Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker
Atria | ARC, 394 pages
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
I must admit that Ten Tiny Breaths was enjoyable enough. I liked how easily the story sucked me in; so much so that I read it in one sitting. Back then, I knew that I wanted to read Cain’s story. He was this protective, righteous, decent guy from the get go and I was really looking forward to reading how he became the bad-ass with a purpose that he was. I couldn’t help but be elated when this book pop up in my mail. I knew the second book wasn’t for me. But this one I was looking forward to reading.
I always find it difficult to review books like these. I never know what to say. For what it’s worth, the author is a crafty romance writer. She knows how to sucker her audience in. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. I, for one, read this practically in one sitting. She knows how to make the time disappear. And for a lot of readers, that’s plenty enough of a reason why the book is good.
Cain and Charlie’s story is something that we probably have read before. It’s about a strip club owner who has had some bad luck in the past. Considering his line of business, this guy is pretty moral. He has rules: no sleeping with his employees, no drugs of any kind and he acts like a body guard/big brother to his employees. And when it comes to protecting his girls, he’ll stop at nothing to give them what they need. Including, some actions that would be considered as criminal and immoral. Cain is some sort of a dichotomy in that manner.
The story is not just about a man trying to resist temptation. It’s also about drug trafficking and ghost of a former love. Sadly, the ghost kept popping up in most of Cain’s point of view. It became easily irritating. And the tiny little twist in the end was…overdone.
For the most part, this book was a romance through and through. And those who are huge fans of the New Adult revolution will get their money’s worth. Four Seconds to Lose is still infinitely better than Ten Tiny Breaths, in my opinion. And I’m more than willing to give the author another go on her next endeavour.
Kids, my reading taste is evolving. I’m finding it hard to get through most of the books I have on my shelves. So when I find a book that I couldn’t stop reading, it’s euphoric.