I enjoyed this book even more than the first two books in the series and I really enjoyed those.
There are lots of reasons why I adored this book but even if I hadn’t, I think I would have given it 5 stars anyway, just for the cover. There is something that really appeals to me with this one and I think it might be one of my all time favourite covers. The smile lights up his whole face and conveys so much emotion! However, the story is good too!
The Blind Faith series
- Blind Faith (book #1) – click here for my review
- Through These Eyes (book #2) – click here for my review
- Blindside (book #3) – in this review
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Mark Gattison has avoided love and commitment his entire adult life. Not interested in more than a one night stand or a brief encounter in a bathroom stall, he is the epitome of a good time.
Will Parkinson is the guy who defends him, the guy who puts up with him, the guy Mark calls his best friend.
When Will becomes unsettled and a little distant, Mark takes it upon himself to find Will a boyfriend. Not familiar with the concept himself, Mark thinks Will needs someone to make him happy.
What Mark doesn’t know, is that he’s about to get blindsided. He’s about to get knocked off his feet by the one thing that’s been right in front of him the entire time.
So what did I think?
We first met Mark in Blind Faith where he was the loyal and funny bi-sexual best friend of Carter. Carter moved away and is now in a very happy relationship with Isaac so Mark has a new best friend.
Will is a work colleague and Mark’s constant companion and when Mark notices that Will is unhappy he tries to remedy the situation. Mark fears commitment himself but thinks a boyfriend is just what Will needs to make him happy and anchor him to the town.
What follows is a journey that is sometimes funny, sometimes sweet and sometimes painful. Mark is blind to what he has in Will and it is definitely one of those books where you wish you could just shake the character to open his eyes to what should be so obvious!
I loved the dialogue between Mark and Will. Their conversation was so natural flowing and filled with cute and amusing banter. They make a great couple and it is obvious to everyone except Mark!
The other characters in this book are also wonderful with Mark’s mother a particular favourite…
“Why can’t you date Will?”
“Mom, we’ve been through this.”
“Or someone like him. There has to be a boy out there that’s cute and nice…and hung.”
“No, seriously. Why can’t you whine at me about finding a nice girl, getting married, having the picket fence and two-point-four kids like all the normal mothers.”
“Because I’m not a normal mother, and you’re not a normal son.”
It is nice to see Carter and Issac make an appearance. They offer support to Mark once he finally realises he is losing Will. One of the highlights of the book was Mark’s physical manifestation of a broken heart. Shortly after follows my favourite scene (you know that scene in a book that makes it worthwhile reading the book just for that one moment?)
Wonderful characters, sweet story, lots of love and laughter and a fabulous happy ending!
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