It must be awful disheartening waking up and not knowing anything about yourself because of amnesia. Stripped written by Marcia Colette, features a young woman with a keen imagination of dread and unnerving vibrations. Stripped is a book which captured my attention from the premise of a strong woman searching for her identity, paranormal activities and unsavory characters.

The atmosphere is depicted to be dark and Ms. Colette does a great job of creating a mood of woo that stayed with me throughout the book. The characters, setting, mood, rising action and resolution are apparent. I appreciate the numerous hours of writing and manufacturing a story with characters an audience can relate to and enjoy. Making Kesiha Walker a female force to be dealt with was amazing. I delighted in Keisha’s no nonsense kick butt and take names personality. The other characters Flora, Charles, Matt, Gamboldt were also interesting.

The novel often appears to be written in the single faceted dimension and the secondary characters lack the depth necessary to hold the narrative together. The flow of Stripped had, in my opinion, missed a few steps and I found it hard to make the connection. I usually enjoy reading Urban Fantasy with a paranormal spin.

I appreciate Ms. Colette’s work and although Stripped did not click for me I believe others may enjoy it. Readers who delight in hard hitting heroine as Keisha/Alexa, and her supportive network of people to embrace her, will enjoy spending the time getting to know Keisha/Alexa and Matt. Keisha’s loyalty is a characteristic people want in their lives from friends because such devotion is hard to find.

Book Blurb for Stripped

Someone wants their perfect weapon back, only she’s not coming quietly.

Alexa Wells wants her life back. She’s just not sure what that life was. The memories inside her head—a stripper’s—aren’t hers, and before she humiliates herself onstage one more time, she sets out to collect the scattered pieces of her mind. The trail leads to Boston, charges of identity theft and murder, and the real bombshell: a forgotten werewolf lover who insists she’s a werewolf hybrid.

Matt York doesn’t care that she looks at him like he’s been smoking crack between court cases. Now that he has her back he’s not about to let her go it alone, even if she can easily kick ass and take names all by herself. Amnesia only scratches the surface of her problems, and like it or not, she’s stuck with him.

She’s also stuck with Robert Gamboldt, a venture capitalist who’s not above murdering his way to the top. He’s not about to lose his prize possession without playing dirty. It’s a simple enough offer. Be his personal assassin, or go to jail.

With options like that, it’s enough to make a hybrid go full-blood.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2015 2.50