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Stripped Defenseless: An Erotic Romantic Suspense
On the run from an abusive ex-boyfriend, Ava Lureau doesn’t expect to trust anyone, let alone have a one night stand with a dangerously gorgeous stranger. But leaving her cold, lonely bed behind and jumping into Kade’s strong arms is something she can’t resist. If only for a night.
Kade Gavin’s job is simple–capture his target and deliver her to the man who hired him. Nothing but a paycheck matters in Kade’s bleak existence…until the enticing stripper with soft curves and a puzzling persona climbs into his bed–and under his skin.
When one night turns into a deadly adventure, snowbound in an isolated cabin, Ava must determine if her tempting captor is her savior…or the man who’ll leave her stripped defenseless.
Disclaimer: Stripped Defenseless was previously published under the title Fatal Exposure. Fatal Exposure gleaned wonderful 5 Star reviews from multiple online book reviewers as well as being a finalist in the 2010 CRW Award of Excellence and the 2010 WISRWA Write Touch Readers’ Award contest. Lia hopes you enjoy the new cover, title and price, along with the same sexy story!
Ok don’t judge. I got a bit off track from what I had planned from my Friday Reads post. Just a little. 5 books off. I read 5 books today. I think 3 of them were novellas.
I’m only reviewing 1.
That’s what happens when you grab freebies on Amazon that haven’t been rated yet. You come across some that have tons of spelling errors, left out words, and/or are just horribly written.
And then you find a little gem that was published 2 years ago and is free at the time of the posting, like Stripped Defenseless.
Starting off, this is definitely not a book for the under 18 crowd. Lots of steamy moments right from the first couple of pages. Lots o’ heat in this book.
I loved it. Obviously it was a fast read if I read it along with 4 other books today. 204 pages in total.
I wouldn’t technically call what Ava is dealing with Stockholm Syndrome. She technically liked her captor, A LOT, before he captured her.
What is about the tall strong alpha man that has your average female turned into a drooling mess on the floor? I’m talking us as the readers, not the main character. I don’t know about you, but logically, I don’t care how hot you are, I don’t think I would ever put up with what some of the lead females in my favorite books do. Ask my husband, he’s good looking, 6”2’, Latino, well built, he knows what I’ll put up with and what I won’t put up with. I’m rarely a puddle of drool on the floor.
Yet here I am reading about Kade, a man who is paid to kidnap and deliver his targets, one of which is our sweet little Ava, and saying yummy.
What is that?
I might be twisted.
Any men reading this post, if you’d like to give me your thoughts on that subject, I’d love to hear them.
Back to my review.
I had my normal” how can someone fall in love that fast and know it’s going to last” thoughts as it became apparent where this was going, but I pushed it aside for that love at first sight we all want to believe in. It’s a hard fast romance novel, there is no time for my normal reservations I would have in real life.
Steamy, fun, fast read with a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming at all.
I’m not telling.
It didn’t break my heart because I didn’t believe the author would do that to us. I know some authors would, but I had faith this book wasn’t going to end that way.
I was happy when it was over, not that it was over, but that it ended the way I hoped.
I hate sad endings. Always always want a HEA (happily ever after).
Buy Stripped Defenseless