Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her best-selling, award-winning memoir, 44 Chapters About 4 Men, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy standalone! Skin is the first book in the 44 Chapters spin-off series - a gritty, taboo, forbidden love story overflowing with '90s nostalgia, dark humor, and heart-wrenching teenage angst. It is based on a true story.
In 1997 Ronald "Knight" McKnight was Peach State High School's only skinhead, and hands down the meanest, most misunderstood boy on the planet. Knight hated everyone, except for BB - the perky, quirky punk chick with the locker next to his.
Brooke "BB" Bradley liked everybody, except for Knight. She was scared sh*tless of him, actually. All BB wanted was to marry Prince Eric-lookalike and king of the Peach State High punk scene, Lance Hightower, and have a million of his babies. Unfortunately for her, Knight was even better at getting his way than she was, and once he got under her skin, BB's life would never be the same.
Skin is not intended for everyone. It contains themes that might upset or offend sensitive audiences. Please consult the introduction for a list of triggers.
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My heart is in PAIN!!! But it Feels so GOOD!
I haven't, but I definitely will now! She does a truly amazing job!
Both! This book tugs at heart and soul!
Full Review -
First off, I listened to the audiobook version of Skin, and the narrator was absolutely perfect! She did a super incredible job! If given the opportunity definitely get the audio version of this book! Okay, now on to the story. My heart hurts! This story is raw and deep, and my poor heart was taking a beating! Knight is totally someone that you shouldn't love because he is violent, destructive, and a total loose cannon, but the way he cares for BB, and the letters he writes her, make my heart melt! He's a sweet psycho, and I don't know how, but I loved him. I suppose if I knew him in really life, I'd probably runaway, but books allow you to see deeper into someone, and feel connected to someone you wouldn't normally. This book deals with a lot of harsh situations, so here's a bit of a warning for future readers, this book is not for everyone. This may be slightly spoilerish, but not too bad. There's underage drug use, violence, and minors having sex that goes beyond the normal kink factor; there's blood and pain play, so be prepared for that type of thing going on. These characters are deeply flawed, and my heart sighed (sorry for all the heart talk ;-))that Knight and BB found each other. Normally, I would hate how this book ended, but since it's based off of actual people, I get that it had to go the way it went, but as I said earlier, my heart hurts! I haven't read BB Easton's 44 chapter about 4 men yet, but when I was half way through this book, I wanted to see Knight's fate, so I cheated and did a search for Knight in 44, and I was so sad about the events that happened in that book! I wasn't sure I could handle continuing on with Skin, but I'm glad I did! I need as much Knight as I can get! So, if you think you can handle a deeply intense relationship that rips out your soul; rearranges it, and slams it back in, then this is for you! Don't let the fact that he's a skinhead dissuade you from reading this book, that point doesn't even scratch the wonderfulness that this story holds. Oh, and Skin is funny and quirky! BB Easton's humor is adorable! I'm definitely going to read the next book in the series Speed! I look forward to seeing to seeing what other craziness BB gets herself into!
Where was my Knight when I was 15?
- Marianne Hanna