About the book:
Author: Mike Owens
Published: August 11th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Source: Received from Book Unleashed in exchange for a review
Somehow, it’s always about the money. Sharon Saluda, in her junior year at Pisgah College, doesn’t have nearly enough of it, and a diploma is her ticket out of the narrow confines of small town life in Jacob’s Bluff, NC. A career as a stripper seems a promising solution, but when that ends badly, a desperate Sharon capitalizes on that most basic of needs—sex—by matching up college coeds with faculty clientele.
Her job description takes a dramatic uptick when Connor Shaw arrives and wants her as his own—for a very good price, of course. She takes the plunge, body and soul, because this man is gorgeous, ridiculously wealthy, and the sex is out of this world. But there’s always a catch…right?
I kind of enjoyed my time reading this book, it kept me all through the end which is good, because lately I found that being very difficult. I am wondering though how many readers will judge our main character beyond her relationship with Connor, beyond the hot scenes.
From writing perspective, I have no complains whatsoever. The plot moved a little slow initially, but that helped set the mood for what’s to come. If I must be picky, I didn’t like that much the names used for the main characters and some of the places. They just did not sound well to my ears. But again, this has nothing to do with the writing quality. The story has a twist somewhere which is enough to keep you captivated, or at least curious of what’s going to happen. And that’s another good thing.
Looking at the characters, I was afraid that once the relationship between the two starts, all the other problems will get lost between the hot scenes. Even if the connection between Sharon and Connor felt a little forced, what happens between them will really set you on fire.
But there is also something else that need to be discussed after reading this book – which is girl turning to stripping or sexual favors for money. The book raises awareness and as well some questions when it comes to that. I personally don’t like the idea, but I also don’t judge the ones who do it. There is also a story behind any of us and, as they say, you cannot judge a book by its cover. However, I would have liked more depth to this theme. It would have taken my rating closer to the 5 stars.
All in all, this was not a bad read at all. I enjoyed it very much, even though I wanted and expected more. The scenes are well created, we have enough background about the characters and it is not at all easy to read or follow. Final rating is 4 stars. Hope you like it too! Leave a comment below if you have read or want to read it. I am interested to know your thoughts about the theme in this book as well. Enjoy!