So how did I get myself into this situation, you ask? Simple: desperation. When you're faced with being homeless and hungry or taking off your clothes for money, the choice is easier than you'd imagine. That doesn't make it easy, though. Oh no. I hate it, in fact. There's nothing I'd like more than to quit and never go into another bar again, never hear the techno beat pulsing in my ears again, never feel the lecherous gazes of horny men again.
Then, one day, I meet a man. He's in my club, front and center. He watches me do my routine, and his gaze is full of hunger. Not the kind of desire I'm used to though. It's something different. Something hotter, deeper, and more possessive. I know who he is; of course I do. Everyone knows who Dawson Kellor is. He's People Magazine's Sexiest Man alive. He's the hottest actor in Hollywood. He's the man hand-picked for the role of Rhett Butler in the long-awaited remake of Gone With the Wind.
He's the kind of man who can have any woman in the entire world with a mere crook of his finger. So what's he doing looking at me like he has to have me? And how do I resist him when he looks at me with those intoxicating, changeable, quicksilver eyes?
I'm a virgin, and he's an American icon of male sexuality. I'm a stripper, and he's a man used to getting anything and everything he wants. And he wants me. I know I should say no, I know he's the worst kind of player…but what my mind knows, my body and my heart may not.
And then things get complicated.
Expected Release Date - August 16, 2013
Have you ever been in a situation where you would do anything to survive? Grey Amundsen has. Her mother died tragically and her father is more interested in what he believes that God thinks than taking care of his daughter. Her college tuition is coming due and her scholarships will only cover so much. Desperate times call for desperate measures and becoming a stripper is last thing in the world that she want to do. But she swallows her pride and does the unthinkable – she becomes Gracie after dark. When she meets Dawson Kellor in the VIP room – all bets are off.
“Dawson doesn’t answer, but this isn’t a pause— this is the silence of a man who knows nothing he says will make it okay, so he doesn’t say anything. It’s perfect. After a long moment, he tugs me closer and murmurs, “Let me hold you.” I’m still, totally tensed now. “Hold me?” “Yeah. Just hold you. No pressure. It’s not going anywhere. Just be in the moment with me.”
“No. Fuck. No, Grey. I mean, yes, I want to be with you. But… in every way. With you.” He runs his hands down my arms, to my waist, to my hips, and he lifts me up. My legs instinctively go around his waist and his hands are on my backside, and I feel him all around me, so, so close. “I want to kiss you whenever I feel like it. I want to tell you when you’re being ridiculous. I want to make love to you. I want to fuck you. I want to hold you. I want to be yours. I don’t know you, like, at all, but I want all this. It’s total craziness. I feel like I should be admitted for saying this to you. Fuck, I should have my man-card revoked for being all emotional and girly and telling you my feelings. But… I’m nothing if not honest. So there it is.”