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Natural Passion (Au Naturel Trilogy #1)

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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 sextape as for his talent on
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Published January 9th 2020
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Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bare more than your body at Au Naturel!

Eve runs a nudist resort. Or as they prefer to say naturist. You might assume this means that this novel will be all about the sex. But sex isn't what being a naturist is about. She simply hosts people who enjoy a life free of clothes on her lovely property where they can enjoy nature and fun activities with others who share their clothes-free life.

And she gets to explore her true passion, photography, even if her primary subject these days is her
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Mary Lou Hoffman
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
NATURAL PASSION is the first book in the Au Natural Trilogy series. I almost passed on this offer. My calendar is just so full! Then I saw that it was from Anna Durand and I couldn’t pounce on it fast enough. I not only vowed to make room, but to move it to the top of the TBR pile. I am so glad I did.

A woman who owns a nudist resort, cannot be a shy type. Eve owns her sensuality. In the beginning she owns her celibacy, as well. Her mantra is, “I do not have sex with the guests anymore.” Not
Ingrid Vermeulen-Quakernaat
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
As soon as Val comes in, Eve knows for sure that he is going to cause problems ...... for her sanity
Even though you see each other naked, there is still plenty to discover from each other

Val is an exhibitionist and is not ashamed of anything. He comes to the nudist resort of Eve to find peace and reflect on what he wants to do with his life. It is lust at first sight for both of them.
Eve runs a nudist resort but never goes naked. But Val makes her want to develop her wild side.
A budding love
Melissa Verseman
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So this wax a free ARC copy from the author and booksprout for my voluntary honest review of this read and I really enjoyed it. Once I started reading it I just had to finish it to see how the story turned out at the end! Plus it as a great storyline and great characters to read about to, and its sizzling hot to boot! I really enjoy reading this authors work and look forward to seeing more from her in the future! *Spoilers Tag-So Evie owns a nudist resort in the forest of Oregon and big time ...more
SBee Reviews
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just could not say no to this infamous “hot mess”

—>>> It would take a lot for Eve Holt to remain completely immune to this infamous sports star, a “hot mess” of a guy named Val Silva when he showed up for a two-week stay at her Au Naturel Naturist Resort, but it would have been indeed difficult to deny her own body’s clamoring for that perfect male (and VERY much naked) specimen, especially when he was staying with her while his original room was being repaired for water damage…and
Joanne Carr
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am voluntarily writing this review for this book I received through Booksprouts arc.

Eve ran as resort for nudist though she didn’t participate. She had been talking care of everything with the help of her handyman. Waiting for her last guest in the meantime his room was having horrible problems. Not having any other room except the guest room in her house. Val pulled up and got out of his truck and Eve was dumbstruck how handsome. Val and Eve start an affair even though her main rule not to
Debbie Orazi
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this first book in the new series. It was hilariously funny, irreverent and steamy.
Eve Holt owns a nudist/naturist resort in Oregon. Val Silva is a retired Brazilian soccer player, Olympian, model and a bad boy tattooed exhibitionist. He goes to the resort for the peace and quiet he needs to think about his next career move. A water pipe bursts in his room right before he arrived so Eve puts him up in her guest room. He is not shy about telling her he wants to sleep with her. At first
Terry Miller
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Anna Durand has struck gold with her latest offering - Natural Passion. Eve owns a naturalist (aka - nudist) resort in Oregon, yet she never goes “natural”. Many of her guests return multiple times year after year. Then her newest guest arrives, and when he steps out of his truck, Eve falls in lust. Val is a former Olympic and World Cup football player (soccer) now turned model originally from Brazil now based in LA. His room has been flooded by a broken water pipe, and now Val gets to stay in ...more
Penny Leidecker
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I’ve read by Anna Durand and what an unexpected treat it was. This is a wonderful, steamy story about Eve and Val. Eve owns a nudist resort and Val is her new guest. Val’s intended room has a burst water pipe, so he’ll be staying in her guest bedroom. She’s hooked up with a couple of guests in the past, so she tells herself Val is off-limits. Val is sex on a stick, so we’ll see how long that lasts. Val is instantly attracted to Eve and plans to get her in his bed, before ...more
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a cute romance! Val Silva is a former Olympic star who got a bit of a reputation in the news as being a bad boy. Eve runs a naturist resort, in it for the money rather than the clothing optional aspect. She sticks strictly to no relationships between her and guests staying, but Val starts to slowly chip away at her walls. They decide on a no strings attached relationship that soon begins to develop into more than just a fling (when doesn't it amirite?) But soon Val's past begins to ...more
Anita Fuhrmann
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Passion and drama are each in play at Au Naturale Resort! The chemistry between Evie, reserved resort owner and Val, sexy resort guest sizzles, sparks, and inevitably ignites, but there is danger lurking in this idyllic Oregon slice of paradise!! This book is different than the Hot Scots series written by Ms. Durand but it still has all the elements we have come to expect in any book written by her. Good dialogue, interesting storyline, White Hot Chemistry, and a HEA! I liked how Evie and Val ...more
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eve, owner of a resort, where clothes are optional - finds that catering to the nudist community is an easy way to earn money, even though she herself usually does not get naked in front of her guests. Plus, she has sworn to herself to not have any more relationships with her guests - the last time was just too much trouble.
When one of her new guests arrives she finds keeping that resolution difficult. Val, bad boy celebrity extraordinaire, is an exhibitionist through and trhough and he has his
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Anna Durand wrote an amazing book! Evie owns Au Naturel Nudist Resort. She may not be a nudist or naturalist, but she guarantees her guests have a very enjoyable experience. She has sworn off dating and no longer sleeps with her guests. Before her latest guest arrives, a leak floods his room so Evie decides to offer him the spare bedroom in her house. Val Silva is a former champion soccer player who now models. He doesn't do relationships but he lets Evie know he wants her. Evie is finding it ...more
Viper Spaulding
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this sexy, smart rom-com!

Eve honestly doesn't know what to do when Val shows up at her resort! He's shameless, flirty, overconfident but not quite arrogant, and oh-so-sexy! He's got a dirty mouth and a laser focus directed right at Eve. He has absolutely no inhibitions, and he's determined to rid Eve of all of hers.

This was a delightful rom-com with a tasteful approach to the nudist/naturist lifestyle. I loved the extended cast of characters, from the resort regulars (Silver Foxes vs.
Caroline Doig
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eve owns a nudist resort but Eve herself is very shy she has no self confidence so she doesn’t walk around naked but her new guest Val Silva has no problem being naked but when his room is flooded Eve offers her spare bedroom and let me tell ya she doesn’t mind looking at his body at all. Val wants Eve in his bed but Eve barely restrains herself until Val breaks down her walls and he gets Eve out of her shyness, but there is danger coming because Eve has a stalker so will Val be able to keep ...more
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
love au natural except for Eve. She runs a nudist resort but prefers her clothes to stay on. Not that she is a prude on anything. She enjoys life just with clothes on. She has had hook ups in the past. When Val arrives he will make Eve rethink a couple of things. He also has some things to discover about himself. Where Eve is a tad reserved Val is somewhat of an exhibitionist. Steam with likable characters.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was an intensely passionate story to read. These two MCs were the right fit for each other. Both were very sexual beings and their chemistry was off the charts. Even though Eve tried to deny the feelings she had for Val, his magnetism just pulled her over. I loved their journey of discovery to love and their HEA was wonderful. I like how the author set up the next story and cant wait to read Ollie's romance.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a
Deb O
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome book that I really enjoyed. The story and characters grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn't stop reading. I loved the characters and watching them grow together, they were well written and went well together. I found this book amazing with great word building making me feel apart of the story and watching it unfold in front of me. A definite must read for any fan and I can't wait to read more from this author!!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
You would think owning a "naturalist" retreat would be unique with lots to see but for Eve it's just business until Val, the hottest thing in clothes comes for a six week get away from the drama in his life. Instant chemistry but he has a challenge since she has vowed never to hook-up with a guest. Well she only has so much restraint, and once she gives in......... just read the great dirty details. Fun read.
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Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eve and Val's chemistry is HOT! His natural charm and willingness to express his passion (in more ways than one) carries over into all aspects of his slow romance with the more private owner of the resort. Eve, while being fully supportive of the natural lifestyle, is more shy when it comes to herself. But giving Val the slightest chance to change her mind really starts things in motion. But danger lurks beneath the idyllic existence at the resort. Will Eve and Val survive the chaos that ...more
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great story and a fresh storyline. She owns a nudist resort and he’s a guest. Great friends and family provide a nice backdrop. Good story development with two people who have obvious chemistry. I like the slow buildup, the introduction to other characters that I expect we’ll see in future books and the realistic timing. The characters feel real—they have baggage and hope. There are definitely some laugh out loud moments and you can feel the relationship develop and grow. (I voluntarily reviewed ...more
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a cute premise on this series set at a naturist (nudist) resort in Oregan. This was a very enjoyable cute story about Val and Eve with it's touches of humor and steamy romance. Eve Holt a photographer and runs the resort when Valentim Silva (Val) room is flooded, Eve puts him up in her house. the attraction between them is instant. Val chose the resort to get away from a scandal in L.A. and Eve has a admirer that threatens their relationship? Will they have a HEA? The end gives a hint on ...more
Maggi West
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eve own a resort for nudists, but she herself doesn’t mingle with the guests. When her latest guest arrives and steps out of his truck, she is tongue tied. He’s the most gorgeous man she has ever seen. Too bad she swore off sleeping with HOT guests, right? I was sure if I would like this book. There’s a lot of sizzle between two complete opposites that attract and LOL moments. Very entertaining! Looking forward to Ollies story.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily
Brenda Moser
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written book with strong,well developed characters in Eve and Val who have an instant attraction and a hot and steamy chemistry. The author does a great job bringing the story to life with her descriptive writing and detailed scenes. She brings intrigue,humor and tons of steam. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next one.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Sherry Westendorf
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Only problem with that is a burst pipe sends him to her extra bedroom. He is a very hot and sexy alpha male. She thinks she can resist him but with something that hot walking around and one who knows he wants her is not going to happen. Even though they hook up there what happens back in real life with all the other things moving in on them. I loved this. Hot and steamy, dramatic, suspenseful, humorous and so much more. I received a review copy and voluntarily review it.
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Owning a nudist resort can have it's perks especially when a hot athlete lands on your doorstep. Can Eve keep saying no to Val. He keeps telling her he wants to sleep with her. She keeps saying NO. What will it take for her to give in? What happens when the resort gets turned upside down Lol read you will love. Lots of fun antics going on all the time

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Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eve owns a nudist resort even when she doesn’t participate in the lifestyle. When Val the bad boy of the sport of football comes to the resort and his room gets flooded she offers him her spare room. Loved the red hot chemistry between Eve and Val and with the little twists in the story just keeps things interesting.

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Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Eve and Val's story! It a good first story in the new "Au Naturel" series. The story is very interesting and intriguing. I love the characters! Eve and Val are super hot together with off the charts chemistry. Au Naturel, a naturist resort, sounds very interesting indeed. This story is fun with some jealousy, romance, passion, betrayal and great twists. The epilogue looks like the next story could be very promising as well.
Jeanne Richardson
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've read several books written by Anna Durand; she has done a great job at writing a good book; she is becoming one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of books her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

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