Series: The Electric Tunnel #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, New Adult, Revenge, Romance
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Everyone knows her as Sienna Flower.
Her curves and long lashes tease and taunt from her very own billboard where the desert meets the Las Vegas Strip. She’s the hottest stripper in town, known for her sultry and indecent moves coupled with her virginal eyes.
She’s a heady and unique combination, and a mystery to all who come to see her. Sienna captivates crowds nightly at the Electric Tunnel, leaving them wanting to know more about the sensual enigma. But no one ever sees beyond the heavily guarded stripper onstage. She is Sienna Flower 24/7.
No one other than her closest friend and boss, Asher Peterson, who helped turn a young and frightened girl into who Sienna is today. Together they created the sexual illusion known as Sienna Flower. They will go to any lengths to protect her image, which is why Sienna is convinced she must remain unattached and alone.
Like everyone else in Vegas, Sienna is hiding something and playing a role. A good girl in her former life, she was raised to be obedient and accepting of her fate, but there are some circumstances no one should be expected to accept. She escaped to a world light years away from the one she was subjected to…the Electric Tunnel.
Now she can never be anything other than Sienna Flower. Not only would she be hurt, but everyone around her would suffer the consequences.
That is, until she meets private detective Carson Graham, the dark and mysterious ex-FBI agent who watches her dance every weekend. With his dark hair and chocolate-brown eyes, Carson begins to heat Sienna’s heart and body, melting away the layers and secrets. Sienna doesn’t want to get attached to Carson, but when another man surfaces and starts hunting her down, bringing out the scars of her old life, she can’t help but seek comfort in Carson’s protection.
With everyone trading on the secrets of her past, Sienna finds herself caught in an awful web of lies. Her ultimate fear is hurting her friends at the Tunnel, but she doesn’t know who to trust. Namely, Carson. Is he good? Or bad? Does she have the luxury of finding out?
Can I just first say how much I adore the cover of this book, I mean really, I would have bought the book based on the cover alone (yes I know that’s terrible, but I love it that much). So I know some readers might be turned off by the whole she’s a stripper thing, which honestly I don’t get, the world is made of all kinds of people, let’s not judge until we read the whole book shall we?
So Sienna is a stripper (as we have already established), but she works in a pretty classy place, and she owns part of the club too, beautiful and smart. Her closest friend is the co-owner with her, and she lives literally right next door to him, she depends on him a lot, mainly because he’s the only person she has really allowed into her life in any meaningful kind of way. See Sienna has a past that she is hiding from, and that means keeping herself hidden in plain sight, and never getting too close to anyone.
Enter Carson. Carson is the super hot private investigator who used to be in the FBI. He’s on a missing persons case in the area, and he finds himself stopping in to Sienna’s strip club as often as possible because he is just drawn to her. So of course, they meet, they chat, he likes her A LOT, he asks her out. It was so adorable to see the two of them start their relationship. I mean their coffee date alone was kind of adorable. I loved that Sienna does have friends that care a lot about her and watch out for her well-being, and I loved that Carson was so cool about it. I mean I could see how he might think it was stifling, but he was really okay with it, even appreciated how protective the men he life were.
There is a lot more I can say about this book, but it would ruin things for you. It’s kind of a given that Sienna’s past would catch up with her, which was a really interesting turn of events, high drama, and super cringe-worthy in parts. But I think it was one of those things that had to happen in order for her to be able to truly conquer what was in her past. Closure isn’t always an easy thing to achieve, and it certainly wasn’t for Sienna, but you can’t help but loving Carson through all of it.
All in all, I would recommend this book. Easily. I liked it, the pacing was great, the writing solid, and the characters were so easy to like and to pull for. I love when I find a book that pulls me into a world, and this book did that for me.