Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Book Review: 'Bare Naked' by Desiree Holt


When I met Cade Hannigan at the beginning of this book, I did not believe he was redeemable. I could not see him becoming a hero I could love. I kept thinking that he must be the villain, and then he hits rock bottom, and Ms. Holt’s true skill as a storyteller shows that everyone and I do mean everyone deserves a second chance.
Georgie is a great heroine, she’s a strong woman who doesn’t let the opinion of others color what she herself believes. She’s the strong one in this story, because she believes in Cade even when he stops believing in himself. I loved that. I love their chemistry together, and that while Georgie could have taken the easy path, she chooses to go for happiness and fall in love with Cade.
This was my first Naked Cowboy story I’ve read in the series, and it’s book four. That didn’t stop me from falling in love with this book and the characters. I even liked the other characters even when they were being a bit gossipy and at times harsh. Their actions made them human, and I appreciated that the author wasn’t afraid to show real humans with real flaws.
I definitely recommend this book, just push through the first impression of Cade, hold on, and it will get a million times better. It ended up being one of the best books I’ve read in a while.

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