The second book in the series “The Braille Club” is The Braille Club Unbound. Although I haven’t read the first book of the series, I was able to comprehend the entire plot with no difficulty. The plot revolves around the leading characters, Siena and Benedict. There are other supporting characters: Guy, Anna, Ford, Esme, and Niven. All these characters are connected by a secret and sensual club named The Braille Club. Siena and Benedict have started this club, which offers its members a sensuous experience that nobody imagined even in their wildest dreams. However, all is not well in the world of Siena and Benedict. Her ex-husband, Nick, who had attempted to murder her is going through a trial, and he is trying everything in his capacity to get away from the prison. Siena is not only worried about her own safety but also of her daughter and son. Amidst this chaos, Siena and Benedict are focusing their energy on enhancing their club. For this, they have hired a manager, Guy, and a “hotshot” engineer, Crawford Monroe — aka Ford. Both, Guy and Ford, have had fascinating lives. Guy thought that he had a purely sexual relationship with Anna; however, he fell in love with her, which did not turn out well. On the other hand, Ford fell in love with Esme, who remained aloof due to her own dilemmas.
The most intriguing part about The Braille Club Unbound is that it does not fit in any one particular genre. The author has a tendency of switching from erotica to romance and from romance to crime and from crime to friendship. Although I am not a big fan of erotica, other genres kept me from closing the book. I knew that if I closed it, I would miss out on something good. Each character has an intriguing story to tell and one cannot avoid the temptation to know more. There is something for everyone. Anna’s indecisiveness, Siena’s motherhood, Benedict’s protectiveness, Niven’s fear of being touched, Guy’s craving for Anna’s love, and Esme’s confusion about her sexuality are all the ingredients that may draw any reader’s attention.
Albeit all the positives, I could not help but feel a little annoyed by tidbits of The Braille Club. Of course, it may just be me, and other readers may find these developments of the club a welcome distraction from the seriousness of the plot. Each character’s emotional turmoil couldn’t have been written in any better manner. J.A.Kerr’s writing is absolutely impeccable. The physical appearances of all the characters are enough to draw a mental image of all of them. So, I knew exactly why Ford had a hard time believing that Esme might like him. The conversations are well placed and nicely written.
The beginning few chapters appeared quite confusing to me with each chapter introducing a new character. I wondered if all these independent stories would connect somewhere or they would continue to move in different directions; however, the author intelligently connected all the stories with the help of The Braille Club. I admire how smartly the author used every available to move the plot smoothly and without any visible hiccups. There are enough surprises to keep a reader hooked to J.A.Kerr’s The Braille Unbound.
I would recommend this book to the readers who wish to read about different genres in one book, itself. If you are a reader who is bored about monotonicity of any particular genre, you might be surprised by the diversity of this book’s plot.
P.S. I have received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.