REVIEWED BY DEBS CARR
Jess Dryden works as a Special Constable at the weekends and when she’s very lucky she gets to walk the beat with gorgeous policeman Matt Green. Having inherited her grandmother’s house jointly with her sister Abby, they let it out to tenants through Abby’s husband with the intention of renovating the property as soon as they’ve saved enough of the rent to cover the work. Jess is stony broke and asks her sister if she can live as housekeeper at the house, rent-free. Her brother-in-law, Gavin insists it would upset the tenants if she were to move in and secretly gives Jess the number of someone he knows, who runs Shoq, an exotic dance club.
Jess is a trained dancer, but it’s never occurred to her to earn a living as a topless pole dancer before, but as it’s a way for her to earn good money, she soon learns the ropes and is able to move into a nicer flat. Things progress nicely between her and Matt, and he soon moves in with her. Two members of the Drug Squad, investigating Shoq’s sleezy owner, Miles, discover that Jess works there during the week and she’s given very little choice but to start working undercover on their behalf.
Matt knows where she works and although he doesn’t like how Jess earns her money, he understands her reasons for doing it. That is until he overhears a conversation at work one day and not being aware of her undercover work, jumps to the wrong conclusion. It’s then that things go from bad to worse for Jess.
I loved this book and read most of it in one sitting. The action soon speeds along with Jess becoming more involved in matters she doesn’t understand and her life taking turns she could never have foreseen coming.
A thoroughly enjoyable 9/10