Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Book Review: Sight Unseen by Barbara Cutrera

Sight Unseen 
by Barbara Cutrera

Marketing consultant Beth Panera thrills at the prospect of working with computer engineer Logan Kirkland to make his new business, Sight Unseen, a success in Sarasota, Florida. When they meet face-to-face and Beth discovers that Logan is blind, she welcomes the opportunity to learn how someone who is visually impaired can live independently and run his own business. Despite her hesitation when it comes to trusting men, she and the sexy, charismatic Logan become fast friends, comfortable with each other and their unique talents and quirks.

 Once the Sight Unseen store opens and their business association ends, they decide to explore their relationship on a much deeper level. Logan’s blindness and society’s preconceived notions about it are only two of many difficulties that they face as a couple. 

Beth comes to think of Logan as her “blind warrior,” a strong, handsome, honorable man she loves in spite of her fear of betrayal. However, it becomes clear that Beth is not the only one in their relationship who has trust issues to resolve. Logan’s greatest challenge lies ahead, and Beth’s blind warrior must fight the greatest battle of his life if he wants to win her heart forever. 

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

I’m dying to know.  Spice up your mother’s world, and tell me if being with a blind man was different than being with a sighted man.

If you did want to try it, we could write books about BDSM and the blind and call them Fifty Shades of Black.

My only choice is to do everything to the best of my ability, so people don’t think I’m worthless because I can’t see!



My Review:

Other than the obvious issues, I have never given much thought to the specific challenges complete blindness from birth would entail.  If I had never viewed color, a sunrise, a delicate flower, how would I ever grasp the totality or feelings these items invoke?  Sight Unseen gave me a bit of perspective regarding this and for that alone, I thank the author for the insight, and then I want to thank her for the entertaining and heart-squeezing tale.  The writing was descriptive and comprehensively detailed, whether it was a visual scene, task, or event.  The storyline was interesting, engaging, and emotive, regardless of what side you stand on the various challenges or social issues presented.  And oh how I adored these characters - I would snap Logan up in a blink.  I am more than curious to see how the family issues and unresolved challenges will evolve and be handled in subsequent books.  I also found a new word for the day, which is something that always excites me, as I love new vocabulary - Blindisms.

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About the Author

Barbara Cutrera is the author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fiction, and mystery novels. She became addicted to reading and creative writing at an early age but didn’t decide to write her first novel until she was in her 30s. Even then, she was unaware that she was destined for a writing career. Barbara, who is visually impaired, was a rehabilitation counselor before she became a full-time author. She believes our minds are only limited by the restrictions we place upon them. Her greatest passions are for writing, reading, spending time with family and friends, listening to music, cooking, and drinking Dr. Pepper. Originally from Louisiana, Barbara, her husband, and their son moved to southwest Florida in 2004 and love the diversity of their coastal community. 

To learn more about Barbara and her works, read her blog, and enjoy extra content, go to www.onmywayuponline.com. There, take advantage of the opportunity to subscribe to her monthly newsletter in order to receive updates, participate in giveaways, and read extra content not readily available to nonsubscribers. 

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