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Blind Love (Tilling Passions #1)

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  1,074 Ratings  ·  95 Reviews
In Blind Love, the first novella in the Tilling Passions series, uptight CPA and oldest sister, Julie Tilling, is the glue that binds her family. Everyone, including her parents, depend on her to do the right thing. But when her friend from high school dies, and Julie is the only one who believes he didn’t commit suicide, she takes it upon herself to investigate his death. ...more
Published May 10th 2008 by Atlantic Bridge
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May 11, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick Take: A sweet and hot tale with likable protagonists. The mystery that drove the plot was a bit on the weak side, but the developing connection between the two main characters was enough to satisfy cravings for intrigue.

I can tell you from the get-go that the following review is not likely to be a great one. There are books that can incite strong reactions, either positive or negative. And then there are those that are pretty nice, but don't leave a lasting impression. This book, I
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Julie Tilling, a CPA who is dependable, organized, always available to her family whenever they need, to a fault, has just lost her lost her best friend. The police have ruled it a suicide, and there isn’t evidence to indicate otherwise, but Julie knows her friend, and knows he had much to live for. Julie is determined to find out what happened to her best friend Jason. So Julie dresses up in her slutty best, and ventures out to a night club that Jason frequented to try to find some answers.

Jill Paige
I picked this up free from Amazon. An okay read, but a few issues with the story interfered with my overall enjoyment.

The external plot of Julie investigating her best friend's suicide felt tacked on as an excuse to get Julie and Damon (the hero) together. Julie appears to "forget" about this goal when she attends a night club to question the club owner about her friend's death. Instead, she focuses on letting loose from her normally conservative lifestyle and seduces the hero.

I'm not saying a
Ted Tayler
"Facing up to your Demons"

I think this short story falls between two stools. It's hot and spicy in places, but if those passages were removed, the story line would be fairly bland. It's a love story, with a hint of mystery, interlaced with those half a dozen sexual encounters that bubbled, rather than sizzled. On the other hand, it's a quick read, the writing is of an above-average standard, and it was free. You can't really complain.
Jun 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Want to read a steam romance? This novel will quickly become a favorite of Nina Pierce's readers. Damon and Julie are the main characters as well as each others love interests. Julie needs to relax and let loose and Damon thinks he is the perfect man to help her. The novel centers around the murder of Julie's friend as well as the romance between Julie and Damon-a reader who doesn't want romance to be the sole focus of the novel will still enjoy this book. Julie's friends death is declared a sui ...more
Lynda Warnock
Blind Love is the first of a three part series entitled Tilling Passions, it is about three sisters and the trials and tribulations they go through on their quest for love – with a suspenseful plot woven throughout.

Julie is the oldest of the Tilling sisters and basically everyone’s “go-to” person. Having virtually no life of her own, and emotionally distraught over the supposed suicide of her best friend, she decides to take matters in to her own hands. Dressed to kill (not literally) she goes t
Miz Love
May 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Julie Tilling is reeling from the death of her best friend. The police are calling it a suicide, but Julie isn't buying it. She knew Jason too well, knew he'd never take his own life, and sets off to prove it. But, in doing so, she'd have to shed the good, dependable, responsible daughter-and-sister persona that weighs her down and embrace the wild side she never knew exhisted. That's when she meets Damon, and his outragous, sexy alter ego, Demon Jones, Shock Jockey. Suddenly her sheltered, stab ...more
Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars...Hot love scenes that are well done and an overall pleasing book. The 'mystery' plot had a disjointed resolution at the end that was more for form than anything. Julie's sisters were so very irritating and her 'doormat of the family' persona was a tired stereotype. With all that, it was still a decent read and not a letdown. I liked Damon's character a lot. This was a free Kindle download.
Sonia Root
First book from Nina Pierce and I liked it.

The story could have been better, i.e. Julie the main character's night out was not what I thought should have happened with her first meeting with Demon/Damon.

But alas, it was a quick and easy read. Recommend it for a beach day with a drink in hand for sure.


Sonia Root, Book Junkie
Feb 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
This was good. I liked the main characters, but the sisters were a pain in the behind. I liked the story line although it wasn't full bodied and seemed a little choppy. The steamy scenes were pretty good though. Overall, I probably wouldn't read this again, but it wasn't a waste of time and a good book to read for passing time as it wasn't that long.
Jul 11, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
I don't like when a story starts off with a reason for a plot and the plot is actually the back story for the romance. Plus, I didn't care to read about her sisters either. DID NOT FINISH!
Genesis Michelle
Alright, I had already read this book but didn't remember anything... so I read it again.
I like the story, there's some humor and some naughty bits.
But, it's your typical story. Badboy/Good guy falls in love with typical girl who feels like the world is on her shoulders.
They set on an investigation about a murder/suicide.
Aaaaaaand happily ever after.
Nothing wild or deeply emotional.
Still, I give it 3 stars because it's entertaining not 5 because it's not captivating.
Kimberly Morris
just ok for me
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Julie Tilling loses her best friend, Jason McCarthy, she questions his death. The rumors circulating about Jason's lifestyle, and then death by his own hand, don't sit well with her. This wasn't the Jason she knew and loved. And she was determined to find out the truth...

...Even if it takes into a seedy club owned by Elvis, and acquaintance of Jason's.

Demon Jones is drawn to the sexy vixen in the club as soon as she finds her way to the dance floor. When he finds her trying to get past secu
Kiran Kumili
A high voltage love, suspense and murder erotica from the award winning author Nina Pierce, a specialist in such a category.

Storyline: Juliet, the eldest and most responsible of the three sisters of Tilling family, wants to investigate the sudden suicide of her best friend Jason. She suspects his death as a murder and sets out to find out the truth from an erotic Singles Night Club, called ‘Starry Nights’ owned by a gay entrepreneur Elvis Castonguay. Since Jason was a frequent visitor to this Cl
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julie just knows her best friend would never in a million years kill himself, no matter what the police and everyone else seems to think. She knew her BFF better than she knows herself, so she knows Jason would not have done that. Now Julie, safe little Julie, is putting on her ameture sleuthing hat and setting out to find the truth behind the matter no matter what she has to do that is outside her norm. Before she knows what's going on she finds herself in the middle of adult nightclubs, sex, a ...more
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed:

CPA Julie Tilling is tired of being the staid, responsible member of the Tilling family. When her best friend dies under mysterious circumstances, Julie’s investigation takes her on a path that lets out her naughty side. As she searches for answers in a naughty nightclub, Julie meets Damon Corey, aka shock jock Demon Jones. The heat between them is impossible to deny and it’s not long before Julie throws cauti
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This is a modern day tale of sleeping beauty with kink. CPA Julie has spent her life taking care of everyone else until the death of her best friend sends her on a solo mission to uncover the truth. She dons a disguise and persona that awakens a slumbering beast inside her. Beast, thy name is Sensuality. Her libido is thrown into overdrive when her mission takes her to a club where exhibition and sex go hand in hand. When s
Thom Swennes
Death and a funeral aren’t just and end but also a beginning. The recently departed embarks on a trip no living person has ever been able to describe and the friends and relatives left behind begin a journey alone; trying to fill the void that someone has left behind. Julie knew that her almost life-long friend’s death wasn’t an accident or suicide as the local police had judged it. The unanswered questions bothered her enough to set her on a trail of discovery and possible danger. As a small to ...more
I didn't have any expectations from this story. I'm aware of it being short, that it's a romantic suspense with a touch of erotica. I got this free on Amazon for a limited time and I liked it.

It's a murder mystery with some family values and a fast-paced love story. I didn't mind the time frame when Julie and Damon fell in love cause sometimes, these things happen. It's not really the amount of time but how they spend the time together.

Yes there were a lot of sex scenes but it's not all about
Flavia Sugnu
I downloaded this free from the knindle store so I didn't think that this was going to be anything fantastic and I can't say that was something that absolutely blew my mind but I was hooked on reading it (it's a relatively short read, maybe 3-4 hours worth) until I finished it.
The only thing that I didn't like was the abrupt ending of the chapter and the exchange between the two leads, it was very 'quick let's wrap this up! I'll brush aside your residual feelings from the very intense scene tha
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
This is a good coffee break book where you are just looking for a light read without too much depth to it. Basically, Julie's best friend has died, the police have ruled it as suicide but she thinks otherwise. So she decides to look into it herself - the story starts.

Julie is the "steadfast" daughter, the "reliable" sister and I found myself wishing that she'd get a backbone but then no one ever said that I was steadfast or reliable! Her sisters and her mother don't really come across all that w
Damon is a shock jock trying to forget that persona and find himself. Be happy and comfortable with who he is. Julie is a CPA who came home to help run a family business. She puts others wants and needs above her own. When she sees Damon at a night club the two are drawn to each other. Damon is working there and Julie is trying to find out what really happened after her best friend's apparent suicide. The two share a hot tryst at the club and neither is prepared for their reactions to one anothe ...more
Jun 09, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Blame it on Amazon!!!!

So I fell for it. I actually tried a book that Amazon suggested would match my reading tastes...apparently in another dimension I never want to visit.
According to the book's own blurb, this was supposed to be a mystery. The only real mystery is WHY that part of the story was even included to begin with, since it only served to limp along to the next sexual encounter. Apparently the author spent too much time researching porn and forgot that a viable story needs a plot, not
Diana Hockley
Dec 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is everything it's cracked up to be - a hot, steamy fun read with likeable main characters.

Intent on finding out if her best friend has been murdered when the police have written his death off as suicide, Julie braces herself to attend a sleazy nightclub where the "hot" people have fun.

Needless to say, there she meets Damon, DJ extraordinaire. Things go uphill - or downhill - depending on the perception of the reader - from there.

The author has managed to find a different angle on the
Jesse Kimmel-Freeman
Nina Pierce has masterly created a book that is both hot and steamy, while being fun to read. The story doesn't get lost to the romantic scenes. The characters are believable and honest. I felt for Julie as I was reading about her family dynamics- it was something that could have been in any family. I absolutely love Damon, everyone needs a good bad boy sometimes. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat as you race along with Julie and Damon, while Julie tries to figure out just what happen ...more
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Got this one free from Smashwords. Looking forward to reading this book after checking out reviews of others that have already read it.

I really enjoyed this book. It was sensual, not sexual, with wonderful story. It is the first book in a series called "Tilling Passions" about the stories of three different Tilling sisters and how they find the love of their lives in unexpected places.

The book was very well written, with little to no grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors. This is a big p
Hooked On Books
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julie and Damon are both trying to find themselves. Julie always there for her family, never doing for herself. Damon on his own, with no family for support. Both living how others want, either out of need and or what is expected. How does one person open your mind and heart with what is supposed to be a one night of just being? Find out how one night of chance, opens the door to so much more. More than either Damon or Julie could ever hope for, love, trust and some mystery as to what happened t ...more
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Diana Donnelly
Read this on my Kindle. It was a quick read full of romance and suspense. For those who prefer not to read detailed sex excerpts this may not be for you. The story line was really good however. It's about 3 sisters and their family closeness. Julie, who has a degree and was living in another state, returns home to help her sisters with a business. She's the one who keeps things together. Because of her work dedication she hasn't a social life. When she hears of a friend's apparent suicide she go ...more
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USA Today bestselling author, Nina Pierce, grew up in a house full of readers, so becoming enamored with books was only natural. She discovered romance stories in her early teens, falling hopelessly in love with knights in shining armor and the damsels who saved them.

Eventually, reading about fated loves and soul mates wasn't enough. She now spends her days at the keyboard writing her own stories,
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