|Blind Man’s Bluff aka “Not by Sight”
|Stone Gap Mountain #1 aka “A Stone River Novel #1”
|Kay Stockham aka Kaye Lyons Stockham
|2012 / 2015
|Emma Wyatt agrees to tutor a recently blinded, embittered soldier because of the $50,000 paycheck his brother offers. Blind herself, Emma dreams of independence and freedom away from her overprotective family. But when she’s attracted to her student, she fears falling for him means giving up her dreams. Can you protect someone who you cannot see? Good soldiers show no weakness. Ian MacGregor holds his battle with claustrophobia close to his chest, unsuccessfully trying to cope on his own. He’s lost in the dark and struggling to accept his fate. Ian knows duty, honor, serving his country. Ian’s desire for Emma is overshadowed by the danger lurking around them. Emma would be better off with someone else. Someone sighted. Someone able to protect her from the person determined to keep them apart.
A nice enough and well developed story that kept my attention – at least until it became a little to slow, which is where I found myself skimming some pages. Also I felt it was very confusing to find the book under two different names and author names on amazon – both available to buy. And it is not only this book but the complete series of the book. Because of an unusual turn of events I was able to finish reading the book instead of putting it down but still I knew a lot of what was going to happen very early on so it does not take a genious to figure out the story. I am still considering to pick up the second book as it is about a scondary character I liked ( at least it seems to be the second book – not sure with this confusing series )