***5+ Oh, My, Goodness, I'm In Love Stars***
Ohmygosh, ohmygosh, ohmygosh, Emma Hart, you're killing me.
I have only fairly recently come to know Emma Hart's books, but, I am telling you, she is freaking awesome. There is not one book of hers that I have not devoured within hours of picking it up. She writes dialogue like nobody's business, storylines that pull you in from word 1, and characters that you a) want to spend time with yourself, and b) are sexy, funny, snarky, and, oh, did I say sexy?
STRIPPED BARE, Emma's most recent book, had me from the first scene. I'm all about a good 'girlfriends hanging out together and shaking things up' scenario, and this book started out with a bang. Mia and her friends are funny, no-holds-barred, tell it like it is, ladies. They've known each other forever, and, so, to celebrate their friend Allie's upcoming nuptials, have gone to, where else, Vegas, to, what else, a male strip club. But not just any male strip club. Rock Solid boasts some of the hottest dancers around, and when the tables are turned and Mia gets a taste of her own medicine, she gets to see just how hot up close and personal.
West Rykman. Oh.My.Gosh. Let me just tell you, if this man was shaking his moneymaker at me, all bets would be off. And Mia obviously feels the same way, because, yeah. Suffice to say that much action ensues, and it is blisteringly hot. And, while they say that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, maybe not so much...
I cannot really express how much I loved STRIPPED BARE. It is a dirty sexy romp of a story, but there is much more to it. There are many layers to both Mia and West, and it is a pure delight to watch them discover together that they might just have to take a risk and go all in to get to where they are meant to be. And, the cast of characters helping them along, from Mia's girls, to her mom (oh, my gosh, her mom!), to Beck (I'm a little bit in love with Beckett Cruz, y'all), all of them help make this book all that it is.
If you haven't guessed yet, I LOVE this book. STRIPPED BARE is one of my favorite reads this year, and that's saying something. I cannot recommend it any more highly, and happily give it 5+ stars. Don't just add this one to your TBR, get out there and read this book now. Do it. You can thank me later.