.