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After a kayaking accident took Josh Donald's sight, he's faced with learning to negotiate the world as a blind man. In short order, his boyfriend leaves him behind, making it clear he's not inclined to deal with special needs. Reeling from the blow, Josh flounders. In an attempt to help, Josh's friends take him to a camp for the blind,
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Published September 5th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press LLC (first published April 30th 2013)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)


4 stars for the narration, 1.5 stars for the story, I can't give more than 2.5 stars overall.

I have to start my review with a rant. Authors, don't put false medical information in a book. It is pretty easy to fact check, and when you get a reader with medical knowledge, it may set them off when the medical information is so far off base.

Charlie Cooper is going blind, slowly, over time. Now, the author of the story says that it is due to reoccurring cataracts. This is an impossibility. See here.
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Bev


I have a love/hate relationship with Lisa Worrall's books, and I don't mind being honest about it....some I love, others meh! But this one will forever stay on my kindle, I absolutely adored it, and yes, some people will say it's sickly sweet...I don't care, sometimes you just need a feel-good book...this is it!! 4.5 stars and

Josh Donald lost his sight in a kayaking accident one fateful day, the same day his boyfriend Alec decided he couldn't stand the pressure of being the one to look after
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✦❋Arianna✦❋
☆☆2-2.5 STARS☆☆
Heather C
"I told you before...when I'm with you...I can see for miles."

I have always loved reading books about characters with disabilities; maybe its the nurse in me... But, there's just something about the hurt/comfort stories that appeal to me. So I immediately snatched this book up once I found out there was a blind main character.

Eight months ago, Josh Donald completely lost his sight in a tragic kayaking accident. Not long after, being unable to cope with Joshs disability, his boyfriend leaves as
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Mandy*reads obsessively*
3.5*

I enjoyed this story of Charlie and Josh.
Charlie has a very unusual issue with his cataracts, and despite numerous surgeries he is now losing what is left of his sight. He gave up his dream of being and architect to run a summer camp for the blind and he enjoys it immensely.
He had a pretty bad experience with his ex, that guy was a real piece of work, but Charlie is done with love and relationships.
Josh, always the adrenalin junkie, had an accident and lost his sight, and with that his
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Alaina
I honestly went into this book really hesitant because I read the reviews before I dove into this book! I will admit.. I did commit the readers crime. I can't apologize for it now!!

I Can See For Miles is about Charlie who is slowly going blind. However, the reason as to why he is .. well, it's definitely wrong. Yes after reading the previous reviews.. and while I was reading.. I definitely googled the shit out of these medical terms. I probably could've called my aunt and uncle for help
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Lenore
This book was so poorly researched it made me mad. If you can't be arsed to ask a specialist, then at least try googling the condition you've afflicted your hero with. Bah!
A Girl Has No Name
4 stars!

I told you before ... when Im with you ... I can see for miles.

When I first read the reviews for this book, I immediately had mixed feelings considering the fact that the medical descriptions of Charlies cataracts are simply incorrect. I usually enjoy books that are well researched, but I still wanted to give this one a try. Knowing about the incorrect medical details definitely spared me a deception and I have been enjoying this story a lot.

The setting is definitely interesting.
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Trisha Harrington
This was a lovely story by Lisa Worrall. I Can See For Miles was a beautiful comfort read that had a lot going for it, and the two MC's just melted my heart. I think if you like a story where two of the MC's have issues this could be just for you. It has such a wonderful feel to the story, I fell in love instantly.

The book starts with Josh, who is blind, and his friends who plan on bringing him a camp that specializes on people who are blind. Josh was in an accident and his ex left him because
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Macky
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Lisa Worralls stories because she always gets that perfect blend of Sexual Tension and chemistry going on between her guys and Josh and Charlie are no exception. I know the issue of them both having disabilities is a major part of the story but I never felt that Lisa was milking the sympathy vote and in these types of stories that's very easily done. I thought the balance of angst and romance was just right and I definitely never thought it was overly sweet. Great supporting characters ...more
Tina
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance


After a kayaking accident took Josh's sight, hes faced with learning to negotiate the world as a blind man. His boyfriend leaves him behind, he doesn't want to deal with Josh's special needs. Joshs friends take him to a camp for the blind, where he falls for the camp organizer, Charlie. Charlie seems to feel the attraction too, but he believes hes damaged goods, not boyfriend material...

I Can See For Miles is all about the charming characters. They have a way of endearing themselves to your
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LiveYourLife BuyTheBook
5 Stars - KAPOW!

Josh Donald was in a kayaking accident that left him blind and not long after that alone when his boyfriend broke up with him. Joshs best friends Mario and Greg decided to take him on a week-long vacation to Camp Aisling, where he can get out of his apartment and have a good time. When they get there Josh meets Charlie Cooper the owner of the camp and is immediately drawn to Charlies voice.

Charlie Cooper is in the process of losing his site, hes had Cataracts for many years but
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DaisyGirl
2.0 Stars

A kayaking accident took Josh Donald's sight. Josh's boyfriend bails because he's an ass who doesn't want to deal with special needs. Josh's friends take him to a camp for the blind in the hopes of cheering him up. Camp owner and organizer, Charlie Cooper, is going blind from cataracts. Having escaped an abusive relationship, Charlie is not looking to get involved. But fate, friends, family, and a loveable horse (Dottie) have other ideas.

First off, I LOVE Lisa Worrall. She's one of my
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Gigi
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lisa Worrall, I absolutely adore her! She is the author of one of my top 5 M/M favorites Laurel Heights. And I enjoyed I Can See For Miles, very much. But I didn't love it. And there were many parts about the book that made my pet peeves list. But I still liked it enough to recommend it to M/M romance fans and to rate it 4 stars. It is a lovely, sweet, touching romance and you will fall in love with both of these cute young men.

Now for my pet peeves, which are going to pretty much be considered
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Mercedes
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-romance
I was very excited to pick up this book as I thought the premise had a lot of potential for relationship buildup between Josh and Charlie. I was hoping to see how Josh and Charlie complimented each other and how they made each other stronger when dealing with the hand they were dealt. Instead I got was a case of insta-love and too much emphasis on sex and no relationship buildup.

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Arthur
May 02, 2013 marked it as wait-n-see-be4-buying-it  ·  review of another edition
Seriously, I'm a bit tired reading "he'll be better off without me" story. It's a weak, defeatist stand and I'm wondering how many people we know take that position and break up with someone they love.
Monika
May 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Review posted on World of Diversity Fiction

4.75 Stars

I love this story. Its not angsty, much, its kind of fluffy and sappy, its an easy, fast read that made me feel good and boy its nice to read a story like that once in a while. This one came at just the right moment for me.

I read most of this book with a silly smile on my face and I was so in love with Josh and Charlie, the other part of the book I just wanted to knock these two guys heads together! Either way I didnt want to see their story
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Dreamer
Yeech, sickly sweet unrealistic cliched m/m romance. Most annoying was the totally incorrect medical blurb concerning cataracts. It's all on the internet these days, do some research! Also how does that poor horse Dottie carry two 6 foot plus men? Plus two blind/partially sighted guys would see bugger all in the dark?

"You're so lucky, Charlie." He reached out, and his heart leapt with hope when Charlie put a hand to his. "The people that come through this camp would give their eyeteeth to have
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Eli Easton
Apr 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like romances with disabled characters--it's rewarding to see someone find true love in tough circumstances. So when I read the blurb on this book, I knew I had to pre-order it. It was quite good, a nice slow build of romance between one character who was blinded in an accident and another who is slowly losing his vision. Towards the end the angst/misunderstanding elements felt a little over-the-top (Charlie acted like an idiot). But it didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the book. ...more
Kade Boehme
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omfg sooo good. And this is why Lisa Worrall is an auto buy for me. Gah! <3
V
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG !! This books was so freaking lovely!!!
Wendy Ann
Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews - 4 1/2 hearts

This story had me in its clutches from the first peek at the blurb through the very end. I felt an instant connection and my satisfaction only continued to grow the more involved I became. It was both exciting and comfortable at the same time. Heck, if a book were a person, Id say I just met my near perfect soul mate!

The absolute best thing about this story can be summed up in one word characters. Its all about the charming characters. They have
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Feliz
No rating.

The book in and of itself was not half bad.
The writing flowed smoothly and was pleasant to read.
Likable chracters and an original, touching premise (view spoiler)beautiful setting descriptions that really took me there
totally positive, accepting and supportive secondary characters

but I had one major issue that completely spoiled this book for me.
A big part of the plot/ character development is
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Pjm12
This was just a bit too sweet and cutesy for me. I would have liked a bit more grit I guess. It was very romantic and everybody was sweet and accepting and loving. It was great how the friends and family of both boys tried to push them together, while they tried to resist even while it was obvious they were already swooning,,,,

I would have liked more drama too dealing with blindness. I know books that preach about disability spoil the narrative but this was the opposite. I never felt I had a
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Lauren
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-romance, 2013
4.5 stars - I love Lisa Worrall! She writes such lovely stories! I Can See For Miles was wonderful and a total comfort read. It could so easily have been full of angst, but I'm really glad it wasn't. It was such a cute and truly touching story. It was pretty much a case of insta-love, but that didn't bother me much here. All the characters were adorable (I loved Maggie!) and Josh and Charlie's developing relationship was a joy to read. And that epilogue!! Holy crap, that has to be one of the ...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Note: This audiobook was provided to me by the publisher through Hearts on Fire Reviews in exchange for an impartial review.

Josh Donald was blinded in a kayak accident several months ago and hes been quite reclusive since then so his best friends Mario and Greg arrange a nice vacation for the three of them at Charlie Coopers camp for sight-disabled people and their families. Charlie himself is going blind from an unknown disorder which causes cataracts to continue to recur even after hes had
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Lily
3.4 stars. I truly liked Josh's witty replies and his personality in general, how he reached out to Charlie, as well as the antics of some side characters. My great disappointment was the plot device used in the climax (view spoiler) ...more
Brian
May 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lisa Worrells I Can See For Miles gives new and evocative meaning to the phrase, love is blind. This story is a masterful exposition in revealing that sometimes sight is not always mandatory to allow what the heart sees in its passion and magnificence; that sometimes physical blackness can become more illumined without the actual sense of sight.

This may be a story of what can happen when one loses their ability to see through their eyes, but to me it was more of a celebration of what one gains
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Dee Wy
3.5 stars - Yes I'm very fond of stories with characters that have a disability, but this story stands out in that BOTH characters understand what it's like to loose your sight after having been sighted for many years. I think this added something special to the supportive relationship Josh and Charlie have together. It doesn't mean everything goes smoothly for them though, they still both have their share of insecurities and doubts about the relationship and must overcome them for their HEA.

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Andessa Zheiddinne
i like the story but it kinda ruined a little when the ophtalmologist, frank, said that the cataract can be treated by doing a corneal replacement. i don't know where ms. Worrall get the source about cataract, but, well, it's wrong. from what i know, the patophysiology of cataract is happen in the lens of the eye, not in the cornea. you can replace the damaged lens by replace it with an artificial one, but doing a corneal transplant will do nothing to fix the cataract in the lens. it is a ...more
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