FEATHER LIGHT by Lorenz Font
Advanced Reading Copy
Published: October 10, 2013, The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House
Parker Davis has conquered three major American cities and is the new ‘it’ man in massage. He earned the nickname ‘Feather Light’ for his sensual touches, tender caresses, and soft voice eliciting an almost orgasmic release. Clients from all over clamor for his services, and his clientele is growing by the minute. Business is at its peak, which makes Parker a busy man who has no time to deal with problems, let alone dwell on his blindness. With his declining vision, Parker has to accept his limitations and the changes brought forth by this disease, but he is not ready to relinquish the last control he has left. He is still the master in his bedroom.
Kelly Storm, a Hollywood actress, will do whatever it takes to get some much-deserved peace. Being famous has its perks, except the little privacy her popularity afforded her is slowly eating at her. With the paparazzi hounding her every minute of the day and her personal life under constant scrutiny, Kelly wants a semblance of normalcy wherever she can get it. Under the urging of a close friend, she agrees give Parker a try.
Their first meeting is nothing she expects. Kelly finds comfort in his gentle probing and the spellbinding experience guaranteed to keep her coming back for more. Parker knows the woman on his table is special. He feels her vulnerability with his fingertips, and her smooth curves leave a burning ache inside him.
One night of steamy passion is all it takes to know that they wanted each other in more ways than one. Kelly hides in heavy disguises, making it impossible for Parker to know her true identity. What secret is Kelly keeping, and will she trust Parker enough to tell him the truth? Will Parker see beyond Kelly’s lies to show her what a future with him holds?
Parker's decline has be relatively slow, and so he has had time to somewhat adapt to his situation in a practical sense. What he has not done, however, is acknowledged the emotional impact it has, to slowly lose control and to have to become more and more dependent on others to guide him. Trust in those he surrounds himself with is imperative, because he no longer has the luxury of matching words and voice inflections with facial expressions and body language to complete a full picture. So he has to trust whatever verbal and oratory cues he is given, it is all he has to depend on.
For Kelly the problems are almost opposite. She has always been too visible, too exposed, too identified by what she does and how she looks, than by who she is. People have always been eager to breaks pieces off her, for their own use, their own betterment, their newspaper sales.....never considering that underneath the exterior they are clawing over, lies a living, breathing, hurting, loving and bleeding being, who is damaged with every chunk they take. All she wants is someone who values her, just her without all the trimmings........but she makes a mistake in her mistrust.
The story is intriguing, with very real underlying dilemmas on both sides, equally understandable. A relationship that really has no business getting off the ground so quickly, and has such an emotional impact so soon, inevitably skips important phases that come back to bite them.
The book is somewhat descriptive with respect to the sex scenes, which are mildly kinky in nature. Mostly dealing with role play and some food fantasy, but very little crass or crude language is used and the flow seems a bit hesitant. There is a strong story line, however, that seems to become more compelling as the book goes on and by the last third of the book, I was emotionally hooked.
✨An emotional, sensual and insightful balance of appearances.✨
**ARC courtesy of NetGalley and The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House in return for an honest review.**