Stripped Down is a standalone novella in the Blacktop Cowboys series from Lorelei James. It is also a part of the 1001 Dark Nights series from Evil Eye Concepts featuring stories from many popular authors. Stripped Down can be read as a standalone, but the characters are interconnected and for full enjoyment I would recommend reading the rest of the books in the Blacktop Cowboys series even though it isn't necessary.
Melissa Lockhart and Wynton Grant meet when his brother and her best friend get married. Paired up as the best man and maid of honor, these two end up spending a lot of time together and sparks instantly fly. Melissa and Wynton are both used to hooking up with no commitment, and neither one of them plans on settling down anytime soon. But when their steamy one night together takes an unexpected turn, they realize that they might have more in common than they thought. What starts as a family crisis in which Melissa agrees to help Wyn, leads to playing house together. Soon Wyn is hoping for more, but will Mel's secrets keep them from having a future together?
I really liked these two. They were super hot together and I loved their banter. Right out of the gates here these two were fun and feisty, and they had such strong chemistry. I loved that they owned their desires and weren't afraid to admit what they enjoyed. I will say that it was a bit odd when they would compare sex stories and former conquests, but I really liked how comfortable they were from the start. (even if it was a little weird for the reader) These two were sexy together right from the start, but I enjoyed seeing it turn into more than that as they spent more time together.
Overall, another great read from Lorelei James. She always delivers a sexy and emotional story that you can't help but feel invested in. I really love this series, and you really can't go wrong with her smoking hot cowboys. If you are new to Lorelei James, you are seriously missing out and should definitely give her books a chance. If you are already a fan, this is one you won't want to miss!
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