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.
It was way too rushed for me with poor character development. Even if it is a series this first book did not have enough substance. If an author wants to entice readers to continue then you need to care enough about the characters to want to know more. Too bad
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.
It is like the first 1/4 of a book. You get the characters, introduction of the conflict (does he love her or is it the job?!?!) then it ends.
I found this short novel profoundly shallow. No signs of real human beings. One dimentional, non-humoristic adult cartoon. Terrible brit-english narration.
This book would have been 5 stars except it moved way too fast and was too short. The beginning needed to be developed more. I like to get to know the characters first, which is why I don't like movies.
I enjoyed the whole series. But then I love Shane East's voice, too. Overall the book was good. Big twist. The UK "Shades of Grey" would have been a good title, but the female lead has more depth than that of Shades.
The sex is far more graphic and doesn't really add to the story. The story was too short, but then it set the author up well for series sales.
Overall, the first book draws you in and makes you want to know what happened and what will happen.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
I purchased this book based on the reviews and wasn't disappointed. Ethan and Brynne were unforgettable, the story was intriguing, the romance was good, old-fashioned loving (while still on the hot side). The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because of the serialized feel to it. The book was too short and I feel should have been combined with book 2. Having said that I am totally captivated by the story and listening to book 2 now. The sex scenes are really hot and the narration is fantastic.
"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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