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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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Wow!!!!! I'm speechless.

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!

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

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So worth it!!! (Thanks audible reviewers)

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.

34 of 40 people found this review helpful

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  • donna
  • Amarillo, TX, United States
  • 03-30-16

Just ok

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Part of a book

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.

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  • Chris
  • United States
  • 05-11-13

Sexy, Erotic Story

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.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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SENSATIONAL

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.

21 of 28 people found this review helpful

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Why?

I found this short novel profoundly shallow. No signs of real human beings. One dimentional, non-humoristic adult cartoon. Terrible brit-english narration.

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  • Yvette
  • GILBERT, AZ, United States
  • 07-17-14

SEXY BRIT FINDS HIS BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN GIRL

OMG, I've had this book in my wish list for ages….why the heck had I not read/listened to it sooner???? I suppose with the cover, I assumed this would be a very blatant, porn-like relationship???--I'm not even sure why, but I prefer sweep-me-off-of-my-feet romance that is subtle, but strong. And, oh did this wonderful, little sexy book deliver (it was nothing near to my first assumption)!

First, let's talk about the prologue narrated in Shane East's masculine, gorgeous, deep voice with his caressing British accent….OMG….It's like melted butter over a warm pastry…SUMPTUOUS!! Shane East is an excellent narrator, even if he only narrated for the prologue. Grace Grant did a great job as well, as she narrated for the rest of the book.

I loved the intensity of the romance and love affair between Ethan Blackstone and Brynne Bennett. Ethan is a millionaire and owner of Blackstone Security, and Brynne's father, as a friend called up a favor asking for Ethan's help to protect his daughter who was in danger. Ethan was busy and hesitant at first, until he received her picture……

"That picture changed everything. I was not the same after I saw it and I couldn’t go back to the man I’d been before seeing it either. Not after we met that night on the street. My whole world altered because of a photograph. A photograph of my beautiful American girl (Ethan Blackstone)."

Ethan's need, longing, craving, desire, and pull toward Brynne is astronomical. I mean it's off the charts, and I love it when a playboy/rogue can get roped in with that one woman who will come to mean everything to him. Ethan definitely falls for Brynne hard and fast (well, I suppose pun intended since it's accurate.…LOL). Brynne, herself is sweet, smart, and a survivor of a devastating tragedy. We don't find out what that tragedy is, but the reader is aware of how impacting and damaging it was to Brynne's psyche and ability to trust men. But, when Brynne meets Ethan at a gallery showing where he bought her picture, they were destined to be inseparable…mainly due to Ethan's persistence. Needless to say, the chemistry between the leads is ON FIRE and consuming. It was great to see the steps Brynne took in trusting Ethan and her comfort level when spending time with him.

I have to mention that her dad, in particular, was kind of interesting. I mean, he is protective of Brynne, but then again he encourages her modeling (nude modeling) and sends the main nude, but tasteful picture of his daughter to Ethan when asking him to protect Brynne. LOL…I just found that to be an interesting combination…protective dad, but proud of his daughter's nude pics…Well, he is definitely one very supportive parent, and Brynne really needed that since her mother left much to be desired.

The ending was what I expected, as a secret comes out that causes that delicate infrastructure of trust between Brynne and Ethan to fracture. So, it's an automatic download for the second book in the series….I'm going to devour this series and I'm so happy that all of the books in this series are out for my delectation.

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 07-03-13

Love At First Sight

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.

9 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • janice
  • Arcadia, MO, United States
  • 06-02-13

Great first book to an excellent series!!!

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!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Cleon W.
  • 09-04-13

Same old same old...

Any additional comments?

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'...<br/>Where have we heard that before?<br/>OK, he only threatens to spank her, but that, and the names of the main characters are about the only differences from the 'original' <br/>Is it good? Yes, I suppose so.<br/>Is it original? No.<br/>Will I be paying for the rest of the series? Sorry, no.

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  • 07-27-13

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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  • Jenny
  • 05-24-16

Great story

Loved the story. Enjoyed occasional humour.
Great narration by Shane East.
Would recommend.
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