Welcome to the Living Fictitiously stop on the Stripped blog tour hosted by YA Bound. Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!
by Brooklyn Skye
Summary from 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.
This was a fun read for me. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good love story without crass sexual exchanges. Stripped is the story of a young woman who is facing some difficult challenges, while trying to discover who she is and what she really wants. It's full of secrets and regret and guilt, but most of all it's about learning how to love and be loved. It's one of those books that most people can relate to even though the circumstances that have shaped Quinn are uncommon. Who doesn't love a good story of love.
The characters are great! I loved Torrin, and Quinn's sassy, stand-offish approach is hilarious. I have no doubt readers will fall in love with both of these broken and damaged young adults. They've both experiences hardship, and although they have each dealt with their challenges very differently, they have an intense and positive effect on one another. You won't want to miss this very endearing romance!
About the AuthorBrooklyn Skye is just your average awkward girl who's obsessed with words. She grew up in a small California town where she quickly realized writing was an easy escape from small town life.Website / Twitter / Goodreads
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