The Naked Truth - Vi Keeland

The Naked Truth

By Vi Keeland

  • Release Date: 2018-07-23
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 154 Ratings

Description

From # 1 New York Times bestselling author Vi Keeland, comes a new, sexy novel. 

It was just a typical Monday.

Until the big boss asked me to make the pitch for a prospective new client.

After two years on shaky ground at work because of my screw up, an opportunity to impress the senior partners was just what I needed.  

Or so I thought

Until I walked into the conference room and collided with the man I was supposed to pitch.

My coffee spilled, my files tumbled to the ground, and I almost lost my balance.

And that was the good part of my day.

Because the gorgeous man crouched down and looking at me like he wanted to eat me alive, was none other than my ex, Gray Westbrook.

A man who I’d only just begun to move on from.

A man who my heart despised—yet my body obviously still had other ideas about.

A man who was as charismatic and confident as he was sexy.

Somehow, I managed to make it through my presentation ignoring his intense stare.  

Although it was impossible to ignore all the dirty things he whispered into my ear right after I was done.

But there was no way I was giving him another chance, especially now that he was a client
…was there?

Reviews

  • Truly Terrific

    5
    By Doingthisforcoinsssssdzzzzz
    This was a wonderful story about finding a soulmate, losing that person, second chances, and whether one is willing to risk heartbreak again. Layla is a smart, sassy attorney with a penchant for making lists when making big decisions. Gray is a wealthy alpha coming back from a major betrayal. He tends to get what he wants and he wants Layla back. Great characters and a sizzling romance make this a must read.
  • This is a story of how I fell in love with Vi Keeland’s writing.

    5
    By FikaVika
    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 Laylaeven 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.
  • My naked truth!

    4
    By starstacy
    I was loving this second chance romance until the plot point/twist in chapter 22. My naked truth is that I loathe that plot twist, but I kept reading. I am glad I did. I enjoyed the main characters of Gray & Layla, & the feels got me in the end.
  • Yes!

    5
    By JLoc0303
    May just be my new favorite Vi book.
  • PERFECT

    5
    Perfect- the ONLY way to describe Gray Westbrook. This is the best book I have read to date. Highly recommend this to anyone who likes a good romance story. Once you pick this book up, you won’t put it down until you’ve finished it.
  • Love it !

    5
    By Happy face :(
    Loved this book, ❤️
  • A MUST READ!

    5
    By I Love Story Time
    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
  • Love is a beautiful thing!

    5
    By iamjovobrown
    Vi Keeland does thee most amazing job of telling beautiful stories about love. The Naked Truth is the 2nd book I’ve read of hers this week. Anyone who reads anything by Vi will definitely be pleased.
  • My new Vi favorite.

    5
    By Jenzny
    This is my favorite book of Vi Keeland. What a completely unique story! Every time, I thought I knew what was going on... she throws a curveball in there. Gray and Layla are such great characters. They are confident, honest and sexy. I could feel all of their emotions in this story. The secondary characters will steal your heart. 💚. Just loved all of the little details that make this such a special book.
  • Zippy and Freckles

    4
    By Fairest Reviews
    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