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Strip Me Bare

(Strip You #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  2,636 ratings  ·  511 reviews
"I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me bare."

Do you ever stop loving someone just because they’re gone?

Five years ago, Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remington’s life without a trace. He was the one she gave her heart to, her soul to — and her virginity to. So, imagine her s
Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published October 5th 2017 (first published October 5th 2013)
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Elysian Fields This is an updated, re-release of the same story. This author, M.Never, wrote the previous one under a different name. There have been changes, though…moreThis is an updated, re-release of the same story. This author, M.Never, wrote the previous one under a different name. There have been changes, though there are many it is the same story. (less)
Robin People that have read both, they claim the first is the prologue. So it's recommended that you read the first, but I guess you can go without it, I th…morePeople that have read both, they claim the first is the prologue. So it's recommended that you read the first, but I guess you can go without it, I think.(less)

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Louise Roach
Whoah!! I was not expecting that book at all... I went into this pretty blind, not even reading the blurb, yet having been a follower of M.Never's writing for some time I was pretty sure it would be an enjoyable read. Well I think it has just become my favourite book of hers!

A story that started off well, following a great plot, steady, but nothing physically blowing me away... then suddenly it just switched for me and I just had to keep turning the pages. I could not put it down, have devoured
Bookhooking (Tanya Childress)
What a breath of fresh air that just might strip you bare ;0) I really really enjoyed this book. It was a nice change for me with extremely likable characters, witty dialogue between them and some issues that hit home for me personally. I was laughing and swooning at only 10% in and in my book that's a great start.

The story starts out with Emily, her friends, and her cousin, Alana, on their way to Culture, a male strip club, for Emily's bachelorette party. These ladies have quite the time and I

Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
3.5 “We meet again” stars!!

M. Never shocked the heck out of me with the surprisingly warm, heartfelt, charming and sweet story found within the pages of Strip Me Bare. I found strippers, lawyers, broken hearts, injustice, heartache, family strain, family ties, and an amazingly wholesome attempt at a second chance at love.

Ryan and Alana fell in love five years ago. It was the stuff of legends, the type of love that everyone searches for. One night they went all the way and the next mornin


I really, really liked this! It was nothing like I'd thought it'd be. I was expecting a sweet and light romance. It was that, but so much more. It was realistic, angsty and sexy. Second chances are beautiful.
It wasn't your typical stripper story and the ending was very realistic. It wasn't a fairytale, it wasn't overdone but it was completely satisfying.

I really liked Alana. She knew the risks involved in being with Ryan, but she went after what she knew was right. She was wealthy but lacked lov
Nashoda Rose
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"M. Never delivers an emotional, sexy, and passionate second chance romance that’ll have you fighting for Ryan and Alana's love right along side them."
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I will settle at around 3.5 stars.

So let's just let this sink in. Our hero, well he's stripper. Yep. A hip-rolling-crotch-gyrating-pants-taking-off stripper. And he's hot and he knows it.

When Alana shows up at Culture for her cousins bachelorette party the last thing she expected was to find the man who took her virginity and disappeared five years ago.

But there he is, decked out in jeans and a cowboy hat riding her cousin like it's going out of style.

When Alana flees from the club
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing

That's what this book will do to ya!!. Don't say I didn't warn you ;) nobody writes hot sexy , panty melting alphas like M. Here she creates Ryan Pierce out of her imaginative mind . He's hot AF , he's smoulderingly sexy and he can mooooooove baby! . Gyrating, dry humping ladies to make them scream and shriek. Yeah cause he's the hottest stripper at Culture , an upscale club in Manhattan. In walks in Alana Remington, a prim and poised Law student who was his dream once.
Dreams shatter and life g
Rating: 1.25 / 5 stars

Not my cup of tea. Disliked the fact that heroine was a wishy-washy doormat character to her father; disliked the fact that she let her insecurities/jealousy get the better of her one minute, and the ignore it the next; disliked the protagonist (who came off as snobby and elitist, in my opinion); disliked the slut shaming.

The second I saw the protagonist slut-shame characters, I was pretty much #done with the book. She was catty, petty, over jealous, and so "perfect and am
Aestas Book Blog
Oct 15, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soon
Male stripper alert!!!! OMG!! Love the sound of this!

“I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me bare.”

Do you ever stop loving someone just because they’re gone?

Five years ago Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remington’s life without leaving so much as a post-it note behind. He was the one she gave her heart to, her soul to and her virginity to. So imagine her surprise when she finds him dancing at on
Romance Readers Retreat
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've read a number of books by this author and I've loved them. They are griping, compelling and gritty.

With this book, I'm really torn. I really struggled to get into it to begin with. I found Ryan a little deficient, for want of a better word. I couldn't put my finger on why but I just couldn't feel that connection. I found him frustrating.

As for Alana, I'm not often a big fan of the female lead in books and this wasn't any different. She capitulated far too quickly. I think that her family re
So I'm not going to rate this book because I should have DNF'd it from the first few pages, but I'm a glutton for punishment, so I kept reading. I greatly did not like this book because I am so against this weak, needy female lead who forgives too easily, and Alana is one of them.

Alana meets Ryan, they fall in love, and he takes her virginity, only to disappear the next morning. He's gone for 5 years when Alana sees him at a strip club as Jack the Stripper. Now, instead of leaving, she runs bac
Laura Lee
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Strip Me Bare
By: M. Never
4.5 Stars

M. Never has become one of the Authors who I can guarantee a satisfied one-click purchase. This one doesn’t disappoint!!

Alana is on track to becoming the successful lawyer her father set out to make her. Starting law school in the spring, moving into her own place, life is getting better. It’s taken a toll on Alana’s life but for 5 years, she has wondered why… Why did he leave?

Ryan has fought his demons, tried to carry all the burden a twin brother could handle
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book is in the top favorites for 2013. I absolutely loved this book. I never wanted it to end and couldn’t put it down. To see what Alana went through and what she had to deal with from her father was heart breaking. But to see her grow as a character and realize certain things was amazing. She was a great character and I loved reading about her.

Now on to the really good stuff. Ryan also known as Jack the Stripper. Ohh how I loved him. The way that Alana finally saw him at the beginning of
Oct 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: second-chance
Great "Magic Mike" concept with a sad backstory.

Alana and Ryan are a happy coupling until he disappears...just after they consummated their relationship.

5 years on, and Alana is at her cousin and best friends bachelorette party at Culture, NY's male stripping venue. Her cousin, Emily, is on the stage being subjected to Jack the Stripper's pelvic undulations, when he rips off his mask. He's hot, he's ripped, he's sex on a stick....he's a very familiar face!

Rich girl meets poor boy from the other
Sheryl C. Nash
TOTALLY enjoyed this... can't wait to read more strippers errmmm... stories (LOL, y'all can tell where my mind was...) from you, Marissa!!!!
Naughty Book Blog
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sexy stripper with a clever stage name who isn't afraid to love one woman? Yes please!
I must confess it took me a little warming up to get into this story. The intrigue was there. Why did Ryan disappear from her life suddenly all those years ago? I didn't have to wonder long. That question was answered quickly. But Alana left me a little bit frustrated. She has this amazing guy and I must give her credit for her mature attitude towards the fact that her boyfriend is basically the hottest male s
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
3.5 stars

I enjoyed this second chance romance.

Alana and Ryan's relationship started five years ago. They were fire and gasoline. The two were combustible but perfect for each other and then Ryan left Alana with no word as to where in the hell he was going. It didn't help matters that she handed him her V card the night before.

Now five years later, Alana is closed off still tending to her bruised heart and wondering what went wrong. Her best friend's bachelorette party is the perfect distraction
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When your ex-love becomes Jack the F^cking Stripper – 5 Stars

I simply love second chance romances. Yep. And MNever’s latest offering had me hooked in the Prologue and sprinting through the book almost in one sitting. I was so excited that I started to skim pages, and had to force myself to stop and re-trace steps. It was simply too good to not glean every bit of the story that M. provided for me.

Alana and Ryan met when they were young. Their relationship was short, intense and passionate. He was
Maria's Book Blog
** I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. **

I've got three words for you: Jack The Stripper. Enough said. Holy hotness! You seriously can't ever go wrong with male strippers. Especially when they're super intense alpha-males intent on staking their claim.

I'm not going to lie, I was so ready to hate Ryan for just up and disappearing on Alana for 5 freakin years! Who does that?! He needed to have one hell of an excuse just to win ME over, forget Alana. Needless to say he succeeded an
Heather andrews
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off, I loved this book, secondly I was kinda happy when someone met their demise that may be a little cruel but I was still happy, also I kept waiting for Ryan to do something stupid but he did me proud and didn't. "Alana the girl has no damn filter, "no. I am not okay, I spent the last five years wondering what the hell happened to you, and when I finally find you, you're, you're..." I can barely say the words, "Jack the effing Stripper?" When we see Ryan again we can see the persistence ...more
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Title: Strip Me Bare
Author: M. Never
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Main Characters: Ryan/Alana
Favorite Character(s): N/A
Hero's Traits: Sweet, Kind, Passionate, Determined, Loyal and Loving
Heroine's Traits: Kind, Smart, Funny, Loyal and Caring
Release Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Others By This Author: Ghostface Killer
*All Highly Recommended*

I really enjoyed this second chance romance, it was super romantic and a kinda insta-lovey in my opinion, I also loved the humour! As this was a second chance romance I expe
Lavinia Urban
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky to be a beta reader for this book

The Princess and the Pauper

Well if I am honest I was not sure what I would be getting with this book. For one I did not expect to cry, which I did on two occasions near the end.

Marissa has a great way of telling the story of an emotionless rich girl called Alana and a sexy stripper called Ryan.

When Alana goes to her cousins bacholerette party at her a strip club the last person she expected to see what Ryan who ran out on her five years ago afte
Anne OK
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads
Now this is what I'm talkin' about . . . lots of fun-to-read moments, a complete package of elements for a sexy, romantic and angst-ridden romance all rolled into "Strip Me Bare." Whew! Jack the Stripper was a whole lotta hotness but Ryan was the real deal! I'm so glad that Alana wasn't the picture perfect daddy's little rich girl. She had strength and worked it hard. Together they faced down some pretty difficult situations and met life face-on.

And after all that, a picture perfect HAPPILY EV
S. Ann Cole
This duet was spectacular. It gave me those old skool feels. Those 2011 - 2013 indie romance feels. Feels that I haven't had in a long, long time. Don't know how I just found out about this duet, but thank God I did. Totally loved and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Beneath The Covers Blog
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, sonal, 2017-reads
Full review can be found HERE -->

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.* ~Sonal
Tracy Wilkin
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Incredible. Delectable. Divine. Gratifying. Lascivious. Libidinous. Steamy. Tragic. Sorrowful. Beautiful. Alluring. Magnificent. Genuine. Undisguised. Sublime. These are just some of the words that describe Strip Me Bare.

Ryan and Alana fell in love as young adults. Their lve was a fairytale waiting to be written. Until it wasn't. WHen Ryan disappars, leaving Alana with a crushed heart and many unanswered questions. She has never been able to forget and move on. So when she discovers he is a str

Alana, her cousin and friends go to a strip club to celebrate her cousin's bachelorette party. When one of the strippers comes out on stage Alana is shocked to see her first love, Ryan. She gave everything to Ryan 5 years ago including her virginity and he just disappeared the next day. When Ryan realizes Alana is there he tells her he has always loved her and can explain his disappearance.

"I've been dead for five years Alana."
"You look pretty alive to me."
"I came back to life five minutes
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a blogger, Strip Me Bare was one of those books I live for. It was by a new to me author with an interesting plot- first loves ripped apart only to find each other five years again inside the strip club as he's shaking his money maker for strange women. Can this work? An emotionally closed off law student and a dancer who disappeared five years ago without a trace? The answer is YES it works! It works so much I've already read this book twice this week alone. I loved Ryan and Alana, I loved t ...more
2.5 stars, not at all an angsty book for the subject matter, the heroine seemed wishy washy.
I liked this read, it was sweet and nice with some issues. The hero's story was sad but his behaviour was utterly confusing to me. He knew what his brother was like but he loaned his car to him, albeit in good faith, but after having taken the fall for him previously and then did not even think to check his car. He had the love of his life in that car, for crying out loud!!! Not a very bright fellow it se
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Marissa Carmel has loved writing ever since a young age. She has a duel degree in History and Political Science, but took as many creative writing classes in college as she could. She spent most of her twenties bartending which is where she met her husband and a multitude of interesting people. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s hanging out with her family, experimenting in her kitchen or do ...more

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“Alana, you could never disappoint me," he shifts while still on top of me. "I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me bare.” 5 likes
“I've been dead for five years Alana." "You look pretty alive to me." He shakes his head, "I came back to life five minutes ago.” 4 likes
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