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The Lonely Spinsters Club: Kendall (Book 1) by Daphne Hargrow


She doesn’t have time for a relationship, but maybe she could swing a one-night stand. After all, he’s just a stripper, so no need to worry about the future… or a broken heart.

Kendall has it all: a soaring law career, a bank account filled with cash, and an apartment overlooking the Chicago River. Her life couldn’t get any better; at least that’s what she thinks before she hosts a bachelorette party for her younger cousin, Ruthie.

What starts out as a low-key soiree quickly turns into an evening of debauchery when two strippers show up unexpectedly. During their act, Kendall can’t keep her eyes off the dark and stoic Giovanni. Fueled by too many Moscow Mules and ignited by the male form, her suppressed desire smolders.  

With the prodding of her older cousin Freya, Kendall pursues a one-night stand with Gio. But when she realizes she wants more, Kendall is forced to reexamine her priorities as well as her lifelong definition of success.


Maybe some women could have a career and a relationship, but not her. She didn’t possess the gene that allowed so many other women to manage complicated lives. She had picked her path nine years ago, and she would stay the course.

Kendall is a busy corporate attorney working on becoming a partner in the law firm. She doesn’t have time for a relationship…with a sexy stripper. Perhaps a relationship with no strings, but the more she gets to know him, the more she wants him. Can she let him go?

Giovanni (Gio) is struggling to keep his coffee shop going and stripping on the side to make ends meet to make a better life for his daughter. When he meets Kendall, he thought he could keep it casual until she left, but he’s in love with her. Can he let her go?

There is plenty of fun interaction between Kendall and her family, but I would have liked to have learned more about Gio and his family. It wasn’t until over halfway through the book when we found out about Gio’s daughter.

A nice debut romance with more books to come about Kendall’s cousins and sister.

This book was provided for free with no expectation of a positive review given.



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Daphne Hargrow is a romance writer, avid reader, and novice yogi. She has also published a few young adult novels under a different name. When Daphne is not writing, thinking about writing, or reading about writing, she watches YouTube conspiracy videos and dreams of the day when she, too, can join the ranks of the Illuminati.

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