Saturday, November 21, 2015

Review: Taking It Off by Claire Kent



Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars
Publication Date: November 24, 2015

Blurb:

Can't get enough Magic Mike? Let bestselling author Claire Kent introduce you to Matt Stokes, the sexy-as-sin male stripper and club owner who knows what it really means to bare everything.

Preschool teacher Elizabeth Marks isn't exactly thrilled to be attending a college friend's bachelorette party at a male strip joint. The sights—screaming women, half-naked hunks—are just as sleazy as she expected, with one exception: the man standing at the back, radiating sensual heat despite being fully clothed. When Elizabeth takes refuge outside, he chases her down and dares her to stay. It turns out that her mystery man is the owner—and, as tonight's headliner, the one guy Elizabeth wouldn't mind seeing naked.

Matt Stokes lives his life one day, one dance at a time. But as he challenges Elizabeth to get in touch with the passionate, impulsive woman behind her prim façade, she brings out another side of him as well. This girl isn't just another pretty face—or paying customer—and Matt can't help wanting more. Onstage, he's used to exposing his body. Now Matt will have to expose his heart. Because when it comes to real love, that's the one striptease that matters. 

Review:

And they turn me on. When they Take It Off. Everybody Take It Off.

Here is my history with this book. On a cold November afternoon while I was lying in my bed, I began this book. About 1/3 in it, I had to quit reading due to various reasons. When I continued reading it, I didn't pay much attention to my progress on the book and I was surprised to realize that I had reached the epilogue in no time.I swear my time with this book just flew by, but I am not sure if that's a good thing. I wanted more from this story because I feel like more things were supposed to happen. As I think of this book I realize that the author tied up most, if not all the loose threads in the story, but I guess I wanted to see more of the romance between Elizabeth and Matt. I really got a whiplash and it seems like I read everything in 10 seconds. I find it weird and I believe that if I want to write a complete and honest review I will have to read the book at least one more time. I didn't like the parents of the main couple. All four of them were messed up in some way. The epilogue for me could have been a little more sexless and more about the exploration of the MC's relationship and how things were after 6 months. I can easily see the book being part of a series, but I can just as easily see it as a stand alone.