New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren
comes a sexy new standalone in
the Stripped series…
HOLD YOU AGAINST ME
Released May 31st, 2016
From New York Times bestselling
author Skye Warren comes a sexy new standalone in the Stripped series…
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 are whispers 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.
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author
of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of
dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today
Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas
with her loving family, four dogs, and one evil cat.
This is one of the best dark romance stories I’ve read in quite some time and I loved every single thing about this from the first word up until the very end! I seriously could not put this book down and the thought of doing so didn’t even enter my mind once. The outside completely ceased to exist for me and I freaking love when a story grips a hold of me this hard and refuses to let go! I am a huge new fan of this author and am hopelessly addicted to the twisted words she weaves so incredibly well! This is a mafia love story with elements of a dark fairytale woven in and I became hooked from the very first word. Clara has been born into a life that some would consider one filled with privilege and luxury, but Clara knows an entirely different existence altogether. Her world is one filled with limitations and gilded cages barred with nightmarish expectations and she will do or give anything to break free from it all. The only light in her dark existence has always been her older sister Hope and the son of one of her father’s men named Giovanni. Clara and Giovanni would sneak away for sacred moments of normalcy amongst all of the insanity and she holds each and every one of these moments as a precious and priceless memory in her mind. One day her dark world becomes even more frightening for her once she discovers what’s in store for her and she’s left with some pretty difficult choices to make in order to save herself and her sanity.
This entire story kept me deliciously on the end of a line, reeling me in bit by bit until I was completely hooked! I love it when a story keeps me on the edge of my seat and is not predictable at all and this one kept me guessing right up until the very end and I loved this! So much happens to Clara that I was able to watch her develop from a sweet young woman into a fierce force to be reckoned with as this story progressed and I loved that she was still able to keep a true sense of herself through it all. I can’t think of one single thing that I would change about this book at all and I highly recommend this to anyone to read. This is one that I will be rereading very soon for sure. After how much I’ve loved reading this I will definitely be reading much more from this author in the future.
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