Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Review: Blind (Senses #1)

Blind (Senses #1) by Xavier Neal

Publisher: Not available at the moment, 2014
144 pages, kindle edition
Source: Purchased through Amazon
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Aside from being blind to the fact his best friend, Maxx Hughes, is madly in love with him, Logan 'Unbreakable' Kellar has it made. He's the best amateur fighter at TKO, has a buffet line of women desperate to be taken by him, and three friends that are his family. However, when Maxx crosses over from Logan's blind spot on the side lines to the dead center of his vision, he realizes that he can't stay blind to the fact this girl, is the girl.

My Review:
Maxx Hughes is persuaded by her best friend Erin into being a ring side girl for a match one night in the hope of having a position as the event coordinator at the TKO club. She needs this job and feels the need to contribute to the bills and groceries as she lives with Erin, Erin’s brother Luke and their other friend Logan. She has had a crush on Logan since childhood but was rejected and put in the friend zone all those years ago. She wishes he would just see her as a desirable woman not the just as the friend that was always there for him.

Logan “The Unbreakable” Kellar fights in these semi-legal events, he is taken by surprise that his yoga pants wearing nerdy friend Maxx, could transform into this sexiest siren of a ring girl that he has ever seen. He has always thought of her curvy nerdy look was on the sexy side of things, but kept her at a distance, she is calm in the storm, his anchor, his rock, but given his own upbringing, he doesn’t feel he can give her what she needs, what she most certainly deserves.

In an increasingly popular format, this story is written in the alternating first-person point of view. There are a lot of mental asides that are sometimes directed to the reader, other times are just mental ramblings or inner thoughts. Her thoughts are more snark and insecurity and his are more volatile and self-depreciating. It’s a bit odd, a bit difficult to adjust to, and sort of makes Maxx and Logan seem a bit… mentally unstable. The plot is solid, with great secondary characters that are truly enjoyable. There really wasn't any predictability, so I am pleased there, however the continual conflict was never resolved and the story does not conclude; it is left completely unfinished – which seriously bums me out.

My Ratings:

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