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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

WOW! Better than I thought!

I cannot believe this book! What a pleasant surprise. I picked it up for the cover art alone! That photo is pure genius. I just keep thinking that was me and the man I love.

When I bought the book I assumed there would be little depth to the story line. I was lookin...
I cannot believe this book! What a pleasant surprise. I picked it up for the cover art alone! That photo is pure genius. I just keep thinking that was me and the man I love.

When I bought the book I assumed there would be little depth to the story line. I was looking for a story to make me feel good about myself and my own relationship...just knowing that there is more interracial couples in the world. Boy oh boy was the rug pulled from under me.

I never imagined that I would understand this complex yet simple Alex Kennedy. All he was looking for ...LOVE. It was refreshing to see that a man could admit his vulnerability and still press forward with what he wanted.
I thought I was going to read a quick story of a gorgeous man falling for a beautiful damsel in distress. It turns out that wasn't the gist of the novel. Naked forced me to take a closer look at the dynamics of family and self-worth.
Olivia had to overcome past hurt by her former fiancee and all of his bull along with finding her place in this mixed up world.
By the end of this story I felt NAKED and was forced to try to examine myself. This book helped me open my mind. Thanks Megan Hart for giving me Olivia and Alex!

posted by VinDieselsLady on August 31, 2010

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7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Erotic Fun

Olivia is a 28-year-old photographer who doesn't quite know who she is. She was adopted into an all white family even though she's not white, she has to deal with her family being divided between two religions every holiday, and she's having a difficult time trusting h...
Olivia is a 28-year-old photographer who doesn't quite know who she is. She was adopted into an all white family even though she's not white, she has to deal with her family being divided between two religions every holiday, and she's having a difficult time trusting herself after a troubled love life. Yet, the night she sees Alex Kennedy, everything changes. She doesn't listen that "he's trouble" or care about his sexual history. Together they fit and for once, she's content.

"I didn't have to decide if I was one thing or another. If I was both and neither. Everything and nothing. It's okay to struggle to find our place in this world and the person who will take us for who and what we are. Sometimes we dress ourselves in layers that only get peeled away in the end, to leave us as we should be. Naked."

This was a classic story of opposites attract, meet, fall in love! :)

*SPOILERS*

Olivia, aka "Liv", is struggling to get her own advertising/graphic design business off the ground while living in a newly purchased building that had once been a firehouse. She hasn't had the best track record in relationships and has even had a few other life hiccups as well. She lived a lie back in college upon dating Patrick for three years and two weeks before they were due to walk down the aisle at her father's church, she found out Patrick was really gay and sleeping around. Yet, Olivia took the full blame for their failed marriage on herself and even went back to Patrick so they could remain friends. She keeps living a lie since she's still in love with her gay best friend, even when he continues to get jealous and steer her away from any potential relationships.

Alex, on the other hand, is financially stable, an international globe trotter, and is the walking fantasy of both men and women. He's back in the states after living recently in Japan, Scotland, Singapore, and Holland and is being a "professional house-guest" (aka mooching off the hospitality of friends and their couches) all while avoiding the final stop of visiting his parents in Sandusky, Ohio. He believes "sometimes, the longer you stay away from something the harder it is to go back there."

This was the second book by Hart that I've read; my first being Deeper. The story flows smoothly and the characters are very realistic. I'm not a fan of rushed relationships, but I really felt Alex and Olivia had a nice bond even though within four months there were engaged. I kept waiting for Alex to cheat on Olivia or something similar (I'm not sure why I expected that?) but overall their relationship throughout Naked was solid. In short - It's a mishmash of couple meeting, couple falling in love, couple meeting each others family/friends, and couple accepting each others past and loving them for who they are. It's an erotic read, so expect some juicy love scenes.

Likes: I enjoyed Olivia describing how she "hadn't been raised stupid, but sure ended up feeling dumb" during certain points in her life. I find that's a common aspect many women keep secret.

Dislikes: I wished to have seen the wedding. The story kind of dropped off before that, leaving my things up in the air . . . like what church/religion did Olivia decide to get married under or if Alex got around to extending an wedding invitation to his father or not? Plus Alex's marriage proposal still bothers me.

posted by PanolaJD on April 2, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Not my favorite

    This is my 7th book by Megan, but my least favorite. I didnt connect to the leads the way i did in the other books. I didnt feel there their emotions or feel empathy for the situations. I'd recommend Dirty or Broken over this.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Why?

    Why have a book called naked and not have the covor conclude the title (ya, im looking 4 vaginas, boobs, dicks, and asses) please tell me if u find a search with those.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Not that great....

    I read a lot if books but did not care for this one at all. The story was flat and boring at times. Story was ok.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Looks like a book for 1 graders

    I lit my 9year old read this and know hes i love with the cat

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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