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Blind Kiss by Renee Carlino

Blind Kiss Book Cover Blind Kiss
Renee Carlino
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
August 14th 2018
Yes

"A powerful story of two people who spend years denying their scientifically-proven chemistry.

Penny spends her afternoons sitting outside a sandwich shop, surrounded by ghosts. Fourteen years ago, this shop was her childhood dance studio... Now she’s a suburban housewife, dreading the moment her son departs for MIT, leaving her with [a] McMansion and a failing marriage. She had her chance at wild, stars-in-her-eyes happiness, but that was a lifetime ago. After The Kiss. Before The Decision.

The Kiss was soulful. Magical. Earth-shattering, And it was all for a free gift card. Asked to participate in a psych study that posed the question, “Can you have sexual chemistry without knowing what the other person looks like?” Penny agreed to be blindfolded, make polite conversation with a total stranger, and kiss him. She never expected The Kiss to change her life forever and introduce her to Gavin: tattooed, gorgeous, and spontaneous enough to ask her out seconds after the blindfolds came off.

For a year, they danced between friendship and romance—until Penny made The Decision that forced them to settle for friendship. Now, fourteen years later, both of their lives are about to radically change—and it’s his turn to decide what will become of their once-in-a-lifetime connection."

Jenny’s Review

Gonna be straight up honest, this book took a year off my life. So be warned, you want angst, you want emotional frustration, crave the chase, seek lie after lie, and literally after years, and I mean years, you get what your heart has been dying for, then this is your book. My poor heart. My poor heart ached throughout this one

I’m gonna be vague, maybe a bit confusing but I don’t want to give too much away

We start off falling in love with a strong, independent woman, one that put her education and career before a relationship. She was up front, said after school finals, graduation, and her dance final, she was all his, just wait for me, she had said. So easy just a couple months. Penny, this strong passionate woman endured so much heartache, family troubles, losing loved ones, shattered dreams, she lost all her drive. When she needed her best friend most, he had other priorities. Bad choices are made when grief takes over. You have to remember your drive, your happiness, your will to live happily. Right??

“It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.”

Gavin, my soul hurt for him. He had me so tied up, twisted, begging to be slapped. He’s a gorgeous, sexy, tatted up man. He seeks acceptance in the arms of a woman, no matter who it is. His downfall is not following his heart. So once it’s crushed and broken into pieces, it’s as if he grows up and gets his shit together over night….

Timing, it all comes down to timing. Growing from mistakes, watching from the sidelines what should have been yours. This was pure torture, absolute hell. My heart hurt for Gavin, it hurt for Penny, but it shattered for Lance & Milo. This story tore me up, I wanted more, yet wanted it to end. Yes I am healed and happy in the end, but…… there is so much in the middle of this book that I needed and wanted more, that’s me 🙃

If you love the chase, the angst, the deep soul love soulmate lovers seek, and you crave the deserving HEA, grab this one!!!!!! It’s all in this one

 

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