Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen

by Susan Mac Nicol
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Sight Unseen 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
Sight Unseen is a standalone story by Susan Mac Nicol, that details the long friendship of two men, and how things have turned out differently than expected. When they were seventeen, they had a "dirty weekend" away, and Cody thought it was the start of something special. He had given his heart away to Nate, and looked forward to the future. Unfortunately for him, Nate's father had a different view on things, and Nate made a decision which hurt both him and Cody. Luckily, they were able to keep their friendship, although Cody's feelings never dissipated. This book is about what happens when Nate has an accident and loses his sight. How Cody helps him, how Jon doesn't. How things really are manageable if you set your mind to it. This story is about hope, about not giving up, about hurt and pain, about friendship and love. It is quite simply outstanding. I was completely enthralled with what was happening, although I was impatient for Nate and Cody to sort themselves out! Sight Unseen is exceptionally well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow. It is told from a dual perspective, which is incredible when you realise that one of those perspectives in Nate's. All of the detail is there that you could possibly wish for. Actually, scrap that. There is one detail that was never cleared up, and that is who hit Nate and caused the accident. We are told it's a female, but the nasty, vindictive part of me really wanted it to be Caleb and for him to be caught! Yes, I know, it's horrible of me, but still... ;) In case you haven't realised by now, I thought this book was amazing, and would most definitely, highly, and without doubt, recommend it! Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper Alternating first-person POVs Sculpting artist, Nate, is the victim of a hit and run while out running one night. The impact send him tumbling down a ravine where injuries sustained result in a permanent loss of vision. With the loss of his vision, his vain model boyfriend starts distancing him at the fastest rate possible. Cody, Nate's best friend and local hot shot art gallery owner, flies home from Europe to be there for his friend, despite the cold shoulder from Nate's boyfriend. With the help of a transition therapist and an art instructor for the visually impaired, Cody encourages Nate to start living a new version of his old, normal life. The two already have a childhood history, so their bond and chemistry is apparent from the start. Throw in a few colorful characters, both for and against the lead couple, and you have a dynamic cast. I was mildly disappointed that while Cody's family took him in [read book to understand the when and why], they received no actual page time other than mere mentions, whereas Nate's parents were featured and his sibling was a figment of our imaginations. There were some minor points of "I saw that coming", but nothing so big as to ruin any key elements. At times, the conversations felt more scripted than natural and a few UK English words slipped past the proofreaders and editor, which is on them - not the author. The plot flowed well and the story was enjoyable to read. No cliffhangers. HEA provided. Solid ending. . Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.2 ~ Stars: 4 ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from Divine Promotions and the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐
Susan_Newman More than 1 year ago
**ARC WAS GIVEN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*** I adored Sight Unseen…it made you think as a reader, it was very sensual, without being too sexy, and the love story between Nate and Cody was wonderful!!! Susan MacNicol and Nicholas Downs took you through a wonderful myriad of emotions, that was truly eye-opening....Bravo on a wonderful read!!!
debbiereadsbook More than 1 year ago
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. A hit and run accident leaves Nate blind and his best friend Cody steps up to try to keep things as normal as they can be. When Nate's boyfriend dumps him, he has his memories to keep him going. But the memories aren't of him and Jon. Nope, they are of a weekend long ago, that he spent with Cody. One that he never ever forgot. Being deprived of his sight means that Nate picks up those little touches from Cody, the hitches in his voice. Could Cody be remembering too? Cody never forgot that weekend, no sir. Never stopped loving Nate and resigned himself to the friend zone, which was way better than the no Nate zone. But when Jon walks out, it all comes front and centre. Cody can only hope that Nate will finally see just how much he loves him. I'd like to commend Ms Mac Nicol on several points. 1. She is a native British writer and usually writes about British characters in places around Britain, and uses English words and spellings. Nate and Cody are native born Californians and so use AMERICAN words and spellings. It pisses me off no end with American authors have British characters using American words that we would never use. HERE??? Ms Mac Nicol uses AMERICAN words and spellings. I noticed this. I really did. And the author worked hard to get it right, and I say she nailed it! Of course, she had help from Nicholas Downs 2. I don't usually care for books written in the first person and I will make no apology for marking a book down written as such. THIS book is written in the first person, from both men's point of view. And I didn't care. I KNEW going in, it was written like this and maybe that's why it did not bother me. I think for THIS book, it's right and proper to be written this way. 3. This book came with a warning, of sorts, in that it carries a "less sex than I usually write" warning. Which did make me chuckle when I had finished! Because, let me tell ya, once Cody and Nate get their act together and finally give in to what they are both feeling, it is HOT. OFF. THE. CHARTS! Had the book NOT had the warning, I would not have noticed the amount of sex in this book, and it would not have been mentioned. But it did, so it is. And finally... 4. RESEARCH, RESEARCH RESEARCH. Ms Mac Nicol has done a huge amount of research and it shines off every page that Nate is struggling. In every scene he get a new gadget or gizmo. In every person who comes along to help him in one way or another. I loved this book. Stayed up WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY past my bedtime to finish it in one single sitting. Thank you, Nicholas, for putting the idea in Susan's head. Thank you, Susan, for delivering such a great read. If this does become a film, I'm so gonna see it! 5 full and shiny stars **same worded review will appear on Goodread/Booklikes, Amazon.co.uk/.com, Barnes and Noble and Kobo**