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Stripped Bare

(Vegas Billionaire #1)

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They don’t call it the Strip for nothing. . . .

In this sinfully sexy Las Vegas romance from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, a man who has it all reunites with a woman who takes it all off.

Living in Sin City, Finn McCormick is no stranger to one-night stands, but the last person he expects to find losing big on the casino floor is a former high school fling. Even thoug
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Kindle Edition, 213 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Loveswept
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Cristina | CristiinaReads
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
A story with potential to the outside world when it comes down to the idea of a perfect someone, and second chances…

Macey, a single mother to a ten year old has the capability of any other to continue her motherhood steps and keep a positive future for her daughter. Even with the type of job she may have that would question her status and relationship she has with others. I find her attitude towards her stripping career as such a comedic aspect about her because she does not care about peopl
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Dec 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
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descriptionThis cover like the book isn't that great. Sure the guy is hot, but it's boring and uninspiring. Like someone just slapped a half-naked man on the cover and called it a day. I will say I do like the typography of the title.description

OMG...I enjoyed nothing about this book. First Fin was nothing but an asshole for the majority of the book. He doesn't even remember the heroine's name or that he slept with her ten years prior. Macey wasn't much better. She is trying to give her daughter a better life (for t
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Beatrice Masaluñga
Jan 15, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: new-adult, arc
I received an ARC from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’m so sorry but this book isn’t for me. I have no complains on the writing style, it’s just that the characters annoyed the crap out of me.

Life is tough for Macey Webster. She’s a single mother with a 10 year old daughter – Morgan and works as a waitress by day and a stripper by night. In the small town she lives, her earnings are not enough and she wants a bright future and a comfortable life. Her co-worker encour
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Full disclosure: While I enjoyed this story for the most part, I did have some issues with it and if you read on, you'll discover exactly what those issues were.

Ever read a book where you liked the story, at least its premise, but couldn't stand the characters?



For me, Stripped Bare was one of those books. Every time one of the characters had something to say... I... just... couldn't... deal.



It could just be me. Maybe it is. Who knows? I have a low tolerance for a-holes and dingbats so th
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Auntee
Hmmmm...not bad, but had a few issues with it...
The hero was an ass for much of the book, so this annoyed me. The stripper/single mom heroine....I had some moments where I liked her, but she let her body rule her head for much of the book. I wish she would've stood up for herself more, and not succumb to the hero's physical charm and prowess in bed. This guy really needed to grovel! She made things entirely too easy for him.
And his reasons for never wanting to commit/fall in love/get married? Ho
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Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Macey has been struggling to get by these past 10 years after she became pregnant in her last year of high school. She is doing the best she can and has been quite reliant on her friends and mother to support her. Lately, however, her mother has become even less reliable and she is reluctant to leave her daughter alone with her.

Tired of living in poverty and worrying about her future, Macey decides to spend a week in Vegas freelance stripping. She is no stranger to this profession, it's one of h
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Nancy Metsch
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap was this book amazing.
Macey Webster grew up on the "wrong" side of the tracks. She a beautiful girl, and catches the eye of the guy she has a huge crush on Fin McCormick. Fin is an arrogant ass back in his high school days. When he finds out Macey has a crush on him he thinks BOOM I'm getting laid.
10 years later their lives haven't really changed at all. You know the old saying the rich get rich, well in Fin's case that's true. He is now a powerful casino and hotel owner in Las Vega
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Stripped Bare (Vegas Billionaire #1) by Heidi McLaughlin
3.5 stars!!!

“Finn, I do believe you’ve met your match…”


Stripped Bare is a classic take on the film Pretty Woman with the added twist of a second chance romance of sorts, if you count a one night stand ten years prior. This was a cute read with little angst and drama but does contain a hero that needed a good slap in the first instance, but once you got to know him, you couldn’t help but adore him.

Finn McCormick is a self-made mi
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Karen Mc
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it


The giddy delight I get when I meet a new or new-to-me author’s words is BOOKWORM BLISS! That rush during that initial read is off-the-charts incredible! I finally popped my Heidi McLaughlin book cherry, and oh was it an explosion! Sultry and sweet, Stripped Bare blazes with fire and feels in a modern-day Pretty Woman fairy tale!



I fell in INSTANT LOVE with Stripped Bare, an achingly addictive love story that held me hard, heating my body…hijacking my heart…HIJACKING ME. The enticing and emotiona
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Michelle
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2017
This book is fun and sexy and will totally tug at your heartstrings. Macey wants more than anything to give her daughter the life she deserves. She goes to Vegas with high hopes that she will finally earn the money she needs to get away from her drunken mother and to give her daughter a better home and life. When she loses her money in an effort to double it at cards (as one does in Vegas) she runs into someone from her past and he offers to "buy" her for one week. He is filthy rich, she is ever ...more
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Wow, Heidi McLaughlin wrote one down and dirty story with Stripped Bare! An Arrogant Billionaire and Stripper.

Now, believe it or not, I am probably the only person in the world that has never seen the movie Pretty Woman. But, I do know the premise of it. Heidi McLaughlin put an interesting spin to it and turned a hard-hearted, cocky male into a beautiful man.

Macey and Finn. Explosive. In and out of bed. Macey has had a hard life and it trying, desperately to make ends meet and make a life for he
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Rejane
I thought this stripper trope was thing of past. Resurrecting from the oldies. Eye rolling. It wasn't my cuppa then.. still is not.
💯or. Que tédio. Ressuscitando trama.

I knew it couldn't be something new. Lol

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
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Natalia
Nov 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
The movie Pretty woman and the movie Striptease had a one night stand! 
​​​​​​​The result was this book!!!
Annie
Mar 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
1.5 stars- I couldn’t see past the characters

I had a host of issues with Stripped Bare but they all boil down to the fact that I really didn’t care for the hero and heroine. As my dislike grew for Macey and Finn, I became more critical of other aspects and it compounded for the bulk of the book. The plot is similar to Pretty Woman and the blurb sounded promising, but my inability to click with the characters eliminated my enjoyment.

When the book opens, we meet Macey. She’s had a difficult life a
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Julie

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Just as a heads up ... this is going to be a rough review. I'm going to try to keep everything constructive ... try being the operative word because I'm a little irritated. Maybe more than a little and it feels almost irrational. Which doesn't translate into anything good.

Without giving anything away that isn't in other reviews ... yes, this is a modern-day retelling of Pretty Woman. And by "retelling" I mean that it is pretty freaking close to the movie. Too close. There are some iconic scenes
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Sofia Lazaridou
Feb 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
The book started in the right (-ish) way, but in the end, it felt me with a sense of cheapness and a half-baked work. After finishing the book, I couldn't help but cringe and laugh at the same time because I was remembering Finn saying how mediocre and kind of forgettable the sex was between them. Also doesn't think highly of her for a long time. To be honest I am not sure if I think highly of Macey. I would have expected her to have done something more to make sure her daughter was living in be ...more
Jan
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pretty Woman Vegas style

I liked Stripped Bare which is very much like the movie Pretty Woman, with a different spin on it however there are a few references similar to the movie & I prefer originality.

Macey Webster, single mom, waitress and stripper in desperation takes a trip to vegas to make some money for herself and her daughter who have lived in poverty for 10 years.

Finn, billionaire hotel owner was Maceys one night stand that didn't look back, now a sought after bachelor, rich,cocky, a s
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Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Squeeze!!!! Stripped Bare is like Pretty Woman all over again for me, except with a twist (and I really loved Pretty Woman).

Macey is a single mother to her 10 year-old daughter. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, pregnant at the age of 17 with no one to lean on. For the past 10 years, she tried her best to make ends meet waitressing during the day and stripping at night. She is desperate to give her daughter a better life but it’s hard in the small town. Macey took a chance heading to
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Becca
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Macey Webster is single mom and just trying to make enough money to get away from her alcoholic mother and make a better life for her daughter. Waiting tables during the day and stripping at night, is barely feeding them, no less helping them get out of the slums. So when one of the stripper at her club tells her about stripping in Vegas and how much money she can make… Macey is all in.

But once she gets to Vegas, it ends up being not as easy as her friend told her. She has one week to try and ma
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MyMy (PunchDrunkLibrary)
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
PDL's Rating: 4 'Bare' Stars (Liked)

Stripped Bare reminded me a lot of one of my favorite movies – Pretty Woman! I read Stripped Bare in one sitting, which I did not plan to at all. It was a really quick read; one of those reads that you just need to know what will happen next. It’s not suspenseful in any way, since it is predictable. However, the characters were a bit unpredictable to me. In turn, it intrigued me and made me want to know more.

From the blurb, I didn’t expect the story to unfold
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Wit & Wonder Books
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **

Hott & Holy Hell! I can’t send enough praises for Heidi McLaughlin in her book Stripped Bare! This is a modern day Pretty Woman but so much better! Richard Gere has nothing on Finn McCormick!!

Macy who had a one night stand at the age of 17 has been living day by day, paycheck to paycheck to take care of herself and her daughter. Working two jobs to support them and living in a crummy location, she despises stripping but knows that stripping i
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Tiffany
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What would you be willing to do to provide for your child? For Macey, the answer was all too clear because there's nothing she wouldn't do for her daughter. What she didn't realize was that the past has a way of springing up to when you least expect it. Determined to follow through with her plan, Macey didn't realize exactly how much her life was about to change.

Finn is on top of the world and answers to no one. He works hard and has no issue taking pleasure where he sees fit. Being the owner o
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litljen
***I received an ARC from NetGalley and chose to review it***
(100% spoiler-free review)

Stripped Bare is one of those stories that you know is going to be great from the first page. It's funny, extremely sexy, emotional and heartbreaking which all combine for a sensational second-chance romance read. The chemistry between Finn and Macey is palpable throughout and their love scenes are scorching hot. While the premise is not entirely the same, this story reminded me very much of Pretty Woman which
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Sandy S
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars---

About the book: Release Date March 28,2017

They don’t call it the Strip for nothing. . . .

In this sinfully sexy Las Vegas romance from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, a man who has it all reunites with a woman who takes it all off.

Living in Sin City, Finn McCormick is no stranger to one-night stands, but the last person he expects to find losing big on the casino floor is a former high school fling. Even though Macey Webster’s clearly down on her luck, she’s still a knockout, and
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Love N. Books
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Pet’s $0.02

If someone had told me that Heidi McLaughlin would write a character I did not love, I’d have called them a liar and told them to shut their dirty lying mouth! But…and this hurts me to say, but I’ve found one I did not care for.

I loved Macey. She was a strong single mother doing whatever she had to do to make sure her daughter could live a better life than she had. She endured shit that no one should ever have to put up with and she did it with dignity. She didn’t ask for special con
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Quirks
Mar 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads

2.5 Stars

Stripped Bare is the first book in the Vegas Billionaire series (as mentioned above) and while I usually avoid novels with the word 'billionaire' in the name of the book or series (especially series), I gave this one a try because I've previously read and liked books by this author.

And though my experience with this book was better than the previous billionaire book, it wasn't great. This wasn't Heidi McLaughlin's best work. For one, the male prot
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Jackie Lane
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Macey Webster does what she has to in order to give her daughter, Morgan, a better life.

While in Vegas for a week to earn money (as a stripper), she comes face-to-face with a man from her past. In Pretty Woman style, he offers her money to be his escort for a week with the relationship ending after that week is over.

Can you care about someone in the course of a week, and if so, can you turn your feelings off when you leave? If/when you leave, are you taking your secret with you?

This was a fun re
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Siobhan Davis
Macey has been raising her ten-year-old daughter, Morgan, under very difficult circumstances, and doing the best she can. Needing to get her away from her dysfunctional mother, she takes a stripping gig in Vegas to make a chunk of cash and in doing so she crosses paths with her old highschool crush, Finn McCormick. Finn is a very successful casino and hotel owner who watches Macey lose big on the table and decides on a whim to proposition her.

Macey was an admirable character and her love for her
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Ana Buenrostro
Apr 22, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
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Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband, two daughters, and their three dogs.

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