Series: The Good Guys; Book 2
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary Romance
Technically, I’m not a stripper. As a cage dancer, I don’t take all my clothes off and no one gets to touch me. I’m just the eye-candy.
And I can feel their eyes on me. I know they’re watching, but I don’t do this for them.
This is my time.
My life may not have turned out the way I thought it would, but I’m not complaining. From 9pm to 1am several days a week I get paid to feel sexy, to feel desired, to do what I love.
I always knew I wanted to be a dancer—I just didn’t realize I’d be doing it in a cage.
Erectile dysfunction—two words that can cause a collective cringe from men everywhere. The doctors can call it ‘performance anxiety’ all they want, but that’s just a fancy way of saying my dick doesn’t work.
Just when I start to think there’s no hope for me, I see her. She’s gorgeous, sexy, and goofy as f*ck. She also looks really familiar but I can’t put my finger on it.
When I find out who she really is, my world is turned upside-down and everything seems to fall into place.
She’s not gonna make it easy for me, but I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge. She’s convinced I won’t stick around.
I’ll prove her wrong.
I’ll show her I’m one of the good guys.
*Although Dancer is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.
~Book Review~4.5 Stars
Colton Evans, 22, has a little problem. Things below the belt haven’t been working the way they should. But that all changes the night he spots a beautiful and sexy dancer in a cage at a club. And little does he know he’s hot for his childhood best friend, Brielle “Ellie” Mitchell.
Brielle recognizes Colton as her long-lost friend, but this now single mom doesn’t want to spoil the moment. Keeping her identity a secret is risky, but Bree just wants a night to live a little. She’s had a thing for Colton since they were kids.
“I couldn’t believe I just told him that. The only logical explanation I could come up with was that Colton had fucked me senseless.”
Colton and Ellie have some serious chemistry! Once again with this series, the author knows how to capture the hot and sensual details.
“The first lick made me gasp. The second swipe had me gripping the headboard so hard my knuckles turned white.”
Told via Colton and Ellie’s alternating first person POV, this was a very engaging story with just the right blends of steam, humor, sweetness, and bittersweet.
“‘I need you to know that I love every part of you, Ellie….Now get that pussy on my face.’”
Both Colton and Ellie were great characters. Though Ellie sometimes let her past heartbreaks cause her doubt, she was still a strong female character and very likable—realistic and genuine, the type of person you’d want as your friend in real life. I loved how Colton never gave up on what he wanted. Just like Travis in the first book, Colton turns out to be a total book boyfriend. Speaking of the sexy trucker Travis, he and Angel make appearances, but this can still be easily read as a standalone.
I also appreciated how much the story seemed to stress the importance of communication, which is so critical in any relationship. If you’re looking for your next sweet and sexy romance, then this is certainly one to read. Oh and make sure you have Guns n’ Roses “Pretty Tied Up” on stand-by. That whole scene is totally adorable!
~Excerpt~My attention was snagged by a girl in the cage on the opposite side of the room because a guy had approached her. He tried to stick his hand through the bars, obviously intent on copping a feel. A bouncer quickly intervened, steering the intoxicated man over to a less crowded area.
Through body language and hand gestures, I could tell the bulky security guard was explaining that touching the girls was against the rules.
Drunk Dude huffed, gave the dancer one last lingering look, then staggered over to the bar.
My eyes trailed back over to the girl who was still moving around as though nothing happened and, suddenly, I couldn’t look away. I was captivated.
Not because she was hot—and she was hot—but because she was smiling. A big, genuine smile.
Her movements kept in time with the peppy beat of ‘Vacation’ by the Go-Go’s as she started hopping around.
Her big ‘80s-styled hair flew through the air as she spastically tilted her head from side to side. The long chocolate strands whipped around the confines of the cage and I swear I could see her laughing.
She was having fun. She loved this.
The jean shorts she had on were so short that I could see her ass cheeks hanging out of the bottom and my eyes traveled down her toned legs, then back up. Her waist was tiny and she had an hourglass shape with full breasts, which were jiggling with her every move.
This was entertainment.
Not only was this girl gorgeous and sexy—she was also goofy as fuck. She did some sort of head-banging move before twirling around like a ballerina.
She was still grinning and her chest shook with giggles. I could almost imagine what it would sound like to hear her laugh.
And as I watched, I found myself laughing along.
I felt a familiar tightness in my jeans and was beyond shocked when I glanced down to find myself stiff as a board.
~Also in The Good Guys Series~
A TRUCKER CHRISTMAS, A Romantic Short Story
~Also in The Good Guys Series~
A TRUCKER CHRISTMAS, A Romantic Short Story
5 Questions with Jamie Schlosser
Q1. Your bio mentions that you grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Is the small town, rural area of Tolson in the books similar to your hometown?
A. Yes. Tolson is based on a real town about 5 minutes away from my childhood home. And the summer festival that takes place in Trucker is a real event, golf carts and all!
Q2. What’s your favorite part about writing contemporary romance, and do you have a favorite scene from any the books?
A. My favorite part about writing is taking a story I want to read and making it into a book. It's hard to play favorites with my scenes! Haha. I love them all. If I had to choose one from each book, I would say it would be when my couples first meet each other.
Q3. I loved how you took professions that society has a tendency to look down upon and turned them around to depict fully developed character who defied their stereotypes. What was your inspiration for this series, and were any of the characters based on people you know in real life?
A. I decided to write about truckers because it wasn't something a lot of people have done. Before I wrote my first book, Trucker, I tried to find a romance about a hitchhiker who fell in love with the person who picked her up, but I couldn't find it. I kept thinking, someone should write that! Truckers and mechanics are sexy too, right? As for my characters being based off of people I know in real life--some are, including Beverly and Colton.
Q4. If Trucker and Dancer were to be made into a movie, who might you envision playing the lead couples?
A. If Trucker and Dancer were made into a movie, this is how I would envision the cast of characters-
Travis- Chase Crawford
Angel- Chloe Grace Moretz
Colton- Paul Walker (Although PW is no longer living 💔 he would have made a perfect Colton.)
Brielle- Vanessa Hudgens
Q5. Any hints at what readers can look for next? Can you spill how Dropout will fit into The Good Guys series?
A. Here's BIG hint for book 3. If you read A Trucker Christmas, the five-chapter charity project releasing soon, you'll get to (briefly) meet Jimmy, the male character in Dropout. He's the "baddest" of the guys in the series, but still a good guy at heart.
Thanks Jamie & Happy Release Day!
Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily-everafters.