Review of Naked (Body & Soul #1) by Gina Gordon


“Fuck. Rinse. Repeat.”


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 334 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

The deeply sensual Body & Soul series kicks off with “a fun, sexy emotional read” (Lisa Renee Jones), as one woman discovers the courage to face life’s greatest challenges—and explore her connection with a handsome neighbor.

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 Withdrawn after a terrible car accident, she is worried about going back to her high-pressure job, where she’s expected to project confidence and sleek refinement.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.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept  via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Violet needed to get away from her life and bury the past before she could step up into her father’s very large shoes. A small house on the outskirts of the city was a perfect way to mix both. Buying the house was the start of her first big project and it also gave her the time to hide away from the world. It even came with one hell of a view…her sexy shirtless neighbor who like to work on his roof.

Even though she pretended not to Noah knew his new neighbor kept a close eye on him when he was working outside. It even prompted his little stunt to get her to come over. A stunt he completely deserved to be smacked for, but it did help him achieve his goal. He got the girl’s attention all he needed to learn was how to keep it.

Both have their secrets and both are happy with a little first name only basis one month play arrangement. That is until their hearts get involved and they each end up wanting more. Just when you think it would be easier for them to each walk away, one will fight and the other will slowly follow their lead and realize love is worth fighting for.

Naked is about not being afraid of baring ones true self, especially to those they love. Some scars may easily be seen, while others may not.

The only downside was that the chemistry between Violet and Noah wasn’t always there. Yes there was attraction and sex, but as for chemistry, they did not continuously have it and it kept detaching me from their story. At times I found myself more interested in the secondary characters and curious to learn what was going on with them. Like Roxy and Harper. Roxy is Violet’s best friend and the one who follows the mantra “Fuck. Rinse. Repeat.” and not always in that order. Harper is one of Noah’s closest friends and she’s just overall sweet, funny, and strong. I’d like to read their stories one day.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: Noah’s stunt to lure Violet over was hilarious. The way she found him and when the realization of what had happened clicked in her head I couldn’t help but laugh.

Jenn 3.5 Heart

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.


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