Author: Skye Warren
Publisher/Year: Createspace Publishing 3/27/16
Length: 100 pages
Series: Stripped #1.5
Some wounds never heal…
She’s stuck in another foster home. He’s the new boy with a bad reputation.
Falling in love in the wrong place and the wrong time never felt so good.
We met Hannah and Blue in the first installment of this series, of the first real installment and we saw that there was an interesting dynamic between them. They gravitated towards one another but they also had this anger, this lust that was back handed and it added to the tension. We knew that Hannah came from the Foster world and it made sense that Blue did as well. At the time of the first book, I didn’t fathom that they may have known each other prior to The Grand, but what we get in this prologue novella is their story – how it began.
We find ourselves with Hannah, in a foster home where she’s a teen, and she’s being tormented by the son of the dad in the family. He’s above them all, he has power that no one in the foster service has and he tries to yield it. That means that Hannah’s not safe in the house, that at any moment Matthew, the son will go after her and try to rape her.
Welcome Blue – he comes to the house one day and there’s an instant connection. One of intrigue, one of attraction but one of mutual benefit. Blue promises to protect Hannah and they grow a bond, a friendship that we know has potential to become more.
The challenge of course is that Blue has a past and one that forces him to walk a tight rope to stay on the right side of the law, eventhough he’s a minor. What happens in this first book changes their trajectory and a decision that Hannah makes to protect …..I don’t know who…..means that the path they were on is severed. Which of course takes us to their longer story – which i’ll dive into now. Enjoy!