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
What a great listen! In a similar vein of FSOG, Bared to you, etc. etc. this book was delicious. It's a quick listen so things get straight to the point. I would be remiss not to immediately mention that two seconds in when the male narrator Shane East began speaking I knew this was going to be a scorcher! Grace Grant is good too, but I can't wait to get to book 2 when it's all Shane. I already am intrigued by the characters, especially Ethan---yummy! This seems to be the beginning of a dramatic romance, and I am HOOKED. I listened to this practically in one sitting. As it was coming to the end as I prepared to leave for work, I was almost late leaving because I HAD to immediately buy books 2 & pre-order 3 so my listening wouldn't be interrupted!
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
WOW! This is why I love audible! I never would have bothered with this book (due to the price and length) but thanks to the reviewers I follow I took a chance! THANK YOU fellow listeners....this one was perfect! And so worth the credit! I loved it so much I already downloaded the 2nd and pre-ordered the 3rd.
I have read both books in the series and waiting for book 3 Eyes Wide Open which I have pre-ordered. I'm not going to give you a synopsis of the story line you can read that your self. If your not into erotic sensual dominate males this is not for you, those that are it lovely to hear story come to life with Grace Grant narrating their story Brynne Bennett and Ethen Blackstone. Looking forward to book 2 All In when it's available to download.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
I loved this book. It has everything I enjoy in listening to an audio book. I'm immediately going to listen to the next book in the series!!!! LOVE IT. So you know I'm going to say this one is totally worth the credit or purchase price. Just be warned you will have to get the next book in the series.
Give me a Hot Sexy Book, with a good story to listen to, have that "OH MY" sigh, Love most of what I have, but want more. Tell me it ALL!
This is starting to be a great top ten!!
It had everything I wanted, A story line, suspense, intrigue, great sex, (who don't like that in a love story..hey, hey!!!) And an ending that had me wanting more. So I got the second book, Up until wee hours of the morning until it was finished. Loving this so far. Thanks for the reviews for those that I follow, You talked me into it and I can't thank you enough. LOVE IT Was said for the time limit. Wanted more to have to hang on to. but have the second one now and beginning to hear his POV.. Can't wait..
For me..it was her coming to his office for the first time.. but then later I found out why he was in such a hurry to find out where she was at. and how the office was looking at her and they were happy he had someone. . Shame, shame, he should of told her in the beginning how you came into her life. And oh the Mexican dinner was cute also..
Yes, but I would of listen to all of this one for 9 hours.. As soon as I ordered it, I noticed the time and it pains me that one credit was only for a few hours. Then after listening, heck I may of paid for it.. It's so worth it.
OH My goodness this was a good listen. I am really starting to love this narrator. I have listened to her in a couple of my other fav's and she does a UK or Irish man;s voice well now. Beautiful Stranger comes to mind. . She has really fined tuned those skills.. Now I am about to listen to his POV. Can;t wait to here his,, Also just to get you started here, They fall for one another fast, and it's a good thing, She needs him to protect her not only from what is going on around her in London,( the 2012 Olympic are beginning to ramp up) but in her past.. (They all have a horrid past, but in some sort of way, don't we all?) But he is so good, kind lovable and good looking to boot. So now they are on the they..traveling in part to a great and healthy relationship on all accounts when a strange phone call comes when they are ...well... about to have desert or even lunch and she finds out he is not who he says he is..or rather, he wan't completely honest with her on what he does OUCH,, that hurt..but she is crazy about him...This is going to be a great book and hopefully at the end of all of this..I won't be saying, this sounds so familiar.. The love scenes in this book are wonderfully yummy.. love it so far.
I purchased this book series on Kindle and loved them...and when I saw they were available on audible, I didn't waste one minute buying them!!!! I loved them the first time on Kindle and they were even more amazing on audible!!!! I love Ethan Blackstone!
well this was my first audio book so I can't compare.
it has a "50 shades of grey" and "bared to you" vibe, because it has the elements of a strong business man, and a normal girl who is beautiful (but who doesn't know it). They are initially strangers but are drawn to each other, have hot sex, discover each others inner demons and fall in love.
I actually don't really like Grace Grant's voice, I picture Byrn as young and beautiful but Grace's voice does not really capture it, and I was hoping that Shane East(mans voice) would read Eathan's part but he just reads the prologue and Grace does an annoying job of deepening her voice for Eathan's character. But I love the story and I have learned to tolerate her voice.
not at first but as soon as Ethan Blackstone laid eyes on Byrn it got so good.
I heard the 2nd book is so good,
It was well worth the distraction. The narration was great, good story with well heated scenes.
Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.........
Yes, this store is a combination of Fifty Shades + Bared to you! I did like the store, however I felt that it was rushed. The book definately should have had more substance and it was too short.
I was so bored with this, I returned it. I wasn't even going to bother with a review, but I feel like there are too many people - obviously - who don't like to be negative and so all you get are fawning reviews from the easily impressed. I mean, that's my best guess.
I liked Fifty Shades, but this wanna-be, copy-cat really lacked the depth, character development and plot that Fifty had - and since the latter wasn't exactly great literature, that's saying a lot.
It was weak when the heroine's impression and inner dialogue told me that the "hero" was "dominate" before she had a real reason to think so. I guess we were just supposed to know from all the other similarities to Fifty...
There seem to be so many knockoffs of popular books... and I, like others, go looking for for another compelling read in the same vein, but all too often are disappointed.
"Same old same old..."
Let me see... Impoverished student meets 'drop-dead-gorgeous' billionaire who takes complete control of her life. She can't get enough of him, and he of her; his manhood is always monstrous and hard as iron; he only needs to touch her and her panties (if she is wearing any) are almost washed away in a tidal wave of her juices and every orgasm she has is 'the best she has ever had'...
Where have we heard that before?
OK, he only threatens to spank her, but that, and the names of the main characters are about the only differences from the 'original'
Is it good? Yes, I suppose so.
Is it original? No.
Will I be paying for the rest of the series? Sorry, no.
"Naked does exactly what it says on the tin."
Brynne's character is charming and lovable. It lacks depths but this book makes up for it in excitement. Blackstone's infatuation with Brynne will make you want to come back for more. Steaming romance that will get you hot and bothered in no time.
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