Wednesday, March 20, 2013

BOOK REVIEW...Naked (The Blackstone Affair, #1) && All In (The Blackstone Affair, #2) by Raine Miller

Title:  Naked (The Blackstone Affair #1)
Author:  Raine Miller
Publication Date: August 25th 2012 by Raine Miller Romance
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot: 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…

Title:  All In (The Blackstone Affair #2)
Author:  Raine Miller
Publication Date: November 9th 2012 by Raine Miller Romance
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot: 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.


Decent story line, okay pace, and likable characters.  Lots of steamy smutt sex and Ethan is a total babe/ sex god.

Honestly speaking, I don't get why Ethan who was such a huge playboy pre-Brynne days, gets so hooked on her after just looking at a picture of her.  I mean, I've heard of a thing called "love at first sight" but COME ON. Seriously?! Ethan is so dominant and possessive of Brynne that sometimes I feel as if he's just flat obsessed and would be perfect as a part time stalker since that's how I feel he is to Brynne.  He suffocates her and doesn't let her have space for the most part.

Both characters have tragic pasts and it's interesting toward how it works out in the stories.  Especially when Brynne's past is revealed in book 2.

My Verdict:

I highly recommend if you like books like R.K. Lilley's Up in the Air Series, Jodi Ellen Malpas' This Man Series, and or even Arianne Richmonde's Pearl Trilogy!

I hope in book 3 I hope will reveal Ethan's past as we are only given glimpses of it in book 2. Should be an interesting read and I can't wait!

My Rating:

-Overall : 8
-Plot : 5
-Writing : 7
-Characters : 7
-Cover : 8

Where to get your copy!
Naked: Amazon
            Barnes and Noble

All In:  Amazon
           Barnes and Noble

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