Monday, April 15, 2013

The Blackstone Affair by Raine Miller .. Reviews and NEWS!


Raine Miller

Raine Miller

"Raine Miller has been reading romance novels since she picked up that first Barbara Cartland book at the tender age of thirteen. And it's a safe bet she'll never stop, because now she writes them too! Granted Raine's stories are edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave, but to her way of thinking, a hot, sexy hero never goes out of fashion. A part-time teacher and writer of sexy romance stories every other chance she gets pretty much fills her days. She has a handsome prince of a husband, and two brilliant sons to pull her back into the real world if the writing takes her too far away. Her sons know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any, thank God! Raine loves to hear from readers and to chat about the characters in her books. You can contact her at or visit to find out what she's working on now"

(The Blackstone Affair, Book 1)

Naked (The Blackstone Affair, #1)


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…



Short read since its a novella but still very steamy and entertaining. It got better towards the end in my opinion. 

Loved Ethan Blackstone. Other than being an insanely hot alpha male, he was very romantic, sweet, definitely swoony and fucking BRITISH!!!! Enough said with just THAT teeny tiny detail.

Brynne is my type of girl. She's not at all needy or whinny. She's strong and independent. She has a secret from her past which doesn't get fully revealed but we do get some type of an idea of what it might include. 

"Naked" basically ended in a cliffhanger. Which I ALWAYS hate, but this time I sort of expected it would happen. Can't say why without revealing something from the story line, but when you read it, you'll understand what I meant. Even though I was expecting it, it still made me feel the suspense as it worked up to it. 

After more or less 50% of the story, I found that it got better. I never felt truly attached to this novella, not that it wasn't any good, because it really was, but to me, it just didn't become a page turner. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I got interrupted A LOT during reading and feel like I'm sort of in a book funk, but still, just wanted to explain why I didn't give it the complete 5 stars. I still DO recommend you read this.

Starting book 2 now


All In 
(The Blackstone Affair, Book 2)

All In (The Blackstone Affair, #2)


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.



Chapter one starts off exactly where book one ended! Loved that!!! Most sequels give a recap which I'm not particularly in love with since in my opinion, books that are part of a series or trilogy should be read in their corresponding order. So this is a huge yet simple plus for me with "All In" right off the bat. 

This book is in Ethan's POV, except for the prologue which is in Brynne's. 
Ethan is funny, romantic, protective, possessive, dominant, and has a lot of swoon-worthy moments. 

During this book, both characters develop greatly and their secrets get revealed. If I admired Brynne in book one, now after knowing her secret it's safe to say she has become one of my favorite female characters ever. Ultra strong, intelligent, and very talented. 

There are times during this book where I experienced "HOLY SHIT!!!!" and "OH CRAP!!!!" moments which made the story line a page turner. And yes, there are definitely A LOT of those "Mother-of-God-this-is-HOT" moments.. If you get what I mean.. *wink*.

This book did not end in a cliffhanger, thank God, but the way it did end, lets me know there is a lot to come in the third one, "Eyes Wide Open" out this May. There were some things left unanswered and I have to say I have some speculations regarding certain details developed towards the end of this one. 

Overall I give this book 4.5 stars!! 

Very much looking forward for the next book!!!

BUY "ALL IN" --> HERE (Amazon)

Eyes Wide Open

(The Blackstone Affair, Book 3)

Release date: May 14, 2013

Eyes Wide Open  (The Blackstone Affair, #3)


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.

Pre-order "Eyes Wide Open" --> HERE (Amazon)

ATTENTION READERS!!!! The Blackstone Affair Books are also in SPANISH!!!! 

Book 1: Desnuda  (Naked)

Read Spanish Review here

Portada de Desnuda

Book 2: Todo o Nada (All In)

Portada de Todo o nada

Book 3: Sorprendida (Eyes Wide Open)

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My wonderful book buddy and fellow PuertoricanMC, has offered to write reviews for these books in SPANISH!!  *happy dance* 

Stay tuned!!! 

buy the books in Spanish

HERE (Amazon)


Raine Miller Reading marathon beginning May 1st.

Counting down to May 14.. the release of 

"Eyes Wide Open"

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Get Raine Miller's "His Perfect Passion" and "The Undoing of a Libertine" 

HERE (Amazon)


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