Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blind Faith

Title: Blind Faith
Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: Silver Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 9781614958765
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Moving and starting a new job is an exciting step for Carter Reese. When the young veterinarian takes over at his new clinic, he doesn’t expect to find something out of the past—house calls. Luckily it’s only for a few unique patients but one in particular, Isaac Brannigan, catches his interest. He’s an attractive blind man with a huge chip on his shoulder, making him act rude and arrogant. Isaac lost his beloved guide dog Rosie two years ago, and hasn’t been able to warm up to Brady, his new dog since. Carter can feel the distance between the troubled man and loving dog. Can Carter help heal the breach between them while dealing with his intense attraction to Isaac?

Blind Faith is the newest release by N.R. Walker. I’ve only had the opportunity to read one other book by this author, Taxes and TARDIS, and I enjoyed it just as much. Know that I’ll be looking for other releases by Ms. Walker in the future. You should too.

I really enjoyed this book. It’s not perfect but reminds me of an old-fashioned courting story and sucked me in from the very beginning and kept the pages turning until the very end. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a sweet and heartwarming romance—and it even has a great dog character in Brady. What makes it even better is how well the author integrates real life events—as Carter and Isaac develop a relationship at the same time Isaac deals with the problems from his past. There aren’t any instant declarations of love in this story and that’s what makes it so plausible. The attraction and development of the personal relationship of these two vastly dissimilar men are allowed to progress at a believable pace, which I appreciate.

The writing is nicely done in this one, with a smooth plot flow and vivid descriptions, some which made me chuckle and others that made me a little teary (yes, call me a sap). There’s also a good integration of the secondary characters—Carter’s best friend Mark is a hoot and Isaac’s sister, Hannah is the perfect, nurturing older sister. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the sex. Its present but isn’t explicit, which doesn’t take anything away from it being a wonderfully heartwarming story that I’ll read again in the future.

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