Author: Michelle A. Hansen
Format: eARC, 331 pages
Published: May 3rd 2012
Source: eARC from publisher in exchange for honest review
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Seventeen years old and agoraphobic, Psyche Middleton vows her dad will never see the risqué photos she took during a summer modeling stint abroad, but one of them ends up on a billboard in her Montana hometown. Now everyone—especially her dad—can see it. And yet, somehow, those are the mundane things in her life because she is about to fall unexpectedly, head-over-heels in love with Erik, a mysterious young man who rescues her from a crowd of admirers, and who she’s never actually seen because…he can make himself invisible.
As strange as this may seem, it’s about to get even stranger. Erik takes her to his palace in an idyllic kingdom, and she is swept into the beauty and culture of his world, but his affection has one condition: she may not see him. Overtaken, intrigued, and still not wholeheartedly believing he’s real, Psyche is going to have to decide if she can love him blindly; because if she can’t, she may lose him forever.
Painted Blind wasn't what I expect it to be and I was pleasantly surprised! This book is about how Psyche came back from her modelling shoot with dread. Apparently, she has taken a photograph that she has promised her father that she wouldn't take. The bad news was that it was being displayed on the billboard. Acks. What bad luck. Hence, she was hounded by paparazzi and saved by a mysterious and invisible guy. Things got a little interesting when he appeared and I always look forward to their interaction and how their relationship were developing. I kept wondering why Erik didn't show himself to Psyche.
Psyche's betrayal made Erik banish her from his world and blocking the entrance so that she couldn't enter using it anymore. Unwilling to give up, Psyche sought for ways to speak to Erik but it wasn't easy because she has to go through certain trials...
Totally entertaining! Painted Blind keeps you on the edge of your chair and you'll never be able to guess what will happen next. If you enjoy reading Greek mythology, you'll definitely love Painted Blind!
"Your passion for me is all genuine.""Who said i had a passion for you?" I replied.He put his fingers under my chin and found my pulse. "Feverish, irregular breathing, racing pulse? Either you love me, or you need a doctor."
"As long as you don't take me by surprise, I'm strong enough to catch you if you fall. So... well, scream if you lose your balance.""I don't think that will be a problem."
"I can offer you more than any university: master artisans and craftsmen, the history of two worlds, every concept of math and science in your world and mine." He nibbled on an orange and smiled playfully. "And later, if you still want a job, I'll send you out to herd sheep."
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