Sunday, March 15, 2015

Review: Love the Way You Lie ( Stripped #1 ) by Skye Warren

Love the Way You Lie by Skye Warren
Excerpt

A dark romance about the lies that lead us down… 

I’ll do anything to get safe, even if that means working at the scariest club in town.

I’ll do anything to stay hidden, even if it means taking off my clothes for strangers.

I’ll do anything to be free. Except give him up. 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 one man who wants to help me, but he has his own agenda. He has questions I can’t answer. What are you afraid of?

You.


Genre

Suspense

Review

After reading the prequel, I think like everyone else, we wanted Clara and Gio's story! I mean come on, you can't left us hanging without knowing what happened to that poor guy.

Moving on, this book is about Clara's older sister, Honor. If you read the prequel, you will have a better understanding about their circumstances. They flee their mobster father because he was putting out his own daughters to the wolves. Honor had enough when she learn that Clara will be the next victim, so they flee.

Now Honor is working as a stripper cum hooker. While Clara is all lock up in a seedy motel. Then there is this mystery guy, Kip. He is the first customer that evoke some feeling out of Honor, who was numbed to them all. Throughout their time together, I intrigue with Kip. I want to know his story and his motive. I knew he is hiding something, that something had everything to do about Honor.

First of all, I had no problem with reading about a hooker heroine, but from what I know of Honor's history I don't understand her motivation at all. She used to be fuck by her fiance, now she is fuck by random guys who pay her. Where is the strength, where is the backbone? I felt like the aftermath of her heroic attempt at fleeing, she ended up without an endgame. What did she want to achieve? Do she really think her seedy boss is going to solve her problem?

Kip is the mysterious guy that I want to unravel all his secrets. But the whole deal about the secret came a little too late and the problem was solve a little too fast. This book reminds me too much of Monster in His Eyes. I know many love that book, but it just didn't capture my attention because the meat of the story only happened towards the end. 

I'm still eager for Gio's story though and I'm disappointed that the next book is about Blue, the bouncer. Hmm...

Rating 3/5

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