Friday, March 11, 2016

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Stripped Raw by Prescott Lane


I’m a yes girl. Get your mind out of the gutter; I’m not talking about sex. I’m talking about saying yes to whatever comes my way in life. So when I had the chance to move to Europe after college, I said, yes. When I had the chance to open my own lingerie line, I said, yes. And when my stepsister got diagnosed with cancer and needed me to come home and help her raise her daughter, I said, yes. That’s me, Kenzie — the yes girl! In every area of my life but one —Love. Always the first to leave a relationship. Will I be able to say yes to love — to Kane — to being happy? Or will I simply come undone and be stripped raw?


Don’t let Kenzie fool you! She’s a master at hiding behind a laugh and a smile. Being an attorney, I prefer the facts. This story isn’t as light and happy as my yes girl would have you believe. No laugh can sugar coat what we are facing: I’ve lost everything. I know what it’s like to be left raw. But sometimes that’s the only way to find love. To strip yourself down, let the other person see all your shit, and hope they love you anyway.

“I’m the good girl, very responsible, girl-next-door type.”

Should I tell her I took the virginity of the girl next door? Probably not. “I think you’re more than that,” I say, taking a step closer to her. That wasn’t a line. I really mean it. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think so.

I inch even closer, but she looks confused — a little like she wants me to kiss her, a little like she wants me to screw her, but mostly like she doesn’t want me to do anything more. I can’t blame her; we only met a few hours ago. Deacon is wrong about the one night stand thing. This woman isn’t looking for a hookup. I’m not, either. One night with her wouldn’t be enough. So I take a step back, my fists clenched at my sides to redirect my energy.
“That was my first catalog,” Kenzie says. “I plan on doing two a year.” She reaches for a sketchbook on her work table. “This is what I’m working on for the next line. I’ll be photographing them pretty soon. The line is inspired by men’s clothing, so pinstripes and. . . .”

She keeps talking about the different fabrics, colors, and textures she plans to use. I have no idea what she is saying, but marvel over what I’m seeing — corsets and bustiers, vests with garter belts, bras, and G-strings. I love that these ideas, these fantasies, came out of her mind. She is so much more than she thinks, so much more than the girl next door.

Kenzie flips to another sketch, this one of a navy bra and panty set with stockings and heels. That will look perfect on her — especially bent over my office desk. My cock throbbing, I take a deep breath and try to focus on what Kenzie is saying. My eyes search the catalog pages for anything to distract me. “What’s this?”

“Cuffs,” she says, “like on a man’s dress shirt. But these double as handcuffs.”

Okay, that’s it. The arts-and-crafts show is officially driving me crazy. My dick is rock hard now, and I can’t take it anymore.

I have to admit this story at first was a little insta-love for me and I wasn't sure how I was going to like it completely... but as the story unfolds more things come in to play and I found that I did enjoy the second half of the book alot more than the first part.  I would give this book a 3.5 stars and would recommend to others.  I would say what I took away most from this story was to love without regret, you never know what life will throw at you.  This story had many layers to it and you will not feel complete with it till the very end.  It was a tearjerker for me in parts so you may need a few tissues handy.  It also has some hot steamy scenes that will melt your panties.  

Kenzie is the good girl and keeps to herself and her family, but when she decides to expand her lingerie business by going on live T.V. she definitely didn't expect just a laugh to leave her spellbound.  She doesn't let that change her path she is taking in her life because after all the debut on TV couldn't have gone worse.. she never imagined what would happen following the interview when the sexy as sin laugh appears in her shop with a sexy as sin body and face to match.... 

Kane is a lawyer and he buries himself in work because he has tried the relationship thing and it didn't work out so well for him the first time around.  He finds himself in quite the predicament when he goes to confront a woman that his step-brother wants sued because of what he calls slander.  When he arrives to let the woman know what he came there for he can't go through with threatening her... he is also spellbound by Kenzie.   

These 2 start to go down a very rocky road, secrets are being kept and hearts are being protected...will careers and responsibilities stand in there way?  Can they strip each other down enough to get to the raw parts of there hearts?  

Get to one-clickin to find out. 

This book started out ok for me but as it progressed I fell in love with it.

Kenzie will give the shirt off her back for family and friends. But she has been jilted in love and will leave a relationship before she is left. She swears off men citing distractions as she is focusing on the launch of her new lingerie line. As she is waiting to be interviewed (to gain further exposure) she hears a mans laugh and is inexplicably drawn to him.

After a disastrous interview the voice shows up at her shop. And he draws her in just as much as his laugh did. She tries to keep Kane at bay. Not only is lingerie line just starting but she is also a package deal with her niece (her sister is dying of cancer).

Kane's moto - love without regret. And that's what he tries to show Kenzie.

Will she let him in? Go one click to find out.

1 x $25 Amazon Gift Card
1 x Signed copy of Stripped Raw & swag

Prescott Lane is the author of First Position, Perfectly Broken, and her new release, Quiet Angel. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life. 

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