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The Blackstone Affair Books 1 & 2 by Raine Miller

Whew… that was a wild ride.  Raine Miller sure knows how to write a smokin’ love scene.  Wow.  So. Freakin. Hot.  I obviously enjoyed this book and I’m pretty sure my husband did too, lol.  Really, what’s not to like?

Brynne is a girl with a secretive troubled past who moves to London to start a new life.  She’s a grad student and sometimes nude model.  Willful and headstrong she just might give Ethan a good run for his money.

Ethan Blackstone is one hot dude.  Head of his own security company with a dominant personality.  He’s got some demons of his own.  When the two of them get together sparks fly but Ethan has one secret that just might end them.

I did mention this book is hot, right?  Yeah baby.

I liked it so much that when I finished it I ran out and got All In the 2nd book in the series.

From Amazon.com

Naked desire. Secret satisfaction. An affair you’ll never forget.

Brynne Bennett has left scandal in her past and is living the good life. An American grad student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she’s getting back on track with lots of hard work and focus on a career in art conservation. When London businessman Ethan Blackstone buys her nude portrait, he wants to possess more than just her image. He wants Brynne in his bed, serving him in every way possible. He has no trouble voicing his desires, and he isn’t taking no for an answer.

At first his dominant nature captivates her, but it isn’t clear if the force of his powerful desire will ultimately awaken or dispel the demons Brynne is carrying inside. There are secrets on both sides of this relationship—huge ones. Can Ethan erase the scars of Brynne’s past so that she can reveal her true self to him? Or will the shadows cast by Ethan’s own mysterious former life destroy their chance at happiness?

Naked is the sizzling, unforgettable story of what happens when a strong woman meets the one man powerful enough to strip away all her defenses, leaving her standing naked and perfect before him.


If you didn’t read the first book – don’t go further unless you want to see what book 2 is about. I don’t recommend this. Read and love one book at a time.  Trust me.


The 2nd installment of the Blackstone Affair series is just as great as the first.  Can Ethan pick up the scattered pieces of Brynne’s heart and put them back together  in time to protect Brynne from a serious threat?  More detail about each of their pasts are revealed in this book.

Ahh, the agony of a book review that doesn’t give anything about the book away.  I know, I know, I suck.  It’s okay but since I’ve left you hanging and begging for more – go buy the 2nd book.  Totally worth it.

So guess what!?  There’s a 3rd book coming out called Eyes Wide Open.  Shh…there’s a sneak peak at the end of book 2.  Yipee.  I cannot wait for this to be released.  I love this story and can’t wait to see what else Raine Miller comes up with.

From Amazon.com

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 will 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 lovestruck 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.

Hearts In Darkness by Laura Kaye

Only 110 pages this novella was a very quick read.  Two strangers trapped in an elevator.  What do they do to pass the time…hmmm.  My question is I don’t think either of them had to pee for hours.  How is this possible?  It was a decent read about two strangers meeting in an inconvenient way but spending hours talking to each other and realizing they just might have more in common than they would think.  Amazing what happens when vanity is taken off the table.  Because it is such a short book I would watch for it to go on sale for $0.99.

From Amazon.com

Makenna James thinks her day can’t get any worse, until she finds herself stuck in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call and juggling too much stuff, the pin-striped accountant caught only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights went out.

Caden Grayson is amused when a redhead literally falls at his feet. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he’s terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he’s trapped in his own worst nightmare.

To fight fear, they must both reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

This book was freaking funny.  Laugh out loud funny.  My husband rolling his eyes at me because I snorted once or twice funny.  I hated it.  Just kidding – I loved this book.  It was just a great read.  Of course, I devoured it in an evening because that’s what I do.

I’m so sorry Caroline has lost her O.  Thankfully Simon knows where to find it.  There’s not a lot for me to say – the synopsis provided by Amazon.com does a great job of telling you that you really need to read this book, like yesterday.  So just do yourself a favor and read the book and find out why I snort laughed – it has something to do with a cat.  I definitely recommend it.

A bestselling hot, hilarious eBook by USA TODAY indie author Alice Clayton, the freshest voice to hit publishing in years. “An instant classic…highly recommended!” (New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Probst).

Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a Kitchen Aid mixer to die for, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O. Adding insult to O-less, she also has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Every moan, spank, and—was that a meow?—punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has—yep, you guessed it—no O. Enter Simon Parker. When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has…well…mixed results. Because with walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick. A delicious mix of silly and steamy, this is an irresistible tale of exasperation at first sight.