Helen Winters was born completely blind, however, she has always been independent. She didn’t like using her cane because she felt like it broadcasted her disability to the world. She also didn’t have a dog or any sort of help to make her life easier. The beginning of the book shows Helen lost in a staircase in her college. A man decides to be nice and help her find her class. Unfortunately she figures out way to late that he does not have good intentions. Obviously be ...more
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Fiercely independent Helen Winters was born completely blind, but she vowed never to let her disability keep her down. She did not expect a traumatic event to devastate her life and force her to drop out of college. Disillusioned by the cruelty of people, Helen retreated from society to live by herself as a reclusive writer in the woods—where no one could ever hurt her again.
When a brilliant young doctor shows up on her doorstep, promising her that h ...more
Helen had a tendency to act like a person who could see. She looks down to cover her embarrassment. I stare in surprise for a moment. She somehow knows when Carmen is reaching for her phone and she moves out of the way.
Helen went from wide awake to needing a nap in the same conversation.
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Reading Clarity was like seeing something extraordinary happening, like the first time a bird flies. It was so touching and beautiful and charming, and is absolutely recommended to everyone, young or old.
What can I say? I absolutely adored this book and I'll remember it forever. It is such an unique heart-breaking moving story. Colour me surprised! (Seriously.)
Right from the first chap ...more
I am speaking to you about this crucial matter because it has come to my attention that you like to play with the minds of people. I know this because I recently received your book from the publisher in exchange for a review. This is that review.
I don't know how you did it. How did you get away with this, Lost? How the hell did you make me like Helen? Because I liked her. A lot. I liked her so much, that I put her in my "characters I look up to" shelf on Goodreads. That is ho ...more
(view spoiler)[Knowing this was a freebie, I could handle the typos and tense mistakes (though the constant moments where it ...more
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Genre: Contemporary Romance – Serial series.
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Recluse 25yr old Helen Winters, blind author extraordinaire, is approached by Dr Liam Larson, who begs her to take part in gene therapy trials in order to restore her eyesigh ...more
I loved this novel and would recommend this to my friends, my family, and people who like a little realism but, at the same time, not too many facts that they drown.
Now this was a sort of book that was both realistic but it was fiction which made it a wonderful and happy read. If you don't like CLIFFHANGER(S) and or short stories, I don't recommend though....have fun and enjoy!
The first time I read this, Owen and Carmen really annoyed me. I didn't find Owen so bad this time though, and he actually made me laugh one or two times.
Looking forward to reading the next one.
Overall, An okay reread. ...more
FULL DISCLAIMER: I read this book because it was free, I like romance, and my name is Helen. I wasn't impressed with this book. There were quite a few WTF moments. Here are a couple of the ones that had me violently shaking my ereader.
Helen is incredibly suspicious of men (and understandably so), but she takes the fact that Liam is a doctor at face value and gets into the car with him and his sketchy friend. If I were her, I would have called Dr. Howard (their mutual acquaintance)
ARC provided to me by Xpresso Book Tours via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Warning : This is a review of the first 3 books of the series. No spoilers though
I've had a fairly nice time reading this series (although to me it looks more like just one story divided in three parts, and not really three book).
What disturbed my reading was my rather cartesian mind kept reminding me that most parts of the storyline were just highly improbable.
I found Helen's family reactions alway ...more
I found more wrong with this than right!
Helen is born blind but refuses to use a Cain or Guide dog so she can have her independence. That is a insult to those who have no sight or partial sight as these as there to give just that INDEPENDENCE. Also someone born with sight loss would not think in this way.
The author really should have done her research before writing about sight loss. The opening scene has Helen not hearing a man approach... She would hear h ...more
Helen, Is blind but don’t let that stop you from reading she is brilliant. She is a little insecure about herself but who wouldn’t be when people are not always kind.
She struggles and shut herself off from everyone and everything.
She is presented with the opportunity to see for the first time by 2 very persistent doctors, Own and Liam.
She needs a ride to the city so if they want to do t ...more
Helen was an okay character, and i felt really sorry for her because of everything she went through.
I have to say that Owen and Carmen really annoyed me though!
This ended on a cliffhanger, so i will probably read the other books in the series in the future. I'm just hoping that they're not as dull in the middle as this one.
Overall, Alright read but the middle could have been better. ...more
The author does not appear to understand rape victims, or doctors maintaining professionalism, or even basic relationships. The characters, even the heroine, seem shallow, and the entire plot is just not very believable. I wasn't drawn in enough to seek out the next in the series. ...more
That being said.... I DNF this book… I’m not sure if the author didn’t research blindness or if her interaction with a blind individual was not a position one. I’ve NE ...more
Original Audible Title: "A good novella length intro"
Review posted via Audible app on: 02-08-21
Cover Gush: I really love everything about this cover especially the hidden images, bravo!
Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
Series: Clarity, Book 1 of 5
Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
Release date: 04-28-15
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
Performance by Elise Arsenault: 4 out of 5 stars
Story: 3 out of 5 stars
Okay, so the premise really intrigued ...more
I liked the idea of this story though. I thought that after what Helen went through at the beginning of this story, she would be more caution about trusting others, but she manages to get in the car with 2 men that she didn't know nor did she have a reason to trust them.
The story ends with a cliffhanger, but not even that kept me intrigued enough to want to continue. Heck, I wasn't even surprised by wha ...more
Maybe just not for me.I didn't find the MC believable at all. She is traumatized and decides to move far away to hide and then...after the fist visitors, she just merrily...leaves. Two new people drive her across multiple states for hours and one guy....talks about Pornos the whole time? Their plots no less? I just....this was not my kind of story. ...more
The good: good characters. Not fully fleshed out, but this is a short story, really, and there was enough to continue on and allow for more information later. The plot moved along fairly well. The dialogue was moderately entertaining. The ending wasn't as abrupt as I expected with such a short book. There's a bit of a shock, a cliffhanger of sorts, which ...more
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