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Skin

By: BB Easton
Narrated by: Ramona Master
Series: 44 Chapters Series, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
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NETFLIX NEWS! The 44 Chapters About 4 Men series is being adapted into a steamy Netflix dramedy series called SEX/LIFE, coming soon!

"Skin is a sophisticated, edgy, authentic, five-star read, and I HIGHLY recommend it." (L.J. Shen, USA Today best-selling author)

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 stand-alone. 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 me, BB - the perky, quirky punk chick with the locker next to his.  

I, on the other hand, liked everybody...except for Knight. I was scared sh*tless of him, actually. All I 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 me, Knight was even better at getting his way than I was, and once he got under my skin, my life would never be the same.

SKIN is Book 1 in the 44 Chapters About 4 Men spin-off series but can also be enjoyed as a standalone. Go in with an open mind, and prepare to have it blown.  

©2016 BB Easton (P)2017 BB Easton

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  • Marianne H.
  • 22-05-2017

Where was my Knight when I was 15?

Okay so I read "44 Chapters About 4 Men: A Memoir" and being the kind of female who likes her daily dose of badasses, I sorta kinda was terrified/turned on by Knight, so when I found out that BB Easton (badass author eva!) had release another book a couple months later, entitled "SKIN", I knew I had to read it. I will be honest, after I had read the book on my little phone, I was speechless. No really, I was so speechless that I couldn't even write a proper review about what I had just read...how could I? Anyone who has read "SKIN" or even "44 Chapters" and is a person who is easily affected (positive or negative) would probably let the stars speak for them, so that's what I did, I gave "SKIN" five burning bright ass stars....

Fast forward to May 13, I received a FB message congratulating me on winning an audio book for "SKIN" and I was ecstatic! But also anxious. Anxious because it was only that past March that I had finished reading "SKIN" and it pulled my heart strings all over the place so I kept thinking, "do I really want to listen to the book?" Obviously the answer was yes or I wouldn't be writing this. Here's the thing before I go into my review. I received this audio book on the 13th. I was so anxious that I didn't listen to it til yesterday. That's right, it sat in my audible library for 5 days until I mustered up the balls to finally listen and let BB Easton pull at my heart strings yet again. So, here goes my review...

Listening to Ramona Master as BB, some parts were funny where she had me laughing, other parts had me annoyed but hey, what vulnerable 15 year old girl with self conscious issues and a mad crush be if not a little annoying with her naivety and lack of experience with the harsh reality of growing up and falling in love? Exactly, so any who, I'd like to think that BB has a lot of heart and soul because she got to me, not in a bad way, but she got to me and Ramona Master had mastered that and I actually felt like I know BB. There were parts in her story that were raw, real, and sad but the parts that were warm and happy, kept me going.

Thanks to reading "44 Chapters", I thought I had a pretty good idea of how BB and Knight's story was going to pan out. Boy was I wrong and in for a rude awakening. Here's the thing, because I read the book and know how this story goes, listening to Ramona as BB made me forget the whole thing and had me start from the beginning, which I didn't mind because the tons of surprises were not only a breathe of fresh air but had me gasping for air!

I'm going to get to my favorite part of this all: Knight. Ughhhhhh! Knight, oh Ronald Knight. Not gonna lie but he's my favorite from the "44 Chapters" book so yeah, just saying. What made me love him even more was that his story wasn't revealed right away, it was drawn out (painfully but worth it) and I feel that BB Easton did this so we can fall in love with him too, because that's what happened, I literally feel in love with Knight, even when he broke my heart...I mean BB's heart.

Listening to Knight and BB's time together was quite interesting. Their relationship was literally bittersweet, some parts sweet (I swooned when he gave her paper flowers) and some parts bitter (when he pushed her away after the junk yard incident). Since Knight was not your "normal" kind of guy and I air quote normal because I've dated guys who society looked at as not normal, his idea of love and romance were a bit intense and crude but it was love. So listening to Ramona as BB talking during their sex scenes left me kind of turned on because of his devotion to her (constantly telling her she's f*cking beautiful) and kind of uncomfortable (and that's only because of her age and his age BUT in all fairness, I knew plenty of girls from my high school who had sex with seniors when we were sophomores, plus I'd like to think that the demographics had played a part in all this).

Anyways, back to the sex because I just have to comment on that; Knight's foreplay and kink factor made my acts of foreplay seem amateurish and I'm almost 29! I had to give it to him, I want nipple pierces too now but I'm a huge wuss and well I'll just stick to nipple clamps. Like most relationships, BB and Knight's had their ups and downs, and what happened between them left me speechless and whoa, just shocked because it was beyond emotional, it had me gutted.

Overall, I loved the book and I loved listening to the book because not only did Easton warmed my heart and had me smiling, but she had me clutching my aching chest and tear up. I felt like the book left a strong message and I didn't realize what that was until I listened to it. BB Easton is just amazing and she obviously poured her heart and soul into this and Ramona Master delivered! And although I am recovering and not sure if I will be ready by then, and because I'm a sucker for pain, I can't wait for her next book.

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  • Tre Talbot
  • 16-05-2017

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The narration by Ramona Master was amazing. The emotions hit right to the core and I was hanging on every single word. I loved 44 chapters and reading Knight and BB's complete story I have found an even deeper love for this man. BB loves with all she's got and then some. To see the only known skin head in town take on such a protective role shows that there is so much more to a person then meets the eye. There are times I'm cheering Knight on and others screaming what's wrong with you?! Decisions made have such a profound effect on each individual, I'm torn to pieces reading the full story these two souls have shared. it was a beautiful ride filled with so many emotions constantly swarming round. Thank you BB for opening your heart and soul to us the readers and sharing in both your and Knights journey.

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  • Nina DuBois
  • 13-11-2019

Crazy Awesome Stort and Narrating

The narration for this book is perfection. Ramona Master truly captures BB Easton in this audiobook and makes this book that much more fun to read. It makes me want to laugh and shake my head at the crazy antics that happen in this story. But honestly, I love for this author sharing her truth 100%. There are parts that feel destruction and toxic, but also funny being in the mind of this teenager girl. I wasnt expecting to feel sad while reading this book either. My heart broke for BB and the broken boy that she loved and the pain her friends were going through. This book is amazing.

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  • Whitney87
  • 03-11-2019

BB Easton for the winnnnnnnn

after listening to 44 chapters about 4 men by BB Easton I knew I had to dive into the individual stories as well and BB delivers with all the goods. Knights story is uhhhh indescribable just listen for yourself. Ramona master narration if brilliant!!!

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  • Brooklynn777
  • 25-10-2019

I’m at a bit of a loss.

In fact, I think I need to write this review just so I can process this book. Having read 44 Chapters first,
I knew Knight’s story would not be a happy one,but I was so sucked in by his sadness and vulnerability that was I was eager to get to his whole story. I. Was. Not. Prepared. Though funny at times, this story is f’ing heavy. It’s beautiful in its messiness and it’s characters are flawed. I struggled to reconcile the caring, empathetic BB with the selfish, sometimes almost callous, BB. I’m not sure why I was more bothered by that with BB than with Knight. Perhaps because his story of loneliness and rejection were so sad and his defenses so obvious. Maybe because that kind of self-protective shallowness of a 15 year-old girl is just hard to revisit. I get that Author BB wanted to end the book on a lighter note (lest any more people bitch about not getting their HEA), and needed to create a segue into Harley’s story, but it felt a little less like “see BB persevere over heartache and loss” (though I think that was the intended message) and a little more like, “Squee! BB met a hot new man and no one’s gonna slow her down because she has #goals. But also the hot new man!” Considering I spent the last 8 or so chapters bawling, I was actually kinda pissed that I was still grieving more than BB. Maybe the wrap-up was a bit rushed. Or maybe some aspects of the story were hitting closer to home than I realized. Just be prepared, especially if you tend to feel a great deal of empathy toward others and/or have had negative experiences with any of the topics Author BB warns about before the story begins (though the list should include intense/unhealthy romantic relationships). I definitely didn’t expect to have such a strong emotional reaction.

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  • Trosado
  • 21-10-2019

4.5 Stars!

Oh my goodness, this book! This crazy ar$e book! There was humor, wild and shocking antics, moments of subtle poignancy, and then BAM! Gut-wrenching blows! In atmosphere, it was kind of all over the place, but it had me hooked from the start. And to think, this was less than a year in this heroine's life.

Previous reader feedback prompted me to start with Skin, rather than its predecessor (44 Chapters About 4 Men,) since the 44 Chapters Series are expanded stories based on the former. I know that there were fictional elements mixed in with the non-fiction in this story, but I am impressed with the honesty and authentic portrayal. The subtle build of body image issues struck a chord and were handled beautifully. With the female being 15/16 years old in the book, I believed the conflict between character strength and insecurities that she struggled with.

As for the romantic elements, what an insane ride. Knight was something else. At times, I was grateful for his presence when he saved BB from immature and dangerous situations, but then was equally freaked when he displayed his own brand of crazy dangerous.

Ironically, if this story was solely fiction, I would have found many of the situations in the story over the top or sensationalized for effect. Knowing that a lot of the story is grounded in truth, I found it completely fascinating. It definitely brought a different feeling to the reading experience and I'm excited to continue on.

The narrator did a great job overall. On the rare occasion, her male narration sounded too similar to the female protagonist's in the inflections. It didn't suit the masculine dialogue when this happened. Just an observation, but not that big of a deal.

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  • Wandalee 312
  • 17-10-2019

Always a Ghost

When you're looked at like a freak because all your female friends are built and your not.
You find that you have more in common with the guys then someone actually makes you feel like you're everything to them just rip it away . This my first book by BB. EASTON but it will not be my last

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  • momofsporefan
  • 04-10-2019

Made me laugh, made me cry.

First time reading/listening to something by BB Easton and I’m hooked. Going right from Skin to Speed...

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  • T
  • 02-10-2019

Not What I Expected.

I kind of went into this one blind, expecting teen angst with a HEA. The author did a great job on telling the story, so my disappointment is all on me.

For those of you (like me) who need closure and HEA, I would suggest you research this author before reading.

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  • Lulu Dx
  • 02-10-2019

Love BB & Knight's Story

I loved getting a deeper understanding of Knight. He seemed so complex in 44 Chapters and in Skin it was almost painful to see how tormented he was. Clearly the young love between BB & Knight was profound!

The narration was again so incredible!!!

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 26-08-2019

Fantastic!

It’s not often a book makes me cry but this one did. It also made me laugh... a lot. BB is a delight and I fell in love with both her and Knight, as broken as he is. It’s heartbreaking, emotional and so addictive. I wish I could convey everything that this book made me feel but by the end I think I just felt sadness. It’s definitely a book that will stay with me for a long time to come. I loved it and I highly recommend!

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 19-03-2019

This book is amazing!

I absolutely love the personality and fun in this book. Yes at times it’s a sad story but there is so much sass and humour I can’t recommend it enough. Ramona, you are truly amazing, so much character in your voice.