The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth

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BN ID: 2940162142690
Publisher: Vi Keeland
Publication date: 07/23/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,215
File size: 2 MB

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in more than twenty languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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The Naked Truth 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I really enjoyed this book. I absolutely loved Gray. At first, I was unsure of him because he just got out of prison and he was coming across VERY strong. But once his situation was revealed, I fell in love with him. I took 1 star off for two reasons: 1. Layla got on my nerves. Even after she learned the truth, she was still running hot and cold. 2. The big problem never got resolved!!!! I can not believe that 2 people got away with what they did! Other than that, I loved the story and would recommend it.
tsmb02 9 months ago
Dang....what do you do when you get the chance to show your bosses that you are more than qualified for a big client and walk into the room to do your pitch and find out said client is your ex, Grayson Westbrook, the one man you truly loved who crushed your heart. Layla Hutton felt like she was in the Twilight Zone. It didn't help that Gray kept interrupting her every chance he could. It was even crazier that Gray requested her to work on his account and of course the bosses agreed. It didn't matter that Layla was dating Oliver Blake either. All that matter was that Gray got to spend time with Layla. He needed her to see that he deserved a second chance. As these two work together, Gray continues to try and make Layla understand everything that really happened. It was a long, uphill battle for these two but the do finally get their happy ending. I loved both of these characters and really loved their story. I was not expecting the story to be so emotional. Overall another perfect book from Vi Keeland!
nelriv 11 months ago
I loved this book. I fell in love with Grayson from the very beginning and let me tell you this guy has been thru the wringer and you can't help but love and want him to get everything he wants...He was so sweet to the people he loved and cocky you couldn't help but root for him..He wanted Layla and he needed her to give them a second chance when a lie ore more an omission tore them apart for about a year. When he does she does realize that they need to give it a try, but you and I know that it wont be an easy ride...Guys!!! please read this you will not regret it. And let me tell you that with this book Vi has added herself to be one of my favorite authors and books to be re-read over and over..Bravo Vi you were awesome.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I love this author I can't wait for the next book !
Anonymous 11 months ago
Loved it
Vik_BookLover 12 months ago
This is a story of how I fell in love with Vi Keeland's writing. This is my first time picking up the book by her, usually the protocol here is that my friend Sultan is the guru of all that is Vi Keeland's releases. Alas, currently she is busy taking care of her newborn... so I had to step it (in reading the book... not raising a newborn lol). This was no ordinary love story, oh noooo, not even close. This is a second chance at love story with all the complications and curveballs that life can throw at you. We meet Layla as she is still struggling to prove herself to her superiors at her law firm after getting into some serious trouble that sent her doing community service at the federal prison. Incidentally that's where she met Gray, the same man that showed up at her firm flipping her world upside down and demanding to get back into her good graces... among other places. Grayson's tenacity is unparalleled when it comes to Layla even when a major curveball is thrown his way. While he does have his moment where I wanted to knee his junk super hard, thankfully there are wonderful secondary characters who have his and Layla's best interests in mind. And by that I mean getting us readers that bittersweet HEA. The Naked Truth, was absolutely a page turner that was full of sweet moments, hot moments, angsty moments, and oh-my-god-why-is-this-happening moments. Now I am off to do some one-click damage for the rest of Vi Keeland's books... as should you.
BBBGirlsBlog 12 months ago
The emotions I felt while reading The Naked Truth were a mixture of: Anxiety, joy, sadness, anger, joy and just plain love. Grayson Westbrook....a man determined to make things right for everyone. Layla....a woman determined to not depend on a man for her happiness/stability. The circumstances of how they meet were quite interesting, the circumstances of how things go between them...see my emotions above. The Naked Truth was a fantastic story of two people brought together by unusual ways and how they try to “work”. I adore Ms. Keeland’s writing; she has the power to draw you into a story, put you in the characters minds and weave a tail that you can’t put down Reviewed by: Dana D. ****************************************************** O M G This book was amazing. It needs to be at the top of everyone's TBR. As in....YOU SHOULD BE READING THIS RIGHT NOW. Gray and Layla will melt your heart with their naked truth....no lies....love story. Freckles and the ex-con's book just confirms why Keeland is a master storyteller worthy of being at the top of every list. Reviewed by: Heather S.
Dalitza 12 months ago
The Naked Truth Vi Keeland Vi Keeland delivers swoon worthy angst and off the charts sparks in The Naked Truth by mixing a lawyer and her compelling, dirty talking ex. Layla was just starting to put her life back in order. She was moving on from her ex and was getting on her employers’ good graces or so she thought until she’s asked to do a presentation for a new client but finds herself face to face with Gray Westbrook, her ex. A man who she fell intensely in love with but who also broker her heart with lies. Forced to spend time with the very determined to win her over man, she lets him explain himself while remembering all the reasons she fell in the first place. But will the Naked Truth be enough to give him a second chance? With Layla and Gray, Keeland has created two very appealing characters who are made for each other. Layla was independent, driven and aptly strong-willed for Gray’s alpha maleness. While Gray wasn’t just a man on a mission, he was a sweet, thoughtful and ridiculously sexy man on a mission with a vulnerable and self-sacrificing side that made him a swoon worthy book boyfriend. The details of how they met and fell in love the first time around are very original and offer the basis for their deep relationship while their current situation provides loads of witty banter, delicious chemistry that threatened to melt my eReader and enough angst that made me turn page after page until the very end. Keeland skillfully layers Gray and Layla’s romance making you fall in love right along with them. She also create wonderful supporting characters around the main couple who help along the way in mischievous ways, from Gray’s closest friends to his adorable dog. The Naked Truth is a standalone contemporary romance by Vi Keeland. It is a charming standalone full length novel that made me smile, swoon, fan myself and tear up. An irresistible read for any romance lover. Told from both points of view, with a happy ending.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Amazing just like all of her books!
I LOVE STORY TIME B.B. 12 months ago
Another GREAT read by Vi Keeland! The Naked Truth was smart, sexy and unique; a storyline like no other with one delicious hero! I really liked the unconventional way that Layla met Gray. What an interesting place to fall in love, lol. I love second chance romances and their story was everything I had hoped it would be. Witty banter, sexy dialogue, and lots of heat! It wouldn't be a Vi Keeland story without an unexpected twist or a heart breaking moment. I enjoyed every minute of it! Vi Keeland never disappoints and always leaves you anxiously waiting for her next novel. ♥ Review by Lys
Anonymous 12 months ago
Always love Vi books just another great one to the list
FS_Meurinne 12 months ago
Another five star for Vi Keeland! Layla and Gray get a second chance, but Layla will keep Gray working for it. They are both amazing characters, Layla being a strong independent attorney that know what she wants and fights for it, while Gray is a cocky and possessive hot ex con, but not everything is as it seems. There is another side to the cocky guy that will have Layla wondering her past decisions. Now is time for you to discover and fall in love with Gray.
bbarneybooks28 12 months ago
The Naked Truth is the perfect title for Grayson and Layla’s story; these two characters have been lied to and, in some ways, taken advantage of their entire lives, and while their story begins with the idea that Grayson is just one more person to lie to Layla, I have to admit that I was already in Gray’s corner before he finally got the chance to tell Layla the full truth. It says a lot about the type of man Gray is that he wanted to make amends with Layla as soon as he was released, finding a way to talk to her and providing her an explanation as to why he withheld a significant truth, and while I don’t condone him for trying to lure Layla away from her lawyer boyfriend, it was clear from what little insights Layla provided about her ‘newish’ relationship with Oliver that what she felt for him was nothing like the strong pull that she felt for Grayson, even if she didn’t want to feel it any longer. The flashbacks to Grayson and Layla’s first meeting and how quickly their connection turned to one with overwhelming feelings helped to set the stage for the crazy chemistry between them once Gray reappears in Layla’s life. He’s a tenacious businessman and that drive applies to his personal life as well, which means that Layla really didn’t stand a chance once Gray was released and worked to be given a second chance. The supporting characters in The Naked Truth add so much to the storyline; they help to ease the minds of the hero and heroine…they help to enlighten the main characters when necessary and they prove just who Grayson and Layla are with how much those they love, love them back. But while I appreciated all of the secondary characters; in my opinion, Etta stole the show. She’s an absolute gem of a supporting character; her love for Gray and her perspectives on him help Layla to look beyond the charismatic and dirty talking man and see just how amazing he is, and because Etta loves Gray like a son, she offers both of them advice and meddles a bit as well. The Naked Truth showcases Vi Keeland’s skill at creating likable and interesting characters, and like all of Keeland’s alpha males, she characterizes Gray in a way that illustrates this complex man in all of his selfless and selfish (in purely filthy ways) glory. I love that Gray has an edge to him, but he also has a softer side that is brought out throughout the course of the story as revelations are made and new relationships begin. Is Gray the ‘perfect’ man? Absolutely not, but it’s his flaws that will endear readers to him and have them cheering for a man who more than deserves a second chance with a woman who owns his heart, and although, Gray and Layla both make missteps on this new journey, I never doubted the true nature of the love and commitment even when the wrong choices are made, causing some damage to their newly created connection. I do have to say that I can’t blame Layla for her reactions to a number of overwhelming situations; her past dictates her present romantic relationships, and this is made more than clear with the backstory that Keeland provides readers with when it comes to Layla’s mother and father. Vi Keeland is a great storyteller and the flawed characters she creates easily charm readers, which is exactly what Gray and Layla’s story did to me. 4 Poison Apples
Lisa-Lou 12 months ago
The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland is another phenomenal standalone contemporary romance with a vein of second chances and past mistakes and secrets revealed. Well-written and well-paced, the story of Gray and Layla is powerful, emotional, and hard-earned, for the both of them. Layla has spent the past year working past her last relationship. The man she refuses to admit she loved had lied to her. The relationship was crazy from the get go, what with him being in prison when they met and all but when the new client she has to present for turns out to be a freshly released Grey and he does nothing to hide the fact that he is back to woo her and win her trust back, she is flummoxed and flabbergasted and damning her body to hell because while her head says no way and ehr heart says back off you'll get hurt, her body will not deny the attraction and chemistry they share... Grey made a huge error in judgement when he didn't come clean about his past with Layla. He had his reasons, one being that he didn't want to scare ehr off, he couldn't chase her down while incarcerated, but he also viewed his past as done and over with and wasn't willing to rehash it. Now that he is free to return to his life he has made winning her back his number one priority, one he is fairly successful at until his past comes knocking at the door, with baggage and a huge surprise. Now he not only has to fix what he broke with Layla but convince her all his new issues are something they can handle together. Powerful, emotional, heartwarming AND angst-ridden -Nothing short of the perfection i have come to expect from this author, one of my absolute favorites. Enjoy!
Anonymous 12 months ago
I was super excited to start this book! Vi did not disappoint! I officially love Gray! Layla and Gray are a second and third chance at romance and I believe I would’ve given many chances myself if put in that same situation. Ella was adorable and Etta was a hoot! I agree with Gray and no amount of sadness could make me feel ok with what Max did. It’s unforgivable. That ending though!! Loved it!! Can’t wait to read more books by this author! I am voluntarily reviewing an advance complimentary copy of this book.
MarshaJo 12 months ago
Great second chance romance. Gray, the Hero, is totally swoon worthy. He has the air of a cocky, arrogant bastard but with a heart of gold. He's made many selfless sacrifices for other people in his life, and its time for him to get rewarded. And that reward? The women he fell in love with, but screwed up and lost her. It's time to get her back... but it won't be easy. Layla, the Heroine, is smart and strong and can hold her own. Both Gray and Layla had messed up childhoods that altered their way of thinking of love and relationships, and this causes them to doubt things. They have to battle that demon as well as the others that come along. Both characters are well rounded and are believable, as are the side characters. Each has a purpose with the story. It's well written and you can feel their emotions, feel their hurt, and joy. There is a surprise twist to keep you on your toes. ;) It's easy to read. Hard to put down. The story flows smoothly. There is some sexual content. It alternates between the two POVs.
RandysGal69 12 months ago
Gray is going to make you question everything you thought about taking a second chance on love just like he did with Layla. He will intrigue you, make you swoon, make you feel like you are the only one in the universe, worship you, fill your sexual desires and break your heart all while fall mad in love with him. This book was an electrifying ride filled with tons of emotions. Loved the storyline, characters and the premise of giving love a second chance. A Must Read!
WendyLeGrand 12 months ago
The naked truth is I loved this book! Wow, what an emotional book! I'm not even talking about the book being like an emotional rollercoaster, I'm talking about Vi evoking emotions in me with the words she puts on the page. Vi just writes in a style that really resonates with me. I haven't read a book from Vi that I didn't feel with all of my being. I just really gel with her stories, her characters speak to me in a way that stays with me long after I've finished the book and moved on to something else. Grayson and Layla are no exception. These two characters really settled into my heart right from the get go of this story and there's no sign of them leaving that spot any time soon. The way this couple meet is a unique situation and I loved that Vi didn't roll out the standard cliché of girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, only to have him do something stupid that breaks her heart. Yes, Gray did break Layla's heart, and now he's walking into her office as a client that she has no choice but to work with. It was fun watching their first interactions and how Layla struggles with staying professional when it was blatantly obvious that she never got over Gray. I think what endeared me so wholly with Gray is that yes, he can be cocky and arrogant, but he was also selfless, oftentimes to his own detriment. And Layla, she didn't have the best role models when it came to healthy relationships, but she knows what she wants and what she deserves, and Gray was determined to give her everything she had always dreamed of having for herself. Vi throws in some pretty interesting twists in this story, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see how everything was going to pan out. I loved several of the secondary characters, one of them being a lovable dog and a beautiful little girl who stole my heart. And Etta!! Lord, I wish I knew an Etta in real life!! What an amazing story, Vi!! I really loved it.
DCREADS 12 months ago
Where do I eve start? The Naked Truth is a top read so far this year. I laughed, I swooned, and got all the feels. Vi writes pure magic.
lskywlker 12 months ago
I haven't read too many Vi Keeland books, and I know this is one that will stay with me for a long time. The characters are fun and real, they just jump off the page. The situation, though a little predictable, also had enough surprises to really keep me wondering how it would all play out. And the surprises that I did get were perfect. Definitely going to start looking into Vi's older books to catch up on everything I missed!
featherlight97 12 months ago
Vi Keeland’s done it again! When I heard the blurb for The Naked Truth I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!! I fell in love with Layla and Gray’s story! And Grey is so swoon worthy! What I thought was gonna be just a super funny, light read (and let’s not forget sexy- wait until you get to the office scene ) turned out to be so much more! I cried a little, I laughed a lot, I felt every emotion with this book!! I just finished and I’m super cheesing! I just love the ending! I give this book 5 Stars all the way!!
Lacy_Chaney 12 months ago
Late last night, I finished The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland. She is one of my go-to authors because not only are her books full of heart, but also full of circumstances that feel very real. Here is my truth: This book is a beautiful story filled with betrayal, heartbreak, heat, faith, second chances, and uncontrollable circumstances. This book is a perfect example of the human condition and how empathy can open up new paths to take in life. Enjoyable, with laughable moments that will make you smile. Sexy, with moments that will make you melt. Beauty, that will make your own heart swoon with each turned page. Devastating, in a way that makes a heart wilt when considering life and how sometimes.....things simply do not turn out how one expected them to. This story is another hit by Vi Keeland, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to read it early. Gray and Layla have a combustible relationship in more ways than one. Not only is the chemistry evident in the playful, smoldering banter but in the sweet moments that make you fall in love with them throughout their journey. Gray was an unexpected treat. I had no idea his story would be one of bad luck, deceit, and a deep longing to live and breathe his true love after an unexpected three years of lost time. Yet, his ability to be honest, open, and true while pursuing Layla is wondrous. The character development is perfection as his story unfolds, as forgiveness and a new identity to endure become prominent. He is caring, funny, kind, sexy, and sweet. Most of all, he is simply the portrait of the man of any woman's dreams. As for Layla, I felt her character's choices, fears, and hopes deeply as she began to navigate finding a way to give her heart to a man who once broke it before; to take a chance, a risk. She is most certainly one of the most compelling heroine's I've had the pleasure of getting to know because not only is she charismatic and lovely, but she gives her all for those she loves. As she opens up to Gray and they find their way back to one another, despite drastic changes that come with any tragedy, a strength shines through her character that in the real world any decent human being wishes to achieve at some point. Ultimately, both of these characters are an engaging and marvelous creation depicting humanity; in belief that the ability to love can render any one person capable of being brave, forgiving, free, and kind. Basically, this story is golden and needs to be read by everyone.
DeanaRenfroe 12 months ago
Vi has done it again. This story is a love story like no other. It is full of love and heartache. It is perfectly written. I have to recommend this to everyone and cannot wait until the next release.
Hazel_G 12 months ago
5 “All Pros/No Cons” Stars! ... an exciting, fun, sexy and ADDICTING read I just couldn’t put down! The Review: The Naked Truth is an exciting, fun, sexy and ADDICTING read I just couldn’t put down! This story will own you! Awesome, AMAZING banter between two fascinating characters who will steal your heart. Side characters who are too adorable for words. A past complication who you straight up want to throat punch. A shot at a second chance, learning to trust and believe again. A story that shines brighter than a quasar. And enough sexy times to make you swoon. What does all this equal? A read you’ll want to devour in one sitting, just like I did. And then, you’ll want to immediately flip it back to the first page so you can experience it all over again! I loved everything about this story! Story/Characters... Layla Hutton has finally reclaimed her life after a long break from love and heartbreak. She’s getting her career back on track. She’s decided to start dating again, and with a man who is a truly great guy. The last thing she ever expected was to walk into a conference room and get a heart-stopping, panty wetting blast from the past from the one man she never expected to see again. Gray Westbrook has come back to town to reclaim his life after three years in a white-collar prison for a crime he didn’t commit. While serving out his term, he meets Layla Hutton, a lawyer who is teaching a class in his prison while serving out her own community service sentence. The moment Layla and Gray lay eyes on each other, it’s an instant attraction that grows into soul-searing love with weekly visits for more than a year. But when secrets and lies find their way in between the two, Layla builds a wall around her broken heart that will take a herculean effort to break through. Told in dual POV’s, the author gives us some of the sweetest, sexiest get-to-know-you flashbacks I’ve ever read in a book, which is hard to do when your characters can only talk in an environment with strict no touching rules. But as always, this author took that challenge and excelled! My tummy was all aflutter with covetous looks, stolen touches, forbidden kisses and flirty banter. It all made for an intense, slow burn that continued on through their reconnection as Layla fights her feelings and Gray desperately tries to win the love of his life back. But just like before, complications intervene leaving Layla and Gray both spinning and trying to figure out where and IF they fit into each other's lives. The Wrap Up: With witty, mesmerizing writing and a story that was romantic, sweet, angsty and full of heart and soul, you can’t help but fall hard for this novel. And if you didn’t believe in fate, true love, and happily-ever-afters before, Layla and Gray’s story will certainly change your mind. Perfectly executed, this swoon-worthy, emotional, all-consuming read is going down in my top-five for 2018! And Gray Westbrook is going down as one of my all-time favorite bbf, ever! Pro, cons and all! This is an author I’ll always read. Always!
6703024 12 months ago
This book is everything! Run, do not walk, to the bookstore to get this in your library! Gray is the epitome of a book boyfriend. He is willing to sacrifice for the ones he loves. The secondary characters are stellar, especially Etta. Get ready to fall in love with this book and Freckles! 5 amazing stars