From NYT bestselling author Skye Warren comes a sexy holiday romance! Fair warning: Contains a sexy, honorable man who is ruthless when it comes to catching the woman he wants.
I'll be home for Christmas...
The plan is simple. Break into the club and steal the money I need to save my father. The ex-military bouncer isn't going to stop me, even if he is hot as hell.
If only in my dreams...
Except he has a curious knack for knowing my next step.
And there's something dark underneath his desire, something dangerous. If he catches me, he might not let me go.
CAUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS is a holiday romance set in the sexy, suspenseful Stripped series that can ALSO be read as a standalone. If you're new to the series, you can start here OR you can download Tough Love for free.
Books in the Stripped series
½. Tough Love (prequel)
1. Love the Way You Lie
2. Better When It Hurts
3. Even Better
4. Pretty When You Cry
5. Caught for Christmas
6. Hold You Against Me
7. To the Ends of the Earth
Praise for the Stripped series:
"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
"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
"It's dark, mysterious, sexy, and I loved every page of it! There were twists and turns that I never saw coming! I love when an author is able to keep me guessing until the very end of the book." - Book Fancy Book Blog
"The writing is so incredibly fluid, the characters so intriguing, and the story so captivating. If I could give this book more than five stars, I would. It's as emotional as it is sexy, and beautiful as it is dark. Absolutely flawless." - Sammy, Just Let Me Read
"The characters were beautifully written, they jumped from the pages, leaving a lasting impression. Skye Warren eloquently writes the darkness in her characters, her words are profound, descriptive, and utterly addictive. I bow, Skye Warren." - Twisted Sisters Book Reviews
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great read! Really enjoying this series.
Guest Reviewed by Jennier and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog The Stripped series is my new favorite in dark erotic romance. Caught For Christmas can stand alone, but features the delicious West, ex-Marine and bouncer at the Grand whom you’ve come to love if you’d read the previous installments. He’s sweet with a hard edge as opposed to many of the male leads in this series who have that proportion flipped. Bianca works as a stripper/burlesque dancer at the Grand, the daughter of grifter parents who have involved hera in their con schemes since she can remember. When Bianca learns her father in in deep with the mob, her mother convinces her to steal from the Grand. West has been watching her though. He can see that she’s on the edge, and he has no plans to let her go. I loved that Ms. Warren stayed true to character in Caught for Christmas. West has always struck me as grounded and focused, without a dark edge. He’s alpha but with a huge heart and a sweetness that makes you want to melt. Bianca tests his limits and I wondered for a bit if West would break and push into the dubious consent territory that we’re so used to in this series. You’ll have to read to see where things go, but I think every type of reader will be satisfied with how West handles his little thief. Bianca has been handed a raw deal in life, but she still was up for sacrificing herself for her father’s safety. It’s easy to forgive her for her decisions to steal from Ivan and Candy. As always, the prose and dialog flow easily and I read this in one sitting. There isn’t much of a Christmas connection, other than the time of year the story is set, but I think he overall sweetness compared to the rest of the series makes sense for a Christmas novella. There’s a beautiful HEA with all of the romance and sexiness you could want. West needed a story and I’m so happy we got this one for him!
This sexy-with-an-edge- Christmas novella isn't mistletoe and Christmas carols. Instead, it's an 18 year old woman, Bianca, stuck with an impossible choice - help out her derelict parents by stealing money from her boss or risk death or worse by the mafia kingpin they owe money to. Luckily, the bouncer at the club she works at, West, has been keeping an eye on her and catches her in the act before any real damage is done. In fact, this might just be the Christmas gift that Bianca never knew she wanted. This novella is part of the Stripped series, but easily read as a standalone, though some of the other characters make an appearance. It's told in Bianca's first person point of view, and right away you know that she's lived a tough life up to now, and had to make choices to survive. You also know that her parents are rotten to the core, but she still is loyal to them, to the point where she puts their well-being above her own. In comes West, the man she's secretly lusted after but kept her distance from, believing that he'd never want to know the real her. But in this she's mistaken, as West has been waiting for his chance to let her know his true feelings. Catching her before she can do any real damage to Ivan's club, he proceeds to show her just what kind of dirty thoughts he's had about her. The scenes between them are raw and sexy, and at the same time, have a sweet edge as it's quickly shown that West is appointing himself her protector against any who might cause her harm. (awww! He's a sweetheart in disguise). We get a happy for now ending, one that Bianca definitely deserves after the rough life she's had to date. It's not your typical Christmas romance, but it's definitely got the right spirit. 4 stars.
4 - "I'm not done with you... I haven't even started." Stars! It has been a while since I have had the chance to read anything by Skye Warren so when the opportunity arose to read and review Caught for Christmas, I jumped at the chance, and I am glad that I did. This is the world I’m living in now. This novella was a quick and sexy read, and as part of the Stripped series, can easily be read as a standalone. ”Don’t change I like who you are.” First thing that came back to me was the author’s style of writing and how she manages to pull you into the story and empathize with the characters from the get-go. I liked West, and Bianca was well on the ball for an eighteen year old woman. You could feel the chemistry bubbling between them and the sexy-times are quick to get started. ”When you come for me, it won’t be because you want to distract me. And it sure as hell won’t be because I’m paying you.” I think the author pitched this couples story about right with it being a novella, there was potential for Bianca’s familial drama to get annoying and drawn out, but due to the length it happens and is dealt with quickly. ”We’re done waiting.” Caught for Christmas, is a great way to introduce yourself to this authors writing style and story-telling, it’s also an excellent little Christmas interlude if you are looking for a couple of hours reading, and in my case it was a really good way to refresh my memory as to why I should be putting more of Skye Warren's books onto my TBR! ARC generously provided via ARdentProse PR, and it was a pleasure to provide the above honest review.
I didn't want this book to end!! I loved reading West and Bianca's story!! I felt so bad for Bianca and I even teared up at times. My heart broke at these words that Bianca said,"I've been a thief and a liar my whole life, from the moment I came out of the womb. Worthless." West saw how desperate she was and became her protector and hero and he showed how she should be treated with some really hot sex and TLC. It's a wonderful story that I highly recommend!! I really hope we will see more of West and Bianca, and make sure to read the rest of the Stripped series because they are fantastic!!! Go get a cup of tea/coffee, find a comfy chair and settle in for a fantabulous read!!
Perfect balance of gritty rawness and aching sweetness. Bianca aka Bee has a problem, a big one. Her dad is in trouble with the mob and she has to come up with a lot of money to save him. She is planning on robbing The Grand, the burlesque club she works at, to get the money. Only problem with that? West. She is attracted to not just his looks, but his boy scout goodness. West knows she is in trouble and tries to help her. West knows she is up to something, but he bides his time, waiting, watching. Will their attraction get a chance to grow into something more? Will Bee regret walking away from West after the job is done? Will West still want her when he finds out the truth? Read and see! Bianca and West are so beautiful together, this is just a sweet love story. There is some angst, and it's dark and delicious as always, but it's the sweetness that really stands out. West will give you cavities! We get a little cameo by our man Blue as well, and that is always a good thing. OH, and I love that Bee is a knitter! I'm a crocheter myself and I could relate! LOL Skye Warren really has a knack for showing the human side to even the most troubled characters. I always find myself relating to these people and their stories, and they feel real to me. I have loved this series so much, it's has become one of my favorites, I can't wait for the next book!