Monday, September 16, 2013

Open Your Eyes Review

                                                  5 Stars

Adult Contemporary Romance Novel.
Warning: 18+ Contains sex scenes and explicit language.

Second chances? Twisted love triangle? Hot steamy sex? Hell YES!

Open Your Eyes:
Shattered and disillusioned after separating from her domineering husband, all Natalie wants, is a peaceful Christmas vacation in New York City, with her 21 year old daughter, Olivia. Uncomplicated. No pressure. Fun.

What she didn’t expect, was meeting a dangerously handsome stranger in an art gallery. He is charming, sexy as hell, and does funny things to her insides. Her frozen heart slowly melts as he seduces her, awakening her deepest desires, showing her that the kind of love she craves is very possible. She wants him as much as he wants her.

Battling his demons from the past, famous photographer Nicholas Gallagher has successfully evaded serious relationships, earning him the title of the world’s most eligible bachelor. But from the moment he lays eyes on Natalie, she stirs something in him. Compelled to chase the sadness from her vivid blue eyes, Nick is captivated by the spirited Australian beauty.

Hot romance.
Steamy sex.
Absolute perfection.

Until Natalie gets a call from home – one she can’t ignore. In a fateful moment the game changes and throws her life into chaos. Gabriel, her jealous ex, wants her back. Two powerful men want her. She is forced to make a choice that will tear her apart.

Will Natalie make the right choice? Will she finally find her soul mate, the one person who can look into her eyes and see deep into her soul, everything she is and everything she desires… will she finally open her eyes?

A Stand-alone Novel


Wow! Let’s just start there. This book was an emotional roller coaster for me...

Natalie and her 21 year old daughter leave Australia on a trip to New York for a few weeks.  Natalie has been separated from her husband for 2 years, she is still carrying around a lot of  hurt left by her ex-husband, Her hope was to maybe start new after this trip little does she know how quickly that wish will come true.
By accident a quick trip out of the freezing rain and into the MOMA Art gallery changes everything…… Natalie and Nick were drawn to each other instantly they had this natural charge that ran thru both of their souls. Their connection was obvious, although their relationship does not come without complications….. both have their own set of insecurities but it is something they are both quickly overcoming ……unfortunately there is never a happy ending when there is a husband in the mix, Natalie still needs that divorce for her happily ever after…….. Natalie receives a phone call that changes everything in an instant.  Natalie has to rush home and leave Nick, her soul mate behind. My heart broke absolutely for her. Once she got home and assessed her situation she had plenty of decisions to make, and once again my heart broke……her husband Gabe wanted her back which means she needed to decide between her husband who she would always love and the man who had taught her that she was beautiful and wanted. Eventually the time came and she made the decision to give her old life a second chance, she had a family and a past with her husband, and admittedly he had changed into the man he thought she needed him to be. However that meant more heartbreak for Natalie and for Nick……I’m not sure that I could have been able to make the same choice and even though she moved on with her life with Gabe, Nick was never far from her mind..... Then another chance to see that connection come full circle happens~ How will Natalie react, will things change does she end up with Nick?

The Epilogue crushed my heart and sent me over the edge ... will not give anything away here but it does explain A LOT..... Take time to enjoy this true love story!!


About The Author



Jani has been married for a long time to a special man, and her two children and their partners are the sunshine in her life. She is a voracious reader and would spend her last dollar on a book - always fascinated that for the mere price of a book, she can escape her world for a while and see through someone else's eyes.

Besides reading, her favorite 'thing' is traveling - she has traveled the world, learning about the ways people live and has come to the realization that no matter where we live, we all ultimately want the same things. Her hobby - Scrapbooking - keeps her up till way after midnight and her usual subjects are her family and her travels.

Ever since she can remember, Jani wanted to write stories about people, about their lives and loves. Relationships and Happiness - arguably the most difficult things to master in life and yet exactly what everyone ultimately desires (in her humble opinion).

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