What if the truth about a famous painting was not what it’s been told to be? What if it was not even the original work and a different painting had inspired its creation? The story of a painting… The motivation behind the work, Flaming June—Romanticist painter, Lord Frederic Leighton’s magnum opus—a woman sleeping in a chair. Hauntingly beautiful, but with its inspiration locked away in the mystery of times past.
Burdened with family skeletons and agonizing guilt, an unwilling Lord Rothvale, one Graham Everley, returns from a long sojourn in Ireland to attend to the obligations awaiting him in England. The last thing he imagines to find is his destiny, but find her he does. Imogene Byron-Cole, a girl as lovely as her past is tragic. Graham can’t walk away from her, and so he marries her instead, in spite of an increasingly tangled web of troubles that threaten to destroy the very foundation of his entire existence.
As Graham and Imogene start out on their journey together, they express their love through a series of portraits. The art ensnares them completely, and in the end, becomes their salvation, bearing them through their deepest pain of loss, and inspiring a masterwork.
[This will be book one of a three part saga in the Rothvale Legacy Historical Prequel series.]
The Muse - Book I - Graham Everley
The Rogue - Book II - Clive Gravelle
The Stargazer - Book III - Colin Everley
It has been awhile since I have read a historical romance novel & Raine Miller blew me away with this story! I seriously fell in love all over again with reading this. I read these kind of books as a teenager but this story is far more than I had ever read.
Graham's love is so strong and passionate for Imogene that I could not help it but when I read this story, my heart just fluttered sooo much as did hers in this story.
Graham Everly, Lord Rothvale....I want my own Graham one day. Imogene is one lucky lady to have him. Their love for one another is so passionate you feel it as you read through each page. This is what I love about Raine Miller's writing. She sets up each scene and writes with such clarity that you feel that you have jumped into the pages with the characters.
Imogene, a well mannered lady in the presence of others, is one hot fierce woman once Graham comes around. She and Graham teach each other about love, desire and pushing the boundaries. The go from tender to steamy in a matter of sentences and I love it.
Art is a huge symbol of what these 2 main characters love & how they express their love for one another.
There are some twists throughout this love story that keep you on your toes.
Truly this story made me fall in love again with the simple face of being in love. Love can be expressed in many ways and Raine Miller shows us exactly that.
Go get this book! A 2014 MUST READ!
5 Cherries Popped
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 former teacher, she's now writing sexy romance stories full time. 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. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.RaineMiller.com to sign up for updates and her newsletter with links to upcoming books. Also, you can text RAINE to 96000 if you prefer.