I came from a place of dirt floors and holy scriptures. They told me the world outside was full of sin, and the first night I escape, I find out it’s true. Ivan saves me, but he does more than that. He takes me. He makes me his own girl.
My conditioning runs too deep. Ivan sees what I am.
That’s the thing about showing a mouse to a cat. He wants to play. And it’s terrifying, even for me. Because the only thing darker than my past is his.
Author’s Note: Pretty When You Cry is a STANDALONE dark romance novel set in the dark, sexy Stripped series world. Not intended for those uncomfortable with the subject matter or under eighteen.
Books in the Stripped Series
½. Tough Love (prequel)
1. Love the Way You Lie
2. Better When It Hurts
3. Even Better
4. Pretty When You Cry
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Di's 5 Star Review
Skye Warren drove the bus to taboo, parked in the dark alley, and made me watch the depravity. I held my hand over my eyes, but I had to look.
"That’s how we are together —depraved and beautiful."
Pretty When You Cry is the fourth book in The Stripped Series, but it can be read as a standalone. The series revolves around different people that work at the Grand.
This is Ivan and Candy's story.
I'm at a loss for words. I originally rated 4 Stars, but I can't and probably won't ever get these characters out of my mind. She said, it's her darkest of the year. She said, it's taboo. I thought, okay, I'm a dark queen, bring it. Skye Warren managed to knock me off my twisted pedestal, I was blushing like a girl in high school. If you can make me feel the least bit uncomfortable, slightly disturbed, you won. With that being said, enter at your own risk. Not that this story was pitch black, no it's not. But it managed to make me a bit uneasy, I felt like I shouldn't like it, I felt like a bad girl, I felt like I had my hand in the cookie jar. There was one thing that made me not want to give 5 Stars, and that ended being the reason why I did.
"That’s what monsters do to pretty little girls. And pretty little girls are expected to fight."
The characters were beautifully written, they jumped from the pages, leaving a lasting impression. Skye Warren eloquently writes the darkness in her characters, her words are profound, descriptive, and utterly addictive. I bow, Skye Warren.
"Love can survive in the darkest, coldest places."
About the Author
Skye Warren is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of dark romance. Her books are raw, sexual and perversely romantic.
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