Stripped Raw by Prescott Lane: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Posted March 8, 2016 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Book Review | | 4 Comments

Stripped Raw by Prescott Lane: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Stripped Raw by Prescott Lane: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!by Prescott Lane
Published by Self Published on February 29, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 237
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Amazon | Goodreads
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Kenzie

I’m a yes girl. Get your mind out of the gutter; I’m not talking about sex. I’m 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. That’s me, Kenzie — the yes girl! In every area of my life but one —Love. Always the first to leave a relationship. Will I be able to say yes to love — to Kane — to being happy? Or will I simply come undone and be stripped raw?

Kane

Don’t let Kenzie fool you! She’s a master at hiding behind a laugh and a smile. Being an attorney, I prefer the facts. This story isn’t as light and happy as my yes girl would have you believe. No laugh can sugarcoat what we are facing: I’ve lost everything. I know what it’s like to be left raw. But sometimes that’s the only way to find love. To strip yourself down, let the other person see all your sh*t, and hope they love you anyway.

Review

 

icon ROMANCEicon SWOONicon HEARTBREAKING

 
Kenzie Scott’s life changed completely after an interview on a local news station promoting her custom lingerie business takes a disastrous turn. However, the repercussions turn lemons to lemonade when Kane Hunter shows up on her doorstep and her business skyrockets.

 
There’s a lot going on in Kenzie’s world and what makes her special is her strength of character and loyalty, though it comes at a price. She and Kane offer interesting contrasts as he’s learned to express his feelings and she’s learned to keep them controlled to a fault. Kane is a refreshing character in that while he has a strong, protective instinct, he’s not overbearing and isn’t afraid to put everything on the line. Kenzie, not so much but you can’t help but admire all that she stands for. Neither is without their share of flaws.

 
I loved their story and it’s not without heartbreak so make certain you’ve got some tissues handy. These are wonderfully crafted characters centered around strong themes of family, loyalty and grief. Loved everything about this book.


 

Excerpt

“I’m the good girl, very responsible, girl-next-door type.”

Should I tell her I took the virginity of the girl next door? Probably not. “I think you’re more than that,” I say, taking a step closer to her. That wasn’t a line. I really mean it. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think so.

I inch even closer, but she looks confused — a little like she wants me to kiss her, a little like she wants me to screw her, but mostly like she doesn’t want me to do anything more. I can’t blame her; we only met a few hours ago. Deacon is wrong about the one night stand thing. This woman isn’t looking for a hookup. I’m not, either. One night with her wouldn’t be enough. So I take a step back, my fists clenched at my sides to redirect my energy.

“That was my first catalog,” Kenzie says. “I plan on doing two a year.” She reaches for a sketchbook on her work table. “This is what I’m working on for the next line. I’ll be photographing them pretty soon. The line is inspired by men’s clothing, so pinstripes and. . . .”

She keeps talking about the different fabrics, colors, and textures she plans to use. I have no idea what she is saying, but marvel over what I’m seeing — corsets and bustiers, vests with garter belts, bras, and G-strings. I love that these ideas, these fantasies, came out of her mind. She is so much more than she thinks, so much more than the girl next door.

Kenzie flips to another sketch, this one of a navy bra and panty set with stockings and heels. That will look perfect on her — especially bent over my office desk. My cock throbbing, I take a deep breath and try to focus on what Kenzie is saying. My eyes search the catalog pages for anything to distract me. “What’s this?”

“Cuffs,” she says, “like on a man’s dress shirt. But these double as handcuffs.”

Okay, that’s it. The arts-and-crafts show is officially driving me crazy. My dick is rock hard now, and I can’t take it anymore.


 

Giveaway!

1 x $25 Amazon Gift Card

1 x Signed copy of Stripped Raw & swag

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About Prescott Lane

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.

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