So how did I get myself into this situation, you ask? Simple: desperation. When you’re faced with being homeless and hungry or taking off your clothes for money, the choice is easier than you’d imagine. That doesn’t make it easy, though. Oh no. I hate it, in fact. There’s nothing I’d like more than to quit and never go into another bar again, never hear the techno beat pulsing in my ears again, never feel the lecherous gazes of horny men again.
Then, one day, I meet a man. He’s in my club, front and center. He watches me do my routine, and his gaze is full of hunger. Not the kind of desire I’m used to though. It’s something different. Something hotter, deeper, and more possessive. I know who he is; of course I do. Everyone knows who Dawson Kellor is. He’s People Magazine’s Sexiest Man alive. He’s the hottest actor in Hollywood. He’s the man hand-picked for the role of Rhett Butler in the long-awaited remake of Gone With the Wind.
He’s the kind of man who can have any woman in the entire world with a mere crook of his finger. So what’s he doing looking at me like he has to have me? And how do I resist him when he looks at me with those intoxicating, changeable, quicksilver eyes?
I’m a virgin, and he’s an American icon of male sexuality. I’m a stripper, and he’s a man used to getting anything and everything he wants. And he wants me. I know I should say no, I know he’s the worst kind of player…but what my mind knows, my body and my heart may not.
And then things get complicated.
Release date August 16, 2013
*I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
I liked Stripped, the story was different and it held my attention. One chapter in particular grabbed me the most; it’s a scene between Grey and her mother and it’s one I was able to relate to 100%, my heart broke for Grey. I give Stripped a 3.5 because as I said I liked the story line and I really liked Dawson. He showed us (and Grey) that he wasn’t the guy the media made him out to be; he was sweet, considerate, thoughtful and deep down a good guy. Grey on the other hand frustrated me at times! Grey was the pastor’s daughter, growing up in a very sheltered, EXTREMELY religious household. I couldn’t imagine what that would be like. She decides to leave home at 18 to attend USC, enrolling in their film program despite her father’s disapproval. Now after leaving home is where my frustration began, I would’ve LOVED to see her open up more, blossoming, making friends and discovering who she was. She broke free from under her fathers thumb in order to become her own person and I was waiting for that to happen. Things started moving for me once she and Dawson met, I always love reading about characters who can’t always see that just maybe, the other person is exactly the one they need. Dawson and Grey were exactly those people 🙂
I liked it, I’d give it a read
Stripped gets 3.5 stars
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. When she’s not writing, she’s probably shopping, baking, or reading.
Some of her favorite authors include Nora Roberts, JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Liliana Hart and Bella Andre.
She loves to travel and some of her favorite vacations spots are Las Vegas, New York City and Toledo, Ohio.
You can often find Jasinda drinking sweet red wine with frozen berries and eating a cupcake.
Jasinda is represented by Kristin Nelson of the Nelson Literary Agency.