Sexy from the start, Alison Kent's latest gIRL gEAR, STRIPTEASE (4.5), has saucy, crisp dialogue and the heart-thumping sizzle we've come to expect from this author. Jacob Faulkner is gorgeous, laid-back, overly endowed with male animal qualities and a fabulous photographer as well. Computer whiz and control freak Melanie Craine is wild, smart, competitive and hates to lose. As their sparkle and sizzle turns to sex, lies and video, they discover feelings and connections that go beyond sex. But how will they work past their hang-ups about commitment to find the happily-ever-after they deserve? You'll love reading every minute of this one to find out.