Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Stripped by Jasinda Wilder

~Synopsis ~
So how did I get myself into this situation, you ask? Simple: desperation. When you're faced with being homeless and hungry or taking off your clothes for money, the choice is easier than you'd imagine. That doesn't make it easy, though. Oh no. I hate it, in fact. There's nothing I'd like more than to quit and never go into another bar again, never hear the techno beat pulsing in my ears again, never feel the lecherous gazes of horny men again.

Then, one day, I meet a man. He's in my club, front and center. He watches me do my routine, and his gaze is full of hunger. Not the kind of desire I'm used to though. It's something different. Something hotter, deeper, and more possessive. I know who he is; of course I do. Everyone knows who Dawson Kellor is. He's People Magazine's Sexiest Man alive. He's the hottest actor in Hollywood. He's the man hand-picked for the role of Rhett Butler in the long-awaited remake of Gone With the Wind.

He's the kind of man who can have any woman in the entire world with a mere crook of his finger. So what's he doing looking at me like he has to have me? And how do I resist him when he looks at me with those intoxicating, changeable, quicksilver eyes?

I'm a virgin, and he's an American icon of male sexuality. I'm a stripper, and he's a man used to getting anything and everything he wants. And he wants me. I know I should say no, I know he's the worst kind of player…but what my mind knows, my body and my heart may not.

And then things get complicated.
Release date August 16, 2013

  ~ Annie's Review ~
4 Star Review
This book will strip you of your mind, soul and heart. Oh and not to mention your clothing. Stripped is an amazing tale of a girl who is trying to find herself and where she belongs. Jasinda Wilder did not, I repeat did not, let me down!
All Grey ever wanted to do was live her life and do the things that made her happy, which were dancing and making movies. The only problem is  her father, a Baptist pastor, stood in her way. He told her God didn’t approve of anything she did and she was doing the devils work. Her mom was always the beacon of hope. Helping her talk sense into her dad, but that all changed when her mom became sick and passed away.

Grey knew she couldn’t live with her dad so she left home to go to college in LA, the devils playground. Everything was going great, until she learned her scholarship was almost out of funds. Never having to work a day in her life, Grey had no experience except dancing. So, after months of searching and time running out, Grey took a job at the only place that would hire her. A sleazy rundown hole in the wall strip club. Against her will she had no other chose, but to take it.
Every night when she stripped she lost a little bit more of her dignity and her lunch. Nothing was going right. Everything was crumbling around her. That all changed when one night she entered the VIP room, and she saw him! Dawson Kellor, People’s sexiest man. There was a connection something she had never felt before. None of that mattered, because she knew she would never see him again. Boy was she wrong! The very next day Grey was shocked when she showed up for her internship at a production company, and saw him sitting there. To make matters worse she was assigned to be his assistant. He knew her dark secret. He also knew how to make her feel sexually alive. Can she overcome the obstacles in life and finally have all her dreams come true? Or does Dawson Kellor stand in her way?
This book had me literally jumping up and down on my bed squealing like a little girl.  I could not help, but fall in love with the main characters. What's not to love? On one hand we had a sexy Hollywood heartthrob with a rock hard body and the personality to go with it. On the other we had the small town virginal girl who happened to also be a stripper who could dance like nobody’s business. I have never met a virginal stripper, have you?

This book had me locked in at page one, and all the way until about 76%! What happened at 76%? The book slowed down and started to jump all over the place. It was confusing. I was confused. I wanted more. It went from one scene to the next with years or months passing between them. I wanted it to stay with the story as it was, because of that I give it a 4 Star Review!

~ Heather's Review ~
4 Star Review

This book was really good.  You'll never believe that it is a standalone!! I love a good standalone and they are far and few between these days.  I love being able to curl up and read the whole story in one book without having to wait months on end for the rest of the story.  

"And now I'll never return from this place, for I know the taste of temptation.  I've sinned; I've fallen."

Grey has lived a very very sheltered life. Growing up as a pastor's daughter has caused her to miss out on a lot.  Her father thought everything she wanted to do was evil.   Her mother was the only person who understood what she wanted and loved in life.  Without her mom she wouldn't have had some pleasures that she had.  So when Grey leaves to go to USC for film school her dad is livid.  He thinks she is going to be a sinner and turn evil.  She ends up running out of money for school and room and board.  She tries finding job after job so she can stay in school.  The only job she could get was at a gentleman's club.  She hated stripping, but knew she needed to finish school.  Then one night everything changed when she walked into the VIP room to see Dawson there.  He made her feel wanted and not just an object.  Can he help her come out of her shell and live?

 "A kiss is just a kiss, but his hand on my bottom, holding me and owning me like's more."

 Dawson was walking around life feeling nothing.  He was trying to make a comeback in the movie industry after several bad media scandals.  The movie crew and he went to the gentleman's club Grey worked at to party hard before the filming of Gone With the Wind.  He knew instantly that Gracie(Grey) wasn't meant to work there.  He saw potential in her.  Needless to say he was a bit shocked the next day when she walked in as an intern for his producer.  She was his new assistant for the filming of his movie.  He tried several times to get her to open up to him, but she liked to run.  Can he get her to open up to him?  Will he give her everything she needs to feel cherished and loved? 

"Be mine. Be with me."

 "What am I, that he feels so strongly about me? What do I offer?"

OMG I love Jasinda Wilder and her writing style.  She knows how to draw you in and make you not want to put the book down.  She had me biting my nails in spots wondering what was going to happen.  I felt like the story was a little slow to take off and then it picked up and you didn't want to put down after that. Well done Jasinda!!

~ Natalie's Review ~
4 Star Review

Grey is a small town country girl from Macon, Georgia. Her dad is a strict Baptist pastor and mama is a stay at home wife. Grey has a love of dancing that only her mom supports, but after a lot of begging and pleading she finally gets her fathers support.
Once her mama got sick and ultimately passed away Grey’s  life drastically changed. Grey received a scholarship to film school, but the funds didn’t last long. She was running out of money fast and had to hurry up and find a job or be homeless. After days of searching everywhere for a job with no luck Grey sees a now hiring sign at Exotic Nights Gentlemen’s Club. She couldn’t do that, could she? A pastor’s daughter?

She found a hostess job, but with two weeks left to pay her tuition she needed something that paid more and quickly.  It takes her a few days before she decides to go ahead and check into the job opening at Exotic Nights. After meeting with the sleazy club owner, Timothy Van Dutton, she was told to come up with a stage name and come in the next day to practice with one of the dancers. She hates her job so bad that she pukes every time she gets off stage.
After a few weeks Grey aka Gracie is now one of the top paying dancers at the club. One night Tim tells her that the club has been rented for the night by a celebrity. After getting ready she walks through the club to check out the crowd. She’s then asked to go to one of the VIP rooms and that visit will change her life forever.

I really liked this book from start to finish. I always enjoy reading Jasinda’s books. SUPER HOT SEX and the characters are very likeable. I give this book a solid 4 stars only because there were a few spots where it jumped around or was a little sketchy. Overall the sex made up for it. LOL

~ About The Author ~

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. When she’s not writing, she’s probably shopping, baking, or reading.

​Some of her favorite authors include Nora Roberts, JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Liliana Hart and Bella Andre.

She loves to travel and some of her favorite vacations spots are Las Vegas, New York City and Toledo, Ohio.

You can often find Jasinda drinking sweet red wine with frozen berries and eating a cupcake.

Jasinda is represented by Kristin Nelson of the Nelson Literary Agency.


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  1. I have not read one by her yet, but I just bought Wanted, and I am getting ready to read that. I am commenting on the Morning After a Good Book site.

  2. My favorite book from Jasinda has to be Falling Into You. One of the best books I've read and definitely my favorite :)
    The blog I stopped by is The Morning After a Good Book blog.

  3. I'm reading Wounded now and i am enjoying it, the blog is Morning After a Good Book

  4. Today's giveaway entry is courtesy of Morning After A Good Book. Falling Into You is still a book that I just can't seem to get over. Fantastic writing, characters and depth.

  5. I entered at Morning After A Good Book, and Wounded is my all time favorite book by Jasinda.

  6. morning after a good book and Falling into You

  7. I entered at Morning After a Good Book. Unfortunately, haven't read any, but I own Falling into You and Wounded. Can't wait to read them, and Stripped! (:

    Thanks for the chance! (:

  8. Havent read any yet, have falling into you and wounded on my kindle to read, and entered at morning after a good book

  9. I loved Falling Into You! Great book! Entered giveaway on Morning After a good book blog

  10. morning after a good book.

    thank you for this awesome giveaway!!

  11. I love the Big Girls do It .... series! One of the first I read and fell in love with her writing!
    And I entered at Morning After a Good Book.

  12. Morning after a great book I stopped by and I loved Falling into You !!!!! LOOOOOOO ved it !
    thanks for the great giveaway

  13. Wounded is my favorite book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Morning after a good book was the blog that sent me!

  15. My favorite book is Falling into Us and I enter on Morning after a good Book Blog!!

  16. Morning after a good book!! :)

  17. Morning After a Good Book and falling into you

  18. I love Falling Into Us. I entered at Morning After a Good Book

  19. I LOVED Falling Into Us...I entered at Morning After a Good Book : )

  20. Falling into you, Morning After a Good Book thanks(:

  21. Favorite book is Wounded. LOVED IT!
    Entered at Morning After a Good Book.

  22. I loved Falling Into You. I stopped by via Morning After a Good Book

  23. Falling Into You
    Morning After a Good Book Blog

    Thank you for the opportunity.:)