Monday, July 27, 2015

Review: Love the Way You Lie by Skye Warren

Title: Love the Way You Lie
Author: Skye Warren

Series: Stripped #1
Publication: March 12th 2015

Genre: Adult ~ Contemporary ~ Dark Romance
Purchase: AmazonBarnes & Noble | Book Depository | Kobo

Rating: 4/5

A dark romance about the lies that lead us down…

I’ll do anything to get safe, even if that means working at the scariest club in town.

I’ll do anything to stay hidden, even if it means taking off my clothes for strangers.

I’ll do anything to be free. Except give him up. When he looks at me, I forget why I can’t have him. He’s beautiful and scarred. His body fits mine, filling the places where I’m hollow, rough where I am soft.

He’s the one man who wants to help, but he has his own agenda. He has questions I can’t answer. Like, What are you afraid of? -- You.

“He's wrong for me. Dangerous. Desire doesn't ask questions. Neither does love.” 

I truly love dark romances. They're my favorite kind of contemporary romance stories and I really liked Love the Way You Lie. It was quite quick read, or maybe I just read it fast because I was enjoying it so much. In any case, I thought it was a really great book.

This is one of those stories that slowly unravels and reveals everything.The main character, Honor, was also a bit like that. Slowly but surely everything about her and her life unravels also. The same goes for Kip, the mysterious stranger who shows up at the stripclub where she works. It was all very suspenseful and I loved that. 

I really liked Honor. Her protectiveness over her sister was very remarkable. I loved how she did everything in her power to stay hidden, even if it means working at a shady stripclub. Bring in Kip, a mysterious stranger who keeps showing up and the story really gets interesting.

Kip sure was interesting. He was sexy, mysterious and totally intriguing. He really was the eptiome of a man who could either be bad or good. At first you just don't know what he's after. Oh the suspense!

I don't really want to go into details of the plot of the story because it would give too much away. But let me just say that there were a few twists that made me go like "wow!". The end, though, felt a little rushed but as the rest of the story was so good I don't care all that much about it. 

Overall, Love the Way You Lie was good, really good. It was seductive, brutal at times, thrilling and the writing was oh so beautiful! I would highly recommend this book to fans of dark romance. 


We're a long way from the man who told me about poetry and childhood dreams, but I can't forget that he did. He's the same man, light and dark, petal and thorn.

He's something else. Something dark and serious and solemn. His hands mesmerize me, so large and strong and yet careful. He's stone, rough-edged and impenetrable. And I am air, already blowing away.

I'm afraid of the wind, afraid of its force, but what I didn't realize is that the greater danger lay ahead of me. Kip is my cliff. Every gust of wind pushes me closer. It's only a matter of time before I fall.

I think of Peter Pan flying off into Neverland, taking Wendy with him. I think of sword fights and fairies. That's how it feels in the clearing—like magic.

About the Author: 

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Skye Warren is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of dark romance. Her books are raw, sexual and perversely tender. For those new to her work, consider the bestseller Wanderlust, Prisoner or the Dark Nights series starting with Trust in Me.


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! I loved it too and was so happy for them at the end ... it's an amazing book! Great review! :D

    Oh, I also nominated you for The Blogger Recognition Award! <3


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