Got STRIPPED? Review and Giveaway

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Contemporary New Adult Romance

by Brenda Rothert

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StrippedSummary from Goodreads:  Abby Gillis is used to being called a promiscuous, uneducated whore. It’s all in a day’s work when you’re a stripper. Since her job allows her to support her siblings, 24-year-old Abby takes it all off in stride. She’s never had trouble keeping men at arm’s length – until she meets ER physician Chris Reneau, who is sexy, sweet and interested in more than what’s beneath her clothes. As their relationship unfolds, Abby becomes increasingly aware of the desire building in her for the first time, and of her yearning to be wanted by the one man who truly sees all of her.

Commitment-averse Chris finds himself in uncharted territory. He wants Abby, that’s clear, but he can’t accept not having all of her. As the distance between them erodes, he tries to convince Abby to give up stripping for a chance at something real.

As the two of them get closer, Abby realizes that truly baring it all has nothing to do with her body. Chris makes her feel more exposed than she ever has, and she has to grapple with what’s left when her notions about herself and those around her are stripped away, leaving only the naked truth.

My review:
STRIPPED is a solid story. Abby is a young compassionate woman caring for her brother, two half-sisters and her addict mother by stripping. She’s clean–no drug use, no alcohol abuse, no easy catch–setting her wholly apart from the stripper paradigm. She respects herself and doesn’t let her history of being molested affect her. Much. Well, at least not when her mom calls her a whore. Or, when she pushes Chris–the tasty ER doc–away. Okay, then the molestation-survivorship totally kills her.

Still, Abby’s a college grad. She worked hard to get a good job that would support her family so she could quit stripping for her tuition money. She was nearly there when a colleague showed up for a bachelor party and recognized her. Pink slips suck.

Chris is kind, and attentive, and not going to date a stripper. That’s what he keeps telling himself. But he just can’t stay away. He’s wrapped up in the idea that she’s “Great…But.” So they continue to meet and he develops a sincere affection for her. Then HIS work colleagues learn of her work and show up in her club one night to torment her, making Abby feel horrid and cheap–mission accomplished for the jealous nurse who chases Chris.

Lots of fits and starts for this couple, and much drama surrounding Abby and her molester–the father of her two half-sisters. Also, the skeevy side of stripping gets loose and Abby finds herself under the careful attention of a stalker with a giant fist. Enough drama to keep the story moving and enough smexy bits to remind you this is a romance, baby. Suitable for older readers due to the smexy.


About the Author
Brenda Rothert lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three sons. She was a daily print journalist for nine years, during which time she enjoyed writing a wide range of stories.

These days Brenda writes New Adult Romance in the Contemporary and Dystopian genres.
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The V Card. Virgin. Most of us want to punch that sucker ASAP, and hide the fact until then, but not Cassie Hale. Three years ago she frickin’ covered hers in glitter and laminated the thing, proudly telling me that she’s waiting for the perfect guy.
So when I see her half-naked, tangled together, rolling around on the floor with another stripper, I’m kind of shocked. Okay, that’s an understatement. I’m enthralled. I have to know what cracked her picture perfect world and landed her here, and I hope it’s something horrible-an event that broke her the way she broke me. Because, that’s who Cassie Hale is–the woman who stole my heart and crushed it in her hand.

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H.M. Ward is the #1 bestselling New Adult author in the world, having sold over 2 million books in 2013. This NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, and Amazon #1 bestselling writer’s series include: THE FERRO FAMILY: DAMAGED, THE ARRANGEMENT, and STRIPPED; as well as SCANDALOUS, TRYSTAN SCOTT, and SECRETS. Ward was recently featured in FORBES, the WALL STREET JOURNAL, and the WASHINGTON POST.
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