When his precocious daughter is accepted into a hipster private school – Theodore Sway sacrifices his ego, his morals, and his body hair so Lulu isn’t damned to a life of ramen noodles and broken dreams.
Theo takes a job at Trance; the city’s only women’s club, and soon becomes its star attraction. That still isn’t enough to pay his daughter’s tuition and the ever-rising cost of his San Francisco neighborhood. With the help of Rico, a fellow entertainer and part-time pimp; Theo earns extra cash through a series of hilarious side jobs.
Soon, Theo’s sexy stage persona becomes a liability and threatens his role as the world’s okayest dad.
Oh, man. I got to say that when I started reading this book forever ago—more like yesterday morning—I really, really didn’t think I would end up liking it. But the more I read, the more I started appreciating its beauty.
Got Mine is definitely one of those books you need to keep reading to eventually be able to see the amazingness inside it, just like a diamond in the rough.
Theo is a single dad. Basically, he’s a mom and a dad and everything his daughter, Lulu, needs him to be. He’s had a million and one jobs here and there but none of them have lasted long and the pay barely covered his and Lulu’s expenses.
When Lulu turns out to be an incredibly intelligent little girl and gets offered the opportunity to study in a private—and very expensive—school, Theo decides she deserves a brighter future than the one she’ll probably have if she doesn’t take this chance.
So he works his butt off—literally—and shaves every single hair on his body to become a stripper at Trance and earn some big bucks. When working at the club is not enough to pay for school and a rent that keeps getting higher and higher, he starts taking some very unusual and embarrassing requests that may or may not have a secret meaning behind them.
For a split second everything is going smoothly, until Lulu’s mom decides to come back and redeem herself as a mom.
At first, Theo seemed like a very bland character to me. I didn’t like the way he expressed himself. Everything about him seemed sexual and crude, very fuck boy-ish. This is a bit harsh but I thought he was as deep as a puddle.
About half way though the story, I started changing my mind about him. Turns out he is actually just a human being like all of us and he’s beyond perfect but he’s definitely an amazing father and he is caring and he is definitely not as deep as a puddle. Theo’s a bit rough around the edges but he’s a very sensible character and I respect him and admire the heck out of him.
I fell head over heels with the realness of this story. It was like a crazy ride of amazingness to read the things a father is capable of doing in order to give her daughter a better life than the one they have. To read the drama involving Lulu’s mom and the friends-who-used-to-have-benefits relationship Theo has with a very lovely girl who’s been there for him when no one else was. To read about the mysterious woman who keeps requesting Theo do some very unusual jobs.
Add to everything the incredibly hilarious and embarrassing moments that Theo has to go through doing his little side jobs and you got yourself a winner.
This book surprised the heck out of me. Nicole Loufas sure does her best to improve every single time she writes another book.
Got Mine is a very unique story and I honestly don’t think you’ll be able to find a story like this one anywhere else. It is a story that will slowly make its way inside your heart. It will make you crave for more and more until there are no more pages left.