Kelsey Browning writes an amazing story in Stripping Bare. I have been looking forward to Jonah’s story ever since he became Baby Billionaire! Stripping Bare is filled with heartache and difficult topics. There is hope in this story and we get to watch two people overcome so much. It’s warms the heart.
We meet Tessa in Stripping Bare. She has such strength and determination that you admire her from the start. Tessa’s history is definitely filled with heartbreak and Jonah has been beating himself up over it for so many years, taking the blame. I never knew he had so much passion inside of him because he always gives off an easy going vibe in the other Steele Ridge books. That’s what he wants others to see. He carries so much on his own and tries to protect others.
The plot in this story freaks me out. How would you feel if someone was watching and threatening you but you had no idea who that was or if they would follow through on their threats? It added a level of tension to the story that all good suspense books do! The gaming side was fun but tricky for me since I am not a gamer. Those that love to games will enjoy this aspect of the story. It certainly adds to the action and adventure.
The romance between Tessa and Jonah is tough but runs deep. I can’t really relate to what each of them was going through but appreciated and respected each sides and my heart ached for them as if they were my real friends. Browning always writes such full, emotionally-loaded love scenes. They are amazing, pull you in as if you are experiencing it with the characters and leave you a bit breathless. Even with uniqueness of Tessa and Jonah’s history and the struggles they shared in the bedroom, these were fantastic. This was an unbelievable romance.
The suspense and mystery aspect of the Stripping Bare was very well done. The twist and turns kept me reading to the very end. And of course, I enjoyed the rest of the Steele clan’s involvement. They are such a fun gang to be around! While the stories are all connected by characters, each book has its own plot, so anyone can give Stripping Bare a read and will enjoy it!
Title: Stripping Bare
Author: Kelsey Browning
Category: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC received from Author