Title: Hold You Against Me
Author: Skye Warren
Series: Stripped #4
Publication: May 31st 2016
Genre: Adult ~ Dark Romance
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Review copy received in exchange for an honest review.
Once upon a time the daughter of a mafia king fell in love with a foot soldier.
This fairy tale didn’t have a happy ending.
My sister and I barely managed to escape alive, and we’ve lived in relative hiding ever since. I’m safe now, but I can never forget the boy who gave his life to save mine.
Except there’s a chance that he’s still alive. And he’s fighting a war.
Even knowing the risks, I have to find him. I have to find some way to protect him, the way he protected me. But he isn’t the boy I left behind. He’s a violent man. A criminal. And he’s been waiting for me—the final pawn in a dark game of survival and love.
Hold You Against Me is Clara and Giovanni’s story and let me tell you, it was so good. I was hooked right from the start. It’s a bit different from the other books in the Stripped series. It’s slightly darker and more on the romantic side but I ended up loving it.
This story isn’t quite my favorite out of all the books because that was Pretty When You Cry but it’s definitely my second favorite out of them all. And can we just focus on Giovanni for a moment? I totally fell for him. He might not be quite the boy Clara remembers but the man he grew into was ah-mazing! Him and Clara had such great chemistry, too.
I also liked reading Clara’s point of view and loved the appearance of Honor. I missed her! The author’s prose as always was on point and I highlighted the shit out of my Kindle with beautiful quotes of the story.
Hold You Against Me by Skye Warren was a different kind of fairy tale in the best way possible. I can’t get enough of this series and the fierce characters in it. The romance was hot, the writing fantastic and oh I just loved Clara and Giovanni. Especially the end left me smiling.
About the Author:
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, four dogs, and one evil cat.