Burned out from years in the Dallas PD, Charity Vance flees to Saddle Wells for a fresh start, someplace to lie low and decide what to do with the rest of her life.

Hanging out with her old college friend in the local bar, she can’t help but notice the sexy, brooding owner. She also notices he needs a waitress. Charity steps in to help—and steps right into his arms.

After two tours in Afghanistan, Liam Douglas has settled nicely into running his dad’s bar, but trying to keep decent help has been running him ragged. Accepting Charity’s help only adds fuel to their explosive chemistry. Although neither one of them wants a relationship, pretty soon they’re burning up the sheets.

When a drug lord Charity helped put away busts out of jail, Liam’s overprotective streak starts to feel more like the strings she didn’t want. And running seems to be the only option to save the town…and her heart. But leaving Liam is more difficult than she thought…especially when he won’t let her go.


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The truth is, I haven’t read any of the previous books in this series. If I had, I would have known the back stories of every other secondary character mentioned in the book. Fortunately, this book can very well be read as a standalone, so my enjoyment of the book was still the same whether I followed the series or not.

I enjoyed this book’s concept. I liked the hero. He had issues, but he obviously tried to work things out with the heroine the best he knew how. The heroine, on the other hand, came out as prickly and stubborn. Personally, I think that women who tryu so hard to prove themselves to the men they work with or are in a relationship are doing the exact thing that makes men see them as inferior. I just wanted her to shut up and cooperate with the police and the FBI.

I wasn’t so much into the insta-love factor between the characters. However, because this is a short book, I understand why things seem to be in fast forward mode. I will rate this book three red hearts because of the secondary characters, the sexy scenes and the hot ex military hero.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Stark Naked

Book 2 – Buck Naked

Book 3 – Stripped Naked

Book 4 – Bare Naked

Book 5 – Naked Desire

Book 6 – Naked Flame

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