Dr. Stone Watson is going on a tour to publicize his recent book on the Civil War and he needs a personal assistant for the 35 week duration because he is blind. Mason Vergis answers Stone’s ad and right away feels a connection to him. Mason has all the qualities Stone is looking for and he seems like the perfect candidate for the job; even Leeah, Stone’s seeing-eye dog appears to like him. He is ex-military, strong and a very take-charge person.
The first night of his new assignment Mason is drawn to Stone as they get to know each other and he tries to become accustomed to Stone’s habit of touching or “brailling” him as his way of seeing, which is arousing the heck out of him. Stone is very attracted to Mason’s gravelly voice and finds that other parts of his body are even more of a turn on. By the end of dinner that evening the two men are getting along like a house on fire.
When they return to Stone’s home it’s quite apparent that the attraction is mutual but Mason does not want to put any pressure on Stone to take things to the next level. Stone however has no reservations about what he wants and pushes the envelope, resulting in them ending up in bed.
I found the characters of Stone and Mason quite likeable although they seem to become hot and heavy very quickly. Stone in particular appears to be looking for love because he has been very lonely in the year since his last partner left, while Mason is trying very hard to be the voice of reason, to no avail. They are perfect for each other with completely different personalities but in tune where it counts, under the sheets.
The Sight of Home is a great read and what I found fascinating about the book is Stone’s positive attitude and the fact that he does not allow his disability to get in the way of making his sexual needs known to Mason, and he takes his turn at being the aggressor in bed. He makes no apologies for being what he is, a highly sexual man and it is no coincidence that a lot of the reader’s time is spent in bed with these two characters.
I highly recommend this book to fans of Sean Michael as well as first time readers of his writing.