Book Review #66: Naked by Raine Miller

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 07/08/14
My 25th book this year.)

Brynne is an art student. When she has time, she is a photographic model. Her friend and photographer Benny has just produced another masterpiece and is now selling it at a show. The picture is amazing. Modelling completely naked, she has her body arranged in a way so as not to reveal any private parts. The piece is powerful, exotic, beautiful and leaves nothing to the imagination.

Ethan has his eyes on the art piece. Captured by the model, he makes sure he becomes a part of her life. In such a short space of time, he has been mesmerised. Ethan Blackstone knows what he wants and has no intention of giving up what he wants.

With his dominating nature, Ethan, forces his way into Brynne’s world. Overwhelming her, empowering yet not quite bullying her, he somewhat takes control of her life. Leaving only a safe word for her, he cuts her off mid sentence, every time Brynne tries to say something that he doesn’t want to hear.

Life feels so close to perfect, but when pasts come back to haunt them, they find themselves torn. But can they get past the pain and distrust?

My Thoughts:
I adore the name Ethan so I guess I was taking in as soon as I met him. But with such an overwhelming attitude, I wonder how it is possible for anyone to be in this kind of relationship.

Obviously, this book was written for it’s explicit, mind blowing scenes. But they come in bursts, too abrupt and completely out of sync with what is happening.

Brynne is such an irritating character. With a past that haunts her, I can’t believe how she can just fall into bed with Ethan and pretty much forgets to crawl back out unless to offer herself to him again in another room in the apartment or office.

The book was too focused on getting back to intimacy. I much prefer a bit more story and the explicit scenes to be drawn out rather than rushing from start to finish.

The ending was so unexpected that I’m still trying to work out how I feel about it. I definitely want to continue with this series as there is a lot of potential and a lot more security.

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