Series: Stripped 0.5
English \ eBook, 40 pages
Debut: March 6, 2015
Read: April 29, 2015
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 163
I have to say, I expected Clara to be older, a young woman of 20-something, and Gio to be much older, a man with a skillset, a harsh past, and maybe some regrets, who is letting her actually slip off the estate at night to live a little -- not a teen couple who steal a few moments to themselves.
Regardless of my expectations, Gio and Clara were really cute, more sensual than sexual due to their tender age, and I can't help but hope that they will see each other again one day, unlikely as it is. It'd be like a real fairytale. It's so bittersweet -- tearing them apart, so they might one day find each other again, and maybe there's still enough of that sweet love left for them to start again... Gosh, I'm such a hopeless romantic, aren't I? x)
Actually, Tough Love is just an extra long teaser with enough of a glimpse at the horror Honor and Clara are running from in the series, and now I really can't wait to devour Love the Way You Lie. Since I've only seen "I" and "Me" so far in an excerpt of book one, I don't even know which of the sisters is going to tell her story -- I'm guessing Honor, since she's the older one, but it could be either.
Area Scan: Style/Vocab: 4/5 -- Plot: 5/5 -- Heroes: 5/5 -- Villains: 5/5 -- Hearts: 5/5 -- Heat: 4/5 -- Thrills: 4/5 -- Laughs: 2/5 -- Tears: 4/5
Discovered: 4+ Hoods
#0.5 Tough Love | #1 Love the Way You Lie | #2 Better When It Hurts
#3 Pretty When You Cry