Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin

strippedPages: 300

Goodreads Rating: 4.21 / 5 stars

My Rating: 1 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: March 28th 2017

Publisher: Loveswept

Summary (Goodreads):

They don’t call it the Strip for nothing. . . .

In this sinfully sexy Las Vegas romance from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, a man who has it all reunites with a woman who takes it all off.

Living in Sin City, Finn McCormick is no stranger to one-night stands, but the last person he expects to find losing big on the casino floor is a former high school fling. Even though Macey Webster’s clearly down on her luck, she’s still a knockout, and she’s dressed like a stripper—because she is one. Drunk off an unfamiliar cocktail of lust, pity, and compassion, Finn offers to pay Macey’s debts if she cuddles up to him around town . . . and does whatever he wants between the sheets.

Macey came to Vegas for one reason only: money. She’s got a young daughter to support, and the tips really are bigger in Vegas. But when she blows her earnings on blackjack, her guardian angel is the rich boy who once stole her heart and never called her back. Although Macey would love to turn the tables on Finn, she can’t afford to refuse his proposition—and soon she’s enjoying herself much more than she cares to admit. Macey’s used to baring her flesh, but baring her soul will take far more courage.

My Review: 

Review also posted on Goodreads

I received an ARC from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’m so sorry but this book isn’t for me. I have no complains on the writing style, it’s just that the characters annoyed the crap out of me.

Life is tough for Macey Webster. She’s a single mother with a 10 year old daughter – Morgan and works as a waitress by day and a stripper by night. In the small town she lives, her earnings are not enough and she wants a bright future and a comfortable life. Her co-worker encouraged her to go to Las Vegas for a week because the pay / salary and tips are twice better. Things are good in Vegas until she lost all her money due to gambling and timely saved by an arrogant, rich guy Finn McCormick when he hired her as his beck and call. She didn’t expect to see her long time crush after all these years since high school. As much as possible she didn’t want this kind of job but she’ll do it for her daughter and her dreams. Hopefully, she’ll find a prince charming who will cherish and love her. The problem is, he’s not into relationships and she doesn’t know how to tell him the truth after their last encounter.

I may be slightly irritated with Macey for gambling her money (I won’t take that risk if I were her.) but I applaud her sacrifices, perseverance and being a selfless mother. I ABSOLUTELY HATE FINN TO THE MOON AND BACK. He’s a pompous jerk and I cannot stand his insults on Macey. He made her feel cheap which I find disrespectful. How dare he belittle her for being a stripper and assume she sleeps around men? That hit below the belt to me and I don’t find any redeeming qualities on him. Macey deserves better than him.

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2 thoughts on “Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin

  1. Aw no! I’m sorry that this book wasn’t enjoyable for you Bea. It always stinks when characterization ruins a good book.
    And “belittle her for being a stripper and assume she sleeps around men” — ERM, that’s completely unacceptable! What a terrible and hurtful thing to include in a book.
    Thank you for reviewing this book, Bea! I don’t read much NA nowadays, but I’ll give it a miss if I ever come across it.

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