Title: Strip Search (Sin City Uniforms #7)
Author Name & Publisher: Morticia Knight (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: April 19, 2016 – 148 pgs
A sexy stripper attempts to escape his dangerously obsessed boss while searching for his missing younger brother.
Stripping used to be fun, lucrative and a place for Dakota to practice for his professional dancing career. But the owner of Glitter Boys wants Dakota for himself and will stop at nothing to possess him. When his thirteen-year-old brother runs away from home to escape their abusive father, Dakota is determined to find him before something awful happens to him on the streets.
Patrol officer Reed hasn’t been attracted to a man in a very long time, but when he’s called to an assault in progress at the LGBTQ teen shelter, a young man approaches him, begging for help in finding his missing brother. An instant spark occurs, but he pushes it away. When the same man is attacked outside a strip club later that night, he discovers the desire is mutual.
As the two men learn more about each other and become closer, the specter of his obsessed ex-boss remains. In addition to that, Dakota has to fight the system to gain guardianship of his brother and keep him out of foster care. Dakota doesn’t know if the hunky cop he’s fallen so hard for can handle a relationship with an ex-stripper struggling to raise a teenager. But, will Reed be able to give up dating women for good and dedicate himself to their new family?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of sexual intimidation, scenes of mild physical assault and threats of sexual violence.
Publisher’s Note: This book can be read as part of a series or as a standalone novel.
Hmm, this was an OK story for me. It seemed slightly rushed through the events and while the chemistry between the characters was good, their relationship was super rushed too.
I enjoyed learning about Reed and his ability to juggle a teenager and his life as a police officer. He seemed super down to earth and knew what he wanted. Having said that, I also really liked that despite his sexual orientation, he was not experienced, nor was he super shy about that fact. His education was hot.
Then you have Dakota. He is somewhat of a lost soul. While he is doing what he needs to in order to achieve his goals, his family life is less than ideal. I was so happy for him that he was able to stand up to his family – to help his brother. However, even in that the issues seemed almost cut off.
The book is somewhat slow and then jumps ahead. So, while I enjoyed the story, it was not my favorite of this series.
M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers – but they’re all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.
When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms and The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story from Rockin’ the Alternative.