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.Release date: November 30th 2013
STRIPPED (a novel)
College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But when she is forced into nude modeling at a local college to support her family after a bankruptcy, she begins to crack, just enough to let Torrin, the university’s top varsity oarsman, see that the real Quinn is not as feisty and unapproachable as she wants everyone to think. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine.
WITHOUT YOU (a novella)
She was broken when I met her, shattered from the death of her sister and running from love. Not to sound like an egotistical douche or anything, but I fixed her. Put her back together, filled in the cracks, and made her whole. A true fairytale in her eyes.
But now real life is getting in the way: school, jobs, and the unexpected opportunity to travel the world under a legendary photographer. This internship will open doors not even my father’s influence could. It’s something I’ve been waiting all my life for. But so is Quinn, and accepting this internship will mean leaving her.
And breaking her all over again.
I liked this book. Quinn was a good lead character but I do think more could have been done with the story. I really liked Torrin but thought the whole relationship was rushed.
I think because there were so many different elements (i.e. her sister's death, her father's demise, her "boyfriend" and her new friendship with Torrin) everything was done quickly and you didn't get too detailed in anything.
Torrin fell in love with Quinn, confessed about his feeling but still Quinn doesn’t know what to do, she knows she likes Torrin but the incident about her sister blocking her. You know, what I like with Torrin, he confessed about his feeling, but the girl chooses not to entertain it, and Torrin respected her decision. That scene is not something I usually read or seen from the book.
Skye does utilize flashbacks that segue perfectly into the novel's present- moments of Quinn and her older sister, that really impact the book and make you hurt that much more for Quinn and her loss.
Overall, I would recommend this book because even through the brokenness of the characters and their flaws, comes a message of hope and finding peace.
Brooklyn Skye grew up in a small town where she quickly realized writing was an escape from small town life. Really, she’s just your average awkward girl who’s obsessed with words. Stripped is her debut novel.