Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Four Seconds to Lose is another title that I don’t quite get. But hey, it’s a quick read minus the college age leads with the too dramatic life. I like that this takes things toward the not real at all: he’s a strip club owner and she’s working for him. But more, she’s got a past (yes, a dark murky past is given in all NA’s) and surprise: so does he!
But wait again: it’s all good because minus the good girl on college track, and not-bad boy of all college girl’s dreams, we’ve two characters who make things interesting in what they do and why. Nobody is innocent in this one. Nobody is JUST dark and scarred… they are active characters (thank the gods!) whose stories interesting ones… highly unlike ones, but hey interesting ones, because they were not all about daddy-issue this or absent-mom that.
The way things are for the both of them: fantasy land and that’s fine, too. Because there’s not pretense of things being “real” and “true” and about the “emotion” they bring out in each other. It’s all very action-movie ish, with a dash of sexy; B action movie-ish at that complete with not well-known actors playing out certain scenes. Am I making sense? My point is I enjoyed this and was less frustrated by the implausibility of it all because we don’t go into it with her as girl to be saved, nor with boy-man doing the saving. We don’t go into it with college age people doing non college things…and then the fact that it's sexy… and yes, quick.
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