Got Mine

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 20 Dec 2017

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Fast-paced page turner. Not well-versed in erotic fiction, but enjoyed this. Not too heavy and liked the main character, though he could have been a little more developed. An OK read, especially if youre looking for something quick.
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This was a super cute and fun book!😍📚 I really enjoyed the characters and the premise of this sweet and fun novel! If you are looking for something fun and different, look no further! This is a book that shouldn't be missed!
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This book was different from any of the ones that I've read in a long time. Imagine Magic Mike meets Mr. Mom. Theo is a single dad of Lulu who is doing his best to support his daughter whom he wants to enroll in a private school. His options are limited so he takes a job at a strip club with one of his friends. He finds himself in some compromising situations along the way. And when Lulu's mom resurfaces, a lot more drama arises. I was fascinated by the story. Makes you think about the choices people have to make to get by and the toll that a job like that takes on a normal relationship. The characters are so amazing and there was so much plot to grab onto
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I thought this was not a very original story. 
Theo is a single dad. He starts stripping to pay for his daughters tuition. Noble. Yes. 
I didn't feel any excitement once the book actually started progressing because it was so typical. 
The story could have been much better, the plot was good, but it was just typical and boring to me.
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I only made it to about 25% of the book before I decided it was not for me. I couldn't get into the story no matter how many times I tried to force myself through the story.
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I saw this cover and read the description and thought ok this definitely sounds like a book up my alley let me check it out.  I’m glad I did because it really wasn’t what I expected.  

We meet Theo as he ventures on to stripping trying to pay for his daughter’s education, which is a noble thing if you think about it because he’s being selfless about it.  I really thought the book was going to go somewhere and it eventually did but it was so typical that I didn’t feel any excitement.  It really wasn’t what I expected but then again the description didn’t go much further than he’s taking a job at Trance. There was a lot going in in the story, the plot was good I just wish it was a little more.   

I really couldn’t relate to the characters, at times it felt rushed or like there was way more to the story that could have been told but there wasn’t.  Overall it was an okay book.  I really love the cover, the guy just looks amazing.  I think the ending is definitely where it gets you.  Just when I was ready to give up on it, it just hooked me back in.  The book was interesting, maybe I’ll read the next one in the series.  

I will say this the other characters in the book they were questionable at best, I wonder about them, why they strip etc.  maybe I really will check out the next book.
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I really enjoyed this book it sucked me in right from the start and i could not put it down.It was well written with a good storyline and great characters i really liked Theo he was great and so sweet with Lulu.I cannot wait for the next book.
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Can we start on that cover. If that hunk is supposed to be Sway, no wonder all the ladies are going nuts for him. The detail of having the tattoo with his daughter's name on his forearm, the look that matches what he is described as wearing, and it isn't him on stage. There is much to love about the cover which is the reason I looked into the book in the first place. I like the bad boy looking good boy. Theo is very much that. He is the perfect dad in every way.

The plot is not a difficult one to follow, but I hadn't guessed the twists near the end, which when it comes to romance novels is very rare. The twist made my heart soar and I was very impressed with the HEA of this one. I may not have rooted for the couple that is presented as that never really sparked my interest, but I rooted hardcore for the family. I wanted their family unit to be strong and secure. I am a total sucker for a family HEA. This author can play with my heartstrings any day she wants. I will be looking into the rest of this series (did I mention the other hunks will be getting their own books?). 

This book series has the potential to be the better written and less supernatural version of The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. That is a series that I literally read over a dozen books for even when they went downhill. I feel like Loufas will be able to pull off this series more gracefully and instead of getting annoyed with the characters and the betrayals, I will live for them.
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Did not like this book. I'm usually up for new authors and a good read and this didn't do it for me. Story lagged and was just not my kind of romance.
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Readers will find themselves quickly falling for the world's best dad in this sexy and charming tale set in the world of male stripping.  Issues of parental custody are balanced with moral issues over the lines one won't cross when piles of money become a temptation.  These issues are dealt with head-on in an unblinking way that will leave readers questioning their own limits.  By the turn of the final page though, and courtesy of some far too easily resolved complications, readers will be left smiling and cheering the lengths a dad went to for his daughter in this immensely satisfying story.

Theo never thought he'd be taking the stage as a male stripper, but fate hasn't been kind to him ever since he became the sole caregiver to his sweet little daughter after her mother left her behind to deploy overseas.  Theo's background is one of highs and lows as he was once a star baseball player until an injury left him adrift.  His family life was equally as painful as both parents were absent.  Because of these disappointments he wants better for his daughter, much better, as being a father is the most important role for him in life.  Part of that better involves an elite education.  His daughter's smart and he wants those smarts to give her every opportunity which means paying tuition to a private school.  After numerous low-paying jobs that barely made ends meet Theo decides to heed his friend Giovanni's advice and join him as a dancer at Trance.  What follows is a journey of self-discovery for Theo, one where he finds love and a good dose of self-esteem which makes life better for him and his family in a heartwarming conclusion.  Theo's clearly the star of this story and it's refreshing having a romance told from a male POV.  Theo's sweet and self-deprecating, bruised by the past of being left behind to pick up the pieces.  While he's torn by his decision to become a stripper he's focused on his daughter's future which has him embracing his role of "Sway" in many humorous yet sexy scenes.  Theo's interactions with other characters in the book are entertaining and give readers unique insight into his personality.  With his daughter Lulu he's patient and supportive, loving and willing to sacrifice himself for her future.  His interactions with former friend-with-benefits Sylvie are complicated as she still stirs feelings in him, whether they're romantic feelings or feelings of comfort, that he struggles to define in a connection that he clearly comes to count on as he learns to survive in the world of stripping.  Adding to his struggles of dealing with the advances of paying women is the return of Leeyan, the mother of his child who's desperate to become a part of her daughter's life and whose antics go over-the-top and become melodramatic.  Her return dampened my joy a bit, and the hints of romance with another has me wondering how Ms. Loufas will redeem this less-than-admirable character in the future.  While the life of a stripper may seem glamorous to some the insight readers get in this book shows a life that is sometimes degrading, sometimes humorous, but always highly sexualized. Theo enters a brotherhood when he comes to Trance and as Sway he becomes just one of the guys who learns tips on grooming and the kinds of side-jobs that earn extra money.  It's a memorable group of guys readers are introduced to, sexy yet endearing, and each one deserves a story of their own. From Giovanni who wants the best things in life, to Dain who lost a brother and who cares for his nephew, to Thor who has no rhythm and who's getting pushed out by the younger guys, they're a compelling cast who had me gobbling up every glimpse of them. From the first page to the last this was a charming read that fully immersed me in every bump and grind.  With its delightful blend of humor and drama it all added up to a decadently delightful read that was almost perfect.  It's an entertaining first book in the Men of Trance series, a bit too perfectly wrapped up, but despite its small flaws I'm still excitedly counting down the days until the next sexy stripper takes Center Stage.
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If you are looking for something different to read give this delightful book a try. Theo (Sway) is a young father that turns to being a male dancer to support his daughter. This well written book was so original in the way the author made the reader feel what it was like to be in this profession and what goes on behind the scenes.  I like the way Theo and Sylvie his girlfriend's relationship developed into the family they both wanted and the HEA they both deserved.  

This is a page turner, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you entertained.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the Trance series.   

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy provided by Xpresso Book Tours / NetGalley.
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Wasn't expecting the entire novel to be written from a man's POV, although I enjoyed the insight into his mind and his life I thought the novel was a little far fetched and a little less not on the romance side. Good writing style, okay plot.
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