Friday, July 26, 2013

Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair #3) by Raine Miller

Eyes Wide Open  (The Blackstone Affair #3) by Raine Miller
This is an adult romance/erotica novel (Rated NC-17)
(Three and a half Ethan Hearts)
Book Summary
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.
My Review 

While I loved Naked and enjoyed All In, I wasn’t in love with this installment. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t think it was worth a read. And I really love Ethan. I think he is a solid alpha male I would want to jump in bed with, lol.
One of the biggest problems I have with this story are the several chapters we spent with the reveal of a certain problem. I mean, I knew from the ending of the last book. However, it was just drawn out way too far. Having been in that situation, I just don’t believe that one would ignore the answer overnight after claiming to want to know. I could have done without all that drag out and gotten down to the issue itself and how it was going to pan out for the two of them. Instead, there were chapters of hints and obstacles to create some “figment anticipation”. I was just annoyed because I knew the outcome.
Problem number two. Although I didn’t pick the villain early in the series and I can’t even remember if that person was mentioned or not, I did identify them the first time they showed up on the page. It was too obvious for me. And sometimes I can overlook that and enjoy the story, but with that other business above, I wasn’t in the right frame of mind.
Overall, it was okay. And I’m still glad to have read the story. I think if I’d read them back to back, I might have appreciated this installment more. So if you haven’t yet read, then you have that option.
Audio Review
Grace Grant and Shane East narrated this one. I would have appreciated much more if they let him do the male parts and her the female ones. Then they could narrate the parts that were from the female and male POV. But alas, it was still good individually.
My book boyfriend Ethan.


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