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Rare and Precious Things: Blackstone Affair Volume 4 | [Raine Miller]

Rare and Precious Things: Blackstone Affair Volume 4

The fourth part in the New York Times best-selling Blackstone Affair series, brings the continuing story of Ethan and Brynne, two damaged souls fighting for a hard-won love, and now the promise of a new hope to secure their happily ever after. Fresh from an idyllic honeymoon along the Italian coast, the Blackstones prepare for the birth of their precious baby while facing the challenges of settling into a new home and married life. But when specters from the past resurface, so do their lingering doubts.
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Publisher's Summary

Some love is rare.... All love is precious....

The fourth part in the New York Times best-selling Blackstone Affair series, brings the continuing story of Ethan and Brynne, two damaged souls fighting for a hard-won love, and now the promise of a new hope to secure their happily ever after. Fresh from an idyllic honeymoon along the Italian coast, the Blackstones prepare for the birth of their precious baby while facing the challenges of settling into a new home and married life. But when specters from the past resurface, so do their lingering doubts. Fears about those things they struggle to understand about each other, threaten the very foundation of their relationship. The story of two souls who both need the other in order to be complete...a husband and a wife who learn just how rare their love truly is when faced with losing it...two lovers who will have to lay bare their darkest fears so that they may find peace... Ethan and Brynne are fighting harder than ever for each other in… Rare and Precious Things.

©2014 Raine Miller (P)2014 Raine Miller Romance

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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 05-30-14
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 05-30-14 Member Since 2009

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "Rare and Precious Perfection"
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    Each book in the Blackstone Affair progressively gets better and better, and Rare and Precious Things is most definitely no exception... Finishing up Rare and Precious Things was so bittersweet for me. I've LOVED this series, these characters, this amazing journey Ms. Miller has taken us on every step of the way. I never wanted it to end!... Leave it to the amazing Raine Miller to give us an ending that will satisfy every part of you...mind, body, and soul.

    Ethan and Brynne are finally married, and they even have a baby on the way... Brynne doesn't want to know the sex of the baby until she gives birth, so it was a long, anticipated wait for the big reveal. During the wait, we get to see Brynne and Ethan as a married couple, and even though the two have a few bumps along the road, they truly are meant to be together... I seriously love the romance that Raine Miller has created between Ethan and Brynne. It’s so beautiful, heartfelt, romantic, epic, and heart-stoppingly sexy......Perfection... :)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    beetlemom 06-06-14
    beetlemom 06-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "save your money...no new thoughts."
    What disappointed you about Rare and Precious Things?

    If you have bought book 3 which is excellent u don't need book4...
    No new thoughts are in book 4.
    Book 4 is like a reflection of book 3


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura NC 06-28-14
    Laura NC 06-28-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Why repeat from previous books"
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    This book had so much potential for moving the story forward in the series. However, the author chose to repeat and review content that was covered in the previous books instead. Don't the characters have any new emotions, new things to focus on? How many times in the series does the author really need to explain how the couple met?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB BayArea, CA 06-08-14
    BluBumbleB BayArea, CA 06-08-14 Member Since 2012

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "Sweet ending to one of my favorite love stories"

    I fell madly in love with Ethan Blackstone and his filthy mouth in Naked (book 1), and continued to be blown away throughout the series. Ethan's and Brynne's whirlwind, action packed, erotic romance has been such a joy to follow.

    I couldn't wait for the final installment, and although I definitely enjoyed this one, I found it was a tad anticlimactic as I awaited the arrival of Baby Blackstone. Where the previous books had suspense and major intensity, this story was sweeter, slower paced, and more settled. The saving grace as always, is Ethan--I love him, and love the man that breathed life into this dynamic character--Shane East! He is one of the best narrator's I've heard. He imparts so much passion into Ethan's character, I feel like I'm feeling whatever Ethan is going through in that moment. Overall, I highly recommend this series and will continue to purchase Raine Miller books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Twitterpated Phoenix AZ 05-23-14
    Twitterpated Phoenix AZ 05-23-14 Member Since 2011

    Phoenix, AZ, USA

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    "Should have been an epilogue to Eyes Wide Open"

    First, I have to say that I am annoyed with Audible for not putting this book on the home page as a book that I would be interested in based on my past purchases, seeing as I have the other three books in my library. I just stumbled upon it by accident as I was browsing the website the other day.

    With that out of the way, my reaction to this book was "meh". The author basically tied up loose ends from the other three books, but that could have been done with an epilogue at the end of Eyes Wide Open. There's really not much in the way of more story in this book. It just felt like an excuse to extend the series in an attempt to get more money out of consumers.

    Normally I love Grace Grant and Shane East, but in this book, Grant seemed very tentative in her narration. She slowed down and seemed to leave too much time between sentences. That's my main criticism of her performance in this book, but other than that, she did a good job - but not as good as she usually does.

    Shane East did a good job, on par with his past performances. I have to say, though, when he reads a sex scene, it can be a bit over the top. If I'm listening at home, it's okay, but if I'm listening in my car, I have to pull over! :) He really puts it all out there, so good for him!

    Bottom line for me is that it was an okay book. If you really liked the first three books, you will probably want to get this one to find out a few things, but overall, it just felt like a way to get more money out of me.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 09-06-14
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 09-06-14 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "Smiles with a few tears....."

    Loved everything about this final chapter for Ethan and Brynn. This is book #4, sexy as the others with a satisfying conclusion. The narration was so hot, I love Shane and Grace, they truly made the characters real!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    heather Madison, MS, United States 08-28-14
    heather Madison, MS, United States 08-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Good conclusion"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes because I loved to first set of books. Needed closure


    If you’ve listened to books by Raine Miller before, how does this one compare?

    Yes the other books in this series. This was my least favorite. Seemed a bit forced. An attempt to stretch it out.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I could not stand his performance. He is too theatrical. Very forced acting. He has a nice voice but needs to lay off a bit. Relax not so dramatized.


    Did Rare and Precious Things inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    If you loved the first books then you have to read it. Just have to finish their story. If you were "so so" with them don't waste the credit. You will live without this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 07-16-14
    Katheryne MD, United States 07-16-14 Member Since 2009

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "I'll never get enough of Ethan Blackstone"

    I loved this conclusion to the Blackstone Affair. Ethan is one of my all-time favorite book boyfriends. Even though this could have been an epilogue I am so glad the author decided to give us a fourth book instead. I love Ethan and Brynne and I enjoyed this final journey of love and healing. It was the perfect conclusion. I also love Shane East and Grace Grant as the narrators.

    5 star listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JanetG 06-16-14
    JanetG 06-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyed the Male and Female POV"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rare and Precious Things to be better than the print version?

    Both were excellent. It was easy to sync between the spoken word and the audio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the British accent and the slang.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first time listening to the male narrator but I could listen to him ALL day! he sounded so dreamy...


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    anytime the male narrator said "my beauty", and "my beautiful American girl". I swooned!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Darlene Strickland 05-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Lovely conclusion. I loved this series."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rare and Precious Things to be better than the print version?

    I am always multitasking and enjoy listening to a good story. I completely enjoyed every book in this series. The narration was perfect and captivating.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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