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Blind Faith

(Sweetshade #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Sonny Lakes is as lost as a person can be. After being discharged from the US Army following a traumatic event, he’s sent home, where unbearable nightmares and deep despair lead him to attempt to take his own life, a choice that puts him on the path to a new home in a new town where no one knows him. But as Sonny tries to settle in, mysterious vandalism and harassment begi ...more
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Published January 1st 2020 by Kindle Direct Publishing
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This is the author's sophomore effort and the first book in a new series.

The book includes the various effects of PTSD, including mentions of suicide, so heed the trigger warning.

Sonny Lakes was a medic in the US Army and honorably discharged after a traumatic event happened while he was serving overseas. When we first meet Sonny, we're not given full info on what the trauma was, but we are immediately aware that he's suffering from PTSD. Frequent nightmares and nearly unbearable survivor's guil
Joyfully Jay
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sue
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.75 stars

Blind Faith is an exploration of PTSD in various forms and the crippling effect it can have on sufferers. This review does come with a trigger warning for suicide, so consider yourself forewarned. Sonny is a veteran struggling with PTSD after the death of a close friend overseas. He’s trying and failing to manage the nightmares, hyper-vigilance, and soul crushing guilt. His confusion and desperation to pretend he’s fine are profound. As a reader, it was impossibl
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-romance, kebb
As far as I can tell, Blind Faith is Delphia Baisden’s second published story and she is already leaving her mark on the queer romance genre. One of the primary reasons I read and review for a blog is the exposure to new authors. Delphia has a new follower after this read!

Let’s get the triggers out of the way to focus on the amazingness that is Blind Faith. As the blurb tells us there are a couple that predominate. So, if these are no-no’s for you as a reader, this book isn’t for you. Sonny Lak
Josh Dale
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oh wow, where do I start reviewing this book?

We are introduced to Sonny a Afghan medical Veteran, who could not save his friend after a bomb blast, He just can not get the scene of his friend begging him for help, out of his head, and carry’s the guilt with him every waking moment. Being smothered by his family’s concern, he decides to move to a sleepy Texas town of Sweetshades, with his Counsellor’s blessing. Surely things will be easier there?
But on returning to his new home to find homophobic
**2 stars**

Sonny is a man who suffers from PTSD and depression following a tour in Afghanistan. After being discharged, he moves in with family and continues to struggle...eventually attempting suicide.
Deciding he needs a change of scenery, he moves from the East coast to Texas. It is here, in a small town, that Sonny meets Abe-a local cop. There is also a mystery sub-plot that throws Abe and Sonny together.

This book had potential. But it fell flat in many ways. My disappointment began when So
A.L. Williams
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was really good. The PTSD representation was handled the best. It was handled so well in fact that unfortunately I had to DNF it at 50%. This book was triggering. I don't get triggered, but because of how similar our PTSD epsoside are and the way he tried to off himself I just was too close. And his mother was horrible.

The similar way I react in my relationships and the fact that other MC was understanding left me bitter. I would recommend this book. However, be aware I don't know how
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, romance, reviewed
As far as a mystery goes, Blind Faith's effort was in good faith, I'm assuming. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough. (view spoiler) ...more
Cee Brown
Oct 16, 2020 rated it liked it
•*´¨)✯ ¸.•*¨)
✮ (¸.•´They had to learn to trust each other.

This was a suspenseful romance. When Sonny moved to a new town to figure out life, he never thought he'd get caught up in more than he'd faced than when he was in the military. Being called a suspect was bad enough, but when the guy you were interested in seemed to believe it too, what was a man to do? Through unbelievable faith, Sonny and police officer Abe found that if they believed in each other, they could survive the worst of anythi
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was truly an intense story about two men who are completely different, but willing to try to hold their love together. Sonny as PTSD, anxiety, depression, nightmares and flashbacks after a stint in the army in Afghanistan. A friend died after an IED ripped him apart and Sonny as never been the same. Taking a chance and moving to Sweetwater, Texas. Meeting up with Abe after his home is vandalized. Then the vandalism heats up and becomes dangerous. Hate crimes against gays, but who is it. Son ...more
Brittney Hooker
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So. Many. Feels.
How can I even begin to summarize my feelings about Blind Faith? I was a hot mess reading this book in all the best ways (Angst, feels, and STEAM)

Sonny Lakes finds himself at the bottom of the barrel after discharging from his job as an Army medic with soul crushing PTSD that made him feel more like a burden than a man. Following a chain of events that leads him to the lowest of lows, he starts to find not only some relief through therapy, but a longing for independence. Leaving
Belinda Zamora
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow! What an emotional powerhouse of a book.
This book put me through the wringer.
Poor Sonny just about broke my heart.
What he endured during his time served in the military was horrific and left an indelible mark upon him.
Now that he's home, he's having difficulty adjusting which leads to him making a rash decision which almost ends tragically.
In order to begin healing, he moves out of state, even though his mother doesn't necessarily approve approve but he needs to regain some semblance of life
Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it
DNF - 85% I’m a bit gutted about this one, I was super excited to read it and I expected to love it a lot. It has a lot of things I usually love in MM romance: veteran hero with PTSD, romance with a police officer, bit of suspense and it was well rated and reviewed on GR. So where did it go wrong? I really struggled connecting with both the main characters and the story just felt very flat to me. I got quite frustrated with some of their actions and some of the things that happen in the book see ...more
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Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Left Me Unimpressed

It’s almost OK. The story just never jelled for me, neither the relationship nor the sinister plot ever felt complete. I did not understand Sonny’s need to be vegan unless it was just to pander to that segment of readers? And Sweetshade, TX failed to impress me as a town or community. I made it through 88%, and then just lost interest.
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There are characters in movies and books that are just jumping out of the pages demanding a hug. And Sonny was one of them! This book was very emotional. In some places, very raw and painfully realistic. Most of all though, it was amazingly written and depicted both MCs and their feeling in an incredible way! So relatable and so spot on! Can't wait to read more from this series!
Jan 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Delphia Baisden is a proud indie author. In 2016, she finally decided to use her passion for writing to tell the love stories of her heart and hasn’t stopped since. She is an avid rock ‘n’ roll fan who feels most comfortable in a band tee and a pair of jeans. She currently lives in a small town near Columbus, Ohio, with her mom, Lola.

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