So 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.
5 Steamy. SEXY. Stripped. STARS!!!
Let me just put it out there.
You want damsel-in-distress? You want a sexy read? You want to cry ugly tears and laugh out of loud at the same time? You want to swoon over a book worthy boyfriend? ....
THEN FUCKING READ STRIPPED!!!
Grey is a classically trained ballet, jazz and contemporary dancer from small town Macon, Georgia. In order to pay for college, Grey becomes a stripper. Dawson is sexy, rich, super famous movie star who meets Grey at the strip club she works at. Dawson is drawn to Grey, but Grey wants nothing but to finish school and start her career.
I loved Grey and Dawson! Grey is what I call the classic and very readable Herione. I'll say it again, I LOVE the damsel in distress story line. Who doesn't want to read about a virgin stripping her way through college? Grey's situation is sad, she's broke and all she wants to do is finish school. You feel for her, especially when she's never been on her own.
Welcome to Exotic Nights, Grey, Oh, and you may a stage name.
And then there is Dawson...
Dawson is alpha male, he's powerful, rich and just freaking adorable at times too. I thought the chemistry between Grey and Dawson was great. There was an equal balance of sexual tension and tease to keep me interested. I would say there was an instant attraction when they first meet, but there's plenty of chase to keep up the friction.
And now here’s Dawson, this god, this iconic movie star, this all-too-real man, and he’s paying attention to me. As if I mean something to him. As if he wants something from me that I don’t know how to give. I don’t even know what he wants, honestly
You make me feel like I’m someone, and not because I’m Dawson Fucking Kellor, either
I could snap my fingers and have six girlfriends, one for everyday of the week and Sunday off. I don’t want that. I’ve had that. It’s boring. I want you
I kind of want to put the disclaimer out there and say this isn't like the typical Jasinda Wilder books. This isn't anything like Wounded, Falling Into You, and Falling Into Us (all I gave 5 stars) and with that said, I'm still completely happy with that. I love this direction. I can't really describe Stripped as light because it's not, yet I can't describe it as heavy, because it isn't. It's like I said before, you will cry and laugh at the same time.
If the story line interests you, read it. If you love Jasinda Wilder, read it. If you want a good read, just read it. You will be in for a treat for sure and the steam... is good.
… he’s looking at me. At me, Almost as if he’s seeing Grey, instead of Gracie, even though he couldn’t possibly know the difference.
His presence is… intoxicating. I’m drunk on his proximity. This is a dream I’ll wake up from, I’m sure. But I don’t want to
About the Author
New 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.
Grand Prize ~ $100 Amazon Gift Card
First Prize ~ Signed Paperback of Stripped