Shel: Admittedly it's been a year or two since I've read anything by Raine Miller and I was curious to see if I'd enjoy her latest novel as much as I remembered enjoying one of her earlier series, so when we had a chance to review Filthy Rich, I thought what the hell and signed us up. Court: I too was very curious about this expanded Blackstone Dynasty series!
Shel: Filthy Rich reminded me of my first few months reading contemporary romance, back in 2013. It had all the trappings--a billionaire, a less than wealthy heroine, and steamy sex scenes--in other words, it was pure fantasy and as soon as I realized that this was what I was reading, I simply sat back and enjoyed. I didn't try to fight the insta-love or argue in my head that it seemed illogical; instead, I enjoyed the kindness of Caleb and the sweetness of Brooke. I let myself enjoy the quickness of their romance and how easy it seemed for them. I found myself happily surprised at how genuinely good the characters were (no outsized angst from either of them, really) and how much relief I had when they got their HEA with very little outside interference. All in all a really good reading experience--and one that held me absorbed on a Saturday when laundry and grocery shopping should've been done. Court: Yes! This one was something we hadn't read in a while, and is my go-to-guilty-pleasure reading. It was also a great set up for is what to come, because I really felt like we got to know who other companion novels would probably be about as we got to know Caleb and Brooke and who they each loved and were close to. His mother, by the way, can go suck a rotten egg...bleh. I do hope that rich people in the world aren't all like her, because that would just be sad. Anyways, the writing is spot on, and the characters are well written. I really enjoyed it.
Shel: If you're looking for a billionaire story that isn't going to tie you up in angsty knots but instead have you content and happy for the characters, Filthy Rich is definitely a good choice. And good news--it looks like Filthy Lies will continue with some of the same characters we met in Filthy Rich. Court: See! I told ya. And, yes, I was glad this one didn't have me overly upset about things...was there some crazy characters, yes, and by gosh I love when crazy characters (when they are bad) get their due. Read to find out what happens!
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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.
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