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Naked: The Blackstone Affair, Book 1 | [Raine Miller]

Naked: The Blackstone Affair, Book 1

Brynne Bennett has left scandal in her past and is living the good life. An American grad student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she's getting back on track with lots of hard work and focus on a career in art conservation. When London businessman Ethan Blackstone buys her nude portrait, he wants to possess more than just her image. He wants Brynne in his bed, serving him in every way possible. He has no trouble voicing his desires, and he isn't taking no for an answer.
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Publisher's Summary

The first book in the bestselling Blackstone Affair series.

Naked desire. Secret satisfaction. An affair you'll never forget.

Brynne Bennett has left scandal in her past and is living the good life. An American grad student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she's getting back on track with lots of hard work and focus on a career in art conservation. When London businessman Ethan Blackstone buys her nude portrait, he wants to possess more than just her image. He wants Brynne in his bed, serving him in every way possible. He has no trouble voicing his desires, and he isn't taking no for an answer.

At first his dominant nature captivates her, but it isn't clear if the force of his powerful desire will ultimately awaken or dispel the demons Brynne is carrying inside. There are secrets on both sides of this relationship - huge ones. Can Ethan erase the scars of Brynne's past so that she can reveal her true self to him? Or will the shadows cast by Ethan's own mysterious former life destroy their chance at happiness?

Naked is the sizzling, unforgettable story of what happens when a strong woman meets the one man powerful enough to strip away all her defenses, leaving her standing naked and perfect before him.

©2012 Raine Miller (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 06-24-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 06-24-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "Took my breath away!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Naked to be better than the print version?

    I have not read a print version....loved grace grant's narration!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Naked?

    Her father's voice on the speaker phone answering machine.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The sex scenes were hot and well written....


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I felt so bad at the end.....can't give it away.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a mix of Beautiful Stranger and The Stark Trilogy.....Grace Grant has a fabulous British accent. I will defintely continue on with the series, lots of questions to be answered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tanice BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 06-11-13
    Tanice BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Kind of hot"
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    This book seemed to end to soon and left you wanting more. Do have to say it is a little bit of a typical story line girl meets hot rich and powerful dominate male and he consumes her world. I feel like I can't truly answer most questions based off this book it was a teaser for book two where you might get the answers this one left you with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bishop 13 Redmond, WA 06-10-13
    Bishop 13 Redmond, WA 06-10-13 Member Since 2002

    Mentally tough

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    "Check to see if your reading FSOG...same book!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Develop a believable and likable Hero....Ethan is such a **s, that I kept hoping for his demise.
    Also "power exchange" is becoming a OVER USED theme in erotica/romance novels.


    What was most disappointing about Raine Miller’s story?

    Ethan...not even close to being a believable character. He is a jerk!


    What does Grace Grant and Shane East bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Their performance vocally brings right into the middle of the story.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Greater depth about the relationship. The model used here is nothing but a really shallow shell for just "hooking-up".

    How ever the sexy scenes are very good!


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 06-10-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 06-10-13 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Ok... did not expect this"

    Ok.. what! Did not expect this. I was expecting something like a quick dom taking over a college chick life...but not this. I loved this. I think my intinally impressions was skewed because of dual narration...which was false...b/c this was not dual narration. Shane East only narration the first passage, then Grace Grant narrated the rest of the book, in Byrnne POV. I loved Ethan's character. He was awesome. I can't wait for book 2....

    Great credit...

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 05-20-13
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 05-20-13 Member Since 2012

    Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!

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    "Is this the next 50, sadly no :-("

    This book has many similar elements to 50, the dominant alpha rich man, the girl he can't stay away from and must have, even the you are MINE moment, but as much as people like to bash 50 there was a build up in that story that didn't exist in this one, but for less than 4 hours long what can you expect?

    The steamy scenes were steamy and graphic and there was a lot of sexual tension but ultimately everything came pretty easy and I missed the drama, the intensity, the edge of your seat moments...the rooting for the characters to figure it out already you belong with each other!!!!! Most of that was just missing and it left me with the feeling that I missed 8 chapters or so of the chase.

    Ultimately my rating is a 3.5, I also feel that due to the length it was too expensive, but I did download book two and will likely finish the series, it's just not what I hoped for.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Charlotte, NC, United States 06-20-13
    Susan Charlotte, NC, United States 06-20-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Short, corny, and predictable!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Left me wanting. The author never grabbed me! The ending was so corny!!!! A teeny bopper novel (minus the sex).


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria Prospect Heights, IL, United States 06-18-13
    Victoria Prospect Heights, IL, United States 06-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Terrible"
    What disappointed you about Naked?

    Everything.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something better written.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If it had been on mute.


    What character would you cut from Naked?

    The author.


    Any additional comments?

    Ugh. Simply awful. A badly written rip-off of a Fifty Shades/Crossfire mishmash.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Birmingham, AL, United States 07-29-13
    Donna Birmingham, AL, United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Novella"

    The first book of this "Trilogy" " Naked" is only 3hours & 55min yet still costs $11.87. When I bought this first audiobook I did not notice how short it was. The second book " All In " is 6 hours,11 min.& also costs $11.87. They both have the same release. These 2 books could easily have been combined. If I would've paid more attention to the length / price I would have paid $5.99 each for the ebook instead. That being said, I really liked the characters / story of all 3.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-08-13
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-08-13 Member Since 2010
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    "ok listen"
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    A very short story of three hours only. It seems like they broke a 9 hr. story to three and six just to make the set into a trilogy. The story does not have anything special to offer or any special twists and turns but overall an ok listen. I bought the trilogy set at the same time because of listener ratings and now not quite sure if that was a good idea. R Miller tries to create a story similar to 50 Shades in the hopes of winning readers. Similarities start with both girls posing in pix for a photo gallery. Next, lead female characters from both books are students and to complete this parallelism they both have very wealthy good-looking guys fall for them harder than they do for their men. Lastly, the female characters are both from single parent families and are closer to their dads. Hope the second book does not continue in the shadows of 50 Shades.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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