on May 22nd 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: via Author
Ben Lawson is making a comeback...
After a few tabloid headlines, they think they know me. They don't know a damn thing. As CEO of a movie production company, I'll show them who I really am when we hit it big at the box office. My ex thought her smear tactics would ruin me, but I'm unbreakable. Rising from the debris, I swore I'd never let a woman distract me like that again. But then, my leading actress walked on the set and changed everything.
Seductive, sexy, and unapologetic, Aria Rose could break me. I wanted to help her, protect her...love her. Instead, I destroyed her.
Aria Rose is baring it all....
I knew better. I knew not to trust another Hollywood heartthrob with a reputation like his. He was my boss and became my ruin. I should have stayed far away from him. Ben Lawson promised me the world. He even promised me his heart.
But he destroyed everything--my heart, my career, us.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Rising actress Aria Rose learns it the hard way that sexism, manipulation, and betrayal are alive and well in Hollywood. After wrapping up on a movie project, she meets Ben Lawson, the new CEO of the studio behind her film. One moment they’re talking, the next they’re in a whirlwind romance they both agree would only last the weekend.
But with a connection like theirs, it’s hard to let go, and soon everything is entangled in their romance. They both have their own battles to face, but they’re doing it together.
It’s interesting to see a story that shows the uglier side of the entertainment industry and the injustices women face in said industry. It’s hard for women like Aria to go through everyday life at work because not only do they have to constantly protect themselves from the people in the industry, they also have to defend themselves from the effect of the press and what they’re saying about them. Women are given impossible standards and are ridiculed for the smallest things.
Women are given impossible standards and are ridiculed for the smallest things. I applaud Aria for staying strong amidst her battle with a community that slut-shames, body-shames, and looks down on women.
I’ll be honest and say it took me a while to get into it. I’m not the biggest insta-love fan out there, and that’s what Ben and Aria have. I loved the forbidden romance aspect, but it annoyed me that they kept saying they’re going to keep it on the down-low but didn’t bother hiding what they had. View Spoiler »Almost everyone found out about their relationship so early because they didn’t bother talking in private or keeping things subtle. « Hide Spoiler
It’s easy to see the chemistry between Ben and Aria, and it was nice to see that their chemistry does not end outside the bedroom. The two are so in tune with each other even after only knowing each other for a short while.
Nudes is a standalone novel told in alternating POVs. It’s a fast-paced, gritty, and sizzling novel that will not only leave you swooning, but also hoping for a less judgmental society. Especially against women.
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