ABOUT THE BOOK: Lacey Caldez is in a bind.

Her bills aren’t paid, her mother is broken, and they’re about to lose their house. Realizing she’s low on options, she buries her pride and approaches the last person she ever wanted to owe a favor to.

Robbie Reynolds is brutal, demanding, and one hell of a mobster. He’s also her ex. But despite his character flaws, he offers her a chance to avoid financial ruin—but can she stomach what he’s asking of her?

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REVIEW: For starters, this story has a lot of pent up emotions and bad-ass characters. Lacey is struggling with money problems so she starts back up at the strip club for some fast and quick cash. She has a sensitive side but when the numbers don’t add up leaving her with a sense of dread, she knows what she has to do. She has to go back to being bad.

The beginning of this series caught me off guard. I didn’t really know what I was expecting, but I did enjoy reading it none the less. My first assumption of Lacey was correct; she didn’t really want to be there but felt she had no other choice. The author really captivated my attention with this character’s personality. The flare that she possessed as well as the subdued rage and violence was unpredictable. This factor made the story irresistible; it was virtually impossible for me to put it down until I read its entirety. I recommend reading this short story if you like action on impact. The author’s writing style is almost flawless; however, it may not be for everyone. My personality happens to extend to being openly blunt about everything so I couldn’t put it down. Lacie is fearless and doesn’t take shit from anyone, which I happen to love in stories. I am not really into reading books with characters that victimize themselves. I give this one five stars because it was written well, straight-forward and extremely intoxicating. I can’t wait to read more from this author!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Reading and writing have always been second nature for me. They are as integral to me as the air I breathe and the words I speak. I knew from a very young age that I would grow up to work with words in some capacity. I thought, perhaps I’ll be a librarian. No, a literary agent. How about a copywriter? But the entire time, my heart would whisper, “you’re going to be an author.” 

I spent most of my youth and my teenage years with a book in my hand and wrote “stories.” (I use the term loosely as I wrote many. And many were thrown in the trash). I then went to the University of Northern Iowa and when a professor realized I wasn’t getting the proper writing attention I needed, he suggested I attend the University of Iowa to study under their prestigious writing program. So I did. I graduated in 2011 with my B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing. I took a job as a Creative Writer at a top-notch higher education marketing firm in 2012 and left in the fall of 2014 to pursue writing full-time and helping authors chase their dreams.

My passion, dedication and perseverance have led me to where I’m at today. Happy, successful and living my dream every. single. day.

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