Shari and R.W. Review: Lover Undercover by Samanthe Beck

Posted May 27, 2013 by Shari in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Shari and R.W. Review: Lover Undercover by Samanthe Beck
Lover Undercover

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Series: McCade Brothers #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley

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I love these new Entangled books that I am seeing so I found myself grabbing this from NetGalley as soon as I saw it. The premise is that twin sisters switch places and the good one takes on the stripping job when her naughty twin breaks her leg. But a few deaths that keep coming back to the naughty twins clients puts the nice twin in a bad situation with a hunk of a detective!

Kylie Roberts and her twin let little town Tennessee for the bright lights of California. Kylie has a dream of owning her own yoga studio and works hard to achieve her goals. Her twin sister wants to be a dance and actor, but fame didn’t fall into her lap. She takes up stripping to help pay the rent, but when one of her customers gets drunk and pulls her off the stage, it results in a broken leg. The only way not to lose her job is for Kylie to take her place. We meet Kylie on the first night and I wondered right away how you can go from being so upstanding to baring your breasts and giving lap dances. Yes, her mind was in chaos over it, but I just can’t imagine not having to do this for years to be any good at it. Well, I haven’t ever been a stripper so I guess I can’t say how long it takes or even if guys look for that kind of thing. Color me innocent in this arena.

Detective Trevor McCade has been assigned a cold case and starts looking at the strip club. The first night there, he gets a lap dance from Kylie, playing Stacey on her own first night there. Trevor makes some quick reactions to notice about her. So later when Stacey aka Kylie finds another dead body that points back to the guy who broke her sisters leg, Trevor gets suspicious when she doesn’t remember him.

Now he is undercover as Stacey’s boyfriend, not knowing she is really Kylie, looking to draw out a killer. Through it all he knows she is hiding a secret, but doesn’t have a clue what it is. Nothing in her file points to her having done anything illegal or need to hide from. Just a sister and mom.  The two tango in and out of bed, with plenty of lap dances to get make Kylie a pro.

I really enjoyed the book and figuring out the killer. It wasn’t to hard to figure it out, just the why’s at the end needed to be answered. The sisters irritated me at times. Kylie for being so innocent and Stacey for using Kylie so much.  Kylie really worked hard between her own job and doing Stacey’s job. In the end I think Kylie actually did the stripping and being a friend a lot better than Stacey ever did.

Trevor was hot. I mean so hot. While we never see his family, we get to hear him talk about how close they are. He believes in family and honesty. The two have some hurdles to get over throughout the books including her stripping in front of everyone. His sense of justice did come between them at one point, but it was easily brushed under the carpet.

This book was enjoyable, but at times I found a few things silly or uncomfortable. While a good story, I just didn’t totally believe everything that happened and especially thought the ending seemed rushed.

I would recommend this Lover Undercover for anyone who likes a little suspense, spicy stripping scenes, sexy love making, and some hijinks between twin sister. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star Reviewed by Shari 

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Review by R.W. Beans

What cooks up when twin’s switch places and murder occurs? This book had ingredients like incredibly hot dancing, a stud of a cop, and just to break things up, a not-so-shy virgin. Add a murder mystery that has you wondering who could be the crazy killer lurking around, and we have a recipe for a great book.

I was wary of the scene of this story to start out. Strippers? Really? Do I want to read a book objectifying women? But it wasn’t that at all. First, the author gave us a peek into a business, real people just trying to pay their bills. And Second, she was able to use the eroticism of the dancing to give us a sensual side of Kylie. It was great. The author did more than just heat the sheets up she gave us a show and lap dance to add to it.

The sexy scenes and erotic foreplay didn’t take away from a great mystery as well. I loved the interplay with Trevor and his partner Ian. The police investigation into the murder and Kylies obvious lying made for a terrific way to get to know these characters.

Kylie is loyal and hardworking, just trying to make ends meet. From the beginning of the book I liked her and my interest in her never waned. I liked that she was a terrible liar, but also confident enough in herself to really get into character as her sister. She was sensual, innocent, beautiful, strong, and loyal.  All things I enjoy in a female protagonist.

Trevor was a sexy beast. He fit nicely into all my cop fantasies, thank you very much, and was a perfect person to show Kylie she didn’t have to hold up the world. He was strong enough to allow her to shine, and I really appreciated that.

Kylie’s twin sister was written well, but also in the background. The author gave us enough context to help strengthen and hold our attention throughout the story. I’m hoping we get to see Stacy’s story next. I know I will be grabbing that the moment it comes out.

This book was everything I like in a sensual erotic romance. It was fun, had intriguing characters, smokin’ hot smexy times, and a great story to draw everything thing together.

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Reviewed by R.W. Beans

 

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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  • Sophia Rose

    Love dual reviews! Always fun to see how different people perceive the same book.

    Thanks ladies!