Review: Strip Tease by Erin McCarthy


I am enjoying this new series by Erin McCarthy, a long time favorite romance author of mine. Strip Tease is the third book in the Tap That series and it stands alone very well! Do not be afraid to jump into this book if it sounds intriguing to you.

Grace Martinez is shocked when she spots the face of the man who got her pregnant nine years ago during a one-night stand. The online video of men dancing at a Northern Minnesota bar was mildly amusing until she spots his face and then Grace feels like the young college student she once was long ago. But she is also ready to tell this mystery man that he has a daughter named Fallon.

Brandon Blackwell enjoys the good life. He makes a lot of money and it shows in his clothes and pursuit of a playboy lifestyle. When he spies a woman glaring at him while he struts his stuff on the stage for a breast cancer benefit, he is intrigued. When he pulls her up on the stage to dance with him, he just about goes into shock when she blurts out that he is the father of her daughter.

The pace of the book picks up quickly from here on out, perhaps too quickly. Brandon is quick to abandon his playboy lifestyle to get to know Fallon and of course, Grace. Suddenly, all he wants is to be with Grace. It is quite a quick switcheroo admittedly for me. Nonetheless, I did feel he gave it his all in showing Fallon and Grace that he can and is ready to make a commitment to them.

Brandon is truly staggered to discover that he has a daughter. He realizes very quickly that his behavior from college was that of a total jerk and he apologizes to Grace. Grace thought she was ready for her daughter to get to know her father but it is harder than she thought to learn to be a co-parent. There is give and take on both sides of their growing relationship.

And of course, it is a sexy book! Brandon has sex on the mind quite a bit to be honest but I figured it went along with his carefree lifestyle. Soon it is all he can do to not think about Fallon and Grace and creating a family with them.

As mentioned, this book definitely picks up quickly once Grace tells Brandon the news. Soon they are sharing a lake home together (temporarily) so Brandon can get to know Fallon. Their relationship escalates from there. I appreciate how genuine Brandon was in his remorse about the past and how open Grace is about forgiving him and working towards a good future for their daughter.

Strip Tease is a nice solid romance from Erin McCarthy. It is available now.

About STRIP TEASE (Tap That #3)

A sexy CEO.
A single mom.
And a secret baby who is now eight years old…

A tipsy night in college resulted in Grace’s greatest joy–her daughter.

But now she sees the guy who gave her a fake name and number that night is stripping for a charity event without a care in the world.

When the feisty brunette confronts Brandon, finding out he has a daughter rocks his playboy world.

Grace wants answers.
Brandon wants Grace.
And Fallon wants a dad.

Is the ultimate party guy ready to strip it all bare…including his heart?

Get your hands on STRIP TEASE now!

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The first two books in Erin McCarthy’s Tap That series are also available – find out more about STRIPPED DOWN and STRIP SEARCH below!


About STRIPPED DOWN (Tap That #1)

His best friend’s hot older sister.

Her younger brother’s annoying sidekick.

And one forbidden kiss in a bathroom in high school…

Sloane O’Sullivan is returning home to Minnesota, dreading turning thirty. Once the Mean Girl, she’s a lot more humble these days. And shocked to see how Little Dickie is all grown up and hot as hell, stripping at a charity event like he was born with biceps.

Working out has shed Rick Ryder of his despised childhood nickname. Now he leads a simple life. Work on cars, take care of his kid sister, have casual hookups. But when Sloane comes back to town single, he wants to finish what they started in that bathroom twelve years earlier.

It was complicated back then. It’s even more so now.

Because Sloane wrecks his bike.

And he’s her landlord.

And her brother will murder him if he has sex with her.

But sometimes you have to strip it all down to see what was there all along… even if it’s a secret.

Get your hands on STRIPPED DOWN by Erin McCarthy for .99c!

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About STRIP SEARCH (Tap That #2)

An introverted rich girl.

A stripper cop.

And a live-streaming kiss that threatens both their careers.

Cop Axl Moore is pretending to be a stripper for charity. But the cute blonde pulled up on stage seems to think he is the real deal.

When Leighton, director for the reality show Wedding Crashers, gets stopped by a cop she swears is actually a stripper, she’s determined to put the “f” in fun to save her job.

But their surprisingly potent kiss is caught on camera.

How do you recover from that?

A fake engagement…

Get your hands on STRIP SEARCH today!

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About Erin McCarthy

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over sixty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published.

When she’s not writing she can be found sipping martinis in high heels or eating ice cream in fleece pajamas depending on the day, and herding her animals, kids, and amazing renovation-addicted husband.

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