Stripped (Stripped #1) by H.M. WardStripped by H.M. Ward
Published September 2013
Series: Stripped #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
four-half-stars
Format: eBook
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There are some relationships that destroy your faith in people.They make you jaded and hard, irrevocably changing you forever. I wish I could say that I hate her, I wish I could walk away and never look back, but I can't... I have to save her.

The woman who stole my heart and crushed it in her hand disappeared from my life 3 years ago. So when I see her at a bachelor party, half naked, rolling around on the floor with another stripper, I'm shocked. I have to know what cracked Cassie Hale's picture perfect world that landed her in this hellhole, and I hope that I'm not so bitter that I can't help her escape.

This book is both a side novel and a continuation of The Arrangement and Damaged, and focuses on the third and younger brother of the Ferro family: Jonathan Ferro. The story is slightly different, yet very close to the other novels, because somehow the Ferros only fall in love with innocent strippers or call girls (well except for the middle-child, who fancies students). But other than that, it never gets old.

This story relates to Jonathan, who after years, bumps into his teenage love again and has to discover at the same that she has become a stripper despite of her convictions to wait for the right one and until her wedding night to offer herself to the one she truly loves. Great read, but with the standard H.M. Ward cliffhanger at the end!

Detailed Rating
Storyline
4 Stars
Characters
5 Stars
Writing
5 Stars
All the feels
4 Stars
Overall: four-half-stars