Blind Faith (Lily G’s Audio Review)

Title: Blind Faith (Blind Faith series, Book 1)
Author: N.R. Walker   Narrator: Michael Pauley
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd
Release Date: May 8, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: 5 hours and 11 mins
Reviewed by: Lily G. Blunt
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Starting a new job in a new town, veterinarian Carter Reece makes a house call to a very special client.

Arrogant, moody, and totally gorgeous, Isaac Brannigan has been blind since he was eight. After the death of his guide dog and best friend, Rosie, his partnership with his new guide dog, Brady, isn’t going well.

Carter tries to help both man and canine through this initiation phase, but just who is leading who?

Blind Faith is one of N.R. Walker’s early stories. It’s a first person narrative from one character’s perspective and has all the fluffy elements the author has come to be known for in her stories.

The two main characters are ideally matched. Carter comes across as the vet who’s kind and caring to both people and animals. Isaac is the blind teacher who has suffered several tragic losses in his past, and as a result can be arrogant and uncooperative. He is, in fact, a nice guy too, and Carter soon falls for him, despite Isaac’s initial stubbornness and awkward temperament. Carter deals with him admirably at times. Both men suffer from their moody moments in this story, with several pouting scenes and giving the other the ‘silent treatment’. I couldn’t quite understand the logic behind Isaac not showing affection to his guide dog (Brady) and not sure why Carter didn’t discuss this issue with him. Surely as a vet that would have been an important matter.

Mark, Carter’s best friend, lightens the story, providing some humour and someone for Carter to share his thoughts and feelings with.

Overall this is a sweet romance, with a little angst with regard to Brady and also a misunderstanding between the two new lovers. Dog-lovers will probably enjoy it as Carter has a dog too and there are plenty of ‘doggy’ moments.

Michael Pauley’s narration of the story was enjoyable and easy to follow. He created voices consistent with the characters’ personalities and portrayed their emotions well.

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Audio copy of Blind Faith provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.


Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men's feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page. There never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing! Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories via Amazon and later published short stories with Torquere Press, Wayward Ink Publishing, and Pride Publishing.
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