Desperation as forced Evelyn Ford to look for work at a local burlesque theatre. She has no dance experience, or even much experience with men, but her cupboards are empty and her brother is missing. Just as she’s about to leave she is spotted by Vincent Giovanni, head of a local mafia gang, and he instantly likes what he sees. As fate would have it, Evelyn’s brother also got involved with Vincent and now Evelyn is forced to work off his debt in whatever means Vincent wants. Although Evelyn has many qualms about Vincent, she is drawn to his second in command Max Catalano. She knows she cannot trust Vincent, but maybe Max can help her before it’s too late.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit, and it moved at a quick pace. Evelyn was a good character to root for, as she didn’t just sit and hide but actively was trying to better her situation. I would have liked a little more story with her brother, to establish their relationship even more. My only complaint with this book was that the word “rump” was used way too often, and would took me out of the book after the third time it was used. I rated this book a four out of five stars and would definetly read other books by Ms. Archer.