I've never read a Megan Hart book, so this was a pleasant surprise. The author really keeps a good story going with wonderful sex scenes. I cared about the people and enjoyed their complex journey. Will definitely read more of her books.
I also thought the narrator did a great job.
No, just turned off to the author
Well, she's good at creating distinct characters
Annoyance. This book was one giant excuse to have a ton of sex scenes, I know entirely too much about Olivia's crotch area. The story is weak and there is no romance or romantic chemistry between the lead characters. Crazy how Olivia's best friend, Patrick, was so quickly extracted from her life after they were so tight for years. A lot of the things seem a bit random and don't make sense. The only reason I gave the book 2 stars overall instead of 1 is because I could bring myself to finish it.
Probably not unless I got it for free this was the first Hart book that I read. Her writing isn't bad but the story seemed incomplete and rushed in some places.
The story was long-winded regarding unimportant details and rushed on some important ones.
The performer had a pleasant voice, differentiated between characters and the story itself.
I like the fact that this was an interracial love story that addressed the race, but wasn't burdened by it. Also, the title says it all- what made tge story naked was the vulnerability of the characters. Yes, there were some erotic parts, this is Megan Hart afterall, but again, it was the character's soul that was layed bare.
It was a process for me to purchase this book. I read some of the reviews and they were very mixed. Still, I plunged ahead and made the purchase and I am glad that I did. First, I wasn't simply looking for smut-I've read a few Megan Hart books and she doesn't do that anyway. I was looking for a well written interracial fiction and I got it. The fact that Ms. Hart is non-black or biracial author had no bearing on the authenticity of the character. The fact that the Hero was gay/bisexual? Well unfortunately, lots of people are dealing with that very issue. The spoiler that they lived happily ever after with her becoming pregnant? Completely False. That said, here is what you are going to get:
A story with erotic elements about a woman who is struggling to fit in-with her family, herself, her friends, in relationships, who enters an unlikely relationship with a man who could be the biggest mistake of her life or her biggest joy. In order to find out which it will be, both of them had to bare themselves and become unbelievably Naked.
I was expecting more sex right from the beginning since it was labeled under the erotica section. But the beginning really delves into character development to make this more of a book with a story to tell and less about the steamy sex scenes. I really enjoyed the exploration the story weaves to explain why the heroine is the way she is and her continuing self revelations. Alex also has character growth throughout the book. The one I really feel sorry for is Patrick. I feel like he is so emotionally stunted that he never sees that he is trying to sabotage Olivia's relationships. This was an enjoyable read with good story/character development. I would definitely listen to it again.
the book would have been great in my opinion if it finished strong and with FIRM resolution. the ending was the biggest disappointment for me because i like a HEA (Happily Ever After) at the end of my romance type books. To me it felt like the "And they lived happily ever after" was thrown on as an after thought instead of spending time writing a firm conclusion to things. the ending left me feeling that Olivia was playing the fool once again by ending up in the same situation. it would not surprise me if there was a book in the future featuring Alex and James both divorced.
I loved this book! I am a Megan Hart fan and this one was fantastic! I am intrigued with the main character Alex. If you haven't read Tempted, it is a must read too! I rate books by whether I would read them again! This is definately one I would pick up again! This book had a great story with lots of hott scenes intermingled.
I loved this book. Alex Kennedy is in Tempted by Megan Hart. I fell in love with him in Tempted and loved him in Naked. Knowing his character the book ended diffrent than I expected. I recommend this book and Tempted if you like this one.
First, I have to point out the publisher's summary quote: "When I solicited him to model for my erotic photography book, I didn't expect such a heated, passionate photo session.".That is NOT what happened. Did they read the book? That's all I'm going to say, no spoilers.
I read this book based on reviews and I had already read Tempted. I also realized there was a brief recap of the story from Alex's point of view and bought it ebook form. I love getting all character's POV Loved Alex's POV in the short. I felt very strongly about Alex in Tempted, but felt cheated in character development. It was even more so in Naked. I suppose this is because I don't like first person narrative stories, they are so limited.The women in these books got all the attention. We did find out a smidgen about Alex in Tempted but it was glossed over and unexplained in Naked. If you haven't read Tempted be sure to read it first.
The religious issues in the book were annoying and Olivia's mother was not a nice person IMO. If the intent of the book was to accept people for who they are then momma needed to go back to school.
There were some very hot scenes, especially the ones where they don't actually have sex, oral or otherwise. The studio scene was very erotic and well done.
The issues with Teddy and Patrick were left unresolved. I thought there should have been more light shed upon Patrick's deceit. It was totally unfair that Olivia was left holding the blame for all of Patrick's problems and that she never defended herself. That was wimpy, not gallant.
I didn't understand how Olivia got so upset about Jamie and Anne. Sure he didn't give her a head's up on the situation, but way over the top on her reaction. I suppose a conflict to end the book was needed. The end was very abrupt. A bit unrealistic that after her silent treatment and self-righteousness she did a 180 and we had a HEA.
I hated the voice used for Anne!
A very good erotic story, just read it and enjoy, don't over-think it.
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The book's description concerning the plot is deceptive because it implies that the heroine knows about Alex's relationship with the married couple from the beginning. Interesting somewhat disturbing romance about accepting people for who and what they are to you without preconceived judgement given by society. Interesting but had to read more than once to understand all the nuances.