Blindness by Ginger Scott

Posted March 9, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

by Ginger Scott
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I received this book for free from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Published by Self Published
Blindness Book Cover Blindness
GInger Scott
Contemporary Romance
Self Published
February 25, 2014

It takes a while to know who you really are. And when you lose your way, sometimes it’s hard to find it again.

Charlie Hudson was on the verge of figuring that out when her dad—the only parent and friend she ever had—died suddenly. She was barely 18, and she was alone. So she went for easy—playing life safe, running away from a home that harbored nothing but bad memories and challenges and loving a man who would take her away from it all forever. 

It’s funny how chance takes over when you need it most. And that’s exactly what brought Cody Carmichael into her life. A former motocross super star, Cody was now happy to be living the blue collar life, spending his days finishing up school and his nights under the hood of some classic car, just trying to keep everything his father taught him alive. Cody and Charlie were living parallel lives, until they finally collided. And the moment he smiled at her, Charlie knew he was the one who would change everything. But was she willing to take the risk? 

Cody saw through it all. He saw her—all of her. But would letting him in be too much to take? And if Charlie let herself love him—really love him—could he love her back?

“You found me.” 

Charlie was lost when her father died. He was her dad and best friend. She picked herself up and went to college where she attempted to find out who she was. Along the way, she met Trevor. He was every mother’s dream son-in-law. Charlie’s relationship with Trevor seemed picture perfect. Or at least Charlie believed this until she met Cody.

Cody was Trevor’s polar opposite. But what drew Charlie to him was the state of ease she felt whenever she was with him. Cody made it easy to let her hair down.

“I didn’t like that every interaction I had with him left something behind – like a scratch I had to tend to and just couldn’t seem to leave alone.” 

You can read the blurb and the book for the rest of the story. What I want to talk about is how well written this story is. How incredibly connected I felt to these characters.

The premise is a love triangle, but this book wasn’t written as such. It was like the relationships were secondary to the personal growth and discovery that took place in each of them.

So let’s break it down, shall we?

This story had me from the first page. Charlie isn’t broken, but only because she won’t allow herself to break. She should be, but she plasters on a strong façade for the world to view. She hurts, but never allows herself to feel it. She pushes back the pain. She moves forward and ignores it. <= This I got from the prologue.

“I’m sheltered, and it’s the first time I’ve ever actually felt my heart stop from being in someone’s arms.” 

This book brought me to actually tears. Like, take a deep breath and slow down so you can read, tears. That doesn’t happen to me. I felt the pain and joy along with each and every character. I didn’t read this book, I lived it. My heart raced during some parts and I held my breath during others. I wanted all of them to win.

The way the author described the love scenes was one of my favorite parts. She allowed the intimacy dominate the scene rather than the act itself. It was intense and breathtaking. Reading about a simple kiss or the graze of two hands made me sigh.

I hate to give anything away about this story. There were a lot of surprise connections and complications that took place. What I can say it that I am so happy that I read it. It tore me apart and put me back together again. 

“And this is my punishment. I get to love you, but I can’t fucking have you.” 

I give this book 4.5 stars and recommend you read it with Cabernet while you secretly wish it was a cold beer 😉 

My sincerest appreciation to the author for offering me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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