ARC-Book Review and Giveaway! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘BLINDNESS by Ginger Scott.
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Author: Ginger Scott
Published date: February 25th, 2014 (Review based on ARC copy – early review)
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The Synopsis of ‘Blindness’:
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?
My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘Blindness’ by Ginger Scott:
I was so excited to be asked to do an early-ARC-review of one of my favorite authors, Ginger Scott’s latest novel, ‘Blindness’. I have to admit, the cover for ‘Blindness’ has quickly become one of my favorite novel covers and it’s definitely fitting for the look of one of the important characters in the story. Here is my honest review of this latest novel, which follows the main characters, Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Hudson and Cody Carmichael. It’s offered in Charlotte’s P.O.V but you get a great Epilogue at the end in Cody’s P.O.V. too. 🙂
Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Hudson had a hard start in life with an addict for a mother and a father who didn’t even know she existed at first, but finds happiness for a moment long after she’s thrust into his life. After years of awkwardness and not-much of a father/daughter relationship, it changes after an event and they finally begin to bond. That happy time in her life is short-lived after tragedy strikes and she decides to leave the only place she’s come to call home. She goes to college and falls for a guy named Trevor Appleton, who is perfect in every way that most women would want and Charlotte feels like she’s found her happiness.
Everything seems fine in her life, until she meets a tattooed guy named Cody Carmichael. At first site, with his tattoos and piercings, Cody doesn’t fit the typical image to Charlotte because he’s also attending the college she attends and is a math tutor, due to the fact the he’s actually pretty smart. Cody has his own past that he’s had to deal with and is still dealing with but after meeting ‘Charlie’, something makes him curious to know more about her. He’s a former motocross champ who now works from his late-father’s shop and considers that his home, especially since the family he is a part of now, through his mother’s current marriage, isn’t really warm and welcoming to him.
Charlotte ‘Charlie’ has Trevor but when Cody comes into the picture when she least expects it, certain changes begin to make her question her feelings and she starts to discover things about herself that she never had before. One major problem is that these new discoveries about herself, make her question what she’s believed was suppose to be her ‘happy ever after.’ This is a story about finding yourself, learning to truly love and never giving up hope, no matter how far out of reach it can sometimes feel. With the many challenges that ‘Charlie’, Cody and even Trevor are met with, you’ll find out if they’ll be broken from it all or if any of them can find strength in those challenges to realize when something is worth fighting for or when it’s best to just let it go. Also, find out if Charlotte ‘Charlie’ can deal with the past she ran away from. This is another great story from the wonderful author Ginger Scott that does not disappoint. And yes, I do recommend you check it out.
MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘BLINDNESS’ 4 1/2 out of 5 stars:
How I imagined Charlotte(Charlie), Cody and Trevor while reading ‘Blindness’!
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★★★MEMORABLE QUOTES FROM ‘BLINDNESS’★★★
Charlotte ‘Charlie’s thoughts: I had gone from Charlotte Ferris, roommate- to Charlie Hudson, Mac Hudson’s daughter, all because some douchebag hit me. It was the most horrible and most amazing thing to ever have happened to me.
Charlotte ‘Charlie’s thoughts: I’m a little embarrassed by it, but honestly, before Trevor Appleton, there was never a guy who made me want to do more than kiss.
Charlotte ‘Charlie’s thoughts on Cody: He looks nothing like a calculus tutor. His hair is dark and tossed in various directions- almost messy, like he just removed his hat. His arms are canvases of artwork, swirls of color crawling up each, sometimes winding into his fingers.
Charlotte ‘Charlie’s thoughts: I know it isn’t right, but I also know it’s an innocent crush. I’ve never really had a crush, a distraction that helps me miss Trevor less while he’s away. Cody is just a checkbox in life I need to get through.
Charlotte ‘Charlie’ talking about her dad Mac: “Looking at the stars was kind of our thing. So when the pain gets to be too much, I look at them. I pretend that he’s looking at them too.”
Charlotte ‘Charlie’s thoughts: All I want now is time. Even if the responsible thing to do is to stay with Trevor, to finish out this thing that I once thought was such a fairytale- I want these few stolen moments of what if. I’ve never had doubts, but then again, I’ve never felt temptation. I’ve never really felt.
Cody to Charlotte ‘Charlie’: “It took a while to build, and I did some riding here and there. But I didn’t really start riding a lot again… until I met you.”
Charlotte ‘Charlie’s thoughts: My path could have been so different. But it’s not. Cody chose to stay away. And we missed our moment. It was supposed to be Cody.
Cody to Charlotte ‘Charlie’: “Thing is, though, as much as I don’t do suits, neither do you, Charlie. And Trevor? He’s all suits, and ties, and… modern furniture.”
Cody Carmichael: “You’re the end of me- and the beginning. And I will fight for you; I will always fight for you.”
Charlotte ‘Charlie’s thoughts: The man I love, probably the only man who will ever live up to the legacy Mac left behind, hates me- I just made sure of that. I made him love me, then crushed him body and soul.
Charlotte Charlie’s thoughts: I was trapped- in every possible way- and my captor wasn’t bad. In fact, he was a decent man… a great man. But he wasn’t the one I wanted. But that didn’t matter.
Charlotte ‘Charlie’s thoughts: I want him to want me, over everything. And I know it’s selfish as hell, but I’ve already tried being in love for someone else’s sake, and I lost a piece of myself going down that road. I won’t do it again.
Charlotte ‘Charlie’s thoughts: I threw away EASY! I threw away PERFECT! Because I chose difficult- I chose fucking impossible! I chose him!
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