Friday, November 8, 2013
Love In Touch
by Lucy May Lennox
Love In Touch involves a relationship between a woman named Kassie and a deaf/blind man named Jake. I've never read a book about a person who was blind and deaf before, and I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Lennox's book. I was actually very skeptical. I couldn't figure out how there could be a believable romance between an able-bodied woman and a man who can't see or hear.
Well, Lennox has made me a believer.
Jake is not only believable as a love interest for Kassie, he is drop dead sexy. I'm not even a dev of deaf or blind guys, but I can still attest to several devvy thrills throughout this short, sweet novel. The romance progresses slowly, but all seems very genuine. I was really rooting for Jake and Kassie to end up together throughout the many obstacles that come between them.
A novel like this has the potential to get sappy or condescending, but there isn't a trace of that in Lennox's book. The dialogue is snappy and it's obvious she has a great sense of humor. Jake is a real person with real flaws, and not just some tragic hero. It's also clear that Lennox did a lot of research to make the plot realistic.
I guarantee that you have never and will never read another book like this for the rest of your life.