DeAnna Reviews: Stripped 1 by H.M. Ward

by DeAnna on October 27, 2014

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
DeAnna Reviews: Stripped 1 by H.M. WardStripped by H.M. Ward
Series: Stripped #1
Published by Laree Bailey Press on 2013-09-02
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Pages: 330
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars
There are some relationships that destroy your faith in people. They make you jaded and hard, irrevocably changing you forever. I wish I could say that I hate her, I wish I could walk away and never look back, but I can't... I have to save her.

The woman who stole my heart and crushed it in her hand disappeared from my life 3 years ago. So when I see her at a bachelor party, half naked, rolling around on the floor with another stripper, I'm shocked. I have to know what cracked Cassie Hale's picture perfect world that landed her in this hellhole, and I hope that I'm not so bitter that I can't help her escape.

After finishing the Trystan Scott series, I was very anxious to get back to The Arrangement series, but I had some more books that I had to read before I could get there. Stripped was the first of those. I was a little hesitant at first because I really just wanted more Sean and Avery, but I figured it would be good.

I was a little thrown at first.  Stripped starts off some time after the end of Damaged 2, and after two chapters, it jumps back in time by three years. I had a harder time getting into this part, but once it jumped back to the future, I was completely invested and had to see what would happen next.

I definitely see some similarities between a lot of the characters in Holly’s books, but they’re still enjoyable. I had a feeling something was going to happen, but it hasn’t come up yet. I don’t know for sure that it won’t in the sequel, though, but I’m hoping it doesn’t.

I was actually surprised by the ending. Usually there’s a major cliffhanger in Holly’s books, and there wasn’t a huge one here. I’m still looking forward to see what will happen next, though!

DeAnna

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