Sunday, August 18, 2013

Review: Stripped by Jasinda Wilder

18108903So 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.

Stripped is about Grey Amundsen, the pastor's daughter from Georgia who has lived by her Dad's rules her whole life. She is a frustrated good girl that expresses herself through dance.

"I'm the girl who's off-limits. I'm the pastor's daughter."

"No daughter of mine will engage in any such lewd and sinful behavior as dancing… It is gross and immodest and entirely sexual.”

So when something tragic happens in her family she decides to go to collage far away and finally follow her own dreams.

Dawson Kellor - God’s gift to women, is the hot Hollywood playboy that's used to getting want he wants. And he wants is Grey.

"I'm a guy. I pee and I miss the toilet. I take shits. I eat cheeseburgers. I watch baseball and drink beer." 

Dawson saw Grey's fear and sensuality when they meet in a strip club. He knew she didn't belong. He is also doesn’t play games with Grey and is very open and honest about his feelings for her. I adored him for showing Grey her worth and how he helped Grey grow as a person.

"You're so fucking gloriously gorgeous that I literally cannot stand it. I'm having to remind myself to keep breathing, because you take my breath away."

The chemistry and heat between them is electric and I loved reading how their relationship developed. I was surprised they didn't jump off the page and consume me!

"You're the best thing that ever happened to me, Dawson Kellor." It's the last lucid thought I can express.

"You've got that backward, love." 

I would recommend this to everyone! Jasinda has a way of making you feel like your inside the story at times. She has out done herself again!

Jasinda headshotNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. When she’s not writing, she’s probably shopping, baking, or reading. ​Some of her favorite authors include Nora Roberts, JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Liliana Hart and Bella Andre. She loves to travel and some of her favorite vacations spots are Las Vegas, New York City and Toledo, Ohio. You can often find Jasinda drinking sweet red wine with frozen berries and eating a cupcake. Jasinda is represented by Kristin Nelson of the Nelson Literary Agency.