I really enjoyed Naked Venom! It's the first book I've read by these authors and I was quite impressed! Iâ€™ll definitely be looking for more of their works.
My only negative comment would be that some of the chapters seemed to be rushed, with events moving along a bit too fast and the scenes sometimes ending rather abruptly. It would have been nice to have the pace slowed down a bit and certain parts more fleshed out. But despite that minor quibble, the story did flow rather nicely with not a single dull spot! I was hooked from the very beginning and found that I couldn't stop until it was finished. I ended up reading the whole story in one sitting!
Naked Venom is categorized as Science Fiction, but it also has a dash of Fantasy elements, which I loved! The plot is ripe with palace intrigue revolving around the murder of the AEssiryan King, and at the heart of it all is a subtle romance/attraction between the two main characters, Harlan and Gavin. I liked Harlan very much! She was such a sensible woman with an admirable inner strength and an engaging personality. Gavin was quite the annoying bastard at times, but funnily enough, that's part of what made him so intriguing! The sexual tension and verbal sparring between the two of them was just wonderful, and very humorous in parts!
The supporting characters were also very intriguing, Titan and Molitov in particular I really hope we get to see and learn more about them in future installments of this series! There were also several things left unanswered and/or unexplained in regards to both Harlan and Gavin's past which I'm hoping will be revealed in the sequel. Even though things are wrapped up nicely at the end, there is still a definite sense that the story is not yet finished and there is more to come. Harlan and Gavinâ€™s relationship seems to be just getting started and I canâ€™t wait to see how things will play out between the two of them! Harlan will not be wooed easily (you go girl!) and if Gavin hopes to have any chance with her, heâ€™ll need to change his dastardly ways! :D
Overall, a very enjoyable read, and one that I would definitely recommend! I rate it 4/5 stars. :)