Review: Priceless (#1, Rothvale Legacy) by Raine Miller - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

Review: Priceless (#1, Rothvale Legacy) by Raine Miller

My Thoughts

A seductive and enigmatic prelude to an utterly captivating love story.

4halfstars

Synopsis

priceless coverIvan Everley, 13th Baron Rothvale, will tell you himself he’s the LAST person on earth who should have custody over a priceless collection of art, but since when does the irony of life ever fall in line with what somebody wants? Ivan might be a Lord according to British law, but he’s just a regular guy with an appetite for speed…and women…and some dominating kink in the bedroom. Yeah, just a regular guy who happens have Olympic gold medals stashed away in his house. Riiiight. His public profile is merely a sham–his private life a carefully guarded secret borne out of the pain of betrayal. Even his famous cousin, Ethan Blackstone, doesn’t know the whole story about the man he considers a brother.

Lord Ivan has a plethora of problems piled up to his aristocratic eyeballs–that only get more complicated when a beautiful art conservationist shows up to appraise his inherited collection of paintings–but that doesn’t stop him from digging himself in deeper. Nope, not a bit. Once Ivan gets a taste of Gabrielle Hargreave, mistaken identity or not, he can’t think of anything else but how perfect she felt in his arms the night he first laid his eyes on her.

He wants her, and what Ivan wants, Ivan gets. He is Lord Ivan after all. Gabrielle soon discovers that the Dom in him isn’t taking ‘no’ for an answer. But, yet, Gabrielle Hargreave might just teach our discontent 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.

My Review

There’s always something special in a Raine Miller book. There’s a singular elegance and seductiveness that simply dazzles me from the start. Priceless is no different. I was already intrigued with Ivan, Ethan’s cousin,  and loved Brynne’s friend, Gaby, and this story just beguiled me all the more. It felt like a beginning brimming with possibility. It was the provocative prelude to what will assuredly be one ravishing ride. Their romance is rife with a duel of conflicting feelings: antagonism and need, hate and passion, submission and possession.

The last thing Lord Ivan needs is more drama. His life is a mystery, and one that so many have been intent on exploiting. So when he orders an escort for the annual Mallerton Society event, it’s a woman in an emerald green dress he seeks as his companion for the evening. And when he finds her, he is struck by her beauty. Enticed to take her right then and there. She’s just as affected by him too. Caught up in an instant whirlwind of desire, two strangers get to know each other intimately in the shroud of darkness. The problem is, that woman wasn’t his escort.

“When I want something, I won’t stop until I’ve conquered the challenge. Right now my challenge was a green-eyed beauty that had, for whatever reason, bewitched me this evening.”

Gabrielle had been taken by a gorgeous man. Long dark hair, piercing eyes, confident, seductive personality… she had been driven to do something she didn’t normally do. As an art conservationist, she relished in her work, loved the thrill of finding a priceless work of art. Her life unfortunately, was a bit more of a mess. She’d lost her mother, disliked her stepfather, missed her siblings and despite having friends like Ben and Brynne, felt rather lonely and adrift. So when she met this unsettling man at the Mallerton Society event, she had been utterly entranced by everything about him. She never expected to see him again, much less in a professional capacity.

“I was in very deep trouble with this man. And he knew it as well as I did.”

Gabrielle and Ivan meet under unlikely circumstances and when they meet again, they are caught up in a fury of heightened emotions… surprise, anger and misunderstandings. To say it does not go well is an understatement. But Ivan was already bewitched by her and he was intent to have her. After all, he always got what he wanted.

“Gabrielle Hargreave pushed all of my buttons and in just the right way. I was pretty sure I pushed hers as well, even if she wasn’t ready to admit it just yet.”

What ensues is a passionate push and pull as Ivan pursues Gabrielle. Both of them have been going through life a bit lonely and lost, and it seemed as if something inside them sparked to life the moment they met. Ivan, ever-possessive, in the bedroom and out, was ready to make her his in every way that counted, because already, he was in deep.

“It was too late for me already. She’d already unknowingly begun the change. Whether she wanted it or not, I was already hers.”

There are secrets that remain uncovered. Lord Ivan has been betrayed, but the mystery remains as to the how and why and who of it. As I mentioned above, this book to me was a delicious, sexy prelude to what’s to come. I expect we’ll touch on the world of BDSM, discover the truths behind Ivan’s past and see how it all plays out. I loved Ivan’s eccentric and enigmatic personality and loved seeing him together with Gaby. I loved seeing more of Ethan and Brynne and seeing them all interact. I can’t wait to devour more of this story and see what will happen next.

“She was my win. My gold medal. Winning Gabrielle would be my toughest competition yet.”

addseriestogoodreadsNote – For fans of the Blackstone affair books, the story begins in that Mallerton event we read about where there’s a bomb threat, and continues through Ethan and Brynne’s wedding.

Reading Order and Links

The Rothvale Legacy books can be read separately from the Blackstone Affair books.
Click below to purchase from Amazon U.S.

priceless cover my lord cover

Connect with Raine

Facebook | Twitter | Website

✦  Follow VBB: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Subscribe by Email | Join Reading Group ✦

 

 

 

Subscribe for Updates:

Share This Post

3 Comments:


  1. orquidea said:

    hola sabes si ya esta en español?

    Reply

    1. VBB Post author said:

      Hola, no estoy segura… Buscastes en Amazon? Saludos!

      Reply

    2. VBB Post author said:

      Hola, no estoy segura… Buscastes en Amazon? Saludos!

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Facebook

SuperWebTricks Loading...

On Twitter

TGIF!!! This has felt like the longgggest week and I’m so ready to unwind! 🍷 Did any of you guys shop today??? In case you hadn’t noticed, leopard print is a huge part of this year’s #NSALE and I’m here for it! My… https://t.co/4PT96VhX3I

My #NSale post is live!!!! Early picks on the blog & more coming soon! Link in bio or https://t.co/2aGacVHIKU ⭐️🛍 @ Austin, Texas https://t.co/gPgemSP7rD

Have you guys read any of the Harry Hole novels by Jo Nesbø??? 🕵🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♀️ I am such a huge fan of this series and it feels like the books keep getting better and better! KNIFE, his latest, is out now and is perhaps… https://t.co/pvMapzWLkN

What makes you feel most at home? 🏡 For me, it's a cup of coffee, and oversized sweater and a good book I can escape into. In #UnderCurrents, the latest from #1 NYT bestselling author norarobertsauthor (out today!),… https://t.co/AU3uPMybha

Did you guys have a nice weekend??? It was so so good to unplug and spend time with my family. I needed that break badly and bet you guys did too! I finished two books (yay!!!) and binged watched Stranger... https://t.co/YH3Mm6cw5h

Happy 4th!!! 🇺🇸🎇📖 What are you guys up to today?! I just put a 🍓cake in the oven (see stories for recipe), then we’re headed to see spidermanmovie in a while, and bbq-ing tonight with family! @ Austin, Texas https://t.co/YcbYziYpzr

Any recent beauty faves to share??? This week on the blog I’m sharing some June faves... products I’ve been using & loving!!! Makeup, skincare and hair! Head to https://t.co/ceJxaS8pnV or link in bio to see what made my list… https://t.co/0eEP5sCRTZ

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱?! 📖
.
I’ve been so distractible for some reason lately and so haven’t read much in the past week. But took today day off and planning on doing some serious catch up! I’m reading LOCK EVERY… https://t.co/9pV4XDEOjs

#Laneigegiftedme their CREAM SKIN TONER & MOISTURIZER and cannot tell you how much I have loved it! I’ve never used a product quite like this one before. It’s a 2-and-1 hybrid that preps and softens like a toner,… https://t.co/vYkkQXJWEh

The #SteelBrothers saga continues with BREATHLESS by @HelenHardt — out today! In some ways, Marjorie & Bryce's love story was years in the making, rife with angst, tension, mystery and red-hot chemistry. Read the… https://t.co/1WbIaEZDac

Load More...
SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG