In the fall of 2010, thirty-five year old Samantha Dennison sent her only child off to college and is generally feeling F-R-U-M-P-Y. Her loveless marriage to "the mannequin" has become intolerable; her daughter and best friend have both advised 'Sammie' to get a life of her own. Her husband has his own agenda that does not include her.
Sammie finally heeds their advice and starts with a Kickboxing/Pilates class; ultimately, learning to pole dance. From there, she is well on her way to finally carving out a secret life and identity all of her own. The thrill of the dance and sexuality she discovers within herself is a potent mixture. She gets a part-time job as a dancer in an Indianapolis Gentleman's Club called Jewels. She becomes the dancer known as 'Diamond' and very quickly catches the attention of a 'bad-boy' biker named 'Slate'.
Slate is the ultimate 'alpha' male; however there is a problem: he simply wants it to be about exclusive sex; Sammie wants and needs more from Slate. Sammie is certain that she has embarked on a dangerous, cougar-type relationship with the twenty-something biker and 'prospect' member of the notorious Outlaw Motorcycle Club. She soon finds out that she is totally out of her league with Slate and the dangerous people he associates with in Indianapolis during the summer of 2012. Something big is brewing in Indy; it ain't about race cars either.
On Facebook a couple of bloggers were pushing Diamond Girl by Andrea Smith, to be honest, it didn't sound like my typical read, but with all the awesome comments I had to one-click. It was well worth the purchase, once I started reading I couldn't put this book down! I finished it in one day and am currently devouring the second book in this series.
Lately a lot of books tend to have similar plots. I start reading and get the feeling that I've already read the book before I am 50% in, or I have already figured out the plot twist and know where the book is going, where it will end, or at the very least the height of the cliff it will leave me hanging on until the next book is released. DIAMOND GIRL is not like any of those books.
I was immediately drawn into Sammie's life. I felt her loneliness at being forced into a loveless marriage with a guy she barely knew at 17, the years of putting her wants and needs aside and being the best mother she could be for her daughter. Now that daughter is in college, her controlling husband is even more absent than before (if possible).. and when she decides to live for herself for once I wanted to rally behind her and give her a big high-five.
This story quickly swirls into an entirely new and unexpected series of events. Sammie gets into the best shape of her life, one thing leads to another and she finds herself living a secret life as Diamond a pole dancer at an exclusive gentleman's club.. where she meets Slate, alpha, biker bad-boy and this story gets pretty STEAMY (like toe curling- have a glass of ice water nearby STEAMY). This sexy high-action plot had me flipping pages quickly to know what was coming next and by the last chapter I knew I wanted to read more by this author. Even if you aren't a fan of biker-bad boys- give this a chance.. trust me on this one and you can thank me later!
Diamond Girl is the first book in author Andrea Smith's G-Men series. This book is a stand-alone book, no cliffhanger here, although it does set up the second book in the series perfectly. I give Diamond Girls 5 stars for being a steamy read that drew me in emotionally and kept me hanging on the edge of my chair until the end.
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Reading Order of G-Man Series:
I currently plan to read and review this entire series, here is the reading order for when you plan to do the same, trust me, after reading Diamond Girl you will want more from this series!
G-Man Series by Andrea Smith
Until next time… Happy Reading!