By: Jasinda Wilder
My Copy: Ebook from Author
So how did I get myself into this situation, you ask? Simple: desperation. When you're faced with being homeless and hungry or taking off your clothes for money, the choice is easier than you'd imagine. That doesn't make it easy, though. Oh no. I hate it, in fact. There's nothing I'd like more than to quit and never go into another bar again, never hear the techno beat pulsing in my ears again, never feel the lecherous gazes of horny men again.
Then, one day, I meet a man. He's in my club, front and center. He watches me do my routine, and his gaze is full of hunger. Not the kind of desire I'm used to though. It's something different. Something hotter, deeper, and more possessive. I know who he is; of course I do. Everyone knows who Dawson Kellor is. He's People Magazine's Sexiest Man alive. He's the hottest actor in Hollywood. He's the man hand-picked for the role of Rhett Butler in the long-awaited remake of Gone With the Wind.
He's the kind of man who can have any woman in the entire world with a mere crook of his finger. So what's he doing looking at me like he has to have me? And how do I resist him when he looks at me with those intoxicating, changeable, quicksilver eyes?
I'm a virgin, and he's an American icon of male sexuality. I'm a stripper, and he's a man used to getting anything and everything he wants. And he wants me. I know I should say no, I know he's the worst kind of player…but what my mind knows, my body and my heart may not.
And then things get complicated.
Cover alone will grab the eye before even the first page is turned. Stripped was nothing that like what I expected. Grey’s character is easily sympathized, and every minute I spent with her through these pages was deep and emotional. This young girl with absolute no one to turn too was heartbreaking. As a religious person it was hard to see the deep and blinding view of Grey’s families faith, but the reality is that this is a very realistic situation. For Dawson to be the knight in shining armor that brings that first glimpse of hope was incredible. I loved his character from the start. Movie Star with a deserved bad name finds his redemption in the protection and safety of a needful girl that he just happens to fall in love with. It is a slightly cliché story, but it rose to splendor with Wilder’s presentation. In the end I only have a couple thoughts that brought this story back down from amazing. First, I understand the sheltered and protected family, but I have a hard time grasping that it is possible for this young girl to go out into the world still blindingly naive. As Grey repetitively runs from Dawson she is brought back again and again to the values that were instilled by her family, no matter how wrongly seeded they were. As I watched these situations unfolded I questioned how she could not see she was misguided, and how could she not learn from all of the experiences while on her own. This is simply my impress of the story, and even without it it was a tremendous story with overwhelming emotional story. Every story of Jasinda Wilder keeps me coming back for more. I love her style, and I am always anxious for more.