Eyes Wide Open, The Blackstone Affair party 3 by Raine Miller
Review by Feisty and Naughty Book Heaux
The third part in The Blackstone Affair series: A love on the brink of being destroyed. The fight of a lifetime to keep it alive.
Big surprises are on the horizon for Ethan and Brynne as they struggle to adjust to what life has thrown at them. Demons from the past are threatening to destroy the passionate bond they’ve forged despite their vow that nothing will ever keep them apart. A truly devastating loss coupled with the promise of a new hope opens their eyes to what is most important, but is it possible for the lovers to move on from the painful histories that continue to haunt them? A stalker is still lurking in the shadows, plotting evil amidst the distraction of the 2012 Olympic games in London. Brynne and Ethan are on the cusp of losing everything as the stakes rise. Will they yield to circumstances beyond their control or will they give every ounce of fight they have left to save each other and win the ultimate prize of a life together?
Eyes Wide Open is a passion-wrought story that shows us what pure love can achieve when tested and what the heart can accomplish despite danger and adversity.
Feisty and Naughty give this awesome book 5 stars!!!
Feisty’s Review – Ok, there is not much I can tell about this book without completely spoiling the entire thing for you! So I’m going to have to tread carefully because I don’t want to give ANYTHING away! First of all, Naughty and I are doing the review together – we both did the first two, so we thought it was appropriate that we do this one together – and well, really it’s so we wouldn’t fight over Ethan!!! Let’s be real honest here!
Eyes Wide Open is told from both Brynne and Ethan’s POV. I love this because with each thing that happens I wanted to know what they were thinking. So much goes down in this book, I didn’t want to miss anything. It picks up right where All In leaves off. They are at Ethan’s sister and brother in law’s home, Halborough. I have read both of Raine’s historical romance novels and I love how she weaves both into this story. If you’ve read them, you will have fun reading how both books fit in here. If not, no worries, you won’t miss anything in the book. It just adds to the connections with everything. Ethan’s family is wonderful and his relationship with his little niece is so sweet. And from there, story takes off like a rocket and doesn’t stop until the last page. So that’s really all I can tell you!
Ethan is sexy and sweet and ever the foul mouthed gentleman. His and Brynne’s love for each other blossoms to heights you didn’t think would be possible. We learn exactly what happened to Ethan as a POW and his reaction to Brynne after telling her leaves him feeling as though he has lost her. All the characters you’ve grown to love are back and so wonderful. I can’t tell you how fantastic this story is! There is so much that goes on I’m busting at the seams to tell you, but I can’t. It’s a beautiful love story that proves that love can overcome anything if you want it badly enough. These two are fantastic together. They are open and honest with each other, no games. Love that! And there is one love scene that will leave you breathless. Ok, all the love scenes are great, but one in particular I found incredibly sexy and hot as #@*%, as Ethan would say!
Now it’s Naughty’s turn to tell you what she thought!!
I was enthralled with this book from the outset. It totally took my breath away and held me captive throughout. Raine Miller’s style of writing is absolutely mesmerising. This lady tells a story that will tug at your heartstrings and have you falling even more madly in love with the delicious Ethan Blackstone (if that’s even possible) Eyes Wide Open continues their journey and the trials and tribulations they have to endure to find their happy ever after. People and circumstance conspire to tear them apart. There is danger lurking in the background, and while Ethan is doing his best to protect Brynne, he cannot protect her from the unknown.
In Eyes Wide Open we are treated to an ever increasing softer side to Ethan. His wonderful nature is ubiquitous throughout and left me sighing and starry eyed. His love for Brynne and his need to have her by his side is so touching. Brynne is his rock and she saves him from himself and his tortured past. His need to hold her close is as much for his sanity as it is for her safety. She is his strength and the only person to keep him from drowning in his dark thoughts. Brynne too has her own demons and fears to conquer and here again Ethan is determined to help her overcome them.
I loved Ethan’s relationship with his sister and her family and it is here we see another side to Mr.Blackstone. I enjoyed the lighter moments in this highly dramatic and edge of your seat story! The bond he has with them is beautiful to read, and I adored getting to see ‘Uncle’ Ethan let his hair down, so to speak. Of course Ethan still has his potty mouth and he is sexy as hell… there are many hot scenes that will have you fanning yourself big time! I mean this is Ethan Blackstone we are talking about…we wouldn’t expect anything less!
There are many LOL moments where I laughed so hard at Ethan, one in particular when he was so obviously out of his comfort zone. I don’t want to spoil anything so I will leave that for you to find out.
All in all I enjoyed Eyes Wide Open immensely and would like to say well done to Raine Miller on a fantastic read and a beautifully written story. I am missing Ethan already and look forward to the next installment with bated breath!