Sunday, 2 March 2014

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW - Rare and Precious Things by Raine Miller

(The Blackstone Affair Book 4)
hosted by: The Book Avenue

The fourth part in the New York Times bestselling series, The Blackstone Affair: A bright beginning for two damaged souls fighting for their hard-won love, and the promise of a new hope to secure their happily ever after.

Fresh from an idyllic honeymoon along the Italian coast, the Blackstones prepare for the birth of their precious baby and the challenges of settling into a new home. But things get complicated when specters from the past reappear to threaten the very foundation of their relationship. Ethan and Brynne will have to fight harder than ever for each other. Rare and Precious Things is the story of two people who both need the other in order to be complete, but learn just how "rare" their brand of love is when they have to risk everything in order to hold onto it.

We both stood there panting, our faces so close, but yet, not touching; him in his tux with the purple brocade vest, me in my vintage inspired lace wedding dress, the sexual tension crackling in the air between us like a raging electrical storm about to go nuclear.

I told Ethan what I wanted.

“I n-need to get ready for you,” I managed on a shaky breath, hoping he understood this was something important to me.

He swallowed hard, making his Adam’s apple flex at his throat. “All right,” he said slowly. “I’ll do the same.”

I looked back to where the glow from the en suite bathroom showed me the way. “Where will you go?” I asked him, feeling slightly guilty about kicking him out, even if for just a short while.

“The adjoining bedroom is also very nice.” He gestured toward a door in the wall to the left of the bed. “These old manor houses always had lord and lady connecting bedrooms so they could meet up for the real important, private stuff that happened in the night.” He drew a finger across the low neckline of my bodice, moving especially slow over the swell of my breasts sitting against the lace of my gown.

“Oh? The important private stuff you say.”

“Undoubtedly, baby. The shagging…is…very…very…very…important.” He gave me soft, seductive kisses between each of the words.

“Which room are we in right now? Lord’s or lady’s?” I asked breathlessly.

He shrugged. “No idea. Don’t care either. I shag and sleep wherever my lady is, and I always will. Pick a room, Mrs. Blackstone.”

I sighed with need and forced myself to take a step backward, creating some distance between our bodies. “Okay…how does this room in fifteen minutes sound?” I stepped backward again, moving closer toward the bathroom door, my eyes never leaving his blues as they tracked my movements.

Those same beautiful blue eyes also glittered at me with all the shuttered heat of a man who would be ravishing me very soon. Please, and thank you.

He gave me the serious Ethan-stare, the one I’d seen many times and was well familiar with—the one raw with male prowess…and the overpowering sexual dominance.

“Like fifteen minutes too fucking long, my beauty.”

 My Review 
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I loved this addition to the Blackstone Affair series. It was perfect. This book continues where the third ends, they've just gotten married and are waiting for their wedding night and honeymoon! Ethan has finally got his American beauty, they have a baby on the way, are in love and can't be happier. What could possibly go wrong?

As with any relationship, even those where the couple is married, Ethan and Brynne have to deal with issues and people from their past before they can fully move forward. Even though they are madly in love with each other, they have only been together for a short period of time and so these problems still haven't arisen yet
. Now that theyre married, they need to be more open with each other and realise that they can talk with each other and sort out these problems. 

As a couple, same with the other books, I adored these two together. Ethan is just hilarious and loveable with his dirty mouth and possessiveness, but he adores Brynne and I love how their relationship grows and is portrayed throughout the book. The chemistry is off the page and even with Brynne pregnant, this in no way stops the book from being HOT. I also loved how we got to read the book from both Ethan and Brynnes POV. I felt it was a really good addition as we got to see their reactions to different situations and really get into their head. 

Overall this was an amazing read and ended this series beautifully, giving us closure of their story and being happy where it ended. This will forever be one of my favourite series, just for the sheer beauty, flow and nature of the story and how each book unfolds. This book and series are one that stays with you after and one that you need to recommend and I would 100% recommend this to everyone. It was just perfect, and I can't wait to see what Raine Miller has in store for us next.

"I need you like I need air to breathe. You are my air, Brynne."

My Rating

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 part-time teacher and writer of sexy romance stories every other chance she gets pretty much fills her days. She has a handsome prince of a husband, and two brilliant sons 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.


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Blackstone Affair spin-off, yet can be a standalone

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