Series: Stripped #2
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
I’m nobody. I’m an orphan. A janitor. A college student. A virgin.
And him? He’s a god. One of the hottest action stars to ever grace the silver screen, huge and muscular and gorgeous and famous. He could have anyone in the world.
Yet, despite the chasm separating my world from his, I find myself in his hotel room, and he’s acting like I’m the most beautiful girl in the world. I’m not. He’s everything every woman could ever want, and I’m just…me.
She doesn’t know how sexy she is, and that’s it’s own kind of beauty. But for real, she’s gorgeous. I’ve met some of the hottest women in Hollywood, and none of them can hold a candle to this girl. I want her. And the fact that she’s closed off and impossible to figure out only makes the pursuit that much more intriguing.
The last thing I expect is for one night of pleasure to turn into something I’m unable to forget, even after she’s gone her way and I’ve gone mine. I can’t forget her, no matter how I try. And the next time we run into each other, I know there’s no way I can let her go again. No matter what it takes.
Jasinda Wilder is the writer for the type of reader that I am. She always has something to match my mood. Whereas with other writers, I’ll gravitate toward a name based on my mood, with her I don’t need to look elsewhere, I can just scan her catalog and know there’s something there for me.
Trashed is further proof that she has a multitude of sides and styles, and each one is engaging, entertaining, and exceptional. This book is a modern day fairy tale that the hopeless romantic in me needed.
This girl , in old ripped jeans, inked-up Chucks, and a cheap black V-neck…she’s drop-dead gorgeous. I don’t think she knows it, either. She can’t have any clue how intensely, heart-stoppingly beautiful she is.
Like all of Jasinda Wilder’s heroines, Des Ross is far from typical. Or maybe I should say she’s far from typical in romance books. Des is very much the typical girl you’d find walking down the street, or looking back at you in the mirror. She was easy for me to identify with and to love because we had so much in common. She’s a girl with a job that pays the bills, she goes to school to built a better future, and she generally lives her life expecting nothing extraordinary to happen. Then one day, a gorgeous stranger takes her by surprise and throws her whole world out of balance.
Adam Trenton is the hottest action hero in the country, and after spotting Des from a far, he’s inexplicably drawn to her, and he’s determined to break through her walls. I really loved Adam. He was just so sweet, and supportive, while still being hotly male. Des has a lot of qualms about being with a movie star, and it’s not easy for her to trust, but he’s willing to put himself out there so she can see what’s real.
“So you’re going to tell me you didn’t feel…I’m not sure how to put it…a-a connection? Last night, you didn’t feel that?”
His eyes bore into mine, and I’m trying desperately to deny what I see there.
Despite the fact that their relationship begins with insta-sex, this isn’t an insta-love situation. It takes time for these two to realize their feelings for each other, and during that time, they grow and develop, learning about this person they can’t seem to forget, and falling deeply and steadily. Even during the raunchiest, must X-rated scenes, the emotions these two experience are evident. They become a part of each other, and it’s heart-warming to experience. That being said, there is a lot of sexiness in this book, and sometimes I would’ve rather just read about them hanging out and doing things together as a couple, and interacting more outside of the bedroom. Also, I appreciate that this book isn’t bogged down by angst, but there are some things about Des’ past that could’ve been developed further.
“The fact that you can be such a beautiful person despite all that you’ve been through, that’s poetry too, Des.”
Trashed is the effervescent, hopeful, romantic side of Jasinda Wilder – a woman who sometimes likes to rip your heart to shreds. Read it and you’ll be swept off your feet.