Characters: Abby Gillis, Chris
Age Group: New Adult
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Buy the Book: Amazon
Synopsis: Abby Gillis is used to being called a promiscuous, uneducated whore. It’s all in a day’s work when you’re a stripper. Since her job allows her to support her siblings, 24-year-old Abby takes it all off in stride. She’s never had trouble keeping men at arm’s length – until she meets ER physician Chris Reneau, who is sexy, sweet and interested in more than what’s beneath her clothes. As their relationship unfolds, Abby becomes increasingly aware of the desire building in her for the first time, and of her yearning to be wanted by the one man who truly sees all of her.
Commitment-averse Chris finds himself in uncharted territory. He wants Abby, that’s clear, but he can’t accept not having all of her. As the distance between them erodes, he tries to convince Abby to give up stripping for a chance at something real.
As the two of them get closer, Abby realizes that truly baring it all has nothing to do with her body. Chris makes her feel more exposed than she ever has, and she has to grapple with what’s left when her notions about herself and those around her are stripped away, leaving only the naked truth.
My Review: The story was pretty good. I mean, I had some touble with the writing. I felt a little lost and since it was in 3rd person you can switch from telling what's going on with the male and then female, but I had a lot of trouble with the transitions. I was suddenly reading about Abby and then I jumped to Chris. Also, like changing from one scene to the next? It's like, no transition whatsoever, so I had quite some trouble with the writing per se. The story though was another thing. I liked it a lot. It was nice to see how Chris and Abby's relationship progressed and how they start off as just friends. Abby is really against them being more than friends and the thing with Chris is he's throwing off mixed signals and she just isn't sure what to do anymore. I loved how Abby was honest from the start about what she was and that Chris was accepting of her. And I adored the ending, absolutely sweet.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Brenda Rothert lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three sons. She was a daily print journalist for nine years, during which time she enjoyed writing a wide range of stories. These days Brenda writes New Adult Romance in the Contemporary and Dystopian genres.
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