Monday, April 15, 2013

Andrea Smith-Diamond Girl (G-Man #1)

Adult Contemporary Romance
The fall of 2011 finds thirty-five year old Samantha Dennison sending her only child off to college and generally feeling F-R-U-M-P-Y. Her loveless marriage to 'the mannequin' has become intolerable; her daughter and best friend have both advised 'Sammie' to get a life of her own. Her husband has his own agenda which does not include her.

Sammie finally heeds their advice and starts with a Kickboxing/Pilates class; ultimately, learning to pole dance. From there, she is well on her way to finally carving out a secret life and identity all of her own. The thrill of the dance and sexuality she discovers within herself is a potent mixture. She gets a part-time job as a dancer in an Indianapolis Gentleman's Club called Jewels. She becomes the dancer known as 'Diamond' and very quickly catches the attention of a 'bad-boy' biker named 'Slate.'

Slate is the ultimate 'alpha' male; however there is a problem: he simply wants it to be about exclusive sex; Sammie wants and needs more from Slate. Sammie is certain that she has embarked on a dangerous, cougar-type relationship with the twenty-something biker and 'prospect' member of the notorious Outlaw Motorcycle Club. She soon finds out that she is totally out of her league with Slate and the dangerous people he associates with in Indianapolis during the summer of 2012. Something big is brewing in Indy; it ain't about race cars either.

'Diamond Girl' will keep the reader on the edge of their seat from beginning to end; this book has it all: passion, erotica, romance, danger and possibly more . . . much more.

{3.5 stars}
This book turned out to be quite different than I expected. From the synopsis, it read like it would be just another bad-boy-biker story. But it turned out to have a few more twists and turns to it, throwing the storyline in a direction that you don't quite see coming. Sammie "Diamond"s husband is an ass of epic proportions, and Sammie has no idea just what damage he has been causing. Slate doesn't seem like the typical biker bad boy when he keeps warning Diamond to leave the club life for her own safety. Despite the errors in this book, and the cheesy descriptives, I found that I really enjoyed Slate and Diamond's story. It wasn't pretty, it was raw, sexual and in the end nice. It just didn't make sense to me at times how Sammie went from suburban housewife to pole dancer. But once you learn Slate's real story, and the story as a whole, it makes sense. Happy I took the chance and finished the book.

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