Saturday, December 13, 2014

Series Book Review: Strip Back by Ava Manello

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Title: Strip Back
Series: Naked Nights #0.5
Author: Ava Manello
Cover by:Margreet Asselbergs


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Strip Back brings you back to how the Naked Night's began. This is Eric's story. Back when life was a little less polished, and a whole lot harder.

Before there was Strip Teaser, there was Eric; manager and founder of the Naked Night’s male stripper troupe.

You wouldn’t think you’d be past it at 34, but that’s the position Eric found himself in, as well as newly single after finding his girlfriend in a compromising position.

Setting up the Naked Night’s wasn’t easy, it wasn’t fun, and it wasn’t without sleaze, but somehow he did it.

Strip Back is a humorous and steamy tale of one man’s journey to fulfill a dream. Not all male strippers are the same.


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My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:

 “The sorrow of my loss hits me harder each time I have the dream, and remember how much she meant to me.”

“She’s moved on so quickly I’m suffering mental whiplash.”

“I’ve seen everything from a pole dancing caveman who fell off the pole, to a cross dressing priest in a cassock and suspenders who wouldn’t know rhythm if he fell over it.”

My Review:

 Male strippers, hot steamy sex scenes, new love, funny and witty writing… today has been nirvana for this old cougar.  A fun, quick, and enticing read.  This little novella was smokin’ hawt and I could not put it down, other than when I needed to use my kindle to fan myself. 

 Empress DJ



Purchase Links

Amazon CA
Amazon AUS
Amazon UK
Amazon USA
Page Foundry



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Strip Teaser (Naked Nights #1)

Barnes & Noble
Amazon UK
Amazon USA


My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:

“I can’t say that becoming a male stripper is really how I envisaged my career path when I was asked what I wanted to do by the school careers officer.” 

“Look, I never said I was a happy morning person now did I.  Until I’ve had a least my second cup of coffee I am best left alone; actually I’m probably best left alone most of the time.”

“I sit up straighter on him, licking my lips.  My god, I’ve turned into a hussy!”

“Don’t you dare choose to judge me you sour faced old cow.  And don’t you dare judge my friends.”

My Review:

I had fun reading this book but am shocked – and thoroughly scandalized to inform you that there was no sexual activity between the two main characters until 90% into the book – and I still liked it anyway!  I know!   And in a book about male strippers no less… However, it is consistent with the title of the book being “tease,” as Ms. Manello certainly did tease me the entire way through her entertaining story with tantalizing details of their dance routines, mouth-watering physical appearances,  work-outs, and inner thoughts… oh my.   I definitely will have extra laundry this week. 

Empress DJ

About the Author

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Passionate reader, blogger, publisher, and author. I love nothing more than helping other Indie authors publish their books be that reviewing, beta reading, formatting or proofreading,

I love erotic suspense that's well written and engages the reader, and I love promoting the heck out of it over on my book blog.

I'm a mother, but most of all I'm me!

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