Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Review for Taking It Off by Claire Kent - 5 bees knees!


Can't get enough Magic Mike? Let bestselling author Claire Kent introduce you to Matt Stokes, the sexy-as-sin male stripper and club owner who knows what it really means to bare everything.

Preschool teacher Elizabeth Marks isn't exactly thrilled to be attending a college friend's bachelorette party at a male strip joint. The sights—screaming women, half-naked hunks—are just as sleazy as she expected, with one exception: the man standing at the back, radiating sensual heat despite being fully clothed. When Elizabeth takes refuge outside, he chases her down and dares her to stay. It turns out that her mystery man is the owner—and, as tonight's headliner, the one guy Elizabeth wouldn't mind seeing naked.

Matt Stokes lives his life one day, one dance at a time. But as he challenges Elizabeth to get in touch with the passionate, impulsive woman behind her prim fa├žade, she brings out another side of him as well. This girl isn't just another pretty face—or paying customer—and Matt can't help wanting more. Onstage, he's used to exposing his body. Now Matt will have to expose his heart. Because when it comes to real love, that's the one striptease that matters.


I don't usually like the whole stripper scenario, so I was hesitant to read this, but I'm glad I did because I really enjoyed it! There were some really hot moments in this book! I've read plenty of sexy books, and I've sort of started to become tired of the sex scenes, but the scenes in this book were definitely steamy and kept my attention. The chemistry between the characters was off the charts, and they were both interesting characters. Elizabeth is a woman who grew up with money, and who doesn't express herself because she doesn't want to disappoint anyone, so she closes herself off from things she really wants, but thinks aren't good for the image she wants to project. Matt is the owner of a strip club, who grew up poor with parents that did some awful things and Matt is sort of resigned to the way things are in his life; even if he isn't necessarily happy about it. Elizabeth goes to a bachelorette party at Matt's strip club, and Elizabeth is hating the experience until she has an instant connection to the hot guy across the room. Matt issues Elizabeth a challenge that if she comes to the strip club 2 times a week for a month she would begin to enjoy it. Elizabeth decides she is up for the challenge and up for seeing more of Matt; even if she won't admit it, and so it begins. Elizabeth and Matt feel a pull to each other that neither of them can deny, but they both think that they aren't well matched and don't fit in each other's worlds, so they begin a sexy, intense no strings "relationship", but of course it's hard to keep feelings out a sexual relationship, so things start to become complicated when they begin to grow closer. I loved how Matt and Elizabeth's relationship grows, and how they have playful banter with each other. They are really sweet together when they allow themselves to really be true with each other. The scenes in the club were great, and I felt the book had a good flow to it. I was interested till the very end, and I look forward to more for Claire Kent!

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