A guest review by Leslie
Love at first sight…
Young, cool, laid back professor Kieran is totally captivated by the blind and beautiful Lucien.
Lucien has been around a long time, but he is equally caught by Kieran’s sensuality. He believes Kieran might be the man he wishes to spend the rest of eternity with.
Lucien’s blindness doesn’t turn Kieran off, but will his secret?
True confession time: prior to reading this, I had read exactly one vampire story in my entire life—the original Dracula by Bram Stoker. As my daughter said to me, that one is more about dirt than vampires and the little bit I remember about it, I think she’s right. Given this, I don’t have a great deal of context for reading and reviewing a vampire story. But I read this as part of the All Romance “28 Days” promotion (see below) and even though the genre is new to me, I enjoyed this story.
I say “story” loosely because the plot is pretty thin and in the oeuvre of vampire stories, it’s probably been told a million times. Even so, the writing is good and the sexy details—of which there are many since this is basically one sex scene after another (four in all)—are pretty titillating and erotic. In particular, because Lucien is blind, he uses his other four senses to “see” Kieran and the way this process is described is very sensual. Their sexual encounters are also the way they get to know each other, make a bond and attachment and for Kieran, make the ultimate decision that will alter the course of his life. That’s about it—Lucien and Kieran, no one else, nothing else. But I have to say, they are a pretty sexy pair and I did enjoy reading about them.
This is the first thing I have read by Sean Michael; Wave tells me he is one of her favorite authors. I would certainly be open to reading something else by him since this novella captured my attention and kept me absorbed for the hour or so that it took to read it. I’d be interested in his take on other characters and stories although I may not be ready for another vampire one right away.
If you are in the mood for a short, hot, sensual read, give this a try. If you are a fan of vampire stories then I am sure this will definitely appeal. If you are a newcomer to the genre, like me, I suspect it will still make your heart flutter a bit, as it did to mine.
NB: All Romance ebooks is having a special “28 Days of Heart” promotion during the month of February. A new novella is being released every day. All proceeds from the sales of these books will be donated to the American Heart Association to support heart health and research. Five m/m books are included in the releases and I will be reviewing all five here at Wave’s site: Exchange of Hearts by G.A. Hauser (review here); A Fair Trade by B.A. Tortuga (review here); Love is Blindness by Sean Michael (this review); Sea of Sin by India Harper; and GPS by Leigh Ellwood. The books are reasonably priced and support a good cause, so do consider a purchase if you are tempted by any of my reviews.
Disclaimer: Even though Wave receives many books for review, I am purchasing these five for myself and volunteered to review them for the site.