Book Blitz: Hold You Against Me by Skye Warren (Review) - Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Book Blitz: Hold You Against Me by Skye Warren (Review)

Hold You Against Me
Skye Warren
(Stripped #4)
Publication date: May 31st 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance
From New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren comes a sexy new novel in the Stripped series…
Once upon a time the daughter of a mafia king fell in love with a foot soldier.
This fairy tale didn’t have a happy ending.
My sister and I barely managed to escape alive, and we’ve lived in relative hiding ever since. I’m safe now, but I can never forget the boy who gave his life to save mine.
Except there are whispers that he’s still alive. And he’s fighting a war.
Even knowing the risks, I have to find him. I have to find some way to protect him, the way he protected me. But he isn’t the boy I left behind. He’s a violent man. A criminal. And he’s been waiting for me—the final pawn in a dark game of survival and love.
Something moves me gently, constant and rhythmic like waves. I’m warm. There’s something soft curling around my arms, wrapped inside my fists. Padding beneath my cheek that smells like home.
An unnatural darkness weighs down on me, keeping me from waking up—a demon’s whisper in my ear. You’re warm, you’re safe. Sleep.

But something is wrong.
I remember falling asleep, so suddenly, remember drinking water that I hadn’t filled. And I remember the phone call from Amy telling me that Giovanni’s alive. Impossible.
Awareness pricks my skin like a cold breeze. Wherever I am, I’m not alone.
I blink rapidly, forcing my eyes open. They adjust to the darkness quickly, taking in the tinted windows on either side and the wide leather bench curving beneath me. I’m in a car. A limo, to be exact. And it’s moving.
On the opposite side of the long space, a large body reclines. I can see the wide stance of his legs, the pale white of his shirt. A suit jacket tossed beside his hip. His face is hidden in the shadows of the vehicle.
I was raised by the head of the Las Vegas mafia, the capo. I grew up around guns and violence, so I know when a man is armed. It’s the way he holds himself, the warning shimmering around him like a dark halo.
This man is armed and extremely dangerous.
Every muscle in my body tenses. My mind still swims in thick water, because I must have been drugged. He drugged me, this faceless man. Why did he take me? It won’t be anything good, that’s for sure.
Even worse, I suspect this has something to do with my past, with my family. It’s messed up that I’d rather be taken by some random psycho. But at least then I’d have a chance of getting away.
“Who are you?” I demand, my voice hoarse from whatever drugs they gave me.
There’s a long pause, the weight of his regard as heavy as a finger trailing down my neck.
“Have I really changed that much, bella, that you don’t recognize me?”


Clara, the mafia princess is all grown up since we last saw her in sister Honor’s book Love the Way You Lie. She is turning heads in the art community. She has everything that she has wanted. She had her freedom, art, football star boyfriend. Her best friend Amy and Honor they had made it through the nightmare that was her father. You think she would be happy right? Well that past has a funny way of keeping to their it always finds it was to work up to your present. 

This was the story put of the whole series that I was beyond excited for. Clara and Gio’s story. This was so not what I imagine that it would be. This went far above what I thought it would be. Just wow you would think that those that have read the rest of the series we would have some clues but, oh no. Their is a event that happened that we had no warning for it just left me with my jaw to the floor. That was a bomb I did not see coming. now Gio woah his character was way more complex then I expected talk about layers. What he endured in the past to be where he is now is just mind blowing. In true Skye Warren fashion is was dark but, it had romantic touches along the way. She truly has a gift with mixing dark and love and making it a mind blowing story. In all honesty this is a story about mafia and a second chance romance. 

ARC was provided by the author in exchange for a honest review :) 

Author Bio:
Skye Warren is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of dark romance. Her books are raw, sexual and perversely tender.

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