Filthy Rich by Raine Miller
Series: Blackstone Dynasty #1
Published by Montlake Romance on November 15th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I really enjoyed reading Filthy Rich, either because it was just what I was in the mood for or because it gave me a strong Mr. Gray vibe I can’t really say, I think it was probably these two reasons combined.
Brooke has known a lot of loss and pain for someone so young. Finally rebuilding her life while taking care of her grandmother, she’s found a great designing job in the city close enough to still live on Blackstone Island. Thanks to her tight situation money wise, she sometimes worked as a waiter at parties for a catering business. In one such party, she caught the eye of billionaire Caleb Blackstone (yes, that’s the same name as her island). She doesn’t really need a cocky playboy coming after her, but this filthy rich guy is more charming and resourceful than she could ever imagine.
Caleb has grown dissatisfied with his lifestyle. Business and work first, second and third doesn’t leave much time for relationships, and really, the type of women he is exposed to don’t really scream marriage to him. Wait, yes, they do literally scream marriage to him, but they’re not the type of woman he would want as a wife. One look at Brooke though, renders him stupid (in the best possible way) and from then on his only goal in life became making Brooke his.
As I said, the whole time I got a strong 50 shades feel to the story, though not in a bad way. Our couple had some issues to overcome, especially Brooke with her past, but I felt every time I thought “oooh this is going to turn into an issue” the potential problem never really matured. It was like every time something would happen, it was easily overcome and I kept wishing some of those things were fleshed out or developed in more depth.
That said, I still had a great time reading Filthy Rich, I loved Caleb and his total devotion to his girl and how he went about winning her over. His bossiness, sweet side and his caring nature towards Brooke completely won me over.
Brooke was a great heroine. With a more than difficult past, how she persevered to overcome her issues was admirable. I really liked how she was with her friends, and how bit by bit she opened up to Caleb. So I didn’t think she was really that witty, as Caleb kept mentioning, but hey, he’s a man in love…. And chicks don’t really do it for me, but I did like her slight Britishness.
With some intrigue, super-hot sextivities and lots of sweet romance, I’m more than glad I picked up this story.
Rating: 4 Stars
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