“This is surreal. And it’s just the beginning.”
Nudes is a contemporary romance full of passion, romance, and scandal. The Hollywood lights shine brightly on Ben Lawson and Aria Rose and when the fire gets too hot, will they be able to withstand the heat or will they burn?
“This is different. Aria, you and me are electric.”
Aria Rose is an up and coming actress. Although she has landed a few pivotal roles, she is still waiting for her big break through. After a few messy hook ups and break ups, Aria is convinced that she needs to stay away from Hollywood Men and focus on her career. However, when she meets Ben Lawson, the CEO of an up and coming movie production company, they share an instant connection.
“He dove in deeper, alternating between pushing inside her with his tongue, suckling her, and licking the length of her core.”
Ben knows better than to get mixed up with one of his actresses. After his messy divorce, the last thing he needs is another scandal in his life. When he meets Aria, she is like a breath of fresh air. She is younger, sweeter, and hotter than anything he has ever met before. Aria and Ben decide to share a quick weekend together and then move on like it never happened. However, fate had another plan for them. Aria and Ben fall head over heals in love with each other. But an up and coming actress dating her producer is certain to produce some bad press for them both. Despite their best efforts to stay away from each other, they can’t seem to stay away. As their physical attraction grows, the emotional bond continues to forge, and Ben and Aria decide to try and make it work. But before they have the chance to celebrate their new romance, a horrific scandal threatens to destroy them.
“Shit, Aria. You might be my drug. I can’t get enough of you.”
Told in dual POV, Nudes is a forbidden Hollywood romance full of heart. Although the connection between Ben and Aria is fast, the relationship was raw and beautiful. The pacing of the read was intense as the scandal hits and Ben and Aria are torn apart. The supporting characters enhanced the story greatly. As each moment of the plot unfolds, I became more invested in this story. I enjoyed the relationship between Aria and Ben. The severity of the scandal that hits Aria presented a great conflict for their relationship and caused Aria to face off with the paparazzi and the “big bullies” of Hollywood. This element of the plot enhanced the story and certainly exposed the ugliness and hate that exists in our world today.
Overall, Nudes is a beautiful love story with strong characters and a great message. Aria and Ben will appeal to readers who enjoy a Hollywood romance or the forbidden romance trope. Sara Robinson has always been one of my go-to authors and Nudes certainly did not disappoint!
*ARC graciously provided via author in exchange for an honest review.