ARC Review: Stripped by Tori St. Claire

Posted January 1, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Stripped by Tori St. Claire
by Tori St. Claire

4 Stars


Released: January 3, 2012
Series: Black Opals #1
Published by Berkley Trade
Pages: 416
Format: ARC

Yes, go ahead and judge this book by its cover, I know I did and was not disappointed. This book is scorchingly hot romantic suspense!! This was my first book by this author and it left me wanting more!Natalya Trubachev is a CIA operative working undercover in Russia trying to bring down a human trafficking lord. To do this, she infiltrated the organization along with her partner and now Dmitri is sending her to the States to take care of problems with their human trafficking crew there.

The girl that she’s assigned to deliver to them turns out to be her twin sister, so she has to find a way to save her and finish her op.

Enter Brandon Moretti. Sexy-as-hell cop working on the disappearance and murder of local strippers, he is posing as the strip clubs’ manager.

Sparks fly from the start between these two. Hot.Hot.Hot! And the suspense plot as well as the twists were excellent. “Bad guy”? It actually took me a bit to suspect the correct person.

Start your new year with some suspense and plenty of heat! This book was really good and I can’t wait for the next one!

*ARC provided by author

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About Tori St. Claire

National Bestselling author Tori St. Claire grew up writing. Hobby quickly turned into passion, and when she discovered the world of romance as a teen, poems and short stories gave way to full length novels with sexy heroes and heroines waiting to be swept off their feet. She wrote her first romance novel at seventeen.

While that manuscript gathered dust-bunnies beneath the bed, she went on to establish herself as a contemporary, historical, and paranormal author under the pen name, Claire Ashgrove. Additionally, she writes strictly historical romance as Sophia Garrett. Her writing, however, skirted a fine line between hot and steamy, and motivated by authors she admired, she pushed her boundaries and made the leap into erotica, using the darker side of human nature and on-the-edge suspense to drive grittier, sexier, stories.

Her erotic romantic suspense novels are searingly sensual experiences that unite passion with true emotion, and the all-consuming tie that binds -- love.

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This book sounds good, she’s a new author to me.

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Sounds good with the suspense plot and the romance between two separate operatives.

Thanks for the share!


I really want to read this