Review: Eyes Wide Open by Raine Miller

Eyes Wide Open
Raine Miller
The Blackstone Affair Part 3
May 14, 2013
Publisher: Atria Book
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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.

“He’d brought me out from the dark and into the light.”
Well ladies, in the words of every one’s all time favorite book boyfriend Ethan Blackstone ~ this story was bloody brilliant! What a perfect addition to the Blackstone Affair. I was overwhelmed with such intense, raw emotions, not only in Eyes Wide Open, but throughout this entire journey with these two wonderfully messed up, beautiful characters!
“My kinky, foul-mouthed, romantic gentleman lover.”
Not only was Eyes Wide Open incredibly sexy, it was true to the title. It opened my eyes to realize just how vulnerable one could be when you are so dedicated and in love with someone that it hurts to breathe. I want that kind of love someday. The kind of love that Ethan and Brynne has. The kind of love that hurts SO GOOD!
“We connected so perfectly it almost hurt to feel it. Not almost – it fucking did!”
This was an intense read for me. I was constantly second guessing myself on who the enemy was going to be. This definitely had me on the edge of my seat. I had to finish it all in one night. I HAD TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!!! See….I am a VERY patient woman! *Winks* I had the biggest smile on my face throughout most of the book. There were times when I was of course angry, and calling the delicious Mr. Blackstone a “jackass!” But let’s be honest, we are constantly calling the hero of a novel a jackass at some point in time, am I right? When I wasn’t smiling or secretly wanting to smack someone upside the head, I was downright balling my eyes out. Seriously, why do authors have to be so damn good, that they make me sob uncontrollably at a bloody book?! Well, it just goes to show you that Raine Miller is a freakin’ genius. Even while Raine is writing about banana probes, raspberries, olives, or peaches, she still manages to make us fall in love with Ethan and Brynne and helps us to believe in the kind of love that awakens the soul.
“I think I became real when I met you.”
Please check out my reviews for Part 1 and Part 2 of the Blackstone Affair!

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