Naked (Blackstone Affair Series #1)

Naked (Blackstone Affair Series #1)

by Raine Miller
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Naked (Blackstone Affair Series #1) by Raine Miller

The first book in the bestselling Blackstone Affair trilogy! Naked desire. Secret Satisfaction. An affair you’ll never forget.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476735245
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Series: Blackstone Affair Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 286,346
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Raine Miller is the New York Times bestselling author of the Blackstone Affair series: Naked, All In, and Eyes Wide Open. She lives in California with her husband and two sons.

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Naked (The Blackstone Affair, Part 1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 407 reviews.
RenWar More than 1 year ago
Move over Christian and Anna, Gideon and Eva - - Ethan and Brynne have arrived - - with a BANG! What a fantastic beginning to the new series, "The Blackstone Affair", by Raine Miller. Following a life-altering experience Brynne Bennett moves to London to attend University and escape her past. To help pay her bills she does some modeling, which she is quite good at. Her photographer, Ben, has a gallery showing and is exhibiting a large wall hanging of Brynne, in all her glory. Ethan Blackstone, millionaire owner of Blackstone Security, attends the showing and is drawn to Brynne's photo and ultimately buys it for his home. While at the showing he spots Brynne chatting with Ben and follows her out when she leaves. He offers her a ride home and, strangely drawn to him, Brynne accepts. So it begins. We are guided through the fragile beginnings of Ethan and Brynne's relationship and begin to hope for their success. While there are similarities to 50 Shades and Bared to You the characters of Ethan and Brynne are very strong in their own right and you are compelled to learn their individual stories. The last chapters of this book absolutely blew me away! I love Raine Miller's writing style and this book did not disappoint in that area. I finished this book in a day and am anxiously awaiting the release of the 2nd installment, All In.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really?? 106 pages, not even the measly 208 promised? Is this a mistake or just plain ole misleading? Sure wish I'd noticed that this is not a novel, but a NOVELETTE. It should say that somewhere in the synopsis, and shame on me for not noticing before buying. Readers be aware...for me, nothing the author could have written is worth $5.99 for 106 pages and there are many, many similar quality full sized books out there for less. Oh sure, I'll begrudgingly read it anyway, since I coughed up the money, but I'm sure to be left wanting for character development, plot lines and resolution. *Sigh* Unfulfilled, unsatisfied, duped and cheated...the makings of my very own novelette.
DameMargo More than 1 year ago
Naked is a little over a hundred pages and is a fairly fast read. There's not a lot of meat and there's really no emotional engagement until the very end. The author tells us what to feel instead of actually making us feel it. The sex is lukewarm and the London scenery doesn't feel very real. There are broad hints both characters have tragic pasts, but there's not enough of a hook to really make me care. The book ends with a cliffhanger which only makes it more annoying that Part 2 is unavailable. My advice is to save $5.99 for now and try something else. Part 2 may make it worth spending the money later. Frankly there are a lot of free books out there which are better quality and have sequels already available.
Mari_Belle More than 1 year ago
I was thrilled to see Raine Miller out with another book. Her other two are historical romance and this is definitely not in that genre. Goodness this story is smoking hot. I was utterly captivated by Ethan Blackstone and Brynne Bennett from their first meeting at the art gallery, to the final scene which ended with a bang and leaves us aching for Part 2. I will be buying it FOR SURE. If you enjoy well written erotica that has actual characterization and a real story built in to the steamy sexual encounters then this is the series for you to start reading. The Blackstone Affair takes the similar themes in 50 Shades and Bared to You but does it in a new way. I love Raine Miller's version. She set the story in London in present time with the Olympics about to start. Ethan Blackstone is someone I will not forget anytime soon. I want the movie!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book because of the reviews on here and amazon. I was highly disappointed. It is only about 100 PAGES. I dont like buying books and they are so short. This book was boring. It was not exciting or pulled me in like 50 shades or Bared to You. Those books are so much better. This book just took both of those stories and combined them but without all the excitement. This was very disappointing. I found myself shaking my head while reading this. You could predict everything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a rip off of 50 that its comical . The tie , safe word , abuse, stalking millonaire, text mesages I cant even finsh reading this crap
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I totally fell in love with the characters, Brynne and Ethan. Ethan may just be my new fantasy man. Sexy, succesful and dominant. This book was sexy, fun and left me wanting more, more, more! Can't wait for part 2!!!
thebookwormNJ More than 1 year ago
When I saw the blurb for Naked: The Blackstone Affair Book 1, it immediately reminded me of the Fifty Shades of Grey series. As I read Naked, I definitely saw the similarities to Fifty Shades; rich, dominating man who is after a shy, submissive girl. In this first book, Brynne Bennett is an American studying art in London who poses nude to help pay the bills. Brynne has a mysterious past and sees a therapist on a regular basis. Successful, rich, London businessman Ethan Blackstone purchases one of her nude portraits one day and as soon as he sees Brynne, he has to have her. Literally. Ethan is an ex-military hottie who likes to dominate and runs his own elite security business. He's got his own secrets and dark past. I have to say, I found Naked to be highly readable and dare I say it, I think the writing here is better than Fifty Shades. This book is told from Brynne's POV. Oh Ethan! Swoon worthy Ethan. For the most part I liked both Ethan and Brynne's characters. The sexual tension sizzled, sex scenes were hot, the character development was good and the storyline was interesting. There's a supporting cast of characters that add just enough to the plot. I actually read this book in one sitting. Author Raine Miller does a great job with Ethan. I like my heroes to dominate, and he does it well. I also like that he's got a Shakespeare quote from A Midsummer Night's Dream tattooed on his back. "No more yielding but a dream." I liked that Brynne is smart, independent and runs to clear her head. I also like the London backdrop. ..I forged ahead and crossed over onto the Thames path that followed the great river. My iPod helped too. Music had a way of resetting the brain. With Eminem and Rhianna battling out lying for the sake of love in my ears, I kept a steady pace and admired the architecture I passed on my route. The history in such and ancient city as London was vast, yet it contrasted with the bustling, modern world player in a perfect balance. Duality. I loved living here.. p. 12, digital edition quote may differ from final copy... I have two qualms though.First off, Ethan claims he never, ever allows females into his bedroom for sex. However, a few days after meeting Brynne, guess what? He allows her in his bed for hot, dirty sex. I felt that was rushed, I wish the author would have dragged it out just a bit. It would have been better if Ethan and Brynne would have waited a while longer before he ravaged her in his sacred bedroom. My second qualm is a biggie. Unprotected sex on the first date. Ethan wants to go well, raw. Brynne agrees, hey, she's on the pill, so why not? Ethan swears he's clean, he gets tested on the regular. Brynne claims she's clean too. Um, how about saying No glove, no love Ethan! I could have overlooked the rushed sex, but I can't overlook the lack of common sense on part of both these characters. Naked ends on a cliffhanger when Brynne and Ethan have a serious confrontation as a big secret comes to light. You can't finish this book without wanting to read the next in the series, at least I couldn't. This is a juicy contemporary romance and despite the few misgivings I had with the characters actions, I enjoyed it overall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I brought this book because it had a lot of great reviews and was being compared to 50 shades of grey and the crossfire series but honestly this book is nowhere near as good as those book! This book for lack of a better word sucked. For starters its only 106 pages so the whole plot felt rushed and the writing was awful. I got half way through the book before i just couldnt stand to read anymore. I regret buying this book and wish i hadnt brought it on my nook so i could return it.
Nacole More than 1 year ago
I've read all 3 and I can tell you I've been ripped off. There's no reason to pay 5.99 per book except to make money and to make the reader wait. This could have been one book. It reads like it is and the author just chopped it up to make more money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything about this story was rushed. The characters were flat and the story was completely unoriginal. Save your mony for 50 shades or the sylvia day books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writer did a great job of capturing the intense chemistry of these two. I can't wait for part two!
HoneyBlennerhesket More than 1 year ago
I pre-ordered all 3 of the books in this series, hoping to get a post-Fifty Shades fix. After reading Book 1, I canceled my order for the other two. This book was like ClifNotes of Fifty Shades, with all of the good parts removed and a little bit of the Crossfire series thrown in for good measure. I don't recommend it at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not think this book series is worth the money. $5.99 for about 200 pages is crazy! I thought the story was rushed and I never really developed any feelings for the characters. Overall it was a disappointment. Not worth the money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book reminded me of 50 shades at times. It is well written but not as flushed out plot-wise but maybe this is because the book ended so suddenly. Many questions are left unanswered... Wheres the other half of the book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find this book to be a poor imitation of Fifty Shades and Bared To You, and did not even hold my attention half way through.The dialogue is uninteresting, the characters undeveloped, and the situations and scenes lifted right out of those other books.
CnelsonCN More than 1 year ago
Wow!! Thats the first word that came out of my mouth after reading this book. I fell in love from the beginning and was captivated to the very end. I purchased this book tonight and could not put it down until I finished in the wee hours of the morning. I fell absolutely head over heels in love with Ethan and it will be an agonizing wait for the sequel to arrive. Having read and loved Raine's other books, I was sure I would feel the same with The Blackstone Affair, but Raine absolutely blew me away! Such a thrill ride of hotness, romance, and tears. A definite must read!!
MomsTime More than 1 year ago
Yeah exactly, UM WOW!!! Well first of all Raine Miller has made a jump from historical romance to contemporary and what a nice jump she made. I read this book in one sitting. I just could not put it down and then when it ended I kept trying to turn the page, saying to myself "NO it can't be done yet I want more". Ethan Blackstone had me drooling from the start. Brynne is an amazingly strong character, loved her independence and I want to know her secrets. Ms. Miller wove a VERY ENTICING Part 1 and now I am on pins and needles waiting for Part 2.
Hawaiianwahine00 More than 1 year ago
This is a must read series that will have you falling in love with Brynne and Ethan. I love this story and Raine Miller has done it again with this series. Can't wait to get my hands on book 2 gurly you left me all antsy for more. A must read for me I loved it and would take this over 50 shades which is still good just from a different angle. Ethan and Brynne story starts off sweet and then BAM hot and steamy, really steamy! At the end of this book I almost wept to be left waiting for the next book but you get a sneak peek to part two!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED the book! Can't wait till part 3
SonyaPM More than 1 year ago
This was the best book. If people liked fifty shades, they will love this one. I think it is just as good, if not better. I wish they would publish all the books in one (paperback) because I would love to own it. Can't wait for part 3. Parts 1 & 2 were so good, I couldn't put it down.
maggielane More than 1 year ago
Oh where to begin. I so loved this book Brynne and Ethan are so meant to be together. She has skeletons in her closet as he does also. And lets talk obbsessed oh my he is, im talking right up there with Mr.Grey and Mr.Cross. Cant wait to see how there relationship plays out in book 2 All In. I recommend this book it was a fabulous read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept my heart racing from beginning to end. Yes there are similarities to 50 Shades of Grey, but that's not a bad thing. The sex scenes are some of the steamiest I've read and I can't wait to read the next book to see what happens. My only complaint is that it's a really short book and I wish it were longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
but I feel this book earned it. It's a short book so you can blow through it fast. I was pretty well sucked in from the beginning. The book was sexy, steamy but still had a good story line and I liked the characters. I couldn't wait to read book 2. I'm hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great, short read! HOT, STEAMY & SUSPENSEFUL! Looking forward to book #2.