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The Blind Side of Love I m sure it would beefficient to just upload an audio file of me squealing and occasionally crying happily for about six minutes, but sure, I can try to translate that into a proper review The thing that makes this book so extraordinary is that the premise itself sounds like nothing special, nothing we haven t seen before in a bunch of other stories Struggling New York artist falls in love with famous Hollywood actress mutual pining, artist who had been lacking inspiration finds it in I m sure it would beefficient to just upload an audio file of me squealing and occasionally crying happily for about six minutes, but sure, I can try to translate that into a proper review The thing that makes this book so extraordinary is that the premise itself sounds like nothing special, nothing we haven t seen before in a bunch of other stories Struggling New York artist falls in love with famous Hollywood actress mutual pining, artist who had been lacking inspiration finds it in the form of love, the actress s fame gets in the way somehow But what the author does with it is just magic.This hasn t even been published yet but I honestly believe it s destined to become one of those books that everyone who s interested in the genre has at least heard about It feels kind of great to have read it as a draft in quotes because when I think of a draft what comes to mind is an absolute mess and I refuse to associate this book with that image it s just a wonderful version of a future book that I cannot wait to read as well.Now, I knew this was a slow burn sort of thing, but man, when I say slow burn I mean slow for real And in any other case this would ve likely annoyed me, being as impatient as I am when it comes to romance stories, but this book was far from that The thing about well written slow burn like this is that the longer you wait for something to happen, the better it feels when it finally happens, and this book sure as hell delivers each and every time The writing is so good that moments such as one of the characters simply seeing the other for the first time feel breathtaking to me in a way other stories haven t managed to do even with major stuff like marriage proposals.It was great to see so much of each of the characters individually while they were still just a tiny, growing part of each other s lives Since they spent so long only e mailing each other, most of the time at first was dedicated to showing the readers what these characters were like on their own before we could really begin to see them as romantic interests Meanwhile, we also saw them getting graduallyanxious to receive the other s e mails, think of the otheroften, wantcontactI loved how the characters balanced each other out in terms of dealing with their sexualities, in a way that none of them ended up in that typical don t worry, I ll be gentle position, if that even makes sense to anyone but me While Julianne was sure of her sexuality from the beginning in a way that Kris definitely wasn t, Kris had a littleexperience with her love life in general.On that note, the characters themselves were beyond amazing While Kris s life and the issues she faced made her a naturally relatable character, that s not so simple to achieve with a famous Hollywood actress Julianne could ve easily been a shallow character she would get relatable points for being gay and having family issues, but not enough to entirely make up for her totally successful career and financial stability, to say the least But Ingrid D az did it, and so Julianne was no less than an incredible character she felt genuine Her issues felt real I don t think it could ve been as great if we hadn t gotten to know her so well as an individual before Kris started to become such a big part of her life.God, I can t even remember all the stuff I need to praise Whatever, everything was perfect Maybe I ll rememberthings I want to say when I lay in bed and think about how much I loved this book for quite a while before I finally sleep However, and it pains me to say this, there is one thing I can t help but complain about, and it s the conversation between Kris and Leigh early in the book where they joke that Julia might be a tr nny I was already cringing when they got into that topic but the use of an actual transphobic slur was disappointing as hell I really hope this part doesn t make it to the final version Oh, I would kill for a sequel The ending was definitely satisfying to me, but I would love to see their relationship after the honeymoon phase, especially when it inevitably went public one way or another lots of angst and learning how to deal with it Or maybe I just desperately want to seeof these characters And to think the book hasn t even been published yet.I m still deciding whether I want to read the first version as well or not I heard about some of the major differences and part of me is not willing to pass up on any kind of opportunity to readof this story, but I don t want to end up with two versions messed up in my head while I m already waiting for another in the future, the final one.I guess it really says something about the quality of a book when it s a draft with what s far from the most original premise ever and yet the overwhelming majority of reviews are outstanding I m just glad that I can finally go put this book on the top of my favorites shelf, even though I had a strong feeling I d do that anyway from very early on Where has this author been all my life And why did I wait so long to read this book And why has it not been published It is completely and utterly UNFATHOMABLE to me Truly, wtf This book is officially THE BEST LESFIC ROMANCE BOOK OF ALL TIME Yesyes it is This is not my opinion, it is a fact And if you do not agree, then you are wrong I m kidding, of course, but yea I am still right This is one of those rare books where you look for excuses to never stop reading I don t really nee Where has this author been all my life And why did I wait so long to read this book And why has it not been published It is completely and utterly UNFATHOMABLE to me Truly, wtf This book is officially THE BEST LESFIC ROMANCE BOOK OF ALL TIME Yesyes it is This is not my opinion, it is a fact And if you do not agree, then you are wrong I m kidding, of course, but yea I am still right This is one of those rare books where you look for excuses to never stop reading I don t really need to go to bed today or tomorrow or the next day I don t really need to go to work today I don t really need to shower today I don t really need to feed my family today There is nothing I lovethan finishing a wonderfully written book and then following that up with reading a wonderfully written review So read all the Goodreads reviews, they are all spot on but hone in on Jenna s review I m always amazed by reviewers who could and should be writers themselves and she s one of them I could never in a million years give this book the review it deserves, hence my pointing to reviewer Jenna Anyone who has not read this book and loves lesfic romance or any romance for that matter, please read this book It s just so darn lovely and so, so, so well written As Jenna wrote billions and billions of stars A Second Draft Of A Not Yet Published Romance Novel The Blind Side Of Love, About Love Between An Artist Kristina Milano And A Famous Actress Julianne Franqui Julianne Franqui Is A Hot Actress And Secretly Gay On A Trip To New York She Sees The Artwork Of Artist Kris Milano, Whose Talent Is Not The Only Thing She S Attracted To Undercover Of Email, She Begins A Correspondence With The Artist When She Comes To New York For Filming And Finally Meets Her, Will She Tell Kris The Truth All Of It Themes Romance, Lesbian Length Approx , Words Review based on second draft unpublished.I could describe this book as You ve Got Mail for queer women, but that would be about as fair as describing Nelson Mandela as a guy who did stuff once Technically accurate, but wholly inadequate This book is spectacular I feel like we often give certain genres bonus stars simply for being underrepresented by top tier authors or for allowing us to see ourselves reflected in media Romance Raise rating one star, lower expectations one level LGBT Review based on second draft unpublished.I could describe this book as You ve Got Mail for queer women, but that would be about as fair as describing Nelson Mandela as a guy who did stuff once Technically accurate, but wholly inadequate This book is spectacular I feel like we often give certain genres bonus stars simply for being underrepresented by top tier authors or for allowing us to see ourselves reflected in media Romance Raise rating one star, lower expectations one level LGBTQ Raise rating one star, lower expectations one level This novel requires no bonus stars, no lowered expectations, no exceptions of any kind It lives in rarefied air These characters are wonderfully drawn, utterly relatable and thoroughly loveable The story, as unlikely as it sounds in a recap, is nevertheless made believable via skillful writing The dialogue is sparkling, both witty and enchanting I really have to stretch to find anything to criticize here The worst thing I can really say is that this is less of a slow burn novel than it is a glacial advance In the time it took to move from the first page to the main characters first conversation on the phone, two ice ages had come and gone, new stars had been born and blinked out of existence, conservatives and liberals had learned to love one another Even so, I never had the feeling that I was treading water Every page was spent defining the characters, none of it felt wasted Ultimately, the long build led to a muchgratifying and fulfilling culmination simply due to my fondness for the characters and my knowledge of what they d been through I just can t say enough about how much I loved these characters Honestly, they re absolutely wonderful I finished the novel wishing I could leap immediately into a sequel, wanting desperately to watch them build their lives together Even having read this draft of the book, I will gleefully purchase the final version when it becomes available Writing of this quality deserves to be supported, and my Kindle library would feel empty without it.Ingrid D az take my money, please.My final rating of this draft is one misquoted Carl Sagan billions and billions of stars.Update I ve just finished the book for a second time Somehow, it s even better than I d remembered it The dialogue is so funny, the secondary characters are so charming, so well defined, that I just find it impossible not to smile when I think about them, or anything else in the story There are some plot elements that I d love to see tied up view spoiler Kris coming out to her parents, the effect Julianne s coming out has on her career, the success or failure of the movie, how Kris handles life under the spotlight, etc hide spoiler , but finishing the book this time left me with the same happy, floating, hopeful feeling I had the first time I read it It s astonishing to me that another human being halfway around the world managed to fill me up with so many emotions using nothing but text she typed months and years ago I m grateful for it.I also want to point out how thankful I am that this novel eschews the all too typical butch femme binary Both characters technically skew towards femme here, but both have agency Neither is submissive to the other, both are emotionally invested and communicative I d be happy to seebutch butch or femme femme novels, but there s nothing I d lovethan seeingperson person novels such as this one.ETA A trigger warning for trans readers Be advised that there are two anti trans slurs view spoiler he she and tranny hide spoiler used by one of the primary supporting characters, and they re framed as comedy within the context of the story Not funny It s a one time occurrence by an overtly brash and inappropriate character and not directed at anyone in particular, but I know it d be a deal breaker for me if I were trans I had to grit my teeth to get past them as it was Everyone in the LGBTQ community has probably been the subject of similar jokes at some point I know I have , and the fact that someone s laughing doesn t make it any less hurtful What an amazing story I m giving it a 6 out of 5. Impressive second draft of a beautiful love story Some editing still required and while I love the in depth peek into the lives of these characters I kept thinking the book needs some belt tightening Reduce a few extraneous scenes dialogue and increase the pace just a bit and K J will still be as memorable a couple as Dar and Kerry I m not generally a celebrity junkie but I really enjoyed the glamour and lifestyle of the rich and famous actress It was fun to escape the earnest every day an Impressive second draft of a beautiful love story Some editing still required and while I love the in depth peek into the lives of these characters I kept thinking the book needs some belt tightening Reduce a few extraneous scenes dialogue and increase the pace just a bit and K J will still be as memorable a couple as Dar and Kerry I m not generally a celebrity junkie but I really enjoyed the glamour and lifestyle of the rich and famous actress It was fun to escape the earnest every day and see the life of celebs through the eyes of Kris Escapist fare at its best Well done Aug 2018 reviewI read both versions early on 08 10 This is probably at least the third time reading Vs.2, but it s been years since the last time Having a crappy memory is an advantage for once It s almost like reading it fresh almost, but not quite I loved it then, and I loved it this time around I hope she will get a version published one day There are so many subpar published books nowadays, Diaz will have a bestseller for sure I d read it again If you haven t read it yet, don Aug 2018 reviewI read both versions early on 08 10 This is probably at least the third time reading Vs.2, but it s been years since the last time Having a crappy memory is an advantage for once It s almost like reading it fresh almost, but not quite I loved it then, and I loved it this time around I hope she will get a version published one day There are so many subpar published books nowadays, Diaz will have a bestseller for sure I d read it again If you haven t read it yet, don t let the unpublished status stop you just be sure to buy it if or rather when it s published Thanks to one of my GR mates HIGHLY recommended read cheers, F F, I finally had the chance to do so Let s just say I devoured it I mean, in the beginning, it was just a normal read for me as I swiped each page like any other book, but something clicked I noticed just how smooth the language was flowing, the rhythm of the interactions was like a melody playing every movement as the story development progressed throughout the book It was so organically written and presented, I began to fee Thanks to one of my GR mates HIGHLY recommended read cheers, F F, I finally had the chance to do so Let s just say I devoured it I mean, in the beginning, it was just a normal read for me as I swiped each page like any other book, but something clicked I noticed just how smooth the language was flowing, the rhythm of the interactions was like a melody playing every movement as the story development progressed throughout the book It was so organically written and presented, I began to feel like I was on this same journey with Kris and Julianne, observing and witnessing everything they both were experiencing, internally and externally, along with the people around them Diaz literally wrote a detailed chronicle of two people s lives in whole It was literally real life in words I have a feeling this story s a deeply personal one for her The authentic feel was made evenrealistic with witty and humorous dialogues and situations I could hear the NY dry sense of humour and its accent through Diaz s incredibly personal conversational dialogues The monologues were resonating Needless to say, I was addicted to Julianne and Kris story, wanting to know what happened next I couldn t swipe and scroll the pages fast enough Because of the realism that Diaz injected into this story and how she told it, everyone in both Kris and Julianne s lives was depicted and portrayed with equal fervour, I loved all of them, even the antagonists, because in real life, we DO have these characters around us, don t we Full commentary here In Bugs Own Words August 16, 2014 5 starsI read a second draft of The Blind Side of Love and liked it very very much I especially liked how the author slowly and very successfully developed a tender love story between the main characters I hope that the final version would be as good as this one.August 12, 2019 4 starsI still liked how the author slowly developed a tender love story between the main characters, but this time the story seemed too lengthy With so many words the pace was too slow in places, August 16, 2014 5 starsI read a second draft of The Blind Side of Love and liked it very very much I especially liked how the author slowly and very successfully developed a tender love story between the main characters I hope that the final version would be as good as this one.August 12, 2019 4 starsI still liked how the author slowly developed a tender love story between the main characters, but this time the story seemed too lengthy With so many words the pace was too slow in places, unlike the ending which was kind of rushed That fact knocked a star off my initial rating Still waiting for the final version I downloaded the second draft from the author s website This story received high praises from trustworthy Lesfic reviewers and some of them were offering money to the author to get their hands on the final draft the actual book I m officially one of them 41 hadn t been easy to my bladder and my interest in anything involving Hollywood but this book was worth it Hollywood took a backseat as the author really focused on the beautiful, lovable, amazing hs and their laugh out loud friends The I downloaded the second draft from the author s website This story received high praises from trustworthy Lesfic reviewers and some of them were offering money to the author to get their hands on the final draft the actual book I m officially one of them 41 hadn t been easy to my bladder and my interest in anything involving Hollywood but this book was worth it Hollywood took a backseat as the author really focused on the beautiful, lovable, amazing hs and their laugh out loud friends The journey to a relationship was a slow burn, they went through a few stages before meeting for the first time Nothing was rushed, almost every scene was well thought out and executed quite brilliantly The hs got plenty of page time, their love story was perfect and triggered all sorts of delicious feelings inside I bookmarked all of their scenes, reread most of their conversations and loved every moment I spent with them A second draft only but what a masterpiece, can t wait for the final product and get every edition available Unrelated topic but needed to be shared Serena is really turning up the heat in Melbourne Park with her outfit


About the Author: Ingrid Díaz

Author of Alix Valerie, and The Blind Side of Love Self proclaimed intergalactic spacegoat herder, known for writing LGBTQ related things, and drinking lots of coffee.


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