I thought I knew Melody O’Connor but I had no idea that she was hiding her night life from me. If someone had told me that Melody, my sweet Mel, was a stripper for a club downtown? I would’ve laughed in their faces and said they were out of their minds. On a night out, I finally caught her tangled in an intricate web of lies. She was a deer caught in headlights, too scared to move. I waited for an explanation but it never came, so I high-tailed it out of there.
As I walked away that night, I half expected her to chase after me. But she didn’t.
The next time I see Melody, she’s different. Despite it being my big night, my feelings for her are still there. A desire begins to stir to life inside of me, it’s dark and dormant and ready to consume me if I let it. Maybe it’s a mistake, it definitely should’ve been but I was too far gone to care.
I’d learnt my lesson and his name was Callum Wright. Don’t ever pretend to be someone you’re not, it will only come back to bite you in the ass. All it took for that life lesson to sink in was the sight of Callum’s back as he walked away from me and right out of my life for good. He’d caught me in a lie and I was too scared to tell him the truth, scared that he’d hate me. So instead, I said nothing. I was so in love with him, that I’d rather have lost him then have him hate me.
It took time to pick myself up and move forward, but as hard as I tried I couldn’t ever move on from him.
The next time he walks into my life, I’m not prepared. I’d worked so hard on suppressing my emotions and moving forward with my life, but one glimpse of him and everything comes roaring to the surface. I knew it was wrong, so I tried to resist but he wouldn’t let me.
And this moment, it was more than enough. It was everything.
ARC REVIEW ➞
Stripped Love is a fantastic second chance romance. Callum had the girl of his dreams, but he let her slip away and now six years later the one who got away comes back into his life.
I love Melody. She is hard worker, she truly loves her career and you can feel that throughout. She works hard for her family and she makes sure that those who work for her are happy and valued. She is just a likeable character and you can’t help but want to be friends with. Callum is super swoony. He is sweet and caring. Even after six years there is LOADS of explosive chemistry between Melody and Callum and I truly loved their relationship. There was a giant elephant in the room when it came to their relationship and I do wish that Melody didn’t wait so long (I was yelling at my kindle just for her to admit it) and Callum’s reaction was understandable and how I think anyone would act, especially when its not the first time it has happened.
Stripped Love is a fast paced, second chance romance that will captivate you from the very first page. There is a little drama mixed in and plenty of steamy moments with some sweetness mixed in. If you’re looking for a quick weekend read this one is a MUST READ!