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“I like you.” His voice is low and soft, which I don’t deserve. I look away, down the rutted parking lot.
“Don’t... waste those words on me.”
He touches my cheek. “You just need someone to show you.”
“No.” I ease back again. “I don’t. So please, Torrin, stop trying to swoop in and save me. I don’t need saving.”

College freshman, Quinn Montgomery, will do anything to avoid the
Kindle Edition, 345 pages
Published May 14th 2013
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Sarah Elizabeth
This was an okay story, and there were a couple of interesting twists that I didn’t guess. I did find the whole thing a bit slow though, and the romance didn’t really do it for me either.

6 out of 10
Dawn Norman
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book a lot. The plot is interesting and a little bit twisty AND there's no draggy spots. You'll want to read straight on through.

Quinn Montgomery is a great hero of her own story, rising to face her challenges one by one, with a few setbacks, of course. You really want to see her succeed. Supporting characters are funny and believable.

A great read!
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This copy was given by YA Bound for review and tour purposes only.

'"You don't trust me?" I shrug
"You could be a thief, ready to take off with it."'

At times like these I really wish that I could pull out all my thoughts on a string and organise them better. Categorise and shuffle them around, quite frankly (well for now) our technology in the world has not become that advanced to actually take thoughts out of our minds- in fact- in think we'd loose our m
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: 15-30 year old women.
Recommended to Azia by: beta-read
This story will appeal very much to women between the ages of 15-30 (give or take a year or two.) Quinn is an interesting character, one you can't quite wrap your finger around. Her internal dialogue has great entertainment value. You don't love Quinn- you don't hate Quinn. You find yourself rooting for her, and then seconds later asking her, "Girl! What are you doing right now?" She embodies the simultaneous maturity and naivety of the typical American teenage girl. Many will be able to relate ...more
Karen Barber
Quinn is having a tough time. Financial worries are putting her under pressure at college, but she's also trying to come to terms with the death of her much-loved sister and her father losing his job due to a much-publicised scandal. Just at the time she is dealing with this, she meets Torrin.
While it's set up as a love-hate relationship, the clues about just what secrets were being hidden from who are heavily signposted. It is all a little obvious, which makes it less powerful as a story.
The ch
Lindsey Lockwood
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The book has great twists, dynamic characters and the romance between Quinn and Torrin made the book impossible to put down. This page turner is a must read!
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I first had the opportunity to see Stripped on goodreads, I was intrigued by the synopsis, and book cover. Words and phrases that stuck out to me were in regards to Quinn making the same mistake her sister made-killing herself over a boy, being "forced into nude modeling," and about Torrin (the love interest) being connected to Quinn's family "in more ways than she could ever imagine." Right away I was interested, and already trying to figure out what the story was about, before I even open ...more
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Personal Bubble Stars

Some people have a large personal bubble. They need more personal space around them. Then there are the people who lack the understanding of Stay Outside My Bubble. Often these are the people most in need of a tic tac.

Quinn has a large Personal Bubble. Both physically and emotionally. She keeps everyone at arms length. She even has a pseudo-boyfriend to keep other guys away. Quinn's family has been through some shit. Her sister, Zoe committed suicide. Her dad was involved
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read this book in one sitting. Quinn's story drew me in from the very beginning. She is hurt and confused and completely lost. In addition to losing her sister, she has lost her entire family, who in turn has had their entire reputation tarnished for yet another reason. In spite of all of this, she is doing whatever it takes to hold on to a weak thread of normalcy in her life, and to fulfill her sister's dreams. She has put up barriers to protect herself, not just from men, but from everyone. ...more
Quinn was an interesting character. She was bitchy,guarded and snarky and I enjoyed her inner monologue for the most part. There were times where I felt she was overly dramatic in response but still, I really enjoyed her as a character.

Torrin, is artsy, sporty and a charming guy. I enjoyed his interactions with Quinn and I liked how patient he was with her,and how understanding. I liked the amount of respect he showed her.

The development of their romance was hindered by the one pov dialogue st
❤️Melanie G.
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book really surprised me. Great main characters however was not able to relate/get into the supporting characters (Quinn's friends). Great story. ...more
If you follow my reading at all, you probably know that it's very rare for me to leave a review the minute I finish a book. Sometimes it takes me months to leave one. Well, not this time. I feel compelled to review it right now, for a lot of reasons. Partly because I loved it so much. Partly because it's a new release, and I need to spread the love in order to let people know that they need to pick this up. And partly because I'm just so in awe of the story I've just finished.

I went into this bo
Raina {The LUV'NV}
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

Stripped is the New Adult novel I've been looking for since I've heard of the new genre, capturing the life of a college student passing the threshold between youth and adulthood, between dependence and independence, while encompassing the many struggles of what that means—all with a fresh voice, humor, angst, and different kinds of love.

It isn't simply about discovering and growing into oneself but more about parting from all one knows, separating memory from
Sarika Patkotwar
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Actual rating- 3.5

*NOTE: We (The Readdicts) received a copy of Stripped from author Brooklyn Skye in exchange for an honest review. We thank Brooklyn for the book!

I was completely intrigued by Stripped when I first came across the book. The title, the cover and the summary- everything seemed way too pretty. I knew this was going to be a good book and it didn't disappoint. By chance, we got an ARC of the book from author Brooklyn Skye and I'd like to thank her again for it.
Quinn Montgomery is t
Laura | What's Hot?
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Stripped is written from the first perspective of Quinn Montgomery, a teenage girl trying to deal with the death of her sister and best friend as well as the tarnishing of her family's name. She continuously bumps into an attractive guy called Torrin and the two of them have a sort of love-hate relationship going on. Quinn, 100%, doesn't want anything from Torrin, she's determined to protect her heart of steel so she doesn't befall the same fate as her sister but Torrin has other ideas.

I'm still
Jessica (Stuck in Books)
Stripped is new adult. First and foremost, that was what drew me into this book. That and the cover. Then, I saw that it was about a girl afraid to make the same mistake as her sister, who had committed suicide. I don't know why, but that REALLY intrigued me. So I jumped at the chance to read and review this book. I thought it'd be something I enjoy. A nice, deep read that made me swoon a little bit.

Now that I've read the book, I have to say that I'd pretty much guessed right. Stripped did not d
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak


I will start this review by saying: I WANT THAT NECKLACE FOR MYSELF!

I feel sad for Quinn, after the tragedy that happened to her sister, she had allowed herself to believe that broken heart kills. She was never the same again after her sister, Zoe killed herself over a boy. She avoided love like a plague and entered in a relationship with no emotional involvement.

When her family suffered from bankruptcy, she went into nude modelling at a local college to pa
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
**4.5 Stars**
I wanted to read Stripped the first time I saw the cover. (yes, I'm one of those readers ;) Then I read the blurb and the deal was sealed. I was not disappointed. Far from it, actually. Stripped is a very touching and poignant novel. It's well crafted - I laughed and I cried. It is an amazingly insightful story about the power of perception, or misperception, as the case may be.

Quinn Montgomery is struggling. Struggling to keep a promise to her dead sister, struggling to stay in co
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think I can add another favorite of this year to the list. An amazing read!
Source: I received an ecopy on read-to-review basis. All opinions are my own and I was in no way compensated to alter the rating.

Stripped is actually a lot better than it may sound, it will leave you wanting more, it will make you think about the people close to you, if love can actually kill or is it the secret of life. An emotional roller-coaster- turmoil, desperation and fear of falling in love, all this in a love st
Lisa (lifeinlit)
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour
Quinn is on an emotional roller. Having to deal with the loss of her sister to suicide, whom she looked up to immensely, you would think is enough to drive someone into pure emotional torture. But on top of that, Quinn is also dealing with her family's inability to pay for her schooling since the "incident" that forced her father, the Dean of the school, to resign. Now jobless and running out of money quickly, her parents are less than helpful with her college career. They can barely afford food ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I have to say that I am loving NA genre more and more when I read books like Stripped. It is so heart wrenching and gut tearing that it makes it so believable. I remember when I was in college at that age and I was trying to find my way and partied and studied and dated but things were going so fast that at times it felt like I was not living reality. When I read these NA books I look back and think these books are spot on because the college years are really the years that develope you and make ...more
Allison Rivera
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this book. It had all my favorite things: damaged people coming together, twists, funny moments and some good romance.

I sometimes felt bad for Quinn. She was going through so much and I don't know how she does it. She always has this dark vibe around her but she also can be quite snarky, funny and sarcastic. She is definitely strong, I mean not on
Jolene Haley
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013

I'm a huge fan of providing spoiler free reviews, so there will be no spoiling here!

First off, I loved this book. There are so many different reasons so I guess I'll just start.

I definitely don't come from money, so having a main character that is driven to do something that ashames her to make her tuition is something that hits close to home. I never posed as a nude model, but I did work two full time jobs for a lot of my college years just to pay my way through to a degree. That made me love Q
Amanda Marie
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Quinn Montgomery’s life has spun out of control. Her family is in the midst of a scandal, leaving her father unemployed and Quinn struggling to pay for her own education. Quinn’s sister took her own life after she and her boyfriend broke up. All of this leads Quinn to put up walls and hold everyone she meets at an arms length. She is afraid to let anyone get too close and most of all afraid to allow herself to love someone.

Torrin finds Quinn to be a bit of a mystery and even though most of her c
A.J. Pine
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
I love to see how much new adult literature is growing in popularity each day, and Brooklyn Skye's STRIPPED is exactly the kind of contemporary NA to help do this.

Quinn Montgomery is freshman in college, and to put it mildly, she's got some emotional baggage in the way of a sister who took her own life and a family that's being torn apart by scandal. Because her father lost his job and her family cannot afford her tuition, Quinn finds the best-paying job out there--modeling for a college life dr
Ashley Williams
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Stripped was an alluring story of two damaged people coming together and helping each other. It draws you into the broken life of Quinn, an emotionally closed off girl and the lengths she go through to finish college. I really enjoyed the romantic aspect of the story, though I wanted more, it felt real and natural.. no insta-love here. It's also has a great level of humor and snark added into it, which balances out the darker parts of the book.

Cover and writing
After reading the book, you'll und
May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 o ...more
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great debut novel from Brooklyn Skye, Stripped is reminiscent of Easy by Tammara Webber, but holds its own in a twisted fate of reality. The protagonist, Quinn, is a little had to stomach at first – confrontational, uninteresting, and guarded – but as the story continues, she thaws and warms her way in your heart. Watching a character fall apart and build her back up motivates you to keep going. In hindsight, aren’t we all confrontational, uninteresting, and guarded in the face of a life-chang ...more
Heather andrews
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Torrin, I love him, "since I don't know nothing else about you, except you sometimes wear your clothes backwards, that's whatcha get." He grins, spreading his arms wide across the back of the bench. "Unless you want to tell me something else? Let me take my chances at a name that doesn't offend you?" Quinn can be a cold b**** when she needs to be, "please." I plunge my spoon into the cup of yogurt, pull it out, and lick it. "Tug your head out of your fairy-tale a**. You can't possibly think two ...more
Jennifer (random jendsmit)
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
copy received from author as part of blog tour

4.5-5 stars

I'm waffling-its true....

good characters great story really emotional
i was invested in it
I'm iffy on the ending... that's my sticking point

So I'm going with 4.5 stars only because I'm being stingy this evening... I really enjoyed reading this book and I was totally invested in the characters and the story. The ending sealed the deal for me - I almost wish it was a cliff rather than a real ending, but then I would just be complaining
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“Why do you do that?” Torrin’s voice echoes in the empty hall. His hand is holding my arm gently, not at all like Derek does. I can’t have this. I can’t. I shouldn’t have ever come here with him.
I draw in a shaky breath and pull my arm away.
“Do what?”
“Walk away every time I ask you something personal?”
I stare hard at him. “Why do you do that?
He blinks. “Huh?”
“Ask so many questions.”
His mouth drops open and closes and five long seconds pass before he says, “It’s what people do, Quinn. When they’re getting to know each other.”
I shake my head and spin toward the door.
“You don’t want to get to know me.”
“What’s important,” I say, taking his face in mine hands, looking him in the eye, “is that all this hesitation of yours is giving me a complex. And I feel annoying, insecure thoughts threatening to infiltrate the certainty of you liking me.” 6 likes
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