"Feather Light" by Lorenz FontDate Published: October 10, 2013
Review by Wendy Dawn
“In Summation”: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?
“The Reviews are in”:This is a very enjoyable read. The characters are humanized with real issues and problems. At the same time, they had humor and love for one another. You are immediately drawn into the world of massage therapy, movie stars and D/S role-play.
Parker being legally blind needs control. D/S relationships are what he drifted to; he has the control he does not have in the sighted world. In addition, to throw an extra little fun he likes role-play. I was in tears laughing at ‘the Jetsons’ scene he and a sub enacted. Never when we were children did we imagine George Jetson doing the nasty with Jane or being kinky. Makes you look at cartoons in a completely new way!
Some of Parker’s lines are hilarious. You wonder how this guy can be serious!
“Where’s the hazmat suit?” When she hesitated, he added, “Condom, darling, condom.” ~Parker to Ann aka Kelly
Ann/Kelly was very tragic. She had a very public relationship that ended badly and a baby die. She had some emotional baggage to say the least. It was understandable that she didn’t want Parker to know who she was, a famous actress.
Working in an industry of make believe where you cannot trust anyone, Kelly wanted to make sure Parker wanted her for her. At the same time, she wanted to protect him from the vultures that made her live miserable, the paparazzi.
When they finally get together, it is so hard for her to tell him the truth. She keeps missing chances, and being caught up in the scenes he creates for them to enjoy. Before she realizes it Parker has broken down her walls, and she has fallen hard for him.
“Oh, Parker. You have so much to offer, and you have given me far more than I deserve. I don’t care that you can’t see me, because I know you feel me, and you know what’s in my heart.” ~Ann (Kelly) to Parker
Both Parker and Kelly have to come to terms with their past and current issues if they are going to make a go of any kind of relationship. Both are scared and it takes several pushes and tragedy to get them to face their fears.
Think of risk as a necessary evil in order to achieve what you want out of life. Not risking anything is the greatest folly, in my opinion. You have to give more than a hundred percent in everything you do, and not expect anything in return. ~Mrs. Crawford Parker’s favorite massage client in NYC who thinks of him as a son
The anger and lashing out Parker does at Kelly is written so honestly. You feel as if you are there. You hurt for both characters. Then when the minor characters try to help each of them, you feel pain for them as they are confronted with the in ability to aid their friends.
You will laugh, cry and heal with these characters. However, one lesson from this is you have nothing to offer another person if you are not whole yourself.
These are brilliantly written characters that come to life on the pages, making this novel a pleasure to read! I hope that more is to come from this author.
The Ratings*:Hero: 4.5
Story/Plot/HEA: 4.75*The rating system is based on 1-5, 5 being the best and 1 the worst.
Hero - The main male character of the story. Heroine - The main female character of the story. Story/Plot/HEA (Happy Ever After) - The over all story line and culmination of the main plot or theme.