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{Review} Better When It Hurts (Stripped #2)

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Better When It Hurts By Skye Warren
Stripped #2
Read January 2016
3 stars

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Synopsis

A forbidden romance about pain that binds us together…
Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy.
And my foster brother.
Now he’s back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It’s payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.

Series Reading Order

#0.5 Tough Love
#1 Love The Way You Lie
#2 Better When It Hurts
#2.5 Even Better
#3 Pretty When You Cry
#3.5 Caught For Christmas

Review

I don’t really know what to make of this book. I enjoyed the story and the plot, the characters struggles to overcome their past differences but I just couldn’t get into it so much as I was hoping for.

The main thing was that I just couldn’t connect with the heroine, Lola. There was just something about her that just wasn’t working for me. I was really wishing she would decided about who she wanted to be. At the start of the book she came across as a strong woman who has conquered her past and then the next chapter she is scared little Hannah again. It some parts it was hard to follow which personality she really wanted to be.

I did enjoy Blue. He was a little different to some other characters. But sometimes I was wishing he would date someone else. It felt like he wasn’t getting his equal in Hannah. I guess you can’t choose who you love in the end.

I’m happy that they finally got together, but maybe not happy with how they went about it.

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better when it hurts book

Better When It Hurts by Skye Warren
Stripped #2

Synopsis

A forbidden romance about pain that binds us together…

Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy.

And my foster brother.

Now he’s back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It’s payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.

Better When it Hurts is an intense and heartbreakingly beautiful story. I couldn’t read fast enough to see what would happen next with Blue and Lola. A definite 5 star read for sure!”

~ Jenika Snow, USA Today bestselling author

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BETTER WHEN IT HURTS is a full-length bad boy romance novel that does stand alone.

Fair warning: Blue is a cruel bastard and a dirty talker!

Books in the Stripped series

½. Tough Love (prequel)

  1. Love the Way You Lie
  2. Better When It Hurts
  3. Pretty When You Cry

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Praise for Better When It Hurts:

“5 Angsty Love-versus-Hate Stars! Better When It Hurts sucked me in hook, line, and sinker within the first few pages.” – Allison, The Reading Escapade Book Blog

“There’s one thing I can say with certainty, Skye Warren never fails to deliver a heartfelt, slightly dark, I can’t stop turning the pages story. This one is no different.” – Di, Twisted Sisters

“Very Angsty 5 Star Read! This book is so compelling, you won’t be able to put it down, this is one of those books that you’ll want to save to re-read.” – Melissa, Books Can Take You There

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About the author

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Houston, Texas, with her loving family, three dogs, and one evil cat.

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