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Strip Search

(Sexy Capers #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  2,605 ratings  ·  142 reviews
If the Feds want to nail a Mafia kingpin, they need a trap. Enter Mark Sullivan, totally built for the job - to go undercover as a male stripper in the mobster's Vegas club. The club's owner, Nicki, is an unexpected perk. But Mark and Nicki have more in common than sizzling sexual chemistry. They each have their share of secrets, and with the mob closing in, what gets expo ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Berkley (first published July 5th 2006)
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Aug 15, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: random buy / continuation of a series
Rating: 3.5 / 5

Before reading this one, I heard that a lot of people liked it less than the previous book, Bound and Determined, but for me, I found them to be fairly equal. Both were decent books...above average, probably, but didn't entirely capture me.

In the previous book, Mark Sullivan is a mostly absent character who is in jail, suspected of embezzlement. His sister works to prove he is innocent and in the process discovers Mark's wife had set him up to take the fall for her actions
Amy Jacobs
Jul 07, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I am a huge fan of the works by Shayla Black. Her books can be quite addictive when you are looking for an erotica to read with lots of sex and suspense. I read the first book in this series over a year ago and finally got my hands on a copy of this one. I don't know why it took me so long to buy it, but I decided to finally sit down and read it.

We are introduced to Mark -- who happened to be the heroine's brother from the first book -- when Rafe comes to him with info on how to take down a mafi
Christine Kirchoff
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another read from awhile ago. Fabulous!
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is the sequel to her book, "Bound and Determined." I didn't like this book as well as some of her others. I much prefer the books in her "Wicked Lovers" series. This one moved rather slowly and was too talky. I also had difficulty relating to characters. Perhaps, because, for a relationship/romance-book, it was more male-centered rather than female character-centered. I found myself disliking this male character (Mark) more and more as he continuously would have sexual relations with N ...more
STRIP SEARCH by Shayla Black

This was one hot-tastic story.

The description of the book I am listing below is from the back jacket of the book. I'm adding it because I believe the one on the Goodreads page does not depict this story.

If the feds want to nail a thug with ties to the Mafia, they need a slick trap to catch him. Enter Mark Sullivan, who’s totally built for the job—to go undercover as a male stripper in the Vegas club where the mobsters works. The perk? The club’s owner. Sure, she’s go
Ms. Martinez
Jun 07, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I did not even finish this book, I found it rather boring compared to decadent and its cheesy plot was not my favourite.
RO Mejia
Strip Search, by Shayla Black, was a phenomenal and titillating novel. Nicki DiStephano is the main character of this thriller/suspense/romance novel. Nicki has been on her own since her parents dies and her uncle, Pietro, is the head of the Gamalini mafia ring, but she doesn't know it. Nicki is frustrated because she has sunk all her money into a strip joint and her uncle helped bank role her, so now he thinks he can do what he wants. He puts one of his goons, Blade Bocelli, in as an accountant ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Mar 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary romance
Shelves: read-in-2011, romance
This is a very good whodunit without a murder. The theme is learning to trust. Mark was introduced in Bound and Determined to which this is the sequel. I feel one should read the two of them one after the other, although this also works well as a stand-alone. This book appears to be set roughly a year after the action in the first story. My edition lists the author as "Shayla Black writing as Shelley Bradley."

Nicki is a nightclub owner seemingly unaware that someone in her club is using the oper
Sandy S
3.5 stars-read as a rerelease

STRIP SEARCH is the second storyline in Shayla Black’s (aka Shelley Bradley) Sexy Capers contemporary romance, mystery series. This is Mark Sullivan’s story and we first me Mark in Bound and Determined as his sister was struggling to prove his innocence in a multi million dollar theft at the bank where he worked.

Strip Search begins approximately a year or more after Bound and Determined. Our hero Mark is now divorced from his wife, his sister is married to the man s
What a ride!
Shelley Bradley knows how to write intense sensual and emotional love-stories like no other. She takes you on a journey of emotions and feelings that leaves you wondering afterwards what the h.ll just hit you.
And for this book I'm not even talking about the smoldering love scenes, the fast-paced and suspenseful plot or that yummy alpha male Mark who goes undercover as a stripper and the feisty and smartass owner of the strip joint. Together they just make the dialogues combust in fla
Emma ~ The Indecisive Reader ~
HOT! Love Shayla blacks erotic suspense. This was 2nd in the sexy capers series (Bound & Determined #1).

Mark and Nikki were great strong characters. Both had issues to get past but couldn't stay away from each other. I loved the emotional and physical pull between them both, sucked me right in. Of course I was loving the romance and also wanting to shake them both to wake up and get their shit together!!!
It had suspense, great twists that had me surprised, some laughs, (yes I did tear up),
Tiffany Shaw
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was interesting if not a little predictable. I enjoyed the storyline. It is classic Shayla Black. Lots of suspense, and lots of steamy scenes. Nicki and Mark have incredible chemistry from the jump and while they both have their reservations about the other they can't seem to fight it. When things look their worse Mark makes some harsh and rash judgements that he has to later figure out how to make right. I really enjoyed watching these two make their way to their happily ever after. 4 ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Not as entertaining as Bound and Determined, but still a great story and well done! However, I'm not sure Mark had to be THAT hung-up with his past and the ending was a bit too close to to Bound and Determined for my taste. I dont like to feel like I'm reading books that have been 'cut and pasted' together....
Follow up from previous book - Kerry & Rafe's story. This one's about Kerry's framed but proven innocent brother - Mark Sullivan!! A character that got totally screwed in the first book. Well, credit to the author, he's got his HEA despite all the things that happened to him. Hooray!!
Kris H.
Jul 17, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-romance
I was going to give this 3 stars, but I couldn't because the guy in this is such a stupida**!!! He does eventually realize what an idiot he's being, sooooo....Hmmm. Nope--still 2 stars.
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
greatly written. fantastic ending.
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The fact that we are human beings is infinitely more important than all the peculiarities that distinguish human beings from one another; it is never the given that confers superiorities: ‘virtue’, as the ancients called it, is defined on the level of ‘that which depends on us’.
My life has led me to develop a love for thought, a love heavily dependent on the context of reality and my personal view of such, a love that has been, is, and will continue to grow through heavy
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
A book where the hero goes undercover as a male stripper? Sign me up for this bonkers story! If only it had delivered! It somehow just fell flat and the suspense storyline felt forced.
Our hero is sent undercover to a club in Las Vegas which is exclusively a male strip club. His mission is to discover if money is being laundered through the club and if so who is responsible. He, however, can’t stop from falling for the owner of the strip club even though he suspects her of money laundering at t
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
I so wanted to like Mark's book but ... this was not the one for me.

I loathe "romances" based on deception. And then I also don't get hate fucking. So ... that was like 80% of the book. And both characters felt like SHIT about themselves and each other after like almost every time they had sex so ...
Yeah that lead to a lot of read/skimming.

Also maybe because seriously I've done more of a Shayla Black glom than maybe anyone else has? ... So there was that and I'd read the previous book the night
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Love, loved, loved it. I did get extremely frustrated with Mark. He was using his past to keep from moving forward and missing what was right in front of him. Nicki was a self made woman, going for what she wanted. She has started her own business and now she wants her msn.
Barbara Rhoades-Hamilton
Lakeaya Lane

Pretty good! Kept me interested and I finished it in 2 days. Not as steamy as I hope but still good
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
pretty good. hot. refreshingly devoid of genital euphemisms.
Nicole Rezler
This book was OK. After reading the first book, it was hard for me to believe that Mark was so good looking, but i went with it.
Samantha Rhinesmith
Samantha's books

Oh boy I want to see the stripper up close. Their description of him was good enough to get my fantasies going.
Sharon Kurtz
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Just eh. I didn't like Mark. He has trust issues for good reasons but even after he realized that Nikki was innocent he treated her like crap and threw her away.
Susan Reabuck
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I am a big Shayla Black fan and this was very Shayla. I enjoyed the characters although Mark’s issues got to be slightly overwhelming. All in all it was a good story and I enjoyed it.
Debbie Lester
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Berkley Heat is re-releasing one of Shayla Black's most sexy novels. Strip Search is the second book in the Sexy Capers series written under the pen name, Shelley Bradley. With a steamy new cover and just as much passion and romantic chemistry as before, this is a novel full of excitement and surprises. Black's trademark sexy banter and dialogue skills are at their peak. When Mark Sullivan goes undercover to nail a mafia kingpin, his new job as a stripper in a Vegas club has more than one perk. ...more
Nov 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, erotica
If you read my reviews you can see that I almost never give anything less than 4 stars. Now, I'm breaking this pattern with a book by an author whom I love & adore(Shayla Black writing as Shelley Bradley), and whose books I have been consistently giving 4 & 5 stars. And here's the reason why Strip Search earned a 3 star from me. I love having a tormented & tortured duo (or trio) in lust and love. I loved the premise of Strip Search and the possibilities that the characters' backgroun ...more
I didn't really like the first book - about Mark's sister who is an idiot - but I liked this one better because the relationship between the main couple is more equal. Mark had been framed by his wife for embezzling in the last book (we never actually met him). In this book he's now working as an investigator with his brother-in-law and goes undercover to figure out a money laundering scheme at a strip club. The Feds aren't sure who is involved so everyone's a suspect - including our heroine Nic ...more
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“One-way ticket to Las Vegas: three hundred fifty dollars. A week's stay at the
Bellagio while he convinced Nicki to give him this crazy job: eighteen hundred dollars.
Cost of pizza to bribe his way into her apartment: fifteen bucks. Seeing her reaction to his
claim that she didn't particularly affect him sexually: absolutely priceless.”
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