March 7, 2014 | by Three Girls And A Book Obsession | This Girl Stripped
My innocence was shattered one steamy October night, when I sold my soul to the devil to pay for a week in a dirty motel room. Thinking I could rid myself of him, I fled the safety of the nomad lifestyle I had embraced my entire life for the security of a small upstate New York town, alongside my big sister Star. What I never anticipated was a green eyed stranger that would steal my heart and never look back. And a dark eyed man on a motorcycle, who would teach me how to trust again. Both of them completely shattering every wall I ever put up to keep men out of my vulnerable world.
I am Paisley Bloom, and this is my devastating story.
I will start this review with a warning! Please read Hers, Finding Willow and Kink the Halls before reading This Girl Stripped by Dawn Robertson. While I feel as though each book is a stand alone book, you need to read each book in order to fully follow this entire story and have it make sense! We met Paisley, Star’s sister previously, but we get to find out her whole story in This Girl Stripped. Thankfully she leaves Florida after the unthinkable happens to her and she goes to live with her sister, Star, in Woodstock, hoping to try to get her life back in order. She has gone through some pretty traumatic experiences and is completely broke and she needs her sister’s help in order to try to get her life in order. What she didn’t expect when she arrived in Woodstock was to find herself involved in a crazy love triangle. She meets Diesel, sexy motorcycle gang member, and River, the brother of Star’s main man. Paisley connects with both of them in different ways and can’t seem to stop herself from getting involved with them romantically. To add even more to this crazy love triangle, Paisley ends up pregnant and she doesn’t know who is her baby’s daddy! So, who does Paisley chose?
“Because since you walked into my life, I see everything in a different light.”
Poor Paisley…this girl can’t seem to catch a break! You can’t help but feel so badly for her as she is so broken in the beginning of this book and then she starts to find her way only to be forced to make a difficult choice! I truly don’t think she could have made a bad choice as both Diesel and River had different pluses and minuses to them, and I will not tell you who she picked! While following Paisley’s story, we were able to enjoy Star and Seven’s stories as well that went along sometimes not so subtly in the background! Dawn tackled some sensitive topics in this book, but I think she handled them well. At times though, I almost felt like there was too much going on and things just got a little disjointed. However, I do think that Dawn set us up for the next book in the series and I am curious to see where this storyline will go!