Title: Ruffles & Beaus
Author: Carina Adams
Genre: NA Romance/Love Triangle
My last year of college was set to be the best yet. Only a few months stood between me and the life of my dreams. Until my manager was arrested for embezzlement, our department was wiped out, and everything fell apart. I needed a job. I was willing to do anything to pay for school, hoping to simply survive. Desperate, I joined Soirée, the private party company that offered something no other did.
I wasn’t prepared for Roman, the boss who thought I was helpless and hated me as much as I detested him. Or, his best friend Reid, who assumed I was tougher than I was and pursued me in a way no one else ever had.
I never used a pole, yet I took my clothes off as men cheered. My past didn’t lead me there, though.
My story began with the secrets I told as I fell in love with two very different men.
And continued with the lies I weaved to keep us all from breaking.
5 Star Review by Lorena
This book had me completely hooked from beginning to end. I don't think I even blinked while reading it, that's how good it was.
Give me a book that has entanglements, lies, deceit and mistrust involved and girl I will devour that baby in a heartbeat.
Cady is a girl who has had no luck when it comes to having a job. She keeps getting fired because she just doesn't have it in her to be a waitress. So her roommate's girlfriend has a plan and has cashed in a favor from Roman, the owner of a club she used to work at.
When Roman meets Cady for the first time, he is like "no way in hell" he doesn't think Cady has it to be a burlesque show girl and never mind not having what it takes, but she doesn't look like the type who is confident and can handle that type of job. Who's going to show her the routines in such a short period of time??? But Roman hires her any ways. When Reid takes a look at their new girl, he knows the moment he sees her that he wants her and doesn't hesitate to stake his claim. Roman on the other hand, doesn't care because he has zero interest in this girl. He's still hung up on his ex who left him on their wedding day.
Roman is charming, handsome, rich and the man can dance -- talk about sexxxxy!
Reid is Roman's business partner and he's known him all his life. They do things together, even have gone as far as sharing the same girl before. But that didn't end well so they decided not to do that again. He is also a kick ass dancer.
Cady may not be confident in herself, she feels like she shouldn't be in this type of industry because she obviously doesn't have the same body type as the rest of the girls in the show, but all the girls were very receptive to her and welcoming, so that really gave her a boost. She developed strong feelings for both Roman and Reid, even though she felt like she wasn't good enough for either one of them. If she only knew that she was the reason these two changed so much. She brought out the best in them. If it weren't for her, I don't know where Roman would have ended up at.
I'm telling you guys, this book was to die for. When I first read the synopsis and saw those teasers, I knew I had to read it. I was itching to read it and now that I'm done, I want to cry because I want more. Even though it was pretty lengthy, it didn't feel like it because there was not one part boring in this book. From the moment I started I just couldn't sway myself from putting it down at all.
Cady, Roman and Reid were one combination you don't want to miss out on reading about.
Now I need more from a certain character in this book, he also needs his happily ever after!!
An avid reader who loves epic and unconventional romance, Carina has an unhealthy obsession with Jason Statham, loves the sounds of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, is the crazy friend your mom warned you about, and believes one day she will go through the stones to meet Jamie Fraser.
Carina has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story. None of which are anything like boring Prince Charming. Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish - a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the man who ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons who always keep her on her toes.