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Ears as Hirata searches from one end of Japan to the other The author also amps up the epic uality by adding in a bit of Japanese lore about Zatoichi other The author also amps up the epic uality by adding in a bit of Japanese lore about Zatoichi Hirata finally finds Sho their reunion is not as simple as Hirata has hoped At this oint I had a few niggles view spoiler There is a fairly detailed sex scene between Sho and another character other than Hirata And after Sho and Hirata become reacuainted the Once Upon a Seduction (Its All About Attitude pace of the story slows down considerably as the reasons Sho gives for remaining apart change daily and don t always make sense IMHO hide spoiler 35 stars Blind Love is the second instalment in Sedonia Guillone s Sword and Silk trilogy As with therevious book this book also had a Rodeo Daughter profound feel of the Japanese culture and the life of samurais The writing was beautiful and emotionalortraying a very My Guilty Pleasure (Harlequin Blaze powerful friendship and love that weathers decades before coming to its rightful conclusionHirata and Sho were childhood best friends who get separated when Sho loses his sight and taken away to be trained as an anma Hirata is devastated and vows to find his friend for Title Blind LoveAuthor Sedonia GuilloneSeries Sword and Silk Book 2 Publisher Dreamspinner Press Reviewer MollienRelease Date November 9 2016Genres Historical MaleMale RomancePage Count 107ages Heat Level 2 flames out of 5Rating 4 stars out of 5Blurb 2nd EditionSword and Silk Book TwoAfter a harrowing seventeen year separation Hirata Morimasa leaves his home and secure future to search for his childhood friend Sho Blinded by illness when they were children Sho was sent away apprenticed to a blind masseur an anma to learn his trade and then disappeared Desperate to find the other half of his heart and soul Hirata willingly sacrifices the Fatal Secrets (Protecting the Witnesses prestige and security of his father s dojo to find him When an anma who looks exactly like Sho crosses hisath in front of a gambling arlor one day the man flatly denies he is Sho Hirata knows better #AND IS DETERMINED TO GET THE TRUTH AND TO #is determined to get the truth and to back the friend he d lost However even though Hirata knows in his bones this man is his soul mate Sho has changed in ways Hirata could not have repared for in his wildest imaginings changes that could continue to keep them in his wildest imaginings changes that could continue to keep them forever A Timeless Dreams title While reaction to same sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been My Spy (Mission: Impassioned, positive these stories celebrate MM love in a manner that may address minimize or ignore historical stigma ReviewThis is a beautiful work of MaleMale Romantic Fiction It takes on a historical edge going back in time to the Japanese samurai culture Thelot of this story takes us on a 17 year journey When Hirata and Sho were. E and security of his father’s dojo to find him When an anma who looks exactly like Sho crosses his Until You Loved Me (Silver Springs, path in front of a gamblingarlor one day the man flatly denies he is Sho Hirata knows better and is determined to get the truth and to get back the friend he’d lost However even though Hirata knows in his bones this man is his soul mate Sho has changed in ways Hirata coul. .


What starts as an unbreakable or so they think friendship between two ten year old boys in 18th century Japan develops into one of the most hauntingly beautiful love stories I have read in a while Torn apart by fate and hauntingly beautiful love stories I have read in a while Torn apart by fate and who have their best interests at heart without understanding the bond between them Hirata has to watch as they take his friend Sho who has been blinded by illness away to be trained by a member of the Guild for the BlindPlease find my full review on Rainbow Book Reviews A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Wordscom ReviewRating 45 stars out of 5For the full review visit that review The second story in Sedonia Guillone s Sword and Silk trilogy Blind Love is a gorgeous blend of Japanese history culture and a romance that s The Baby Album perhaps eastern than western in its outlook on love I found that remarkably true in keeping to its characters its era and the situation the men found themselves itIts a heartbreaking story in many regards Two young boys who love each other separated first by birth into different levels of stature One is the son of servants the other the son of a samurai who runs a dojo Then comes a devastating illness that blinds Sho and is destined to separate them further when Sho is sent away and disappears Told from Hirata sov the author writes boyhood scenes of happiness that we can easily connect with them and then of the utmost terror when the separation comes From all that has Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose passed before we know that Sho has become an essentialart of Hirata and now that s been torn away Trust me the tears will flowFor all our reviews author interviews and giveaways visit us at Short and sweet just like this review Actually there is some sword lay resulting in death tears separation denial and sadness But alls resolved in the end Blind Love is set in 1800 s Japan in the world of Samauri A Rigid Caste System And Feudal a rigid caste system and feudal The second book in the Sword and Silk Trilogy this could be read as a stand alone although there are few spoiler ish moments and a secondary character from Flying Fish lays a Her First Mother (Conveniently Wed, prominent role here To me this story felt uietly epic On one level it s a tale of two men who have loved one another since boyhood They are separated at age 10 when Sho is apprenticed to an anma to learn his trade as a masseur The one thing each retains is a stone that has been split apart with each boy wearing half on a string around their neck Hirata is heartbroken when Sho leaves Sho wasart of his very being Separation from Sho made him feel like his own heart was dyingHirata begins his search for Sho when he turns seventeen and has fulfilled his obligations to his father an epic odyssey lasting 10 2nd EditionAfter a harrowing seventeen year separation Hirata Morimasa leaves his home and secure future to search for his childhood friend Sho Blinded by illness when they were children Sho was sent away apprenticed to a blind masseur an anma to learn his trade and then disappeared Desperate to find the other half of his heart and soul Hirata willingly sacrifices the restig. 10 years old they were best friends but Sho was taken from his home to teach him the skills to survive as a blind home to teach him the skills to survive as a blind Hirata never forgot his friend really his other half At the age of 17 he left his home to begin a long search that finally
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him to man that he has been searching for The chemistry between these two men is a loving respect with the ain of having failed one another The Snowbound Bride (Harlequin Men in Uniform Miniseries) pacing of this story is beautifully drawn out allowing artistic detail to aeriod in time where respect and honor was everything The ending is full of hope I enjoyed this story very much The only thing lacking was character development of Sho Very little is mentioned about his time after he left Hirata I know that this was a shorter book but the story infers that Sho did lead an amazing lifeSCORES on a scale of 1 5 Stars rate each of the Following 5CategoriesPLOT 5 StarsCHEMISTRY 5 StarsPACING 4 StarsENDING 5 StarsCHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 4 Stars Review Copy of Blind Love rovided by the Dreamspinner Press I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book Reviewed by Mollien from Alpha Book Club image error This review is for the second edition of the book ublished by Dreamspinner The author did a wonderful job capturing the essence of Japanese samurai culture The setting rang authentic What didn t work for me was the romance I did not expect a traditional romance but the way Hirata had to beg Sho to keep him made me sad Hirata is loyal and faithful a true samurai Sho is a much complex character and I never understood him Hirata and Sho were best friends as boys until Sho was blinded by an illness and taken away to train with an anma a sort of masseusehealer The men are two parts of a whole and once Hirata comes of age he of a whole and once Hirata comes of age he his father s What starts as an unbreakable or so they think friendship between two ten year old boys in 18th century Japan develops into one of the most hauntingly beautiful love stories I have read in a while Torn apart by fate and Between the Land and the Sea (Marinas Tales, parents who have their best interests at heart without understanding the bond between them Hirata has to watch as they take his friend Sho who has been blinded by illness away to be trained by a member of the Guild for the BlindPlease find my full review of the third edition on Rainbow Book Reviews I don t know why i tried multiple times with this author It s just bad Garbage level bad No concept of Japanese history whatsoever no concept of what Japanese life might have been like and the characters are basically whiteeople described as Asian No thank you No thank you Favorite uote As long as they were together the stone was still complete even though it had been split. D not have Gilligan Unbound prepared for in his wildest imaginings changes that could continue to keep them apart forever   A Timeless Dreams title While reaction to same sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always beenositive these stories celebrate MM love in a manner that may address minimize or ignore historical stigmaFirst Edition ublished by Ai Press 2013. Blind Love Sword and Silk Trilogy #2

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