11 October 2013

Stripped by Brenda Rothert - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Brenda Rothert 
Release Date: 05/27/13
New Adult Contemporary Romance

Abby Gillis is used to being called a promiscuous, uneducated whore. It’s all in a day’s work when you’re a stripper. Since her job allows her to support her siblings, 24-year-old Abby takes it all off in stride. She’s never had trouble keeping men at arm’s length – until she meets

ER physician Chris Reneau, who is sexy, sweet and interested in more than what’s beneath her clothes. As their relationship unfolds, Abby becomes increasingly aware of the desire building in her for the first time, and of her yearning to be wanted by the one man who truly sees all of her.

Commitment-averse Chris finds himself in uncharted territory. He wants Abby, that’s clear, but he can’t accept not having all of her. As the distance between them erodes, he tries to convince Abby to give up stripping for a chance at something real.

As the two of them get closer, Abby realizes that truly baring it all has nothing to do with her body. Chris makes her feel more exposed than she ever has, and she has to grapple with what’s left when her notions about herself and those around her are stripped away, leaving only the naked truth.


She’s a stripper…

He’s a doctor…

What happens when a stripper falls in love with a doctor??? 
 I work in a big hospital, and when a news like this comes into our midst – everyone is going to have a field day. I don’t want to sound judgmental – but come on – among all the girls in and outside the hospital, why the world would he choose someone who works in a strip club?? 
 The same question popped into my mind when I started reading this novel. Abby Gillis must be someone really special for Chris Reneau to spend time with. She’s been working in a strip club for four years now, it has been easy money. Dance, strip and you have what you need. But Abby has more responsibilities than a 24-year old should have. She’s taking care of her young siblings and sick mother, she’s paying the bills and buying food for the house. The only thing she does in the club is dance, it never troubled her before, until she met the Greek god himself, Dr. Chris Reneau.

 I love ER doctors!!! I find them really smart because they work under great pressure and time constraint to save lives. Here’s Chris who is hot, sexy, smart, kind and one of a kind. He likes her, for her, and not just the fact that she has an awesome body and can dance like nobody else. He’s not interested in any relationships, right now.
 But as they spend more and more time as friends, they get to know more about each other, no matter how hard they stopped it, the attraction grows and love develops. Can a relationship work with someone who is afraid of commitment and someone who is afraid to trust? Can Chris get past the issue of Abby’s work? Can Abby give up her job and learn to accept help from people who are ready to give it? 
 Both had past and present issues to deal with – and they are more serious than I would have realized. Heavy stuffs but I’m glad they found each other. It took a lot of effort, time, and hard work before they finally get into their senses, and when they did – it was worth it. 
  Stripped is not exactly what I imagined it to be – I would have pegged it for a bolder and sexier novel (don’t get me wrong, it’s still hot and sexy), it has depth, emotions, and lessons. Some people may easily judge others because of their work, what they don’t know is that everyone has reasons behind their actions. 
*ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.


Brenda Rothert lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three sons. She was a daily print journalist for nine years, during which time she enjoyed writing a wide range of stories.

These days Brenda writes New Adult Romance in the Contemporary and Dystopian genres.

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