Tuesday, January 1, 2013
They Say Love Is Blind
By Pepper Pace
Dev Rating (The first half **** the second ***)
I really enjoyed this book. Victoria is an anti heroine, she is overweight, insecure, low self confidence in other words a real woman and not a barbie doll. She is plodding through her average life, going to work, slobbing in her pj's and trying to shed her unwanted pounds. On a clumsy bus journey she spots Lee and it is lust at first sight.
Lee was everything I like in a romantic lead. Hunky, funny, kind and very sexy. Victoria watches from afar, never believing that he'd ever be remotely attracted to her.... But sparks fly.
Pepper Pace faces Lee's disability head on, with a positivity that brightens up the story. A couple of places I felt her research was a little too forced fed to the reader and rather than have Tory ask loads of questions we could have had a bit more show not tell. But saying that I did find it interesting to learn what computer programme he used and was surprised at the cause of his blindness, so much so I had to have a google session. I really like the discovery of his blindness, to me it was plausible. I also got a zing out of the early dating sections and after an incident which made him lose confidence but he seemed to recover rather quickly from that.
There were enough story plots to keep me turning the page. So all in all a very enjoyable read!