Erryn reviews ‘Blind Faith (Blind Faith Series Book 1)’ by N.R. Walker. The book was self-published on February 27, 2013 and is 192 pages. The audiobook was released May 8, 2019 by Love Lane Books. It is 5 hrs and 11 mins and is narrated by Michael Pauley. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why Erryn read: I adore Michael Pauley and N.R. Walker so I grabbed this one.
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?
I’m starting to learn there are times to keep tissues close at hand. Ms. Walker’s books are on that list – and this is a happy book. Any times pets are involved, I’m likely to tear up. I’ve adored the pets who have shared my life. It’s a privilege. And if you’re not a pet owner or dog lover? There’s more than enough in this book to keep you engaged.
The book is entirely in Carter’s point of view and that worked because he’s an open and easy to read character. Isaac is tougher to read – as the synopsis says: arrogant, moody, and totally gorgeous. Of course Ms. Walker wouldn’t make him that way if he didn’t have good reasons and my heart went out to him – not just because he’s blind but because of all the things he’s endured since losing his sight. Isaac is very independent and able to do many things on his own, but much of that is because of his new guide dog Brady. His relationship with Brady is often a source of friction between the two men.
Friction is a good word – there is love there, for sure, but Isaac’s moodiness was a little much at times. This book was about his journey into how to be in a relationship with someone he cares about. I had a lot of joy watching these men find navigate their way to love.
This book was a joyful and easy listen – just what I was looking for. I adore Michael Pauley and he is one of my favorite narrators. He handles the job admirably, giving great voices for each character. I also like his portrayal of females in the book. I liked that there were strong women in the story, something that is often lacking in m/m romances.
I highly recommend this wonderful book.
10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars
She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who she gives them life with words.
She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things…but likes it even more when they fall in love. She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.
She’s been writing ever since…