Do you ever download free books thinking that you’re probably not going to like it, but you’re going to read it anyway because it was free? That’s really the mindset I had with me coming into this book because well, it has the word “nekkid” in it. Yes, yes I’m a judgmental reader, it’s a flaw. But anyway, I really liked The Nekkid Truth. Like, I’m really surprised that I did but I am totally running with this like and writing a review about it, so here we go.
The Nekkid Truth is one of those books where you see a dormant attraction between two people finally being realized. That tactic worked out very well in The Nekkid Truth because it is a novella. Right from the get go you could feel the tension between Debbie Valley and Marshall Scott. And I think what is done well in this novella is that I still got to know Marshall’s inner thoughts? Normally, I’m really picky about reading first-person POV books (or often I didn’t know that it’s what I was getting myself into, like for this one haha) because I like to read about what’s going on in both character’s heads. I’m the type of reader who wants to understand a character’s motivations and passions first so I can get a better sense of why they do the things they do. And I got that here.
Maybe it was because Debbie was a detail-oriented character, but there was just something about getting to know two characters well in a short period of time that makes me really happy, you know?
But since we’re talking about Debbie, I loved Debbie. I don’t think I’ve ever watched or read anything about a crime scene photographer? I remember watching an NCIS episode where they thought the murderer was one of the clean-up crew? There’s a slew of awesome ME characters, as well as CSI’s and so on, but yeah, no specific crime scene photographer? So that was cool. Debbie has face blindness, according to Wikipedia, which means that she can’t recognize faces. It’s a crucial part of the story and it’s her internal conflict. I liked how it was handled and how it was written about because I understood why Debbie was freaking out about this.
And her fascination with photography, and photographing certain ahem body parts kind of totally made sense.
Also, I’m just really a sucker for stories that feature the “god they’re finally working on that attraction” plots.
Since their romantic interest was set up from the beginning, we don’t really get to see them do the awkward mating dance, but they do do the sexy times and that was yeah, this is erotica for a reason. Those were hot. Go read it for yourself, do it, do it. I’m trying not to spoil too many things, I don’t think I have, but everything makes sense at the end.
So yeah, if you’re looking for a quick but very enjoyable and satisfying erotica for this weekend, go pick up The Nekkid Truth by Nicole Camden. It’s still free, so treat yourself!