Rich girl meets poor boy from the other Great "Magic Mike" concept with a sad backstory. He's selfless we learn just how much when we learn the reason behind his disappearing act and he's completely head over heel in love with Alana. I could smell the street vendor pretzels and the roasted nuts my favorite is the roasted nut cart on 40th Like I said, I loved Alana, she was smart, loving, protective of Ryan, strong and determined. Nothing is left unanswered or unresolved. I did think of 'Magic Mike' a lot, but maybe that movie was the inspiration. One of the things I liked most is once they decided to give their relationship another try they were together. As a blogger, Strip Me Bare was one of those books I live for. I was also thrown off with the background of Alana and Ryan's start.