Monday 30 July 2018

✜ Raine Miller ✜ FILTHY LIES ✜ Blackstone Dynasty #2 ✜

©  Bianca  ✰  Janeane 

• Book #2 in the Blackstone Affair Spin-Off
Blackstone Dynasty Series #2
288  pages

• 30 July 2018
• Check out our → review ← of book #1
(Brooke & Caleb's book!)
4.725 Stars
On the day I turned fifteen years old I knew I loved James Blakney.  There was a look in his eye that told me he’d finally noticed I existed in a realm beyond best-friend’s-much-younger-off-limits-don’t-even-think-about-it-little-sister.  Call it womanly intuition, despite the fact I was barely qualified for being an actual woman at just fifteenand only in the biological sensebut still, I knew I loved him.

What I never expected from him was a proposal of marriage nearly eight years later. I know it's not supposed to be a real marriage, but James is certainly making it feel that way.

He's also hiding something from me.

But I've hidden the truth from him as well.


So many filthy lies.

~Winter Blackstone 

We're back in the Blackstone World.
Winter Blackstone is the little sister of Caleb from book #1.
Winter has been in love with her brother's best buddy James since she was 15 and he was 23.
But even if he would miraculously fall in love with her, he could never start something with the little sister of his friend. Right? Especially not when Winter's other brother knows exactly what James is doing at some club at night.
But now James has to find a wife - says his idiot of a father. Daddy dearest wants to run for office. And not just any old office. Nope, he wants the highest one in the country and he can't have his son behave like he has been doing for years now.
Winter has secretly been his dream girl for years. But he couldn't drag her into this stupid family business ... or could he? Should he? Does he want to?
There's nothing he wants more than Winter ....
And other than being hopelessly in love with him, Winter could also use a marriage to get her trust fund - to found a shelter thing once she's officially a social worker.

What will happen with Winter & James?
Will there be a HEA?



That was such an adorable & heartbreaking love story.

The book takes place at about the same time as the first book. Caleb and Brooke are already together.

Both Winter and James are in love with each other, but if they started a relationship, or even a marriage, it would also benefit his Dad and her trust fund dreams. So they could never be sure of the other's real feelings. Do they love each other? Want each other for who they are?
Very complicated. But of course love will win - it might just take a tiny little while until we can ride of into our happily ever after sunset!

I loved reading the story! It's adorable and fun and verry sexy!
And of course it's all so heartbreaking and sad and moving. The little kids at the shelter. Winter's dad just died. James with his idiot of a father. Who wants that guy as president? Well, it can't get any worse than it is in real life at the moment. But still. Horrible guy!

It was a great love story. Great people. I loved seeing Caleb and Brooke again - and we even get a little extra epilogue for them at the end!!!! And I can't wait to get Victoria's & Lucas's story one day!

FILTHY LIES was a really beautiful & adorable & moving & sexy love story. Run to your nearest amazon for your own James - this one is MINE!!!!

If I had to name some things I didn't like. Hm... there were way too many italic/cursive words. And most of them didn't make any sense - they didn't need to be like that. Very weird.
And with all his being a dom and stuff - James was a bit too mushy for my tastes. The way he always says My Winter. Cute once or twice ... but he was just too soft and .. no idea. He was great, but also just a little too un-manly.
And also - the blurb and the prologue. Both not my thing. The blurb is weird - what lies? Nobody really lies about anything? And the prologue? Nicely done spoiling pretty much the whole story! LOL! ☺ BUT - I still loved the book! Even if it doesn't sound like it! ☺☺☺

ARC received from author for an honest review

YES!  Raine Miller has taken us back into Blackstone world, and this old duck couldn't be any happier about it!

This is Caleb (from Filthy Rich) sister Winter Blackstone - I love getting a female Blackstone's story!

Winter is a beautiful, successful young woman who has been in love with her brother's best friend forever.  James is a successful lawyer, and has had feelings for Winter for years, though neither of them have ever made that move.

Until now.  I don't want to give too much away about the hows and whys that our lovelies make that move, but you will love it when they do.

Sweet, tender, sexy - though at times James seems a bit too unmanly for who he is (but this is probably just me).  They are pretty swoony together.

There are some secondary characters that I adore, however there are some that needed a swift kick in the goolies!

I loved seeing more of Caleb and Brooke, and I can't wait to see what Ms Miller brings us next.


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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 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.