Book Review: Blinding Light – Renae Kaye

Blinding LightBlurb: Jake Manning’s smart mouth frequently gets him into trouble. Because of it, he can’t hold a job. Combined with some bad luck, it’s prevented him from keeping steady employment. A huge debt looms over him, and alone he shoulders the care of his alcoholic mother and three younger sisters. When a housekeeping position opens, Jake’s so desperate he leaps at the opportunity. On landing, he finds his new boss, Patrick Stanford, a fussy, arrogant, rude… and blind man.

Born without sight, Patrick is used to being accommodated, but he’s met his match with Jake, who doesn’t take any of his crap and threatens to swap all the braille labels on his groceries and run off with his guide dog unless he behaves.

Jake gets a kick out of Patrick. Things are looking up: the girls are starting their own lives and his mum’s sobriety might stick this time. He’s sacrificed everything for his family; maybe it’s time for him to live his life and start a relationship with Patrick. When his mother needs him, guilt makes his choice between family and Patrick difficult, and Jake must realize he’s not alone anymore

Review: Blinding Light is a beautiful, feel good story typical of Renae Kaye’s works. You just gotta love the MC’s voice here. Jake was different from the MCs of the other three novels I’ve read from the author but there’s the same humor, the feels, and the chemistry between characters.

I’m not sure how comfortable I am regarding that big decision concerning the couple and Jake’s mother. I just don’t buy the “gift” thingy. I thought that was just selfish and way too premature considering Patrick’s blindness.

Other than that, I thought the rest of the story was solid albeit the weak (or rushed) ending.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Published July 14th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press

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