Naked Alliances: A Richard Noggin Novel (The Naked Eye Private Investigator Novel Series, #1) by S.K. Nicholls



The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(by Goodreads)

A riveting romp through Central Florida, Naked Alliances air-drops you into the seedier side of Orlando that the amusement park industry tries to keep under wraps.

When a young immigrant woman and an exotic dancer are fleeing men with guns and have no place to hide, Richard Noggin, P.I., can’t turn his back on them, even if helping them makes him a target.

Richard plans to impress an aspiring politician by taking on a big white-collar case with the potential of getting him off the streets and into air-conditioned offices. Instead, he’s handed a cold case and quickly finds himself sucked into a shadowy world of sex, secrets and…murder.

Marked for a bullet and stretched thin by his investigations, he reluctantly teams up with the unlikely, brassy custodian of the young woman on the run. With bodies piling up, they go undercover in a nudist resort, determined to catch the killer and bring down the mastermind of the Alliance before someone else dies. From the dark corners of Orlando’s Little Saigon, to the sunny exposure of Leisure Lagoon, the Naked Eye juggles to keep his balls in the air.

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Private Investigators
Series: The Naked Eye Private Investigator Novel Series, #1
Length: 235 pages
Release date: 2016-09-23



“Brandi, what time is it?”

“You sound like you had a long night. It’s noon. How’s our little girl?”

“I took her out to Bithlo, with your boyfriends on my tail firing shots.”

“That doesn’t sound good.”

My Opinion

This book introduces you to Richard Noggin, P.I. On his way to a business meeting, he comes across two women in distress.

With Naked Alliances, S.K. Nicholls has created a fast-paced story; a story that is dark and fun at the same time. It is a compelling read, drawing you close to Richard and Brandi. S.K. Nicholls paints a clear picture of Richard’s mind while the story evolves. Richard and Brandi are highly likeable, he is of sufficient depth, this especially applies to Brandi, and also to the other characters – depending on their relevance. Despite the serious topics of a murder that happened 10 years previously and the current crimes, the story has fun moments. The story comprises Richard and Brandi’s plot lines, comprises interesting turns, and has an amazing flow.

This is a book for you if you like fast-paced PI stories, fun moments, do not mind nudity, or brief brutal scenes, and if you like highly believable characters.

I read this book twice; enjoying the second time as much as the first.

Highly recommended!

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Suspenseful, dark, fun
Pace Fast
POV Third person – past tense
Language 😳
Violence 😳 – 😡
Sexual content 😡


About the author

S.K. Nicholls is author of Naked Alliances, Book One in the Naked Eye Series. Her family owns and operates a nudist resort located in Central Florida, Cypress Cove. She has a deep understanding of the lifestyle choice and how it harbors clandestine elements of intrigue and fascination. Social issues are at the forefront of her writing that is touched with a humorous edge. She lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband, Greg. When she’s not writing, she can be found tracking down Snorlaxes, wandering city parks with the homeless, or sipping margaritas on the bow of a boat.

Connect with the author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Naked Alliances?  Or – if you did not yet read Naked Alliances – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂






25 thoughts on “Naked Alliances: A Richard Noggin Novel (The Naked Eye Private Investigator Novel Series, #1) by S.K. Nicholls

  1. Reblogged this on S.K. Nicholls and commented:
    Karen Obelaender (I love how her name rolls off my tongue like I’m speaking a foreign language) has a wonderful five star review on Naked Alliances. Drop by and see what she has to say.

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