Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Author: Brooklyn Skye
Release date: May 14th 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
Series: N/A
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: Itching For Books
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes and Noble 
Add to your library: Goodreads

“I like you.” His voice is low and soft, which I don’t deserve. I look away, down the rutted parking lot.
“Don’t... waste those words on me.”
He touches my cheek. “You just need someone to show you.”
“No.” I ease back again. “I don’t. So please, Torrin, stop trying to swoop in and save me. I don’t need saving.”

College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But when she is forced into nude modeling at a local college to support her family after a bankruptcy, she begins to crack, just enough to let Torrin, the university’s top varsity oarsman, see that the real Quinn is not as feisty and unapproachable as she wants everyone to think. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine. (via Goodreads)

I totally fell for that cover. It's like one of those pictures you see in tumblr which gives you a warm feeling. I'm serious, okay. I love those pictures! So whoever made that cover, I totally love you!

I honestly thought that this will be like the other contemporary romance novels wherein the male interest is a cocky guy who has a big heart. Absolutely wrong. Then that guy will save the sister left behind. Wrong again. How can I be so wrong in all accounts?

Quinn's situation thoroughly reminded me of Harper from Saving June since Harper's sister, June also committed suicide. But sure though, the reason for committing suicide were different and I guess, no matter what the reason is, it is that heavy. And we are in no position to condemn or judge that person. No matter what. Even if both books contain suicide, Stripped wasn't that really much centered on it. Sure, Quinn was so affected by it. But there were other factors that were present which I think also played a big role to Quinn's life. So there was a bigger story than just the suicide.

Quinn's life wasn't just affected by her sister's suicide. Her family was bankrupt since his father was removed because of an incident. Someone mysterious was involved in that incident. That someone wasn't really a surprised. It was too obvious, I think. Even if it was, I still felt that pain when secrets came out. I guess everyone will always be in denial when secrets came out. That's what totally happened to Quinn!

Quinn guarded herself because she thought that her sister committed suicide because of a boy. But sometimes, what we know is far from the truth. And really, the people who are so close to us will do their best to conceal some truths because they think it's the best for us. But of course, we don't see it that way! So I don't really blame Quinn's parents for not telling her everything about her sister's suicide and her father's job incident. Although I think it's the parents responsibility to be open to their kids, you know. They can't expect their children to be open to them when they're not even doing it themselves.

I'm mentioning Torrin last because well, it's been awhile since I swooned. Seriously, though, Torrin was such a nice guy. He did a lot of things for Quinn. I especially loved it when he was being a gentleman! No words are coming out so you better read to know how great he really was with Quinn even if she was being stubborn. Really. I. Love. Torrin. No. Kidding.

Stripped is a nice touching read that will make you think about your own life's circumstances. It will make you swoon for Torrin and feel loved too! And, it will let you realize that sometimes, there are things in life which we just have to accept and learn to live with in order for us to move on.


His hands flip up. "Call it what you want. Doesn't matter 'cause you won't let anyone in. You're like this package that refuses to be opened, a lockbox with no key. You're going to die a lonely, sad, old lady."

"Realism. These pictures remind me something can have a flaw and still be beautiful." 

"What're you so afraid of? Being in love is natural and wonderful and you shouldn't deprive yourself."

Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by out tears once in a while, so we can see life with a clearer view again. 

"I'm not okay with what your sister did. But sometimes God creates mountains in live. Trials." She lays her hand on her chest, taps one finger twice. "And you have to find the strength within to climb them."

  About the Author 

Brooklyn Skye grew up in a small town where she quickly realized writing was an escape from small town life. Really, she’s just your average awkward girl who’s obsessed with words. Her Best Selling New Adult debut, STRIPPED, is out NOW! Represented by Bree Ogden of D4EO Literary Agency.




Great review & quotes. Thanks for participating :)


Thank you, Shane! I really liked this. Glad I signed up. :D


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