Title: Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair ~ Book 3)
Author: Raine Miller | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Author Spotlight
Publication Date: May 14 2013
Publisher: Raine Miller Romance
Length: 272 Pages
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Source: Direct from Publisher via NetGalley
Cover Love: Not a fan, this is not how I picture Brynne at all.
Point of View: Alternating 1st person between both Brynne and Ethan
My Rating: 5 Stars
oooOOOooohhh how I have missed you, Ethan Blackstone. Although I had only recently started this series, even a few days without him felt like an eternity.
Eyes Wide Open picks up exactly where All In ended, as in there is hardly even a breath that has passed without our knowing it. And of course, the steam factor takes absolutely no time at all to heat up and sky rocket. I was fanning myself pretty early on... Ethan and Brynne are as always, electrifying together.
I very much enjoyed the progression of Ethan and Brynne's relationship. It was quite unique to have the first book in Brynne's point of view, the second in Ethan's, and then to have this book as dual. To be quite honest with you, there would have been no way that I could have been able to go back to 100% being from Brynne's perspective after being in Ethan's head. This story was made even better with it being dual, it worked perfectly.
As with the rest of the series I found there to be plenty of action to keep me on the edge of my seat. This time it wasn't just the stalker who is after Brynne but they also face some pretty big life decisions. I was happy to see that other than a small blip of panic, they were able to face everything together. Because of this it made them an even stronger couple.
As mentioned before, the sex scenes did not disappoint at all. But really, did you expect them to? Raine Miller has already proven she can write some sexy scenes, and with Ethan there is no way that the scene would not be hot. The man could just stand in the middle of the room, fully clothed, and you would still be feeling it. So yeah, there are plenty of hot and heavy scenes to look forward to.
And of course, there are plenty of Ethan Blackstone swoon moments. The man just has a way with words.
Thankfully, this is not the last that we will see of Brynne and Ethan. Wait... wait... wait.. before you start freaking out, I can confirm that Eyes Wide Open has a lovely ending. Don't think that because there is a fourth book planned that this ends on some kind of dreaded cliffhanger. The author has said that book four, which is currently scheduled for a December 2013 release, will take Brynne and Ethan beyond their happily ever after in Eyes Wide Open. This will be more of a stand alone novel, and really are there any complaints? I mean more Ethan Blackstone? Yes please.