Four Seconds to Lose is the third instalment in the Ten Tiny Breaths series, and probably my favourite so far. We met Cain in the first book briefly, and I have been intrigued by him since. Cain owns a strip club, though it is isn’t the seedy fantasy most people would think. He has his hands full with the dancers and their dramas, the police are always on his case and he works excruciatingly long hours.
Cain tries to make himself swear not to try and save any more people. It is an impossible task for any man and it is draining what is left of him. But then Charlie walks into his office. Blonde, young and so familiar to a girl he used to know. And Cain’s promises fly out the window.
Charlie needs a lot of money and fast. She needs to vanish before it’s too late for her. And while she hates the thought of taking her clothes off for men, her reality is far worse. Her new dancing colleagues are all too quick to spout off how they’ve had the boss, but Charlie has no interest in Cain. After all, Charlie doesn’t even really exist.
Four Seconds to Lose was a lot darker than the previous two novels, but I absolutely loved it. Cain and Charlie were both so complex and I loved reading from Cain’s perspective. It past by in a blur and I will definitely be re-reading this book. Probably a lot.
I can’t wait to see what this author writes next.
Reviewed by Pamela.
Thank you to Hot Bed Books Simon and Schuster for sending us a copy to review.
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