AUTHOR: Sayer Adams
RATING: 3 STARS
PUBLISHED: July 2011 - CSL
SERIES: Yes; Series Still in Progress:
- Blindsided (July 2011)
- Untitled (Tasha & Sean's story)(Unknown)
"Can two people who can’t overcome their own pasts help each other move on and find happiness? When a disillusioned rock star is confronted by an anxiety ridden travel writer, he has a week to prove he’s not one of the bad boys she’s sworn off. But first he has to convince himself and find out why she’s running herself into the ground by running around the world. Chelsea Spencer is a travel writer who has spent the last six years traveling at a punishing pace that leaves little time for food or sleep. When her body shuts down in the Australian Outback, her doctors give her strict orders to stay put for two months. Chelsea complies by staying in Seattle with her brother, but for Chelsea, stopping is more hazardous than running. Old anxiety and panic fueled by feelings of helplessness flood Chelsea when her mind isn’t otherwise occupied and the months seem like torture. All she wants is to get back on the road without any further complications – like a broken heart."
This book was a good find! Blindsided by Sayer Adams was a steamy romance with a well-developed, intriguing storyline. The character were also well developed and very likeable. I’ve recently read a few adult novels that were mainly focused on the physical aspect of the characters relationship, but this novel isn’t only about sex. Blindsided shows you, step-by-step, how Nate and Chelsea’s relationship develops: emotionally and physically. Chelsea and Nate go on dates, talk about themselves, etc.! Their relationship was realistic and believable (compared to other fictitious couples who never have a relationship outside of the bedroom).
A few negatives:
Maybe I am younger than the intended audience for this book, but I really wish Nate’s character could have been younger. (I am NOT saying 40 is old!) I am saying that it was hard for me to picture a sexy, rock and roll god who is 40 years old. Early thirties would have been a lot more believable and easier for me to picture! Not everyone will see this as an “issue”, but I did.
Let me intro this one….Blindsided is told by a couple characters perspectives, mainly Chelsea and Nate. However, you also occasionally hear from Tony, Chelsea’s brother. Here is where my weird personal quirk came in… After almost every intimate seen between Chelsea and Nate, Adams switched to Tony’s perspective. Not that he had any clue what was going on with his sister and the rock star at the time, but still this was weird for me. Many people will read this novel and think NOTHING of this, but it was a bit strange for me. Plus, I just didn’t really care for Tony’s story. I was so wrapped up in Chelsea and Nate that I didn’t want to hear anyone else’s point of view. I could have done without Tony’s perspective all together.
Another thing that crossed my mind after reading this novel…where are all the paparazzi and screaming fans? They date around town quite a bit for this to have not been addressed. Just saying!
I gave Blindsided by Sayer Adams 3 STARS. (Technically it's 3.25 STARS, LOL). 3 STARS means I liked it. Blindsided was an exciting, sexy story and I recommend it to older young adults. I am looking forward to reading the next In the Band novel by Sayer Adams about Nate’s drummer, Sean. I will let you know how the next book is too, so check back.