Author: Piper Lawson
Series: Travesty, book 2 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Very warm
Page Count and Format: 278 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: December 10th 2015 by Amazon Digital Services
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Ava Cameron has stars in her eyes. When the feisty designer moves to NYC after graduation with her best friend, things are finally clicking into place.
But now their brand new label, Travesty, is under attack.
The man leading the charge is the hottest hookup Ava ever had. One she never wanted to see again…
Nate Townsend might be from the right schools, the right neighborhood and the right family. But under the surface, his scars run deep.
When the society prince and the loud designer come face to face on a case that could decide Ava’s future, sparks fly.
Nate’s not about to let Ava forget she’s the only person who knows his secrets. And Ava’s walking the line between getting Travesty back on track and being dragged into the gutter by one stubborn young lawyer planning to take her down.
If Nate Townsend didn’t make the gutter look so damn good…
Piper Lawson has done it yet again! I’ve been reading a lot of books with dark themes lately but it’s good to have a break from those kind once in while and Stripped is the kind of book that’s right upto your alley during these times. It’s lighthearted and has lots of fun filled moments with sassy characters along with a healthy dose of sexiness.
Ava and her best friend Lex has made it to NYC and they are finally starting their fashion business. But within a few months they are getting sued as they are blamed to copy another designer’s dress. Ava knows she hasn’t done anything wrong, so no way in hell she’s going to back up. Just when she thinks that things can’t get much worse she meets the other attorney and it’s none other than her hottest hookup last year. Ava and Nate can’t seem to stay away from each other no matter how much they try. But when their careers are on line, will they make it their first priority or loose everything if they intend to move forward together?
This book was so much fun! The plot moved quite smoothly which made it an enjoyable read from the very first page. It was laced with witty dialogues and humour. Ava had her hottest and only hookup when she first stepped into New York to start her fashion line and she never intended to repeat it again but after six months she comes face to face with him once again but this time they are on the opposite side. I simply loved Ava. She’s fierce, dedicated, sassy and adorable at the same time. She didn’t back down once because of the charges but instead fought back. Like any other girl she also wanted “steals-your-breath, strips-you-bare, indie-makeout love.” Also she had no filter over her mouth which made it a lot more fun to read about her.
“I’ve been in New York for four weeks. I’m behind on the spring line, a week from homeless and getting sued by the only person in the whole city who’s seen me naked.”
And Nate. Omg I loved him! He was totally perfect but his character was laced with flaws as well which made him totally realistic. I liked the banter between him and Ava but what I loved the most was that their relationship evolved slowly and gradually. Nothing was rushed but the chemistry between them was crackling hot and intense. I absolutely loved their romance. It was beautiful and… hot. I adored these two together and it was pretty clear that they belonged together. Oh and I loved Schooled, the previous book in this series, so it was great to see Lex and Dylan and how they were working out their long distance relationship.
Overall, Stripped was an incredible read. The plot flowed smoothly and I fell in love with the characters. I absolutely adored Ava and Nate and I looooved their sizzling romance. The writing was smooth and beautiful and it has definitely evolved from the previous book which was a plus. The pace was even throughout the book and it was filled with fun moments. I’m loving this series so much and Piper Lawson has definitely made my must read author list!
So guys are you interested in reading Stripped? Have you read the previous book, i.e, Schooled yet? Are you planning to read that as well? Share your thoughts with me!