Tough Love (Stripped Series)

Tough Love (Stripped Series)

by Skye Warren

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He's the son of a mafia foot soldier. My father is the boss. I shouldn't even know Giovanni. And I definitely shouldn't kiss him. Our relationship is doomed to fail, but that won't stop me from trying.

I sneak out of my room every night. My father's guards don't see me. My sister doesn't see me. No one sees me, except him.

Not every girl wants to be a princess. I just want to be free.


Tough Love is the prequel novella to the sexy Stripped series. Fair warning: Contains a dark hero who will do anything to keep his girl safe and an ending that will make you gasp!

Praise for Skye Warren and the Stripped series:

"I've always been a fan of Skye Warren ever since I read Wanderlust. Her writing is flawless and tales captivating. Love The Way You Lie is no exception. 5 Stars." - Pepper Winters, New York Times bestselling author of Tears of Tess

"It's gritty, edgy, and sexy, served to you in the well-written, absorbing style that Skye is so talented at delivering. I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the Stripped series." - Shameless Book Club

"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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157588069
Publisher: Skye Warren
Publication date: 02/08/2017
Series: Skye Warren's Stripped Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 118
Sales rank: 11,014
File size: 210 KB

About the Author

Skye Warren's books have sold over one million copies. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Tough Love 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a heart-breaking, seductive prologue to Skye Warren’s dark “Stripped” series. This novella may not have the typical Skye Warren heat (Clara's underage), but there’s still so much passion and emotion. The young love between Gio and Clara is heated and tender yet hints of more. This prologue really fills in the details of what happened in Clara and Honor’s screwed up childhood home and gives Clara’s view of the events leading up to the timeline of “Love the Way You Lie (Stripped Book 1).”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very short book, with a cliffhanger, but it was enough to make you want to read more. I will definitely buy the next book in the series. I hope this is not one of those series that really a chapter at a time. You will lose a fan if it is. mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great start. Too short
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gus ill be buyig the next one i the series
ink_eaters-bookblog More than 1 year ago
"Tough Love" by Skye Warren is the prequel (0.5) to "Love the Way You Lie", book one in the 'Stripped' series. Since "Tough Love" was free at the time, I decided to give it a go before diving into "Love the Way You Lie", to see if Warren's writing was for me - and I have to say, it was a lot more captivating than I had expected, considering this prequel only contains 49 pages. "Tough Love" lets us experience what it's like to live in a golden cage - and to be desperate to get out - told from the point of view of Clara, a fifteen year old Las Vegas mob-princess. Clara has been dreaming of escaping the mob's premises for a while - but with locked doors, gates and numberless guards, that's easier said than done. Plus, there's Clara's older sister Honor, whom she'd never leave behind, and Giovanni, the young man who has her heart and whom she has been sneaking around with, although they're both painfully aware that they could never be with each other. In the mob, it's all about power and rank - so it doesn't come as much of a surprise when Honor is supposed to get married to someone who will ensure her father's presence amongst the high ranking faces, even if that means not only being with a man she has no feelings for, but being with a man who is bad for her - in the most violent, abusive ways. When Clara discover's just how bad Honor's situation is, she prompts her sister to run away - with her and Giovanni. And then Clara herself gets cornered by a friend of her sister's fiancé, and Giovanni has to step in before things get too dire. He then provides Clara and Honor with what they'll need to get away - a car, cash, and a distraction for the guards... but will Clara and Honor really make it? Will they get away - will they get out, alive? Where will their journey take them? And what about Giovanni - will Clara ever see him again? That part of the story is not "Tough Love"'s to tell - it ends on a cliffhanger, which definitely has gotten me interested in "Love the Way You Lie". I really liked that the whole story is told from Clara's point of view - it makes it very easy to put yourself in her shoes, and to sympathize with her. It's a very easy read and the style of writing makes it believable that the story is a fifteen-year-old's. Overall, I'd say it's a great read - you should, however, not plan on reading this as a stand-alone; I'd even recommend reading this prequel after having read book one in the series - that might make it an even easier and more enjoyable read, as it would probably put a different perspective on the happenings of "Tough Love".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a teaser of what the series will be. Just enough to build your interest before it's over and you have to buy the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
too short to enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great but only 44 pages and leaves you hanging so you have to buy the second one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was good. Jms
Anonymous More than 1 year ago