My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Hot-shot lawyer Matthew Owens has it all: a great job, a supportive family, and a fiancée who’s as professional and well respected as he is. Or at least, that’s what he’d like everyone to think. The truth is that Joe Khalousi may be an accountant, but he does the books for a strip club. It’s not exactly the kind of job Matt’s family had in mind for their future son-in-law.
Worse, Joe is covered in tattoos. They run up one arm and down the other, blanket his back, while some even mark other, more private, places. Matt loves to run his tongue along every one of those inky markings, but he’d be mortified if his friends and family ever found out what Joe hides beneath his pinstriped suits.
Yet when Joe’s desperate employer recruits him to provide the night’s entertainment at the Purple Pecker Club during their monthly Tattoo Madness event, all his secrets are revealed. Joe doesn’t know Matt’s friends have brought him to the club for his bachelor party, and Matt certainly has no idea Joe is going to be the main attraction.
When the stage lights come on, will Joe and Matt’s relationship vanish as quickly as Joe’s clothes? Or will this be the red-hot wake-up call Matt needs to decide whether his attraction to Joe is only skin deep?
So what did I think?
This had a really cute premise. Matt is fairly conservative on the outside and maintains this appearance with this family, friends and at work. He and Joe have been going out for a couple of years and are getting married the next day.
Joe is an accountant but he works for a strip club (I wouldn’t have thought they’d need a full time finance guy but what would I know?!) and he has a secret. Under his clothes he has gorgeous tattoos – tattoos that Matt loves, particularly the ones on his butt! But these tattoos, and Joe’s place of work, have been kept secret from Matt’s friends and family – little white lies.
Joe has brought out the wilder side in Matt but this doesn’t necessarily mean that Matt is prepared for his friends to discover his ‘other side’ on the night of his bucks night.
This was a nice story with some sexy parts and a sweet happy ending. I’m not sure I fully believed what Matt accepted in the strip club (view spoiler)and what his friends got up to (view spoiler) given they were supposed to be a bit conservative but I was only reading this for some light entertainment anyway. It was fun!
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