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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
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Published February 25th 2014 by Ginger Scott (first published February 23rd 2014)
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
Confession time, I stayed up until 4 this morning to finish this dang book! I can't even remember the last itme I did that and this isn't my typical read at all....so yeah. Take from that what you will. :P

Full review to come!

Edited to add review:
I need to admit, right out front, that normally, I'm not one to read books that have anything to do about cheating. I loathe them on principle alone but every now and then, one will come along that will completely capture my
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Sandy
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: disappointed, arcs, 2014
*sigh* Oh Blindness...

That cover is HOT, right? It's not just me? Tan body. Tattooed arms. Black and silver DC shirt. Hat on. Can't see his eyes. Lips slightly parted. Earring. Scruffy day old beard. HOT!

I had such high hopes for this book--the cover being the main reason. But also, I loved the tutoring and ex-motocross star concepts. But sadly I was let down. The further I read into this book the more frustrated I got. I was huffing and puffing, and highlighting and maki
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Sara
Dec 30, 2013 rated it liked it
This is one of my favorite covers. But the story wasn't so much....

Charlie was dumped off by her junkie mom to live with her cop dad when she was 7. It wasn't until she was 17 that he actually became active in her life. By 18 he was dead and Charlie was left alone. Leaving home to go to college she meets and dates Trevor. He comes from an affluent dad and aspires to be a lawyer. Its really weird how she moves in with Trevor when she really didn't want to, and the kicker is he lives w
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Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I'm making it a point to go back and read all the Ginger Scott books I've somehow missed over the years and I'm kicking myself hard for letting Blindness sit on my kindle untouched for so long. I really, really, really loved this book.

Thoughtless by SC Stephens was one of the first indie romances I ever read and I loved it so much. That level of heartbreak and angst and wrongness and romance in that story is something I hope to find every time I open a book. I can remember exactly how I felt wh
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For the Love of Books & Alcohol Blog
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: posted
“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
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Reader
Mar 16, 2014 rated it liked it
WAS NOT KEEN ON THE HEROINE

Charlie Hudson was dumped on her fathers doorstep at age 7 by her junkie mother. Her father fed and clothed her, but other than that he pretty much ignored her. That all changed once she became 17, when something happened to Charlie that got his attention. But no sooner had they started to build a relationship then he died.

Charlie is at college her boyfriend Trevor is hoping to be a high flying lawyer. Then Charlie meets Cody ex-motor ross rider
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tinyteaplots
Really good NA, love triangle read!
I did have to remind myself a few times that these people are young (cause I'm 39, and clearly that's old, lol.) It was very emotional, lots of back-and-forth, push-and-pull. I love that angst!
Trish
I was not sure I would enjoy the book since there is a love triangle, cheating, and a girl that seems to leap before she looks. But I did, I really enjoyed the book. This is your typical NA book, it is filled with angst, torment, painful choices, painful past events, complications, and lovely connections.

Charlie is working toward making her life turn out to be less lonely, less emotionally draining, and to have a soft place to fall. She makes a number of choices in her life that seem to be on t
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Brooke
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I received this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The gist: Charlie (Charlotte) has been dating Trevor for about a year. She goes to tutoring and has an instant connection with her tutor, Cody. When her roommate decides to move in with her boyfriend suddenly, Charlie needs to find a new residence ASAP. She moves in with Trevor and immediately realizes Cody is Trevor's stepbrother and there is A TON of animosity between the two guys. Then Trevor gets a job in DC and moves, but C
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Bookhooking (Tanya Childress)
Four, Can I Get A Cody Carmichael Please, Stars?


Oh where do I to start. Well, I'll start with Charlotte (Charlie). I could relate to her in some ways so it was easy to understand her decision making even if it drove me nuts from time to time. At the very young age of 7 she was abandoned by her mother, who was an addict, and from that point on was raised by her clueless father, who didn't even know about Charlie, until tragedy struck. It wasn't until she was in high school, though, that a true relatStars?

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Mojo_Mama
3.5 to 4 stars
(I really can't decide)

Sometimes I want to read something I know is going to piss me off. Something that breaks all my no-no rules. Like ALL of them. I'm not saying I'm a masochist, but occasionally my dark little soul wants the pain ;) Sometimes feeling emotional pain caused by the read is so much better than a read full of emotional pain.

That is my crack, Ladies.

Once a month I want a read that will make me HATE a fictional character :) I have my limits...but triang
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Maida»-(¯`v´¯)-»

This was really an okay read. I enjoyed it for the most part, but there were also many things I wished were different. Buuut....Cody Carmichael is one very fine man. Mmmm.... ;p

Full Review to Come....
Huseina
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
God damn...!! In love with the book.. Cody and Charlie were just... perfect..!! n Trevor was wonderful.. Though, I can't help but feel bad for him... thus, the four stars.. I don't know but I feel like he needed some closure but he already kind of got one.. so I guess I was just wishing something happy for him too...

Anyways, coming back to the main characters.. they are good together like seriously.. Cody is that guy who lives on the edge but is still as close to soft guy dreaming of
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Bianca
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I am on a complete book high after I finished this book. The word beautiful doesn't even begin to describe it. I loved every single moment.

Blindness is easily one of my favorites of 2014.

Charlie Hudson was born to a junkie mother, and was dropped of at her father's (Mac) house at the age of 7. Her mother never looked back. Charlie's dad became her best friend as she got older, when suddenly she lost in. In losing him, sh
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LPJ
Aug 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Stories about cheating have to tread a very fine line. It's always easier when a girl is obviously with the *wrong guy* and he's a douche. Or abusive. But when he's a decent guy who obviously loves her a lot, then bringing Mr. Love-At-First-Sight into the mix is tricky - though it is better story fodder. For me, Ginger Scott went on the wrong side of the line a few too many times in Blindness.

As a character, our heroine Charlie, never quite made it off the page for me. Or rather, we
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Michelle
Loved this book! I couldn't put it down once I started it.
Three Chicks
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it

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
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Venessa
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: stand-alones
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Trish at Between My Lines
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews-done, na
Blindness is a New Adult book that packs a heavy emotional punch. It doesn’t humour you with perfect characters instead it makes you fall for characters that are realistically flawed.

First Line of Blindness:

“People are thoughtless.”

My Thoughts on Blindness:

What I loved about this book was that I kept changing my mind about how I felt about the characters. I would see a snippet of their character and make a rash judgement. However later, I would see
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Cindy
I really fell in love with this story, it mad me happy, sad, mad, and it mad me cry.

Charlie hasn't had it easy her mother was a druggy and her father didn't know she even existed, until the day she arrived on his door step. She is just a little girl and her father is a cop he doesn't know the first thing about raising a child. He tries in his own way, but it isn't very good. Then a situation provides itself and it changes their relationship. He finally figures out how to be a father and from there they gro
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Christina
Feb 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow.. I am sorta speechless after reading this book. I was drawn in from the first chapter.

Charlotte or "Charlie" is on her own in college just trying to make a life for herself. Having been dropped off on her dads porch at age 7 by her druggy mom left her to grow up with a dad who she didn't really know. Not until a boy hurt her.. then her dad woke up and became a dad fully invested in every part of her life. 1 year, she had one year of her dads affection and then he was gone. Finding love was
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Christy LoveOfBooks

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 anythi
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Kristen
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it
*Provided by Arc for honest review*

I loved Scott's 'Waiting on the Sidelines' and 'Going Long', those stories stayed with me and I enjoyed the growth of the characters throughout the story. When I pick up 'Blindness', I expected the same sweeping, enveloping writing that I loved in Scott's previous books. Sad to say that I was disappointed.

Charlie comes off as indecisive and immature. She is in love in with Trevor, until she isn't and falls for his step-brother Cody. What I did not
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Beth
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Oh Brother Stars



Some decisions are easier than others. Coffee or tea? Coffee, for sure. Red or white wine? Red please. Which Girl Scout cookie? Thin Mints all the way. See? Easy. Some decisions are a bit harder.....

Charlotte had a lot of decisions made for her. Like when her mom dropped her off with her dad when she was seven. And then disappeared. Like when the guy shot her dad in the 7/11. That decision was out of her hands. Now she is in a good
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Debbie Denuit
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“Blindness” is the third book by Ginger Scott. I am a tremendous fan of her first two books, “Waiting on the Sidelines” and “Going Long.” I didn’t think I could love the new book (which is not about Reed and Nolan) as much as I loved her first two books. I was wrong. First of all, I love the cover. Second of all, I was completely captivated with the story from the very beginning and finished the book in two days.

Ginger Scott is a very talented author. Her characters are so real and so relatable
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Casey
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am not a fan of love triangles, this was my only hang up on this otherwise amazing story of self-discovery and finding true love. Cody is a truly beautiful man inside and out. It was heartbreaking to read as his relationship with Charlie evolved. The way they connected was beautiful yet tainted by the fact that she was with his stepbrother.

Charlie, Cody and Trevor are all very likable “good” people on their own. Charlie and Trevor together are sad and lifeless. Charlie and Cody bri
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Angela
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really have mixed feeling about this book. Not because it wasn't really good but because I have a problem with a love story that uses cheating as part of the premise.

My delicate sensibilities aside, this definitely built tension and made me squirm.

On the outside looking in Charlie Hudson (our heroine) had a pretty perfect life. She was a year away from graduating with her architecture degree, she had a great internship with a promise of a job after graduation and she h
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Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️
Charlie Hudson has had a hard life in her 21yrs and now is playing it safe and being who she thinks she should be. Charlie, now going by Charlotte, stopped living life and feeling the day her father was murdered. Charlie is studying to be an architect and has been dating Mr. perfect, Trevor, for the past year.
Cody Carmichael liked living life to the fullest by competing in motor cross until his Father died & an accident left him unable to compete or care about living. He's just been go
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CeCe
First, this was a huge surprise for me since I glanced over the synopsis before I started this book and had no idea what the theme was to this story. The theme (love triangle) is usually not my favorite, but this book was done so well that the love triangle did not bother me at all. The author did an amazing job writing the story that understood what was going on in the characters’ lives.
Charlie thought she had everything she ever wanted until she went to a study group and met Cody Carmichael.
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Jennifer
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Blindness by Ginger Scott was one of my favorite books. It was a captivating read from the start to the end with so many twists and turns you just couldn’t put the book down for one minute. The characters were so likable that you felt like you could connect and relate with the experiences that took place throughout the book. Cody is a reflection of either who you want to be with or who you wish your daughter could be with. The author did an amazing job of developing characters who you just want ...more
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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling, Goodreads Choice Award and Rita award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, This Is Falling, Wild Reckless, The Hard Count, Cry Baby and Bred.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback,
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