“Dark, perverse, and unbearably erotic, Pretty When You Cry is Skye Warren at her gritty best.”
~ Anna Zaires, USA Today bestselling author of Twist Me
I came from a place of dirt floors and holy scriptures. They told me the world outside was full of sin, and the first night I escape, I find out it’s true. Ivan saves me, but he does more than that. He takes me. He makes me his own girl.
My conditioning runs too deep. Ivan sees what I am.
That’s the thing about showing a mouse to a cat. He wants to play. And it’s terrifying, even for me. Because the only thing darker than my past is his.
Author’s Note: Pretty When You Cry is a STANDALONE dark romance novel set in the sexy Stripped series world and can be read alone. Not intended for those uncomfortable with the subject matter or under eighteen.
Praise for the Stripped Series:
“It’s gritty, edgy, and sexy, served to you in the well-written, absorbing style that Skye is so talented at delivering. I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the Stripped series.” – Shameless Book Club
“A jagged, layered and enthralling adventure that weaves darkness and light with precision and purpose.” – the lusty literate
“It’s dark, mysterious, sexy, and I loved every page of it! There were twists and turns that I never saw coming! I love when an author is able to keep me guessing until the very end of the book.” – Book Fancy Book Blog
Customer ReviewsSee All
Dark Gritty and full of Raw Emotions
Okay this was the first book and the Stripped Series that I have read but I will Be Going Back to Read the Others that is for sure.
Candance/Candy born and raised in Harmony Hill and Radical Religious Compound for 16 yrs until her mother helped her escape the clutches of Leader Allen. A Man so sick and Twisted that he has his followers believe that anyone outside the compound are sinners.
Running away on few resources leaves Candance only makes it a few hrs away from the compound believing she has escaped the clutches of her previous home, prison and Leader Allen a few yrs Later she finds herself returning to the home she never believed she would see again.
Ivan a man of money and means finds a young Candance right outside of one of his many business endeavors the Grand a strip club in the seedy and ominous part on Tanglewwod. Rescuing her from a bunch of lowlifes he brings her into the Grand down to his office where he intends on calling the police. Candance convinces him not to.
When Candy turns 19 three yrs after her escape from Harmony Hills her and Ivan's Relationship takes a whole new turn and becomes something neither of them expected he saved her and took her in but in the long run she saved him more than anyone realizes.
I loved this whole story and the characters the would building was awesome and I can not wait to delve back in. My Only hiccup was the Daddy/Little One References between Candy and Ivan, but it was not enough that took away the pleasure of me reading it and I will re read this story many times.
I wish I could give this one ten stars. Skye Warren captured me with Wanderlust and keeps amazing me with every other book. I pre-ordered Pretty When You Cry and wished I could've taken off work to read it this morning. It would've been worth it if I had. This series is absorbing and thoughtful and dark and sweet. Thank you for creating this world where heroes can be dark and scarred but heroes all the same.