Love Is Blind
by Parry A. Brown
Category: Fiction / General
0 pages; ISBN: 0974363626
Rating: 10/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Readincolor Reviewers
LOVE IS BLIND is an anthology by Essence Best-Selling author Parry Brown and two newcomers, Lisa Watson and Pat Simmons. In each story, the main characters find love in untraditional ways.
Parry Brown contributes the first story--Just A Click Away. Mysti Ellington is a successful attorney and well on her way to becoming a partner at her firm. One day it hits her that she doesn't have anyone special in her life to share her successes with. With a little wisdom from an unsuspected source, Mysti embarks on surfing the net and decides to place an online ad. After screening her emails and rejecting a few undesirables, she begins to have a satisfying exchange of emails with someone who uses the screen name: BlacKnight. Before she knows it, Mysti is bitten by the love bug. Brown brings us into the millennium by showing how love can be JUST A CLICK AWAY.
Words of Love by Pat Simmons is about a popular radio talk show host Carmel French. Carmel communicates with one of her fans, Rice Taylor, via letters. The attraction of their words leads them both down a path that neither planned. Carmel has to ask herself if Rice is a fabrication because he seems too good to be true. Just when you think they will finally meet one another, Carmel gets cold feet. It is up to Rice to make the first move and back up his Words of Love. Pat Simmons story is an example on how powerful the WORDS OF LOVE can be.
The last contribution in the anthology is The Switch by Lisa Watson. Justin Langley decides to substitute as his best friend on a date with Sabrina Ridgemont. He didn't plan on falling in love with her. Before he can reveal his true identity, Sabrina finds out he lied. Heartbroken and distraught, Justin must pay the consequences for deceiving the woman of his dreams. Watson shows in The Switch how important honesty is to a relationship.
All three of the stories put an emphasis on the importance of loving the entire being, mind, body, and soul. In each story, the characters are falling in love because they are getting a peak beneath the surface of the individual, not just the physical.