Blog Tour and My Review: Stripped Raw by Prescott Lane

Blog Tour and My Review:  Stripped Raw by Prescott LaneStripped Raw by Prescott Lane
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis

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 sugar coat 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 shit, and hope they love you anyway.

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.

My Review

“It’s you I want – the real you.”

Stripped Raw is the newest standalone novel by Author Prescott Lane. Is it a friends-to-lovers, contemporary romance novel.

“That’s the thing about regret. It never dies. It swallows you whole and makes guilt your best friend.”

Kenzie has a unique and rather fascinating business. She designs the apparel that makes women feel sexy and supported. Behind the confident business woman is someone complex and caring. She’s got curves that she is desperately trying to love, and she has a distrust with most of the male race. Kane is successful, has a way with words, and is quite perceptive. His life is a bit complicated, so feelings and emotions with women are off the table.

“One of the most beautiful parts of loving someone is how it changes you – not how it changes them.”

Change is a funny thing. Sometimes a person makes a conscious effort to pursue it, but there are times when change chases and thrusts itself upon them. Change is the master of Kane and Kenzie’s story. Told in duals points of view, it created transitional paths for many of the characters in our story, most notably Kane and Kenzie. They were easy-to-love and hard-to-let-go-of characters, each having their own special qualities that resounded with selflessness and concern for others. In the midst of their story there was an equally as prominent subject that revealed a great deal more about Kenzie and her family. At times it made my heart faint and my lungs unable to hold air. Stripped Raw was a uniquely written novel, that also provided a generous amount of steam cleverly penned into this fragile telling of love.

“Love without regrets.”

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.

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4.5 Stars

About Prescott Lane

Prescott Lane is the author of First Position, Perfectly Broken, and 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. Connect with Prescott Lane on facebook.com/PrescottLane1 and www.twitter.com/prescottlane1

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