Tiny Dancer by Heather Rainier

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Tiny Dancer by Heather Rainier
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (302 pgs)
Other: M/F/M, M/F, anal sex, BDSM
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Plumeria

The day former exotic dancer Camilla O’Neal began working at The Dancing Pony, she told co-owner Ben Lawrence and head bartender Quinten Parks that “work is work and pleasure is pleasure” and she kept the two very separate. Working with their tiny dancer brings Ben and Quinten as much pain as pleasure. After two years of secretly lusting over and loving this blonde temptress, they have a plan.

Camilla goes about her job as assistant manager at The Dancing Pony with boundless energy in outfits designed to distract. Her plans for owning her own nightclub are a driving force within her. She’d left the world of stripping and pole dancing at a gentlemen’s club behind to pursue her dreams but finds Ben and Quinten an increasing distraction from her goals. Can she handle mixing business with pleasure when her men decide it’s time to claim her?

Ben and Quinten want Camilla, bad. But she has a rule and they don’t want to ruin things with her before anything ever gets started. Leave it to a little competition to finally make them show Camilla that some rules are made to be broken.

Camilla is a sassy, energetic assistant manager at the club Ben co-owns, and Quinten works at as head bartender. She is great at what she does and when she starts wearing “costumes” to work, the men are positive it’s just to tease them. Of course it brings in more customers and gains more tips for her but it also makes control a hard to reach thing for Ben and Quinten. They have both lusted over this woman for years and decided to partner up and build a life in hopes of Camilla one day joining them.

A series of shady events bring the threesome together outside of work, and for Camilla the line she had drawn in the sand–work is work and pleasure is pleasure–is starting to blur. But she’s had feelings for both men for a while and decides to take the bulls by the horns. All the while Camilla is getting closer to realizing her dream of opening her own club with the help of a guardian angel, and some really great friends. Danger is lurking and Camilla struggles to let her men protect her and keep her safe because no one has ever cared enough too. The men work to destroy the walls she’s built, yet she manages to complete and heal the men at the same time.

Tiny Dancer is another great addition to the Divine Creek family. Ben and Quiten are great characters individually but together they are like the two halves of the ying and yang and Camilla is the energy that sets it spinning. Ben is dark and intense as Quiten is light an easy going while Camilla is like the sun and full of energy and brightness. This trio is a wonderful compliment to each other, probably the best of all.

One of the things I really liked about this book is that Camilla was a very sensual person and she really embraced that. We typically see heroines needing to be brought out of their shell, a la Grace from book one or Dr. Emma from book 9, but here Camilla was not only a former exotic dancer but also part of the lifestyle that is BDSM. I felt that this particular book was more sexually charged overall whereas most of the previous books start off sweet and loving before turning the sex factor up to full blast. Camilla, Ben and Quinten scorch the pages from beginning to end.

Heather Rainier has done a great job again with adding interesting secondary characters, setting up potential protagonists for future books and not recycling any previous tales in her ever expanding city of Divine, Texas. I personally think it should be called Smexyville R US, where there is something in the water they should bottle and sell. But that’s just me.

I don’t think I can sing anymore praises for this book or series, so if you are not reading it you are missing out. But if you are with me on this ride, you’ll know how excited I am to see where we go next.

Comments

  1. Thank you so much, Plumeria and LASR. I really appreciate your enthusiastic review of Tiny Dancer. I’m really attached to this town and it’s people and I thank you for noticing the care that goes into not repackaging previous stories. Each of my characters have their own story they want to tell and I work hard to do them, and the readers, justice. Thank you so much!

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