This time I brought Four Seconds To Lose and it didn't disappoint.
It holds the same signature Tucker employs in her previous books but this has a grittier side to it—one that Charlie glosses over in an effort to keep it out of her reality. Some might say it's an opportunity the author could improve on but I think the way it's approached, since the story is told between Charlie and Cain's first person POV, is effective because we feel it the way Charlie would like to feel about and not feel about it. Her reality is one she likes to pretend doesn't exist even though it would eventually catch up with her. I actually liked Charlie although I did get a bit confused in the end what her name really is.
And Cain's a great guy. He really is. It's hard not to like a guy who goes out of his way by a long stretch to help people out. Like most New Adult male MCs, he's got a lot of baggage but in this story, it didn't overwhelm his character.
I only wish that there were more moments between Charlie and Cain before the calm set in just as hell was about to break loose.
It was an addictive read and I felt the pull of both characters. I'm looking forward to Ben's story next!
Read more reviews about it here: Four Seconds To Lose by K.A. Tucker