Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Blindness by Ginger Scott

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?

4 Fabulous Stars
Review by Faith Dotson
This is one of those reads that will have you sucked in by the end of the first chapter. Even the cover of the book sucks you in right away. I will say those that say “don’t judge a book by its cover”…go ahead and judge away because it is as good as the cover!


Charlotte or Charlie, as her dad called her, is one of those characters that are hard to explain. She is so much all wrapped up into one person. She is flawed, confusing, loving, broken, and a hint of a codependent but by contrast, she is also independent at the same time. From the start you know that Charlie’s life hasn’t always been rainbows and sunshine. She has a mom that is mentally unstable and a drug addict. She drops her off on her dad’s doorstep one day and never looks back. Ok, that seems fine, except for the fact that her dad never even knew she existed.   Eventually things between Charlie and her dad are good, but then she loses her dad, when he dies unexpectedly. 


Charlie is in college and moving in with her boyfriend, Trevor. Trevor seems to be the all American boy. He has to leave to move to Washington for an internship and leaves Charlie at home with his parents. Well, after you read what Trevor’s parents are all about…you’ll be shaking your head! But Charlie finds herself wondering if this is the life she really wants after meeting her new tutor.
“Trevor is what every girl wants…handsome, dark hair, blue eyes, broad shoulders-he is the alter ego of some brooding movie star and a Hilfiger ad rolled into one.”

Cody is so broken. I wanted to take him home and heal that boy’s heart. After having an accident that sometimes requires him to use a wheelchair, his world falls apart. He loses his dad when he dies and his girlfriend couldn’t cope with his physical challenge. All he loved to do was motocross and one wrong move landed him with lots of pain. Cody ends up tutoring Charlie in math, and from their first encounter you can tell the chemistry will be painfully hot between these two.


“His eyes are clear, a grayish blue, and perfect. The crinkles at the corners must mean he’s smiling, but I can't seem to leave his eyes to check the curve of his lips. In that millisecond, I soak him in, and I feel like I am home.


“Yea, not gonna lie-I was totally checking you out just now. You…well,” he’s stammering, “you just…you look hot, okay? There, I said it. You look hot.”
Charlie is soon to find out that her boyfriend and the one man she “feels home” with are step brothers. So you can imagine her surprise when he walks in for dinner, right? Cody is the outcast of the family. Seems like his real mom is too busy in her own world and his step father and step brother can’t stand him. To make matters worse, Cody’s step dad has the loan against the one thing Cody has left of his father….his garage.


He and Charlie become close friends and Charlie is fighting her connection with Cody, but she can only fight so long. And Cody can only give so much before he starts to fall apart.


“I let him, and watch as his fingers slowly lock into place with mine, the twists of ink and words along them like black keys on a piano against by pale skin. I steal a glance at him to see his eyes intent on our tangled hands, his gaze soft, but guarded. He’s being so careful. My mind is betraying everything I’m fighting to hold onto with visions of his mouth on mine, my lips tingling at the thought of kissing him, tasting him.”
“I feel his body behind me, and see his hand flat against the door. His breath against my neck raises every hair on my body, I’m looking intently at his fingers splayed out on the wood paneling of the door in front of me, my hands still gripping the door handle. Beyond this door, my life continues on one path- a path I know. A path I love. But I’m stalled, considering what happens if I stay in the room. I’m paralyzed. Fear. Indecision.”


I constantly felt that Charlie was a massive yo-yo…will she stay or will she go? That’s okay though! I get why Charlie felt she needed to stay with Trevor. Blackmail is not something that people handle well. Also, there was a lot of misunderstanding between these two. I found myself telling them to just freaking say what you need to say, but we all know that’s not how it works.

“Just because you said you can’t, doesn’t mean I can’t. I don’t just turn this shit off like that,” he says, pounding his flat hand to his chest- to his heart. Oh my God! I don’t want to…I’m not ready to. That okay?”

You will become totally invested in their story! Some may root for Trevor and some may root for Cody, but it will definitely be worth the read. You don’t find yourself asking too many questions in the end. The secondary characters add so much to this; especially Gabe and Jessie. Charlie found an instant bond with Jessie; something she has never had with another girl. Then you will find yourself wanting to throat punch the parents. Seriously, who would do this to their children? Not only was this a powerful love story, it was amazeballs in the power of friendship and family. I didn’t want their journey to end. I feel like I need to continue reading although I know how the ending is. So, Ginger Scott, thank you for keeping your characters real and can’t wait to read more from you!!!


“I need you Charlie. But if I do this, there’s no going back for me,” he says, his head pressed against mine, and his eyes closed tightly.”



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