Saturday, March 1, 2014

Release Giveaway & Review of Rare and Precious Things by Raine Miller

Ethan Blackstone, a new iPad Mini, $50.00 in Amazon gift cards, signed paper back and ebooks? What more could a girl want...Wait there's more! Read an excerpt of Rare and Precious Things by Raine Miller. Check it all out and Happy Saturday!



Title: RARE AND PRECIOUS THINGS
(The Blackstone Affair Book 4)
Author: RAINE MILLER


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.

REVIEW OF RARE AND PRECIOUS THINGS
Rare and Precious Things (The Blackstone Affair, #4)Rare and Precious Things by Raine Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars. ARC kindly provided by in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler-free review. HEA.  No cliffhanger.

Rare & Precious Things is the final installment in The Blackstone series. Brynne and Ethan have been through so much drama. Their all-consuming love affair is still on the fast track – with a wedding and a baby on the way.  Brynne’s pregnancy hormones are off the charts and their relationship is steamy as ever (fanning self).   As a couple, they have been through so much in the short amount of time they have been together.   Their heart breaking pasts have created a myriad of emotional insecurities and issues for them.  In order to make things work they learn to lean on each other for emotional stability.  Ethan finally starts to open up about his painful past and embrace therapy. Brynne and Ethan end up creating their own sex filled therapeutic regimen as a coping mechanism.  Together they are getting stronger and breaking down the emotional barricades they put in place to survive. There are still a few road blocks on the way to getting their HEA…and that’s all I can say without giving the plot away :)

Ethan is dominating as ever with a never ending insatiable sexual appetite. There was a whole lot of loving going on. I lost count on how many times Brynne called Ethan “hot” and Ethan called Brynne “beauty.” Along with the heart filled sentiments, there is whole lot of explosive shenanigans going on– Ethan Blackstone style. Wow...he has a dirty sexy mouth!

Overall – I liked the way the story unraveled from dual POVs.  There was a whole lot of sex, sex and more sex (did I mention the sex?). The first 20% of the book dragged a little bit as I waited for something to happen (other than sex).  Don’t get me wrong… it was all kinds of crazy hot.  I think I was anticipating more a little more drama in the beginning from the way Eyes Wide Open ended.  Ethan Blackstone might be my favorite dirty-mouth dotting Book Boyfriend Book Dad. The ending of RAPT was a little predictable but still perfect. A must read for any Blackstone series fan.

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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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OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
NAKED (BOOK 1)
Goodreads | Amazon US | Barnes & NobleKobo 

ALL IN (BOOK 2)
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleKobo

EYES WIDE OPEN (BOOK 3)
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes& Noble | Kobo


CHERRY GIRL (BOOK 3.5)
Blackstone Affair spin-off, yet can be a standalone
Goodreads | Amazon US |B&N |Kobo


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I watched Brynne putting on her makeup and I couldn’t tear my eyes away. I hoped
she didn’t notice me staring because I didn’t want her feeling self-conscious. I knew she
was a little because her body had changed so much. She was more beautiful to me now
than ever though. Our little blueberry had grown right along with my girl.
“You’d better start getting ready or we’ll be late. Hannah and her plans wait for no
man…” she trailed off, never taking her concentration away from the mirror where she
was applying some kind of dark smudge around her eyes. She had on a short black lace
getup that made me hard just looking, but she was only halfway dressed. Best to stick
with the plan or we’d never make it to my Dad’s birthday dinner on time. I tried to force
in some non-arousing thoughts about work.
“I’d much rather look at you though, Mrs. Blackstone,” I told her.

She made a soft sound. “Well my ass is getting bigger by the second, in direct
competition with my belly. I hope my ass doesn’t win. At the end of this gig, I just want
the baby, not the extra ass.” She looked up into the mirror at me, her expression giving
away little of what was on her mind. Still so mysterious, my girl was. I loved that aspect
of her though. Made me even more determined to get as close to her as I possibly could
so I could touch and taste and absorb every available molecule. My need for Brynne was
still as strong as ever. I had no doubts that would ever change either.
“Your arse is perfection and you’ll never hear me complaining ‘bout a bit more of
you to grab hold of.” I gave her a slow wink and a lecherous grin. “From back here, you
don’t even look pregnant.” I came up behind her and plastered myself against her body,
my hands sliding forward to rest on her bump. “I have to do this to really know you’ve
got anything here.” I splayed my palms over the firm rounded swell of our baby growing
safe inside her.
She leaned back and rested her weight against me. “Oh something’s there all right,”
she said, “that you put there.”
I grinned behind her. “I really enjoyed doing that by the way.”
“I seem to remember that you did,” she said dryly.
“Oh you enjoyed it too, Mrs. Blackstone.” I slid my hands around back to her grip
her bum. “Mmmmm…you feel perfect to me,” I mumbled.
“Did I ever tell you how much I love when you call me Mrs. Blackstone?”
“You have not, but I’m delighted you love your new name.” I spoke toward her
image in the mirror. “I know I love the sound of it. I know I love that my name is now
your name. I love a lot of things…that I didn't have before.”
She reached her hand up to hold my cheek, still looking at me in the mirror. “You’re
getting a new name too. We have someone coming to us soon who will know you only
by one name, and it’s not Ethan.”
“Dad.”
“Yep. You are somebody’s dad now.” She smiled softly, a mixture of happiness
and maybe a little sadness at the thought of her own father. “You’ll be the best ever…”
she whispered.
Brynne always amazed me in her generosity—her ability to be so lovingly giving
even in the face of her grief and loss. Brave. Strong. Magnificent. I kissed her on the
back of the neck and rested my chin on her shoulder, both of us staring into the vanity
mirror at each other. “I love the sound of it—Dad. I’m a dad and you’re a mum.”
“We are indeed.”
I returned my hands to her belly. “I love our little grapefruit in here.” I turned her
around and held her face in my two hands. “And I love you, Mrs. Blackstone.”
“I love you more,” she said.

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