This was my 3rd by Emma Scott and I was not disappointed.
Another brilliant book.
Rush (City Lights: New York City) by Emma Scott was such a warm, heart-filled story that I feel like I want to hug everybody I love.
I’m going to keep it real pretty on this one. I may get messy on one bit but that’s it.
As always, we will start with a word for the author…
“You deserve more than what’s left of me.” 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 be 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
Let’s get to it…
One of the most important bits of this book is the unfortunate fact that Noah, oh my poor sexy Noah, he had a horrible accident where he lost his sight.
Side note : You ever had a conversation with someone and expressed the one disability that would be the hardest for you? Mine has always been blindness. To live in the dark for the rest of my life would be a constant panic attack.
Sorry about that, now back to my review…
Noah is having a hard time coping with his new disability, which is to be expected. You see, before the accident that left him blind, he traveled the world doing extreme sports and writing about them. To take that from a man is like destroying their soul. Because of this he kind of becomes a grade A asshole to everyone. But if you look closely enough you can see that’s not his true self. That he’s a good person inside.
“His bark is unpleasant but he has no bite, I promise.”
Noah is not the only one with demons eating at him, Charlotte has many, you just can’t see them.We all know the ones you can’t see are often the ones that hurt the most. Even her friends and coworkers can see it.
“You’re cute in a sad, smart kind of way.”
She’s was once one of the best violinist in her school, if not the best but she loses the will to play after suffering a major loss. She feels as though that loss also took away her love for music. Oh, and then their is her ex-boyfriend who selfish prick. That didn’t help!
“He told me he loved me and I did something really stupid.”
“I believed him.”
Poor baby, we’ve all made that mistake…
But there is big difference between Noah and Charlotte. She still believes in love but Noah does not. It’s not because he don’t want to love someone, he wants it but doesn’t feel like he can be good to another woman due to his lack of sight.
But you can’t help who you love and once you start loving someone it’s not that easy to stop.
“I don’t want to hurt you.”
I pulled away, held his face in my hands.
But happens when a man feels unworthy?
They often leave don’t they? Men are kind of stupid in that way.
Women are the strongest thing around. When a woman loves, I mean truly loves someone, they don’t give up easy. A real woman’s love of unbiased and pure. Rush proves how strong women are, how women love unconditionally and how every man needs a bit of female TLC to find themselves in this world.
Everybody knows a man doesn’t reach is full potential until he has the right woman by his side. 🙂
As she helps heal him, he in turns helps her heal as well.
This is a wonderful book and I truly recommend it for those who love a good love story with a HEA.
I think I did really good. I wasn’t messy at all!!! TTYL…