Kane falls for Kenzie before even meeting her. He hears her gorgeous laugh and has to meet the woman it came from. He pursues Kenzie relentlessly, but because she has been hurt before, she can't quite believe in his love. His life is also complicated by an ex wife who is ill and the grief of a lost baby that they share. This beautifully written story is as much a tale of sisterly love as it is a romance. Kenzie has had so much loss and pain in her life and now she has to face the fact that her sister, Tessa is dying. So many elements are brought together into this story, love, grief, trust and more. But in the end, healing. I laughed and cried.
I loved this book. It doesn't exactly what the title suggests - stripping you raw. Oh keep a few tissues handy too! From sadness comes happiness in the end.
Kenzie & Kane have been & are going through things which has stripped down their emotions, both past & present. I liked travelling with them on their journey to each other, breaking down walls & making a life together. It deals with lots of issues, which I won't elaborate so you can experience it for yourself.
Great characters, great book, great story. Definitely one emotional uplifting read.
5 stars. Reviewed on behalf of A Book Lover's Emporium book blog
This is the first book of Prescott Lanes’ that I’ve read and I don’t understand why I have only just found her. This book has everything you need – hot alpha male to make you swoon (yes he has the abs and V to go with his delicious mouth), feisty leading lady you can relate to (with an incredible taste in shoes), hot (fire emoji) sex scenes and tragedies of the worst kind (tissues required).
Kenzie Scott is a very independent woman who is just starting out in the world of lingerie design and has created her own line while in Europe absorbing the world of fashion, photoshoots and models. She is a self-professed “yes girl” who says it to everything – except the L word - LOVE. She moves back to her home town of Dallas to be closer to her stepsister who is battling breast cancer and to help look after her baby niece Zoe.
Kane Hunter is a lawyer of the hottest kind. He is exceptional at his job which is mainly jury picking. He can read people brilliantly all except the people closest to him. His divorce has been finalised for nearly a year and he feels it is time to move on once and for all.
Cue the almost meeting of Kenzie and Kane at the TV studio where Kenzie is making her debut being interviewed for morning television. The consequences of her outburst on live TV are far reaching for both her career and her love life.
But as the title of the book suggests can both Kenzie and Kane bare their souls and become stripped raw to each other in order for their love story to continue to a happy ending?
I need a man like Kane Hunter. He is a new book husband, not boyfriend, who will take some beating in my eyes. He is strong in his determination that he and Kenzie belong together and isn’t afraid to show her his emotions and how he truly feels (SWOON!!!) I wanted to kick Kenzie up her backside sometimes as she scrutinizes every heartfelt thing that Kane does but then knowing her history you completely understand her issues (at least I do).
Any story that has me laughing out loud on the bus to work (yes that really did happen a few times) to crying with tears of sadness and joy gets 5 stars in my world. I urge you all to read this as just when you think the story is getting predictable, you will be shocked with the twists and turns that are lurking around the corner.
I received a copy of an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was my first novel by this author and it didn't disappoint. I would recommend to anyone wanting a smart, sexy read, a love story not only between a man and women but at its heart, the love between sisters. And shoes.
The story is about a confident, smart, career-focused woman Kenzie, her relationship with her sister Tessa and her niece Zoe, in addition to her meeting Kane, the handsome lawyer.
I thought this would be really cheesy but it wasn't. The lack of communication between the main characters annoyed me as it does in a lot of books but for the most part I loved reading about the developing relationship. I really appreciated that the characters took things slow and didn't just end up falling into bed with each other after first meeting like so many of the books in this genre.
I appreciated the family element and the focus on the career of Kenzie. She didn't want to give everything up, in fact she was prepared to give her relationship up first.
Don't keep reading this review if you don't want to know about the issues that pop up.
trigger warning: This book also dealt with some serious issues (some more briefly touched on than others) such as eating disorders, abuse, losing a child and terminal illness.