Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Naked Truths by Karen Botha. The tension is palpable, nail biting. Handsome stranger or Dark secrets? Being a massage therapist has created an easygoing lifestyle which Lucy enjoys. When dapper widower, Giles Harrington saunters into her therapy room sparks fly; but is he as perfect as he appears? Ignoring her own rules, Lucy embarks on a tumultuous relationship with Giles. One with far-reaching consequences that neither could predict. Worried by her instinct to hunt out a killer, Paula, ex-murder detective and best friend of Lucy, enters a game of cat and mouse with the ultimate prize.
Will she confirm her worst fears? A page turning psychological thriller that twists and turns towards its shocking conclusion. Get A Copy.
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Dec 03, Dash fan rated it really liked it Shelves: favorites , profile , publisher-review , blog-tour. Lucy is a massage therapist who works from Home. Lucy gets a phone call from a potential client asking for a massage on bank holiday. She agrees to see him Giles is handsome, intriguing, mysterious, strong and commanding and he has certainly captured Lucy's attention. Giles is hiding something He's been watching Lucy for a while, in the shadows.
Biding his time to make a move! Paula is Lucy's best friend. She is an Ex detective! She doesn't trust Giles. There is just something about him that unnerved her. Yes his perfect in every sense She can't help herself so she contacts an old colleague Mo, in the force and makes a intriguing discovery!
Sexual counselling should be oriented on: 1. But Sprigg of Family Research Council shared his opinion. Responsive both to what the founder of phenomenology calls the things themselves and to the extensive archive of scholarship on the subject, this book treats of the exquisite experience it studies so faithfully in a prose so elegant and direct that it has the makings of a classic destined to seduce generations of specialist and non-specialist readers. I thought the story was very good, at keeping me guessing on who done it. And yet, here it is. They were strong yet vulnerable and they both knew their individual self worth.
Naked Truths is told by three points of view Lucy, Paula and Giles. I really enjoyed this style of writing as it gelled the stories together nicely. All of the characters are well thought-out, multi layered and endearing. The plot was Taut, the Storyline engrossing, with an enticing mix of suspense, mystery, Romance, Passion and Sex, which made for a compulsive read. The pace is steady, but flowed nicely enabling you to delve into the characters stories as the twists and truth unravel.
Thank you to Rachel Random Resources for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarily. Dramatic, suspenseful, and steamy! Naked Truths is a fervid, twisty tale that takes you on a journey into the life of Lucy, a massage therapist who inadvertently finds her life turned upside down after she falls for her secretive, intense client, Giles.
The prose is seductive and taut. The characters are focused, mysterious, and multifaceted. And the plot told from alternating POVs is an ominous, compelling mix of twists, turns, deception, friendship, family, desire, tension, murder, an 3. And the plot told from alternating POVs is an ominous, compelling mix of twists, turns, deception, friendship, family, desire, tension, murder, and romance.
Thank you to Karen Botha and Rachel's Random Resources for providing me with a copy in an exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this one. It's a really good romantic suspense. I think it's billed as erotic suspense but to me the sex scenes weren't anything I haven't read in books billed as romantic so I guess the classification will depend on your comfort levels there. It actually took a lot longer to get to those scenes than I expected too.
I enjoyed the characters. I liked that we had 3 voices within the tale. One of them Paula, is an ex-policewoman and there are more books to come with her and Lucy. Th I really enjoyed this one. This intrigues me as Lucy is the love interest rather than any kind of Miss Marple so I'd quite like to see how a second book plays out.
I'd have quite liked a Paula and Mo book not a voiced character but another policeman as I enjoyed their working relationship. Even though it takes place over a number of months it is quite a fast paced book and a good page turner. I read it fairly quickly. There are a number of swerves to keep you guessing and not everything is as cut and dry as you'd expect.
Overall I really enjoyed this and am looking forward to the next in the series. Feb 07, Coco. As a massage therapist, she keeps her work and her personal life completely separate.
To uncover the truth, the former detective infiltrates his social circle. When she examines a scandalous lodger, a jealous brother, and a protective mother-in-law, everyone seems to have a hidden motive for murder… Lucy is torn between her old friend and her dark new love. Will she follow her head or her heart? And can Paula discover the true killer before her friend makes a fateful mistake? Naked Truths is the first book in a series of pulse-pounding erotic thrillers. Buy Naked Truths to discover the twisted truth today! View 1 comment. This is the third book I have read of Karen Botha and I loved it too.
This was a Romantic Suspense and it didn't fail with the amount of both genres. The author has a way with creating a story and giving us just enough information and mystery that make us want to turn the page. This story follows three characters since it has different POVs, but mainly it's about Lucy. And all of the character complex, well written and with secrets, but the most fun about them was their interactions, the friendsh This is the third book I have read of Karen Botha and I loved it too.
And all of the character complex, well written and with secrets, but the most fun about them was their interactions, the friendships, family relationships, the tension, the mystery, and the romance. The storyline was very exciting, with twist and turns, a fast pace and a good flow that made me wonder about each page and each character. I never really knew were the book was going so that was a positive thing.
And I'm not say much about it because it's a suspense book and you guys should be surprised and enjoy each moment. Overall, Karen Botha is amazing. She knows how to make us wonder, and relate to the characters as well as being drawn to the storytelling. It was a great start of a series. Jun 28, Kathy S.
It was ok but not my thing I'm not into graphic sex so I won't pursue any other titles in this series. It's a predictable read, very easy to figure out early on if you've read as many of these types of books as I have. My biggest gripe with it, apart from the sex, is the multitude of grammatical and punctuation errors.
I am a nerd when it comes to those two fine points, It was ok but not my thing I'm not into graphic sex so I won't pursue any other titles in this series. I am a nerd when it comes to those two fine points, and so many mistakes drove me to distraction. Granted, that's the norm these days but it still doesn't mean I like it.
One thing that I've noticed with several English authors, including this one, is their infuriating use of a question mark at the end of a sentence. A question mark is just that: it ends a question -- not a sentence, a statement or exclamation. Ask a question, use a question mark. Dec 01, Sharon rated it it was amazing. So when she first meets Giles she is cautious but attracted to his quiet and forthright mannerisms.
When her attraction turns into love, the warnings of her best friend Paula go unheeded until the unusual death of his wife a few years earlier brings doubts that she cannot ignore. This is truly a suspenseful novel that kept me on edge throughout. The characters are well developed and they are powerful, diverse and sometimes perilous to themselves or to others. An exciting first book in the Naked series and one I plan to continue. Highly recommend. Hmm not sure where the erotic romance is I think this novel is best suited as a very short story rather than stretched out.
I am not persuaded that proper research has been undertaken with police procedures or criminal.. An obsessed stalker, dislikeable characters, in a plot ending that is predictable and not at all a cliff hanger. Also uncomfortable with what Hmm not sure where the erotic romance is I think this novel is best suited as a very short story rather than stretched out.
Also uncomfortable with what I felt was the questionable representation of one demographic of Zimbabwe Oct 27, Tammy rated it it was amazing. I thought the story was very good, at keeping me guessing on who done it. I loved the characters the author made for the story. Some were likable and some were not. I was wrong till the end on who did it.
Very good read till the end. Even some of the pages were set on fire by some of the characters. Jun 15, Katrina Tinker rated it it was amazing. This definitely beats the flu jab. The antibody protects against colds and other infections. Related: how to beat the common cold.
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