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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.
I would give this thing two drinks max before I was outie.
Nodding and saying the right things, I shook hands with the colleagues who’d known my father and accepted condolences from others. I made a mental note of the people who’d made the effort to mention his name to me, and I would write them down with the event and date as soon as I got home.
I’d worked my way through the room, as I had been taught by my dad—by the best to ever work a roomful of potential deals—when I decided I’d accomplished what I’d set out to do tonight. It was time for me to go. After setting my glass down on an empty table, I started for the door . . . until I saw her.
Just like that. She appeared in my line of sight and I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
The beautiful girl from this morning at the Starbucks on Hereford Street.
I knew it was her because how could anyone forget those sexy boots? Her blonde hair wasn’t down like it had been this morning, though. She’d pulled it back into a sleek ponytail . . . but she was serving at this event? I’d seen her go into that design studio next to Starbucks. She probably had two jobs. Industrious . . . beautiful . . . sexy.
I quickly returned for my half-empty glass and snatched it up from the table. I suddenly felt like an appetizer or two.
She saw me approaching and moved closer with her tray. “What are these called?” I asked without sparing her tray a second glance. Bad move on my part, but I was too busy taking in her golden eyes and hair, and everything else I could now see up close. Perfect skin, dark lashes that framed spectacular eyes, and a scar along the hairline of the right side of her face. Something had hurt her at some point in the past, and I found it utterly insane that I was disturbed by it.
She rolled her pink lips together as if she was trying to suppress laughter. “Well, they’ve told me it’s something called a . . . meatball. Very unusual gourmet creation. You should try one. They’re said to be quite delicious.”
That voice of hers was . . . fucking beautiful.
“Okay.” I picked up a meatball and popped it in my mouth. Didn’t taste a thing. I could have been chewing slaughterhouse by-products and I wouldn’t have known. My brain had shut off everything except her beautiful voice.
“You are either messing with me or that blow to your head must have been devastating. I would wager you’ve had a meatball before.”
She lost her smile. “You are messing with me?”
“No, I am devastating—I mean devastated—by the blow to my head.” What in the mother fuck was I even saying to this girl? I sounded like Rain Man minus the IQ. I needed to stop talking.
“I’m sorry to hear that. It looks painful.”
“It doesn’t hurt me now.” I think I smiled and shook my head but couldn’t be sure. Just call me the village idiot because I knew I was acting like one. I did love the sound of her voice, though.
“Another rare and precious meatball?” She offered her tray and studied me this time. She had to be disgusted by my appearance and turned off by my behavior, but she didn’t show it if she was.
“Yes, please.” I took another meatball but I didn’t eat it. “You are British.”
“You are American,” she said with a fast wink, before turning away to serve other guests.
I watched her walk away from me and felt the pounding of my heart vibrating throughout my entire body.
Something had just happened to me.
I wasn’t completely sure what exactly, but I was crystal clear on the reason.
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, two brilliant sons, and two bouncy Italian Greyhounds 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.RaineMiller.com to sign up for updates and her newsletter with links to upcoming books. Join us on Facebook at the Raine Miller Romance Readers group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/raine_miller
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My Filthy Rich Review . . .
Its been forever since I read a Raine Miller book so when given this opportunity I jumped at the chance especially after loving the Blackstone Affair series so much.
In the Blackstone Dynasty it looks like each book will be about a different couple. This time around we have Caleb Blackstone and Brooke Casterly. Caleb is the typical rich player but knows when he finds his one it will be different. So when he sees Brooke he instantly knows something is different about his attraction to her.
Brooke has her own past causing her to have some issues in the present but she knows where she stands in life. Right now she's trying to make ends meet to help her Grandma whom just got released from her employment with the Blackstone's and is now recovering from surgery. To keep a float Brooke is a junior designer at a firm and also does catering work on the side. This side job is where Brooke and Caleb officially meet.
Caleb and Brooke bond after unusual circumstances but Caleb is determined to get to know her more. Damned the different side of the tracks reality they have going on.
" . . . What does Mr. Blackstone want from me?" Panic was starting to settle in. "I think he wants to play hide the sausage with you, but that's just me."
I did like aspects of Brooke but she did fall into the dreaded insecure heroine category for me that I'm never a fan of.
Why had he made love to me so sweetly after hearing everything? Why did he want to be in my world? (insert eyeroll here)Why can't heroines just be confident and stop questioning everything when it comes to a man's affection. WHY????? As soon as this happens it always lessens the story for me. I did like this one but didn't love it as much as the Blackstone Affair series. Since it was a Blackstone book, I was hoping it was going to be a spin off and we would get to see Ethan & Brynne again but no such luck this time around.
In this story there was love and a bit of suspense but there was something lacking for me from the story. It could have been when pivotal moments happened they were very quick which left me not completely feeling the impact or it could have been the insecure heroine which always leaves me wanting more. Maybe it was Brooke's past, which was tragic but nothing about it would be off-putting to me, so why it was made into such a big deal I don't know. We all have a past its how we survive and move forward is the key. However, Caleb was sweet. Once he realized what Brooke was to him he pulled out all the stops to get her, which brought out his inner sweetheart.
It was sweet but not super heavy. Was it my favorite sweet story? No. Will I read more from this series? Yes absolutely. Will I read more from this author? In a heartbeat.
3 Sweetish thumbs up!