Eyes Wide Open by Raine Miller

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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.

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Ena’s 4 star thoughts:

Can Brynne and Ethan overcome their pasts and have their happily ever after?

Can Brynne fight away demons that resurface in her life and threaten to take everything away from her?

Can Ethan face his demons and still keep his beautiful American girl?

A beautiful and powerful love story where being together will mend their souls and make them whole again.

Eyes Wide Open started off right where All In left with Ethan and Brynne visiting Ethan’s sister for the weekend to just get away from the stress that stays with them in London.

So let’s all face the fact that Ethan Blackstone is one hunk of an Alpha Male.  He is strong, determined, sexy as sin, dominate, and will fight for what and who he loves.  He will gladly give up his life for his “American girl” and he is just sexy with a capital S-E-X-Y.  Sometimes his character can be overbearing and controlling but it works for him and it makes him that much more desirable (for me at least).  He loves Brynne with every ounce of his being and will do whatever it takes to protect her, even if that means giving up his own life.  A man who knows how to rock it in the bedroom, will gladly die protecting you, doing anything and everything in his power to put a smile on your face, and can make you blush with just looking at you, who wouldn’t want that?  He is every bit of male and I can understand why Brynne was drawn to him in the very beginning.

Brynne Bennett is one lucky lady to get the attention from a man like Ethan Blackstone.   He is everything you could want in a man wrapped up in a pretty red and the English accent is just an added bonus.  Brynne is still dealing with her past and trying her best every day to move past it and overcome the demons she has tried to lock away for so long.  With new threats and situations being thrown her way can she overcome it all have her happily ever after with Ethan?  She is a strong and witty character but sometimes things become too deep, too intense that it calls for a “Waterloo”.   She will continue to fight tooth and nail for the life she knows she wants even though sometimes she doesn’t see herself being worthy of the type of love that comes with Ethan! 

Ethan and Brynne as a couple is downright yummy and interesting to watch.  The chemistry between them is so hot that I swear you can see fireworks shooting up in the sky.  There is so much passion between the two of them that it would take an act of God to keep them apart. 

“Your filthy mouth…” “You love the things I do to you with this filthy mouth.”

“Mmmm, I so do.” She grinned

“You’re right, Mr. Blackstone.”

(Oh goodness it makes me want that mouth on me – need a time out for a second “Waterloo……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………- Okay I am good now)

This couple will go through their ups and downs and they continue to fight tooth and nail to come out on the other side together.   Their passion and love for one another was obvious, they played hard and loved harder.  They knew they wanted their happily ever after and they would both stop at nothing until they got it.

I think Raine Miller did a good job on the third book I liked how we got both Ethan’s and Brynne’s POV throughout the book.  A solid third installment of the Blackstone Affairs series!