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?
I have had this book on my TBR for quite sometime, well since its release. I have been finding it hard to read books on my TBR, between working, raising two children and spending time with my husband, my reading time seems to be getting shorter. One night I was getting ready to read an ARC for in upcoming blog tour and when I typed in the word Love in the search bar on my Nook, Blindness was the first book on the list. Huh, neither the title nor the authors name has that word in them, so why is that popping up? I went to scroll down to find the book I was looking for and Blindness opened. I caved and read it.
I have never read anything by Ginger Scott so, I didn’t know really anything about her writing style. I saw this and was instantly drawn to it, probably the tattooed amazingness on the front cover, lord knows I’m a sucker. When I finished this story I instantly wanted to email Ginger to say that I was sorry for taking soo long to read it. To say that I was sorry for having even a sliver of a doubt that this story would suck in anyway because it was heartbreaking, beautiful and I didn’t want it to end.
Tonight I’m going to dream, and lay here in Cody’s arms under the stars he made for me.
In this story the reader meets Charlie or Charlotte. She hasn’t had the easiest life and is now in a life she feels comfortable in. I will emphasize the word “comfortable” because comfortable is just another word for safe, boring. Charlie sounds bored but the security she has with her current boyfriend Trevor makes her feel safe. That is until she meets Cody. There is an instant pull, a need she has never felt before. Cody feels it too and he wants Charlie. Suddenly everything safe that Charlie has felt is no longer, now they are just lies to herself.
“For once in my life, I want to live,” I say, hoping Cody understands what I mean.
Now starts the roller coaster ride. Strap yourself in and remember not to close your eyes on the good parts. Cody and Charlie will leave you wanting to get right back on this ride. I loved every minute, the intensity, Charlie even though I wanted to scream at her, Cody even when I wanted to castrate him for being so blind. The title to this book is so appropriate. You won’t be disappointed……Read it!
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About the Author
Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. Her newest novel, “Blindness,” will be available in February 2014.
Her debut novel, “Waiting on the Sidelines,” is a coming-of-age love story that explores the real heartbreak we all feel as we become adults throughout our high school years. The story follows two characters, Nolan (a Tomboy with a baseball player’s name) and Reed (the quarterback she wishes would notice her) as they struggle with peer-pressure, underage drinking, bullying and finding a balance between what your heart wants and what society says you should want — even if you aren’t ready. You can read it, and the sequel, “Going Long,” now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other e-book outlets.
Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.