Title: Blind Love Author: Kishan Paul Release Date: June 2, 2015 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Samhain PublishingShe doesnât need a hero. But a sexy Marineâ¦thatâll work.
At twenty nine, psychologist Lauren Baxter has a successful counseling practice. Since becoming legally blind at fifteen, her world has been a blurry mess of colors. Her greatest fear is also her ultimate reality. One day that fuzzy realm will forever turn black. Refusing to let blindness define her, she builds a life for herself with her dog, Jack Sparrow, and best friend, Sunny Daye.
Lauren has no tolerance for pity or for Superman swooshing down and rescuing her. She is capable of saving herself just fine. That is until Gabe, the great smelling, former Marine, from Texas moves in next door. Her attraction to him is immediate and, unfortunately for her, mutual.
When Laurenâs ex-husband shows up begging for another chance, she is confused and fragile. She also finds herself in the arms of her secretive neighbor. Little does she realize that her decision for a steamy roll in the hay with Gabe will suck her into his mysterious past, thrust her ex-husband back into her life, put her in the middle of a murder investigation, and place her life in danger.
Gabriel Briggs has the weight of the world on his shoulders. Short term flings are all he can afford for more reasons than one â reasons he never plans to share. Until he moves in next door to the beautiful, green eyed, feisty, Lauren. One night with her and heâs reconsidering promises he made almost a decade ago. When a woman from his past is murdered, his world is turned upside down. Secrets are revealed and innocent lives are threatened. Can Gabe win Laurenâs love and save her life before itâs too late?
Product Warnings: Contains a blind therapist who doesnât consider herself impaired; a meddling, erotic-novel-writing best friend; a hot ex-Marine with a shady past; and a loyal guide dog that howls âI love youâ and is probably the sanest one of the bunch.
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Gabe stayed on his knees with the kid wrapped around his neck. The two men stared each other down.
âHey, there. My nameâs Lauren. Iâm your neighbor. Whatâs your name?â
âEvan.â His voice came out muffled from having his nose pressed into Gabeâs shoulder.
âHi, Evan. This big dog beside me is Jack Sparrow. We call him Jack.â
The dog wagged his tail and licked Laurenâs face. âJack, say âI love youâ.â
Both of Gabeâs hands were where visible, but Ben stayed on alert.
When the dog yodeled his response, Evan turned his head. The kidâs eyes doubled in size.
Lauren smiled. âDogs canât talk, right? And they canât. But sometimes they can make noises that sound like theyâre talking. And Jackâs a special dog. Heâs trained to smell when people need help. Like me. I need his help a lot because Iâm blind.â
âYou are?â Now Evan had turned completely around and peered into her face.
âYup, I am. Jackâs my guide dog. He helps me get places and do things.â
Both Evan and Gabe gazed at Lauren with looks of awe on their faces.
She smiled and kissed the dogâs neck. âHe is wow. But what makes him even more wower is he can tell youâre a little scared and he wants to help you.â
âYup. What he wants to do is to give you a kiss and let you hug him so youâll feel better. I do it all the time with him when Iâm scared. If youâre okay with trying, why donât you give him your hand and see if it helps?â
âGabe?â Evan said, still glued to his dad.
âItâs okay, Sprout, he wonât hurt you,â Gabe whispered.
The kid reached out his palm. Jack put his paw on it and panted.
âHe wants me to shake his hand,â Evan announced, giving the furry foot a shake.
When Jack licked his cheek, instead of screaming, he laughed.
Acid burned in the pit of Benâs stomach, from the way the man was eyeing Lauren.
âThank you. For everything,â he said to her.
Laurenâs smile faded. âI didnât do it for you.â
Ben cleared his throat but said nothing. She nodded. âWell, I better get back inside. Jack, you coming?â
The dog whined back his answer.
âHe seems to want to hang out with your son.â
Gabe had yet to blink much less look away. âItâs mutual. Would you mind if they played together for a little while?â
Lauren bit her lip and Ben prayed sheâd say no. âYou wouldnât hurt him would you?â
âDo you think I would?â
She shrugged. âYouâre obviously capable of a lot more than I realized but no, I donât think you will.â She got up from her spot. âHeâll come home when heâs ready to, or send him over when you guys are done, whichever happens first.â
Reviews for Blind Love
âI absolutely fell in love with this story and quite honestly didn't want to put it down or for it to end.â -Bobbi of Bobbiâs Blog
âLauren is both strong and vulnerable, and much the same could be said for Gabe. You have two people battling their own personal demons, lots of emotional baggage and an undeniable (and strong) mutual attraction that keeps pulling them togetherâ¦Humorous banter, believable chemistry and a strong cast of supporting characters are just some of the things that make this book difficult to put down.â -Nessie Strange author of Living Dead World series
âI love, love, loved this story. I am a huge fan of contemporary romance, and this was perfect. One minute I was crying, the next laughingâ¦The story is very well written, the characters are well developed,â¦a must read for any romance lover. There is a little suspense, and you'll want to keep some tissues near-byâ¦Fans of Susan Mallery, Robyn Carr, Jennifer Bernard, and Jill Shalvis will love this novel.â -Nicole of Books and Pearls.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
From daring escapes by tough women to chivalrous men swooping in to save the day, the creativity switch to Kishan Paulâs brain is always in the âonâ position. If daydreaming stories were a college course, Kish would have graduated with honors.
Mother of two beautiful children, she has been married to her best friend for over seventeen years. With the help of supportive family and friends, she balances her family, a thriving counseling practice, and writing without sinking into insanity.
Her novella, Taking the Plunge, is currently available in the Love Least Expected Anthology on Amazon.
I was voted Best New Author at the Smexy and Fabulous Beach Reads and Blind Love got second place in the same competition for Best Contemporary Romance. Blind Love is also voted the Best Book of June, 2015 on Goodreads and is one of the Top Ten Books of Playwire's Reviews for June.
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