Love the Way You Lie by Skye Warren
Series: Stripped #1
Also in this series: Pretty When You Cry, Hold You Against Me
Publication Date: March 12, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Dark, Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense
A dark romance about the lies that lead us down…
I’ll do anything to get safe, even if that means working at the scariest club in town.
I’ll do anything to stay hidden, even if it means taking off my clothes for strangers.
I’ll do anything to be free. Except give him up. When he looks at me, I forget why I can’t have him. He’s beautiful and scarred. His body fits mine, filling the places where I’m hollow, rough where I am soft.
He’s the one man who wants to help me, but he has his own agenda. He has questions I can’t answer. What are you afraid of?
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Skye Warren is a master of the dark romance genre. Her stories feature strong heroines, alpha anti-heroes, and lots of suspense. Love the Way You Lie is a little lighter than some of her previous novels, but it is no way missing the vivid and powerful writing she is known for. This is a gritty story about love, sacrifice, and danger.
Love the Way You Lie is a fast-paced and absorbing read. Once I started it, I couldn’t put it down until I had finished. The story is told in both the present tense and through flashbacks, so there is a good amount of back-story. I loved that Honor is a strong, self-reliant heroine, and even though the situation seemed hopeless, she never lost hope.
From the very beginning, Honor is on the run. She and her sister, Clara, are hiding from their mafia don father and their mobster family. She will do anything to protect her sister, so Honor sets aside her pride and becomes a stripper—both to make money to support them, but also to gain information that could end their life on the lam.
While working at the club, she meets Kip. He’s a customer, but he’s also mysterious, dangerous, and powerful. He tells her that he she shouldn’t want him, but he is impossible to forget. Honor’s relationship with Kip is far from conventional, but their chemistry is palpable–raw, edgy, and sexy. Neither of them can tell the truth about who they really are, so how can they ever trust each other?
This book is the first in a new series, and I can’t wait to read the next one.
(Note: Before reading Love the Way You Lie, I would highly recommend picking up the prequel, Tough Love. Tough Love provides a glimpse into why Honor is willing to lay everything on the line and risk her life to protect Clara.)