In this sinfully sexy Las Vegas romance from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, a man who has it all reunites with a woman who takes it all off.
Living in Sin City, Finn McCormick is no stranger to one-night stands, but the last person he expects to find losing big on the casino floor is a former high school fling. Even though Macey Webster’s clearly down on her luck, she’s still a knockout, and she’s dressed like a stripper—because she is one. Drunk off an unfamiliar cocktail of lust, pity, and compassion, Finn offers to pay Macey’s debts if she cuddles up to him around town . . . and does whatever he wants between the sheets.
Macey came to Vegas for one reason only: money. She’s got a young daughter to support, and the tips really are bigger in Vegas. But when she blows her earnings on blackjack, her guardian angel is the rich boy who once stole her heart and never called her back. Although Macey would love to turn the tables on Finn, she can’t afford to refuse his proposition—and soon she’s enjoying herself much more than she cares to admit. Macey’s used to baring her flesh, but baring her soul will take far more courage.
This book, for lack of a better word, was a little harsh. It was romantic in places, but it also felt a little gritty, a little on the less romantic side of things. Which, is ok if it is handled well, but a tough read if the overall feeling is that you are watching the lowest side of life.
I liked Macey, a lot. She was down on her luck, and she was struggling, but she was doing her best. That said, there were a few things that didn't seem true to me, and the way she met Finn, after losing all of the money she went to Vegas to earn, didn't seem very in character.
Finn on the other hand, was a jerk. And, while he gets better, it is never enough to over shine the initial impression of him as cold, and heartless.
I think, for me, this one suffered a little bit in the fact that there were some clear Pretty Woman parallels, Macey a stripper, Finn a rich casino owner who hires her for the week to accompany him places, with no other strings guaranteed. This is definitely a story we have heard before, and in this instance it did not work as well as it has in others.
The difference is, you liked the leads in Pretty Woman...but in this, Finn just came across like a jerk. He wasn't all that sympathetic and really doesn't seem like someone you want to get to know all that well.
As the story goes on, I didn't really warm up to Finn. I never really thought he was great, and I always found him to be rather harsh and cold.
I don't really recommend this book.
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