Better When It Hurts

Stripped

Book 2
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"Better When it Hurts is an intense and heartbreakingly beautiful story. I couldn't read fast enough to see what would happen next with Blue and Lola. A definite 5 star read for sure!" ~ Jenika Snow, USA Today bestselling author

A forbidden romance about pain that binds us together...

Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy.

And my foster brother.

Now he's back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It's payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.

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BETTER WHEN IT HURTS is a full-length romance that does stand alone. Fair warning: Blue is a sexy bastard and a dirty talker!

Books in the Stripped series
½. Tough Love (prequel)
1. Love the Way You Lie
2. Better When It Hurts
3. Even Better
4. Pretty When You Cry
5. Caught for Christmas
6. Hold You Against Me

Praise for Better When It Hurts:


"5 Angsty Love-versus-Hate Stars! Better When It Hurts sucked me in hook, line, and sinker within the first few pages." - Allison, The Reading Escapade Book Blog

"There's one thing I can say with certainty, Skye Warren never fails to deliver a heartfelt, slightly dark, I can't stop turning the pages story. This one is no different." - Di, Twisted Sisters

"Very Angsty 5 Star Read! This book is so compelling, you won't be able to put it down, this is one of those books that you'll want to save to re-read." - Melissa, Books Can Take You There
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Book Beautiful
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Published on
Jun 4, 2015
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Pages
196
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ISBN
9781940518251
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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This content is DRM free.
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From NYT bestselling author Skye Warren comes a holiday romance! Fair warning: Contains a sexy, honorable man who is ruthless when it comes to catching the woman he wants.

I’ll be home for Christmas…

The plan is simple. Break into the club and steal the money I need to save my father. The ex-military bouncer isn’t going to stop me, even if he is hot as hell.

If only in my dreams…

Except he has a curious knack for knowing my next step.

And there’s something dark underneath his desire, something dangerous. If he catches me, he might not let me go.

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CAUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS is a holiday romance set in the sexy, suspenseful Stripped world that can ALSO be read as a standalone. If you're new to the series, you can start here OR you can download Tough Love for free.

Books in the Stripped series
½. Tough Love (prequel)
1. Love the Way You Lie
2. Better When It Hurts
3. Even Better
4. Pretty When You Cry
5. Caught for Christmas
6. Hold You Against Me
6. To the Ends of the Earth

Praise for the Stripped series:

“Very Angsty 5 Star Read! This book is so compelling, you won’t be able to put it down, this is one of those books that you’ll want to save to re-read.” – Melissa, Books Can Take You There

“There’s one thing I can say with certainty, Skye Warren never fails to deliver a heartfelt, slightly dark, I can’t stop turning the pages story. This one is no different.” – Di, Twisted Sisters

“It’s dark, mysterious, sexy, and I loved every page of it! There were twists and turns that I never saw coming! I love when an author is able to keep me guessing until the very end of the book.” – Book Fancy Book Blog

“The writing is so incredibly fluid, the characters so intriguing, and the story so captivating. If I could give this book more than five stars, I would. It’s as emotional as it is sexy, and beautiful as it is dark. Absolutely flawless.” – Sammy, Just Let Me Read

“The characters were beautifully written, they jumped from the pages, leaving a lasting impression. Skye Warren eloquently writes the darkness in her characters, her words are profound, descriptive, and utterly addictive. I bow, Skye Warren.” – Twisted Sisters Book Reviews
"Hold You Against Me quite literally grabs a hold and refuses to let go until the end. Truly one of the first Mafia books I've read that sucked me in with a completely original and brilliant storyline that had me guessing the entire time!" ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken

Once upon a time the daughter of a mafia king fell in love with a foot soldier.

This fairy tale didn't have a happy ending.

My sister and I barely managed to escape alive, and we've lived in relative hiding ever since. I'm safe now, but I can never forget the boy who gave his life to save mine.

Except there's a chance that he's still alive. And he's fighting a war.

Even knowing the risks, I have to find him. I have to find some way to protect him, the way he protected me. But he isn't the boy I left behind. He's a violent man. A criminal. And he's been waiting for me--the final pawn in a dark game of survival and love.

"Suspenseful and sexy, Hold You Against Me will leave you gasping for breath and wanting more. Skye Warren is the queen of dark reads and she comes through once again with Hold You Against Me. An absolute must read." ~ USA Today best selling author Rebecca Shea

"It's so beautifully written with lyrical prose that has an edge to remind you that this is so much more than a love story. This book is everything I wanted and more for Clara and Giovanni. It broke my heart and put it back together again..." - Kimberly, The Book Sirens

"This is the story I've been dying for, and it's a story I never expected. Beautifully layered, romantic and sexy, Skye Warren delivers a complex story of fierce loyalty, absolution, and endless love. The writing in this book is as breathtaking as the story is unforgettable. I absolutely loved it. " - Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads

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QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS BOOK

Is Hold You Against Me really a standalone? Yes! Hold You Against Me has the complete story of Giovanni and Clara, beginning to end. It includes the prequel novella Tough Love.

Can I read Tough Love early? Tough Love is available FREE on all retailers now. It's also included in Hold You Against Me.

Is there a cliffhanger at the end of Hold You Against Me? Nope.

How dark is this book? Hold You Against Me is possibly the most romantic book I've ever written. It's also a dark romance, so this hero will do anything to have the woman he loves.
"I've always been a fan of Skye Warren ever since I read Wanderlust. Her writing is flawless and tales captivating. Love The Way You Lie is no exception. 5 Stars." ~ Pepper Winters, New York Times bestselling author of Tears of Tess

I'll do anything to stay hidden, even if that means working at the scariest club in town. Then he shows up, mysterious and yet strangely familiar. And so damn sexy.

 

When he looks at me, I forget why I can't have him. He's beautiful and scarred. His body fits mine, filling the places where I'm hollow, rough where I am soft.

He's the only man who wants to help, but he has secrets of his own.

 

He has questions I can't answer.

 

I’m running from my past, but his might catch me first.

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LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE is a full-length dark romance novel that does stand alone. Fair warning: contains scorching scenes in the VIP room.

Books in the Stripped series
½. Tough Love (prequel)
1. Love the Way You Lie
2. Better When It Hurts
3. Even Better
4. Pretty When You Cry

5. Caught for Christmas

6. Hold You Against Me

Praise for Love the Way You Lie:

"I LOVED it! Instantly compelling and thrillingly unpredictable, Honor and Kip's story delivers a jagged, layered and enthralling adventure that weaves darkness and light with precision and purpose." - the lusty literate

"Wow! I found Love the Way You Lie to be a dark, edgy and suspenseful romance. It's also addictive, sexy and downright dirty (in the best possible way)!" - Tina, A Reader's Review Blog

"Love The Way You Lie was heartwarming, exhilarating and tantalizing with just the right tinge of darkness." - Warhawke's Vault

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