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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Goddess Fish Promotions Presents: Blinded By Love by Gladys Cross; #BookTour, #NowAvailable, #MyOutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Review, #OnSale, #99Pennies, #LimitedTime, #Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions.  
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Blinded by Love
by Gladys Cross
GENRE: Romantic Comedy, (RomCom), Contemporary
Rating:  4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating persons.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Goddess Fish Promotions and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". 


Kassie knew she was in trouble when her matchmaking best friend announced she’d gotten professional help in time for Valentine’s Day. Her friend’s attempts had always been hilariously ridiculous and never in a million years was Kassie expecting a hunky firefighter to show up on her doorstep.

Her online dating profile said she was looking for a superhero, and Declan couldn’t help but believe it had to be fate. But fate was a fickle mistress who left him to wonder who he was behind the mask. He’d been hiding in plain sight for long enough that he wasn’t sure if he even knew the answer. And until he figured that out, he had nothing to offer the world, let alone Kassie.

Love had already ended in tragedy once for Kassie, and she feared that history was doomed to repeat itself unless Declan could learn to trust her with his secrets. This time around, would it be enough to harden her heart for good, or would his deception restore her faith in second chances?

The book is on sale for $0.99 during the tour.

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My Thoughts:

Kassie is taking the leap to start again. Declan is ready to see what life has in store for him. Their story blends well between the real world and what is fictional.  Declan has a very honored profession. Kassie has a good friend that just wants to see her happy. I’m a tough customer when it comes to books labeled RomCom. There’s no trouble seeing the romance but my funny bone can be silent when it comes to the comedy. Here, I did get some chuckle moments. No belly laughs but I thoroughly enjoyed the chuckles. 


Sometimes life can be hectic but you still want to find some time to read. If you’re someone that thinks anything is possible but what you believe gets stretched a little, you just may want to check this out. If you are like me, by the time I was done I wanted to see what else this author has written. 


She made it very easy for me to picture the scenes as they played out in my head. I enjoyed the moments of frustration. It helped to add real emotions to the scene. I almost wished that the book was a little longer to see more of that play out since the ending seemed to come so quickly.  




“Declan went on a date and called me from in front of her apartment.” There was a hushed conversation that I only caught bits and pieces of, mainly hugged, and thought he was gay. Fuck my life, I thought as I drove down the long straight-away leading out of her apartment complex. “Are you still there?”

“Of course, I’m still here. Who else am I going to call Spencer?” I asked sarcastically. “I’m not even sure the boy’s balls have dropped yet.”

Sadly, there was no one else I could call for love advice outside the guys from the firehouse and it made me miss my mom that much more. Hell, she’d probably be calling Kassie herself, asking what colors she wanted for the baby blanket.  

“He is eighteen,” Webster said pulling me from my melancholy. “It’s always the quiet ones you have to watch out for.”

I snorted. “Do you remember that call we went on where there was an eighty-year-old dude in leather that had lost the keys to his handcuffs?” 

He chuckled. “Don’t remind me, and I mean that literally. I’m still not fully recovered, and that was two years ago.” There was silence on the other end of the line as I drove under the overpass. The nothingness went on for long enough that I wondered if we’d gotten disconnected when he snapped his fingers. “Call her back right now and ingeminate the date tomorrow.”

“Do what with the date?”

“Repeat the date.” He huffed an exasperated sigh. “You didn’t make it to the movies, right?”

“Webster you're a genius!”

“And Declan. This time kiss the girl, so she doesn’t have to ask if you're a homosexual.”

“She only asked me that because I admitted to watching every episode of Sex and The City.” I hit my head against the back of the seat. “Never mind, I just heard myself, I am an idiot.”


Author Bio:

Books transport us to a fantasy world where anything can happen, and once I overcame my difficulties in learning how to read, I was hooked. My mother always carried a Harlequin Romance with her, so it was only natural that I was drawn to that genre. There was something magical about the concept of eternal love and as I grew older, my tastes within the genre broadened to include everything from historical to dark. 

My writing blossomed in much the same way. The first story I wrote was the Vanderbilt Affair, which was inspired by a field trip. Back then, I was fortunate enough to have an English teacher willing to nurture my love of writing by becoming my editor after school. 

The writing bug stayed with me, but over the years, life got in the way, and it wasn’t until my early forties that I published my first short story in a Christmas Anthology. From there, I began writing and publishing across many sub-genres, with each book carrying some element of the unexpected. 

When I’m not up to devious pursuits, like shooting a character, you’ll find me curled up with a book next to my dog, watching TV with my better half, or engaging in random water gun fights with my daughter and the neighborhood kids. 

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Who or what inspires you to write?

On a third-grade field trip, we went to the Vanderbilt Estate and my first “romance” story was born. My English teacher acted as my editor, helping me after school, and I was hooked. Over the years, I wrote off and on, but nothing of note until COVID, when a dear friend of mine asked if I’d read her story and give her feedback. Through helping her, the writing bug bit me again. 

It had been a dream of mine to become a writer since that very first story in the third grade, but life always seemed to get in the way. This time, however, my husband told me to never stop chasing my dreams. For that advice, I’m forever grateful. Not only did I get more sleep because my vivid dreams were being put to paper, but I could check off a bucket list item. 

Turns out I love every aspect of writing and publishing. I’ve been living my best life, happier than ever, and I owe it all to the support of my husband.



Gladys Cross will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Thanks so much for having me and your lovely review.

  2. Replies
    1. Hope you enjoy it! It's a fun Valentine's Day story.

  3. Great excerpt and book cover, this looks really good

    1. Thanks for checking me and my unique romances out! Never know what I'm going to Hope you enjoy it!

  4. I love the cover. It sets the stage for the book!

    1. Christine did such a good job. I sent her some ideas and she didn’t disappoint. I can only hope I did her proud with the story.

  5. Thanks for joining the tour. I had a blast and loved all the supportive comments! Be sure to check me out on my private Facebook group, A Cross The Page for funny memes, cover reveals, news, snippets, and every Saturday is for other authors to show what they got. Find your next book boyfriend!


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