Arc review – Stripped Down by Erin McCarthy

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November 6, 2018 by ceresbooksworld


Stripped Down by Erin McCarthy

Book one in Tap That series

Publisher : Self Published

Publication date : October 29th, 2018

Source : eArc from Inkslinger PR

Rating : 4 Hearts




His best friend’s hot older sister.
Her younger brother’s annoying sidekick.
And one forbidden kiss in high school…

It was complicated back then. It’s even more so now.

Because former mean girl Sloane rolls back in town to find Rick stripping at a charity event like he was born with biceps.
And single dad Rick is her landlord.
And her brother will murder him if he has sex with her.

But sometimes you have to strip it all down to see what was there all along…


Sloane came back to her family after her divorce, she mainly wants to be there for her brother and nephew. She will discover that little Ricky is no longer so small and that he is even very sexy.

Rick on his side will meet Sloane, the girl he was madly in love with in high school but who was not at all interested in him. She’s also her best friend’s sister, which won’t help her problems.

Sloane may have been sure of herself when she was young, but that has changed a lot, her husband left her for a man with whom he cheated on her. Imagine what it feels like, they were together for 10 years, which is still a long enough period to realize that you don’t like the person you live with. Rick will bring change into her life and make her feel things she hasn’t felt in a long time. At the same time she will have to hide from her brother who does not appreciate that his best friend is taking advantage of his sister.

Rick has to raise his sister, he has done well in life but he is a womanizer who does not want to stabilize himself. I love Rick very much, he is adorable and well-mannered and then he takes care of his family as best he can. He may not be an exemplary man, but when he loves, he does it all the time.

I liked the story, I wish the author had focused more on Sloane and Sullivan’s relationship, because it’s a little to help her that she’s coming back to town. In the end, it doesn’t help him and it’s just a romance.

That said, I had a good time with Sloane and Rick. Erin McCarthy has always had a gift for writing sexy romances and she is no exception to the war with this book.

Quick word: A beautiful little love story.


Sloane est revenue auprès de sa famille après son divorce, elle veut principalement être présente pour son frère et son neveu. Elle va découvrir que le petit Ricky n’est plus si petit et qu’il est même très sexy.

Rick de son côté va retrouver Sloane, la fille dont il était fou amoureux au collège mais qui n’était pas du tout intéressée par lui. C’est aussi la sœur de son meilleur ami ce qui ne va rien arranger à ses problèmes.

Sloane était peut être sure d’elle-même quand elle était jeune mais ça a bien changé, son mari l’a quitté pour un homme avec qui il l’a trompé. Imaginez un peu ce que ça fait, ils étaient ensemble pendant 10 ans ce qui est quand même une période assez longue pour se rendre compte que l’on aime pas la personne avec qui on vit. Rick va mettre du changement dans sa vie et va lui faire ressentir des choses qu’elle n’avait pas ressenti depuis longtemps. En même temps elle va devoir se cacher de son frère qui n’apprécie pas que son meilleur ami profite de sa sœur.

Rick quant à lui doit élever sa sœur, il a bien réussi dans la vie mais c’est un coureur de jupon qui ne veut pas se stabiliser. J’aime beaucoup Rick, il est adorable et bien élevé et puis il prend soin de sa famille du mieux qu’il peut. Ce n’est peut-être pas un homme exemplaire mais quand il aime, il le fait à fond.

J’ai bien aimé l’histoire, j’aurais aimé que l’auteur s’attarde plus sur la relation de Sloane et Sullivan, car c’est un peu pour l’aider qu’elle revient en ville. Au final, elle ne l’aide pas et c’est juste une romance.

Cela dit j’ai passé un bon moment en compagnie de Sloane et Rick. Erin McCarthy a toujours eu un don pour écrire des romances sexy et elle ne déroge pas à la guerre avec ce livre.

En bref : Une belle petite histoire d’amour.

About the author

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.


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