The Summer Lovin’ Reading Party Author Spotlight: RAINE MILLER
Author of THE BLACKSTONE AFFAIR series
Scroll below for my review of NAKED (#1), information on the Summer Lovin’ Book Signing and the giveaway
I know I am really late to this Ethan Blackstone party. What took me so long?!? I think I’m in love! I LOVED this book; however, I’ll be honest, when it started I didn’t know if I was going to or not. I almost felt like Ethan came on too strong at the beginning and I was put off at first. I felt just as overwhelmed as Brynne felt after Ethan barged his way into her life. It was a lot all at once. Yes, Ethan has the traits of the perfect man – tall, dark, handsome and British – but he went after what he wanted aggressively…Brynne and it took a bit to grow on me. But once I got into the book, I couldn’t put it down and all of the “too strong” feelings I had before evaporated.
I felt like Brynne did at the beginning. Overwhelmed, dazzled, hypnotized by Ethan’s words, looks and charm. I think Ms. Miller did such a fabulous job of depicting Brynne’s feelings towards meeting him because they were all the emotions I felt after their first few interactions. And also like Brynne, I quickly succumbed to Ethan and fell for him…hard. He was all Alpha in his professional and public life. Demanding, direct and honest. However, in private, he was this big softy in the most masculine sense of the word. How can you not fall for him when he says things like:
I can’t help it. That’s just how I feel about you, Brynne. In my head, you’re mine, and that’s how it’s been since I first met you.
But, like every first story in a series, nothing is perfect for long. Since this book is told from Brynne’s POV, I knew she had a dark past – you still will not find out what this past is in this book – but you also knew Ethan was keeping secrets of his own. Ethan was contacted by Brynne’s father, unbeknownst to Brynne, to help keep her safe from an unknown danger. Brynne also has issues with not being told the truth. I think you can see where this story is heading.
The story ends with a bit of a cliffhanger – don’t worry book 2, ALL IN, is available so don’t panic. The story is also pretty short so you could probably read it in a day like I did. There is some fantastic sex scenes – the ones that are so steamy you have to look around to make sure no one is watching you get all hot and bothered. I devoured this book and cannot wait to move on to Book 2 (and Book 3).
So if you haven’t read this book yet, now is the time to grab it! You can even buy books 2 and 3 as well since the rest of the series is out!
Rating: 5 stars
WANT TO MEET RAINE MILLER?
Come to the Summer Lovin’ Indie Reader Party
Friday, July 12th
Timeline: 6-9 signing, 9-11 party (dancing and drinks)
Place: Pomona Valley Mining Co. (1777 Gillette Road Pomona, CA 91768)
$10 Entry Fee gets you in the door with light appetizers, dancing and a swag bag! Come and meet some of your favorite authors!
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