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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  402 ratings  ·  121 reviews
A new emotional standalone from Rachel Blaufeld.
No cliffhanger, only hard-earned unexpected love.
And some angst.

What is it about this guy?
On paper, he’s one hundred percent wrong for me. His e-mails are equal parts annoying and funny.
Okay, more funny than annoying. More like refreshing. Different. Exciting.
But as I stand next to him now, he’s giving me head-to-toe ti
Published June 19th 2016
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Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 stars

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Girl meets boy and she doesn't really see him; boy meets girl and she's all he can see.

Rachel Blaufeld always seems to write romances that aren't your every day cookie cutter stories- and I love her for it. Her characters are imperfect, their stories are unique and their journeys are heartfelt. To See You is no exception.

Our story starts out with a successful fitness editor named Charli. Charli lives in New York and can be a bit selfish and judgmental at times. You might not lo
S.M. West
5 'I see you' STARS

Rachel Blaufeld knows how to give you something unexpected but so real. She doesn’t deal in fairy tales or romantic dreams although in the end, that’s exactly what you get.

“Life isn’t like an editing job where all the t’s have to be crossed or the i’s dotted. It’s like a mix tape, a compilation of all the best hits, some slow and others fast. Some songs aren’t my favorite, but mixed with the others they make a great album.”

Layton Griffin is a successful guy with his own musi
Stacey is Sassy

Layton likes a bit of NASTY.

Just a warning, there’s a good chance you might finish reading this review scratching your head and complaining that Stacey has LOST IT!! I kind of have a problem, I liked it…but I hated it too. I really enjoyed looking into our heroes mind, seeing him work through his feelings and deal with them. On the flipside, this story had parts that left me scrunching up my nose like a bad smell wafted from my kindle. I actually liked this story…but I absolutely HATED the heroi
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, standalone, hot-men
*ARC provided by the author for an honest review*

I 've a new book boyfriend Layton he is amazing

I 've been really lookin forward to this book an I wasn't disappointed at al I think I even learnt something from it how to never judge a book by its cover I think we can al say we have done that but this story just showed me that we shouldnt cause that person could b a pretty awesome one

Charli as done pretty well for herself she finished school early finished college early an had a brilliant job
Claire Robinson
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 - The nice guy and the bitch... Stars!

I don’t think it is a secret that I am a huge fan of Rachel Blaufeld’s writing, everything I have read by her has left me surprised, a bit emotionally drained, but happy at the same time, because she always manages to give a fresh spin on every story she writes.

You go in expecting one thing, and usually end up coming away having a completely different set of expectations met as well.

Amazon US →
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
To See You is a novel I actually found kind of refreshing. I'll tell you this, right off the bat... Charli (our heroine) is probably a character you are going to HATE. At least for the first part of the book.


There is no nice way to say it. She's judgmental and snobby. She knows it's wrong, she feels shame for thinking and feeling the way she does, but NOT ENOUGH to change. Charli is a woman who is on her way up in the world.

She's working and living in NYC.
She's an editor at
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I really enjoyed To See You.
This was a beautifully written, heartwarming love story that left me full of happy feels.

From the first chapter I found myself drawn in To See You, and not in a good way.
I struggled with the h, Charli. Some of her actions and inner thoughts left me frustrated and angry. I'm going to be honest here, I actually stopped reading and asked myself, how would I have reacted/handled that scenario?
What I found was not what I expected. Here was I making judgments o
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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 photo cde17ac4f61c5608f95b51bc0bb1e4_zpsybgfh1jf.gif“ This was a true story. I was legitimately addicted to a woman I couldn’t have . . . not to mention she didn’t want me.”

Sometime last year, I read this book called Verite and loved it and so immediately, I had to google up who is this Rachel Blaufeld. And sure enough, my obsession for her books didn’t stop after I fell head over heels in love with her Crossroad Series. I thought nothing could top my love for the Crossroad Series but I wa
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Charli can’t wait to be home. On the airplane, she is seated next to Layton. She isn’t happy that she’s sitting next to him and she’s even less happier when he tries to talk to her. Layton is attracted to Charli and hopes for a friendly conversation during the flight. Charli isn’t nice to Layton, but Layton doesn’t give up easily. He mails her when he’s home and they start to mail each other. Charli starts to like Layton, but she’s not sure what to do with those feelings.

I loved Layton. He’s swe
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have come to realize that when I am in need of something out of the ordinary yet still with great writing, I can count on Rachel Blaufeld to deliver. She not only gives her readers different types of romance stories, but also characters that are not the typical guy/girl combinations that are expected in a fictional romance!

To See You is another heartfelt journey that introduces Layton, an imperfect man by society's standards and Charli, a NYC "it" girl. They met by chance on an airplane and fo
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

Having read the first couple of chapters as a pre-release teaser, to say I was desperate to continue with To See You was a bit of of an understatement. So the moment it released, I was all over it and didn't move from picking it up to finishing.

"...he’s one hundred percent wrong for me."

I'll not lie, you're highly likely to hate hate Charli. Shallow, judgemental and selfish, she's everything I dislike in a person, but perseverance is absolutely the key and as the story unfolds so d
Shannon Moore
Aug 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
Are you ready for some real honesty? I read this when it first came out and didn't post a review or rating out of respect. Then j forgot to come back to it until now, so here we are. I hated this! So freaking much. I don't often DNF but I'm classifying this as such. I managed to get to 40%, hating life. Then I got to 60% and it still wasn't better. I gave up and skimmed.

The heroine is a horrible person. I couldn't find one thing to like about her. Her friends and mother are just as bad, if not
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Have you met Charli & Layton?
A modern day beauty and the beast...
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing

**To See You generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

5 "...don't sacrifice what you really want." Stars

Rachel Blaufeld's ability to write distinctly unique romance stories constantly and pleasantly surprises me. She takes contemporary romance to different level by circumventing cliche plot tropes and characterizations. Her first person POV writing style always grabs your attention from the very beginning feeling a connection the characters almost immediately, even it
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
3.5 - 4 Stars!

This was my first book by Rachel Blaufeld and it did not disappoint. To See You has a totally captivating storyline and a VERY lovable hero. The heroine? Not so much! I applaud the author for giving us a very different hero and writing a very realistic and fast-paced story.

I loved the clever structure of this story, and the way the description of Charli and Layton's first meeting and developing relationship unfolds. Layton just grabbed my heart. Charli is a difficult heroine to li
Red Cheeks Reads
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
‘I was legitimately addicted to a woman I couldn’t have . . . not to mention she didn’t want me.’

To See You by Rachel Blaufeld is a wonderfully different kind of a story. But that is something Rachel excels at. She seems to be excellent at not only giving you a story you didn’t know you wanted but also making you fall in love with characters you never thought you would love. I fell head over heels in love with Lay, chubby and all.

‘When did Layton become so irresistibly bossy? And when did I s
~~3.75 stars~~

So this book is separated into two parts. Let's dissect my feelings for part 1. Five percent into the book and I didn't like Charli AT ALL! She was an arrogant, self center, thinks-her-shit-don't-stink kind of girl. Typical uptight New York girl that thought she was above 95% of society. She was VERY judgmental. The airplane scene rubbed me the wrong way because that's how the world thinks nowadays. Just because someone is heavy set, society's first reaction is dismissal.

I loved t
Carmen Rae
May 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: hated-h-or-h, meh
This is the first book I have read by Rachel Blaufeld and I have to say I intend to read more. Her writing is exceptional and as lame as it feels to say, the editing was perfect.

I honestly didn’t want to continue reading this book for most of the first half. I just hated Charli. I couldn’t relate and I really just wanted to see her get hit by a bus and her friends and family were worse. But since it was an ARC I felt committed to finish it and since the writing was so good I was able to struggle
2 Stars

Having read and enjoyed Rachel's two other books, I was excited to dive into this one. On the surface I should have really liked this one and there really wasn't anything wrong with it other than I just don't think it was my cup of tea. I read the first few chapters pretty quickly and then found the heroine to be kind of back and forth in the way she spoke about her self and others and yet her inner dialogue was somewhat different leaving me confused about her. I also found the hero to be
Steph's Romance Book Talk
So good and so different!!!! 4.5 Stars!! Provided an ARC for an honest review.

This story is emotional, sweet, and caring in so many ways. It truly is a modern day Beauty and the Beast tale of not judging a book by its cover. Charli and Layton met on a plane, something draws the two together and makes them question their lives they are living. Their struggles are very realistic and relatable. I loved the journey that they both take. I found myself extremely touch and moved by them both, they are
Jun 20, 2016 added it
DNF @ 20%.

I really wanted to like this one. BUT...I had a really hard time with the heroine. She was very unlikable to me and I don't think I would've changed my mind.
Three Chicks
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review by Jen Hagen

We can all feel Charli’s pain. She is travelling first class on a flight and imagine her horror when her seat companion is so large that he spills over into her seat. Charli is a fitness editor for an online news magazine, and her appearance makes her seem out of reach to Layton – the guy sitting next to her, but yet Layton’s bubbly personality draws Charli out of her reclusive shell into conversation. Charli finds herself drawn into Layton’s voice and words, avoiding using h
I really liked this book. It was kind of a take on Beauty and the Beast but the heroine was the Beast. Charlie was really judgemental when meeting Layton. I imagine him as Chris Pratt before he got rock solid. Layton is a little overweight but he is content with himself. Even though Charli sees him as a slob he makes an impact on her. They meet on a plane and keep in touch but Charli is determined to keep him at arms length even though she is attracted to him. She is kind of stuck on what societ ...more
Kathleen R.
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: To See You
Author: Rachel Blaufeld
Series: --
Publisher: Self Published
Reviewer: Kathleen
Release Date: June 18th, 2016
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count:227 pages
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A new emotional standalone from Rachel Blaufeld.
No cliffhanger, only hard-earned unexpected love.
And some angst.

What is it about this guy?
On paper, he’s one hundred percent wrong for me. His e-mails are equal parts annoying and funny.
Okay, more funny than annoying. More li
Jun 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Charli and Layton meet when they have to sit next each other on a flight. What could be a super romantic start to this story had me so freaking angry I wanted to quit reading. Charli is judgmental, rude, and juvenile. She immediately judges Layton, which I get is completely human, but then makes him feel badly about himself by her actions - that’s not okay. Obviously these two are very different. Layton is a bigger guy, super easy going and from Los Angeles. Charli is healthy, super uptight and ...more
Jenny Charles
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it

I didn’t know what to expect while reading To See You. It was the first time I’ve ever read a book by Rachel Blaufeld. The synopsis wasn’t very telling, but it did catch my attention. I had no idea what type of book I was about to read. Once I started reading, I became immersed in the story. So much so, that I did the opposite of what I normally do when I’m enjoying a book. I took my time.

Charli is your typical career orientated, snob. She believes she is o
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Rachel always knows how to deliver an intriguing and sweet read. And I love that she never makes at least one of the characters an every day person - they aren't all hot, sexy, buff or drop-dead gorgeous. It makes the book feel more real.

What I enjoyed most about this book was the underlying meaning behind this book - appearances aren't everything. Never judge a book by its cover. Always be you - not who someone wants you to be.

Charli is living the life she thought she worked hard for all her l
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it
“Life isn’t like an editing job where all the t’s have to be crossed or the i’s dotted. It’s like a mix tape, a compilation of all the biggest hits, some slow and others fast. Some songs aren’t your favorite, but mixed with others they make a great album. It’s all about the placement.”

To See You is my first book by this author and overall, I thought it was an ok read. When I first heard about this book, I was super excited to read it. It sounded like a great opposites attract type read. I adored
Fabiola Francisco
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Every time I read a book by Rachel, I know I will be drawn into that book. To See You was no different. The writing was flawless and the flow perfect. I loved getting dual POV so I could be fully involved in the challenges both characters faced.

I absolutely fell in love with the characters from the beginning. Layton with his carefree and genuine personality. Charli with her big heart that she hid behind a New York City mask. However mismatched these two were, at the core they were perfect for e
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rachel is one of my favorite, go to authors. Her books always make me feel good, fall in love with the characters and want to keep reading. And she did it again with To See You.

To See You is a touching, sweet story about looking past the outside to see what really matters- the inside. About looking past weight, looks, etc. and giving people a chance. About actually seeing a person. Charli and Layton meet by chance. They are two opposite people in every way- career, looks, and personality. If onl
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“Nothing with this woman was meant to be rushed. She was like a fine wine that only improved with age and time. Time she hadn’t been given growing up, but I’d waited close to a year.
I could wait some more.”
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