The first book in the dangerously sexy Naked Trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.
We all have secrets. That means everyone, no matter how prim, proper, and perfect they may seem or pretend to be. Secrets they don't want revealed. Secrets they deny exist. Secrets they might even tell themselves can be forgotten. Sometimes the core of a secret is a sin and while some sins can be forgiven, all cannot. At least not in this lifetime, and maybe not even the next. Perhaps they simply have to be buried. Hidden. Denied. Denial might even be survival. But guilt is brutal.
I’m Emma Knight.
Denial is my survival.
Guilt is not my friend.
And for a while, I went to extremes to escape. I met a man. Isn’t that how the story always starts? The sex was wild. Consuming. Almost brutal at times, and I lost everything to it. No thoughts. No guilt. No self-respect, I realized too late. I lost me. But I found me again. And I’m a better me now and on my own. Better when you don’t see the scars. Better when you don’t see the sins.
I’m still the perfect daughter of the perfect father who runs the perfect hotel chain. Because perfect is what everyone wants from me, especially him. He’s demanding. He’s smart. He’s raised me since my mother died when I was five and while he loves me, he wants perfection from me. I will run the hotel chain one day, and everything I do is about preparation to be good enough, perfect enough, to do it as well as he does. And that’s okay because I love him and he is really is pretty darn perfect. I want him to be proud of me.
But then I wake up one morning and he’s gone. Lost. And it’s a heartache that sideswipes me. Now I’m running his company, and I find out he wasn’t so perfect after all. He had secrets. Dangerous, illegal habits that I'm now covering up and trying not to inherit. Because yes, I have a secret, but it was a tragic, horrible accident. My father’s secrets are no accidents.
And then he comes into my life. Jax North. He's handsome, brutally so, wealthy, which matters simply because he doesn’t need my money, which is now quite a lot, perhaps too much, if that is possible. Our first encounter is intense and sex is my escape. I go with it. I go with him and what a ride it is. And then, I say goodbye. Only you don’t say goodbye to a man like Jax, if he doesn’t want you to. I've challenged him without meaning to. He wants me. I don’t want to want him, and yet, I crave him. And he tears me down, my resistance, my walls. But those walls protect me. They seal my secrets inside. And I forget that being alone is safe.
Before long, my secrets begin to be revealed, and I trust him so deeply, that I think maybe, he can handle them. Maybe I dare to believe that alone isn’t better.
Until I discover that Jax was never an accident.
He has secrets.
He knew my secret.
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Not so satisfied
Plot was choppy. There wasn’t a consistent flow. It felt very rushed. The dialogue was a bit cheesy as most romance novels are. But this one in particular didn’t come off as sexy. It came off forced and very scripted. There wasn’t a natural flow to the conversations between the characters. I found some spelling errors. The author has a good story but I just think it was executed improperly.
Hate and love 💕 not average romance
Not captive at first but, the mysterious about who killed Jax brother."',? Make me feel curious and found lots of secrets between families,secrets in the journal 📔 intense information and motivation for the characters.¡Recommended 📚📖👀👵🏻
Sexy romance cliffhanger
Wow! Lisa Renee Jones never fails to write a passionate, sexy , thrilling romance! This is the first installment of a new series , The Naked Trilogy, and from start to finish this book just grabs your attention! And might I add , it just had to end with a cliffhanger!
Jax and Emma burn up the book with their sexual encounters even though they maybe should not be together . As Emma finds out he is one man who can change everything and she is drawn to him with a burning desire. Jax has ties with her family and believes that his brother’s death was definitely not a suicide and that Emma’s brother may know more than he is letting on. And of course there are other devious members who come into play such as Marion who was Emma’s fathers biggest client before his recent death which is what brought them all together in the first place. And I like the way that she brought in the Walker security team from her previous books to help out with the investigations into some of the shady characters in this book.
This author has a way of making you want to devour everything she writes , and I can’t wait to read the next installment of this series!