Blind Passion by Bonnie Dee
Series: Wyatt Brothers, #1
Publication Date: December 26, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Through personal darkness, two strangers find their way to each other.
Leah Schaeffer has come a long way since an accident took her sight. She’s finally ready for independence, but convincing her wealthy parents she’ll be safe on her own isn’t easy. The first night in her own place at last, she encounters her neighbor with the midnight velvet voice and her world shifts again.
Since finishing a military tour, J.D. Wyatt has struggled both financially and emotionally. When Leah’s parents hire him to act as her bodyguard, he seizes the opportunity. The catch—she can’t know she’s being followed.
As he grows closer to the intriguing woman and begins to have feelings for her, the burden of this secret grows heavier. Although Leah and J.D. have suffered different types of trauma, their mutual understanding of each other’s pain bonds them.
But their relationship, dependent on absolute trust, is rooted in lies which will detonate like an IED when exposed.
Blind Passion is one of the emotional books I’ve ever read.
This is one of those meaningful reads that will take your heart with them. Its message or better, its messages are all so deep, intense and emotional that will make your heart break for the characters and for everything they have and will go through.
I loved the entire book, but two things made it stand out to me.
One, Leah’s loss. It’s not just what she lost that tragic day and it’s not even all the difficulties she is to overcome every single day. It’s what she will never have. It’s memories, it’s images, it’s experiences she’ll never have, because someone decided that could drive even they were drunk. Someone’s stupidity has deprived Leah so many small and big things in life. When the author described Leah watching the ceiling and seeing it as black as everything is to her, when Leah wanted more than anything to see the face of her loved one, when Leah thought about having kids and that she’d never see them, those moments will rip you apart and make you rethink every petty and insignificant problem you may deal with at the moment. Everything else just fades away.
The second thing is J.D.’s imperfection. We all have the fairytale of the handsome, loving, billionaire to adore us, to satisfy us and make our dreams come true. I do, you do, I will do and you will do in the future. J.D. is not rich. Yes, he is handsome and yes he is very caring. But he is far from being the perfect knight on the white horse. He is a real man with real issues, facing real problems. He is not perfect, but he is it for Leah, as Leah is it for him.
This is not a fairytale book. This is real book with real characters facing real problems. It’s emotional and raw and I couldn’t love it any more than I already do.
Bonnie Dee, you wrote a truly wonderful book, full of meaning and emotion. I am proud I read this and even prouder to be able to spread the word for such an incredible book!
So, I am happy to reward you with 5 Stars, because Blind Passion is just that; Stars.
Dangerous Passion Wyatt Brothers, Book 2 Available February 11, 2015