ALL IN by Raine Miller – Review by Feisty
The second part in The Blackstone Affair series! Looming danger. A love worth fighting for. A man who’ll go all in.
Ethan Blackstone has a problem on his hands. He’s broken Brynne’s trust and she’s left him. He’s unwilling to live without her and isn’t giving up—he’s dead-set on getting his beautiful American girl back. The passion between them was explosive, but the secrets they hid from each other are dark and chilling and are powerful enough to destroy their shot at a life together. With political threats now directed at Brynne, Ethan is running out of time and he’ll need to gather all his strength and agility to protect her from the dangers that could take her away from him forever. Will Ethan be able to save Brynne from a past that keeps her locked in fear? Will he ever feel the warmth of her touch, the solidity of her trust again? This is a love-struck man who is willing to do whatever it takes to possess the heart of the woman he loves. He’ll go to any lengths to protect her. He’ll go all in.
Here is the fiery story of what happens when two people surrender to a love so great it can heal the scars of the past and give way to a life of pure, rapturous ecstasy.
Feisty’s Rating: 5 Stars!!!
First of all it’s with great pleasure that I get to review this book! Naughty and I absolutely love this series and we fell hard for Ethan Blackstone. We had David Gandy pictured for Ethan even before we knew that he was Raine’s inspiration for the character. Great minds think alike right?! Mr. Blackstone checks all my boxes – alpha male – check, tall dark and gorgeous – check, successful – check, wears gorgeously tailored suits – check, dirty mouth – check, very fit, the kind only found in book boyfriends – check! You get the picture! I have to say that I have read both of Raine Miller’s historical romance novels and of course, the Blackstone Affair. I really enjoy her books and I love her characters! My only complaint with this book is that it’s too short! I wasn’t ready to be done with Brynne and Ethan. Now onto the story.
ALL IN picks up right where NAKED leaves off. The difference in this book is it’s from Ethan’s POV. And what a POV it is! He’s sexy, and sweet, and smitten with Brynne. He absolutely adores her and will let nothing happen to her or to them. The letter he writes Brynne after she leaves is so beautiful, swoon!! – but then Brits have a way with words don’t they?! We learn all of Brynne’s tragic story and why she needs Ethan’s protection. We only learn a tiny bit about Ethan’s past as a POW in this book. But I have a feeling we have a lot to come in the final installment EYES WIDE OPEN, release date May 14! We meet Ethan’s funny, flirty cousin Ivan who will be a great character to read about in upcoming books. Ethan is also security for Ivan.
Brynne and Ethan’s relationship evolves in this book and they become closer, more a couple. Ethan is terrified of losing her and he does everything to keep her safe. His pressure is mounting as the Olympics in London approaches and threats start to close in on Brynne. The ending is explosive and I can’t wait to see where it picks up in the final book of the series. If you want sexy, fun, flirty and just plain hot, read ALL IN!! You will be smiling, trust me!
“And even if you hate me for what I did, I’ll still love you. If you won’t see me, I’ll still love you. I’ll still love you because you are mine. Mine, Brynne. In my heart you are, and nobody can take that away from me. Not even you.” – Ethan Blackstone *big sigh*