4 1/2 stars!
Folks, we have another winner from Samanthe Beck! Seriously, this girl has some serious writing chops.
To her credit, she didn't write another rehash of Private Practice, which I appreciate. Although, her trademark humor is still there, Lover Undercover has a more serious tone to it than PP and of course, there was a bit of mystery added to the story as well, which we'll get into later.
Kylie and Stacey Roberts are twins. Kind of like the Wakefield twins but from the wrong side of town, who came to Los Angeles to find fame and fortune. Kylie is the "good" twin, aptly, nicknamed as Saint Kylie, who works as a yoga instructor and self-appointed rescuer of Stacey, the "bad" twin. Stacey works as a stripper at a club. So when Stacey broke her ankle during an altercation with a customer, she asked Kylie to step in as Stacey so she could keep her job.
Ever the "good" twin, Kylie relented but after finding a dead body in the parking lot of the club, their simple charade just got complicated. Now, Kylie as Stacey just became a person of interest in a murder investigation and one very hot, very perceptive detective is intent to finding out why two Stacey's customers ended up dead.
Turns out, the dead bodies were only part of Kylie's problem because aside from keeping up the charade of pretending to be her twin, Kylie is seriously attracted to hottie detective, Trevor McCade. Can't say I blame her. Trevor is one hot and oh, so swoon-worthy hero. He's alpha without being over the top, and he is also very sweet and protective of Kylie. And being the observant guy that he is, he knows that something didn't quite add up about Kylie.
Oh, what fun they both have while trying to find out who the killer is. I mean, with all those private lap dances, the frisking going on, I seriously wondered how in the heck are they going to find the killer? But then I really didn't mind whether or not they would solve the case at all. LoL! All I wanted to do was read about Trevor getting a lap dance from Kylie (very hot and very well written) and Kylie getting frisked by Trevor (very naughty) than finding out who the killer is, you know what I mean?
So that's basically how I feel about the mystery aspect of the story. It was there but it wasn't really the center of the story. It was more like an afterthought or a set-up to Trevor and Kylie's HEA. I really didn't mind. I went into reading this book wanting to read about a hot romance between a detective and his witness and that's what I got. In spades. So I was very happy with how it turned out.
And the epilogue? Well, let's just say, I certainly wouldn't mind getting my own hot guy to do a private strip --- er, dance for me, if you know what I mean.
You don't have to be beautiful
To turn me on
I just need your body baby
From dusk till dawn
You don't need experience
To turn me out
You just leave it all up to me
I'm gonna show you what it's all about
You don't have to be rich
To be my girl
You don't have to be cool
To rule my world
Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your
ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.