Stopping at a strip club from his younger days, former Army Captain Thomas Wylie wants nothing more than the best pork rub in all of Memphis. But the club has changed. Like Wylie, it's gotten harder and rough around the edges.
Determined to finish his limp cheeseburger and leave, he's all but out the door when a plus-size beauty walks on stage and starts to dance amid catcalls and disgruntled hisses.
Working the pole under the stage name of Gaia, Rhea Butler knows she's more than twice the size of the next largest dancer at the club. She's reminded three times a night, six nights a week as she starts each shift and has to win the audience over one jeering patron at a time.
Rhea doesn't want the men's admiration, just their money. She has a debt she can never work off, but she's doing the best she can, one dance at a time. She's certain that's all life has on tap for her -- until Wylie shows up at her other job determined to prove her wrong.
Heroes out of Uniform are standalone shorts, novellas and novels featuring men with military backgrounds. What sets these titles apart from other stories I have with soldiers and sailors is the SWEETNESS factor. These men are protective and fierce, but they aren’t into being an alphahole.