It’s no secret that D and I are HUGE fans of The Blackstone Affair by the Brilliance that is Raine Miller!!!! We Love Raine Miller and we LOVE Ethan Blackstone, seriously is there a woman alive who hasn’t been affected by Mr. Blackstone?!?!?! We are beyond excited that Eyes Wide Open is now available in paperback and we would like to celebrate with a little Giveaway 🙂 Ok, it’s not so little of a Giveaway!!! Keep reading 🙂
Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair #3) by Raine Miller
The third instalment 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.
Eyes Wide Open Teaser ~Ethan~
I don’t know what compelled me to open my eyes. Probably the breathing on my face smelling faintly of jam, but regardless, I now understand why horror movies with children in them are without a doubt, the most terrifying films of all. There is nothing quite like a silent child staring at you while you’re sleeping, or even better, when you wake up.
Some questions come to mind pretty fuckin’ quick. Like how long have you been standing there watching over me like one of the ill-fated Grady sisters from The Shining ?
Scared the ever-living shit out of me for about two seconds.
And then she smiled.
“Uncle Ethan is awake!” she yelled at the top of her lungs as she ran to the door, flinging it wide open on the hinges.
Ethan–Eyes Wide Open
~Nic’s Review of Eyes Wide Open~
Ever since I finished reading All In by Raine Miller I have been counting down the days until the release of Eyes Wide Open! I can’t get enough of Brynne and Ethan, I’m so addicted to the Blackstone Affair series! I promise you Eyes Wide Open was worth the wait 🙂 I can’t put into words how completely Eye Wide Open consumed me with love for Ethan and Brynne and their powerful love story. By far the best Blackstone Affair novel yet!! Raine Miller has once again completely captivated me, I couldn’t get enough of Eyes Wide Open!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this read!
Eyes Wide Open continues where All In left off, with Ethan and Brynne at Ethan’s sister’s house. It was fabulous meeting “Uncle Ethan”, I think it made me fall in love with this series even more as Ethan has become much more real, for lack of better words. I definitely felt that we got a much better look at who Ethan really is and what happened to make him the man he is now. I also felt that the connection between Byrnne and Ethan was much stronger and more developed. It reminded me why this is one of my favourite love stories.
I have to give kudos to Raine Miller for writing a series that reads like it was written by a Brit, not an easy feat. Being English I speak, read and write North American and British english. North American english is nothing like British english and it amazes me how simple little words and phrases helped me connect more to this series, I feel like I’m home when reading The Blackstone Affair. I love reading about my sexy alpha dirty mouthed english gentleman 😉
For those of you not familiar with The Blackstone Affair series you are missing out on a brilliant series. For those of you who have not yet read Eyes Wide Open, what are you waiting for?!? Eyes Wide Open will have you on the edge of your seat with anticipation as to what will happen next. There are some brilliant twists and turns that I can assure you, will leave gobsmacked 😉 And lets not forget, in true Blackstone fashion, Eyes Wide Open is a scorching SEXY HOT read!! I can’t wait for the 4th instalment in The Blackstone Affair, Ethan and Brynne’s love story continues! A sexy hot romance full of suspense that will leave you begging for more. 5+++/5 N.
~D’s Review of Eyes Wide Open~
Raine Miller you have rocked my socks once again!!!
What can I say? Ethan Blackstone has become an iconic book boyfriend. When he was introduced to us in Naked, he was hard, closed off and sexy as hell. In All In, Raine Miller showed us the vulnerable side of Ethan. It made us want him even more because not only was he still sexy as ever but you want to hold his heart.
In EYES WIDE OPEN, Raine pulled out all the stops. She made Ethan Blackstone the ultimate book boyfriend. There isn’t a thing that women everywhere wouldn’t do to own his heart were he to be real rather than fictional. This time we saw his filthy, dirty and hot as all get out side where you wish he were buried inside of you and never leave. We got to see his vulnerable side and this time much more so than the last two installments. He pulled at your heart that you would do anything to take on his pain and relieve him of his demons. There was still hard and edgy Ethan whom you knew meant business and that he just didn’t play around when it came to keeping Brynne safe. But aside from all of this, Raine Miller added another layer; another dimension to Ethan and it was this side of him that has me wrecked and putty in his fictional hands. She showed us an Ethan who is so warm, compassionate, caring, playful and endearing.
Holy hell pin me down with those hands that command you to do his bidding. Rivet me with the intensity of those blue eyes that tell you so much and are a window to all that is Ethan. Consume me with those words that speak of everything that his body cannot and that promise you forever.
The story—the suspense and thrill of it was fantastic and held you captive. I did not want to put it down. Raine Miller had your ‘spidey senses’ tingling throughout the last half of the book. She added more layers to the story without rehashing things into boredom. There were more dimensions not only through the characters but through the story as well. She brought secondary characters to the forefront a little more which added to the depth of the main characters. The continuity of the story from the second installment to this one was seamless.
Another aspect of Raine Miller’s writing that I absolutely love is her attention to small details. Especially when there is a suspense/thriller aspect to it. You find yourself having these light bulb moments when you realize how these little details all came into play in the big picture of it all. Simply brilliant!
There is so much more that I want to say about EYES WIDE OPEN but that would mean giving you spoilers so… you’ll just have to read this one to see what has me ramped up and high on Raine Miller and Ethan Blackstone.
Raine Miller knows how to write it all and had my emotions going form 0-60 with a page turn. Step into the world of Ethan Blackstone with your ‘eyes wide open’ cuz you don’t want to miss a thing. D 5/5
Raine Miller has been reading romance novels since she picked up that first Barbara Cartland book at the tender age of thirteen. And it’s a safe bet she’ll never stop, because now she writes them too! Granted Raine’s stories are edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave, but to her way of thinking, a hot, sexy hero never goes out of fashion. A part-time teacher and writer of sexy romance stories every other chance she gets pretty much fills her days. She has a handsome prince of a husband, and two brilliant sons to pull her back into the real world if the writing takes her too far away. Her sons know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any, thank God! Raine loves to hear from readers and to chat about the characters in her books.
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