ARC Review: Eyes Wide Open by Raine Miller

Eyes Wide OpenGoodreads synopsis of Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair #3)
Eyes Wide Open releases on May 14, 2013!

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Asian Chick, Karmen’s Review of Eyes Wide Open
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Ethan Blackstone. He makes me want to smoke Cloves. He makes me want to move to London. He can’t just get enough–talk about insatiable! I can’t tell you how bad I need an Ethan Blackstone in my life.

Eyes Wide Open picks up right after the second book, after the chaos at the National Gallery.  Without spoiling the storyline and the surprises, Ethan is determined to protect Brynne, no matter what! And of course, Brynne is still trying to work through her horrific past and on top of everything else, she has a a crazy stalker after her.

We finally get a glimpse of Ethan’s past–what causes his nightmares and why he does certain things. But I was hoping for a little more to his story and if he eventually overcomes it (hint..hint..need a Blackstone Affair part 4 book! Oh wait…the talented Raine is currently writing a fourth book now–hell yes!). Eyes Wide Open is steamy, angsty, heartbreaking and had a bit of action in it!  As always, Ethan and Brynne’s romps are holy freaking hot and I can’t get enough of the alpha/dominating Ethan in the bedroom!

And little Zara, Ethan’s niece, completely stole the book. Absolutely adored her character!

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White Chick, Jenn’s Review of Eyes Wide Open
Rating:  4.5 stars out of 5

OK I have to say it I love Ethan Blackstone even though I know he is a fictional book character.  So this is the 3rd book in the Blackstone series about Brynne and Ethan.  First I have to say I was hooked after the first book and I could not get enough.  Oh the angst that follows these two around is heavy.

Ethan and Brynne both struggle with demons from their past and this sometimes causes issues with them.  One thing is for sure Ethan loves Brynne with everything he is and it makes you love him even more.  Now I don’t want you to get the impression that Ethan is a doormat to Brynne because he is the complete opposite of that.  Controlling, dominating, HOT, Sexy , etc – I could go on but with all that he has this great love for Brynne.

If I am being completely honest Brynne sometimes annoyed me but that could be mainly because when she annoyed me in the book it would adversely affect Ethan.  This book is kind of like a roller coaster ride there are some ups and some downs but it’s a great ride!!  I recommend this book and series and I LOVED the ending.  I won’t say anything else and ruin it!!!

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