Monday, May 13, 2013

ARC BOOK REVIEW...Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair #3) by Raine Miller

Title:  Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair, #3)
Author:  Raine Miller
Publication Date: May 14th 2013 by Atria Books
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:  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.


Normally, I tend to recap the story but quite frankly there wasn't a whole lot to retell.  The story was slow and morbid, the ending was entirely rushed, and the characters generally didn't have a whole lot of  growth development.

"Eyes Wide Open" is the third AND NOT the last installment of Raine Miller's Blackstone Affair series.  A lot is explained here like the story behind Ethan's scars and night terrors, the identity of Brynne's stalker, and even why Brynne wasn't feeling well at the end of Book two, "All In."

I will comment that for a good part of this novel, Ethan and Brynne are still figuring themselves and each other out and with time running to a close I kept thinking that they better get their sh*& together fast!!

I was also excitedly annoyed to see that there's going to be a FOURTH BOOK!! 
"SAY WHAAATTT?!" Yep, Raine Miller likes to torture us readers with the wait till the end of the year to see the ACTUAL CONCLUSION of the series and I can't help but think why? Why is a fourth book necessary? Everything is already nicely tied together and our couple already has their happy ending.  Why Raine Miller why?! *Waahhh!*

There better be some more wedding glimpses since Miller cut that very vaguely in "Eyes Wide Open" and some baby action!! Plus too, I would like to see what's going on with Gaby and Ivan!! They've officially peaked my interest.

My Rating:

-Overall : 8
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8

Where to get your copy!:
Banres and Noble

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