Naked (Body & Soul #1)

Book Naked

Author: Gina Gordon                                                                                                    Published: January 26, 2016                                                                                              Pages: 334

Stars: 4 out of 5

Synopsis: 

Violet Walker has been hiding. Withdrawn after a terrible car accident, she is worried about going back to her high-pressure job, where she’s expected to project confidence and sleek refinement. Allowing herself a distraction, she’s been watching her sexy neighbor work on his house. But when the shirtless, grinning hunk catches her in the act, Violet is struck by the unmistakable jolt of physical chemistry, a sensation that’s both thrilling and terrifying.

Noah Young is used to moving from one construction job to another, never laying a firm foundation. The same goes for the women in his life—until Violet changes all that. His beautiful voyeur embraces his rough edges and shows him a hint of real love. But even Noah can tell that she’s holding back, hiding her body and her heart from what they both truly want. If only he could get a little help convincing Violet to see herself as he sees her: perfect in every way.

Review:

This book was amazing if not a little cheesy. But who doesn’t love reading a helpless romantic book every now and then. This book was well written and the plot was well developed.

Violet’s character really resonated with me. She is a person who has worked hard her entire life but all everyone sees is the privileged beauty. When her ‘beauty’ is taken from her, she struggles to find who she is. Then she meets Noah, who not only helps her discover her repressed sexuality but also helps her rediscover herself. Noah is the bad boy image wrapped up with a heart of gold.

The only thing that bothered me about this book was the constant hang up Violet had about her scars. For two thirds of the book, I completely understood and sympathized with her character. But then it just kind of got on my nerves.

Overall, I loved the book. It is definitely one of my favorites. If you are looking for a steamy romance with some risky sex scenes, this book is for you. The characters are easy to relate to and the underlying feminist tones make the book a fun read.

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