Book Review: I Can See For Miles by Lisa Worrall

Posted: May 18, 2013 by sidlove in 4 Star Reviews, Book Reviews, Heather's Reviews
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Review by Heather C.

TITLE: I Can See For Miles

AUTHOR: Lisa Worrall

PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press

BLURB: After a kayaking accident took Josh Donald’s sight, he’s faced with learning to negotiate the world as a blind man. In short order, his boyfriend leaves him behind, making it clear he’s not inclined to deal with special needs. Reeling from the blow, Josh flounders. In an attempt to help, Josh’s friends take him to a camp for the blind, where he falls for the camp organizer, Charlie Cooper. Charlie seems to feel the attraction too, but when a horse named Dottie pushes them into a hot first kiss, Charlie resists. He believes he’s damaged goods, not boyfriend material. Since the accident, Josh has faced tough obstacles, but the most challenging hurdle of all may be getting Charlie to open up and take a chance on love.

REVIEW:

“I told you before…when I’m with you…I can see for miles.”

I have always loved reading books about characters with disabilities; maybe its the nurse in me…  But, there’s just something about the hurt/comfort stories that appeal to me. So I immediately snatched this book up once I found out there was a blind main character.

Eight months ago, Josh Donald completely lost his sight in a tragic kayaking accident.  Not long after, being unable to cope with Josh’s disability, his boyfriend leaves as well.  Now he is heartbroken and alone, so his two best friends, Greg and Mario, drag him to a weekend retreat at Camp Aisling in Virginia that caters to the blind.  Charlie Cooper is the owner and founder of Camp Aisling, who is battling with the deterioration of his own eyesight, as well as recovering from his own nasty boyfriend experience.  It’s instant attraction at first…words, but both guys have had some extremely bad boyfriend experiences.  Will they be able to leave the past in the past and create a future together?

This was pretty much a sweet, sappy, low angst story; and honestly, Josh and Charlie really needed some sweet and sappy in their lives. They both had great support systems, but it was time for them both to find that one person they both could love and trust and share their life with.  Charlie briefly fought all the sexual tension between them, so when they finally hooked up, it was pretty hot and steamy.  And I loved all the dirty talk! So all the smexy stuff gets a thumbs up from me.

In my opinion, this does fall into the ‘insta-love’ category, which usually annoys me.  But, I think I was okay with it here, because I felt that Josh and Charlie really did have a connection from the beginning.  I think my biggest peeve in the story was the predictable conflict; I easily saw it coming from a mile away (pun intended). The ‘I’m not good enough for you so we can’t be together’ plot line is so overdone!  I want more selfish characters in my romance stories; guys who want to be with the man they love no matter how unsafe or unhealthy or un-whatever its perceived to be.  So I was briefly annoyed. Then, as always, everything worked out nicely in the end, and the epilogue put a huge smile on my face.

4 stars easy from me.  And I recommend this to anyone in the mood for something hurt/comfort with a lot sweetness.

Heather’s Rating: four-stars_0

BUY LINK: Dreamspinner Press

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Comments
  1. Dani says:

    After reading the review i wanted to read this book and i have to say i think 4 stars is underrated It is an amazing Story about struggles openessness selfreflection and love and friendship a definite 5 stars for me ! 🙂

  2. Heather C says:

    That’s awesome, Dani!

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