on June 30, 2015
Genres: Love & Romance
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.
OyMG. Wow. Yeah, that’s how I feel after reading Rush by Emma Scott. This is the THIRD book I’ve read by her in a little over a week and I’m just completely floored by her writing. She definitely has a new stalker, um, I….yes, I mean fan.
Rush is a beautiful story about loss, healing, and overcoming obstacles that stand in your way.
Charlotte is a violin progidy who has lost her way with music. Literally the music is just not coming to her. She’s working two jobs yet not meeting her financial duties. When an opportunity is dropped in her lap to be the assistant to the famous Noah Lake she jumps at the chance.
Noah used to be an adrenaline junkie who lived for his next adventure. Unfortunately after a freak accident he is left without his sight. This has made him a very angry young man. The thing is, before the accident he was fiercely independent and not the kind of person to ask for help. Therefore, this loss of his sight has destroyed him in every way.
“You steal my breath away, Noah, and what you’re feeling is me, trying to catch it back, but I never can. Not when you’re this close to me.”
Noah and Charlotte’s relationship starts off as employer/employee. Through time and patience, Charlotte wears Noah down and tries to show him that being blind is not a death sentence and that he has so much to live for. And in return, Charlotte begins to get her musical groove back.
This book was so spot-on. Emma nailed the issues that Noah had, living as a blind man, whilst going through all the emotions of grief. Their relationship started off slowly and the foundation of trust was cemented. Charlotte and Noah’s relationship felt natural, and they had fantastic chemistry.
There were some scenes in this book that truly broke my heart for Noah. I can’t imagine what he was going and it was a beautiful progression from who he was to how Charlotte helped him accept himself.
“Love, real love, wasn’t empty, grasping hands, or lies that felt like truths. And it wasn’t perfect or neat or always easy. It was a rising sun on a new day. It was endless possibility.”
I can’t recommend this book enough. It was absolutely stunning and unique and will have you falling in love with Noah and Charlotte.