Rezension zu "Blind Reality" von Heidi McLaughlin
“Kiss me like you mean it. Kiss me like I’m the only one in the world that makes you smile. Kiss me like I’m the one you want to spend the rest of your life with.”
Did you ever watch a reality TV show like The Bachelor and wonder what the participants were thinking? Is it all a show for the cameras or are real feelings involved? Welcome to the Married Blind show, where a couple agrees to say “I do” and stays married in order to win a large cash prize. Joshua Wilson, a Oscar nominated actor and Joey Mitchell, an ex-bride who caught her fiance cheating with her best friend, enter a marriage reality show for different reason other than finding soulmate.
I didn’t connect to the characters, the prologue was great and pulled me in but it fell off after that. Too much time in their heads and not enough actually relationship building between the couple or even building depth to them. Too much telling of what was happening. I was struggling to care or connect with them and tempted to DNF but I wanted this to work, the story line is something I so wanted to work but it didn’t get much better. But unfortunally it didn't and the ending made everything worse.
There is nothing I hate more in the world of books than an ending like that. Especially in a romance it feels like a total cop-out to end the book without ending the narrative of that particular story. Joey and Josh felt very clearly in limbo at the end of the book, and that made my whole experience feel cheap.
I read romance because I want to get swept up in a great love story. I don't want to get to the end and feel like there should be more to the story and I did here.
Very disappointing because I was very much looking forward to this book.
I so wanted to love this one, the blurb grabbed me and I couldn’t wait to read! This one did not live up to its promise. Will I be reading the next one to find out what happens? No, because honestly at this stage I don’t care what happens to the people in this book!