My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Sam Campbell is a struggling artist and playboy beach bum who pretends to be a taxi driver to take a good-looking blind man home. Blondie is not impressed and calls the cops on Sam…
Artist and playboy beach bum Sam’s life is turned around when he meets blind Kieran and falls hard for him. Kieran is fiercely independent and doesn’t need a man like Sam in his life. But Sam needs a man like Kieran and it’s up to him to persuade Kieran he’s worth a shot.
So what did I think?
Direct, blunt, honest – that’s the way Sam is. He sees a gorgeous blonde guy, who happens to be blind and uses a slight deception (okay, so maybe it was a really, really silly thing for him to do!)to give him a lift. No malicious intent, just an unique “pick-up”, which sets the two men on an interesting journey.
Independent, a bit snarky, dismissive – Kieran keeps trying to give Sam the flick. It doesn’t work. “The way to my heart isn’t in my pants,” he said tartly but I wasn’t sure I believed him. I’m a man after all. I know these things.”
Sam is persistent and doesn’t give up. Keiran is the catalyst that causes Sam to change – rather than just thinking about himself and living the life of a beach-going artist, he wants to look after and protect Keiran. And Keiran, being so strong and determined, is supportive and encouraging of Sam’s art. They are very good for each other.
The story follows the emotional growth of the couple as they gradually let each other in, combined with some dramatic elements which help propel them together.
Overall, I enjoyed this short and sweet story with it’s happy ending.
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