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Our Naked Souls

(The Seasons of the Soul #1)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  125 ratings  ·  70 reviews
An all new Stand-alone Contemporary Romance in The Seasons of the Soul Series ...

A bad man once broke me, leaving me trapped in a cage built out of my own shame. Shackled to the bars of the past.
Afraid. Lonely. Unable to move on.
Then, I met him.
Beautiful, intense, and stuck in a cage of his own. He makes me want to live again. I want to save him. I want him to save m
Paperback, 1st Edition, 317 pages
Published November 18th 2020 by Alessandra Vitale Books
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Crystal Bell (Crystal_reads_)
Our Naked Soul is Alessandra Vitale debut, which is such a wonderful book. It’s equally beautiful as it is heartbroken. My advice is to have tissues nearby; you will need them, and go in blind.

Please beware there are some triggers. Very intense,Our Naked Souls is not for the faint of heart. You will feel every emotion.

The book starts in the past of Arabel, after a horrific event in her life. Three years later, in the present, she meets Enzo, and both are instantly attracted to each other. Ne

It's Okay Not To Be Okay
*arc generously provided by the promo team in exchange for an honest review*

This is my first Alessandra Vitale story, and it is also her debut. The prologue gutted me. I felt it all, and I truly wanted our leading lady to survive. To be OKAY again. I didn't know her for long, but I believed that she deserved the best in life. This is a survivor's story, on both ends. The leading man appears as one thing, but, deep inside, he's also hurt. Both characters heal in this s
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my first ARC ever...And it was mind blowing.....The emotions y'all😭I loved how broken the Hero and the Heroine were it made them perfect for each other....i also loved the author's writing definitely looking forward for more of her books..
Not forgetting the Gorgeous cover♥....Go preorder your copy..
Release day November 18..
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book will always hold a special place in my heart. Not only because of the story, but also because of the author and what this book means to her.

ONS is a story about finding yourself and accepting who you are, flaws and all. Sometimes it takes finding your other half, facing your fears and demons together, and healing one another in order to come to peace with the scars of your past.

Alessandra delivered an emotional read about two souls beat up, scarred, and yearning for a match to heal the
Nicole Fiorina
Jul 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Read this back in 2020. I'm biased but this book delivers. Intelligent writing mixed with an emotional and steamy plot. Read if you're a nerd for Tolkien, like the heroine in this book. ...more
Ruth’s Romances
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 “My newfound courage exploded in my mouth as I finally surrendered to the moment—a moment of bliss when everything else was forgotten. There was no past, no future. There was only the present. No one else mattered, only him and me.”

What You’ll Find:
✔️Contemporary Romance
✔️Tortured MC’s
✔️Angst & Emotion
✔️Twists & Turns
✔️Dual POV

Two tortured souls stuck from moving forward from the traumatic events of their pasts. That is until they meet each other. Suddenly they both want more, but can
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
A debut novel. Really? Wow after reading this I’m hoping the author plans to write loads more as this was a brilliant read. As soon as I started reading I was hooked. This storyline is addictive.

Arabel and Lorenzo brought so many emotions out of me. Their story is intense and full of feelings.

This is a beautiful well written story that will stay with me for a long time. There are triggers so may not be for everyone.

Can’t wait to read more from this author.
Ana Manjić
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
True romance story about healing with love.
Two souls with a thorny path to the love they both deserve.

Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mental-health
Our Naked Souls is the first standalone novel in the Seasons of the Soul series and it is also Alessandra Vitales debut book! Thank you so much Alessandra for allowing me the chance to read the ARC of this story in exchange for my honest review. (Content warning provided at the end of the review)

This story is so beautiful to read. It’s painful and it’s heartbreaking and it’ll make you smile and it’ll give you hope! But most of all, it values nurture. As someone who constantly puts others happine
Haley Dauel
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Our Naked Souls is very near and dear to my heart because I'm lucky enough to call @alessandravitale my friend, not only in the bookstagram world but in the real world as well.
Alessandra was sweet enough to send me an early arc of ONS to read and y'all, this book is everything.
I will be honest with you, this book is not for the faint of heart! There are some triggering things in this book, but Alessandra does let you know ahead of time. And I have to say, she did an incredible job at touching on
xxBooksILovexx - Kim
This was my first listen by Alessandra Vitale. And both Ramona Master & Michael Ferraiulo are new to me narrators. Both Arabel & Lorenzo have traumatic pasts that haunt them. They both run from each other & their pasts. Fate brought them together and they worked together to heal. Awesome read! Michael & Ramona did a great job narrating!
Christina Lane
Apr 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Our Naked Souls is a totally fitting title for this one. This was an amazing debut and I definitely can't wait to see what else this author writes in the future. This is a story about two broken souls who are still very much dealing with their pasts. With an instant connection that they can't deny, Arabel and Lorenzo begin to heal one another. Our Naked Souls is heavy from the start and tackles some very sensitive subject matter. ...more
Abby J Capps
Oct 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a story that starts off with two broken souls, navigating their life through their grief, their anger, their fears but morphs into a story of healing, overcoming, THRIVING.

Two people who are more connected than they know find each other and fall in love. The things they both go through are very real and raw. So, it wasn’t always easy. There were set backs. Both fighting against themselves, but ultimately love wins out and it’s beautiful— their love is tulips and sunflowers.

This is Ales
✨Cushin Violeta's Bookish Realm✨(Claudia Cardoz)
Deeply touching.. A gorgeous story of love and triumph over your past monsters ♥️♥️


Warning: This book has some really disturbing scenes of trauma and sexual assault. It's a beautiful story of conquering your demons and living your life happy, but If any of the themes are disturbing or make you uncomfort
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

"There was no doubt Lorenzo was a tortured soul. I wanted to save him. I wanted him to save me."

What an emotional love story of two broken souls coming together to heal each other. This book introduces us to Arabel and Lorenzo. Arabel is trying to recover from a horribly painful event in her past. She meets Lorenzo who is instantly drawn to her. Lorenzo also has secrets in his closet but acknowledges from the first moments that he feels an innate pull to Arabel. Arabel was such a fighte
My Introvert Romance Blog
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Our Naked Souls is a heart-wrenchingly beautiful debut novel from this author who poured her heart and soul into these characters and story.
The story is reflective of an emotional and healing journey for these two characters. Each with past traumas that still affect their present and could threaten their relationship and future. I’m especially in love with the setting and scenery, it’s easy to visualise and I love the family and friendship dynamics- they balance this story so well and of course
Phoenix Mae
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Word cant really describe this book. I wouldn't say this book is a dark romance, but there is some dark situations. If you are looking for HEA it is here, but it took sometime to get there. The ride there though is absolutely perfect. Arabel and Enzo's story is two broken people brought together to creat their own happiness and to heal. This is the first book I've read by Alessandra Vitale but not the last.
Brittnie Becker
Mar 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Our naked souls is about arabel's survival story and her life and road to happiness after surviving an assault and what that looks like to her.

Every broken sad thought to the triumphant ones. And the handsome Enzo who deals with his own grief and loss but in the end it left him with a beautiful child and a story you won't want to miss.

Sometimes the people who are meant for our soul can help us be pushed to healing and sometimes we don't know we are capable all along and I think this story is w
Aug 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Our Naked Souls by Alessandra Vitale is a contemporary romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo and Ramona Master. This is the first book in Seasons of the Soul series and can be read as a standalone.

The book comes with a WARNING: "This book contains mature content, which may be disturbing to some of you. Read at your own risk. It is suitable only for ages 18+."

This is the first book of Alessandra's that I have read and it definitely won't be my last. The book took me
Shawna Jimenez more.books.forever
Do not read anything about this book, do not read the reviews do not read the blurb dive in head first and completely blind. You won’t regret it..

Be prepared to cry and cry a lot!

These two charters are two halves of a whole both had suffered tremendously and both are broken, then they meet on New Years Eve and there is instant chemistry. Both haunted by the past and are just looking for happiness and freedom. The author writes on some sensitive issues and explains them with great tact. The word
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
“I’m a prisioner of a past I can’t escape.”

Our Naked Souls is the first book by the author, Alessandra Vitale, and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. Really, what an amazing book! Characters with traumas to be worked on, with layers to be discovered as the chapters go by, which have a very strong connection/chemistry, which are provocative to each other, and single parent trope? Had gain me all.

“For the last three years, I'd walked around shackled to the event that had changed
Erin Figueiredo
Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreakingly Beautiful Second Chance Love Story!

"To truly know ourselves, we needed to get to know the shadows that lurked at the edges of our light. When we explored our own darkness, the light would taste sweeter than we ever imagined possible."

This is a beautifully written story about letting go of a painful past, giving forgiveness and acceptance in oneself in order to have that second chance that everyone deserves. It is a story that will rip your heart out, over and over again, with all
Boys in Books are Better
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Our Naked Souls is the debut novel by Alessandra Vitale...and I highly recommend she continues writing!

This book is one that will stay with you. It has dark and triggering elements, so please be aware before reading, but if you can handle triggers, I encourage you to read this story.

It has angst and push and pull between the main characters, Arabel and Enzo. Both having suffered, in different ways, and trying to move on from their past, trying to build the courage to move on. It is a story of s
Giulia (g_bookishlife)
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5/5

“I saw heartache as a human right, just like anger, happiness, love and success. And that it was up to us to decide which one would pervade throughout our lives.”

WOW...just WOW!!! This story hit me like a ton of bricks and wrecked me in the best possible way.

Our Naked Souls was such an emotional, heartwrenching and soul touching journey about two broken souls that found the strength to heal each other, move forward and find happiness again.

After experiencing something so traumatic
Sep 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**4.5 Stars**

Wow..... I went into this story completely blind as I do pretty much all books, and once again I have been been truly wowed and impressed. I listened to the audiobook version, which was very well done. This story is raw and heartbreaking and difficult to read/listen to at times, but it was so very worth it.

Arabel has been through an insanely traumatic experience and it is with her all the time. Years later, the memories still haunt her. When she meets Lorenzo, though she is attracte
Beatriz Patricio
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I'm mind-blown. This book was full of such beautiful, haunting words, it gave me the chills. It's a story about pain, trauma, blackness, demons, and how one person can heal you and help you overcome it all. How two souls can connect on such an intimate level and soar together. Both Enzo and Arie suffered, they are haunted by their past, so full of despair to just live again, to be free. Freedom. That's what both searched for every day after their lives were hit with a blackness so thick, th ...more
Sep 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful story....

....I'm going to admit, I've had this book in my library for several weeks but after reading the reviews (I usually just glance at the headings of them!) Anyway, loads were saying it was so sad, and they cried etc, and I thought - why would I read a story that will make me sad? The whole point of reading is to loose yourself, I don't even watch the news or read papers because I don't want sadness!....bla bla blaaaaa!
Well, see all those reviews? Ignore them! I wish I had!!

cassie r pierce
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was a challenge to read.
The challenge was whether to devour it in one sitting or savor it, reading a little bit at a time!

I went with savoring and I was rewarded with the characters swirling around in my head for days.
Early on the character development gives the reader a very descriptive picture of Lorenzo and Arabel - I was hooked on these two from the getgo!
Instant attraction unites them, will their past traumas get in the way of the possibility of everlasting love?
I love that Vitale
Because Butterflies
Sep 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Finally finished this book. I found that it delivered towards the end, even though I found it a bit slow and dragging to start with. At some point all the push and pull(especially Enzo) felt tiring.
Overall, I really liked the writing and the story telling. First book from this author, but definitely not the last. I liked the h much more than the H. I felt myself disappointed and disliking him throughout the book. He was a bit over the top so I just expected better.
The story really picked up th
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"This book is dedicated to every person that has ever been seuxally abused. I believe you. You are not alone." - @alessandravitalebooks

I wanted to add this quotation because I feel it has a substantial opportunity to reach victims of abuse.

#OurNakedSouls tells us that being a victim doesn't end just there but, with endurance can we find our inner strength. I know it sounds cliché but love is a powerful healing agent. Love is power.

An emotional masterpiece ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Alessandra Vitale is an author who hates to talk about herself in third person so…

Hey! I’m Alessandra.
I grew up with the elves and the faeries and I still look for dragons in every land I visit.
I love to write and can’t imagine life without pouring my heart and soul onto a page, physical or digital. I graduated with a degree in psychology, which I didn’t use for long but now helps me write emoti

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