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He’s a grieving widower, the perfect boyfriend, and the prime suspect…
Lucy knows the importance of boundaries. As a massage therapist, she keeps her work and her personal life completely separate. But when a handsome widower shows up on her table and sparks an instant attraction, Lucy is shameless. Breaking her rule, she crosses the line, triggering a series of thrilling mysteries.
Paula isn’t so sure about her best friend’s perfect man… or the story of his wife’s death. 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 romantic suspense books. If you like the odd steamy sex scene, complex characters, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love the suspense of Karen Botha’s gripping romantic suspense.
The rest of the Naked Series of gripping mystery romances can be read as stand alones or as part of the series and are free on Kindle Unlimited.
A skilled liar threatens the lives and freedom of those they associate with in this suspense filled mystery. Sometimes you need the naked truths to help reveal just what the lies are hiding and that is certainly true in this story! The story is told from the points of view of Lucy, Paula and Giles. Giles is a widower who contacts massage therapist Lucy on April 1st to arrange an appointment for himself. She succumbs to his attraction but her best friend, Paula, isn’t so trusting . . . . As Paula starts to investigate just what happened to Giles’ wife the search for the naked truth begins… was she murdered, die naturally or commit suicide? If she was murdered, who did it? There are lots of potential suspects but is it all just a lie?
This is a steamy romance with plenty of twists to keep you guessing. The characters are well developed and the telling of the events from the three different points of view gives the reader added insights into their actions, emotions and motivations, making it easy to relate to them though don’t be surprised if you misinterpret some of them as the story progresses. Whilst not what I’d call erotica, there are some hot, steamy scenes so give this a miss if you don’t like to read them – though you can skip over them if you want to know what happens. An intriguing read to keep you guessing!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book without obligation and this is my honest review.
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