Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
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…
Magnificent! Raine Miller did a fabulous job telling this story. There is a perfect blend of balancing the story, including BDSM elements, and the development of the characters. And while the BDSM elements were present here, they are not the main focus so that anyone can read this and enjoy it.
Naked was as good (or better!) than any drama on TV. It was fast paced even though the story was a short 141 pages. The characters Raine Miller created were complex with each having faults and problems but without being overly dramatic. The one down side is the story is not finished because this was just the first part. I can’tw ait to read the next installment to see what happens.
Reviewed by Melissa