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.
©2016 Raine Miller. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I really loved the synopsis for this book and the cover was hot, so I was looking forward to getting my teeth into the story. Sadly I felt a little let down, the story was a little too cheesy and I felt that billionaire Caleb was a little too mushy for my taste. I felt as if I was just going through the motions to get to the end of the story and I was not invested in the main characters. Brooke annoyed me for some reason and I could not connect with her or her traumas (which is unlike me). Written in dual POV, normally my favourite, but parts of the story seemed jumpy and a little too rushed. Enjoyable in places, with a shocker revelation that I did not see coming at the end, but even so it just didn't work for me.
The story was good but when Mr. York spoke as "Brooke" it was creepy. Ms. Frances (Brooke) talked too fast. This audible would have been better if both Mr. York and Ms. Frances spoke as their respective character.
This is a good story if you're just looking for a simple romantic story to listen to. Though it was good enough for this purpose, the book itself does not seem to have been written well. There were obvious errors in the story. The male reader was OK but not exceptional, I thought he was not 100% convincing as a billionaire. The female reader would've been much more effective with a strong British accent since so much emphasis was placed on Brook's accent. In spite of all this, it served its purpose, I was looking for a simple romantic story to listen to.
"MEH - GOOD PREMISE.. BUT A CRUSHING DISAPPOINTMENT"
Who knows why with some books you can connect instantly to the characters and the story grabs your attention straight away and pulls you right in.. well unfortunately, with this listen, p I wasn't even remotely pulled in by either the boring characters or the lame storyline. Which was basically Caleb sees Brooke, quickly falls deeply in love with her and spends most of the book spouting out just how much he loves Brooke, worships Brooke, adores Brooke, Brooke has the perfect body, Brooke has a wonderful personality, poor Brooke what heartache she's had to endure, Brooke and he are just right together and his life without Brooke would be unthinkable.. see I bet you're already fed up with the many mushy musings by love struck Caleb - if not then try chapter.. after chapter.. after chapter of it. At one point I looked around for something to hurl into - coz it was just that sickly sweet.
There was a little bit of angst towards the end that maybe took up a chapter but other than that this was a tale of a rich Billionaire who instantly becomes besotted with an English woman who had, in the past, picked the wrong husband and tragedy, death and heartache ensued. So the stubborn woman wasn't going to make that mistake again.. the direction and choices in her life were going to be hers.. and only hers - but some things you just can't control - like love and when it'll happen to you. I don't usually mind insta love or lust but in this case it WASN'T special, spectacular, sexy, sizzling, riveting or even enjoyable. Dual POV's and good narrators whose talents were wasted on the wrong book.
Worth a credit? IMO - NO. There was zero connection between me and the characters, the narration somehow didn't work and the storyline was cheesy fluff - so if I had of used a credit on this listen then I'd be asking for it back.. in fact I still think I'll be asking for a $7.34 refund. But please don't just take my word for it because maybe you will want to bring it to life.. whereas I just wanted to bury it.
"Wonderful love story"
This is the first novel by this author for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the style of writing and flow. The characters were deep and I could not help but get engrossed to see how their story would end. For those enjoy a wonderful love story, I highly recommend it and I plan to read or listen to more by this author.
"Great Story !"
Loved both the voices in audiobook !
Will listen to this book again !
Can't wait for book #2
"Going blind by the cuteness"
Incoming review 😊
Caleb is filthy rich, successful and charming. After his father death he begins to question certain things, the indifference of his mother towards the family state and memories, made him feel responsible to solve this matter with his own hands.
Brooke came from England to America after a tragic incident, but that didn't stop her. She fought for her dreams and became a sweet beautiful woman working has an interior designer. She is young and to help her gramma, she has to work a second job. Life isn't easy...
They meet in a funny scenery, their story feels genuine. They both focus on what's important in life, so they feel comfortable with each other right from the start. One says it's faith, another says is ... luck... twin souls maybe...
They learn from each other although they are from different worlds. Past and hard truths come in their way, but they keep trying.
Right by the end 😲😲😲😲and that's all I'm going to say/ write for now.
Hope to get the next installment soon 😉
Great read, enjoyed it very much.
I recommend this book to everyone ❤️
"Slow Slow Slow"
The story unfolded so slowly you knew where it was going l-o-n-g before it got there. The male narrator spoke so slowly I kept looking to see if I had changed the speed on my player. Only reason I gave it one star is because it's nice to hear a guy treat his lady so well
I would have given this more but the female narrator was very monotone and I would tune her out. If she adds a little more emotion in her character it would have been better.
"“Filthy Rich” entwines your soul"
“Filthy Rich” entwines your soul and hijacks the mind and body!
All with, an ingenious, sexy and yet whimsical storyline!
You can’t hide nor deny that remarkable flare! The one that brings out magic, that spark, that touch of aww and that touch of sheer breath taking beauty. Which has hearts quivering with every sense of the word. A 10 Star in my opinion!!
Raine Miller brings us one of the best books of the decade! A story that incompasses, what true beauty is all about!
"Filthy Rich #1"
I love this book from the beginning to the end. Raine Miller left no words untold amongst Caleb and Brooke. Can't wait for the next book to be written in this series.
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