The Bride Stripped Bare: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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A woman disappears, leaving behind an incendiary diary chronicling a journey of sexual awakening. To all who knew her, she was the good wife: happy, devoted, content. But the diary reveals a secret self, one who's discovered that her new marriage contains mysteries of its own. She has discovered a forgotten Elizabethan manuscript that dares to speak of what women truly desire, and inspired by its revelations, she tastes for the first time the intoxicating power of knowing what she wants and how to get it. The ...

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The Bride Stripped Bare: A Novel

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Overview

A woman disappears, leaving behind an incendiary diary chronicling a journey of sexual awakening. To all who knew her, she was the good wife: happy, devoted, content. But the diary reveals a secret self, one who's discovered that her new marriage contains mysteries of its own. She has discovered a forgotten Elizabethan manuscript that dares to speak of what women truly desire, and inspired by its revelations, she tastes for the first time the intoxicating power of knowing what she wants and how to get it. The question is: How long can she sustain a perilous double life?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062191472
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/29/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 70,964
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nikki Gemmell is the internationally bestselling author of The Bride Stripped Bare and With My Body, as well as Shiver, Alice Springs, and The Book of Rapture. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her family.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Do those complaining READ the description or sample?

    For the dumba$$es complaining about the sexual content of this novel...what did you *think* it was about? To each their own in terms of what appeals to you regarding sex or reading material, but don't trash a book simply because you find the subject content taboo or inappropriate for your morals, etc.

    I personally think you're a bunch of hypocrites for reading a book that is clearly described as a tale of a woman's "sexual awakening" and then complaining about graphic sex scenes. One woman had the nerve to preach that what happens between her and her husband behind closed doors is sacred...then why are you reading about another woman's sex life??? And no one asked you about your own sex life anyway, prudie. Sheesh.

    21 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Boring

    I find graphic sex boring. I prefer the emotional space to create my own fantasy. In addition, does anyone out there realize HOW filthy the Elizabethans were????? They had no teeth for God's sake because they had all rotted out! Henry the VIII's queen lost all her babies not because she was infertile, but because of her disgustingly poor hygeine. This is not my idea of "hot". Try Daphne du Maurier for hot. Or maybe Jane Eyre.

    19 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Graphic

    This should be labeled a graphic or erotic novel.

    14 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2005

    I was shocked

    I could not believe how well written this book is. I thought I would be upset on the diary style writting but no it put a nice twist on things. Women who are willing to open themselves up and look inside their mind, heart and body, will see themselves in these pages. What a delightful, thought provoking book!!! The end will leave you wanting more.

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2006

    Beautifully Raw

    This book will stir emotions -happiness, sadness, angst, sympathy, empathy, and leave you longing for more. Your heart will pound and it will break. The beautifully written prose is simple and yet, complex. There are words that you want to go back hang on to...nourish and dissect. Unforgettable.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Good thing I read the reviews first........

    I am not really drawn to graphic sex novels myself so I've saved myself time better spent on other things (watching grass grow would be more interesting, or maybe actually having sex!) not to mention the cost of the book.

    7 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2006

    Worth The Read!

    I bought this book - the title alone caught my attention. Few days later, I finally got around to reading this. I couldn't peel myself away from the book. The diary captivated in her journey of sexual awakening and how I despited her husband Cole for denying her the ultimate sexual satisification and I hated her so-called best friend Diz for not being a true friend to her. But above all, I fell in love with Gabriel. It was really amazing how Nikki Gemmell was able to corporate an ancient Elizabethan manuscript with her 'diary'.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2008

    love it love it love it

    I found this when I was looking around for books and picked it up, opened it, and was completely sucked into it. There are so many reasons why I love this book and I feel a major one is that she just lets go. She lets herself be free to sensuality, to try new things, to be erotic, and out of her normal comfort zone. To give into her mind and desires. <BR/><BR/>Parts of this book will also leave you with feelings of sadness and confusion, and bits of anger. I think the way it was written as a journal really made you feel like you were the character, like you were reading your own diary. I loved every bit of it. Borrowed it to a friend and never got it back. I am going to get it today so I can read it again = )

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2006

    A truly captivating and familiar story

    I couldn't put this book down. Intriguing and so graphic, I identified with many of the emotions and actions of the 'bride.' Evokes memories of an intensely erotic past relationship and a present yearning for the feelings and adventures long gone.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    Awful

    Worst book I ever read

    4 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2007

    Amazingly Written

    I was surprised, amazed and couldn't put it down. I read it in 3 days!! It was a fast read thanks to the diary style but the information in each of her 'lessons' was painfully blunt and I found myself at times blushing, which is pretty hard to do! I thought it was fantastic and already have people asking to borrow it! I absolutely loved it.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Dislike

    Hated the ending. Would not reccomend.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    I am so happy that i read the reviews before I purchased the boo

    I am so happy that i read the reviews before I purchased the book and wasted good money on &quot;written porn.&quot; I do not read graphic sex novels. I agree with &quot;Anonymous&quot; that said it is boring. There are so many good books to read, why read something like this, or maybe watching grass grow WOULD be more interesting! What is done in the bedroom is sacred between my husband and me, and I don't want to know about someone else's &quot;methods!&quot; I think this type of book should be advertised as &quot;graphic sex included&quot; to keep those of us who are excited about purchasing a great book won't get disappointed.

    2 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Intelligent, sexy and smart

    Raw honest novel about women, marriage and love. Highly recommend!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2005

    loved it!

    this was an amazing book right when i opened the book and read a little bit of it. the whole secretive lifestyle is very exciting. the ending is whoa. i like gabriel. soo need to be read by all women.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Don't Waste Your time and money

    Very difficult book to get into since there is no storyline.
    This is just a bunch of reflections or thoughts of different events
    never put into and outline and the blanks filled in. Very disappointed

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    Leesons!

    So many lessons to learn! Very differently wrtten and yet holds my attention to the very end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    Anonymous

    Just finished the bestseller GONE GIRL, so thought would enjoy another "diary entry" type book. So very wrong. This book only cost $3.99 from Nook; but it wasn't worth it. The characters were boring and flat, the plot was thin. And- the sex scenes were fairly tame compared to some others (such as FIFTY SHADES). Caught myself speed reading just to finish it. Sign of a bad book for me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    I could not put this book down! The character explores aspects o

    I could not put this book down! The character explores aspects of her inner being and her relationships with those close to her with stark honesty. Many us do not consider ourselves to be sexual, sensual beings, never mind exploring our sexuality and pushing it to the limit. This is not a book for.prudes! Emotionally gripping and very well written. I loved it! Highly recommended!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Kinda boring....

    I was drawn to this book from all the reviews, but I have to say, it lost my attention while actually reading it. It's kind of boring, and I just wanted something more, but never got it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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