on January 29, 2017
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For way too long, Nina has spent her days loving a man that can’t love her back—at least not the way that she deserves to be loved. Headstrong and proud of the woman that she is, Nina knows her worth. But when it comes to Dallas Eagan, she finds herself losing sight of everything. Ready to let go of what she knows will never be, Nina decides to move on and put her past with Dallas behind her. But the second she embarks on her quest to find true happiness, she faces a drastic change—a change that forces her to question every move that she makes.
Nina is everything that Dallas could ever want in a woman. She’s fun, sassy, and an amazing mother to their daughter. Without a doubt, she’s the only woman that truly holds the key to his heart. Unfortunately, he struggles to be the man that she wants him to be. For the majority of his life, Dallas has enjoyed the freedom of being with whatever woman he chooses, whenever he chooses. He answers to no one and he makes all the rules. But just like anything else, rules are made to be broken and when Dallas least expects it, that’s exactly what happens.
Mistakes will be made and rules will be broken, but when the dust settles a decision will have to be made. Will Dallas and Nina put their pride aside and build a life together? Or will they allow past mistakes to ruin what could be?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read this book over the weekend, after seeing it being offered for free on facebook/twitter. I. have. feelings!!!
Okay, so first, I’m SO HAPPY I read this book because it is relevant to my current pursuit, which is my WIP, about a woman who used to be a dancer. It was great to read this and get in the mindset of the lifestyle. I’ve already been thinking about going over my WIP and setting the mood and atmosphere right, so this book was so helpful.
This story appears to be Book 2 in a series, but not having read Book 1 was not a problem. AC did a great job of talking about what had already happened in the story so you didn’t have to read the first book. In this book, Dallas and Tatt run a successful strip club, and while brother Tatt is happily settled into marriage and family, Dallas been “all up and thoo dat”. Two of his children’s mothers are strippers at the club. The third is Nina.
Nina is the special one, the one that is the subject of those “this could be us, but you can’t keep your WOOHOO in your pants” memes. Nina isn’t falling for the okey doke anymore, though. They have a child that they raise together… other than that, she’s trying to leave Dallas in the dust. She loves him, but he can’t commit so DEUCES.
However…..Dallas can’t let go. And Dallas isn’t hearing anything about Nina moving on. As far as he is concerned, SHE IS HIS.
This is where we get to the point where I roll my eyes at Alpha characters. I’m not into them. The hair on my neck stands on END when I read, “you are mine, this is mine, I don’t care what you do, you’re mine.” Like someone said, set this book in a trailer park with a menacing male character and it’s a horror story. NAWL. Ion’t like being told I belong to someone. Besides the fact that Nina had made the choice to move on, she had been dating someone for months but had to hide it from Dallas because of his jealousy. He couldn’t commit to her, but she couldn’t move on? UGH.
Aside from my petty PETTY nits, this was a great story. Realistic with a fast pace, great sex scenes (WHEWWWW) and dialog that wasn’t stiff or unbelievable.
Can I say I wanna drag Trina by her hair down the hallway? I can? Yeah. Hate her.
Put this one in your face… it’s a great read!