Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Sight Unseen
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Release Date: January 26, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Tragedy brings together a reserved but brilliant sculptor and an outgoing gallery owner, friends whose love was sidetracked—but was always meant to be deeper.
SoCal natives, Nate and Cody have been friends since childhood. Both knew they were different—and the same. At seventeen, a stolen weekend in the Florida Keys drove their connection deeper and hotter than either could imagine. They were meant to be together. Then, for reasons only Nate knows, suddenly they weren’t.
They’re still friends. Best friends. But they’ve moved on and found other partners. The yearning remains, however, despite the long-ago secret that drove them apart, and when tragedy strikes, both men find themselves in the dark. They must grope their way back to who and what they are…which they will find in each other’s arms. Sometimes, losing one’s sight can open one’s eyes—and heart.
Friends to lovers and main characters with a disability are two of my favorite MM tropes. I knew going in there would be bit of drama and angst, and I loved it. Nate broke my heart, but so did Cody. These two were besties, and then not, and then finally lovers. You ache for all they lost, but you cheer when they finally get it right. It was not always an easy read but in the end it was beautiful, and I truly believe that Susan Mac Nicol has a gift for creating characters that pull on your heartstrings.
Nate is devastated. He’s an artist and now he’s blind? How in the world can he be an artist without sight? Watching him come to terms with his new reality, while at the same time watching Cody step up and be the man that Nate’s useless and selfish ex-boyfriend should have been, was quite difficult. I wanted to bash some heads together, and put my hand on their lips to get them to talk to each other. But, once Cody and Nate take that step together, it was worth all the hurt, sadness, and discomfort.
Cody is not only the best friend anyone could ask for, but he was truly up for the task of being the partner of a blind man. I know many would run from that, as Nate’s ex did, but it takes a special person to put the best interests of another ahead of your own and also love every minute of it. Watching Cody teach Nate to love again, and learn to live again, was quite special and I finished this book with a smile on my face. Highly recommended.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*