Thursday, March 13, 2014

Book Review: Four Seconds To Lose by K. A, Tucker

Four Seconds to Lose
 (Ten Tiny Breaths #3)

K.A. Tucker
Pub November 4th 2013 
by Atria Books
ARC For Review

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.

The Way I See It

HOly Mother of all super sexy club owners everywhere!!! This is such an amazing series and I am such a fan!! From the moment I read Ten Tiny Breaths I was hooked!! Ms Tucker knows what the flip she is doing people! This is Cain and Charlie’s story and let me tell you its a MUST READ!! Can it be read as a stand alone? Yes, Do I recommend it? No! Trust me when I say you will create bonds with every single character and salivate for more!

F-rightened, a little mouse is told what to do. She fears disapproval. 
O-pportunity, a best friend is betrayed this isn’t child's play serious consequences follow decisions made.
U-nique, a long standing relationship is what fuels the transactions being made.
R-edemption, Charlie knows she has none but she has been working hard to escape the unescapable. 

S-urprise, moving to another location Charlie would have never guessed she would have so many opportunities for a second chance.
E-scape, though her heart wishes for it daily Charlie knows there is only one way but is she strong enough?
C-ain, recluse distant and mysterious many mis understandings leave Charlie hesitant but dictating the heart is near impossible.
O-n-stage, Charlie detests this part of her life but its something that must be done and with the help of a friend she will own it to the fullest.
N-otorious, the life, the night, it seems to have a hold on every one but Cain. He has a plan and will not be deterred.   
D-eal, though messed up as her situation is, its true Charlie will always remain faithful to Sam.
S-erious, Charlie’s life has been turned upside down so many powers hold the key except Charlie she is trapped and will forever be so.

T-rust, Charlie falls hard for Cain but during a moment of unclarity Charlie finds herself at the doorstep of heartache.
O-ppressed, even though Charlie’s life was properly calculated she will fight at the combines until she can love again.

L-ies, everything Cain has ever known is so messed up he doesn’t know where to begin so for now he will embrace all the happiness he can muster.
O-pportunity, Charlie knows what she wants out of life and she is tired of pretending to do otherwise. 
S-econd Chance, no one believed in it before but with everything that has gone on in their lives there is no denying second chances do exist.
E-mbrace, time apart has not quenched their thirst for each other for now this is all they  need. 

OMG!!!! This is such an amazing place no one can think to shut it down. This is an amazing series that will keep you up through the night wanting to know what happens with these amazing characters that everyone has come to love. There were some parts that I would have executed a bit differently but thats the magic of the artist y’all! They get to choose the imprint they leave on you.

My Rating

4.0 pony, Rock-climbing, mountain/ hill adventures, Tobaggan Ride, Burner Phone, Stripper Pole, Pier Date, Mystery phone call. Please pick this series up asap!! You Will Not Regret It!

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About the Author

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her firstbook at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.


  1. I am looking forward to read this one. Great review.

  2. I heard the audio for this one and of course, I loved it. It was narrated by the yummy Sebastian York so it was hard to not love it. Looking forward to the next book!

  3. I need to get caught up on this series!!!

  4. I really loved Charlie and Cain too. :) K.A. is a rockstar! I love this series so much! Great review girl!

  5. I love this post! This is the book that made me want to read this series after I read the blurb. I still need to read the 2nd book, though. SOON!

  6. My gosh, Ria, that was such a great review! I've gotten behind on tbis series, but do hope to eventually get caught up!


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