Title: The Man who Has No Sight
Author: Victoria Quinn
Publisher/Year: Victoria Quinn 8/21/20
Length: 190 Pages
Series: Soulless #4
Valerie got between us just like I feared she would.And completely destroyed me.But I believe Deacon and I can make it work, that I can have the family I’ve always wanted…if I just have faith.
They’ve turned a corner. There’s a slow build and evolution to what Deacon and Cleo are and what they can become. They way they feel about one another hasn’t changed and it’s just a matter of getting to the comfort level that they were at before that is necessary for them to move on.
What we have in this fourth installment though is a turn of progress in the entire nature of the story. Valeri shows her true colors with her role of being a mother. Deacon assumed that she had gotten pregnant on purpose all those years ago to suck him in and take his money. To have the life that she always wanted but had no chance of achieving on her own. It’s proven yet again when her relationship with Jake takes a new turn, and we see that she’s prioritizing that over Derek and everything else.
That means that we get to see Deacon turn into the full time parent, and at the same time, take advantage of Cleo’s generosity. He doesn’t realize what it means to be a single parent of sorts, to be the one that’s responsible for his child, and when he doesn’t want to compromise on a solution, it causes even bigger issue. Cleo has to put her job aside when she shouldn’t in order to take care of Derek an when she’s offered up the idea of a nanny, Deacon shoots it down. It’s frustrating as a reader to see how unwilling he is to find a solution, but at the same time, it’s admirable that he wants to be so hands on.
There are other parts to the story that we see evolve. Tucker’s relationship with Pria seems to be continuing on the same strong path and Pria seems to be a great girl. We get to see the more mature side of Tucker as well when Cleo needs a shoulder to lean on. We watch Margo really show her true mamma colors when there’s an unfortunate circumstance during Thanksgiving and that makes us love her even more.
What you’ll remember from the last story before Deacon and Cleo went down the wrong path in their relationship, there was talk about marriage. Talk about babies. Hope for the future. We know that’s all put on pause, but I think that we still want to see it happen. Cleo even goes to visit her ex husband because she’s come to a realization of sorts that her marriage to him wasn’t out of the right sort of love.
Oh, and don’t forget Kathleen Hawthorne – the dr that we know is interested in Deacon and that puts Cleo on edge. You’ll have to read this story to fully understand what goes down there and what it means for their future.
We’re left with a resolution and closure of sorts to their story – seeing what could have been and what will be for Deacon and Cleo and Derek and Valerie. I get the sense now that we’re going on a new journey with a ‘boy’ instead of a ‘man’ so I can’t wait to dive into the next book ASAP. Enjoy!