Sunday, September 13, 2015

Better When It Hurts by Skye Warren Review

REVIEW ~ Better When It Hurts by Skye Warren


"Better When it Hurts is an intense and heartbreakingly beautiful story. I couldn't read fast enough to see what would happen next with Blue and Lola. A definite 5 star read for sure!"
~ Jenika Snow, USA Today bestselling author

A forbidden romance about pain that binds us together...

Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy.

And my foster brother.

Now he's back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It's payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.


BETTER WHEN IT HURTS is a full-length dark romance novel that does stand alone. Fair warning: Blue is a cruel bastard and a dirty talker!

Books in the Stripped series
½. Tough Love (prequel)
1. Love the Way You Lie
2. Better When It Hurts
3. Even Better
4. Pretty When You Cry


Kathy's Review

FIVE Soul gripping stars

Better When It Hurts by Skye Warren is the second novel in her Stripped series. There is a prequel which is a short novella, Tough Love. Although part of a series, Better When It Hurts is a stand alone. You do not need to read the other two books. You'll not missing anything if you don't, except two amazing books by Skye Warren. The stories in this series are related in that each person working at The Grand, a strip club, gets their own story, but their stories are not dependent on one another.

There are many reasons why I love Skye Warren's books and Better When It Hurts defines those reasons. There are no words to describe the intensity of this book or to describe how much I absolutely loved it and I fear if I search for the words too much, I'll just ramble. A story of lost love, betrayal, protection, forgiveness, and most of all, sacrifices made for love ones, Better When It Hurts breaks your heart then knits it back together with the soul touching ending. This book makes you feel nearly every emotion in existence. The book grips you from the beginning so don't even consider putting it down because you will not be to stop reading until you turn the last page. I had to force myself to stop for nature calls and then I wanted to take my kindle with me!!

Skye Warren is a writing genius. She has a unique way with words that pulls the reader into the story. When you get lost in this author's books, you aren't reading a story but rather living it. You are there with her characters, feeling all of their emotions. Ms. Warren's writing is exquisite with her use of analogies and comparisons and puts you in the characters heads, causing such intense feelings that it touches your soul. Lola and Blue's story demand that you experience these intense, angst, bittersweet, and heart wrenching feelings from the first page and continues until the very last page.

The ending... OMG, the ending. As always, Skye brings her characters, and by default the reader, from the darkness into the light in a way that stirs the spirit in you. I never talk about content to avoid spoilers so you'll need to one click now and experience this wonderful gritty, heart wrenching story of lost love and the ultimate sacrifice one can make to protect those that you love. You will not regret it. All I have to do is think about the story or mention it to another and I get full body chills and eyes filled with tears.

Everything, as with all Skye Warren's books is flawless. This book is beyond well written. The plot is well developed and flows smoothly, as does the story. The characters are well developed and yeah, unforgettable. The dialogue is flawless. There is no cliffhanger... The ending... Oh, that ending!!!

I very strongly recommend this book. I recommend that you one click now and start reading immediately!! I promise your heart and soul will thank you. I also recommend this author and everything that she has ever written. Happy reading!!


Tammy's Review

I didn't get why so many people talked about how much they love Blue in Skye Warren's Dark Room and even while reading the book I kept thinking that he's a jerk, where is the appeal, but by the end of the book I hopped on that bandwagon too!! I really liked this book a lot!! I really would have rather given it 4 1/2 stars, but since that's not possible I clicked on 4 but I give it a little bit more!! You will want to read this book and it will probably bring you through several different emotions, and ending with a HEA, which is my favorite kind of ending!! Who wants to be upset with a book that leaves you questioning why you invested your time and emotions to feel horrible when you finish?! Not me!! So I highly recommend this book and I cannot wait for the next one!! I hope it comes out soon!!!!

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