Review Pretty When You Cry by Skye Warren

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Title: Pretty When You Cry
Author: Skye Warren
Series: Stripped (#4)
Genre: Dark Romance/Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Expected Release Date Oct 20
Edition/Formats: eBook & Print
Source: ARC Provided By Author In Return For Honest Opinion.
I came from a place of dirt floors and holy scriptures. They told me the world outside was full of sin, and the first night I escape, I find out it’s true. Ivan saves me, but he does more than that. He takes me. He makes me his own girl.

My conditioning runs too deep. Ivan sees what I am.

That’s the thing about showing a mouse to a cat. He wants to play. And it’s terrifying, even for me. Because the only thing darker than my past is his.

My Thoughts
Dark Gritty and full of Raw Emotions

Okay this was the first book of the Stripped Series that I have read but I will Be Going Back to Read the Others that is for sure.

Candance/Candy born and raised in Harmony Hill a Radical Religious Compound for 16 yrs until her mother helped her escape the clutches of Leader Allen. A Man so Sick and Twisted that he has his followers believe that anyone outside the compound are sinners.
Running away on few resources leaves Candance only makes it a few hrs away from the compound believing she has escaped the clutches of her previous home, prison and Leader Allen a few yrs Later she finds herself returning to the home she never believed she would see again.

Ivan a man of money and means finds a young Candance right outside of one of his many business endeavors the Grand a strip club in the seedy and ominous part on Tanglewwod. Rescuing her from a bunch of lowlifes he brings her into the Grand down to his office where he intends on calling the police. Candance convinces him not to.

When Candy turns 19 three yrs after her escape from Harmony Hills her and Ivan's Relationship takes a whole new turn and becomes something neither of them expected he saved her and took her in but in the long run she saved him more than anyone realizes.

I loved this whole story and the characters the would building was amazing and I can not wait to delve back in. I loved watching Candance grow from a shy girl into Candy a strong and beautiful woman, but has she states in the story "the scars are faded but they'll never go away". Ivan was a character with many facets that just deepened as the story progressed. The growth and healing these characters helped each other through was so dynamic and amazing. My Only hiccup was the Daddy/Little One References between Candy and Ivan that happened behind closed doors mostly, but it was NOT enough that took away the pleasure of me reading it and I will re read this story many times.

Some of my Fave Quotes

"Of course you are, and I'm only calling the cops to protect your little cunt." ~ Ivan

"Men like to teach you things. That's what gets them off" ~Ivan

"I never wanted to be Pretty. I Never Wanted to drive men to sin,... until that was all I had Left" ~ Candy

"I know and I'm going to punish you. You'll touch your clit while I spank you, and then you'll learn what happens to bad girls." ~ Ivan

"We are made of the same thing, he and I, Of sin and hope. Of pain and pleasure. We were made to dream." ~ Candy

“This is what makes you special, little one. Countless people have tried to hurt me, to kill me. You were the one to slay me.” ~ Ivan

Other Books in the Stripped Series 
Tough Love # .5 A Stripped Prequel 
Even Better # 2.5
Pretty When You Cry # 3 Coming Oct 20 


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