on March 3rd, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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IÔÇÖm a yes girl. Get your mind out of the gutter; IÔÇÖm not talking about sex. IÔÇÖm talking about saying yes to whatever comes my way in life. So when I had the chance to move to Europe after college, I said, yes. When I had the chance to open my own lingerie line, I said, yes. And when my stepsister got diagnosed with cancer and needed me to come home and help her raise her daughter, I said, yes. ThatÔÇÖs me, Kenzie ÔÇö the yes girl! In every area of my life but one ÔÇöLove. Always the first to leave a relationship. Will I be able to say yes to love ÔÇö to Kane ÔÇö to being happy? Or will I simply come undone and be stripped raw?
DonÔÇÖt let Kenzie fool you! SheÔÇÖs a master at hiding behind a laugh and a smile. Being an attorney, I prefer the facts. This story isnÔÇÖt as light and happy as my yes girl would have you believe. No laugh can sugar coat what we are facing: IÔÇÖve lost everything. I know what itÔÇÖs like to be left raw. But sometimes thatÔÇÖs the only way to find love. To strip yourself down, let the other person see all your shit, and hope they love you anyway.
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GAH!! This is hands down my favorite book by Prescott Lane! This is my favorite type of smart, sweet and emotional Contemporary Romance. It’s one you need to put at the top of your TBR. The Hero, Kane Hunter, is quite possibly one of my new favorite BBFÔÇÖs. Our heroine is one lucky girl, at least for the most part. MacKenzie Scott leads an interest life as a lingerie designer working for herself, but the highs are overshadowed by her sister TessaÔÇÖs illness and past relationships that left her feeling less than desirable.
Kenzie is an incredibly well written, genuine and likable female character. I could feel her anxiety, understand her insecurities, and cheer on involvement with Kane. She is generous and tenacious, putting her family needs front and center. She has so much love to share and Kane is a deserving man. Newly divorced, Kane is entranced by Kenzie from the first moment he hears her laugh. He is completely swoon worthy. ┬áHe is an everyday man, experienced with his own trials but not too jaded by his past, not totally at least.
ThatÔÇÖs not to say heÔÇÖs without his flaws. As the story plays out, his history comes to light and unfolds in a way that will keep you chasing pages. Kenzie is rightly guarded but Kane slowly gains her trust. It takes him a bit of time to learn from his mistakes, but I like that heÔÇÖs mostly aware that his past and future will collide – he just hides his head in the sand a bit. But KaneÔÇÖs most redeeming characteristic is his dedication to Kenzie and her family. HeÔÇÖs is a KEEPER!
The story is so well plotted and thought out. ThereÔÇÖs just enough angst and the promise of passion to keep a reader interest. Stripped Raw is the a kind of love story that while the attraction is immediate, they take their time and build a great foundation. I didnÔÇÖt realize how much I needed a good cry until Prescott delivered some heart stopping, achingly sad moments. ItÔÇÖs a great all around read and I highly recommend it! These two have a spark that cannot be denied 🙂
~Review by Cyndi
Prescott Lane is the author of First Position, Perfectly Broken, and her new release, Quiet Angel. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life. Connect with Prescott Lane at http://www.pinterest.com/PrescottLane1/ and facebook.com/PrescottLane1 and www.twitter.com/prescottlane1 and http://instagram.com/prescottlane1 or at http://www.authorprescottlane.com
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