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Blind Love

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  163 Ratings  ·  67 Reviews
She doesn’t need a hero. But a sexy Marine…that’ll work.

Though Lauren Baxter’s world is a blurry mess of colors, she has no tolerance for pity. With the help of her guide dog, Jack Sparrow, she’s built a good life for herself. She has everything she wants: her PhD, a thriving counseling practice and her independence.

When she meets her new neighbor, the man’s warm Texas acc
ebook, 1, 260 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by Samhain
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Kishan Paul Yes Charlotte, it's about love but also about conquering your fears and letting go of your past to finally allow yourself to love.

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Jennifer Lane
Love Opens Their Eyes

This is a refreshing, well-written romance!

Lauren is a blind psychologist whose divorce makes her wary of all men. Too bad sexy Texan Gabe moves in next door.

Gabe is an ex-marine whose family struggles make him unavailable for romantic entanglements. Too bad he can't stop thinking about Lauren.

I really admire Lauren. She has some self-deprecating moments...

She unzipped her oversized flannel onesie, created especially for women not interested in finding a man, and tossed it
May 11, 2015 Bobbi rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adults
Recommended to Bobbi by: Author
I absolutely fell in love with this story and quite honestly didn't want to put it down or for it to end. There's so much passion and a little bit of heartache as well as some frustration going on in this story. I couldn't imagine going blind slowly not knowing when it would be complete. Lauren is so strong and keeps her disability pushed back in her mind except when it comes to men. Her dog Jack has been her only companion since her divorce to her high school sweetheart. Then she meets Gabe and ...more
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4.5 Stars

I'll admit I picked this book to read because I'd never read a romance with a blind heroine and I was curious to see how the relationship would pan out. Kishan Paul is a new to me author this story pulled at my heartstrings for multiple reasons, I will be check out her work in the future. A heroine whose life changed forever as a teenager, a hero whose life has never been normal, and a guide dog whose almost human like behavior added
May 22, 2015 Kame rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

Lauren has a thriving counseling practice, a great townhouse, a BFF who is the world's best personal assistant, parents who annoy her, an ex-husband who cheated on her, a sexy neighbor who has her imagination sparking, and a dog that loves her. And oh yeah she is blind. The blind heroine intrigued me and made me request this book for review.

Lauren is a well rounded character and I adored her determination to live a "normal" life. Some may think she was way too sensitive about her disabil
Jun 16, 2015 Shaila rated it it was amazing
Blind Love is one of those books that sucked me in and kept giving me more the further I got in.

Lauren is a relatable and complex character who absolutely deserved an amazing HEA, and watching her fight against and then reach for that goal was satisfying and dare I say, sigh-worthy. She had me laughing-out-loud with lines like: "Hence the reason she preferred to keep people with dangling parts at a distance," or "Stomping upstairs to her bedroom, she unzipped her oversized flannel onesie, create
Rumer Haven
Jun 10, 2015 Rumer Haven rated it it was amazing
Normally on a transatlantic flight I am more tempted by the in-flight movies than books, but this one kept me reading the entire journey. I really enjoyed the author's style and the story's flow, as well as the alternating points of view--Paul gets into each character's head authentically, and it's brilliant how Lauren's POV is essentially told through every sense but sight.

At the beginning when we're introduced to the hunky Texan and sarcastic best friend, the story could easily go the convent
Jun 01, 2015 D.E. rated it it was amazing
To be perfectly honest I picked this book to read and review because it looked like a simple, sweet romance. A good, clean read if you will. Although I don’t love simple or sweet or clean for that matter, sometimes it’s just what the doctor ordered. The heroine of this book was a bit different as well – she’s blind.

Blind Love is so much more than I expected. Paul handles the matter of the heroine being blind in a believable manner, especially Lauren’s unwillingness to accept help from anyone. L
May 29, 2015 Irene rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Blind Love was a very heartfelt and emotional read, I enjoyed the storyline and the characters were both likable and very relatable.

The chemistry between Lauren and Gabe was believable and well written, loved their banter and humor, it really added to my enjoyment of the story.

Thank you Samhain Publishing via Netgalley for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.
Book Gannet
May 31, 2015 Book Gannet rated it really liked it
There is so much to like about this book, and not just because the heroine is blind. Lauren is a great character – she’s smart, funny, gutsy and so determined to be independent, not just because of her impaired vision but from men too. She has a hilariously sex-obsessed best friend and the best guide dog ever, not to mention a thriving therapy practise. She has neither the need nor the room for anything else in her life. Sure, she’s had a few knocks and it’s made her a little defensive and wary, ...more
Nessie Strange
May 17, 2015 Nessie Strange rated it it was amazing
Overall a solid entertaining read by a new author. I think what grabbed me most about this story was not the plot, but the characters and their interactions. There is a very human element to it. Lauren is both strong and vulnerable, and much the same could be said for Gabe. You have two people battling their own personal demons, lots of emotional baggage and an undeniable (and strong) mutual attraction that keeps pulling them together.

On the surface it follows a typical romance storyline, but t
Amanda Miller /A Bookaholic's Fix: Feeding the Addiction
If you are looking for a great binge read, look no further. Seriously. I'm kinda glad a pinched nerve kept me from doing something more productive because I don't think I could have put this one down for even a second.

First off, the book was filled with amazing characters. I am a sucker for the strong heroine--the woman who knows she can make it on her own, who doesn't need a man to save her--and Lauren is one of the strongest I've seen. She is determined not to let her disability define her. Ye
Jun 07, 2015 Carra rated it really liked it
Blind Love was a thoroughly enjoyable read for me. I really loved these characters-they are really what made the story so engaging, and I found it very easy to become invested in their story.

Lauren is amazingly strong, pushing forward to finish college and open up her own therapy practice, and living on her own even though she is losing her sight. She is fiercely independent, and doesn't like to rely on anyone. Gabe. Yes, he is sigh-worthy with his Southern accent, hot body, protective streak...
Kelly Lincoln
Jun 04, 2015 Kelly Lincoln rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and was sucked into it immediately from the first chapter. This was my first time reading a book with a blind lead character, and it was very unique and a refreshing change to see the world from Lauren’s view.

I liked Gabe from the beginning, and was drawn into him even more when I found out how complicated his life was. I thought he was a perfect leading male, I loved that he let her be strong and just wanted to be there for her, even when he was having his own issues.

The supp
Char (1RadReader59)
Jun 21, 2015 Char (1RadReader59) rated it it was amazing
Wow, where to begin? Well, I guess that would be with a couple who met in high school their senior year and fell in love. Right after high school they elope against her parents’ wishes. You see Lauren Baxter who the married Ben Dawson was treated like an incapable child due to her blindness.
Once she married Ben she was happy just being his wife. Finding what new things she could boundaries she could cross. Thanks to his encouragement and support as well as her BFF, Sunny, she went to college.
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I received a complimentary copy courtesy of The Romance Review in exchange for an honest review.

They say love is blind but when that phrase was coined, it was not referring to blindness in the literal sense. However, for Lauren Baxter, being blind and in love was as real as it would get.

BLIND LOVE by Kishan Paul tells the story of Lauren Baxter and Gabriel Briggs. Lauren has Retinitis Pigmentosa. This is an inherited disease where the retinas degenerate over time, eventually leading to complete
Aubrey Wynne
May 23, 2015 Aubrey Wynne rated it it was amazing
Kishan Paul's debut novel reminded me of why I love romance and a strong heroine. Lauren has a sight disability. She is not totally blind but can see shapes and swirls of color. Since she was not born with the disease, Lauren struggled with losing not only her sight but her independence. Her parents, always hovering and concerned, made her even more determined to have her own life without being dependent on others. And with the help of her crazy best friend and dog Jack, she manages just that: a ...more
Jun 15, 2015 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love, love, loved this story. I am a huge fan of contemporary romance, and this was perfect. One minute I was crying, the next laughing. Lauren is a blind psychologist who is trying to prove her parents wrong by surviving on her own. She shies away from relationships because her ex husband cheated on her and then left her to be with the other woman. She has tried dating the "safe" guys who wouldn't do that to her, but she never felt that spark. She is a woman you can admire and want to be her ...more
May 31, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed Kishan Paul's book, Blind Love, published by Samhain Publishing. Who doesn't love a challenged heroine and a hot sexy ex-Marine hero who have to overcome several obstacles in order to be together. Blindness-or near blindness in Lauren's case- can sometimes hinder what that person can do, but not Lauren. Despite a failed marriage with an ex that can't seem to get over her, Lauren became a psychologist and has made quite the career with the help of her best friend, Sunshine. B ...more
Jonel Boyko
Aug 07, 2015 Jonel Boyko rated it really liked it
This novel simultaneously makes you stop & think and gives you a sweet read that you can lose yourself in. Paul has masterfully crafted a tale of love, loss, and acceptance that encompasses and crosses the boundaries set by society and brings out those set by the heart. Her unique look at life and love creates a fantastic setting for this romantic and creative tale. The well written novel is highlighted by intricate descriptions that bring everything to life.

Paul’s characters are not only g
Rosanna Leo
Jul 03, 2016 Rosanna Leo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author Kishan Paul has written a smart and emotional story in Blind Love. Featuring a smart-mouthed heroine who is living with RP, a type of blindness that results in vision tunneling into eventual blackness, Blind Love has some very tense moments. Luckily, sexy hero Gabe, a former Marine sharp shooter, is around to help save the day...and I say "help" because heroine Lauren is capable and refuses to surrender to her disability. However, part of her struggle is learning to accept her limitations ...more
Angela Goodrich
WOW! That was so much more than I expected. Even with the vague references in the blurb of threats to innocent lives did not prepare me for just how intense Blind Love got when the romantic suspense angle was fully unveiled. I was expecting an angsty yet sweet romance in which our hero, Gabe, had to break down our heroine’s, Lauren’s, walls in order to convince her that her blindness didn’t affect his feelings for her. While there were some of those elements present in the story, the angst was m ...more
Smut Matters
May 27, 2015 Smut Matters rated it it was ok
Heather's review from Smut Matters

Lauren Baxter has a lot going for her. She has a therapy practice that seems to be doing very well, a wonderful assistant who has been her best friend since high school, a wonderful guide dog named Jack Sparrow, and now, a new neighbor who is smoking hot. She also has an ex-husband who cheated on her, and parents who don't trust her to live on her own. And she's blind. Mostly. She can see some swirls of color, and some very generic shapes, but that's about it. A
Beverly C
This is the first book i read by Kishan Paul and I enjoyed it a lot.

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I liked the book. I liked the story. It's emotional, sweet, sometimes complicated and funny. The characters? You will fall in love with them immediately.
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Luv My Books
Mar 05, 2016 Luv My Books rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story! I picked up Blind Love because I am drawn to books with heroes & heroines with physical challenges. I also enjoy emotional challenges and Kishan Paul mixed a great cast of characters with real life issues in Blind Love. I couldn't wait to pick up the book every chance I got to see what was going to happen next. The tender moments and moving plot kept me rooting for all of them no matter how it was going to turn out. The suspense in the second half of the book kept me on my toes ...more
May 31, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This is the first book I have read by Kishan Paul and I have to say it was definitely not your typical romance novel. The heroine, Lauren, is almost completely blind and has not fully recovered from her husband's affair and divorce 5 years previously. So when her new neighbor Gabe shows an interest, Lauren turns him down, repeatedly. Gabe is a former Marine and definitely has no plans to give up on Lauren. However, when his past comes back to haunt him, it gives Lauren's husband a chance to get ...more
Dec 27, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it
Lets just say hidden pasts and unknown futures lead to a lot of ups and down throughout this amazing book. I will admit I have a weakness for cowboys and military men. Put those two together and let me tell you Kishan Paul does not disappoint when it comes to Gabriel Briggs. Wonderful job in writing a blind person. The use of other senses and the struggles they face were portrayed wonderfully in this book by the authors. I think my favorite part of the book is when Lauren takes Jack over to the ...more
Dec 18, 2015 Issa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF at ch 6. I love stories with physically challenged characters. Lauren is legally blind but has made her way in life. She has a PHD and a therapy career. She does have a failed marriage behind her but who doesn't these days. Gabe is the owner of the other side of her duplex and he comes on to her like a ton of bricks. He's stalkery and an asshole. He forces his way in her life, doesn't care what she thinks and calls her rude when she doesn't let him into her life with open arms. Her best frie ...more
Elizabeth Robbins
Aug 06, 2015 Elizabeth Robbins rated it it was amazing
This was a sweet love story, with a murder mystery, a kidnapping, a sexy neighbor, and some steamy sex. The main character is a sassy, smart-mouthed PhD, and her best friend is a hoot! At it's heart , Blind Love is a romance, but it crosses into several other genres as well, and should be appealing to a broad audience. Loved it!
Lea Bronsen
Jun 03, 2015 Lea Bronsen rated it it was amazing
You don't want to miss Blind Love. Ms Paul did a fantastic job in portraying realistic, loveable characters in a poignant and at times suspenseful story, all with her characteristic humor, smart dialogues, and talent for the unexpected. I loved it!
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“There's no question how strong you are." Gabe rested his fingers on her shoulders and pressed into the tight muscles. She didn't push him away. "But being strong doesn't mean you have to be alone.” 3 likes
“I want you to trust me," Gabe whispered against her lips.

Lauren closed her eyes and fought the urge to kiss him. "I still don't."

Gabe laughed. "Yeah, you do. You might not want to, but you do.”
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