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Natural Passion (Au Naturel Trilogy, Book 1) by Anna Durand


I entertain naked people for a living. No, not THAT kind of entertainment. I own a nudist resort. I’m not a nudist, but Val Silva is. And he’s a human supernova sleeping in the room next door.

The man is tall, gorgeous, tattooed, and a shameless exhibitionist. As the Brazilian bad boy of the international football world, he’s as famous for his sex tape as for his talent on the field. Oh, did I mention he walks around naked ALL the time? A girl only has so much willpower. Maybe we can have a little fun… as long as his tabloid past doesn’t mess with my quiet life.


Wow!  I’m so happy I picked up this book. My curiosity got the better of me to read a romance located in a nudist “naturist” resort.  It’s funny and, of course, hot and sexy.

When a conventional, hard-working, and beautiful owner of a nudist resort who has sworn off sleeping with her guests meets a hot and sexy Brazilian exhibitionist, the seduction is on.

Why did a woman who refused to strip down own a naturist resort? I supposed it was kind of like owning a tattoo shop but having no tats of my own. Still, being the proprietor of a nudist resort did not mean I had to strip along with my guests. I took care of them like any good innkeeper would, but I kept my clothes on at all times—in public, and in private while in the company of other people who were not my lovers.

Evie’s naturist resort is finally paid off thanks to her regular guests who are like family to her, her photography, and her affordable, private and beautiful location in Oregon. She is happy with her life and has sworn off sleeping with her guests due to a bad decision, but her new guest, oh, so hot Brazilian football player and infamous bad boy, Valentim Silva, is hard to resist. 

Val has never met a woman like the beautiful and sexy, Evie. She lives and breathes her resort and guests, but does not take time for herself and enjoy life. Val is determined to change her mind.

I loved the allure of seeing Evie and Val slowly and unknowingly fall in love with each other. Evie’s reticence is a challenge to Val’s boldness which is fun to watch especially when Evie surprises him now and then. The guests of all ages at Evie’s resort are also a refreshing addition to the story.  I admire their confidence in their body image and love of life in general.

Overall, I found this romance refreshing, funny, and sexy, with a unique twist on a vacation spot including the Kitten Brigade, the no-see-ums, The Great Barefoot Disaster, and miniten. And let’s say I have a new take on Yoga.  

Another author to add to my favorites list and I can’t wait for Ollie and Mara’s story in Natural Impulse.

Thank you to Ms. Durand for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


Natural Passion

Available January 9, 2020

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Anna DurandAnna Durand loves romance, men in kilts, and cheesecake. Not always in that order. She slaves away every day writing about sexy people doing sexy things together, with heart and humor and sometimes with suspense. With paranormal stories, she explores the darker side of romance. With contemporary romance, she delves into the emotional side of love and sensuality.

Readers and reviewers have blessed Anna’s books with wonderful reviews, giving her a nice glowy feeling that she’s doing something right. Her books have become bestsellers on every major retail site, hitting #1 multiple times. The Hot Scots series remains Anna’s personal favorite and a favorite among her fans. Who can resist a hunky Scotsman?

Anna also has a master’s degree in library science, so naturally, she made Calli in Wicked in a Kilt a librarian too. For twelve years and counting, Anna has run a cataloging services company that creates cataloging-in-publication data for other authors and publishers. And when she’s not doing that or writing, you’ll find her binging on audiobooks, playing with puppies, or crafting handmade jewelry.

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