Review & Giveaway: Eyes Wide Open by Raine Miller

Title: Eyes Wide Open: The Blackstone Affair, Book 3
Author: Raine Miller
Series: Eyes Wide Open: The Blackstone Affair, Book 3
Source: NetGalley in exchanged for an unbiased review
Where to buy: Amazon

Description: 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.

REVIEW: Eyes Wide Open is the 3rd book in the Blackstone Affair series and the best of the series. From the first book I was hooked and it wasn’t a secret that this was the most anticipated book of the month. I am happy to say that this 3rd installment did not disappoint. If you read All In (book 2) of the series you have probably made the right conclusion, yes she is…(if you read book 2 then you know what this means), if you haven’t read book 2 then do not delay because Eyes Wide Open promises everything you have been waiting for.

In this installment there are so many surprises and terrible outcomes. Brynne past has come back full force and it is threatening her happiness and her happily ever after with Ethan. Ethan on the other hand is fighting with all he has to maintain his beautiful American girl with him. There is a lot happening between them, changes that must be made to make sure Brynne is safe. Their past plays an important part in this book, their love and understanding for each other is put to the test,  but one thing that hasn’t change is the explosive and steamy sex between them. Ethan seem to only find his center and calm when he is inside Brynne. Their sex is steamy, passionate and detailed. I think this is the most sex I have read in the series  but it is also the most dramatic, passionate and heart wrenching of all.

If you thought Brynne could not take any more drama you are in for a big surprise. She is a lot stronger than she was portrait on the first 2 books, her intelligence and calm personality is exactly what Ethan needs when his past comes back to hunt him. I think this book exploits Ethan’s feelings and frustration rather well. The author did a fantastic job detailing Ethan & Brynne’s ordeal.

“My hand brushed over my cock as I washed, reminding me of what I’d done to her after that nightmare. She took everything I wanted to give her when it came to the sex, with no protest, no complaint, just willing and generous every time with her body, helping me to come down from the terror.”

Ethan’s secret about what he went through in Afghanistan while being a prisoner and the reason for his nightmares is finally discussed and explained, his pain and heart wrenching confession squeezed my heart to the point of tears. I enjoyed his reaction to the big  news once it was confirmed and his support was what finally did it for me. He is the sweetest man of all. A girl’s dream if you know what I mean.

“You look so beautiful waiting for me to fuck you up against this shower all. You love to be fucked on walls, don’t you?”

We also get to understand Brynne’s reasons for wanting to show beauty through her modeling. I loved every one of the pages because in each page there was an example of how Ethan is every woman’s dream. He is sexy, attentive, horny and dirty mouthed.

“Then I’m going to take my cock out of your divine cunt and fuck you beautiful mouth with it. And watch your lovely lips wrap around it and suck me dry”

He is insatiable, and his dirty talk can make any woman quiver. I could keep telling you about it but I think it isn’t fair I ruin it for you if I get into more details. Get this book because it is worthy. If after reading it you aren’t left with the need to change your underwear then You and I have not read the same book!

If you can’t wait to read this book by all means, buy it now. I am hopeful that Raine Miller give us more Blackstone because I don’t think I have gotten enough of Ethan. I am wondering if our next treat has to do with an Olympics gold medal winner in archery who is as sexy as sin itself. I would love to read a story of Ivan, I was left hungry to learn more about him.


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All Comments

  • Yes, without a doubt!

    Joanne B 05/20/2013 5:25 pm Reply
  • Abso-freaking-lutely! 😀 But you know me. I wouldn’t pass any opportunity up, lol.

    Michelle Wilson 05/18/2013 4:13 pm Reply
  • In a heartbeat!

    Maria A. Malaveci 05/17/2013 9:30 pm Reply
  • Of course!!!! 🙂

    Jolene A 05/17/2013 8:13 pm Reply
  • Haha, YES without a doubt! 😉 Say it LOUD and PROUD! Lol!

    Thanks for the giveaway! Really looking forward to reading Eyes Wide Open!

    Tess xx


    Tess Halim 05/17/2013 4:24 pm Reply
  • YES!!

    Dawn Bush 05/16/2013 3:54 pm Reply
  • going to start reading the 1st book tonight

    Carmen Baker 05/14/2013 8:56 pm Reply

    Shelley Summers 05/14/2013 5:54 pm Reply
  • I would want to do what I could to help someone I loved like Brynne does for Ethan.

    Kimberly Perry 05/14/2013 10:09 am Reply
  • I’m not sure if I could be as giving as Brynne. Ethan scares me sometimes. I can’t wait to read EWO. I’m definitely rooting for them!

    Stephanie 05/14/2013 9:14 am Reply
  • for ethan…always!!!

    Kathy Power 05/14/2013 8:32 am Reply

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