Naked (Body and Soul #1)

nakedcover80656-mediumAuthor: Gina Gordon

Publisher: Loveswept

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novel in Series

Provided by Publisher

 

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 Withdrawn after a terrible car accident, she is worried about going back to her high-pressure job, where she’s expected to project confidence and sleek refinement.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

 

Review: This romance had me spinning around for a while, trying to figure out what was going on. There was a lot of introspection and deeper meanings attached to the heroine’s looks. And I totally understand the heartbreak involved with her father. Interesting growth in many areas made this more than a feel good romance.

Violet Walker is hiding. She’s moved away from Toronto and into an old house in a neighboring town. She’s doing her best to try to get over several things: the death of her fiance in a terrifying car crash that had left her with disfiguring scars on her chest, her father’s newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s and his subsequent decline, and her fragile hold on her self esteem when she needs it the most as she takes her father’s place as CEO of Walker construction.

Violet’s always been “the beautiful daughter” and has had to fight against the bias that she wasn’t smart. It seemed like being beautiful was all she was good for. Unfortunately, the scars made her feel like she’s lost even that. What does she have to offer the company besides her damaged looks?

Noah has always felt immense pressure to start his own business. It’s what his deceased father had always wanted for his kids. Both of his sister’s had done it, but he’s still holding out. Maybe that isn’t what he wants? How can he tell his mother and siblings that he’s going against their dad’s wishes?

Overall this was a solid, sweet and sexy romance. It was a little bumpy for me as I’m not always the best at reading innuendo, but I enjoyed it-especially the ending. If you’re a big fan of the deeper meaning, this book will be perfect for you. Thanks!

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