Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Without You by Brooklyn Skye

Welcome to my stop on the Without You blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!


Release Date: 10/22/13

Summary from Goodreads:

*A novella to the best-selling New Adult novel STRIPPED*
I’m the knight on the white horse in her eyes, the one who broke down her defenses after her sister’s death until she realized she was capable of love. To her—aside from my name, Torrin Kingsley—I’m perfect.

But there’s a sliver of my past I’ve never shared with her. One that is now haunting me with every breath I take. One she is starting to raise her brow to.

I’m not certain how much longer I can keep it from her. To be honest, I don’t know that it would make a difference anyway, because it seems no matter which path I choose, they all lead to the same end point. A place without Quinn.

My demons run bone deep. I guess burying them forever wasn’t possible.

Links to book one:

About the Author

Brooklyn Skye grew up in a small town where she quickly realized writing was an escape from small town life. Really, she’s just your average awkward girl who’s obsessed with words. You can follow her on Twitter as @brooklyn__skye or visit her web site for updates, teasers, giveaways, and more.

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Special Announcement: A Limited Edition of WITHOUT YOU will be available for release week only (use attached cover pic) which includes a bonus interview between Torrin and the author!

Special Deal: Both STRIPPED and WITHOUT YOU will be on sale for $0.99. If you purchase both and forward the receipt to the author at, she will send you a handwritten letter! 

My Thoughts:

I read the first book, Stripped, and I thought it was an interesting story with some twists and turns I didn't expect. So I was eager to delve into this story, told from Torrin's point of view. I really liked Torrin a lot. He is such a decent guy who got caught up in a really terrible situation and took more blame for it than was his due. And he would do whatever he has to in order to make those he cares about happy. The person he cares most about is Quinn. Sometimes, I had to wonder why. Quinn really got on my nerves in this book. She was borderline in the first one, but in this one, she really ticked me off a lot. She was whiney and selfish and pulled disappearing acts on Torrin that made her look like a brat. When she should have been turning to Torrin for support, she turned instead to someone else - someone who used to see her naked when she posed nude for his art class. Seriously, I had to wonder at times why Torrin liked her so much because she didn't seem to give him reason to. But of course, he's such an upstanding guy, he took it and still tried to be there for her.

In the end, she kind of redeemed herself by supporting him when he went off to fulfill his dream of becoming a photographer, but, boy did she put that boy through hell before she did. So not a great book, but it was entertaining.


Signed picture of cover, signed paperback copy of STRIPPED, and a $50 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner's choice) (US only)

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