My innocence was shattered one steamy October night, when I sold my soul to the devil to pay for a week in a dirty motel room.
Thinking I could rid myself of him, I fled the safety of the nomad lifestyle I had embraced my entire life for the security of a small upstate New York town, alongside my big sister Star.
What I never anticipated was a green eyed stranger that would steal my heart and never look back. And a dark eyed man on a motorcycle, who would teach me how to trust again. Both of them completely shattering every wall I ever put up to keep men out of my vulnerable world.
I am Paisley Bloom, and this is my devastating story.
So this is not what I was expecting out of the fourth book in the Hers series. This book was action, drama, hurt, anger, pain, depression and love all wrapped up in family and friends. When I began reading this, I was taken back. Yes, it started in a very true to Dawn Robertson form, but the turn it took almost instantly just pushed me right in between the pages. Struggling to protect one character and watching another fall apart. This book had a bit of everything in it.
Paisley is just trying to get by. She has taken a job as a stripper because she knows it is a way to make fast cash. But one night is all it will take to change her life and have her running to the safety of Woodstock. But will she find what she needs and a way to heal after everything that has happened in her life or will this just be one more big slap in the face from life?
Nothing seems to go Paisley’s way until she is reunited with those she considers family. But now that so much has changed for her, can the kindness of one guy be just what she needs to pull her from the depths?
Well… I am not ruining one bit of this story for you except to say, it starts out graphic and oh my goodness, I never expected Seven to do something like that, and then I am ultimately not happy with her choice in men. But it is a great book and who am I to judge what Paisley’s heart wants?
It is so hard to discuss this book without telling you all just to go read it first. It just starts out with a big bang and the blows keep coming. I was torn between guys just as much as Paisley, I loved her character, flawed and broken but not without hope. Paisley just has to find her way in the world and she needs to start over to begin to live again.
The only thing that is really holding back that fifth star in my review is River. I just wanted so much more of him. I felt like his character was there and wasn’t and was and then he was gone again. But we never really got a look at the inner turmoil that he was dealing with and why he was so in and out of the picture. I really wanted more. I wanted to know why running was so much easier. I just struggled to understand his issue in the grand scheme of things and that drove me up the wall. There just seemed to be so much missing from his character.
This book was well written and though I think Paisley’s feelings for the guys in this book happened a lot quicker than I thought they would have after everything that happened, it didn’t stop me from rooting for them along the way.
This Girl Stripped touches on a pretty heavy topic right off the bat but it made you really understand Paisley and what was going on in her mind. So even though it was a tough subject, it was well done and added so much to the understanding of Paisley.
This is a great read and I am looking forward to more by Dawn Robertson in the future!
ABOUT DAWN ROBERTSON
Dawn Robertson is a twenty-something indie erotic romance, and mother. She lives in sunny senior citizen packed Florida, where she wrangles her kids, and Pitbull puppy.
Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids (or being run over by their power wheels), reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop (or dragging her Macbook to the Genius bar praying they can save her latest work in progress), or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message.
Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.