Review: Love the Way You Lie (Stripped #1) by Skye Warren

Love the Way You Lie (Stripped Book 1) - Skye Warren

This book starts off with Honor, a.k.a. "Honey", in a seedy strip club.  She is the daughter of a mafia don.  She ran away from her fiancée, Byron, who was to take over the business. Byron was not a nice guy and did not treat Honor with any dignity.  She dealt with her treatment okay, but when Bryon wanted to force Honor's little sister to marry one of his smuck friends, that was the final straw.

 

If you've ever read Skye Warren, you know she writes some pretty power and dark stories.  This one starts out just as good as I as I've ever read. When I first opened this book, the first few paragraphs really hit me.  I knew this was going to be a good one.

 

I used to think there were things I'd never do. Never take my clothes off for money. Never sell my body. Never f*ck a stranger just to survive. I'd never sink that low.

 

I'd rather die.

 

But it's hard to die, to lie down and let it happen. Not to fight. Not to reach for the surface for air when you're drowning. It's almost impossible. I'm proof of that. I'm a living example of how low a person would go, if they have to. If they're desperate enough.

 

While at the strip club, one customer takes quite the interest into Honey. Kip pays for a "private dance", but as you can imagine, the private dances in this club were more than just dances.  They offered a wide array of other "services". Kip gives off the vibe of a really bad guy, but never really does anything wrong to Honey. He always pays her for her services.

 

Love the Way You Lie is a story full of intrigue as try to figure out who the good guys and who the bad guys are. There are bad guys and really bad guys. The story is hot. If you've read Skye Warren before, this story is fairly tame, but that doesn't make the story any less of a good story.  

 

There are some great secondary characters in this story (my weakness).  There are two other strippers that we meet have a story that I hope will be told. The bouncer is another great character. He is one of the not so bad, bad guys. There is a prequel, Tough Love (free at time of this posting), about Honor's little sister, Clara. I hope that she gets her full story told.

 

This story can be read before reading the prequel (I did). I actually liked reading the prequel after this book.  I already knew the entire story, which I enjoyed with the prequel being short and sweet.

 

**Book was provided to me by the author. This review is my opinion and was not requested or provoked in anyway by the author.