Early Review: Blindsight by Adriane Leigh

BlindsightBlindsight by Adriane Leigh
Book #1 in Blindsight
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 26th, 2015
ARC provided by Adriane Leigh

Synopsis from Goodreads: {blind·sight: the ability to see without knowing it}

Sometimes a single touch is all it takes to spark a wildfire.
Erin Warner learned that the day she bumped into the dashing, tattooed stranger on a busy Chicago street corner. She’s captivated from the moment his mystifying green eyes find hers, and it isn’t long before she finds herself flying to exotic locales to assist him, the award-winning erotic photographer Hunter Ellis, on location. What she didn’t bargain for was the way he makes her blood bubble and churn with lust and thinly-veiled promises of unfathomable erotic pleasure with every click of his camera.
But there is more to Hunter than meets the eye, including the intricately etched tattoos decorating his body that disguise horrific scars from a past he refuses to revisit. As she peels away the layers, Erin realizes that what she thought was true, never really was at all, for both of them.
Now she can only hope that blind adoration for the dashing stranger didn’t sign her death warrant.

Angie’s Review – 3 Skulls – C

Blindsight is a tough book to review, because to be honest, I’m still not sure what the hell happened. What makes it difficult right off the bat is that I never really connected with either character, but I’m not sure I was meant to. (At least not yet.) Secrets abound in this book that even the reader isn’t privy to. That makes it nearly impossible to get to know who you’re reading about, and the whole experience makes the reader feel disconnected.

The story is interesting. As far as we know, Hunter takes erotic photos for a living, and Erin is down on her luck in desperate need of a job if she wants to remain in her current living situation. Hunter offers her a job as his PA, solving that problem. But working with him brings a whole slew of new ones, including an attraction she isn’t ready for. Erin is unable to resist Hunter’s advances, and they embark on a relationship of sorts where neither really knows the other one. There were some intimate scenes here, but because of the detachment I felt toward the characters, it lacked the steam I was hoping for. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that of the two, Hunter seems to have a closet that has more skeletons than a graveyard. The book ends on a cliffhanger, but not the one you think it’s going to be.

So here’s the thing – this book is part of a serial, and I reserve the right to change my rating once I’ve read all three parts. I’m hopeful that this is all going to come together in a way that wows me. Wild by this same author is one of my go-to reads when I want a dirty talking hero, and his book started off like this one. Not plot-wise, but Wild was full of secrets, particularly on the heroine’s side, and it took a while before the characters warmed up enough to each other to be themselves, and that one ended up being a huge win for me. I’m really not sure where this series is going, so I’m going to cross my fingers and trust the author on this one.

Rating: ☠  ☠  ☠  ☠  ☠ 

Series Reading Order
1. Blindsight
2. No Information Available

Thank you to Adriane Leigh for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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