Monday, January 28, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - NAKED by RAINE MILLER - THE BLACKSTONE AFFAIR # 1 - ATRIA BOOKS - 4 STARS!!

By: Raine Miller
Published By : ATRIA BOOKS
Released : Available Now
Details: Net Galley for review, Digital, 134 Pages

RATING: 4 SMEXI START TO A SERIES STARS!!

Blurb : Goodreads

Brynne Bennett is living the good life. An American art student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she’s putting her life back on track with school and lots of hard work. When ultra successful London businessman, Ethan Blackstone, buys her nude portrait, he isn’t taking ‘no’ for an answer. He wants Brynne in his bed and makes plans to keep her there no matter what. His dominant nature captivates and ensnares despite the demons she carries inside her. But there are secrets in this relationship. Huge ones. Can Ethan free Brynne from the past that has marked her? Will Brynne let him or will the specters tormenting her resurface to destroy them both…

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle: 

The setting is London , May 2012.

It took just one phone call from an old acquaintance to change Ethan Blackstone’s life, and..... “A photograph of my beautiful American girl.”

The title is very apt. It means different things.

Brynne Bennett is a nude model and an art conserver. She takes Ethan’s breath away. They both have skeletons rattling about in their closets. Nightmares fill their nights. They both hold secrets close to their heart. Fear keeping them under wraps.

Ethan , the goatee wearing, dead smexi, ex Military Special Forces, who now has his own Vip Security company, security for Government and private international patrons, has decided Brynne is his.

He is playing for keeps.

He knows how to talk dirty and make it sound clean.

Will Brynne let him in? Can Brynne let him in after everything she has been through?

Is Ethan’s character like the other books doing the rounds at the moment? Yes and no. He is not a billionaire. He has a trauma to deal with. Hell, I would not be able to deal with what he went through. No, it is not what you think. He is self made. I love his family roots he comes from. They are down to earth, every day roots. You are going to have to read , ‘All In’ to read about Jonathan. I love Jonathan Blackstone.

Is he dominant? Yes and no. He knows when he is playing with fire, he knows when he needs to let that fire cool off. He knows not to push. But when he is allowed, given permission to, when the trust is there...... * fans one self and blushes*.

The sub characters are all great. They add to the story.

This is a great start to this series, a relatively short start. The pace is fast and the pages turn. You will want this book to be longer, yet at the same time, Raine achieves a lot in this installment. She gets the reader curious, wanting to know more. Raine has us invested in Ethan and Brynne. We connect with these two people and want them to work.

We want to know their secrets.

You will be shocked!

Guess what? ‘All In’ was even better, and yes, the title is very apt. 

Expect the heat around you to be turned up as you read these pages...... Ethan aims to please.


FAVE QUOTE: 

I swallowed again. “Why do you care so much?”

“Because I don’t want anything to happen to you? Because those heels look lovely at the end of your legs but will be hell to walk in? Because it’s dangerous for a woman alone at night in the city?” His eyes flicked over me. “Especially one that looks like you.” That mouth of his turned up just slightly on the one side again. “So many reasons, Miss Bennett.”

“What if you’re not safe?” He raised an eyebrow at me. “ I still don’t know you or anything about you, or if Ethan Blackstone is your real name.” Did he just give me a look?

“You have a point in that. And it’s one I can rectify easily.” He reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a driver’s licence with the name Ethan James Blackstone clearly printed on it. He handed me a business card with the same name and Blackstone Security International Ltd. engraved on the cream cardstock. “You may keep that.” He grinned again. I’m very busy at my job , Miss Bennett. I have absolutely no time for a hobby as a serial killer, I promise you.”

I laughed , “Good one, Mr Blackstone.” I put his card in my purse. “All right. You can give me a ride.” His brow shot up again, and I got the sideways grin again too.


Michelle







6 comments:

  1. Weeeee! Glad you loved this book. I absolutely fell in love with Ethan Blackstone. He's possesive and dominant but not to the extent where Brynne felt like she had no control at all. I think you'll love book 2. Some folks didn't like reading about Ethan being vulnerable. I absolutely love strong male characters but I loved seeing them feel vulnerable as well.

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    1. Hey Deb, I read it straight after and really loved it. I liked being in Ethan's head and I think that made the story have its difference. Sometimes Ethan reminded me a bit of Bones from Night Huntress the way he loved Brynne and talked. :)

      Woot!

      michelle

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  2. This isn't usually my type of book, but this definitely does sound intriguing :)

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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    1. Hi Jesse,

      I dabble in the extra naughty books here and there and I enjoy reading in this genre when it is done right. When there is story attached that has a good plot. I am reading all over the place at the moment in every genre. I am quite enjoying exploring them all and the authors attached to them:)

      Thanks for dropping by!

      Michelle

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  3. Oh its short! I thought this wad a full length novel

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    1. No but don't let that deter you Miss B. Nice and quick read. Book 2 is longer :) Ethan is worth a read:)

      Mich

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