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Strip Tease

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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?

179 pages, Kindle Edition

First published January 28, 2019

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Erin McCarthy

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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.

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Profile Image for Sabrina.
3,227 reviews1,928 followers
February 19, 2019
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This is my first book in the Tap That series but I'm really interested in all of these characters now and I'm excited to go back and read the previous books. This one was a little light on the romance for me but I liked that it had a lot of time focusing on the family dynamic and not just the connection between Grace and Brandon. Definitely a book for any lover of the secret-baby trope.
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6,948 reviews828 followers
February 19, 2019

4.5 stars

Wow, what a quick read Strip Tease was. This story pulled at my heart strings right from the beginning. And, what I loved most about this story – hardly any drama whatsoever. No old girlfriend, no old boyfriend, no outside influences to make trouble. The only drama was right at the beginning between Grace and Brandon ad they figured out how to handle it, all on their own. It really was a true romance from beginning to end with a side of absolute cuteness with Fallon.

Really, I totally enjoyed Strip Tease. It was fun and interesting. Erin McCarthy wrote a beautiful story about a man who totally committed himself to being a dad from the minute he found out. No hesitation, no “not me” moment … just total commitment. How refreshing is that? Then, as he got to know Grace, how strong she was, how loyal she was to those she loved, he couldn't help but fall in love with her too.

Grace couldn't believe that Brandon remembered every little thing about their night together. How does she hold her heart at bay when he is so considerate, honest and sexy? And, he fell in love with Fallon the minute he met her. He stands back and lets Grace make decisions, he steps aside when she needs space, he respects her boundaries and gives his all to a family he didn't know he had. How can she hold that night against him when he has been nothing but supporting, caring and loving? How does she not tell him that she loves him, too?

My heart soared throughout this story. Brandon was definitely written as the perfect man. Yes, he may have had one or two flaws but, who doesn't. Grace was wary but, who could blame her? Fallon was snarky, fun and absolutely adorable. There were some timeline issues that distracted me but, other than that, the story was beautiful. The supporting cast of characters were encouraging, funny and interesting. This, definitely, is a “feel good” read and I really did enjoy the whole story.
Profile Image for Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•.
2,394 reviews206 followers
February 17, 2019
3.5 stars

Grace spent a drunken night in her college dorm room with a cute guy called Jeff. Well that’s the name he left on the nightstand beside her bed, along with his mobile number. After discovering she was pregnant several weeks later she also found out the name was fake and the number was wrong.

Nine years later and Grace is the proud mother of a gorgeous wee girl called Fallon. Almost daily Fallon asks her mum about her father and so far Grace has managed to evasively answer her but the older she gets the more inquisitive she is.

Grace is shocked to come face to face with her baby daddy’s picture in a charity strip event event advertisement. She finally has an opportunity to inform him of his daughter existence and hopefully introduce him into Fallon’s life.

Brandon is completely blind sided by Grace’s confession, he does remember that night and cannot believe that for all these years he has had a daughter. His life is about to change completely. He should be scared shitless but one look at Fallon and he is a goner for his little girl.

Now most guys would probably freak out about this situation and to be fair he goes through a bit of that but ultimately putting his daughter and her mother first is now his priority. All Grace wants is for Fallon to know her father, even if he is more freaking gorgeous than she remembered. Brandon and Fallon’s interactions have her feelings all sorts of things she hasn’t felt in years.

Brandon is definitely way more into Grace than he cares to admit to himself and taking care of both girls is all he can think about. Grace is beautiful, stubborn and fiercely independent. Having a man in her life who wants to do things for her is something she is not used to. If she trusts that Brandon will come through on his promises to her, she may just find her happy ever after…

This was the perfect weekend read for me.
Profile Image for Carmen Rae.
1,459 reviews174 followers
February 8, 2019
I absolutely love single parent or secret baby romances, and when I read the blurb for this one it sounded right up my alley. Then I saw that hot cover and I was sold. I wasn’t aware it was part of a series but it read just fine as a stand alone so I don’t think that particularly mattered other than I maybe missed out on a little background on some of the secondary characters but not enough that it mattered at all.

I have to be honest and say that while I enjoyed this book I found it a little too “everything is perfect” for my liking. And sometimes I do just crave exactly that but I really wanted a little more drama here. The writing was good, the characters were good, the storyline was good but none of it really jumped out and grabbed me.

And while I didn’t love it, I did enjoy it. Grace was such a mature character and Brandon took everything in stride and dealt with it I just would have liked to see them actually struggle a little bit. But then again like I said on another day this book would have been exactly what I was chasing. And while I can say there wasn’t anything wrong with any of it, it just didn’t connect with me enough to be anything other than a three and a half star read.
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11.9k reviews361 followers
January 28, 2019
I received this book from InkslingerPR in exchange of an honest review!

An one-night stands ends with a pregnancy and now 9 years later our guy and girl meet again! After the wonderful surprise that the second Tap That book brought me, I just couldn't resist but sign up when the opportunity knocked on my door to also review this new book in the series. This time featuring another couple though we would see older characters as well.

I was quite a bit busy this weekend, but I couldn't resist starting this one while I was out with friends and my fiance. No worries, no one was ignored (much) while I was reading. There were just moments there were no conversations, and at times I just needed a bit of a time-out.

Meet Grace, meet Brandon (or should we call him Jeff ;P). They met up years ago and had hot sex... which ended with him being gone in the morning, a barely readable note left, and her pregnant. Yep. You read that right. The condom ripped/broke. :| Now she has the chance to meet up with Jeff/Brandon and let him know he has a kid, a girl named Fallon.

I was very excited to see how their meeting would go. How would Grace tell Brandon? How would Brandon react? Would he be delighted about the kid? Is there a chance for both of them to get together again?

I just adored how the author wrote Brandon, he was totally not what I expected. What did I expect? Well, from Grace's POV it seemed he is quite the playboy and that generally doesn't bode well for telling said playboy about kids. But he was actually really, really sweet. He immediately went to make sure that things were dealt with legally (monetary for instance). He was eager to see his daughter. He made sure that she was comfortable, didn't push anything, just let her come to him and he was just such a good dad. He really fit the role of father really well, and I was just smiling.
So many times in books like this, a man finds out he has a child, it ends up in tears and the man being totally denying everything. It is very refreshing and delightful that we have a man here who is more than willing to do anything for his daughter. To make up for those years he missed.

I had a laugh that they didn't even need to do a paternity test as he was just so obviously the father. We read about them comparing photographs and just seeing all the things pop out. Even Fallon noticed.

I loved how both Grace and Brandon tried to ease Fallon into this new situation, it was a pretty difficult one and I could see that Fallon was definitely trying to figure out how things worked and what she could do and not do. She was a bit bratty at points (but again, for good reason), but I loved how Grace and Brandon both handled it. Sure, Grace was a bit shocked at how her daughter treated her, but she just either didn't respond to it, or told her clearly that this behaviour was a no-no.

We also see Grace and Brandon connect again. They discover they still have that chemistry. But Grace doesn't want to make things complicated and I respect that. I am glad that she set those boundaries even though all she wanted to do was just get tons of orgasm courtesy of Brandon. I did like that she did tease him, and that they had their moments together. I was definitely rooting for these two to get together again. I have to say at times it was a bit unnatural, yes, especially as things got more and more serious, cue that one point in the story when he pops the M question. It just didn't feel like the right moment. And I was sad that it was at this moment because I am sure there were better moments to do this. Especially as they had to hide it so much. I can imagine they are doing it for Fallon, but yeah, maybe they should have waited a bit longer.

Nearer to the end I just wanted to smack Brandon. He wanted all the benefits but none of the work, at least that is how it seemed to me. I can imagine that Grace got pissed off, if that was my love I would have reacted the same way.

Of course, there are some very sexy (and steamy) scenes in the book. And yes, I was reading a few of those in a public space, so you imagine that I was hoping no one would be reading over my shoulder or look at my screen. :P

There was just ONE thing in the whole book I didn't like. Namely the ending and what happened there. It was just a bit too coincidental and it just felt a bit unnatural to be frank. Even my fiance scoffed when I told him about. If it was like an epilogue taking place a few years later, sure, but now? Just no.

I love Beaver Bend, and it sounds like a place I would also love visiting. A lake to swim in? All sorts of outdoorsy things? Sign me up. Maybe not for all the time but for vacation I would love to go to this place.

All in all, I really need to get Tap That Book 1 (buying it soon), and also I hope that we will be getting more Tap That books, because I need more of them in my life. This one, just like the previous one, is recommended to all if you need some cute (but serious) romance in your life.

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/
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904 reviews14 followers
January 28, 2019
Reviewed on behalf of http://bookaddict.live,
Striptease was a entertaining read from start to finish. Grace has an eight-year-old daughter Fallan. Grace has given up trying to find the baby daddy after he gave her a false name.
Grace sees an advert about a striptease in aid of a charity. Feeling bored she persuade her friend Siobhan to travel to Beaver Bend.
Brandon has arrived for the annual event with his best friends, not realising how his life is going to change.
I really enjoyed this book, it was so entertaining I couldn’t put it down. Grace and Brandon were a great and I was invested in their journey to a happy family from being single. I’m looking forward to reading Siobhan and Sullivan’s father’s romance that is one I don’t want to miss.
This is a complete standalone, but some of the characters from previous books in the Tap That Series may appear.
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592 reviews23 followers
February 2, 2019
3.5 Stars

Strip Tease is book 3 in the Tap That series but can be read as a standalone.

A one night stand in college left Grace pregnant and unable to track down the guy who gave her the wrong name and number. Nine years later she stumbles on an article about a charity strip show and is shocked to see the man she thought she would never find and sets out to tell him about his daughter and give him a piece of her mind.

Brandon is a successful bachelor, with no plans to settle down. While dancing with his friends in a charity strip show he drags the gorgeous brunette staring daggers at him on stage, not realizing she's about to drop a bomb on him that will change his life forever.

I'm a fan of secret baby stories and a sucker for a good second chance romance. While this book has both it, unfortunately, wasn't my favorite. There was so much potential for an incredible storyline but, in my opinion, it felt rushed and I found myself unable to root for these characters. It was a very sweet & easy read, and I do wish that I had enjoyed it more.

**ARC received in exchange for an honest review**
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833 reviews94 followers
February 5, 2019
This lands somewhere between 2.5 and 3 stars. It felt a lot rushed at times but at the same time, I really liked the dynamic between Grace and Brandon, it was fun to read.

Can't wait for Jesse's book!
January 27, 2019
I am just a huge sucker for second chance romances that involve a surprise baby trope. This was one was a bit different as the discovery of said baby took place nine-ish years later after a very hot one night stand in celebration of Jeff Spicoli/Brandon's 21st birthday. Encounter that left Grace with a gift from that night and no way to contact the baby daddy to let him know.

GraceBrandon's reunion was everything you can imagine it to be. Shooketh new dad who dives all in to embrace his new role. So this book is totally full of swoons for the new couple and a little curious girl. 

The writing is quick paced and full of insta feels delivering a much needed HEA with a sprinkle of angsty feels. Grace was a fierce mom full of grit and at times frustratingly independent that Brandon knew how to handle. It was entertaining to read how two people with different lives tried to find a happy middle to integrate their lives... growing pains and all.

Characters from previous books do make an entrance in this book but it did not make me feel lost in the series as I have started this series with Strip Tease. I will definitely be making time to go back to book one and two to acquaint myself closer to the characters.

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Profile Image for Sofia Lazaridou.
2,734 reviews135 followers
January 30, 2019
I would like to begin this review stating that I wouldn't mind if each book didn't begin one year after the previous one. Book 3 began with the third annual stipping by the guys and for some reason, it bugs me to have each story happen a year after the previous one ended especially when the stories and the whole falling in love thing happens in a span of a couple of months if not weeks. At least the author is publishing the books in a quick session and I am happy that I will get all the stories in a short time.

The story was a little rushed and I felt like Brandon didn't spend a lot of time with his daughter as he should have. The story is focused more on the parents and how they were going to have a happy ending. Things went rather smoothly and I was mostly happy with the story. The drama that was thrown in was not necessary and we could have lived without it. Other than that I am happy with the story we got and I can say that the author so far is doing a good job with the series.

I am still waiting for Sullivan and Lily and I hope that the next book will be about them. I would also like to see more of Sullivan's father. From what I gathered he is a good man. Grace's friend should also get a story because she was a fun character to read about.
2,335 reviews12 followers
January 28, 2019
I loved Grace and Brandon!!! So I did not know that this was the third book in this series!! And why did I not know!! Anyhoo so we have Brandon and he was in all his glory strippin for charity and happy to be a single playboy with no plans to change that anytime soon, and then Grace shows up. Grace had not seen Brandon in 10 years and she has something that will rock his world. 10 years ago they had an explosive one night stand but Brandon had given her a false name and his number which was wrong and she never got to tell him he was her baby daddy. When she tells him he is shocked but what I liked about him was that he immediately was ready to support her child and take responsibility, which shocked her, they agreed to meet his daughter Fallon and see how thing went, but their chemistry was still off the charts and while spending time together they rekindled it and his life drastically changed. The only thing that I did not like from this story was that it was the third and I missed the first two but I plan on remedying that..Enjoy!

Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..Voluntarily reviewed with my own thoughts and opinions.
Profile Image for Erin Mcmahon.
472 reviews17 followers
February 5, 2019
I love this series!! Erin knows how to write a great series and a awesome romance!
This is the Third book in the series and it’s just as good as the first this one is my favorite so far! I love how she keeps with the theme of the stripping charity event. You get to see all your favorite characters from the series in this book.
One night in college changed her whole world and a wrong phone number and bogus name made the last 9 years lonely. Grace sees a add for the Strip fundraiser and sees a face that she can’t ever forget she may have the name wrong but Brandon Blackwell is the father of her baby and she’s going to this event to confront him.
Brandon works hard and plays hard he has a good life a thriving business and never turns his back on his friends. He will always participate in the strip show to help Brest cancer research.
A crabby girl a little dancing and then a blast from his past changes his whole world. He finds out he’s a father and he will do anything to make this right.
I love this series!! And this story is just a heart warming as the other two.
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7,761 reviews42 followers
February 12, 2019
Grace had a one night stand in college and ended up pregnant. The guy she was with gave her not only a fake name but phone number so she was on her own raising her daughter. One night at a charity event she spots the guy she slept with partying it up. Upset that he lives like he has no care in the world she confront him about what he did and informs him of their daughter. Brandon recognizes Grace but not sure how he knows her. He is stunned when she tells him of his daughter a result from his one night with her. Once he knows about his daughter he wants to step up and due his part but will Grace forgive him for lying to her?

This is a great story that will have you on the edge of your seat until you are at the end. The chemistry between them is blazing hot. This is a well written and very entertaining story. I would recommend this book to any book lover.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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423 reviews25 followers
April 28, 2021
So read three books in this series in a row and one thing that struck me was the terrible editing. This book in particular. There are 5 main friends in this book...Brandon (the main character for this book), Axl (book 2), Jesse, Sullivan and Rick (book 1). At one point in this book, the plot specifically mentioned that all the guys EXCEPT Sullivan were able to meet together in the middle of the night (cuz Sullivan was working at his bar), then the conversation rolls along between 4 of the 5 guys...all of the sudden...Sullivan is talking. How is Sullivan talking?? He is not even THERE! This is just one example and those sorts of things pull me out of the story. Which made these...quick, but unsatisfying reads, which was disappointing because Erin McCarthy has written some of my favorite books. Feels like a bit of a betrayal that I spent money to read these books which were not of the quality I expect.
Profile Image for Marika.
4,349 reviews95 followers
February 3, 2019
Awww...so sweet and swoon worthy!
Second chances are my fav and if you add children I am a goner!
Grace has a daughter, a gift that was the result of a one night stand!!
Imagine Grace's shock at finding the "dad" all these years later!
I have to hand it to them both..Grace has balls for giving him a piece of her mind and Brandon for manning up and accept his role.
I adored it!
Profile Image for Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads).
2,702 reviews46 followers
February 4, 2019
Strip Tease was something else! Fun, smexy, sweet and tempting, this romance is one that shall be remembered. The characters are memorable and the plot just pops! An all and all good read.
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3,000 reviews121 followers
February 5, 2019
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 2/5/19.

Loved this one! How did I not know this series existed? (No worries--this worked fine as a standalone, but you'd better believe I'm going back for the other two...and totally on board for the next two!)

Strip Tease (neither the book nor the series are quite as risque as they sound--Tap This is the name of the bar one character owns, and each year the friends take part in an amateur strip show for charity--where, apparently, each has an encounter with their soon-to-be heroine) is a second chance romance/secret baby story...though their "first chance" was a single night, so maybe that's a bit of a stretch? Maybe more of a one night stand/guys in their early twenties are dumba** type of story is a more accurate description? ;)

I loved Brandon, Grace, and Fallon (their daughter). Regardless of how much of an idiot he'd been nine years ago, Brandon stepped up to the plate nicely once Grace let him know that he had a daughter (in the middle of the aforementioned strip show, of course--LOL). He's a bit slow on the making-decisions-as-a-team train, though--resulting in their relationship's dark moment--but figures out the error of his ways (with a little help from a friend) and works on fixing things ASAP, saving his butt and the book to give us an adorable HEA.

There were so may LOL moments here--between the dialogue, the situations (one of Grace's side jobs, OMG), and the relationships between all of the characters--I just had so much fun reading this book. I can't wait for Jesse and Sullivan's stories (and, dare we hope--Liam's? :))

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Profile Image for Michelle.
1,086 reviews66 followers
February 14, 2019
Ok... I had no clue this was a third in a series! When I signed up for this blog tour is never said anything about being in a series.

I could tell right away that I was missing something. These characters weren’t formally introduced. It was like they just were continuing a conversation. I just happened to walk in on.

So... I stopped reading at 2% and looked up the other books. And to my surprise... I had book 1! Yes, I’m a 1 click addict! lol
So, I wanted to give strip tease a fare chance. So, I started reading stripped down.

I don’t know if I should’ve done that. I wasn’t feeling a lot of things in the first book. But, overall I gave that book a 3 star.

I have to say... in all the books I’ve read. I’ve never read where a guy puts his used condom on the nightstand! Is that the norm nowadays? I’ve been married for 22 years. And before that... no guys ever did that. I just find that extremely gross... to put a used wet condom on a nightstand. Rick did the same thing in book one after he had sex with Sloane. He put his used condom on the nightstand.
And in this book. Since there was a surprise pregnancy. The used condom was busted. So that mean there was other stuff wet and crusted up on the nightstand. Ewww!
I seriously would rather pick it up from the floor than the nightstand.
If I had to pick!

Maybe it’s just me. But I wasn’t feeling this book. It wasn’t bad. But I just couldn’t get into it. I wasn’t feeling the characters. Over all... I don’t think this book was for me.

*ARC provided for an honest review*
Profile Image for Viper Spaulding.
2,886 reviews19 followers
January 25, 2019
The hilarious and heartwarming return of Jeff Spicoli!

I hadn't heard that name in decades, so it was especially funny to see our hero, Brandon, use it as an alias in a one-night-stand on his twenty-first birthday. That and an illegible phone number resulted in his not knowing that something completely life-changing happened that night. Nine years later, Grace happens to see the familiar face in an online video, and she finally has the chance to confront her daughter's father.

Brandon and Grace have a beautiful, whirlwind romance that is the stuff of fairytales. Brandon isn't anything like the narcissistic womanizer she thought he'd be, and Grace is so much more than Brandon could've hoped for as a mother for his child. I loved how the writing focused on their character and compatibility without ignoring the blazing-hot chemistry they shared. It was nice to see that the daughter wasn't portrayed as perfect, yet she's not a brat, either. Even though the romance moved fast, it felt real and honest with careful attention paid to both the pros and cons for everyone involved. The HEA was absolutely exquisite.

The cast of characters from the first two books were wonderfully incorporated into this story, and I have to confess that I'm completely in love with Liam. I hope he gets a book in this series, or at the very least we get some follow-up with his hot little redhead. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Profile Image for Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog.
3,690 reviews114 followers
January 31, 2019
4 Stars!

While Erin McCarthy is brand spanking new to me, she's definitely piqued my interest in the others by the time I finished this book and left me wanting to go back to the previous ones in this amazing series y'all. Strip Tease is the third standalone in the Tap That series that will give you all the feels while you'll find yourself rooting for this little family to find their own happy ending.

It was just supposed to be a one night stand that included fake names and fake numbers between Brandon and Grace... only it left her with a lifetime of memories and a sweet child as a result. It's been since that night that she's last seen him and now years later, she's about to confront her baby daddy again after seeing him again. He has no idea about their child but now that he does, he's all in. She's a single mom trying to make it.

He wants her and she's not so sure. It's gonna be complicated and a little bumpy but these three were so worth every single unforgettable moment.

This book y'all... a sweet, sexy, fast-paced, second chance, secret baby, can't-get-enough, contemporary romance that'll have your heart beating just a little but faster as you race through the pages and it'll leave you with a big ol' smile on your face by the time their journey is over.

I definitely recommend this book.

Reviewed for Renee Entress's Blog
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1,168 reviews88 followers
February 1, 2019
5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review

I want to shout it from the highest mountain...I loved every single sexy, sweet, unpredictable moment of this incredible book. I loved Erin McCarthy's humor, wit, story, plot, characters, I mean just everything about this book. If found myself wanting to be the one falling for Brandon. I found myself envious of Grace and what she had and could have. I loved this story from start to finish. I can't want to see what Erin has in store next, but I hope at some point we get more of these three.

I loved Grace as a person. She didn't necessary set out to find Brandon...hell she didn't have a clue who he was. What she wanted to was her daughter to know her father. I loved her protective nature. Her love for Fallon was beautiful. I loved that she didn't let the past haunt her. She did what she had to for her daughter. That's true love.

Brandon...this man. Watching him fall for not only Grace, but his daughter was beautiful. I knew the moment he laid eyes on her, he would be a goner. I loved that he was honest and didn't hide his feelings. I loved that he was a stand up man and did right by Grace and Fallon. I just loved this story and these characters.

I look forward to the next adventure by Erin McCarthy. I know it will be an amazing, swoon worthy ride.
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148 reviews1 follower
February 2, 2019
A tipsy night in college resulted in Grace’s greatest joy--her daughter.........When the feisty brunette confronts Brandon, finding out he has a daughter rocks his playboy world.

Grace had one amazing night with a man while in college. The next morning she woke up to an empty bed and realized the guy gave her a fake name and number. Nine years later she sees that man and knows she must tell him about his daughter. She plans on confronting him and telling him about his daughter. She doesn't expect much from a playboy like him

Brandon his living his life and happy with the way things are. He's had the same friends since childhood and they are always there for each other. When he sees a brunette in the crowd at his friends bar, he can't help but think she looks familiar. What is really a surprise is where and when she tells Brandon that he has a daughter.

I really enjoyed this book. The chemistry between Brandon and Grace was undeniable. I liked how Brandon handle the situations that arose. The story was well written and realistic. The secondary characters brought even more to the story. I also loved their daughter Fallon. There are only a few issues I had: there were a number of grammatical errors and I wanted to see more family interactions.

I would definitely recommend this book and cannot wait to read the rest of the books in this series.
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375 reviews
February 25, 2019
A chance encounter at Brandon's 21st birthday leads to a night that both Brandon and Grace will never forget, but both for different reasons.

Brandon remembers a hot amazing night with a sexy woman, Grace remembers the night that she got pregnant with her daughter Fallon.

Grace only happens to be able to find Brandon after watching a video of the yearly strip that him and his friends do for a fundraiser for one of their best friends. She never thought she would ever see Brandon again. Since he gave her a fake name and a fake phone number, she was never able to reach him again.

Brandon is blindsided by the knowledge he has a daughter. He is unsure how to be a parent but will do everything he can to make sure Fallon knows whom he is and his family are.

It is very rocky in the beginning and also lots of sexual tension between Brandon and Grace. They still have tons of chemistry, even after all these years, but can Grace not fall for Brandon's charm, again?

Can these two learn to co-parent, fight the mutual attraction, and move on from the past? Can Grace forgive Brandon for lying to her 9 years prior? Will she be able to accept help, financial, and emotional?

These two were super hot, had major chemistry, and a great story. I can't wait for the next book in this series!
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789 reviews13 followers
February 2, 2019
Strip Tease by Erin McCarthy is good way to spend  free evening, with great book in Your hand. I've also really enjoyed it because author didn't give me too much drama in the background.

Strip Tease is second chance and signle parents romance. What can I say... this is one of my frorite tropes in my romantic books, so I knew it should be good fun. After first pages story line sucked me in compeletely. From page to page I was curious what happen next, how Brandon and Grace will manage every ups and downs on their way.

Main male character Brandon is playboy. He doesn't know that his past could bring some very unexpected suprises. When he is finding out that he had daughter with Grace, he try to change life. Obviously.... past isn't that simple like it could looks like. Before Grace and Brandon will forget about bad things, some time must passed by. Big plus is that they still are passionate for each other. It's just a matter of time to "feel the love around".

In whole story I liked also their daughter. It was very heartwarming to watch how Brandon wanted to build relationship with Fallon and her Mom.

If You're looking for sweet and sexy second chance romance, I'm sure that You gonna love tgis book !
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2,723 reviews67 followers
February 5, 2019
This is the 3rd book in the Tap That Series and can be read as a standalone and if like me you haven't read the other books in the series, you soon will be.

Strip Tease is a fun, easy read. Once I started this I couldn't put it down until I finished it which meant a late night for me. I just kept doing that......one more chapter thing lol.

Grace and Brandon met in college and had one hot night of passion which left Grace pregnant and seeing as he gave her a wrong name and number she couldn't find him. Nine years later they bump into each other again and Brandon's world is turned upside down when he finds out he has a daughter.

The chemistry between them is scorching even if they are in denial. They find a connection through their daughter that builds into something much more as they get to know each other. They are complete opposites, Grace has always had to struggle whereas Brandon has always had a good life. I so admired Grace and her strength considering the circumstances.

Another great read from Erin. Looking forward to seeing what she brings us next in this series

ARC received in exchange for an honest review from the author and Inkslinger PR

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1,169 reviews50 followers
January 31, 2019

Stripe Tease was a quick but enjoyable read for me. Grace has struggled as a single mother for years because she didn't know who her baby daddy really was due to his giving her a fake name. When she sees a picture of him, she makes moves to find out who he is so she can drop this secret baby bomb in his lap so to speak. But what happens next is unexpected to say the least.

Brandon can't believe it when Grace drops the news he's a daddy. Even more that he's missed many years of his daughter's life, but he doesn't want to miss more. Brandon puts aside his life so he can get to know his daughter, Fallon, and also relearn her mother.

I really enjoyed watching Brandon grow with these changes thrust at him and try to be a stand up guy for both Grace and Fallon. He really opened himself up to being a Dad and someone they could both count on, even though he makes mistakes. I also watched as Grace realized she could no longer judge Brandon on what he'd done upon their first meeting and try to meet him halfway.

As Brandon gets to know his family and the connection between these two grows stronger, will they find a way to make it work full time? Can Brandon compromise his life to let his family in? Pick up your copy and find out.
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4,293 reviews80 followers
February 4, 2019
4.5 Stars for Strip Tease
Erin McCarthy is a new author to me and after reading Strip Tease I’m struggling to understand why she hasn’t crossed my radar before now and one thing that’s certain is I will be checking out the previous books in this series and well as her other books as soon as time permits.
This book has all the feels because let’s be honest who doesn’t love a hot billionaire, a independent single mum and a secret baby. I love second chance romance that involve surprises and this certainly involves some surprises, this story has a adorable little girl, a new dad who embraces his new role and a fierce mum who will do what ever is needed to protect her child. I have to say this was a book I really didn’t want to end, I fell in love with the plot, the characters and the witty banter that flowed throughout this book. Im looking forward to reading more from this very talented author and I’m interested to find out what stories I have missed in books 1 and 2 in the Tap That Book Series.
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898 reviews
January 27, 2019
This is a good second chance romance and the third book in the Tap That series. I liked Grace’s character very much. As a single mom, she’s strong, independent, and determined to provide for her daughter to the best that she’s able. Brandon is an easy going guy who works hard and has the success to show for it. He also enjoys the ladies and has no plans to settle down anytime soon – until he’s reunited with Grace and meets his eight year old daughter, Fallon. The story is sweet with little to no conflict between the main characters and I found the story lacking in that regard as the two were (for me anyway) just too agreeable about everything. There’s definitely some humour – courtesy of the recurring characters from Beaver Bend, a little bit of drama and certainly some very steamy encounters.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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5,611 reviews17 followers
January 28, 2019
St Tea by Erin McCarthy is book three in a series of stand alones. For maximum reading experience I recommend to read the books in order.

Brandon Blackwell is an wildly successful business man, loves his bachelor lifestyle and is in for the surprise of his life. Years ago a ons had consequences and these are about to show up on his doorstep.
Grace Martinez is a single mom. She works hard to make ends meet and when her baby daddy shows up on TV, she's stunned speechless, Jeff Spicoli doesn't exist.
Both are good people thrown in a awkward situationb and now they try to make the best of it. But when only one is willing to compromise the experiment is about to fail.

This book had me captivated pretty quick. I'm a huge sucker for second chances and oops babay stories and here I got both in one story - yay. I liked the story, the writing and the charactersaren't halfbad either. I give 4 sweet stars.
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9,113 reviews55 followers
February 3, 2019
Ten years ago, a steamy one night stand left Grace pregnant and alone. The baby daddy gave her a false name and the number he left didn’t work so she has raised their nine year old daughter Fallon on her own. She had given up ever finding out who he was until she sees him on tv performing in a charity auction.

For the last ten years Brandon has forged a successful career and enjoyed his bachelor lifestyle. When a blast from his past comes bearing surprising news, he isn’t about to turn his back on her or their daughter.

Brandon wants to be a part of Fallon’s life and as they spend time together he realizes that he wants to be part of Grace’s as well. Their journey isn’t without it’s up and downs and they must decide if they are willing to put in the work to reap the rewards.

Fun and flirty the combination of drama, humorous banter and hot chemistry will have you invested in them getting their happy ever after.
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