I don’t know what I expected when I decided to read this book, I think what caught my eye was the fact that it was based on a skinhead, which really intrigued me. The skinhead movement originated in London, so I was really interested to read about how it would be in a small American town in the 90’s.
The heroine is 15, the hero 18 – and it’s an intense and explicit relationship that some readers might be uncomfortable with. I, however, remember what it was like to be a 15-year-old girl, and whilst I was mildly innocent, and I wasn’t an angel let’s be honest, I know that many many kids my age were doing far worse than me.
The characters in this story were flawed, but so unbelievable real, and don’t get me started on Knight, he’s probably up there, top of the list of ‘most loved psychopathic book heroes ‘.
“I realized as his nostrils flared that Knight was very much like a pit bull. Vicious. Loyal. Misunderstood.”
This book encapsulated everything about the era, the feelings that consume teens, the horrors of high school when you are ‘different’ – it was just absolutely enthralling.
This book ripped me open, and I welcomed it with open arms, it was just what I needed to pull me out of a funk of ‘same old, same old’ reads. This series is based on the authors true life relationships, and I for one cannot wait to read all about her next ex in Speed.
What a wonderfully refreshing format, I can’t recommend this enough, I loved everything about it, warts and all!
Skin is a New Adult romance, which touches on heavy subjects such as underage sex, anorexia, teenage pregnancy, and bullying. First in a new series, but can be read as a standalone.