Since her accident, Leah has been left blind and has had to relearn her entire life. 2 years on she now wants to take back her independance, live on her own and lead her own life. Little did she realise that JD Wyatt comes along with that package. When JD sees that the woman he is being hired to protect is the same woman that gained his attention at a night club, he instantly agrees, but is left without any options but to break his contract and get close to Leah. Between the two of them passion and love bloom, even when they think that they can't have it.
In the past year or so I've read a few contemporary romances that have included a character with a disability, or with something that leads to more struggles in the dating area (examples include The Wright Brother and Harkam's Case), and Blind Passion was a little like that.
Leah had an accident 2 years ago that meant that she now was unable to see. The accident wasn't gone into in too much detail, but the after effects were plain to see (a pun that Leah would be proud of). I really liked the way that Leah's point of view acted in regards to that. At times she felt sorry for herself, and at times she was angry, but most of the time she coped, and made very bad jokes about it. I thought it felt realistic and like I think most people would react, which gave it another edge.
I really liked the way that the author showed JD though, and even before his name was revealed it was making me think of the spirit, and the fact that actually even as a reader you never really found out what JD looked like, there were clues but never a proper description, which I think helped with Leah's character and helped with the story, after all Leah met him after she was blinded so had no clue what he actually looked like.
JD himself was characterised by words, tone and deeds in Leah's eyes, and by his own POV for the readers. This gave an interesting insight into his feelings, and I think without that the story wouldn't have worked so well. By knowing JD's inner thoughts there's a chance to see how he really feels about Leah as well as bringing his own issues to the forefront, meaning that he isn't perfect either.
The chemistry between the two characters was there for sure, though I think there was definitely more to it than that. (And I was proud of them for deciding to slow down). Rather there was a real connection and I was so glad to see characters actually dating properly and thinking aabout having sex rather than just jumping into bed.
I also really liked the way that the two of them had friends. Now I know that sounds silly but a lot of authors seem to forget about the friends of their romantic duo, but Blind Passion explored JD's relationship with his (really funny, had me laughing aloud) brother, and Leah's budding friendship with Gina. It worked well.
I really enjoyed this book, the relationship wasn't easy for the two of them but I felt proud when they managed it!
Blind Passion counts for Winter COYER, Bookish Resolutions & 2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge
Blind Passion by Bonnie Dee Series: Wyatt Brothers, #1 Publication Date: December 26, 2014 Genre: New Adult, Romance
Dangerous Passion Wyatt Brothers, Book 2 Available February 11, 2015