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Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin
Series: Vegas Billionaire #1
Published by Loveswept Genres: Contemporary
Macey Webster had a one night stand at 17 years old and since then has been a single mother living from paycheck to paycheck trying to give her daughter everything she needs. During the day she works at a diner and at night as a stripper. Macey hates stripping but the money is good and she is saving up to get her and her daughter a new place to live. When one of her fellow dancers give her the opportunity to make more money, Macey seriously considers it but it means a week in Las Vegas and a week away from her little girl.
Finn McCormick grew up with money but after leaving his home town behind he headed out to Vegas to make his own name for himself. Since then he has opened a new casino and hotel and is currently looking to expand. When he sees a woman loosing big at one of his tables he has to know more about her, besides she looks a little familiar. Finn offers Macey a proposition to earn all the money she lost back plus more if she agrees to stay with him for a week and be at his beck and call. Finn had no idea how attached he would become and he knows she can’t stay but will Macey give Finn a chance to prove that he’s changing or will she leave and go back to stripping when she returns back home?
If you have seen Pretty Woman and loved it as much as I did you will fall in love with Stripped Bare. While there are many similarities to the movie Heidi McLaughlin puts her own twist to what was one of the most romantic movies of the 90’s. Once I started Stripped Bare I didn’t want it to end because I enjoyed it so much, it had romance, heartbreak, and really showed that second chances prevail.
At first I wasn’t a big fan of Finn because he seemed so full of himself. Of course he came of as the smart successful good looking rich guy that got everything he wanted but I loved seeing that there was more to him. Macey was easy to like after all she is a single mother trying to do everything in her power to make sure she gives her daughter the best life she can have with what situation they are in. I felt both characters developed separately and as a couple as Stripped Bare progressed.
While certain things were expected as part of their connection to their pasts Ms. McLaughlin did add some twists that kept me wanting to find out how Macey and Finn’s relationship would turn out. In the end I was completely pleased and glad that these two opposites received their happily ever after. If you are looking for a hot, sweet and romantic read Stripped Bare should be on the top of your list for releases in 2017.