Monday, February 10

Review: Strip Me Bare by Marissa Carmel

Title: Strip Me Bare
By: Marissa Carmel
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
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I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me bare.

Do you ever stop loving someone just because they’re gone?

Five years ago, Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remington’s life without leaving so much as a post-it note behind. He was the one she gave her heart to, her soul to and her virginity to. So imagine her surprise when she finds him dancing at one of NYC’s hottest male reviews as Jack the Stripper.

Ryan never stopped loving Alana, and now that she serendipitously dropped back into his life, he’s vowed never to lose her again. But being together has its costs, and challenges Alana isn’t sure she can handle. She finally has Ryan back; but how in the world is she supposed to share the love of her life with half of the women in New York City?

I first was a little iffy when starting this story because once Ryan makes an appearance, which is in the first chapter, I felt like it was a Ping-Pong match with Alana and how she felt about him.  One hour she longed for him and missed him terribly, the next hour she was infuriated with him because he left one night five years ago.  It took me a while to really understand why this all came about but after hearing Ryan’s story and seeing how truly infatuated with Alana he was, I couldn’t help but love him. 

At first, I thought this book was going to be a lovey-dovey story about how two complete opposites meet and are torn apart but strive to over come what society throws at them.  However, I came to find out that there are a lot more dark undertones in this story that I expect.  It was a nice plot twist because it really made me care for the characters and want their happiness at full force. 

I applaud the unconditional love that Ryan and Alana exhibited to each other.  Ryan’s a stripper and Alana supported him throughout the whole book (doesn’t mean that she liked it however.)  Each worked towards their goal and supported one another.  It sincerely made them a perfect couple.

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