PPFF Rating: 5/5 Stars
This Stripped isn’t anything like that other Stripped.
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.
“Ah, that must be the problem, because you’re the definition of prude. When Webster was talking to Merriam about that entry, your name came up.”
I’m in his face, so close to him that I can feel his warm breath. “At least my picture isn’t in the Wiki entry for male slut.”
The Ferro Family. Reminds me so much of one of my favorite chocolates – Ferrero Rocher – expensive and downright delicious. Cute little inside joke or lame? Lol. Don’t worry, Stripped #1 isn’t lame at all. It’s another one of those f*ked up stories that we all love or hate. Family drama, you know the drill and boy does this family have a lot, and then some.
I haven’t read H.M. Ward‘s Damaged and The Arrangement series and to be honest, I’m not sure I really want to. I guess it’s only just the youngest Ferro brother who’s piqued my interest.
Stripped follows the story – past and present – of Jonathan Ferro and Cassie Hale, Jon, the playboy, had the shock of his life when the used to be very virgin Cassie, who was the woman he loved and also broke his heart, turned out to be the main stripper he had hired for his older brother’s bachelor party.
So what happened to make her stray far from her prudish beliefs? What went wrong? Well, you have to read the book to find out.
What I can I say for sure is that I loved it and I can’t wait for the second installment. It’s not a long book so you won’t have to bother with any unnecessary drama. Jon and Cassie were great characters and I enjoyed their banter during the backstory so overall, it was a quick and entertaining read for me. I also want to point out that there isn’t a really big cliffhanger but obviously the ending has gotten me wanting more. Just when the truth has finally come out… I turn the page to see STRIPPED #2 COMING SOON. *sighs* It can’t come soon enough.