Publisher Description

A story about the sacrifices we make for love...

He's the son of a mafia foot soldier. My father is the boss. I shouldn't even know Giovanni. And I definitely shouldn't kiss him. Our relationship is doomed to fail, but that won't stop me from trying.

I sneak out of my room every night. My father's guards don't see me. My sister doesn't see me. No one sees me, except him.

Not every girl wants to be a princess. I just want to be free.


Tough Love is the prequel novella to the sexy Stripped series. Fair warning: Contains a dark hero who will do anything to keep his girl safe and an ending that will make you gasp!

Praise for Skye Warren and the Stripped series:

"I've always been a fan of Skye Warren ever since I read Wanderlust. Her writing is flawless and tales captivating. Love The Way You Lie is no exception. 5 Stars." - Pepper Winters, New York Times bestselling author of Tears of Tess

"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

"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

March 6
Skye Warren
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Annmric8 ,

Prequel to Love the way you Lie

Tough Love: A Dark Mafia Romance, the prequel novella to the Stripped series. Honor and Clara are sisters bred to wed men in the mafia. Except Gio wants them safe and away from Bryon's influence.

PattiA810 ,

Tough Love

The desperation that clings Clara, Gio and Honor is upsetting. There is no happiness in this series starter but, it definitely makes you want to find out what happens to these three young people.

Jillyin ,

Great start!!!

This is a short read/prequel to Love the way you Lie. It was a great start and gut wrenching end that is going to make me read the next book.

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