• My Bare Lady by Piper Sheldon
My Bare Lady Book Cover My Bare Lady
Scorned Women Society Series (Book 1)
Piper Sheldon
Contemporary Romance
Smartypants Romance
November 12, 2019
ebook, paperback

Suzie Samuels is the only thing standing between Clifford and his life’s work. All he has to do is change everything about her. Perception creates reality and Clifford Rutledge needs the irascible stripper to prove it.
Suzie Samuels is set to prove once and for all she’s more than Short Fuse Suze, stripper for the Black Demons and renowned motorcycle arsonist. If all it takes is hard work, then Suzie knows how to work it hard.
But Suzie’s scandalous spirit tests Clifford's resolve. And Clifford’s buttoned-up bullying is driving Suzie bonkers.
Can Clifford move past their differences long enough to pull off the impossible task of changing the bare lady into a fair lady?
More importantly, as perceptions shift and priorities change, will he want to?
'My Bare Lady' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the Scorned Women's Society series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

“She was unrefined, uncultured, crass, and she was my only hope.” -Clifford Rutledge

My Bare Lady by Piper Sheldon is the first book in The Scorned Women Society Series. If you’re wondering why these scorned ladies are forming a support group, don’t fret. It’s all explained. If you’re like me you’ve known about the notoriety surrounding Suzie Samuels, the heroine of My Bare Lady, from prior mentions in Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series.

Yes, I’m being purposefully vague, because I don’t want to ruin any of the fun that is in this book!  That’s because Suzie Samuels is not a woman who should be written off in one snap judgement. Miss Suzie has depth, and strength. She’s got potential. This potential is what UT Professor Clifford Rutledge is betting on. You see, he needs grant money. It just so happens that Suzie has a dream to live beyond her current situation, and her boss, Occum (one of the Black Demons), is leveraging her (and her dream) in order for Clifford to sign off on a new venture of his own crafting. The twist though, is that the key to Professor Clifford’s grant money lies with Miss Suzie Samuels herself. Ok, I’m being vague again, but that is only because this story is chock full of delicious pretzel twist worthy plot points.

As a lover of musicals and George Bernard Shaw, I knew My Bare Lady was going to be Piper Sheldon’s flavor of the iconic “My Fair Lady” and “Pygmalion” respectively. In case you didn’t know, the other books in the Scorned Women Society Series will also be versions of famous musicals, as Ms. Sheldon has self-professed her love of them.

With all of this being said, I hope I didn’t spoil this amazing book, I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Piper Sheldon, and I’m so grateful that I did! One thing I love so much about it, is that it isn’t just about a man who thinks he can make a woman better. Oh no. Clifford (or as Suzie likes to call him, Ford) is the one who learns the big lessons in the book. Not only are both Ford and Suzie such vibrant main characters, but I would like to personally demand books for all of the supporting characters in this book as well (I’m totally serious, Piper Sheldon!).  These characters help to elevate the story and enrich it in such a natural way that (if you’re like me) you will be anxiously anticipating the next installment of The Scorned Women Society Series.

My Bare Lady is Piper Sheldon’s sophomore book, and her first for Smartypants Romance. Do yourself a favor and pre-order My Bare Lady before the release on November 12, 2019! Her first book, The Unseen (The Unseen Series Book 1), is also available now.