Love is Blind
by Janine Infante Bosco
“Love Is Blind” is book 2 of the Satan’s Knights MC series, North Carolina Chapter, by Janine Infante Bosco. I have not read book 1 (although I just ordered it now) so I can definitely assure you that this can be thoroughly enjoyed as a complete stand-alone.
Ghost is the VP of the Satan’s Knights. In the aftermath of unspeakable tragedy, his club family is all that has kept him alive, even though he’s not sure that’s what he really wants. Birdie suffered her own terrible tragedy of losing her sight when she was just 14 years old, and the darkness of that will never end. Now trying desperately to evade a life-threatening danger that she can’t see but knows is there, she drowns her sorrows in liquor and occasional meaningless encounters with men. When she and Ghost meet, the attraction between them is hot and instantaneous, but neither of them really understands just how much their lives are about to change as a result. Ghost is a broken-hearted and guilt-ridden man who wants nothing more than to be left alone, but he’s such a good person that he can’t not do everything possible to help Birdie. She can no longer see the world with her eyes, but she sees it with her heart. Birdie recognizes the goodness in Ghost that many people fail to see because they don’t get beyond his physical appearance as a big, intimidating biker. The book is so well-written that I could actually feel Ghost’s despair about the death that will forever haunt him and Birdie’s despair about knowing she will never see the face of the man she loves.
This is a powerful story about the redemptive power of love, compassion and forgiveness. It’s also about friendship, and how family isn’t defined by blood alone. Human emotion can make us feel weak, but it actually strengthens character. Darkness in the soul has nothing to do with eyesight and everything to do with the heart. Be advised that you’ll probably discover tears in your eyes more than once while reading this book, but it’s all worth it. This book was truly memorable, and I can’t wait to read what the author gives us next.