REVIEW – FILTHY RICH (Blackstone Dynasty #1) by Raine Miller

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SYNOPSIS:

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.

 

*****Mel’s Review*****
4.5 Stars
(ARC provided by author)

 

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Brooke Casterley is a 23 yr. old woman from England who lost her parents when she was 15 & went to live with her Nan in Massachusetts. Her Nan ran a household for a wealthy family on a resort island on the Massachusetts Coast called Blackstone Island. Brooke still lives in small cottage on the island & works in Boston at an interior design firm.

 

Caleb Blackstone is a 31 yr. old gorgeous, successful billionaire bachelor. He grew up privileged in the Boston area & runs Blackstone Global Enterprises. He only does casual relationships with women & never wants more until he crosses paths with Brooke. He keeps running into her everywhere he turns & is totally bewitched by her. He aggressively pursues her, & decides he will do anything to make her his. There’s just something different about her he’s drawn to. She’s nothing like the women he’s usually with & he finds her refreshing.

 

Caleb falls hard & fast for Brooke and is persistent in trying to woo her. Brooke was hurt by a man in her past & isn’t looking to be in a relationship. She’s just trying to put her life back together. Caleb continues to chase her, & eventually, she can’t resist him any longer. He’s kind, sexy & gives her the most intense pleasure she’s ever experienced. She’s soon hooked on Caleb Blackstone & is completely addicted to him & how he makes her feel. He’s charming and slowly working his way into her heart.

 

I really loved this book & adored Caleb Blackstone! It is a spin-off of the Blackstone series, & I am so happy we are getting more Blackstones. I can’t wait for James & Winter, and Lucas & Victoria!

 

*****Dee’s Review*****

4 Fiery Stars****

(ARC kindly provided by Author in exchange for an honest review)

Bold and passionate, this story hits all the right notes, causing your heart to beat faster, and your body temperature to rise to high levels. The Blackstones have arrived, and are here to stay! A perfect start to a series that promises to be electrifying.

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Caleb Blackstone is a Billionaire. He comes from a very affluent family and grew up with everything he could possibly want. As an adult, he controls the family business. He’s always working and hardly makes any time for his family or for love.

All that changes the minute he sees Brooke Casterley. The British beauty has captivated him after only one look. But Brooke isn’t looking for love, she keeps sadness very close to her. Love has never been easy for Brooke and after a terrible tragedy, she has kept her heart closed off to those type of feelings. But Caleb Blackstone is hard to resist, and he is determined to get close to Brooke and take away the sadness that is always present in her eyes. What starts as a flirtatious friendship, turns into an explosive romance, causing all the walls to come tumbling down.

The high-society where Caleb comes from will look down on their romance, so it won’t be easy for Brooke to deal with everything that comes with being with Caleb. Will their love be strong enough to win the fight and survive, or will fears and stigmas end their whirlwind romance?

I loved, loved, loved, Caleb! I loved how charming, chivalrous, and sexy he was. I loved how he was very straight forward, never playing games. He wanted Brooke and he totally went for it, no matter the circumstances, his family, nothing could stop him. The story was fast paced and totally romantic. Chapter after chapter you can’t help but fall in love with the story and its characters. This was the first book of a series, where each book is about a different family member from the Blackstone family. I’m really excited for what’s more to come.

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*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Nothing was familiar when it came to Brooke. Each new thing we shared together felt to me as if I’d never done it before, and more importantly, as if I never wanted to do it again with anyone other than her—ever.

 

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Fans of Raine Miller are in for a treat with this new spin-off series, The Blackstone Dynasty. I was a little sad that Ethan Blackstone never makes an appearance in this one but I do believe that Caleb Blackstone will melt a few hearts out there. Those of you who have read Raine’s other books, know all too well that she can deliver the decadent steam like no other and we get it and then some in Filthy Rich!!

Caleb Blackstone has kept himself very busy running the family’s empire for the past several years and hasn’t had much time for anything else. His personal life has been filled with one-night-stands and a few meaningless relationships that never outlived more than a few months. He’s never been tempted to want anything more with a woman until the day he sees a strikingly beautiful woman leaving the Starbucks he frequents and entering an interior design office next door. He’s even more surprised when he sees the woman again, serving hors d’oeuvres at a charity dinner later that evening. He ends up coming to the rescue when one of the guests gets a little too handsy with Brooke. Caleb later learns that it really is a small world, when he finds out that she lives on Blackstone Island with her grandmother, who was the cook for the Blackstone family for over thirty years.

 

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Brooke Casterley is no stranger to heartbreak. She lost both of her parents when she was only fifteen and had to leave her home in England to go live with her Grandmother in Massachusetts. Her life on Blackstone Island turned out to be a good one but while she went off to college she became involved with a man who would turn out to be a master manipulator and abusive. Once again, tragedy brings Brooke back to Blackstone Island. She’s trying to get her life back on track and a relationship with another man is the last thing that she needs or wants. But sometimes the one thing you think you can do without, happens to be what you need the most!!

There is no mistaking the insta-love factor in this story. Caleb has hearts and flowers coming out of his eyeballs the moment he sees Brooke and he vigorously pursues her. But he’s so very charismatic and I couldn’t deny the fact that I might have been wishing I were in Brooke’s shoes. Don’t even get me started on how incredibly hot the shmexy factor is in this book!!

FILTHY RICH is currently available. Be sure to one-click!! I mean check out that GORGEOUS cover. I was in cover-lust the moment I saw it!!

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