On the day I turned fifteen years old I knew I loved James Blakney. There was a look in his eye that told me he’d finally noticed I existed in a realm beyond best-friend’s-much-younger-off-limits-don’t-even-think-about-it-little-sister. Call it womanly intuition, despite the fact I was barely qualified for being an actual woman at just fifteen—and only in the biological sense—but still, I knew I loved him.
What I never expected from him was a proposal of marriage nearly eight years later. I know it’s not supposed to be a real marriage, but James is certainly making it feel that way.
He’s also hiding something from me.
But I’ve hidden the truth from him as well.
So many filthy lies.
Outstanding! This books was fantastic! I fell so hard for James Blakney! I had a crush on one of my friends older brothers when I was younger and so this story hit home for me. I loved seeing James & Winter go from friends to lovers in this super sexy storyline. It was also really good to get to see some of the characters from the authors other books (ie. Brooke & Caleb and Ethan & Brynne). I very highly recommend this book!! (And really any book from Raine Miller, she’s a must read author)
P.S. I cannot wait for Lucas’ story!! I really hope there’s going to be one.
The 1st Book in the Series:
Billionaire Caleb Blackstone lives in the glamorous world of wealth and success, with every material luxury. But the moment he sees Brooke Casterley, none of that matters. Caleb is filled with a raw, undeniable need that he can’t ignore…for a girl who is so completely different from everything and everyone he’s ever known.
Only Brooke isn’t looking for love. She knows all too well just how much damage the wrong guy can do. Still, what sane, broke British girl can resist the charms of an incredibly sexy, chivalrous billionaire? What starts as flirtation quickly turns into all-consuming passion. Nothing could have prepared her for the searing heat of Caleb’s touch—or just how much she craves him.
Their whirlwind romance is the stuff of high-society fantasy—but for every moment of pleasure, there is a cost. Past mistakes and tragedy shadow them both…and falling for him might be the kind of trouble she can’t afford.
Loved it!! I was hooked from the first page! Caleb Blackstone is a total gentlemen, which I love, and makes you fall hard for him the instant you meet him. I loved how strong but yet so broken Brooke was. It was wonderful watching her journey. Highly recommend!
Raine Miller is a New York Times bestselling author who likes to write romantic stories pretty much every chance she gets. She has a handsome husband, and two amazing sons to keep her busy the rest of the time. Her boys know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any. Thank God!
Other Books by Raine Miller:
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…
A DEFINITE MUST READ!! I love this book! I fell in love with Brynne & Ethan! Can’t wait for the next one!
The second part in The Blackstone Affair series! Looming danger. A love worth fighting for. A man who’ll go all in.
Ethan Blackstone has a problem on his hands. He’s broken Brynne’s trust and she’s left him. He’s unwilling to live without her and isn’t giving up—he’s dead-set on getting his beautiful American girl back. The passion between them was explosive, but the secrets they hid from each other are dark and chilling and are powerful enough to destroy their shot at a life together. With political threats now directed at Brynne, Ethan is running out of time and he’ll need to gather all his strength and agility to protect her from the dangers that could take her away from him forever. Will Ethan be able to save Brynne from a past that keeps her locked in fear? Will he ever feel the warmth of her touch, the solidity of her trust again? This is a love-struck man who is willing to do whatever it takes to possess the heart of the woman he loves. He’ll go to any lengths to protect her. He’ll go all in.
Here is the fiery story of what happens when two people surrender to a love so great it can heal the scars of the past and give way to a life of pure, rapturous ecstasy.
AMAZING! HIGHLY Recommend this entire series!! I love these books!
The third part in The Blackstone Affair series: A love on the brink of being destroyed. The fight of a lifetime to keep it alive.
Big surprises are on the horizon for Ethan and Brynne as they struggle to adjust to what life has thrown at them. Demons from the past are threatening to destroy the passionate bond they’ve forged despite their vow that nothing will ever keep them apart. A truly devastating loss coupled with the promise of a new hope opens their eyes to what is most important, but is it possible for the lovers to move on from the painful histories that continue to haunt them? A stalker is still lurking in the shadows, plotting evil amidst the distraction of the 2012 Olympic games in London. Brynne and Ethan are on the cusp of losing everything as the stakes rise. Will they yield to circumstances beyond their control or will they give every ounce of fight they have left to save each other and win the ultimate prize of a life together?
Eyes Wide Open is a passion-wrought story that shows us what pure love can achieve when tested and what the heart can accomplish despite danger and adversity.
OUTSTANDING!!! I LOVE this series!!! You HAVE to read these books! Raine Miller Rocks!
The fourth part in the New York Times bestselling series, The Blackstone Affair: A bright beginning for two damaged souls fighting for their hard-won love, and the promise of a new hope to secure their happily ever after.
Fresh from an idyllic honeymoon along the Italian coast, the Blackstones prepare for the birth of their precious baby and the challenges of settling into a new home. But things get complicated when specters from the past reappear to threaten the very foundation of their relationship. Ethan and Brynne will have to fight harder than ever for each other. Rare and Precious Things is the story of two people who both need the other in order to be complete, but learn just how “rare” their brand of love is when they have to risk everything in order to hold onto it.
My Take:Oh my freaking Gawd! This book was pure perfection! It was a brilliant ending for Brynne & Ethan. I loved every single moment of it, but I am also sad that it’s over. I felt like I went through this crazy journey right along with them and now that it’s over I don’t know what to do with myself. If was wonderful getting to see their relationship grow and also them grow as people. They both learned to open up to each other, and that is the key to a good marriage. If you haven’t read this series you are really missing out. I VERY HIGHLY recommend this entire series to any and every one!
Book 5 of The Blackstone Affair continues the story of Ethan and Brynne entirely in Ethan’s pov.
Cherry Girl (Neil & Elaina, #1)
Blackstone Affair spin-off, yet can be a standalone
Elaina Morrison has loved Neil McManus her whole life. She doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t love him. Through heartbreaking tragedy and years of separation, her love holds true…until life stomps all over her heart, shattering her perfect dream, teaching her how hard it is to let go.
Real life doesn’t have anything on romantic dreams though, as these two have learned repeatedly. It sucks big time, leaving painful scars in its wake.
But Neil isn’t giving up. He’s endured years of longing and sacrifice to wait for her. Always a soldier, he knows his way around a battlefield, and winning Elaina is no different. So that’s precisely what Neil is going to do. He’ll go in fighting, and make Elaina see what he already knows.
That she will forever be his Cherry Girl…
Bloody Brilliant! Words cannot express just how much I love this book!! I wish I would’ve read it the day it went live! I fell in love with the characters from the start and felt like I went through their journey with them. I HIGHLY recommend!!!
A Blackstone Affair novel. Spinoff. Book 2 in a series immediately following CHERRY GIRL.
What happens when you want something so badly you believe your life can’t have a happy ending without it? Do you fight on, or do you find the grace to accept what fate offers you?
The story of Neil and Elaina continues as they embark upon their life together, but not without its challenges for the newlyweds.
Priceless (Rothvale Legacy, #1)
Ivan Everley, 13th Baron Rothvale, will tell you himself he’s the LAST person on earth who should have custody over a priceless collection of art, but since when does the irony of life ever fall in line with what somebody wants? Ivan might be a Lord according to British law, but he’s just a regular guy with an appetite for speed…and women…and some dominating kink in the bedroom. Yeah, just a regular guy who happens have Olympic gold medals stashed away in his house. Riiiight. His public profile is merely a sham–his private life a carefully guarded secret borne out of the pain of betrayal. Even his famous cousin, Ethan Blackstone, doesn’t know the whole story about the man he considers a brother.
Lord Ivan has a plethora of problems piled up to his aristocratic eyeballs–that only get more complicated when a beautiful art conservationist shows up to appraise his inherited collection of paintings–but that doesn’t stop him from digging himself in deeper. Nope, not a bit. Once Ivan gets a taste of Gabrielle Hargreave, mistaken identity or not, he can’t think of anything else but how perfect she felt in his arms the night he first laid his eyes on her.
He wants her, and what Ivan wants, Ivan gets. He is Lord Ivan after all. Gabrielle soon discovers that the Dom in him isn’t taking ‘no’ for an answer. But, yet, Gabrielle Hargreave might just teach our discontent lord a thing or two about life, and about himself, and help them both discover the undeniable truth in what it means to find something genuinely…priceless.
Holy smokes this book was HOT! Ivan is a sexy alpha male and Gabrielle is a lady who secretly wants to be bad. I loved the chemistry between these two characters and literally did not want it to end! I cannot wait for the next book My Lord! I HIGHLY recommend you read any and every thing by Raine Miller!
My Lord (Rothvale Legacy, #2)
Done in a master’s hand…
Revealed two centuries after they were created…
A collection of paintings has complicated Lord Rothvale’s life in ways he could never imagine. Actually, make that a beautiful art specialist from the University of London responsible for the complications in his life.
He’s sure about one thing though. Before Gabrielle Hargreave blew back into his sights on a stormy summer night, he never felt this good. She’s turned his world upside down, along with his wounded heart.
But Gabrielle is sporting a wounded heart of her own, and she’s terrified of risking it again on someone like Ivan. Will he hurt her as others have done? Or is Ivan Everley more than just commanding male beauty in a lordly package?
He will tell you he is, and knows how to keep his head in the game when it matters. The truth is clouded for these two and there is trouble afoot, but one thing is certain. Ivan has identified his target, and is determined to take the win—making Gabrielle his one and only Lady Rothvale.
A love beyond any price…
Lives intertwined over the ages…
Discoveries of the heart and of treasures hidden away…
“I want to be your lord and master, Gabrielle.” -IVAN EVERLEY