To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. –John Milton
Charlotte Conroy, Juilliard-trained violinist, was on the cusp of greatness when tragedy swooped down on dark wings, crushing her hopes and breaking her heart. The music that used to sing in her soul has grown quiet, and she feels on the verge of setting down her violin for good. To pay the bills, she accepts a job as a personal assistant to a bitter, angry young man who’s been disabled by a horrific accident …
Noah Lake was an extreme sport athlete, journalist and photographer. He roamed the world in search of his next adrenaline high, until a cliff-dive left him in a coma. He awakes to find his career gone, his dreams shattered to pieces, his world an endless blackness that will never lift.
Charlotte begins to see that beneath Noah’s angry, brittle exterior is a young man in a pain. She is determined to show him that his life isn’t over, that he has so much to live for, never dreaming that she would become the only light in his darkness, or that he would help her find the music in hers.
The life he knew is over. The life she wants is just out of reach.
Together, they must face their fears and rediscover what it means to really live.
RUSH is Book III in the City Lights Series, and each can be read as a standalone.
I really, REALLY liked this book. Actually, I was surprised with just how much considering a few weeks ago I read the sample and decided to pass on it. But then the other day I couldn’t stop thinking about it, I don’t know why, and I saw that it was still on sale for only $.99, so I picked it up and thought I’d give it a second chance. I am so happy that I did!
Noah has lost everything that mattered in his life, not only his sight. He pushed his family away, his friends, and anything existing outside the walls of his townhouse in New York City after the accident. With nothing but darkness surrounding him, it moved into his heart, fueling his rage at the injustice of it all.
Charlotte had everything she ever wanted until one phone call changed everything, setting a domino effect of horrible events into motion that a year later she is still trying to reconcile with. When a chance opportunity comes along to help her out of her financial troubles, she nearly jumps at the chance, even knowing the consequence is having to live with Noah’s horrid and vile attitude.
Both are broken.
Both are lost.
But can two broken pieces be enough to make a whole?
With beautiful scene description and world building mixed with a romantic aspect that will ruin real life love for you, “Rush” is a book I won’t soon forget. And if you give it a chance, I don’t think you will either.
Rush by Emma Scott = 5 stars
I write romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. I love to write book lovers; those who have found refuge, companionship, and escape in books, much as we do in real life. I like realism, honesty, authenticity in storytelling. I love to write about enduring love, soul-deep love, in as real a setting as I can make, but with big smooshy HEAs. I believe in diversity, open-mindedness, and inclusion. I like sweetness mixed with steam, love conquering all, and above all, hope.
Love always wins.
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