Blind Reality by Heidi McLaughlin
Ends in an Unexpected Cliffhanger
Published: February 2, 2016
Lights, camera, action… Welcome to another season of Married Blind. Contestants are about to take the plunge, but only one couple will come out of the house winners!
I picked up this book for a few reasons. First, the cover. How adorable is this cover? The old fashioned tv and the sweet, married couple who look so in love? I absolutely love this cover – clearly! Secondly, I love reality tv. I watch all the reality tv shows like the Bachelor, Bachelor in Paradise, Biggest Loser, Real World, Teen Mom, Gypsy Sisters, Couples Therapy, and more. So knowing this book written about a reality show really drew me in. Finally, the blurb makes the book sound exciting and fun – which it is. Overall, this makes for a great read! With that being said though, the book ends with an unexpected and totally unnecessary cliffhanger. We don’t even get a hint as to when (or even if) another book will be written with the answers that we readers so desperately need for our HEA. Ugh, this really disappointed me… Normally, I am fine with cliffhangers especially when we are told that there will be an upcoming book to satisfy our unanswered questions. Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case and to me, this isn’t okay. Had this novel given us a glimpse at the next installment I would have rated it a strong 5 stars. But because of this cliffhanger, its 4 stars for me. I also feel like mentioning that this book isn’t too long. It’s under 300 pages, fast paced, and flows well. The plot is unique, the characters are easy to connect with, and there isn’t extra drama added to the plot just for the sake of drama. This is a good thing to me because I don’t want to always feel angst in every romance book I read. However, due to the fact that this book is on the shorter side, the story could have easily been ended and I would have felt much better about it. Honestly, what is the point in dragging out a perfectly fine story into a series? There really is none, and I am sort of getting tired with this. Is it a ploy for more money? Probably. I just don’t like it.
Overall though (now that my rant on cliffhangers is finished) this story is really fun and enjoyable. Fans of reality tv will definitely get a kick out of this story and will certainly be rooting for the characters. This is the first book I have read by the author and I do plan on reading more of her work in the future as long as the books don’t always end this way.