Book – Blind Side of Love
Author – Beth Rinyu
Publication Date – October 13, 2014
Genre – Romance
Type – Stand-Alone
Cliffhanger - No
Rating – 4 1/2 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided Author in exchange for an honest review.
My Thoughts - Story
Ms. Rinyu is one of my favorite writers and is always an automatic YES when she asks me to review one of her books. She has a way of drawing the reader into the story to experience each emotion the hero or heroine is. She makes you FEEL – she makes you EXPERIENCE and she makes you LOVE. Her characters are real with real life problems.
Now – I was pulled into this story and was floating on cloud nine….until….yeah, I have to be honest here. I was sooooo freaking close to rating this one of my few 6 star ratings for the year, but it was the ending. I’m sorry…but with a story like this…I didn’t expect everything to fall into place so perfectly, so quickly and so much like a fairy tale ending.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a reason NOT to like the book and to pass on reading…I LOVED this book – I just would have liked the last 5 pages to have been a little more believable.
Besides that…my honest opinion is that this would make the PERFECT Lifetime Movie!!
My Thoughts – Writing Style
Ms. Rinyu’s writing is, as always, flawless. Never any complaints about plot holes or inconsistencies, but if I had to choose something…I guess I would say that she cleaned up the ending a little bit too quickly – I would have liked to have read more about the couple….after the fact (sorry can’t say much here or I would be giving away the story)
I’m only going to give you a taste of the first part of the story…the part where Becca is a perfect daughter to an overprotective family. She has always followed the rules, never getting into trouble with perfect grades, no boyfriends and her future all mapped out for her. She comes home for the summer to spend time with her friend, Krista. Krista is the complete opposite of Becca and talks her into going to a party.
This is where Becca meets Drew and everything she knows about following the rules is instantly forgotten. This is the ONE who will change her life forever – this is the ONE who she can see spending the rest of her life with – this is the ONE who she gives herself completely to – this is the ONE who she defies her father for…..and….this is the ONE who breaks her heart.
Heartbroken and alone, Becca’s life is thrown into a tailspin and she must learn how to live all over again. She must learn how to trust and open herself up – she must for once, bury the feelings she has been holding for Drew and learn to love again.
But can she??
Reason for Reading – Author Request
Story – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Steam – 4 out of 5 Stars
Angst – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 5 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Told In – Dual POV
Heroine/Personality – Becca – very easy to connect with and fall in love with
Hero/Personality – Drew – different views on him from the beginning to the middle to the end.
HEA (Spoiler) - [spoiler]Yes[/spoiler]
Would Read More from Author? DEFINITELY
Recommend To – anyone who loves a angsty romance w/strong heroine