Author: Ginger Scott
Published by: Self-Pub
Publication Date: February 23, 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?
I would have normally loved a story like Blindness, but that isn’t the case here. I’ve read somewhat similar books that involve cheating and loved them, so that’s not my issue. This book just lacked in way too many departments for me to enjoy it.
Charlie was just plain annoying. It’s funny, because she mentions how she’s acting like a child on numerous occasions, and it’s true. She reminded me more of a dramatic 13-year-old instead of the 21-year-old she is. And the crying … lordy, can she do anything without tearing up or collapsing in tears?
On top of Charlie constantly being a sniveling twit, I didn’t feel the chemistry between Charlie and Cody at all. It’s like, there was no build-up in their connection. And it became this big thing that Cody knew Charlie and understood her. I get it, sometimes we have a special connection with certain people. However, she never opened up to anyone else, including Trevor. So when he did something he thought was a good thing, did she open her mouth to say how much that certain item meant to her? No. So don’t fault someone for not knowing you when you close them out from the beginning.
Also, I’m a very emotional reader and need depth; I want to feel it. The good, the bad, and the ugly. When Charlie’s heart is being ripped out, I want to feel the pain. Hell, any emotion. That didn’t happen, though. I mean, there were a couple of moments here and there that had a budding of something, but to me, Blindness is like a shell of a story that’s missing all the good meaty insides.
I did like the two friends, Gabe and Jessie, though. So there’s that, I guess.
Anyway, yeah, Blindness didn’t quite work for me.