Title: Without You (Stripped #1.5)
Author: Brooklyn Skye
Release Date: October 22nd 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Source: eARC for blog tour
She was broken when I met her, shattered from the death of her sister and running from love. Not to sound like an egotistical douche or anything, but I fixed her. Put her back together, filled in the cracks, and made her whole. A true fairytale in her eyes.Novellas usually come between books in a series, but not in this case (unless I'm being a total failure of a fan and don't know that a sequel is in the works...?). Stripped ended really well if you ask me, but we readers just always want more, don't we? Lucky for us Quinn and Torrin fans, we have such an obliging author on our side.
But now real life is getting in the way: school, jobs, and the unexpected opportunity to travel the world under a legendary photographer. This internship will open doors not even my father’s influence could. It’s something I’ve been waiting all my life for. But so is Quinn, and accepting this internship will mean leaving her.
And breaking her all over again.
Without You picks up not shortly after the events of Stripped. Quinn and Torrin are in a fragile but happy relationship, but neither of them know that being together might just have to mean being stationary. I have to admit, even though I shipped Quinn and Torrin so hard in Stripped, I honestly thought they had no business staying together if it would just hinder them from their own personal goals in life. And to think it was just for five months! Now, it's obviously because I've never had the chance to feel the way they do for each other, but I just couldn't relate to Torrin's dilemma. Kudos to Quinn for being the mature one this time around!
Emotional, sweet, and sexy, Without You really was a delight to read. I was in a bit of a reading slump after having just read an amazing book, and this novella was the perfect choice to get me out of it.
MY FAVORITE PART was the 'body shots' scene ;D
About the author:
Brooklyn Skye grew up in a small town where she quickly realized writing was an escape from small town life. Really, she’s just your average awkward girl who’s obsessed with words. You can follow her on Twitter as @brooklyn__skye or visit her web site for updates, teasers, giveaways, and more.
Special Announcement: A Limited Edition of WITHOUT YOU will be available for release week only (use attached cover pic) which includes a bonus interview between Torrin and the author!
Special Deal: Both STRIPPED and WITHOUT YOU will be on sale for $0.99. If you purchase both and forward the receipt to the author at firstname.lastname@example.org, she will send you a handwritten letter!