Author: Susan MacNicol
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 01/26/2017
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Gay Romance
Tragedy brings together a reserved but brilliant sculptor and an outgoing gallery owner, friends whose love was sidetracked—but was always meant to be deeper.
SoCal natives, Nate and Cody have been friends since childhood. Both knew they were different—and the same. At seventeen, a stolen weekend in the Florida Keys drove their connection deeper and hotter than either could imagine. They were meant to be together. Then, for reasons only Nate knows, suddenly they weren’t.
They’re still friends. Best friends. But they’ve moved on and found other partners. The yearning remains, however, despite the long-ago secret that drove them apart, and when tragedy strikes, both men find themselves in the dark. They must grope their way back to who and what they are…which they will find in each other’s arms. Sometimes, losing one’s sight can open one’s eyes—and heart.
Loved, loved, loved this one!
Firstly this was a great friends to lover’s story. Secondly this was an intense, well written and obviously well researched story about a man who has to alter and adjust his life when an accident leaves him blind.
It was such a shame that Nate and Cody’s first exploration of their attraction ended as it did. Those lost few years and then finally their regained friendship with no mention of ‘that night’ affected both men deeply and led to many wasted years. When Nate loses his sight and his douche of a boyfriend moves his selfish ass out it is Cody that is there almost begging Nate to let him help and ironically to finally ‘see’ him again and understand how he feels.
The story follows Nate through devastation, acceptance and finally a new way of living. He doesn’t just need to adjust to his new disability – he must adjust his thinking and come to realise that he can still do everything he previously did including creating beautiful pieces of art that his fans will clamour to buy. This is a great story and the author has made Nate’s blindness very believable as you go on a journey in the dark with him.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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