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Posted May 20, 2014
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Holy smokes!!! Those words were the first words that came to my mind as I was reading Lover Undercover.
I met Samanthe Beck last year. I found her to be super funny and she left me wanting to read her books. I admit that the book that had me sold was Falling for the Marine, because I heard the opening scene was hilarious. Since the book is part of a series, I figured I would start at the beginning.
I didn’t even bother to read the book description for Lover Undercover. I just one clicked it. I was really surprised. I had no idea what I was in for. It’s a Brazen book, so of course I knew there was going to be hot sex. Samanthe is funny so I expected the book to have funny moments. What I didn’t expect was the suspense of the book.
Kylie Roberts and her identical twin sister Stacy grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in the small town of Two Trout, Tennessee. Kylie is the good twin who never gets into trouble. She’s reliable and is the first to think about and take care of others. Stacy is the naughty twin, whose middle name should be Trouble. Stacy truly loves her sister, but she never thinks about how her actions affect other people. Stacy’s dream was to move to Hollywood and make it big as an actress/dancer. So, Stacy and Kylie packed up Kylie’s car and moved west.
For two years, Stacy has been dancing at Deuce’s and manages to take care of her and her sister. Unfortunately, one of Stacy’s clients gets a little out of hand, resulting in Stacy’s leg being broken. If Stacy doesn’t perform she will lose her job and the Roberts sisters will be forced to return to Two Trout with their tails between their legs. Stacy convinces Kylie to spend the next six weeks pretending to be her.
On Kylie’s first night of dancing at Deuce’s, not only does she have to overcome her fear of dancing provocatively half naked, but she becomes mesmerized by a tall striking man in the audience. The man seems to be able to see right through to her soul. When the night is over, Kylie makes a gruesome discovery.
The tall and striking man turns out to be LA Police Detective Trevor McCade. When all clues point to Stacy’s clients being targeted, Trevor and Kylie (pretending to be Stacy) must work together to catch the killer before they strike again. Trevor and Kylie start playing with fire when her lap dances turn Trevor into a hormone driven teenage boy.
I found myself dreaming about the suspense part of the book. I couldn’t wait to figure out who was killing Stacy’s clients and why. But don’t get me wrong...Trevor McCade is cocky, charming, hot and seriously just makes me smile. I loved watching him chase after the woman he falls in love with, and without any question, that woman is Kylie. Trevor will risk his life and move Heaven and Earth to keep Kylie safe and alive.
While reading this book, I found myself looking to see if there were books on Stacy and Trevor’s equally hot partner Ian Ford. There is!!!! You KNOW a book is good, when you’re immediately looking for more books. I am so loving Samanthe Beck!
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Posted March 30, 2014
OMG ..... this book was great. Kylie's and Trevor chemistry sinc
OMG ..... this book was great. Kylie's and Trevor chemistry since the beginning is something every woman wishes they had in their lives. Everything is perfect for them to start a relationship except the fact that she isn't exactly the person she is pretending to be and the fact now that she is involved in a murder case and Trevor happens to be the detective involved blows it all to hell. Kylie's big secret is that she is pretending to be her sister Stacy who happens to work at a strip club the only reason why Kylie is even there is because the sister had a broken foot and they need her income to survive. The first night they meet Trevor is undercover trying to find the murderer of a previous case until that night where another person gets murdered. Everybody at the strip club soon becomes and suspect and soon Trevor figures out that Kylie is involved but she doesn't know how she could be because up until that night she had never stepped foot at the strip club. The more time they spend together the closer Trevor's gets to finding her out and Kylie can't help but fall head over heels for him. But will Trevor do when he finds out the truth? IT IS A MUST READWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 1, 2014
YES, it is!! In this great bait-and-switch story, Samanthe Beck
YES, it is!! In this great bait-and-switch story, Samanthe Beck adds intrigue and action to the steam. Smooth writing, a tightly-knit plot and characters to root for make this a fast-paced, highly-entertaining story. Plus: you'll learn how to lap-dance!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted January 16, 2014
As I stated in our above discussion, I really enjoyed the storyl
As I stated in our above discussion, I really enjoyed the storyline in this one! I do love my steamy scenes, but I felt Beck gave us a good amount of mystery and intrigue as well to keep us guessing as to who the killer was. You know a romance is great when you can't help but fall head over heels for the hero. And I completely loved Trevor McCade! He is a detective who ends up going undercover as one of Stacy (err Kylie's!) new clients. And oohhh la laaaaa! These two SIZZLE together! I felt I was going to die when I read the scenes in the private room at the club! It takes ALOT to make me blush, but holy crap some of those scenes made me turn red! Part of me couldn't even believe that shy, quiet Kylie would do the things she did (especially in front of the bouncer!)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I enjoyed Kylie for the most part. I did feel that when it came to owning up to her feelings and getting past her insecurities she had a bit of work to do. She is attracted to Trevor and he clearly to her, yet she holds herself back from him. She says it's because she's not looking for a relationship right now- that she wants to focus on making her dreams of opening up her own yoga studio come true. Really, however, Kylie is running scared. She's looking for excuses to shut Trevor out. She doesn't feel she measures up to what he really wants or understands the type of person she really is. After all, the two met while she was pretending to be her brazen, outgoing twin sister. Give the guy a bit more credit Kylie!
Trevor knows who and what he wants. He wants Kylie and he wants forever. I love how determined he is to be with her and how he won't let her excuses deter him from what he wants. He sees Kylie for who she is- not who she's pretending to be. Kylie can try to act as much like Stacy as she wants, but ultimately its her personality that shines through for everyone to see. She is kind and caring towards her fellow dancers and co-workers, which was something Stacy was not. She is considerate and takes others into account and is genuinely upset over the murders of these clients. Trevor sees all of that and he sees how vulnerable she can be and wants to be the one to comfort her and take care of her.
I had trouble liking Kylie's twin sister Stacy at first. I didn't think it was right that while her sister would be out doing HER job for her (she broke her ankle) she would be off with her friends and out to all hours of the night. Stacy is definitely the more brazen of the two, but when it came to cops and authority figures, I don't like how she hid behind her sister instead of stepping forward and doing what she needed to. We do find out why this is later in the novel, and how Stacy's problems stem back to when she was growing up and having the type of mother they did. Stacy ends up having some chemistry with Ian, Trevor's partner, and I liked seeing Stacy shed her hardened exterior with him. I also loved Ian. He is cocky and self-assured and I felt he was a good match for Stacy. I've already read their novella and really enjoyed how that played out! (I also ended up really liking Stacy too!)
Overall, Lover Undercover was a steamy, entertaining read with a bit of mystery and intrigue thrown in to keep you guessing as to who was really to blame! I can't wait to read the next book in the McCade Brothers series!
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Will an undercover sting be enough to draw out the killer? When
Will an undercover sting be enough to draw out the killer? When the truth is exposed will Trevor be able to forgive Kylie since he is half way in love with her already?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Kylie Roberts is a yoga instructor and now it’s time be become the opposite of the quite twin. She needs to help out her sister Stacey and work as an exotic dancer or they will find themselves evicted from their apartment. They need the money and have no one else to help them out since they left their home town in Tennessee. Kylie has always protected her sister and now that Stacey broke her leg on the job she doesn’t have a choice but to take over Stacey’s identity.
Detective Trevor McCade was at the gentlemen’s club when he noticed one of the strippers and he couldn’t keep his eyes off of her. So later on that same night when he is called out to investigate a dead body he finds the same blond blue-eyed beauty at the scene. She is the one that called in the dead body and he needs to see what she knows. As he is interrogating her he knows that she is hiding something but he doesn’t believe that she could have killed the man, the person that killed this man had more weight and strength on her.
Kylie knows that Trevor knows she hiding something but she has promised her sister that she will continue this charade. Kylie knows that when the truth comes out she and her sister are in big trouble. Trevor needs to interrogate Kylie more because it seems there is a connection between now two murders and her. It seems that they knew her and she knew him but according to her she doesn’t recall these men. Only things change when Trevor goes back to the gentlemen’s club and asks for a private dance. Now this time when he questions her about the type of dance the latest victim liked she remembers and he gets his mind blown away but not only that Kylie gets lost in the dance and loses her mind, too.
Lover Undercover was a very nice read it was fun, very erotic and at times it was frustrating. Kylie needed to stop living her life by what happened with her mother and also her sister’s motto. She needed to be her own person and listen to her heart. Trevor is a gorgeous detective that knows what he wants but at times loses himself in Kylie’s dance. I liked that I was able to learn about Kylie and Trevor but I couldn’t help it I would have liked a little bit more. I loved that there was another romance brewing between Ian, Trevor’s partner, and Stacey, I would love to know if Stacey will lose her motto and follow her heart. Ms. Beck’s writing is smooth and creative and the sex scenes were sizzling hot. The passion that Kylie and Trevor shared was raw and hot as soon as they kissed you knew that Kylie was going to be a puddle at his feet.
This was my first read by Samantha Beck and I enjoyed it tremendously. I look forward to more of Ms. Beck’s book and truly recommend this story to anyone that loves reading an erotic suspenseful read with a twist of murder.
Posted May 28, 2013
Kylie is the quiet twin, always keeping to herself to not give p
Kylie is the quiet twin, always keeping to herself to not give people anything to talk about. She has always been there for her sister and that's how she finds herself in mile high boots dancing at a strip club and in the middle of a murder investigation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Trevor is a detective looking in to a cold murder case that takes him to the last place the murder victim is thought to have been - the strip club where Kylie is currently working at. He knows his way through a murder investigation and undercover work, what he wasn't expecting was to drawn to the innocent-looking, sexy dancer that's caught in the middle of his investigation.
I enjoyed this story so much! Samanthe Beck brought to the page all the elements necessary for me to fully immerse myself in this story. There was the great, complex characters, the intriguing murder mystery and the intense romance. Everything came together to bring to the page a sexy, compelling story that left me wanting more. More of the emotions, more of the mystery and more of the fireworks these two ignited every time they came together.
I liked Kylie. Although she was a bit closed off emotionally, what was depicted helped me understand where she was coming from and why he hesitated in starting a relationship with Trevor. There were times I wanted to shake some sense into her, but i could understand her doubts too. Trevor, on the other hand, was honest in his attraction to Kylie and sure of the connection they had. It was his determination in keeping her safe and his conviction to see this relationship work that made me a fan of his.
I appreciated to the way the author brought Trevor and Kylie together. Not only was there passion in spades, there were also emotions thrown in to make it even more fantastic. Their interactions, their sex scenes it all came together to bring about the romance part of the story. I enjoyed how the author integrated this with the undercover work Trevor was doing. It all worked together to make it believable to me that this relationship was something feasible between Trevor and Kylie.
The secondary characters introduced into the story added to it and made more interesting. I loved Ian and Stacey. I hope there's an upcoming story in the works. I loved his humor and Stacey's reluctance. It made for a great side story.
All in all, Lover Undercover was a hot, sexy read with a wonderful romance and a great murder mystery. I can't wait to read more!
I received this title from the publisher in exchanged of my honest opinion.
Posted April 27, 2013
Posted April 27, 2013
This was a cute book--enjoyable, nice suspense, sweet romance--b
This was a cute book--enjoyable, nice suspense, sweet romance--but on the whole it was a bit uneven. I liked Trevor a lot--a cute, sexy, thoughtful undercover cop who is hesitant to get involved with a person of interest in a homicide case, but is mostly okay with the girl he's interested in being a stripper. (Though of course he does hope she'll move on to something else soon, because he thinks she's bright and capable of so much more. And he offers his support, whatever she chooses. Good guy.)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
It's the girl he's interested in who has the bigger problem with it.
She's only pretending, of course, because she's a twin and her twin, the real stripper, has a broken leg and is unable to work at the moment. Because Kylie's job as a yoga instructor pays far less than Stacy's as a stripper, Kylie's being both Kylie the yoga teacher and Stacy the stripper for six weeks.
So far, so good. Exhausting for Kylie, but good.
But Kylie's internal dialogue is constantly reinforcing the good twin/bad twin concept that the girls have grown up with since birth. Kylie has always stayed out of trouble, worked hard at everything she does, and is still a virgin. She's taken it upon herself to atone for everything her mother--and by projection, their family--has done "wrong" in the eyes of their hometown. Stacey is irresponsible, a slacker, and promiscuous. Stacy's always leaving her sister in the lurch.
Or so Kylie constantly says in her head. Yet Kylie willingly moved across the country to live with her, and it's Stacy's salary, not Kylie's that gives them a nice apartment to live in. It's Stacy who's working to allow Kylie to follow her dream of opening her own yoga studio someday, and we find out that Stacy's not just working as an exotic dancer, she's also pursuing her own goal of making it into show business someday. Kylie's judgmental attitude toward her tended to annoy me.
BUT...Kylie's moments of hypocrisy aside, I did enjoy reading this. It was a cute romance. Trevor was a fun hero, and his partner Ian was a riot. Stacy got her own HEA (which I would have liked reading more about.) Kylie had her moments, and the lap dances that Trevor had to "endure" all in the name of homicide investigation were fun to read. I'll definitely be looking for more by this author to read.
(I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review)
Posted April 25, 2013
Posted April 24, 2013
Good Book! This is the second book I have read by Samanthe Beck
Good Book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This is the second book I have read by Samanthe Beck and it will definitely not be the last! If you like a hot, steamy romance, this book is for you.
The story is about identical twins Kylie and Stacy Roberts and their lives as young adults in Los Angeles. Kylie is a yoga instructor and Stacy is a stripper. Both have big dreams for the future; Kylie wants to own her own yoga studio and Stacy wants to be an actress. Unfortunately, Stacy breaks her leg and Kylie reluctantly agrees to fill in for her until her leg heals. So that Stacy will not loose her job, Kylie becomes Stacy the stripper.
Unluckily, Kylie discovers a dead body outside the strip club after one of her shifts. She meets gorgeous Detective Trevor McCade, who is assigned to lead the homicide investigation. He and Kylie spend a lot of time together and they begin to have feelings for each other. As part of the investigation, Kylie privately dances for him and their relationship just gets hotter and hotter. All the while, Kylie is masquerading as Stacy.
If you like hot, well written romances with a bit of mystery, read this book.
I received an ARC from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Posted April 22, 2013
know a lot of people look at a 5-star rating and frown, but thi
know a lot of people look at a 5-star rating and frown, but this book honestly deserves it. Lover Undercover is the second of Ms. Beck's books I've had the pleasure to read. Sexual tension sparks between Trevor and Kylie from the beginning and only gets hotter as you turn the page. Trevor is totally Alpha, but so kind and considerate...and freaking hot! It isn't often a writer can give her reader murder, suspense, humor, heat, and wrap it all up in a way that leaves you anxious for her next book. And you can alaways count on secondary characters who beg for a book of their own, as is with Kylie's twin, Stacey and Trevor's partner, Ian.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Don't miss out on this exceptional read, and do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of her first Brazen with Entangled Publishing, titled, Private Practice, and get ready to laugh and cheer with her characters and find yourself in the "hurry up and wait" mode for her next book!
Well done Ms. Beck, and a big Thank you to Entangled Publishing for giving us such a wonderful author!
Posted April 25, 2013
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