Get Electrified with Rachel Blaufeld and the first book in her brand new Electric Tunnel series!
Title: Electrified (The Electric Tunnel Series #1)
Author: Rachel Blaufeld
Release date: April 29th, 2014
About Electrified (The Electric Tunnel Series #1):
Her curves and long lashes tease and taunt from her very own billboard where the desert meets the Las Vegas Strip. She’s the hottest stripper in town, known for her sultry and indecent moves coupled with her virginal eyes.
She’s a heady and unique combination, and a mystery to all who come to see her.
Sienna captivates crowds nightly at the Electric Tunnel, leaving them wanting to know more about the sensual enigma. But no one ever sees beyond the heavily guarded stripper onstage. She is Sienna Flower 24/7.
No one other than her closest friend and boss, Asher Peterson, who helped turn a young and frightened girl into who Sienna is today. Together they created the sexual illusion known as Sienna Flower. They will go to any lengths to protect her image, which is why Sienna is convinced she must remain unattached and alone.
Like everyone else in Vegas, Sienna is hiding something and playing a role. A good girl in her former life, she was raised to be obedient and accepting of her fate, but there are some circumstances no one should be expected to accept. She escaped to a world light years away from the one she was subjected to…the Electric Tunnel.
Now she can never be anything other than Sienna Flower. Not only would she be hurt, but everyone around her would suffer the consequences.
That is, until she meets private detective Carson Graham, the dark and mysterious ex-FBI agent who watches her dance every weekend. With his dark hair and chocolate-brown eyes, Carson begins to heat Sienna’s heart and body, melting away the layers and secrets. Sienna doesn’t want to get attached to Carson, but when another man surfaces and starts hunting her down, bringing out the scars of her old life, she can’t help but seek comfort in Carson’s protection.
With everyone trading on the secrets of her past, Sienna finds herself caught in an awful web of lies. Her ultimate fear is hurting her friends at the Tunnel, but she doesn’t know who to trust. Namely, Carson. Is he good? Or bad? Does she have the luxury of finding out?
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My Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The plot was intriguing and the main characters had much more depth than I was anticipating. Ms. Blaufeld created a luscious world within the Electric Tunnel gentlemen’s club, never letting the setting or its employees become caricatures. This group of “sinners” was far more loving and supportive than the “pious” family Sienna (aka Lila) left behind. I certainly look forward to visiting this world, and its inhabitants, again!
Sienna/Lila was a much stronger woman than she gave herself credit for. The courage she showed in abandoning her former life and creating a new one as an exotic dancer shaped her into a heroine I could not help but root for. Her connection with Carson Graham was multi-layered and I appreciated the slow burn between them (not to mention the powerful conflagration once they gave in to their attraction). Carson’s honesty was refreshing; he did everything in his power to make their future a reality while giving Sienna space and understanding.
I loved that there was an unexpected twist towards the end that made me gasp out loud – always fun when that happens. The initial pace of the novel was a bit awkward for me but after the first few chapters the action sped up and I was hooked. Electrified is a quick and enjoyable sexy read, one to add to your summer reading list.
About Rachel Blaufeld:
Rachel Blaufeld is a social worker/entrepreneur/blogger turned author. Fearless about sharing her opinion, Rachel captured the ear of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog, BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and inventing a product, often at the same time. She has also blogged for The Huffington Post, Modern Mom, and StartupNation.
Turning her focus on her sometimes wild-and-crazy creative side, it only took Rachel two decades to do exactly what she wanted to do—write a fiction novel. Now she spends way too many hours in local coffee shops plotting her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end lusciously.
Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two dogs. Her obsessions include running, coffee, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues.