Quinn Montgomery is haunted by the past. Between her sister’s suicide and the scandal that rocked her family’s very existence she has a lot on her mind, and falling in love is the last thing she wants. Her sister took a bottle of pills and her own life, apparently over a boy, and Quinn is determined not to make the same mistake. When the very sweet and oh-so-sexy Torrin walks into her life, Quinn is faced with emotions she never wanted to feel. When all of the secrets of the past come bounding out into the open Quinn is forced to make a decision. Can she ever learn to open up and forgive?
I loved this book. Quinn is dark and tormented and sassy as all get out. Despite her gruff mannerisms and tendencies to push everyone away I felt connected to her as a character and desperately wanted her to find peace. Torrin is the perfect blend of darling and sexy and is the perfect male character. Together their banter is witty and the romance very real. No matter what the circumstances may be, as a reader I wanted these two characters to get together!
The book deals with some pretty heavy themes, including alcoholism, suicide, and mental illness, but it’s done in a very heartfelt and meaningful way. It’s never too bogged down with these themes and leaves the reader with a sense of hope through it all. I was emotionally invested in this book and cried actual tears at the climax of the story. Stripped is extremely well-written and drew me in from the very beginning. I highly recommend this book!