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A sexy stripper attempts to escape his dangerously obsessed boss while searching for his missing younger brother.Stripping used to be fun, lucrative and a place for Dakota to practice for his professional dancing career. But the owner of Glitter Boys wants Dakota for himself and will stop at nothing to possess him. When his thirteen-year-old brother runs away from home toA sexy stripper attempts to escape his dangerously obsessed boss while searching for his missing younger brother.Stripping used to be fun, lucrative and a place for Dakota to practice for his professional dancing career. But the owner of Glitter Boys wants Dakota for himself and will stop at nothing to possess him. When his thirteen-year-old brother runs away from home to escape their abusive father, Dakota is determined to find him before something awful happens to him on the streets.Patrol officer Reed hasn’t been attracted to a man in a very long time, but when he’s called to an assault in progress at the LGBTQ teen shelter, a young man approaches him, begging for help in finding his missing brother. An instant spark occurs, but he pushes it away. When the same man is attacked outside a strip club later that night, he discovers the desire is mutual.As the two men learn more about each other and become closer, the specter of his obsessed ex-boss remains. In addition to that, Dakota has to fight the system to gain guardianship of his brother and keep him out of foster care. Dakota doesn’t know if the hunky cop he’s fallen so hard for can handle a relationship with an ex-stripper struggling to raise a teenager. But, will Reed be able to give up dating women for good and dedicate himself to their new family?Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of sexual intimidation, scenes of mild physical assault and threats of sexual violence.Publisher's Note: This book can be read as part of a series or as a standalone novel.Pre-Order Date: 8th March 2016Available Exclusively to Pride Publishing: 22nd March 2016General Release Date: 19th April 2016...

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Strip Search Reviews

  • Frederic
    2019-04-13 23:52

    This is a 3.5 stars review round up to 3I had great expectations for this book. All the elements were there to make it an interesting and entertaining read, but in the end, it was just okay. The first half was strong, the story is building up around Dakota’s brother that ran away from his parents home and Yuri, a creepy guy, that wanted Dakota all for himself. I was instantly hooked, Dakota is a stripper at glitter boys and is trying to save money to realize his dreams. He had a plan, ambition and wanted to anything that he can to get there. Reed is a bi cop. He only had been in a relationship with one guy and he has a teenage daughter. When he and Dakota met, he fell hard… and that’s when the story went downhill. The second half of the book was about Dakota and Reed sensual and intimate discovery. That’s an amazing thing to have in any romance book, but in this case, that left little room for the story that was built-up in the first half. There are some graphic scenes, but nothing really shocking. There was passion and we can feel the chemistry between Dakota and Reed. It was well written and I enjoyed some of it. Too much is like not enough, having a couple of them back to back, just got me out of the story and I struggled to keep reading it. However, some of those scenes could have been easily left out of the story and that would have been fine with me. Doing so would have given the Yuri and Donny plots more depth and a satisfying ending.I really liked the scenes that were set at the Glitter Boys Bar, in fact, all the scenes that Dakota was dancing. I also liked the interactions between Yuri and Dakota. You can touch and smell the fear of Dakota when Yuri was around. This guy wanted him and would not stop until he gets what he wants. When Dakota’s mother went to visit him, it was a highly emotional charged scene, I could feel all the desperation that both of them were feeling. Dakota wanted to help his brother so much, but he was not quite sure how he could succeed at that. Reed was the rational one, I loved when he went camping with his daughter and they had their heart to heart talk and when Carlos asked him if he was gay.The ending felt rushed and I was disappointed. The epilogue provided answers to what happened next, but it was like having a slice of cake in front of me and have someone taking it away. That is leaving me wondering if the background story was just a mean to an end (having Dakota meeting Reed) instead of exploring fully the story. It is extremely frustrating. Characters are quite well built, but it falls short story wise. I would also have loved to see a clash between the striptease bar and a cop. Having that unconditional acceptance from Reed bugged me because, I'll be honest if I were to meet someone that is dancing I would have a lot of questions and I doubt that a relationship will start as fast as this one, but hey I might just be a little too realistic.I am not planning to read the other installments in this series, it was missing that wow factor.* I was gifted this book by Jeep Diva in exchange of a honest review.

  • FantasyLiving
    2019-04-14 01:09

    A copy was received in exchange for an honest review3.5 HeartsI love strippers. Any kind really. But especially strippers who wear these...and dance on these Yummy.So Dakota starts out in a strip club. He’s trying to save for dance classes because he wants to join a dance show in vegas, more like this…Instead of this….Can’t you do both though?! For me? While he’s trying to work through trouble with his crazy stalker boss, his mother tells him that his brother is missing. So he attempts to enlist the help of Reed, a Patrol Officer who responds to a call at a local LGBT youth centre where Dakota is searching for his brother.Dakota and Reed have chemistry. Lots of lovely chemistry. Except while Reed has always known he was bisexual, he has actually never been with another man that way Butt virgin?!! I really enjoyed the heat between these two. The sex was aggressive and awesome. Dakota might be only twenty-three and wears tiny shorts to work, but he is definitely a dominant personality and goes for what he wants. As far as the plot goes. Meh, it was all right. It centred mostly around Reed and Dakota getting to know each other, as well as Dakota working out how to get custody of his younger brother. The rest of the drama going on around them was easy enough to swallow. Being the seventh book in the series, I don’t know if prior books tie in, or if they’re all standalone stories that are set in the same world. I didn’t feel lost at all, and there was only a hint of some people Reed knew that may have been introduced in prior books or that had background information that may have been interesting.Overall I enjoyed this story. It didn’t blow my mind, but it was a solid read that gave me enough of the things I love to get absorbed in it. Recommended for those who enjoy a solid contemporary romance, with a small amount of action, characters with an age gap of ten years or more, and some hot dirty talk. There is some violence in this, some suggestion of domestic abuse, and stalking, but it is a very small portion of the story.

  • MorganSkye
    2019-03-25 02:50

    Reed is a bi-sexual, but he’s spent most of his dating and married life with women. He’s not had but one relationship with a man and it wasn’t very good. He’s not in the closet so much as not advertising his position. When he meets Dakota he’s immediately attracted to the charismatic dancer and isn’t afraid to act on that.Dakota is struggling against the slime his ex-boss sends his way when Dakota won’t get involved with him. Now his brother is missing and he’s lost his new job, too. Reed seems too good to be true, even if he doesn’t have all the answers, he’s there to help.**There were some really cute/sweet parts to this story. I loved seeing Reed explore the “gay” side of his bisexuality with the open and somewhat “toppy” Dakota. It was a nice role reversal.Sometimes I felt that Reed and Dakota’s relationship felt a bit too “insta” for me in that there really was no relationship angst for them even though there really should have been.Most of the drama in this book centered around the bad guys and finding Dakota’s brother.If you’re a fan of the series you’ll want to pick this one up, though you don’t have to have read the previous books to read this one.Fans of gay virgins, toppy twinks, strippers, cops and Las Vegas will find plenty to like in this story.

  • T.M. Smith
    2019-03-27 04:03

    4.75/5 stars...Reed has his hands full with his job as a patrol officer for LVPD and weekends with his teenage daughter, too full for a love life that's for sure. That is until Dakota walks into his life while looking for his younger brother that has runaway from their abusive father. Dakota has a lot on his plate as well. Dance classes fueling his dream of being a professional dancer, a boss that is a little too hands on, if you get my meaning, and of course, his little brother. The attraction is immediate, intense and mutual. Dakota feels comfortable and safe with Reed, while Reed feels very protective of Dakota. Not long after they meet the two are sharing a bed, quickly after a home, and even faster each other's troubles. Including Dakota's ex-boss that thinks No means Yes and feels that he has a claim on the young dancer, regardless of his relationship with Reed. I had one teensy little issue with the story, the insta-love aspect. It was conveyed well with Reed having only ever been with the one guy, his ex Mark. The there was the issue with his ex-wife and comments she would make, again explained well due to the fact that she feels Reed isn't Bi, he is gay and wasn't honest with her. That coupled with Dakota being younger and somewhat impressionable, Reed sort of being this knight in shining armor kind of guy for him. The relationship moved extremely fast though. Overall I still quite liked this book, but of course, it's Morticia Knight one of my favorite Authors. I really like the way she can write stories about varying aged characters and make each and every one relatable and believable. She has the teenage angst down, Reed's daughter when they were camping cracked me up. The older, protective, adoring side of Reed and the confused, but loyal part of Dakota that just wants to dance, be in love and loved, and take care of his little brother. Definitely worth a read. While the story can be read as a stand alone book, reading the series in order should probably be considered so you will quickly recognize key characters from the other books.

  • Ruthie Taylor
    2019-03-26 03:01

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~I am loving this series - and this one is another winner. As the net widens in Ms Knight's series, we get glimpses of previous couples as their lives intersect with the new leads. Here another police officer, Reed, who was married for many years and has a teenage daughter, finds a man that pushes all his buttons. Embarking on this new relationship, in spite of many issues is a journey of faith, but plays out beautifully for them both. There are inequalities in the relationship, yet Ms Knight has balanced them very carefully, and gives us a story which is moving, touching and incredibly hot. As I have read the rest of the series, I did trust that I knew the people would come to help, that it had to play out right, and that I would get my desired ending. I was not disappointed. If you have not read this series yet, then why not? I do recommend that you start at book 1 - but if this appeals to you, then read it first and go back and find out about the other characters who pop up here too.

  • Angie
    2019-04-07 00:20

    ~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review TeamI am all for insta love but this one wasn’t hitting all my buttons, so it was just ok for me. There was so much angst with Dakota’s ex-boss that I think that seemed to be the focus when I wanted more Reed and Dakota. I liked how Dakota knew what he wanted with Reed and went after it. I also wanted more about Dakota and his brother, we got some of that in the epilogue but I wanted more in the book and I wanted to see Dakota and Reed’s daughter interact which we don’t see until the epilogue either. It was an ok book and if you have read the entire series I am sure you will want to read it, it just wasn’t one of the better ones in the series in my opinion. Characters: well written and easy to relate to Sex: yes Religious: noWould I recommend to others: yesMore than one book in the series: yes Genre: M/M/RomanceWould I read more by this author: yes~Wicked Reads Review Team~

  • Riina Y.T.
    2019-04-18 21:53

    I love, love, love this series! Dakota and Reed were one of the loveliest couples so far, and overall just wonderful characters. Dokata especially is such a sweetheart, and I loved how he cared for his younger brother, who we didn't see as much of as I would have liked. And that coming from someone who doesn't like a lot of family drama! =D I'm just curious how it will work out for them in the future. Hope you'll bring them back again at some point. Reed was fun too, great guy!! Loved how he cared for Dakota. Ah. They just had that beautiful, brilliant chemistry I live for :)Thank you, Morticia! I had a blast with your guys, as always.

  • Chris
    2019-04-01 05:14

    Sadly this was not one of my favourites from this author. I didn't feel a connection with either character and just felt like the story had a stilted flow. Too many things going on in a short book makes it choppy and rushed. 2.5 stars this time

  • Tammy
    2019-04-02 05:10

    Blog Post: has been stripping at The Glitter Boys in Vegas for a while now but things are going downhill faster than he could’ve imagined. Ted the stage manager just wouldn’t get the hint that Dakota would never be interested in him, Yuri, the owner thinks he’s just playing hard to get but Dakota would be starring in his porn movies! On top of all that Dakota learns his teenage brother Donovan has run away from home, again. Dakota only needs a few more months of stripping to be able to afford the aerial dance lessons he’s so desperate to have. Yuri decides to take matters into his own hands and gives Dakota a warning, he either goes to live with Yuri and becomes his “lover”, agrees to star in his porn movies and continue to not only strip at Glitter Boys but do whatever/whoever Yuri tells him to then Dakota would be allowed to live.Dakota has enough and goes into hiding but he can’t do that very well when he has to look for his brother and strip at another club so that he can have a place to live and eat. It’s on one night when Dakota is on his way to the LGBTQ teen shelter to have a look around and possibly find out if Donny is staying there that he meets Reed a police officer with the Las Vegas police Department. Reed meets Dakota when he and his partner Carlos have finished dealing with their call-out to an incident at the teen shelter and Dakota is trying to get inside the shelter to see if it’s possibly his younger brother who was one of the victims. Reed can’t believe how attracted he is to a complete stranger. The next time they meet is when Reed and Carlos answer a call-out to an assault outside of a strip club. The person being assaulted is Dakota, the person doing the assaulting is Yuri. Yuri runs of course and Dakota is left to explain to the hot cop that Yuri is his ex-boss and had decided that Dakota was his and he wasn’t letting him go. When Dakota explains he’s still searching for his brother, Reed decides he has to help him because as an officer he knows of places where runaways and homeless people stay. Once they find Donny, Dakota then has to follow procedures to get custody of him. Both Reed and Dakota then have to decide are they going to act on their attraction. Not only will they have their hands full with Donny but they also have Reeds daughter to help get adjusted to the fact that her father is in a committed relationship with a man. I have to admit I love Morticia’s Sin City Uniforms series and Strip Search is another winner. I would recommend to everyone that if they haven’t started reading this series, they need to!

  • QUEERcentric Books
    2019-03-28 01:12

    Reviewed by Jay Chase for QUEERcentric Books3.5 starsStrip Search by Morticia Knight is a multifaceted story with a cast of characters including strippers, sleazy bosses, adorably naive cops, and toppy twinks. It’s number seven in the Sin City Uniforms series but can stand on its own.STRIPPERS, SLEAZY BOSSES, ADORABLY NAIVE COPS, AND TOPPY TWINKS.Officer Reed is co-parenting his beloved daughter Kelli with his friend and ex-wife Serena. He’s fully aware of his bisexuality, but until now that aspect of his life has been largely unexplored. His one attempt to date a man ended on a less than promising note, so he’s focused his attention on dating women ever since.Then he meets Dakota.Dakota has his sights set on being a professional dancer. His job stripping at Glitter Boys is just a step on his career path. His life is complicated enough by a sleazy boss who wants to have him and own him. Finding out his little brother Donny ran away from home (and their abusive father) and is now missing ratchets up the tension even more.Dakota knows first-hand what it’s like on the streets and doesn’t want that for his brother. Add in the guilt he feels for leaving Donny in the first place and he’s dead-set on becoming Donny’s guardian. He just has to find him first.During his search Dakota encounters Officer Reed at a LGBTQ+ shelter and solicits his help. With everything going on Dakota and Reed grow close in a somewhat instalove kind of way. Officer Reed explores his gay side with the help of his twinky dancer.REED EXPLORES HIS GAY SIDE WITH THE HELP OF HIS TWINKY DANCERWorking together, and learning from each other along the way, makes Dakota and Reed an adorable couple. Neither has all the answers, but by joining forces and calling upon their resources they strive to overcome all the barriers to their happiness.Strip Search is about finding that true person who completes you. Switching the perceived roles of tough guy and twink was refreshing, and allowed the characters to complement each other in unexpected ways. Through their escapades Dakota and Reed open up to each other, settle their pasts and insecurities, and look forward to the future. The drama, exploration, and cuteness all contribute to an ultimately pleasing read.

  • The Novel Approach Reviews
    2019-04-15 01:10

    Dakota Crane’s goal is to become a pro aerial dancer, but to achieve that goal, as well as earn money for classes and make the rent, he’s taken a job as a stripper at a seedy club. However, Yuri, the owner of the club, wants Dakota for more than just dancing; he wants Dakota to be in porn films, and then to keep Dakota for himself. Dakota’s scared and the only thing he can do to get away from this man is quit the club altogether. Along with the threat of Yuri, Dakota finds himself in the midst of finding his missing brother, Donny, and trying to save him from living in an abusive environment.Officer Reed Armstrong is just the everyday, no nonsense type of guy. Doing his job and keeping people safe is his goal. After a stabbing incident at the LGBTQ teen shelter, Reed is approached by Dakota while searching for Donny. Reed helps Dakota out at the shelter, and they both feel an immediate attraction toward each other. Although they part ways after that, a future incident brings Reed and Dakota together once more.Strip Search is book seven in the Sin City Uniform series by Morticia Knight. I really liked the solidness of both the MCs, Dakota and Reed. Dakota is a young man trying to earn a living to reach his goal, and be a guardian to his thirteen-year-old brother. He shows a lot of maturity in dealing with his and Reed’s personal lives. Reed had a solid marriage for over thirteen years, and has a fourteen-year-old daughter, Kelli, who he loves and spends time with. He eventually ended up facing the facts that he was bisexual, but his ex-wife believed he was gay. He had relationships with both males and females, but they never lasted because of his job and having a child. I liked the father and daughter relationship; you could really feel the warmth between them. Reed also becomes a strong support system for Kelli, Donny and Dakota.Strip Search is an easy to follow, well-written story that has some tense moments. I thought the plot was good and added another sweet couple to the Sin City Uniform series.Reviewed by Maryann for The Novel Approach Reviews

  • Molly Lolly
    2019-03-30 23:10

    Original review on Molly LollyThree and a half stars!I wanted to like this story more than I wound up being able to. Reed and Dakota work well together and they help each other overcome some of their problems. But I was disheartened by the lack of depth into the issues the story went. Both of their problems were glossed over and then kind of magically got better by the end of the book. The tension with Reed’s ex never got discussed or confronted. The problems facing Dakota to gain custody of his brother reached a peek, and then the epilogue is six months later and they’re a happy family. Dakota’s ex boss has increasing levels of crazy, and again it comes to a head but in the epilogue things are just better without seeing how they all got there. There’s definite effort put in to make these plot points work and have them be an important part of the story. Sadly it just didn’t work and felt like an afterthought.I really liked Dakota and Reed. These two guys are upfront about who and what they are. They don’t hide or try to sugarcoat their life. I love how open and honest they are with each other. I love how Reed owns his bisexuality despite not having much experience with guys. I love that Dakota pretty much goes “ok, thanks for sharing” and rolls on with his attraction to Reed. I enjoyed how Dakota was afraid Reed would judge him for his job but wouldn’t apologize for being a stripper and using it as a way to practice for the career he wants and is actively working towards. These two characters were amazing and I would love for them to be explored more and show that strength and overall awesomeness. It’s just some of the story around them didn’t really get explored the way it could have.

  • Tina
    2019-04-18 04:06

    Strip Search by Morticia Knight is the seventh book in the Sin City series, I have not read the books in order, and I was not lost at all. We do have POV's of both Dakota and Reed in this book, but mostly it is Dakota. He has a rich back story, and he is going through a ton, this makes him a very layered character. On one hand his is in need of being rescued but on the other side of that coin he is much stronger for all he has gone through. I liked this about him. He might come off as a fragile flower but truthfully underneath it all he is made of steel. He has a big heart for other people, even when he is in need of help, he takes others feelings and circumstances into consideration. I loved that he is a dancer who is gifted. Fit with his personality.Reed is super protective, so being a police officer is the perfect job for him. He gets to let out his protective instincts in a job he is very good at. He is divorced and has a little girl. He has her part time. I liked getting the back story with her too. She was perfect, sometimes kids are not portrayed well in books, but in this one I really felt the dimension to her as well as her father.There are some rough scenes in this book. Couple of very near rapes that some readers might find a bit gritty, but again it all ads to the nature of this book. I really loved the balance Ms. Knight brings to her characters. Makes me want to read more by her too. When you want a well rounded, gritty, MM novel I would suggest this one highly. Five Shooting Stars

  • Andrea Goodell
    2019-04-12 22:17

    Publisher’s Note: This book can be read as part of a series or as a standalone novel.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Listening to Andrea LeeTAGMy first in this series by Ms. Knight but certainly not my first book by this super creative word smith.Okay, to be honest, I was not 100 percent in love with this book. The writing was brilliant, as normal, the characters just the right amount of sass, bad ass, heart stomping, and heart stopping, but something just didn’t click for me. That doesn’t mean I won’t be trying the rest, starting w/book one. It just maybe this pair of MC’s.Dakota is doing what he has to to better himself, and at this moment it’s stripping, but he never takes it further than the dance floor and that’s starting to become a real problem.Reed, finds himself insta attracted to this waif thin mess of a man and can’t help himself, his protective instincts come out.Dakota, with his upbringing and his current situation can’t help but be warring of a cop that wants to help, does he just want help or can he actually want a relationship. You get why he asks these questions and its nice to see the barriers come down.Reed and Dakota fumbling there way through parenting is priceless, Now if they could fumble there way through the rest of there lives! Such a great family unit in the end.

  • Joyfully Jay
    2019-04-07 04:15

    A Joyfully Jay review. 3.75 starsStrip Search is the seventh book in Morticia Knight’s Sin City Uniforms series. While some of the previous MCs do make brief appearances, you could start here if this book appeals to you. The series continues with one of the MCs being connected to law enforcement in the area of the Las Vegas strip. These books are complete comfort reads. They are easy and quick to read, have a similar formula, have heated scenes, and a HEA waiting at the end.Dakota is a cute guy and although he is younger at 23, he definitely knows what he wants from a career and a man and he just has to get there. He is mature and focused and is scared and concerned for his brother when he runs away. Being a stripper was never his dream, but it pays well and allows him to keep training for the performance job that he really wants. But now, his boss Yuri not only wants Dakota for himself, but wants Dakota to star in his porn films, and Dakota wants no part of any of it.Read Michelle's review in its entirety here.

  • Avid Reader
    2019-04-12 23:14

    Strip Search (Sin City Uniforms #7) by Morticia Knight3.5 starsM/M RomanceI was given this book for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.Hmm, this was an OK story for me. It seemed slightly rushed through the events and while the chemistry between the characters was good, their relationship was super rushed too.I enjoyed learning about Reed and his ability to juggle a teenager and his life as a police officer. He seemed super down to earth and knew what he wanted. Having said that, I also really liked that despite his sexual orientation, he was not experienced, nor was he super shy about that fact. His education was hot.Then you have Dakota. He is somewhat of a lost soul. While he is doing what he needs to in order to achieve his goals, his family life is less than ideal. I was so happy for him that he was able to stand up to his family - to help his brother. However, even in that the issues seemed almost cut off. The book is somewhat slow and then jumps ahead. So, while I enjoyed the story, it was not my favorite of this series.

  • Monika
    2019-04-11 22:03

    I liked this story well enough but after reading the previous 6 books in this series this one just felt like more of the same. I liked Dakota and Reed and I liked that Reed is bi, I actually thought that was well done and there aren't enough stories with bi characters, but to be honest except for the strong physical attraction I'm not sure what pulled them together. As stand-a-lones I think these stories work but reading them back-to-back was almost like reading the same story over and over again just with different characters. Knowing what I know now I wish I had read them in between other reads. All the books in this series are fast, easy reads that are light on angst, heavy on attraction (insta-lust/love) and finding "the one". I wouldn't discount reading them I just wouldn't recommend reading them back-to-back.

  • Diverse
    2019-03-28 04:17

    Morticia’s Sin City Uniforms series is addicting. I loved the premise of Strip Search. Stripper with a bad boss, trying to save up for a dream, desperate for the safety of his brother… enter strong, gorgeous, stable Reed! Cop and a stripper! COME ON it’s a book made in heaven!Many time with a series, with so many characters you think they all will take on the same personalities. This is book 7 and I’m amazed how Morticia has not fallen into that trap. Each character is unique and in Strip Search we meet more wonderful players. As always Morticia has written a story with lust, love, fluff, and suspense. There’s a mixture to her work and she always balances things out perfectly. Nothing is ever saturated in one element and I always love that about her stories. This is a fabulous addition to this already wonderful series.