Love the Way You Lie
Book 1, Stripped - Stripped, No. 1
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"I've always been a fan of Skye Warren ever since I read Wanderlust. Her writing is flawless and tales captivating. Love The Way You Lie is no exception. 5 Stars." ~ Pepper Winters, New York Times bestselling author of Tears of Tess
I'll do anything to stay hidden, even if that means working at the scariest club in town. Then he shows up, mysterious and yet strangely familiar. And so damn sexy.
When he looks at me, I forget why I can't have him. He's beautiful and scarred. His body fits mine, filling the places where I'm hollow, rough where I am soft.
He's the only man who wants to help, but he has secrets of his own.
He has questions I can't answer.
I’m running from my past, but his might catch me first.
LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE is a full-length novel that does stand alone. Fair warning: contains scorching scenes in the VIP room.
Books in the Stripped series
½. Tough Love (prequel)
1. Love the Way You Lie
2. Better When It Hurts
3. Even Better
4. Pretty When You Cry
5. Caught for Christmas
6. Hold You Against Me
Praise for Love the Way You Lie:
"I LOVED it! Instantly compelling and thrillingly unpredictable, Honor and Kip's story delivers a jagged, layered and enthralling adventure that weaves darkness and light with precision and purpose." - the lusty literate
"Wow! I found Love the Way You Lie to be a dark, edgy and suspenseful romance. It's also addictive, sexy and downright dirty (in the best possible way)!" - Tina, A Reader's Review Blog
"Love The Way You Lie was heartwarming, exhilarating and tantalizing with just the right tinge of darkness." - Warhawke's Vault
4-1/2 Entrancing Stars!
This first book in Skye Warren's STRIPPED series is a darkly sensual, deeply hypnotic and intensely emotional erotic romance that keeps you enthralled from start to finish. This book is a continuation of the prequel, TOUGH LOVE, which ended with the two privileged, physically oppressed sisters, Honor and Clara, fleeing into the night to avoid a horrible fate.
As this story opens at The Grand nightclub, I was immediately drawn in by the mysterious connection between "Honey" a beautiful, bereft stripper trying to outrun a violent past, and her newly enamored customer Kip, the gruff, tough, enigmatic stranger who wants her for much more than a sultry lap dance. I felt a soul-deep compassion for the heroine as she fought tooth and nail, debasing herself in the process, to keep her precious younger sister from being ensnared back into the evil clutches of their powerful mafia family. But when forbidden passion ignites and she ends up trusting the wrong man--with her life and her tender, achingly lonely heart--her carefully constructed glass fortress could come shattering down all around her. And it's anyone's guess who will emerge unscathed!
LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE is a suspenseful and seductive novel that explores the many facets of love, lies and twisted desire. A must read that pulls at the heart strings and evokes a powerful visceral response in the reader.
I really enjoyed reading this story and I definitely recommend reading it. Definitely keeps you wanting for more.
Gritty, Nasty World
Well, I'm on the fence about this book. I started to give it only 3 stars but then decided that any book that I start reading at 3am when I can't sleep then can't put down and wind up reading it in one day is worthy of at least 4 stars, no matter what problems I see with it. I will say it definitely holds your attention and makes you want to know what happens next. I wanted to cheat so bad because the suspense of Kip's mysterious life was killing me. There was a very good storyline in this book. As far as it being dark romance, it wasn't like I thought it would be. It didn't have a lot of sex in it. And not the really raw kind I expected. Of course, the lifestyle of Honor and all the other characters was really dark. What she had to do to survive was really dark. Her whole life was dark. Even when she had been protected growing up. She grew up in a mafia home. So when she was so opposed at having a gun or even reluctant to take a taser given to her, I wanted to smack her. This was part of the story I didn't like. Maybe she had just seen too much violence to want them. I thought it should scare her into wanting a gun more. Especially how she was trying to protect her sister. But this was a minor thing. At times I felt like there were conversations between people that the reader didn't get to read. Like it was in their head but never told. Idk how to put it. It wasn't bad enough that I wouldn't buy the book though. It didn't ruin the story. I understood what was going on. I guess my biggest thing is that I wish we would've had a better introduction to Ivan and Blue. From the get go we just see how repulsive Blue is to Honor but there are hints that she always sees something "flash" in his eyes. The male characters weren't developed like I would've liked. I know they get their own books but this read like I should've known a backstory of them almost. Except crazy Byron. He was just horrible. The girls were all written so well. I hope I don't sound too negative in this review. I would recommend this to anyone because I do feel like it's a great set up of a good world. I will definitely try out the next book.