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.
I went into this book blind (no pun intended) and thoroughly enjoyed it. The author wrote a honest, heartfelt dialogue with believable situations. I caught myself picking my head up and appreciating the fact that I can see. That I have sight. THATS what a good book is all about.
Noah has become blind after an accident, putting an end to his adventurous days. He’s bitter, angry and reclusive and a huge jerk now that everything he once loved is gone. And que Charlotte, a classical violinist who’s no stranger to trauma herself. She takes on the challenging role of being Noah’s personal assistant, and over time they learn to trust each other and start to build a friendship.
The book is written primarily in Charlotte’s POV, but there is still chapters that are from Noah’s POV which really allowed me to get the full depth of the story. Experiencing everything from Charlotte’s POV and the feeling everything from Noah’s really brought the characters and the storyline together in my opinion. Not to mention the males POV was perfectly executed especially when the male can’t see and you feel the emotions that he feels instead of sees.
Rush was touching and moving. I liked the protagonists. They all had depth and were very much real to me. I read this book on a whim. It was gifted to me and I dove into it. I would recommend it to any one interested in the new adult genre and/or beauty and the beast type storyline.