Monday, February 27, 2017

Sight Unseen by Susan Mac Nicol with Nicholas Downs

Tragedy brings together a reserved but brilliant sculptor and an outgoing gallery owner, friends whose love was sidetracked—but was always meant to be deeper.


SoCal natives, Nate and Cody have been friends since childhood. Both knew they were different—and the same. At seventeen, a stolen weekend in the Florida Keys drove their connection deeper and hotter than either could imagine. They were meant to be together. Then, for reasons only Nate knows, suddenly they weren’t.

They’re still friends. Best friends. But they’ve moved on and found other partners. The yearning remains, however, despite the long-ago secret that drove them apart, and when tragedy strikes, both men find themselves in the dark. They must grope their way back to who and what they are...which they will find in each other’s arms. Sometimes, losing one’s sight can open one’s eyes—and heart.

Note from the author (lol) This book has sexy times but not as many as my usual books. I’m telling you now in case this makes a difference to you as to whether you buy the book. I’m trying to avoid getting reviews about how crap this book was because there wasn’t that much sex and it’s supposed to be a romance #JustSaying #FairWarning

This is a relationship love story about overcoming adversity, and it’s a slow burning one…

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Boroughs Publishing

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Loved this book! You could feel the connection between Nate and Cody, not just the love but the friendship. Even if the romantic part never happened, this book shows you what true friendship is, that you are there for a person no matter what happens and to make the best of the situation. This book gave me the feels, I couldn’t put it down and when I had to actually stop reading and go to work, I couldn’t wait to get back to reading it when I was home again. This will be added to my re-read pile for sure!

Characters: Well written and easy to relate to
Sex: Oh yeah!
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Not sure
Genre: M/M Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

This story had me weeping from the start. When Nate, a young sculptor loses his sight in an accident, his whole world changes. This is the story of Nate learning how to live a life he never expected.

Nate is such a brilliant character. So many members of the LGBT community find themselves without the traditional family support that most of us take for granted and Nate’s inner strength as he faces his loss of sight on his own is inspiring. I loved his talent and passion for his art, but I also loved his human frustration and his struggle to remain positive.

Cody is an equally inspiring character. He works tirelessly to support and enable his best friend. He loves Nate fiercely and the relationship between these two men is really special. I love the friendship and I love the way it turns into something more.

My only reservations about this story are with the slightly clichéd supporting characters. Nate’s boyfriend and his parents are just too awful to be believable and they detract from an otherwise honest and realistic story. I love Nate’s family of choice, and his journey towards independence and a meaningful life is very special.

Susan Mac Nicol is a self-confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, geek, nerd and in love with her Smartphone. This little treasure is called ‘the boyfriend’ by her long suffering husband, who says if it vibrated, there’d be no need for him. Susan hasn’t had the heart to tell him there’s an app for that…

She is never happier than when sitting in the confines of her living room/study/on a cold station platform scribbling down words and making two men fall in love. In an ideal world, Susan Mac Nicol would be Queen of England and banish all the bad people to the Never Never Lands of Wherever -Who Cares. As that’s never going to happen, she contents herself with writing her HEA stories and pretending, that just for a little while, good things happen to good people.

Sue is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America and is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association in the UK.

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Additional Links
Sight Unseen Project on Facebook  ~  Sight Unseen Project on Twitter
Nicholas Downs’ Website

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Sight Unseen by Susan Mac Nicol with Nicholas Downs to read and review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the fabulous reviews and comments, much appreciated that you read it.


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