Ivan Everley, 13th Baron Rothvale, would admit he’s the last person on earth who should have custody over a priceless collection of art. British law affords him the title of ‘Lord,’ but underneath all the trappings he’s just a regular guy, despite being a world champion in archery, and certain…proclivities of a private nature. But Ivan’s public celebrity is merely a sham–a carefully guarded secret borne out of the pain of betrayal. Even his cousin Ethan Blackstone doesn’t know the truth behind the man he considers a brother.
Lord Rothvale has a plethora of problems piled up to his aristocratic eyeballs, but that doesn’t stop him from complicating his world further when a beautiful art conservationist shows up to appraise his inherited collection of paintings. Once Ivan gets a taste of Gabrielle Hargreave, mistaken identity or not, he can’t think of anything but how good the green-eyed beauty felt in his arms.
The chase is on, and Ivan’s dominant side isn’t taking ‘no’ for an answer–but yet, Gabrielle might just teach our discontented lord a thing or two about life, and about himself, and help them both discover the undeniable truth in what it means to find something genuinely… priceless.
Priceless. The perfect title for Raine’s new book because that’s exactly what it is—priceless. The romance, the beauty, and the writing, it will captivate you and you’ll fall in love with Ivan and Gabrielle’s story. If you’ve read The Blackstone Series, you’ve already been acquainted with these amazing characters.
We get up close and personal with Ivan Everly, 13th Baron Rothvale, cousin of one of the best book boyfriends ever written, Ethan Blackstone. He is a British Lord with Olympic gold medals in archery stowed away in his estate, along with a boatload of secrets. He has been betrayed in his past leading him to live a life filled with nameless women and meaningless sexual encounters. He is beautiful, tall, built and has a penchant for submissive women. He houses an inherited art collection that he is looking to get rid of.
Gabrielle Hargreave is an art conservationist and a student at the University of London and Brynne’s best friend. She is an extremely beautiful woman who has had her share of hurt and pain in her past. She is now one of my favorite heroines. Love her!
Meeting at a charity gala, a case of mistaken identity throws these two together. Talk about sexual chemistry, I’m surprised my kindle didn’t explode! Forced to cut their time together short due to unforeseen circumstances, Ivan and Gaby part leaving him sexually frustrated and her mortified.
They meet a second time when she is hired to appraise his paintings. When she arrives at his home, it is an extremely awkward situation, one where she wishes she could crawl under a rock and never come out. “Certifiable asshole” isn’t a strong enough description for Ivan and Gaby flees, getting away from him at the first opportunity.
Again fate intervenes when Ivan and Gaby are forced together as Best Man and Maid of Honor at Ethan and Brynne’s wedding. They can’t seem to escape each other. He doesn’t want to let her go. He will never forget the touch of her body against his, the smell of her skin, and the way she felt in his arms. He is not going to let her get away this time.
The two of them together, just INCREDIBLE. Talk about sexual tension—it was rolling off of them enough to melt your panties. He has some mouth and he sure puts it to good use. All over Gabrielle’s body. He is right on up there with Ethan Blackstone in the book boyfriend department!!
She. Was. Beautiful.
No—beautiful was a pitiful word to describe what she was.
Exquisite–Flawless—Resplendent—were better. But just barely.
“I don’t even have words for you right now.”
WOW!! This is where Raine proves to you once again that she is the master of blending the perfect amount of hot to die for sex with romance, angst, and characters that you can’t stop thinking about. Priceless has the perfect combination of romance, steamy scenes, and beauty.
The four words that Ivan uses to describe Gabrielle:
“Something of the marvelous.”
That’s what this book was. “Something of the marvelous.” I can’t even wait for My Lord! I need more of Ivan and Gaby’s story. Luckily, we don’t have to wait long! With an October release, it’s right around the corner and I’ll be reading it the moment it comes out!! Spectacular, Raine. You never disappoint!
About Raine Miller
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.