Diamond Girl

Diamond Girl

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by Andrea Smith, Louisa Maggio
     
 

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Book #1 - G-Man Series

What happens when a 35 year-old soccer mom from Indianapolis, Indiana sends her only child off to college and suddenly discovers that she has no identify of her own?

That's exactly what happened to Samantha (Sammie) Dennison. Her marriage was loveless from the start; her 'mannequin' husband has his own agenda which has never…  See more details below

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Book #1 - G-Man Series

What happens when a 35 year-old soccer mom from Indianapolis, Indiana sends her only child off to college and suddenly discovers that she has no identify of her own?

That's exactly what happened to Samantha (Sammie) Dennison. Her marriage was loveless from the start; her 'mannequin' husband has his own agenda which has never included her, and she feels lonely, ignored and downright frumpy.

Her best friend tells her to get a life, and that's exactly what Sammie does, starting with a Kickboxing/Pilates class to get into shape, and then continuing her regiment by signing up for pole-dance lessons. Sammie graduates at the top of her class, and ultimately ends up with a secret career as a pole dancer at a Gentleman's Club in Indy called 'Jewels.'

Known only by her dancer name, "Diamond," she is well on her way to finally carving out a secret life and identity all of her own that brings excitement and mystery to her otherwise mundane existence. The thrill of the dance and sexuality she discovers within herself is a potent mixture, but it's all about the dance with Sammie.

That is, until bad-boy biker Slate enters the picture. He is the ultimate 'alpha' male and quickly draws the attention of the dancers - including Sammie. Slate is a 'prospect' for the notorious Outlaw Motorcycle Club, but he is also inexplicably drawn to "Diamond." Sammie is totally out of her league with Slate and the dangerous people he associates with in Indianapolis during the summer of 2010.

No spoilers here, but something BIG is brewing in Indy; and it ain't about race cars either.

'Diamond Girl' will keep the reader on the edge of their seat from beginning to end; this book has it all: passion, erotica, romance, danger and possibly more . . . much more.

Note: This book is based loosely on actual events that occurred in Indianapolis, Indiana in the summer of 2012 involving certain members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club after a two-year investigation conducted by various federal agencies. The names have been changed to protect the parties. Other events depicted in this book are purely fictional for entertainment purposes.

This book is for adult audiences. Sexually explicit content.

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Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - Kim Sullivan
Where in the world has this book been hiding?? Love the cover and characters in this book. The story line is great and keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what's going to happen next. Definitely worth reading!
TMLA - S. Lewis
This book left me speechless. I was no at all prepared to love it as much as I did. I thought it was going to be about some cougar mom who starts living this huge secret life and not have a care in the world. Boy, was I ever wrong! While she does start a secret life, it is done with good reason. This is a must read and that will have you flipping pages so fast you will sit your Kindle or book on fire!
Goodreads - Heather F.
Andrea Smith was a new author to me when I started this book, which was a recommendation from a friend and I'm SO glad I took the chance to read her. I really enjoyed this book, the characters and the way the story unfolded.
Amazon - Ashley Schoen
OMG! I fell in love with this story, characters, author, you name it I loved it. Diamond girl was one of those "Omg! you have to read this" books so I got it but, didn't immediately read it. Until one night, had nothing to read so I said why not! I finished this in one night...
Amazon - Amber Gladson
The mystery and suspense will pull you in! The lust and love keep you from putting it down!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016748832
Publisher:
Meatball Taster Publishing
Publication date:
04/10/2013
Series:
G-Man Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
347
Sales rank:
90,489
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Andrea Smith is a USA Today best selling author. Her works of fiction include:

Baby Series:
Maybe Baby (Book #1)
Baby Love (Book #2)
Be My Baby (Book #3)
Baby Come Back (Book 3.5)

G-Man Series:
Diamond Girl (Book #1)
Love Plus One (Book #2)
Night Moves (Book #3)
G-Men Holiday Wrap (Book #3.5)
These Men (Spin-off)
Taz (Book #4)

Limbo Series:
Silent Whisper (Book #1)
Clouds in my Coffee (Book #2)

September Series (New Adult Romance written as Graysen Blue)
Sins of September (Book #1)
When September Ends (Book #2)

Jaded (Novella)

Black Balled (M/M Romance)

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Diamond Girl 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
tfail24 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book for so many reasons. First off, we have Sammie, she is trying to find out who she is as woman after have spent the majority of her life in a loveless/abusive marriage and is just trying to find happiness for herself. She decides that she is going to do something for herself after he daughter goes off to college, so she takes up kick boxing and Pilates and then she ends up in a pole dancing class. She is 35-years-old and is now taking a job as a dancer at a gentleman’s club and that is where those piercing blue eyes of Slate catches her eye. Second, we have Slate, this really hot biker dude that totally grabs Sammie’s attention. Slate was one sexy bad boy and he is very mysterious...which we love about him, because it just draws us to him that much more! We quickly learn that he has a very dominant, bossy and protective personality. Slate has secrets that he must keep from Sammie and I will leave it at that, because otherwise I might spoil something for other readers. You get to see Slate grow through this story as much as Sammie and you get to see more of his protective side as his feelings for Sammie grow and he faces them for what they truly are. Then twists and turns to become something way more dangerous and thrilling. It's a great story that will keep you hooked throughout the entire book. Of course there are surprises! I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.
shadow24 More than 1 year ago
OMG. HOT HOT HOT. MUST READ. Love the story with Sammie and Slate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Diamond girl is the shiznit. It was like a game of guess who. Everyone had alters. One of my big questions was 'Who are you really?' I'm crazy about Slate. I like his complexity. I love Diamond girl she is what a ton of women are. Stuck in a marriage, identity-less, raising kids and trying to keep up this appearance of happy eventhough you really are not. Jack! I HATE your stinking guts!!! You are the scum beneath my toes. What the heck is wrong with you. I love Becky. Everyone should have a friend as supportive as her. The characters are well written. The plot is amazing with all its twists and turns. This is a must read.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost did not buy for lack of reviews, but glad i did. Very good story and worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read....
camBu More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! It was a quick, easy read and I just kept turning the pages. Needless to say, I had to buy the next book in the series to find out what happens. I wasn't disappointed. The story just got better and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough! Adrea Smith is my new favorite author and I'm already shopping for her other books!
JillD82 More than 1 year ago
This was a good book and would definitely recommend, a lot of twists and turns, ups and downs that it makes you want to keep reading.  First time reading this author and i will definitely continue reading the "G-Men" series.
Katiewantsmore More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I got around to reading it, I couldn't put it down! The book has just the right amount of mystery, suspense/action and romance.   It is a well-paced story that is filled with hot, bad-boys, love-to-hate-them antagonists, and a female lead who eventually gets her mojo back. While I found the idea of the female lead's choice of part-time work a stretch, it was a fun idea for her to have out an alter-ego existence that carved out something just for her.  The twists and turns in the plot are great and really kept the story moving along. I loved how the story lines were woven together as well as the author's decision to have some chapters told by different characters' points of view. The story does contain descriptive sex scenes that add to the story rather than take over the plot (one of my pet peeves). Andrea Smith has a new fan in me, and I'm planning on reading the rest of the series now that I've been introduced to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked this book. Hoping the rest of the series is this good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lovex it was great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally enjoyed this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. Starts out with Sammie, a 35 yr old " frumpy" housewife, who decides (with the help/advice from best friend and daughter) that her life is missing something. Her new extracurricular activities lead to her meeting Slate. Oh boy, Slate! Talk about hot alpha male. He takes he cake. The twists and turns that transpire after their meeting will leave you on the edge of your seat. Finished this book in one sitting as I just could not put it down. A MUST READ. Can't wait to see where she goes with  the next two books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need more stars! I loved, loved, loved Diamond Girl. I could not put this book down! I caution parts of this story are hard to read about, but the story is simply amazing. The main character, Diamond Girl aka Sammy, is not the typical character I have read about. She is a 35 year old empty nester. ( A refreshing change by the way) Sammy is looking to find herself, being a wife and mother is all she knows. The path to self discovery for Sammy is not what one would consider normal. LOL Along her road to self discovery Sammy meets Slate a yummy alpha male. Slate introduces Sammy to whole new amazing world. This book has it all. Highly recommended read!
LiteraryEnigma More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and paced with characters that I liked. There were a few points in the plot that I had a pretty  good idea what was coming but it is hard to surprise me these days. Overall Diamond Girl has just enough angst, emotion and steaminess to make it an engaging read that is well worth reading!
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
I was hesitant to pick this one up after reading the preview because I wasn't totally ensconsed in the story at that point. This had been on my TBR for awhile and I couldn't recall details I had read in blogs all that time ago. I'm so glad that I did get it because it was so much more than I could have guessed from the sample. Samantha is stuck in a loveless marriage. A forced marriage as a result of a forced sexual encounter that resulted in pregnancy. Her husband Jack is a piece of work. He was an **** in HS and only his age grew up. After reading so many stories about college kids, it was refreshing to read one about adults with real jobs, problems, life, etc. The main story takes place in the time frame when Samantha and Jack's daughter goes away to college. Samantha doesn't know what to do with her life now and she has never worked. She joins a gym and eventually enrolls in a pole dancing class. She ends up working as a dancer (not a stripper). It is there that she meets a biker maned Slate, and her rocks her world. He really is her knight in shining armor - or in this case hot dude with long hair, a bike and magic fingers. There were parts of the book that were predictable, but there were just as many that made me stop and think highly of Andrea for surprising me. There were a few points where the flow slowed a little too much and a few others where more info would have been better - like the dinner near the end with Samantha and Slate telling Lindsey and both of their parents everything. I would have loved to have seen that scene. Anyway, I was thrilled with the ending and am so glad that I took the time to read this book. There are other reviews that have commented on the rape and infidelity being issues with them. If that is holdng you back, please know that the rape isn't graphic & there is very little violence in the entire book. As far as the infidelity goes, once you get to that point, you can completely see how and why that was inevitable before divorce proceedings could be entertained. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Incorrect in one area, you can get a disease from someone giving oral sex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my what a great book , the writing fron the authors point of view bought it together. Don' forget to read the whole series. Well worth the time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
had to follow up with "Found in You"
Stephncaitlyn More than 1 year ago
The beginning of this book is kind of rocky. There are some things that make you wonder what the heck Sammie is thinking. The thing that I realized is that I have never been in her situation, so I can't judge. I really liked this book overall and immediately purchased the next book. The reasons why I didn't give it 5 stars are, there were a few things I found highly implausible, Slate's actions were contradictory at times, and (the biggest issue) the love scenes and pillow talk could be quite odd. Let's just say that him filling her up with his "jism" is a huge turn off! I have already read the next book and will most likely read book 3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This woman, who can go out after raising her child and being the adoring housewife, and go out out and turn into a pole dancer is hot!! And then to find a hot man just makes this book scorching HOT!! Loved this series and can't wait to read the next one!
cakelady29 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Andrea Smith is an amazing author!I love this Seres with a lot of action, explicit scenes..all done well! I love it!
clpetit56 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mix of mystery, romance, sweetness but also hotness. I have to admit the initial thought of a suburban mom pole dancing for fun seemed far fetched but a couple of chapters into the book and I couldn't stop reading. I liked it so much I'm reading book 2!