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All In

(The Blackstone Affair #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  54,101 ratings  ·  2,119 reviews
The second part in The Blackstone Affair series!

Looming danger. A love worth fighting for. A man who’ll go all in.

Ethan Blackstone has a problem on his hands. He’s broken Brynne’s trust and she’s left him. He’s unwilling to live without her and isn’t giving up—he’s dead-set on getting his beautiful American girl back. The passion between them was explosive, but the secret
Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published November 9th 2012 by Raine Miller Romance (first published November 8th 2012)
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~ Becs ~
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone


At last, one of the most hotly anticipated sequels of the year is finally here and it’s another sexy read, probably about twice as long as Naked and, interestingly, told entirely from Ethan’s POV.

We pick up exactly where we left them at the end of Naked with Brynne running from Ethan and Ethan losing his head in rage and grief and regret. He’s a broken man at the beginning of this one, a wretched cre
Review posted on Talk Supe

"With Ethan everything was fast, intense…combustive."

Before I begin my review, I have to tell you I may be a bit biased when it comes to this book. You see, when I read the first book of this series, Naked, I had envisioned the hero, Ethan Blackstone, to be David Gandy. As some of you may know, I am a bit obsessed with that beautiful man. Okay, maybe not a little – more like a LOT obsessed. So when I read the teaser for ALL IN and realized that it would

Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

4 Stars! I was ALL IN...hook, line and sinker! Great second installment, but the ending had me scratching my head!

A pretty good second installment in this series, but not quite as riveting as the first book. Through the first few chapters the reader definitely feels the anguish and desperation that consumes Ethan over the mess he’s in with Brynne. He gives himself a good bashing and is very self-deprecating, not that I felt he needed to be. I loved being i
Book review 11/9/12: Awesome book 2... Highly entertaining throughout most of it. My only complaint is that it seemed to drag at times, where as book one kept my interest throughout the whole thing & had me begging for more at the end. Not that I wanted another cliffhanger because hell no I absolutely did not. lol. Don't get me wrong, I still loved the book, slight dragging & all. Who wouldn't love Ethan & all of his yummy glory? He is probably one of my favorite male characters & I just loved t ...more
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★★! All in, book 2 of 4. The suspenseful continuation of Ethan Blackstone’s all-consuming romance saga with his American girl while trying to protect her & uncover secrets in a deadly high-stakes political game!

“It’s all in for me. And I want it to be all in for you too.”
“All in?” She brought her palm to my cheek and held it there, her questioning look so genuine…
…“A poker term. Means to bet everything you have on the cards you’re holding. You’re what I’m holding.”
Aestas Book Blog
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it

Ok. I loved this book. And I love Ethan Blackstone. A lot.

This is a spoiler-free review.

ALL IN starts off exactly the moment after book #1, Naked, ends and continues the story from Ethan’s point of view.

As a quick recap/intro, Ethan is the head of a high end security firm hired to protect Brynne, an American student studying in London. When they meet, they have an undeniable connection and so begins their story…

“She was different from the beginning. Special. My beautiful American girl…. it
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was super duper excited when this got released. Ethan is my literary hero after reading Naked and I couldn’t wait to read more about him & Brynne in All In.

I was slightly disappointed with the second novel. Even though the book was longer, it feels like not a lot happened in terms of the story line.

I still loved the book and Ethan’s POV. We get to a see a completely different side of him. He really truly cares for Brynne and says the sweetest things to her. He made my friggen heart melt! I do
I loved book one but this one read as if someone else wrote it. Ethan is portrayed in such a juvenile fashion, I was hard pressed to remember that man is in his 30's. All the hard, rough, charismatic edginess that I loved in Ethan in book one is replaced by a simpering, hormonal teenager. Paired with a weak story line, annoyingly crude dialogue, and it's one dimensional presentation, I am floored by how different this book is written. ...more
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Oct 03, 2012 rated it really liked it

I was really excited to read the highly anticipated sequel to Raine Millers first book Naked. So on release day I immediately put down what I was reading to pick it up. There were a couple things that I didn't like and I want to get them out of the way so I can GUSH about the things I did LOVE. All In was good but left me thinking and feeling a little differently than the first book. In the first book "Naked" you were left on the edge of your seat screaming at your kindle "NO
Kellie Maddox-Ward

Ok so this part of the book cracked me up.. Literally Lolling!

hit it off by talking books- something trending about a very young billionaire and his obsession with an even younger woman... and sex... Lots of erotic sex scenes in this book, like apparently every page.

Neil and I looked sympathetically at each other and had absolutely nothing to add ti the conversation. I mean who reads this crap? Who has time? Why even read about sex in a book when you can have it instead? I don't get that. An
Sophia Triad
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it

“You said you were all in.”
“I am. With you, Brynne, I am, and I have been from the very start.” 

Ethan Blackstone behaves like a lovesick puppy after Brynne left him at the end of previous book. He writes her a letter describing how he feels. And it works! Brynne will talk to him again.

“I knew I had found my angel at last and I would hold onto her with everything I had.” 

We have Ethan's POV in this book. I have to be honest that sometimes I couldn't believe that an Alpha male would think a
Sep 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2readseries

Wow. I finished the book and all I can ask is WTH happened? Ethan turned into a complete wuss and the writing came across as more of a teenage couple instead of adult. I'm totally shocked at how different the voice of the author is in All In compared to Naked. I realize this story is told from Ethan's POV but still the writing felt totally generic, boring, no substance or emotional draw like I felt from the first book. This story totally ruined Ethan's character for me. All the self-assurance an
Lise *friends don't flag*

Is it Friday yet?

Yep... Friday has come and gone and I got my Ethan fix. Waiting on Part 3
So I can touch that goatee

And bite that bottom lip

Oh.. and perhaps enjoy a smoke in the tub
 ♥  Barb ♥
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 stars for the one and only
**HOT/SEXY Mr.Blackstone**

"I want my cock in you all night long."

This is the continued love story of Ethan and Brynne. It picks right up where "NAKED" ended. "ALL IN" is told in Ethan's POV, and he is just PERFECT and AMAZING. Ethan has some secrets in his past, that have not been revealed and we are just now seeing the whole truth about poor Brynne's past. I love this book series and can't wait to see how this story unfolds in Part 3.... "EYES WIDE OPEN"

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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
After the ending of Naked, things are not going very well for Ethan and Brynne. They both have a lot of baggage not to mention the new threat that is hanging over Brynne's head. They really need to find a way to trust each other.

I loved the emotional drama that the book started off with but again, it was way too short. These two are so passionate that I wanted to feel that. Not just have things swept over. The letter was a nice touch though. And it was interesting getting the whole book from Et
Very Disappointing!

After being so excited, mesmerized, and blown away by Naked, I couldn't wait to start the second book of the Blackstone trilogy. What a bummer it turned out to be.

Ethan was just about my perfect hero in Naked. He was confident, successful, caring, considerate, and completely fixated and obsessed with Brynne. I was expecting my love and obsession for this character to intensify with this second installment, and instead I am left feeling like I just had a bucket of cold water du
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot
5 Dirty Talking Stars!!!!!! - Get codes for Facebook, Hi5, MySpace and more

All In is the continuation of Brynne and Ethan's love affair ♥ Ethan has broken Brynne's trust; she trusted him with her heart and to always tell her the truth, but he failed and now he has to win her back.

“I wouldn’t ever keep the truth from her again.”

We learn much more about Brynne's shocking past, how she feels about it and how they deal with it as a couple.
“Ethan knows what happened to me and there is no way he could possibly love me now.”

Gemma (8447283481)
Duchess Nicole
So I liked it...hence the three stars. It passed the time. But I wasn't bowled over. There was a LOT of obsession on Ethan's end. Every single thought was about Brynne. It was worse than reading a YA book with loads of hard ons. Seriously, the man gets a hard on every time he thinks of Brynne...which is ALL THE TIME!

However, I tend to like the super protective men, and Ethan is definitely that, or at least tries to be. Not Kristen Ashley protective by any means...the man runs a security firm but
Mar 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Enemies of mine
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"Gabrielle and Elaina seemed to hit it off by talking books-something trending about a very young billionaire and his obsession with an even younger woman...and sex. Lots of erotic sex scenes in the book, like apparently on every page.
Neil and I looked sympathetically at each other and had absolutely nothing to add to the conversation. I mean, who reads this crap? Who has time? Why even read about sex in a book when you can have it instead? I don't get that. And billionaires
Georgia ♥
PGJ's (Pavlina & Georgia & JenRider) Weekend BookClub!

"All in" according to Wikipedia
A player faced with a current bet who wishes to call but has insufficient remaining stake, may bet the remainder of his stake and declare himself all in.

"All in" according to (the one and only) Ethan Blackstone
If you come with me you’re signing on for all of me, Brynne. I don’t know any other way to be with you. It’s all in for me. And I want it to be all in for you too. [...] A poker term. Means to bet everyth
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4 ALL IN or NOTHING STARS*****

"All In" picks up exactly where we left off at the end of "Naked".
Brynne has run out on Ethan after having found out his secret that he was working for her father by protecting her.
Poor Ethan is devastated.
For almost a week he is living in despair and I'm wondering if my sexy and dashing Ethan Blackstone is going to make an appearance in this installment.

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He decides to woo Brynne with a letter, and of course, it works!
For most of the book Ethan was like a l
Jennifer Kyle
Sep 28, 2012 rated it liked it
”I don’t know any other way to be with you. It’s all in for me. And I want it to be all in for you too.”

Ethan Blackstone has it BAD for Brynne. His feelings borderline obsession or addiction. He loves her from the get go and those feelings have only intensified with time. His love for Brynne and his desire to keep her safe are put to the test in this sequel.

Brynne finds herself in danger in this sequel:


There is a video somewhere out there documenting a horrific criminal act perpetrated again
Ethan's POV....absolutely perfect! Just the type of hero I love! ...more
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 Fabulous ReRead Stars♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

All In begins where Naked ends. Ethan knows a secret about Brynne and is not forthcoming. She finds out and runs.

Ethan knows what happened to me and these is no way he could possible love me now.

I felt like Ethan wanted to consume me at times. He overwhelmed me from the first and was definitely a demanding lover, but one thing was certain, I wanted everything he'd ever given me. I found that out once I left him.

Ethan is devastated that Brynne has left but he knows
Nov 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Am I the only one that feels a little empty reading these books?? There is something missing, I don't know what it is. The pacing may have something to do with it.
I feel like I am missing some part of my womanliness, because everyone else seems to be gagging for Ethan and I am just, meh.
I am not even sure I liked this book being all from Ethan's point of view. Are we going to get a mix of the two of them in the final?

Also about half way through this book it started to drag. I put it down to hav
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 stars for Ethan!!! I mean, 5 stars for all in... Love that this book was from Ethan's pov. It picked up right where Naked left off. I enjoyed it more than the first. We got a little more of Ethan's background and learned a little more about Brynne's story. And did I mention that this book was hot?!? Seriously hot! Ethan was super sexy and swoony in this one! Looking forward to book 3 (fingers crossed that its from Ethan's pov!) ...more
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When Raine Miller sent me the ARC of All In (The Blackstone Affair #2), I kind of freaked. I mean this week had some of the best releases ever, but I really wanted to read this and get the review up by release day. Yet I felt like I had to re-read Naked (The Blackstone Affair #1) first. I needed to get back in the zone, you know? In this case, because the first book was fairly short, it was kind of easy to do, except for all the times
Isabella Francesca
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-male

I don't know about you people, BUT I LOVE IT!!!!!

“I know you’re scared but I want you to give us a chance anyway. You’re not meant to be alone. You’re meant to be with me.”

Sigh. I have no idea where to start...
Since I didn't made any review with the first book (because I was such in a hurry to start the second one), I'd like to keep this short and simple.

First off: If you are a big fan of Fifty Shades of Grey Series, Crossfire series, On Dublin Street, Insufferable proximity
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: author
Shelves: reviewed
Quick review:

Cover: Love it
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: Smoking
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: Love Ethan’s POV
Characters: Well done
Plot: Inside the mind of an alpha male man
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Of course
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Ethan

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

Loved this book. I loved to see the inside of the head to find out just how vulnerable he was. Strong and protective and a loveable on the inside. I loved his relationship with his father. And I can’t wait to find out how he intera
Kelly| Just Another Horror Reader
Loved it! Want the next one now, please!!!!
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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 sto ...more

Other books in the series

The Blackstone Affair (5 books)
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  • Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair, #3)
  • Rare and Precious Things (The Blackstone Affair, #4)
  • The Blessings of Ethan Blackstone (The Blackstone Affair, #5)

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“And even if you hate me for what I did, I'll still love you. If you won't see me, I'll still love you. I'll still love you because you are mine. Mine, Brynne. In my heart you are, and nobody can take that away from me. Not even you. E” 135 likes
“I have no intentions of letting you go.” I swallowed hard. “If you come with me you’re signing on for all of me, Brynne. I don’t know any other way to be with you. It’s all in for me. And I want it to be all in for you too.” 54 likes
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