Friday, January 8, 2021

Release Day & ARC Review- My Lord (Rothvale Legacy, #2) by Raine Miller

Title: My Lord (Rothvale Legacy, #2)Author: Raine Miller
Publication Date: January 8th 2021 by Raine Miller Romance
Plot: Priceless paintings…
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. Yet the truth is clouded for these two and there is trouble afoot... as well as an artfully intriguing mystery.

But Ivan is certain about one thing. He 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…

**This is Book 2 of a duet. Read PRICELESS first. You have been warned. xo

 My Review 

Like many of you, I’d originally long given up on this series. But low and behold, one day on my Amazon recommended pre-orders this book showed up-- and let me tell you, it was one hell of a welcome surprise!! Author, Raine Miller delivered!!



I’ve been married to Raine Miller's books ever since Ethan and Brynne and have racking my brain for 6 long years of where Brynne’s bestie, Gabrielle “Gaby” Hargreave, and Ethan’s cousin, Lord Ivan Everley, 13th Baron Rothvale’s, story may go. That’s how imprinted these characters were in my heart.♥

Now after a long drought, My Lord will finally be released and I couldn't be happier to get my grabby hands on it!!


My Lord takes place right after Priceless with Ivan asking Gaby to be his submissive and Gabby gaining sole, exclusive access to Ivan’s private art collection in his house. 

My Lord explores more of Ivan and Gaby's decadent relationship, with them learning more about each other and waltzing into uncharted territory for them both. 

It also unwinds more on Ivan’s backstory, not so much Gaby's, shedding more light on Ivan and even bringing forth a past adversary looking to destroy everything that Ivan holds dear. 

This definitely anted up the stakes toward Ivan coming into terms of his feelings for Gabrielle and where she placed in his heart. Is she just his latest obsession or is she something more?

What Ivan does know, is that she is his. His beautiful, exquisite, priceless artifact that he has no plans to share with anyone...Someone, he could not and would not get away. He was her lord, and she his lady, and he would not rest until he made sure that all obstacles and dangers would not come in the way toward protecting what is his.

“Gabrielle was the one exception….With her, the words were necessary. I needed to hear them because if she used them on me...then it made her….my lady.”

“I had plans to win her heart and make her mine.”


#MY THOUGHTS: Hands down, a worthwhile awaited wait from author Raine Miller! Ivan and Gaby complimented each other so well! They were each other’s ying and yang. 
And don’t even get me started on their sex scenes!! Woah!!


Ivan. That man is sex on legs! I enjoyed his forwardness with Gabrielle, even if he didn't feel like he deserved her. He was a gallant and unapologetic character that went against his solitude nature and turn over ever he's over known just to be with Gabrielle.

"I don't deserve her, but even so, I'm taking her."

I loved seeing his Dom side. But I also loved seeing his vulnerable side. He felt very well written and balanced.

“She’d done some….to my heart. Made it vulnerable again. The one part I did not care for at all.


As for Gaby, she was the biggest enigma to me even as the story was being told by duo (hers and Ivan’s) character views. She, I couldn’t help but wonder over and over, what happened that she would never want to return to the United States? What shame does she carry that bars her from ever wanting to set foot on American soil again? Awww, ssoooo many questions…


“And right now, for our immediate future in this room together, he would be my lord.”

That all said, oddly enough, some of my guiltiest pleasures from this read were not only the main characters, Ivan and Gaby, but also the paintings themselves. They were depicted so vividly and beautifully. Almost like poetry. The art subject (whom I will not divulge of who/what it was) of a lot of those said paintings, felt as if she was brought to life in front of my eyes and made Ivan’s and Gaby’s love story even more beautiful and breathtaking for me with her character’s story tie-ins. If you don’t get what I mean by this, make sure you cover all of author Raine Miller’s books related to this series before you jump into Priceless and My Lord. It makes the books not only easier to follow along but more meaningful for fans of this series.

ALL IN ALL? One click this gem now!!!

“This amazing connection the two of us had found together in the magical land of Donadea, in a castle filled with priceless treasures, hidden away in an enchanted mist where nothing from the outside could break through the magic protecting it.”

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 About the Author 


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 former teacher, she's now writing sexy romance stories full time. 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 sign up for updates and her newsletter with links to upcoming books. Also, you can text RAINE to 96000 if you prefer.

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Book Review- Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons #4) by Julia Quinn


Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons #4)

Author: Julia Quinn
Publication Date: July 2nd 2002 by Avon
Plot: From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the fourth novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix.

Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London . . .

Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . . . and fears she doesn't know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought of as nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can't seem to publish an edition without mentioning him. But when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same—especially Penelope Featherington! The girl who was always simply there is suddenly the girl haunting his dreams. When he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat— or his promise of a happy ending?

This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.

 My Review 

Colin and Penelope!!♥♡ 

I just finished the Netlix series,  Brigerton, which focuses on Colin's younger sister, Daphne, and got so obsessed with Colin and Penelope that I jumped the gun and skipped all previous three installments just to read their story right away!

If you're like me and have watched the Netflix show then have no fear. You will have no issues following along with what Bridgerton had left you. Like the series, Colin leaves London to go traveling. When he comes back, it is now about a decade later (since Penelope is now 28 years old and Colin 32) then this is where our story begins.

So, Colin and Penelope. 


Penelope Featherington had fallen in love with Colin just short of her 16th birthday and has held a torch for him ever since. The problem is, he only sees her as his little sister's best friend--- not to mention, Colin had even declared outright (okay, only to his brothers, that is) that he would never see Penelope as his potential bride.

Will time and distance turn over a new leaf for this unlikely duo? After all, it is Penelope, the short, chubby girl that was always there but never seen. At least, not to Colin, now London's most eligible and sought after bachelor.

After returning from Greece, Colin picks up his previous friendly rapport with Penelope EXCEPT things feel much different than they did before. Now seeing Penelope in a new light, will Colin come to term with his budding feelings for her? And will Penelope ever get the happily ever after she's wanted with the man of her dreams?

#Over all, a super cute, and witty romance with the right amount of steam to have you salivating over the third Bridgerton brother and his lady love! 

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 About the Author 


#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don't read (or write) romance, and and if you watch reruns of the game show The Weakest Link you might just catch her winning the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code.

A graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, Ms. Quinn is one of only sixteen members of Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into 32 languages, and she lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

The Bridgertons, her popular series of historical romance, is currently in production by Shondaland as a Netflix original series starring Julie Andrews, Phoebe Dynevor, and Rége-Jean Page.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Release Blitz Promotion & Giveaway!- Twisted Pride (The Camorra Chronicles #3) by Cora Reilly

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  Remo Falcone is beyond redemption. As Capo of the Camorra he rules with a brutal hand over his territory – a territory the Chicago Outfit breached. Now Remo is out for retribution. A wedding is sacred, stealing a bride sacrilegious. Serafina is the niece of the Boss of the Outfit, and her hand has been promised in marriage for years, but kidnapped in her wedding dress on her way to church by Remo, Serafina quickly realizes that she can’t hope for saving. Yet, even in the hands of the cruelest man she knows, she is determined to cling to her pride, and Remo soon understands that the woman at his mercy might not be as easy to break as he thought. A ruthless man on a quest to destroy the Outfit by breaking someone they are supposed to protect. A woman intent on bringing a monster to his knees. Two families that will never be the same.


“Are you ignoring me?” Remo asked from close behind me, and a small shiver shot down my spine.
“Does that ever work?” I said, wishing my voice came out stronger, but it was already a fight forcing those four words out of my tight throat.
“No,” Remo said. “I’m difficult to ignore.”
Impossible to ignore. 
“Turn around,” Remo ordered.
I didn’t move, focusing on the gray stone in front of me. It wasn’t only an act of defiance. My legs refused to move. Fear kept me frozen, but Remo didn’t need to know that.
His hot breath ghosted over my neck, and I closed my eyes, wedging my lower lip between my teeth to stifle a sound. “Open disobedience?” he asked in a low voice. His palms pressed down on my shoulder blades, and I almost crumpled under their weight, even though he didn’t put much pressure behind the touch.
“On second thought,” he said gently. “This position works well too.”
The soft clink of a blade being unsheathed made me jump. Remo braced himself to both sides of me, a long dagger in one hand.


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  Cora Reilly is the author of the Born in Blood Mafia Series, The Camorra Chronicles and many other books, most of them featuring dangerously sexy bad boys. Before she found her passion in romance books, she was a  traditionally published author of young adult literature. Cora lives in Germany with a cute but crazy Bearded Collie, as well as the cute but crazy man at her side. When she doesn't spend her days dreaming up sexy books, she plans her next travel adventure or cooks too spicy dishes from all over the world.
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