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 an ...more
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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 attention, and not only hold ...more
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 making notes. If any of my f ...more
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 with his pare ...more
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 easy to ...more
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 ...more
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 who has been in an acci ...more
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!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 re
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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 triangle shit is m ...more
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....
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 keeping his ...more
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, she also lost herself. Cod ...more
As a character, our heroine Charlie, never quite made it off the page for me. Or rather, we get what we ...more
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 going th ...more
Charlie thought she had everything she ever wanted until she went to a study group and met Cody Carmichael. ...more
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 a ...more
I’m a huge fan of Ginger’s Waiting on the Sidelines series, which is more a Mature YA, and when I heard Ginger was venturing into the New Adult genre writing Blindness I was intrigued to see how it would be pulled of, and of course I was excited to start a new journey with Ginger’s new characters.
I was not let down, I was not disappointed, as always Ginger flawlessly enraptured me with her writing and characters. I felt part of the story, I was so immersed in it that I could feel what ...more
Charlie was a fairly selfish, immature protagonist, and I could easily see why some wouldn't like her, but I felt Ginger Scott wrote this 21-year old realistically. She acted the way many insecure young women do - she was judgmental and downright catty at times. I was invested in finding out how she would resolve her dilemma of falling for her boyfrien ...more
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 another side to their personality and I was fli ...more
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 the ...more
What a redeeming Hero. LOVED Cody, but I didn’t like Charlie all that much. ~~Spoilers ahead~~
This story is straight up OK for me. I don’t really mean that in a bad way I liked it and I think others might like it too but there were things that I just didn’t understand or didn’t mesh well together. At points the heroine tried to be strong or act strong but I found her to be rather childish and clueless through out the entire book. She was sort of a train wreck in my opinion.
I have read only a few ...more
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 ...more
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 any ...more
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 like about t ...more
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 place. She is in architecture school, has a ...more
Ginger Scott is a very talented author. Her characters are so real and so relatable ...more
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, catcher, pi ...more