Publisher: Samhain Publishing, ltd
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: August 4, 2009
Someone wants their perfect weapon back, only she’s not coming quietly.
Alexa Wells wants her life back. She’s just not sure what that life was. The memories inside her head—a stripper’s—aren’t hers, and before she humiliates herself onstage one more time, she sets out to collect the scattered pieces of her mind. The trail leads to Boston, charges of identity theft and murder, and the real bombshell: a forgotten werewolf lover who insists she’s a werewolf hybrid.
The main character in this Stripped is someone you have to work at relating to. She is a complex animal for sure. I sat there stunned during some scenes wondering how she could behave the way she did, but then upon greater reflection I realized that I was looking through my eyes at her and not through her eyes. With that epiphany in mind, looking at the reflection in the mirror, I see, an average looking woman, with average capabilities. Other than her skin color I have no clue as to the culture she was raised with. Delve further. Concentrate. Dig deeper. There, just beyond the surface, undiscovered memories, containing a foggy notion of incredible power rippling just beneath that latte colored skin.
I stood there in the mist straining to see, to get my bearings, wondering which direction the road of this author’s mind would lead. With every turning of a page, I went in a direction that was different than the direction my mind was trying to lead. From the relationship with close family/friends to the sensually deprived relationship of her lover, I followed Alexa’s twisting and turning through the pages, being caught off guard and by surprise at every turn. This book was entertaining and refreshing, I love being wrong with my theory on how the story will end up. And man, was I wrong!