Review: Olivia’s best friend, Patrick, is her ex-fiance. He finally admitted he was gay a few weeks before the wedding. They’ve gotten past that and he’s her best friend. She might still be a little in love with him but that’s just to be expected, right? While at a holiday party at Patrick and Teddy’s home she meets Alex Kennedy. Patrick tells her to stay away, Alex doesn’t like girls. Patrick’s done that before but never so adamantly. Alex is unconventional, to say the least. When it goes beyond friends with Alex, Olivia knows she’s in trouble but doesn’t care. Alex just has a way about him. She’ll regret it later, right now she’s going to enjoy it while she can.
NAKED isn’t what I thought it would be but I should remember that’s par for the course with Ms. Hart. This is Alex Kennedy’s story, yes, the Alex from TEMPTED. But even more it’s Olivia’s story.
NAKED, for me, was about being caught in the middle; being in transition. You aren’t either or and sometimes that’s fine. There’s no need to be, or is there? Alex is the catalyst for Olivia to discover just what she is or isn’t. Who she needs to keep and who she needs to let go. In the end it all boils down to what you know in your heart is right, regardless of what others around you say. NAKED covers interracial relationships, religion and sexual orientation. It’s a sensuous and emotional journey of self-discovery and love, regardless and maybe in spite of, what others think and believe.
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