Stripped [NOOK Book]

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College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine.

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Overview

College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045272933
  • Publisher: Brooklyn Skye
  • Publication date: 8/25/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 437,026
  • File size: 282 KB

Meet the Author

Brooklyn Skye grew up in a small town where she quickly realized writing was an escape from small town life. Really, she’s just your average awkward girl who’s obsessed with words. Her Best-Selling New Adult debut, STRIPPED, is out NOW! Represented by Bree Ogden of D4EO Literary Agency.
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  • Posted May 14, 2013

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    I have to say that I am loving NA genre more and more when I rea

    I have to say that I am loving NA genre more and more when I read books like Stripped. It is so heart wrenching and gut tearing that it makes it so believable. I remember when I was in college at that age and I was trying to find my way and partied and studied and dated but things were going so fast that at times it felt like I was not living reality. When I read these NA books I look back and think these books are spot on because the college years are really the years that develope you and make you who you are going to be.




    In Stripped we get to meet two broken souls just trying to make it out of college and survive life's tragedy's. We have Quinn who is suffering from so much loss and tragedy that she feels like she can't breathe. Her father was involved in a scandal at work that left the family bankrupt and then her sister committed suicide. What more can a family take before they break? This is where Quinn is when she decides she needs money to help the family out so she decides she will be one of the art departments nude modeler. Quinn shows everyone at school a hard side to her but it is all a facade and one guy Torrin is about to shake Quinn's world because her house of lies is going to come crumbling down when Torrin breaks the walls she has built around her.




    Torrin Torrin Torrin lord have mercy this boy is a funny, loving, and compassionate boy. He is the star oarsman for the rowing team and lord is sex on a stick. He sets his eyes on Quinn and he knows that something is there underneath all that snark and he wants to find out. Torrin is not without his own secrets and when those secrets come to the forefront I am not sure if Torrin can handle the consequences that come with that. But Torrin is strong and he is determined to get the girl of his dreams and that is Quinn.




    Will Torrin get Quinn? Will the lies and secrets betray them both? This is a New Adult MUST READ! Grab and sit down somewhere quiet and read until the end because the end is EPIC!  

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Characters I dream about!

    If ever a character experienced a metamorphosis, a-la-Franz Kafka, it's Quinn Montgomery. Cocooned in a protective shell to avoid any further hurt her world has descended into, Quinn reluctantly emerges to experience all the beautiful things she thought were never hers to enjoy. Quinn reminds us that life is fragile and precious, and at times, painful to endure. Yet somehow, we persevere, and love life even more, because of it. I know a book is good when I meet the characters in my dreams. Quinn is awesome, and so is her author, Brooklyn Skye.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    I don't know where to start but I guess if I had to sum it up...

    I don't know where to start but I guess if I had to sum it up....WOW, just wow. I was so absorbed into this book that I read it all in one sitting! The synopsis of this book had me intruiged from the start but the book is definitely way better than the description!

    Stripped is about two people with damaged pasts and hidden secrets. Now this may sound a little similar to other books but it's not. Let me tell you, Stripped was very different from other books I've read and left me wondering and thinking about it days after I finished reading it. It took me so long to be able to write a review and even this is not good enough to describe the book itself. You have to read it yourself to live the true experience!

    "Mom hadn't told me losing my only sister would be like losing a part of me, the part which made me feel like everything in life would be okay."

    Quinn is dealing with the loss of her older sister and belives that her sister killed herself because of her boyfriend. Because of this, Quinn promises herself to never fall in love so she won't end up like her sister. Quinn was actually really easy to relate to and was a very great and interesting character. The way Brooklyn wrote the book allows the reader to connect to Quinn on a much more emotional level.

    Torrin was a very sweet guy who always looked out for Quinn and teased her constantly. The scenes between the two of them were at times steamy or just plain cute! However, Torrin and Quinn have secrets but under all those secrets, they share one devastating fact. This fact will either ruin them or just prove that love can withstand everything.

    The ending was really unexpected and I actually teared cause of it. Stripped was a very enjoyable read and gave me a great look on life. The fact that the book dealt with suicide but still managed to keep me interested was really amazing as I usually try to avoid these kind of books. Brooklyn Skye is a very talented writer and Stripped is a great addition to the lists of amazing books I've read and to the overall NA genre.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    I enjoyed this book a lot. The plot is interesting and a little

    I enjoyed this book a lot. The plot is interesting and a little bit twisty AND there's no draggy spots. You'll want to read straight on through.

    Quinn Montgomery is a great hero of her own story, rising to face her challenges one by one, with a few setbacks, of course. You really want to see her succeed. Supporting characters are funny and believable.

    A great read!


    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    I was lucky to win an ARC of this on a Twitter giveaway. I was i

    I was lucky to win an ARC of this on a Twitter giveaway. I was intrigued by the synopsis, but let me tell you...it does not do this book justice.

    The main character, Quinn, was easily my favorite character so far in books I've read this year. She's bold and at times outspoken (which comes across as hilarious in a "I can't believe she said that!" way), but this characteristic of hers stems from a very traumatic event. The pain she's in is heartbreaking.

    I love that Torrin gives her a chance even though she's not exactly the nicest person to him...that says a lot about him. Their friendship grows organically, and by the end I couldn't help but root for the two.

    The twist at the end was also very surprising...two black moments that caught me completely off guard. The author did an amazing job with that.

    In the end, I highly recommend this book. It was a quick, easy read that had me laughing and crying throughout, and left me completely satisfied at the end.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2013

    I loved this book. Read it start to finish in one evening. I thi

    I loved this book. Read it start to finish in one evening. I think Quinn is someone that most girls can relate to in one way or another. Very well written and captivating. I found that I had to know what was going to happen between Quinn and Torrin. You won't be disappointed. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2013

    Being a new mom, I don't have a lot of time to read.  I heard ab

    Being a new mom, I don't have a lot of time to read.  I heard about this book and it sucked me in right away, bringing back my love for reading.  I absolutely LOVED it!  A page turner from start to finish, and when I finished it, I was wishing for more.  Quinn is such a unique character, struggling to make ends meet, dealing with a family scandal, and still gets the last word in with some kind of feisty comment.  Her internal dialogue is amusing and very relatable.  She doesn't lust after a guy like a little school girl.  She is a real, down to earth character, that is not afraid to speak her mind, and that's what I love about her.  Quinn and Torrin's relationship is not the typical "love story couple" relationship, making Stripped both real and refreshing.  The romantic build-up between them gave me butterflies and took their intimate interaction to a new level.  Torrin is such a great character; you fall in love with him right away.  With twists throughout, you think you know what's going to happen next, but Brooklyn Skye continues to send you in a different direction.  I can't wait to read her next book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Quinn Montgomery¿s life has spun out of control. Her family is


    Quinn Montgomery’s life has spun out of control. Her family is in the midst of a scandal, leaving her father unemployed and Quinn struggling to pay for her own education. Quinn’s sister took her own life after she and her boyfriend broke up. All of this leads Quinn to put up walls and hold everyone she meets at an arms length. She is afraid to let anyone get too close and most of all afraid to allow herself to love someone.

    Torrin finds Quinn to be a bit of a mystery and even though most of her comments directed at him are snarky, he still wants to befriend her despite her tough exterior (much to Quinn’s dismay).

    The characters in Stripped were not only unique, but also believable. While I wanted to smack Quinn at times, her character was written so well and as a reader, I could feel the sheer amount of pain and frustration she was feeling over the mess that her life has become. I loved her interactions with Torrin and the relationship that develops between two people who have been hurt badly by their pasts. I found myself smiling at (and kind of crushing on) Torrin every time he brushed off one of Quinn’s insults or gave her a glimpse into his own life.

    I was so emotionally invested in Stripped and the characters that I hated to put it down, even to work or sleep. Brooklyn Skye has written a story full of skeletons hiding in closets, realistic and likeable characters, and very touching, heartfelt moments.

    Stripped is a great addition to the NA genre. It was heart wrenching at some points and hilarious at others. I highly recommend it for readers in their late teens to mid twenties, as so many readers will be able to relate to Quinn, Torrin, and their stories.

    5/5 stars

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    I really connected with Quinn, the main character though I'm sur

    I really connected with Quinn, the main character though I'm sure many won't. She's stubborn and feisty and sort of mean. But all of her anger and the shell she's built around herself comes from some of the terrible things she's been through, which made me truly feel for her. She definitely stands out amongst other female leads in the new adult genre, which is refreshing. While the romance is playful and not super-heated, it fits with the two characters. It wouldn't have been believable had these two, given their stick situations, jumped into an intense relationship. Their relationship IS intense, just in a different way. You'll see...



    Final thoughts: this book stands out among the other cliché storylines currently out. A definite read. You won't be disappointed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2013

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    This was a fun read for me. I enjoyed it and would recommend it

    This was a fun read for me. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good love story without crass sexual exchanges. Stripped is the story of a young woman who is facing some difficult challenges, while trying to discover who she is and what she really wants. It's full of secrets and regret and guilt, but most of all it's about learning how to love and be loved. It's one of those books that most people can relate to even though the circumstances that have shaped Quinn are uncommon. Who doesn't love a good story of love. 




    The characters are great! I loved Torrin, and Quinn's sassy, stand-offish approach is hilarious. I have no doubt readers will fall in love with both of these broken and damaged young adults. They've both experiences hardship, and although they have each dealt with their challenges very differently, they have an intense and positive effect on one another. You won't want to miss this very endearing romance!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Quinn is someone I wish I could be sometimes.  She says what she

    Quinn is someone I wish I could be sometimes.  She says what she feels and doesn't care what anyone thinks.  I admire that.  
    And don't get me started on Torrin, I might start blushing.  
    That being said, I loved this book.  There was a twist around every corner and I couldn't put it down!  I am crossing my fingers for a 
    sequel!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    It's a great read especially this time of year when we're all ou

    It's a great read especially this time of year when we're all outside. I'd recommend it to anybody who likes contemporary romance. Quinn and Torrin keep you entertained with her quick mouth and his easy going personality. You'll laugh, cry, and even want to shake them once in a while. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2013

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    Good book

    I liked this book. It dealt with some real issues. From her parents money problems due to a scandal to her sister taking her life. Quinn was great. I loved the things that came out of her mouth. She kept things real. She made a promise to herself to not fall for a dude, that is until she met Torrin. Oh Torrin, where can I get one of him? He was hunky and sweet.

    I kinda figured early on what was going on, but not with her sister. I was thinking something completely different. Anywho, it was a great book to read and I look forward to the author continuing writing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Good book

    This is really a great book. I stayed up late and awoke early just to read more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2013

    Quinn is on an emotional roller. Having to deal with the loss of

    Quinn is on an emotional roller. Having to deal with the loss of her sister to suicide, whom she looked up to immensely, you would think is enough to drive someone into pure emotional torture. But on top of that, Quinn is also dealing with her family's inability to pay for her schooling since the "incident" that forced her father, the Dean of the school, to resign. Now jobless and running out of money quickly, her parents are less than helpful with her college career. They can barely afford food, cutting costs whenever possible. She is forced to take on a position as a nude model, worst of all at the school her father resigned from, in hopes of raising enough money to pay for her next semester at school.




    Stripped has emotional twists and turns throughout. Though I thought this would be an overall very emotional and sappy read, it surely was not. It did tug at the heartstrings now and then, yet was silly at times, and extremely realistic. The struggles Quinn was facing were real. I instantly connected with Quinn on a deeper level. Though she's tough, totally snarky, and says and does the most bizarre things, I quickly became a fan of her, rooting for her to make it through her struggles. Torrin, the guy she meets at the school she works at, was an extremely lovable character to me. He was swift and witty with his comments, and didn't let Quinn's harsh personality and tough, hard-ass exterior push him away.




    Stripped reminded me a bit of The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh T. Moore. Dealing with difficult issues is never easy, especially when you're a teenager. This story resolves around love, heartache, acceptance and forgiveness. It sends a strong message, one that will stick with you for a while after finishing. I think anybody that enjoys that type of story (mushy at times, harsh at others, that seriously packs a punch!) will really enjoy this book.




    (P.S. Yes, we all know about my love for all things owls. And I must admit, I might be slightly obsessed with this owl necklace on the cover... okay, maybe a little bit more than slightly. I NEED that necklace!!! :P)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2013

    I read this book in one sitting. Quinn's story drew me in from t

    I read this book in one sitting. Quinn's story drew me in from the very beginning. She is hurt and confused and completely lost. In addition to losing her sister, she has lost her entire family, who in turn has had their entire reputation tarnished for yet another reason. In spite of all of this, she is doing whatever it takes to hold on to a weak thread of normalcy in her life, and to fulfill her sister's dreams. She has put up barriers to protect herself, not just from men, but from everyone. Even her closest girl friends don't even seem to really know her.

    She is also angry. Anger drives people to do all kinds of things. By baring her body in art class for money, she is also baring her soul, as it is the one time of the day that she can truly start to process everything that has happened in the last year. Enter Torrin, the beautiful young man who rocks her world even more, but in a good way, at least at first. I love his persistence in stripping down her barriers to get to the real Quinn who is buried inside. Any time any of us are drowning in emotion and turmoil, we could all use a Torrin to bring us back to the surface again.

    Time flies by quickly. New secrets are revealed, each one just as devastating as the last. The question becomes, is Quinn now strong enough to handle each one of them?

    It's a story of personal heartbreak, new love, and rebuilding a life that seemed forever shattered. I think anyone who has gone through trauma may recognize herself in parts of Quinn's character.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2014

    Only those who avoid love can avoid grief  Words are just be

    Only those who avoid love can avoid grief




     Words are just beginning to form how excited I am that Torrin has received his own novella. Not to say that Quinn is not mentioned. I was able to consume this short read in a matter of a few hours. Making it perfect to read in between books. 




     How do you tell the one person you love what may be the hardest thing that you’ll ever have to tell them. That’s the dilemma Torrin is currently faced with, that can possibly change his relationship with Quinn forever.




     Without You picks up right where Stripped left off. Torrin’s relationship is in full swing with Quinn. Although the news Torrin needs to share with Quinn has him more than distracted that it starts to affect the strength of their relationship.




    Brooklyn Skye writing style consumed me the entire time reading this short read and I enjoyed every minute of it. Reading Without You not only left a silly schoolgirl smile on my face, but at times gave me that gut punch feeling too. If you haven’t read Stripped before reading Without You  I’m not sure what you’re waiting for hurry up and go get it.




    **Huge thanks to the author for providing me with an arc copy in exchange for my honest opinion**

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Arizona to boys

    Anyone wanna fuq? She says ripping off her shirt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Zoe

    Hey kevin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Liz

    I walk in and kiss kevin. Now what to do with you?

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