Title: The Blinding Light Word count: 73,624 Genre: Contemporay Gay Romance
Blurb:Jake Manning’s smart mouth frequently gets him into trouble. Because of it, he can’t hold a job. Combined with some bad it luck, it’s prevented him from keeping steady employment. A huge debt looms over him, and alone he shoulders the care of his alcoholic mother and three younger sisters. When a housekeeping position opens, Jake’s so desperate he leaps at the opportunity. On landing, he finds his new boss, Patrick Stanford, a fussy, arrogant, rude… and blind man.
Born without sight, Patrick is used to being accommodated, but he’s met his match with Jake, who doesn’t take any of his crap and threatens to swap all the braille labels on his groceries and run off with his guide dog unless he behaves.
Jake gets a kick out of Patrick. Things are looking up: the girls are starting their own lives and his mum’s sobriety might stick this time. He’s sacrificed everything for his family; maybe it’s time for him to live his life and start a relationship with Patrick. When his mother needs him, guilt makes his choice between family and Patrick difficult, and Jake must realize he’s not alone anymore.
My Review:This author has become one of my new favorite authors.In this one, the beauty tames the ‘blind’ beast, but the beast is actually the most handsome man that he has ever seen and beauty is actually the housekeeper. Jake is a man who has a lot of familial and financial burdens which he takes very seriously. He comes from a broken home with an alcoholic mother and three sisters he’s been taking care of since he was six years old. Even though , he doesn’t have bus fare most days , he uses his rickety bike to go out as a housekeeper and make an honest living. He is a confident gay man who takes things one day at a time and tries to conquer the world with his smile. The day that he finally meets his rude employer is a day when Patrick is sick with a cold. Being the decent human being that he is, Jake goes out and buys cough syrup and ingredients to make soup for Patrick. Patrick doesn’t even say thank you and is constantly reminded by Jake about his manners. I think the fact that Jake wasn’t afraid to stand up to Patrick, draws Patrick to him which leads to a bond that circumvents the regular housekeeper/employer relationship. Feelings develop fast between these two , because they are exactly what the other person needs. Patrick needs someone who doesn’t always treat him like he is blind and Jake needs someone who will have his back regardless of all his issues. This was a sweet story filled with just the right amount of angst and the sex was hot. i loved it from beginning to end. This book was absolutely amazing and that’s The Truth. I’ll give this one my ratings of 4- Lose the underwear.