Title: Skin (44 Chapters #1)
Author: BB Easton
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 2, 2017
Blurb: Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her bestselling, award-winning memoir, 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy standalone. SKIN is Knight’s book—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 the meanest, most misunderstood boy at Peach State High School…perhaps on the entire 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.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
This is my first read from B.B. Easton and it will definitely NOT be my last. I loved her writing and I loved her style. She drew me in from the first page and I didn’t want to put it down until the very last.
I loved how brutally honest it was, the wit, the humor, the raw emotions, and all of the angst and hormones you can expect to experience when dealing with a teenager’s first love and first heartbreak. And I absolutely LOVED Brooke/BB/Punk. If we went to the same high school together, she would’ve been my best friend, my partner in crime, my ride or die. She’s just an awesome chick with great taste in music. Everyone needs a BB in their life.
“I wasn’t punk rock—I was Punky fucking Brewster.”
Now let me talk about Knight for a minute. I loved his cranky, psychotic ass right from the start. After getting to know him better in Part 2, I just wanted to wrap him up in my arms and hold him. Tell him that he matters. His story broke my heart and then shattered it when he broke BB’s heart. I wanted to hate him, but I just couldn’t, because this boy’s issues ran deep and he was a product of his environment – unloved and cast aside. To love someone else, you have to first love yourself.. and BB tried her very best to have enough love for the both of them, but in the end it wasn’t enough.
After all of the angst and the heartbreak, I’m glad that it ended on a somewhat happy note and I can’t wait to see what’s in store with Harley in the next book – Speed. I’ll miss Knight, but I hope he’s finally found his happiness.