(Blackstone Dynasty #1)
by Raine Miller
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 15, 2016
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.
5 StarsIt's been a while, book-boyfriends shelf, since I had to introduce someone new to you. Meet Caleb Blackstone, a member of the wealthy elite; he's handsome and he can charm the pants of every woman he meets, but he only wants one. Too darn bad it isn't me. He's an heir to the massively wealthy Blackstone family, an entrepreneur, and his life is completely thrown off course when Brooke Casterley comes into his line of sight. A commoner in terms of money, Brooke is a junior interior designer with a heart of pure gold and a desperate love for the island she calls home. Her past, a dark heavy weight on her shoulders, can't stop her from recognizing lust and more in Caleb and despite how ugly it is, it doesn't keep Caleb away. As opposite as they come, Caleb and Brooke take a chance with one another, finding their differences aren't as vast as they once thought.
Brooke and I were inevitable.
Consider me in love. Between the beautiful writing, the weaving story line, and intriguing characters, I have fallen head over heels in love with Filthy Rich. Raine Miller brings to life the tourist-y Blackstone Island, the busy streets of the mainland, the palpable chemistry shared between the city boy and country girl, and the emotional highs and lows that come with facing a past that haunts you and a future you never dreamed possible. I loved the characters, both Caleb and Brooke were unique characters, and though it would have been easy to let them fall into the cliche roles of justthe alpha business man and just the broken girl, Raine Miller created both as strong, humble individuals who grew vastly through out the novel. Their connection is immediate, their changes gradual as they found there was so much more between them than lustful glances. Both are courageous and stubborn, and emotionally hurt in ways that have closed them off to romance, but together they peel back the hurt, the assumptions about wealth, and find sweet, sweet romance.
Something had just happened to me. I wasn't completely sure what exactly, but I was crystal clear on the reason. Her.
I adored the setting, the secondary characters, the backstory we learn about the Blackstones, and how history comes back to repeat itself. While the romance is simple, it's the kind that makes you smile, that warms your soul, that's a bit hot and smutty, and has you turning the pages just that much slower in order to savor every word. I love that every Raine Miller story has so much more to it than what initially meets the eye and I've once again found complete reading happiness in a novel. Filthy Rich was fascinating, a true treat, and one I'd recommend across to the board to all my reading friends.
Hadn't known I was missing anything. Hadn't known it was possible for someone to steal your heart without even knowing they'd done it. Hadn't known I needed her.
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