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Love the Way You Lie

(Stripped #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  3,735 ratings  ·  395 reviews
A dark romance about the lies that lead us down…

I’ll do anything to get safe, even if that means working at the scariest club in town.

I’ll do anything to stay hidden, even if it means taking off my clothes for strangers.

I’ll do anything to be free. Except give him up. When he looks at me, I forget why I can’t have him. He’s beautiful and scarred. His body fits mine, fi
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published December 2016 by Amazon Digital Services (first published March 12th 2015)
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️


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Honey isn't my real name, but as each day goes by, I feel less and less like Honor Moretti.

This is Honor Moretti's story. She's the daughter of a Mafia don and she's on the run. On the run from her father, from her ruthless fiancée, from the Mob. Her one and only goal is to keep her 16-year old sister Clare, safe. If she has to strip to do it, she will. Sometimes you're best hidden when you're in plain view...

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Honor (stage name Honey) senses him i

Honor Moretti is on the run. She run away from her father, a Mafia Don and her asshole fiancée to protect herself and her sister. To do that she works a as stripper in a shitty bar, offering up extras for more cash. One night she meets Kip, a mysterious stranger who’s interested in her more than her usual clients. She doesn’t like the way he watches her and she feels there’s something more about him than his dangerous looks.

”I felt his interest, more than sexual. I felt his suspicion. I
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TITLE: Love the Way You Lie
AUTHOR: Skye Warren
GENRE: Erotica | Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: March 12th 2015

I did find myself humming "Love The Way You Lie" by EMINEM (feat. Rihanna) due to the bloody title of this book, now I am stuck with this song in my head lol

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that's alright because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
~ Becs ~
Ugh! I do so hate it when this happens. After the awesome Prequel to this series, I was positively salivating for Love The Way You Lie, counting down the days to its release and then it didn't quite live up to my expectations. Skye Warren is an author I've enjoyed many times before in the past and I'm really sad this one didn't quite hit the mark for me.

After the prequel, I think I was probably expecting Clara's story but the story we get is of her elder sister, Honor, who had escaped with her f
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I honestly don't even know what to say about this book. I can't pinpoint what exactly it was about it that I didn't like, but I just felt so disconnected from the story and the characters that I couldn't enjoy it. So many things were happening and for me they just didn't work together. I ended up skimming some of the end because my interest was totally lost.

I can say that I found the heroine interesting for the majority of the beginning and wanting to know more about her kept me interested unti
4 Stars!

Review after vacation, when I have better internet! 😎😉
Feb 13, 2020 rated it liked it
2,5 'boring' stars

My disappointment might have something to do with who the main characters are. After reading the prequel I was so ready for Gio and Clara (btw their book is the fourth. Why hyped me up with their story and then let me wait so long for them??)

Anyway, Honor and Kip were not that interesting. Honor is such a bland character. She suffered so much throughout her whole life but I just couldn't bring myself to care about her. And Kip is a typical bad boy with a knight-in-a-shining-arm
Type: Standalone book 1 of Stripped series
POV: First Person - Female

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

“I’m afraid of dying, but I’m more afraid of never living.”

Honor Moretti was the daughter of a Mob boss who has been caged by her father’s will her whole life. When she finally had enough, she took her sister and ran away from the toxic environment. To make ends meet, she worked as a stripper and caught the eye of a customer.

Kip was not just any cus
Sex, Lies And Betrayals

On the run from her abusive fiancé and her Mafia father, Honor has turned to selling the only asset she has...herself. Stripping under the name of Honey, at a rundown club on the rough side of town, she's willing to do anything to avoid discovery. All that matters is that she and Clara are safe, away from Byron and his friends.

When a mysterious stranger begins showing interest in Honey at the club, things aren't adding up. Despite the warnings and her suspicions, she finds
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve been wondering if this series is related to the last 3 series I’ve read before. And I was so glad to see that there were some connections.
But somehow... this book had less spark than the other 7 books written by Skye that I’ve read these days.
Honor and Kip were a strange couple. Not that I mind, but I just felt like something was missing. I got used to Gabriel and Damon who were rough and knew what they wanted, but Kip gave me the impression that he was confused.
I loved the fact that the
Sep 10, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Mar 07, 2017 added it
dnf at 16% for now.

i'm really not feeling this and am trying to read it for the past three weeks. i don't find myself caring for any of the characters or story, really.

i'll probably read this some other time, but on hold for now.

Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
☆3.5 Stars☆

Nice story, I loved the way it started and the writing was beautiful, but something was missing for me. To me it lacked a hero, until I realized the herione Honor was the hero and the herione. The story is mostly about Honor and how she's trying to survive after running from her mafia family. The relationship between Kip and Honor kindled so fast that I just didn't connect to them and I found their chemistry lacking. I think I was expecting to see more of Kip in this story. Overall, a
~Aurora Walsh~
“I'm afraid of the wind, afraid of its force, but what I didn't realize is that the greater danger lay ahead of me. Kip is my cliff. Every gust of wind pushes me closer. It's only a matter of time before I fall.”
― Skye Warren, Love the Way You Lie

Ok so here's the thing. It's not that I didn't like Skyes book. Great writing, amazing story. My problem is about Clara and Giovanni.

Yup, folks. And quite frankly I'm kinda pissed. Where the heck did Gio go!? I was really excited to continue on in ther
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Few things tiny things were left unfinished... mainly Gio :(
I wanted to believe something better happened.. but we weren't told.

The end was TOOOOO rushed up maybe, I felt...

But none the less, I liked the story! Dark, Gritty, Forbidden.
Loved the whole plot, really enjoyed the authors writing.

I'll surely be reading more of her books.

It wasn't as good as the prequel, maybe a .25 star lesser than the prequel. I LOVED Honor's characters. And Kip... *sigh* loved him too.

The story, about the tigers st
This one was okay, maybe a 2.5. Mostly meh, I am more interested in the little sister and the continuation of her story in the prequel.
Apr 30, 2020 rated it liked it
“What’s your name?” His voice is low—and desperate? That can’t be right. He doesn’t need anything from me. He could have gone to a bar. With that hard jaw and hard body, he would have had his pick. Any girl would have hopped on the back of the motorcycle I suspect he has. And yet he’s here.

He can pay for my mouth. He can even pay for my orgasms. He doesn’t get my name.


He laughs, a little coarse, a little bitter. But his eyes, they understand. They’re almost soft, tender as they look down
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Ok...first and foremost, as I was reading the book, automatically the song Love the Way You Lie by Eminem and Rihanna does pop into my head. And in Skye Warren's newest release, love and lies are the main themes in this book. When I first read the prequel, I thought I was going to be reading the continuation of Gio and Clara's story but I was totally surprised that this book was about Honor, Clara's older sister. And I love that I
Aug 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story was full of mystery and emotion from beginning to end. I was sucked in when I started because there was this heartbreaking aura surrounding the main character, Honour. There’s a lot of emotion coming from her, being stripped of the life she knew, which could be considered as a good one, but she would rather be stripping for strangers. It provides her with protection whilst at the same time ripping her soul and leaving her lonely. It was honestly heartbreaking witnessing her situation. ...more
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Contains TOUGH LOVE and LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE - the first two books in the bestselling Stripped series! Meet two sisters and the dangerous men they fall in love with…

He’s the son of a mafia foot soldier. My father is the boss. I shouldn’t even know Giovanni. And I definitely shouldn’t kiss him. Our relationship is doomed to fail, but that won’t stop me from trying.

Not every girl w
Tpagirl Loves Romance
Love The Way You Lie was the first book in the Stripped series by Skye Warren.

The prequel, Tough Love, ended with Honor and her sister Clara on the run in order to be safe from the violence of the mafia. She was the eldest daughter to the local mafia Don and was engaged to the new mafia Don - both evil and violent men. Love the Way You Lie began with them in hiding. Honor was working as a stripper to keep Clara safe. It was told with a single POV while Warren used a mixture of present with flash
This was just an ok read for me. Quite honestly, it will probably be one of those books that in time I will forget what happened. I see this is part of the "Stripped" series...considering that this series is about the strippers who work in a strip joint, I can see why!!! There was a lot of suspense in this story, and for that I really enjoyed learning different information about the characters as the story progressed. By the end of the story though, when the hero and heroine revealed their feeli ...more
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars
I loved the plot, Honor, daughter of a Mob boss, is a runaway, escaping her father and protecting her sister Clara, while dancing on a strip club to survive. She meets Kip, a customer with a dark past and secrets to hide. But he is not just a customer, he's dark, twisted,scary, but he wants to take care of her, and she wants to let him, but she can't let her guard down.
There are some many twists and secrets, I loved them! But I don't give it more stars because I didn't really like the
Melanie (mells_view)
Ok so.. a friend recommended this one. I started reading it, and realized that I’ve actually read it before. I’m not going to rate it, because I don’t actually remember if it was good or not. I think I liked it... but yeah. No rating. Only adding so I know I read it once upon a time.
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Honestly thought this one would have more twists and action. I mean, it's okay but not enough DRAMA.
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3.5 stars.

"Honey" is a stripper but she's also the daughter of a mob boss. She ran away to escape the abuse of her fiance and to protect her sister. During one of her performances she sees a "dangerous guy" but before she thinks he's dangerous, she feels the pickles on the back of her neck that a cop is nearby. What? First off, unless this is a paranormal, stop with crap like that. Anyway she's not even right, but he is someone unexpected.

Anywho the story is slow for a while. She gets other dud
3. 5 stars

A really enjoyable romantic suspense, I think I'm still wrung up of the prequel that I want more of that but I think it won't happen because the story mostly surrounded the ladies at the strip club.
After reading the prequel, I think like everyone else, we wanted Clara and Gio's story! I mean come on, you can't left us hanging without knowing what happened to that poor guy.

Moving on, this book is about Clara's older sister, Honor. If you read the prequel, you will have a better understanding about their circumstances. They flee their mobster father because he was putting out his own daughters to the wolves. Honor had enough when she learn that Clara will be the next victim, so they flee.

Di Covey/TwistedBookReviews
5 Stripped Stars!

Strippers, Killers, Mobsters, Oh, My! A suspenseful, twisty treat for the dark lovers.

I loved this one. I'm a Skye Warren fan as it is, but this book just solidified my love for her writing. Love the Way Lie is tame in comparison to her others works, it's not as dark as some, but darker than others. Some where in the middle. I'm going to be vague
in my review because I don't want to spoil.

Honey strips to stay hidden. A past better left forgotten, but how can you forget? Her pr
I wanted to like this more. The writing is good; solid and clean. Honor and Kip work well together and apart. The plot has some decent twists and the supporting characters keep everything interesting. Sadly, my expectations of this story ruined it for me. A part of me felt betrayed and deceived. It was supposed to be a 'dark new adult romance' and instead I got something else. Not sure what that was. There was no edge to it, not real grit, and I didn't feel it when the author tried. The only thi ...more
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