Series: (The Blackstone Affair #1)
Author: Raine Miller
Pages: 192 pages
Published: May 14th 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Source: From publisher, in exchange of an honest review! Thanks Anneliese!
The first book in the bestselling Blackstone Affair trilogy! 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 successful and charismatic 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.
Naked by Raine Miller was a pleasant discovery. I had the chance to read this wonderful, intoxicating and sensual story and I was amazed by the end masterfully well planned!
Brynne Bennett is a charming and simple woman who studies at the University of Art in London and sometimes is a model for photographers. You learn after a few chapters, that she seems to have a rather disturbing past and she's kind of wounded by it.
At an exhibition, she meets Ethan Blackstone who's buying a picture representing Brynne naked, she's lying on her back, and her legs are in the air. The picture is sophisticated, pure art.
Ethan Blackstone is the president of a security company. Ethan is a rather mysterious man, but he's distinguished, charming, and confident and usually, he gets what he wants. Of course, when it perceives the picture of Brynne, he can't contain himself and buy it. Soon, a single obsession will get into his head: to possess the beautiful ingénue.
I loved the story from the beginning to end; I was captivated by the enigmatic Mr. Ethan Blackstone and the fragility of Brynne Bennett. Hope for love and trust was palpable. My only disappointment was that this story was far too short for my taste, however, now that I know it's a series, it made sure to cheer me up! With such an end, we can only ask for more and read ASAP! And although the author, Raine Miller has succeeded to impress me with a basic storyline, many times taken, she made sure to raise the bar for the next books of the same genre!
Series: Yes! (OMG!!) (The Blackstone Affair # 1)
Stand Alone: This is a series so I guess you can read it as a Stand Alone goal the ending is so shocking that you'll want to read the sequel right away!
Hotness: Ethan, Ethan mysterious...
Proserpine Recommendation: I recommended this book to every romance lovers, but mostly, to Contemporary Romance lovers like That When Things are spiced up! It's a must-try this year! Buy, Borrow, and TBR-pile, surely on your Next-to-read list!
About Raine Miller:
Raine Miller has been reading romance novels since she picked up that first Barbara Cartland book at the tender age of thirteen. And it's a safe bet she'll never stop, because now she writes them too! Granted Raine's stories are edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave, but to her way of thinking, a hot, sexy hero never goes out of fashion. A part-time teacher and writer of sexy romance stories every other chance she gets pretty much fills her days. She has a handsome prince of a husband, and two brilliant sons to pull her back into the real world if the writing takes her too far away. Her sons know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any, thank God! Raine loves to hear from readers and to chat about the characters in her books. You can contact her at email@example.com or visit www.RaineMiller.com to find out what she's working on now