Title: In the Flesh
Working undercover, nothing is ever as it seems...
Assigned with the unenviable task of taking down the untouchable Travino crime family, undercover ATF Agent Kate Benson and her veteran partner Mike Pennington are thrown into the seedy underworld of organized crime.
Kate is asked to draw on her past experience as a dancer and infiltrate one of Travino’s skin clubs, the In the Flesh.
Posing as Vivienne, Kate meets exotic dancer Carly. From the moment they first dance together, she can’t seem to keep her mind or her greedy hands off the dynamic dancer. Together they sizzle on-stage and off. She soon realizes she’s falling for Carly but knows from past experience beginning a relationship built on half-truths is a recipe for failure.
As Kate attempts to straddle the line between doing her job and being as honest as she can be with Carly, while still maintaining her cover, Kate and her partner, Mike, are caught snooping around the club, after-hours by none other than the mob boss himself.
And Kate knows there’s not a two-step in the world that can save them now.
Author: HK Carlton
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: If You Can't Stand The Heat
Published by Pride Source: Publisher
Published: December 13th 2016
Genres: Female Female Romance
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If you’re looking for a quick, “it is what it is”, kind of read, then this is for you. If you’re a commuter, I’d recommend this. That being said, this didn’t quite do it for “me”.
While working undercover to take down the head of the mafia, Vivienne (aka Kate undercover) and her partner infiltrate the strip club owned by their mark, hoping to find a way to get that arrest. While working, Viv can’t help but stare at the head dancer, Carly. She’s hot and can turn anyone on, even while keeping her clothes on. But when Carly asks Kate/Viv for advice on a dance number, things get hot and heavy, putting things in motion to finally get the bad guys.
I’m not sure if I wasn’t able to get in to this because it starts off kind of choppy, but I found the whole undercover sting hard to believe. Therefore, it was hard for me to get into the story. One page they’re discussing “getting in” to the club, and then the next page, they’re bar tending IN the club. That being said, I understood the instant attraction between Kate/Viv and Carly and the way they hook up is cute and entertaining. I even enjoyed the shake down at the end. But nothing in this stood out for me.
FYI – The only reason my flame rating is high is because of the use of sex toys.