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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Blind Curve by Annie Solomon

Danny Sinofsky is a detective and an independent person who never needed anyone’s help-but, there’s a first time for everything, right?

In the middle of a weapon’s bust, Danny goes blind. Doctor’s say it’s serious, but he refuses to listen to them.

Unable to take care of himself, Danny needs to learn life skills all over again. This is where his mobility instructor, Martha Crowe steps in. When she comes face to face with Danny, she is positive he does not remember her-the plain, no-so-good-looking girl from his high school.

Things get more interesting when Danny is attacked inside his home and Martha is a witness. They are both thrown into a safe house. Together, they need to figure out who is behind it all. They sort out all clues and by using his razor-sharp instincts and Martha’s eyes. And through it all, they fall in love, but they both are being stalked and it will not stop until someone dies!

I have to say, I was a little disappointed with this book. I was expecting a bit more.

Let’s start with the things that just weren’t my cup of tea.

I felt it was difficult to keep focused on what was happening-either it was the way the author wrote-or maybe it was me.

I thought the “sex scenes” were in the wrong places. It didn’t feel real enough. The characters are supposed to be scared out of their minds, trying to figure out the attacker and instead, they are getting hot and heavy everywhere. There was a couple times where the scenes were one after another… I didn’t like the fact that it was written that way.

Okay, now for the good things.

I loved how the characters are written: Danny is shown as this tough guy and throughout the book you can see how stubborn he is, but finally at the end, he broke out of it and stopped being so “macho.” He began living with the fact that his blindness was something that he was going to have to get used to and had to make the best out of it.

Martha has issues of her own-doesn’t have self-confidence and puts herself down a bit, even though Danny is blind and can’t see her appearance! She ends up breaking out of that habit also and realizes that meeting Danny was the best thing for her.

Also, a character is talked about a few times throughout the story and at the end of the book; there is new information about this character. I did enjoy that, but that particular situation was never resolved. So, maybe there’s a sequel that I’m unaware of.

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