Better When It Hurts

Better When It Hurts A forbidden romance about pain that binds us togetherFive years ago we lived in the same house He was the ultimate bad boy And my foster brother Now he s back Tougher harder meaner All of it aimed a

  • Title: Better When It Hurts
  • Author: Skye Warren
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A forbidden romance about pain that binds us togetherFive years ago we lived in the same house He was the ultimate bad boy.And my foster brother.Now he s back Tougher, harder, meaner All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away It s payback time He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no Better When it Hurts is an intense and heartbA forbidden romance about pain that binds us togetherFive years ago we lived in the same house He was the ultimate bad boy.And my foster brother.Now he s back Tougher, harder, meaner All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away It s payback time He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no Better When it Hurts is an intense and heartbreakingly beautiful story I couldn t read fast enough to see what would happen next with Blue and Lola A definite 5 star read for sure Jenika Snow, USA Today bestselling author BETTER WHEN IT HURTS is a full length bad boy romance novel that does stand alone Fair warning Blue is a cruel bastard and a dirty talker

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    1. ★★★★! Better When It Hurts (duet), book 2 of 3. Young lovers were separated by lies & deceit only to years later be confronted with it!“His tongue feels foreign and impossibly good, my whole body suspended between ache and orgasm.”Books in Stripped series are stand-alones, but most enjoyed if read in order:Book 0.5: Tough Love - Giovanni $ ClaraBook 1: Love The Way You Lie - Kip & HonorBook 2: Better When It Hurts - Blue & LolaBook 2.5: Even Better - Blue & LolaBook 3 [...]

    2. “Better When it Hurts” is the second installment in the series, but it can be read as a standalone. While I enjoyed book1, I loved this one and I can say for sure it was way much better than the previous book. IMO every aspect of the story was more developed. This second installment was raw and gritty, griping and intense, sexy and even emotional at times and it had the perfect amount of angst and smut to keep me interested from start to finish. “Better When it Hurts” tells the story of [...]

    3. Type:Standalone book 2 of Stripped seriesPOV:First Person - FemaleRating: Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest reviewHannah Bowman grew up as a foster kid. Being shipped from home to home taught her one thing. If she wanted something, she had to be willing to deal an exchange. Now all grown up, she became Lola, a stripper at The Grand, using her body the way she knew very well. Blue Eastman was the head security of The Grand. Five years before, he and Lola lived with the same fo [...]

    4. 5 Angsty Love-versus-Hate Stars!Better When It Hurts sucked me in hook, line, and sinker within the first few pages. Here's the preface and I'll let you decide whyA forbidden romance about pain that binds us together… Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy. And my foster brother. Now he's back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It's payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.I kne [...]

    5. This was an incredible book. Ms. Skye Warren did a wonderful job of keeping me on the edge of my seat. Better When it Hurts is deliciously dark and spectacularly raw and gritty. Everything I love in books was delivered in unique and mesmerizing way that totally blown me away. This book is the heart wrenching romance of Lola and Blue, two broken souls who share a dark and painful past. The book explores the subjects of adoption, foster homes, abuse and troubled teenagers. Lola and Blue meet again [...]

    6. A Tale Of Betrayal, Longing And ForgivenessThis was a great story and I wish I had read it sooner. Book 2 in the 'Stripped' series, 'Better When It Hurts' tells the story of Blue and Hannah, aka Lola. Their paths first crossed as foster children in their youths. At the time, the two were inseparable and falling in love. Now, they're all grown up and trying to come to terms with the scars of their past in their own ways.If you've read the first book in the series, you'll remember Blue as the head [...]

    7. 5 'hot-damn-delicious-angst' starsI love this Stripped #2 is so much much more than Stripped #1. Better When It Hurts is a 179 pages pack full of deliciousness. Is a book that you will want to read in one sitting because there isn't any lull moment that allow you to put it down for a break. I'm not a fan of angst, but this one is full of delicious angst that enable me to savor every moment of it.The story drew you in from the first page itself. You might think you miss something because Warren d [...]

    8. 4.25 starsSo, while reading the first 70% of this book, I came to realize that -- while I REALLY liked it -- dark romances where the hero mistreats the heroine are tough for me. That, and the heroine's feelings of self-disgust and hopelessness, were just way too emotionally difficult for me to handle. BUT.BUT, the writing was good, and the fact that I was so freaking emotional about it all, made me ready to give this book a 5 star rating. And it would have been a 5 star if I had felt the hero ha [...]

    9. Title: Better When It HurtsSeries: (Stripped, #3) Author: Skye WarrenGenre: Adult Contemporary Dark Erotic RomanceRating: 5-StarsAudiobook: 5-StarsCliffhanger:(view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]HEA: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]Review on Blog: HERE♥ (Stripped, #0.5) Tough Love♥ (Stripped, #1) Love the Way You Lie♥ (Stripped, #2) Better When It Hurts♥ (Stripped, #2.5) Even Better♥ (Stripped, #3) Pretty When You Cry♥ (Stripped, #3.5) Caught for Christmas*Each book can be read as a S [...]

    10. "His smile sends a sliver of fear to my gut. God, it shouldn’t be handsome when he looks at me that way. He should have two horns on his head and a tail. His skin should be red. Instead he’s every dream I’ve ever had, my own perverted guardian angel."- Lola* * *"I thought I could have you and forget you. But that was impossible from the start. I’ve never been able to forget you. And you make me feel everything, Lola. You make me feel alive."- Blue

    11. 2.5 Stars/ Also lacks Heroes POVwhich makes it harder to give more starsThis is how I felt through the entire bookere was too much darkness for me to fully enjoy it nevertheless, one must not underestimate this author's writing. She sucks you into the story and takes you on a rollercoaster emotional ride, hence the 2.5 starsI was very emotionally connected and I rooted for them to "finally reach that happy place" but it came at too little too late for me. This story was very depressing, realisti [...]

    12. ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewBetter When It Hurts is the second installment of the Stripped Series and I might have to say that I really enjoyed this sexy, beautiful yet emotional haunting roller-coaster ride of a book. This book was such a gritty, raw outlook of the characters working in a strip club. And in this second installment, Ms. Warren focuses on Blue and Lola/Hannah and their push and pull relationship. This book was about unraveling the past, the loss, the hu [...]

    13. Skye Warren is one of my go-to dark romance authors. Each of her stories is richly detailed, deeply felt and intensely sexy. Better When It Hurts is no exception. Although I have not read Love the Way You Lie, I was able to jump right in to Blue and Lola’s story here. Both are very damaged characters who had to learn how to survive on their own from a young age.These two have a long past together which is why Blue insists on acting as security on the nights she dances at the club where they bo [...]

    14. ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 4 Hate/Love Stars!Darkness- mild. Only a couple of dark scenes in this one. This is the second book in The Stripped Series, but can definitely be read as a standalone. I was anxious to read this one, the first book blew me away, I absolutely loved it. The series is based on characters working in a strip club, all have painful secrets, hidden pasts, and ulterior motives. <--- Well, most have motives, I think. Anyway, this is Blue and Lola's [...]

    15. Raw, gritty, painful and beautiful. I know those words usually don't go together, but that is the only way to describe it. This story is so intense I felt it to my marrow, it filled me with so many feelings. As always with all Skye Warren books, once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down.This is the story of Lola (aka Hannah) and Blue, two people who share a painful past. They meet again while Lola is a stripper at a club called the Grand, and Blue is the bouncer/bodyguard. Lola is a deep [...]

    16. I swear Skye Warren can't write a bad book, I think its physically impossible. Another five star read! Better When It Hurts was read entirely too fast. Dark, captivating in theme and subject matter, absolutely loved it! So onto the review!There's nothing quit like a guilty conscious, Hannah has been living with one for years. Punishing herself with an alter ego Lola, she dances to forget. The stripper endures brutality she feels she earned, loathing herself for the injustice she inflicted on Blu [...]

    17. 4.5 STARSBetter When It Hurts gripped me from the very first page. I honestly felt consumed by this story. Five years ago, Lola and Blue were foster kids, living under the same roof and clearly in love even if they were too young and broken to fully grasp it. Until something happened, until Lola hurt Blue and he was sent away. Now, five years later, Lola is a stripper and Blue is head of security at the same club with a thirst for payback.The title of the book says it all. This book is better be [...]

    18. I'm definitely in the minority with this one as all I've seen are 4 & 5 stars. I honestly thought this series was going to be something I would love after the awesome prequel. The book was very nicely written, no doubt Skye Warren has some good writing skills, but I really didn't connect to the story nor the characters. I liked Blue but Lola, ugh, from the previous book she sounded like someone that would be strong and kind of kick ass character despite her circumstances, but in this book sh [...]

    19. As much as I love Blue (which is a whole lot!), I didn't think Better When It Hurts was as good as Love the Way You Lie. Don't get me wrong, I still liked it but I wasn't into it as much as the first book. From the moment I met Blue in Love the Way You Lie I was so intrigued by him. I wanted to know what his story was and how he ended up being the head of security at the stripclub. I was really surprised by how he was connected to Lola but I liked that part of the story. He's still my favorite g [...]

    20. First off, this was an ARC book given to me for a honest review. This was dark, sexy and beautiful roller coaster ride. This is one you can read over and over and never tire of reading it. The first time you read it is to feed the fire burn in inside to hear Lola (aka Hannah) and Blue 's story. You don't just read their story, you feel it live it with them. Even though the first half is hard to read because of the darkness, you have to keep going to see the purity and depth of their love. You wa [...]

    21. ++++4 Stars++++Dark and edgy. Mrs. Warren always knows how to make my heart skip a beat.Lola is a stripper. She is strong. She is beautiful but she has a past that haunts her.Blue works as a bouncer at the club Lola works for. They seem to hate each otherbut do they? The problem is that these two have historyheavy history. They try to hurt each other but they cannot deny the attraction, the passion.Where will their story lead them?It is no secret that I love the author's work. She can create dar [...]

    22. Dark, Dirty and Emotional!Yet more awesomeness from Skye Warren! I was thrilled to be given an ARC to review Better When It Hurts, the second novel in the Stripped series. This is the story of Lola, one of the strippers at the Grand, and Blue, who provides security. It’s dark, dirty and emotional and once I started it there was no way I could put it down until I had finished it!I LOVED the character of Blue: the angry and conflicted alpha, always there in the shadows, watching Lola and waiting [...]

    23. Lola a dancer but someone who feels the need to not be herself to put a front up . and Blue someone from Lola's past . what do these two have in common . can they find their way to each other . can they forgive each other or themselves . This is an ARC review and there is more to it but want those who have read Skye's work to truly read it so it comes out in 5 days from now can pre-oder it on amazon and other retailers for ebook form . side note this can be semi emotional may hit close to home i [...]

    24. In Better When it Hurts we have Lola who is a stripper at The Grand. The Grand was a nice theater from back in the day. Now it is just a strip club. The old ticket booths are now VIP rooms. Lola came from a foster home. She's had quite a hard childhood. She learned young that the best way to be safe was to give her body up to the strongest boy she could find. As soon as she turns eighteen, she finds one of her old foster mothers who has dementia and moves in to care for her. She starts stripping [...]

    25. 3 starsI came into this book not realizing there was a prequel, however, I didn't really feel that I needed to read it. Then again, I had a hard time connecting to either of the main characters so maybe it would've helped. Hannah aka Lola had a bit of a split personality. The side she used to get through the rough times in her life (aka stripping and the men she had to put up with because of it) and the side that was the hurt, little girl who grew up bouncing from foster home to foster home. I f [...]

    26. 4.5 StarsThis is the first book I’ve read by this author and it won’t be my last.Better When It Hurts is a very gritty and fairly dark read. The premise tells you exactly what you are getting into and doesn’t sugar coat anything. The story isn’t all rosy and pretty – it’s terrifying and gripping and you won’t be able to stop reading.Lola does what she needs to do to pay the bills and keep a roof over her head. Blue has returned and wants nothing but to get what he is due from Lola. [...]

    27. Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy. And my foster brother.Now he’s back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It’s payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.*****I never wanted to put it down. Dark and sweet at the same time, the story of Blue and Lola kept me wanting more. Skye Warren has a way of putting depth into a story without all of the unnecessary details that drag out [...]

    28. This reminded me of the old Harlequin Presents trope where the hero thinks the heroine betrayed him, but she really didn’t. He seeks revenge on the heroine who really loves him and never betrayed him.Add lots of hot sex and some light degradation and you have Better When It Hurts.The heroine didn’t think much of herself, which isn’t my favorite type of character, but she definitely had reasons for her low self-esteem.The hero managed to make something of himself and I always love a hero wh [...]

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