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Review: Prince Brock by Xavier Neal

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The Castle is the most exclusive and illusive male strip club in the country. As dancers we're treasured like royalty and as clients, you're treated like it.

I'm the hot tempered, blue eyed beast whose bark is just as vicious as his bite.

Every man that walks out onto the stage is loved like a prince.

I'm Brock and this is my story.

-This is the THIRD book is a series of STANDALONES.

Brock Beaumont and French Adams have been together in a professional capacity for 10 years. They trust each other and they have a relationship as strong as the feelings lingering under the surface, but she keeps him at arm’s length, never giving him the relationship he’s been so patiently waiting for because she thinks sex, and anything else for that matter, will only ruin what they already have.
This is my first read by the author and I came to hit with very high hopes. Hey, it’s a book about a stripper and his boss so how could it go wrong?
I liked the concept of the characters talking directly to the reader. It’s handled in a way I’d never seen before and that’s one thing I enjoyed about it.
Both Brock and French are strong characters, people who had the worst childhood experiences and have built their personas based on those experiences. This doesn’t mean the impression they give the outside world is who they really are, but due to everything else going on, I felt we only get a glimpse of those people and what they have together.
As usual when I ready a new author, I started reading with the best expectations and this case was not different. Unfortunately, I felt the main focus of the story was on the protective nature of these characters, towards each other as well as the other people surrounding them. Then, there are the subplots of her strained relationship with her father, all she’s doing for the people working for her, his relationships outside work, the threat to her person and business and, IMO, it was all a bit distracting from the main story.
On top of that, the book is the third on a series of a standalones and, though I kept up with the here and now of the story, I found some gaps in it and kept thinking if I shouldn’t have read the others before, if there was a prequel or whether it was a spinoff of another series. Of course, this all ended up taking from my reading experience and I can’t say this was an enjoyable read for me.

2 Book Corner Stars


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