Without You (Stripped #1.5)
Release Date: October 22nd, 2013
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.
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.
We are happy to be part of this tour. We read and reviewed Stripped, the first book in this series, and enjoyed Quinn's and Torrin's story. It was something different, romantic and beautiful. But after every happy ending, there's a future waiting for everyone. And also for these two love birds.
Now, with Without You, Brooklyn Skye wrote about the future of Quinn and Torrin. It just feels more realistic. Now these two have real problems and new plans they didn't have in the first book and it's more approachable for readers, because it's something that could happen to anyone in a relationship. They both have plans and dreams for their future, but maybe they not share the same plans and dreams and that bring them apart.
About the characters, we like Torrin's personality, so we truly enjoyed this book since it's from his POV. It was something refreshing and it was nice to read what and how he felt about Quinn. And mostly, it was nice to "be" inside a male's head and what he thought about the situation he's now with Quinn and about their relationship. Although we might have missed Quinn's POV, we had a great time with Torrin and we enjoyed the change. Sorry, Quinn.
However I can't not mention that this story broke my heart. All the doubt, the situations, the dreams and the difficulties... it simply broke my heart. Despite this, I have to say, too, that this story won't be the same without this. But, not everything's bad, because I loved the ending and Torrin's decision and well... it was more than enough to make me sigh and smile. And you cannot deny that these two are meant to be together and that they share something beautiful. You just have to love them. And I can assure you that you would want to know more about them, too.
I totally recommend this book, not only because Brooklyn Skye did a wonderful work with this story, once again, or because it is a sweet, emotional and real romance story, but because I couldn't help myself with this story. I loved it and I am waiting anxiously for the next book, for sure.
Book Addicts, this story not only has two amazing characters, but a beautiful story that you would love and fall for it, without even meaning it. That's why we gave it four gorjuss dolls and totally recommend it to you.
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! Search the book with this image:
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!
Hope you enjoyed our stop on the Without You blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Click on the banner to see the full blog tour schedule!
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. www.brooklyn-skye.com.
Win (1) signed picture of cover, a signed paperback copy of STRIPPED, and a $50 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble [winner's choice] (US only)