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Eyes Wide Open

(The Blackstone Affair #3)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  39,739 ratings  ·  1,905 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 353 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by Atria Books
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Aestas Book Blog
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it


"Are you real?" He whispered, brushing up my face with the back of his fingers in a cherishing caress. "Because I'll want you forever."

Sexy, alluring and seductive!

Eyes Wide Open is an addictive tale of love, passion and mystery that will sweep you away.

This book starts off right where All In left off so we get to see an immediate continuation of Ethan and Brynne’s story as they work on strengthening and building their relationship in the midst of a
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
4 Dirty talkin’ panty dropin’ Ethan lovin’ stars!!!

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Ethan and his dirty mouth. It was crazy as hell, but that dirty talk did something to me.

Me too, Brynne... me too! There is just something about Mr. Blackstone...

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My kinky, foul-mouthed romantic gentleman lover.

Then there is his American girl, Brynne
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Even after all that happened in ‘All In’, including the crazy ending, Ethan and Brynne are doing good. They are together and happy, spending some time at his sisters. I’m not going to
R.K. Lilley
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 AMAZING stars! Adored every second of reading this. This is one of my most highly anticipated of the year. I won't give a thing away, but it was PERFECT. Intense. Emotional. Simply beautiful. And Ethan is one of the best book boyfriends of all time!
Georgia ♥
4.5 All-I-see-it's-you Stars

I found you and my eyes were opened


Eyes on me, baby

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Ethan Blackstone & Brynne Bennett stronger and more vulnerable than ever, are continuing their life story. In love, passionate and beautiful they fight their inner demons and outside tragedies, enemies and friends, their own nightmares and shortcomings.


They are everything to each other. Breath, heart and soul, they belong together and no one will manage to tear them apart. But not for lack of trying.
Katie Ashley
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Lise *friends don't flag*
“Eyes on me, baby”

“You know I have to have your eyes when I take you!”


4.5 perfect-E stars

I fell hard for Ethan James Blackstone of Blackstone Security International, Ltd. in the first book of this series, and my love affair with this oh-so-handsome, blue-eyed alpha, English gentleman, dirty talking, dominate, possessive and commanding lover-is even stronger now.

I absolutely adore Ethan and I have to rate him as “The Best” adult male hero in my book collection.
Eyes Wide Open is just abou
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★★! Eyes Wide Open, book 3 of 4. The suspenseful conclusion of Ethan Blackstone’s all-consuming romance saga with his American girl while trying to protect her & uncover secrets in a deadly high-stakes political game!

“Ethan possessed a skill set that combined hot, bad-boy sex god with mannerly, romantic gentleman; something so rare and captivating, I didn’t have a chance of resisting the pull.”

The spectacular Blackstone Affair series follows world-renowned secu
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 01-signed

I loved the Blackstone Affair Series. I loved every moment we were able to spend with the delicious Ethan and the beautiful Brynne. I thought about reading book 1 & 2 again to refresh my memory, but after a few pages I found that I remembered everything clear as day. EWO starts just after All In ends, they are leaving the gala and heading to his sister's home. The threat to Brynne is still there and Ethan is trying to protect her and ensure the security for the games is still in place.

We get to
Amber Rose
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Do not read this review unless you have read the rest of the books in this series.

Spoiler free

Ethan is finally back!!!!

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I am so glad when I received and ARC of this book. I needed Ethan like I needed air.

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All of this from the man who had broken through the wall I'd built captured me.

So we take off right from the end of the last book. Ethan is taking Brynne to his sisters mansion to get away.

I am not going to go into all the details of what happened in the book since I don'
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
This book starts out with a very creepy prologue from the stalker's POV and it reaffirmed who I thought it was. Luckily, we quickly get back to Ethan and Brynne and Ethan doing what he does best.

I really enjoyed Ethan and Brynne's time at Ethan's sister, Hannah's, house. Their family is wonderful especially Zara! OMGosh...she made the book! And I really loved her and Ethan's relationship.


Things drastically change between Ethan and Brynne...not only their relationship but the stalker has steppe
 ♥  Barb ♥
^*^5 Happily Ever After stars^*^

"The f*cking had always been HOT and WICKEDLY good for us."

"My kinky, foul-mouthed, romantic gentlemen lover."

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This is the third installment of Ethan and Brynne's love story and what a story it was...and it's all because of....ETHAN BLACKSTONE. He is PERFECT, AWESOME, HOT, AMAZING, GORGEOUS, RICH, BOSSY, PROTECTIVE, SWEET, TALKS DIRTY, did I mention that he's HOT??? I was on the edge of my seat this entire book...crying, laughing, screaming, smiling, and lastl
May 02, 2014 rated it it was ok

2 Fell Flat Stars! I'm throwing in the towel...I'm done with this series!

This should have been a 2 book series...tops! As far as I'm concerned Ethan and Brynne's story's been told and the author's repeating the same old, same old. Instead of writing full length books with no plot, the author could have brought readers back into Ethan and Brynne's lives with some nice little short stories.

The mystery surrounding Brynne's stalker, all that build-up through 3 books, and in my opinion it was an ep
Oh Ethan....

“My kinky, foul-mouthed romantic gentleman lover.” -Brynne

This is the third in the series and the "end" of the series. There will be a fourth stand alone book. I had a hard time remembering the details from the first two book but I quickly caught up without a re-read. Before I go too far, I have to get my Ethan fan-girling out of the way...

Ok, I'm better now. Eyes wide open begins where book 2 left off. Ethan and Brynne are in a relationship and both of them are All In. We still don'
April Brookshire
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary

. . . and I'm finding it really boring. Maybe it's just not to my tastes, but so far it's sweet, sappy and overly dramatic. Nothing has really happened besides Brynne (SPOILER!!!!) getting pregnant. Which isn't such a surprise considering it happens in every book like this. 'Cause, you know, it'd be too hard for authors to come up with a new type of plot.

Give me something unique, scandalous, surprising or dark, otherwise I'm not interested.

I don't care about cutsie litt
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
***** 4.5 STARS *****

This one blew me away!
I could hardly put it down.
My favorite in the series so far!!!

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Sexy and swoon worthy Ethan is back ladies!!
The sex is out of this world hot and starts from page one and keeps going throughout!!!
There are times when too much sex can kill a story but not in this case.
I enjoyed every sexy time scene to be had in this book!!
Ethan is insatiable and lucky Brynne gets to reap the benefits!!!

Ethan and Brynne's whirlwind romance is getting serious fast.
But fo
“Did I ever tell you how much I enjoy your gentlemanly manners? Such a contrast with that filthy mouth you’ve got, but man, it really works for me.”

My David Ethan and Me Brynne

Maybe I could be his beautiful argentinian girl? LOLZ :P

Ok, so back to reality....

The book was good, we gets loads of Ethan´s kinky POV and great love scnes. My favorite part was the marriage proposal, it was super sweet!

Even though the book didn´t exceed my expectations, it was a solid 4 stars.

This is a lovely series,
Katy Loves Romance ❤️


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And mmmm

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Ok Ok sorry I have a soft spot for Mr Gandy, I couldn't resist!!

We start straight after All in where Ethan takes that nasty text message on Brynne's phone from the unknown stalker...
Ethan takes Brynne straight to his sister's mansion to relax for the weekend to get away from the madness for a few days.... I honestly don't really know how to review this one without putting in a few spoilers so I'm going to do my best!!

Ethan is still his Dominant, sexy, sen
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ 3.5 beautiful E&B stars...♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

I headed for the door to leave,adjusting my hat and rewrapping my scarf around my neck,and halfway up my face,when someone entered the shop.

I stepped aside to let him in but my eyes were focused on what lay beyond the open door.
"It's snowing ?" i muttered in amazement .
" is ",he said.

Raine Miller's ,'Eyes wide open' happens to be the third thrilling installment in the much loved 'Blackstone series..'. After all the secrets and the li
Did I mention Ethan is perfect? I have to say though, Brynne annoyed me a bit more in this one. I was glad she improved and I was able to see some growth in her. I have absolutely loved this series and I can see it will definitely be a reread.
AnHeC the Paperback Obliterator
Is that book worth reading?
A short answer would be “NO”.
The long one “FUCK, NO”.
sentence – KILL IT WITH FIRE.

Now, I’m not going to hide spoilers in that review because:
a)Plot is predictable
b)What plot?
c)A person with two lone brain cells would’ve figured a big secret before the end of the second book. (view spoiler)
d)It’s a clear rip off 50 shades of “coulour that is not to be publicly mentioned”


One of my biggest gripes - NOTHING HAPPENS.
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts
Four and a half Ethan Loving Stars

"Ethan possessed a skill set that combined hot, bad-boy sex god with mannerly, romantic gentlemen; something so rare and captivating."

"My kinky, foul-mouthed, romantic gentleman lover."
David Gandy with Jaguar XJ Supersport (2012)

"You love the things I do to you with this filthy mouth." "Mmmmmm, I so do."

“Eyes on me baby”

♥"Forget about everything else and look at me, Brynne." ♥

"I kept getting better inside my head because of Ethan......"

"Ethan's dark place was still as mysteriou
This is my favorite in the series to date. Brynne and Ethan finally reach that place where they trust each other and their relationship reflects that deeper love and affection. Both are more mature in how they handle each other and the challenges they continue to face.

The story begins with the stalker's point of view, which I found creepy and an interesting approach. It stayed in the background of the story, adding a much loved level of tension. This issue gets resolved and I wasn't surprised w
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Delightful Decadent ♥♥♥♥♥

I LOVED this series and was so happy with the ending. This book had me sighing, laughing, crying, screaming, smiling, fanning myself and rooting for their HEA. It's your fabulously passionate, intense, angsty, love story and it delivered on all levels for me. I highly recommend this series with all my ♥
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You might have noticed but I really fancied Ethan and my muse, The ever so incredibly hot and sexy David Gandy.

BR with the my Lovel
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am very sad, as I have now completed this steamy series and won't get to see Ethan again..*sigh*..I will miss him..Raine Miller did it again though, and wrote another hot,steamy,and successful read. In this installment is was a pleasant surprise to see the paternal side of Ethan Blackstone. His interaction with his little niece was very heartwarming! Of course kids say the darndest things and that little girl had me in stitches a few times!! She spilled the beans on a secret that should have b ...more
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love this series!

Safety Gang please read spoilers on my review of the first book in the series, Naked.

Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Nov 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jenny: In Eyes Wide Open we witness Brynne and Ethan going through big changes in their lives and once again this passionate pair deal with past demons, current issues and life changing experiences in their own way. You feel the intensity of their relationship and the heat…..woe! The sex is HOT and for these two sex is what binds them, it’s how they communicate their inner most feelings, so for those who love a bit of nookie in their books…you won’t be disappointed!

“Eyes on me, baby.” He com
Jessica's Book Review
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
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I really wish I had read the first two books again before reading Eyes Wide Open. I felt very confused since I read the other two books in September of 2012. I recommend rereading the first two books in the series if it has been awhile since you read them.

I am a huge Ethan Blackstone fan. I love a strong, controlling, Alpha male who wants to protect the woman he loves, plus as I read I can only picture the great David Gandy as Ethan. I couldn’t wait to r
Zakirrah BookBlogger
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it

4 Fabulous heart racing stars!

Book three of The Blackstone Affair series did not let me down! It was a fast paced captivating book which took you on a journey. It never got boring or dragged on a certain situation , it was all on point and kept you hooked!

“I know I'm a bit rough around the edges and I know I've trampled my way through your life, but I do love you with all of my heart. Never doubt that. You're my girl, and I want you and I need you with me forever.”

Book 1 was in Brynne's POV an
4.25 stars!
The last book of this trilogy (somewhat predictable) but I loved it anyway, my favorite part is Ethan's filthy mouth! And the funny sexy banter between the two of them! Of course plenty of Hot Sex too! ;)

Touched on the subject of PTSD
Which is a sad fact of our time, it was good to see their relationship thrive and help to heal them, and that they could both see flaws as strengths in each other and always encouragement to move forward with building a life with each other! I was hoping
Loved it. Another great book in this series. Ethan Blackstone is one of my favorite heroes.

Highly recommend if you are looking for an instant love romance with a crazy possessive alpha and a strong and likeable heroine that together have a HOT yet sweet romance.

HEA (view spoiler)
Cheating/OW (view spoiler)
Heat Level: 9.5/10
Angst Level: 4/10
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