“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. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer JO~”Book Whisperer wrote this review Wednesday, October 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i liked this book more than i thought i would - it was predictive but enjoyed it nonetheless... dawson and grey are a great couple with great chemistry...”Lindsay R wrote this review Friday, September 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So I finally got to stop and read this book that I have heard such amazing things about. And as I sit here all I can really think is, well it was good but it wasn't ranked up there with the best that I have ever read. So I will go ahead and start with the characters. Here we have Grey, yes I like the name but at the same time I kept flashing back to FSOG. I just couldn't help it but that didn't really bother me. She had to grow up a sheltered pastors daughter in Georgia. And if you know anything about the south, then you know some of these people are serious about church. I loved it when she would stand up and fight for herself, she would fight to get what she wanted. But then at times it seemed she was almost lost and wasn't even sure what she was fighting for. It almost seemed to me that by the end of the book she never really got to find herself. But that's just my opinion. And then we have rich boy actor Dawson, all yummy bad boy. It seemed he had no idea who he was either. he just partied harder and harder did his job and whatever chick was with him for the night. But somehow these two damaged souls found each other and magically through all the tears and fears(hehe) they came together and lived happily ever after. Yay!
Ok so I didn't really like this story, I caught myself skimming through parts of it because I would get bored. Couldn't help it. The characters just drove me nuts. I just never really got them, I couldn't connect with them. I hate it when that happens, it can kill a book for me. They just seemed so fake and annoyingly whinny at times and come on really, their love just seemed so forced. I didn't feel their love for each other, it didn't move me at all. It was just kind of icky. Ok enough with my gripping. On to the good stuff, I will honestly tell you that in the first few chapters, I cried. Oh I cried A LOT! Now that stuff there got me and I believed it fully. And sweet holy moly the sex in this book was just earth shattering. Yeah I stole that from the book. But goodness, I needed a fan, a glass of ice water and a cold shower all in one. I mean maybe if all the passion that was put into these scenes was used throughout the whole book, I would of loved maybe even craved this book. But sigh that was about all there was for me. Oh and I liked a few of the songs in the playlist.
My song for this book - What Happens Now? by Lex Land”