SUMMARY (From amazon.com):
Amy Turner's about to graduate from high school and all she wants is a job. Actually, all she wants is to find a way to pay for college. Amy certainly isn't looking for love when she answers an ad to baby-sit a boy-she just needs the cash. But the job has a catch: The boy is blind...and he's her age.
Tristan Edmund may be hot, but he doesn't want Amy's help. Or so he thinks. After being blinded in a horse show-jumping competition, Tristan spends his days in the dark, refusing to accept his disability. Much to his annoyance, Amy bursts into his life and drags him into the light. But just as the two begin to see something in each other, Tristan's beautiful ex-girlfriend shows up. Will the temptation be too much, or will Tristan choose the girl who really sees him?
OPINION: 3 STARS
This is a fast, cute and fluffy read. A lot of it was pretty cliche and stereotypical and it moves quickly, but it still made me curse, laugh and grin. At under 200 pages, this is a one sitting book but it is a good way to pass the time.
Amy's family is interesting and I did enjoy how often they were involved in this book. Her hippie mom and business dad made an amusing couple and the way they handled things was different. That part of the book was refreshing, as was how well Amy got along with them. Things just worked, even the bad parts. I liked Amy's character as well- she was a humorous girl with a bit of a spark who wasn't one to give up easily. She was strong but still had her vulnerable side and I enjoyed seeing her various aspects.
Tristan starts out as what you would expect from a rich brat but he changes almost instantly. Given his situation, it's pretty understandable the way he feels and except for right at the start, I just felt bad for him throughout the story. Not only is it awful to become suddenly blind but he has to basically have a babysitter at 18. He never expected someone like Amy to be paired with him.
When Lexus, Tristan's snotty model ex shows up, things get interesting but here is where I thought things were pretty cliche. Ex is every kind of mean, boy goes along with it, new girl is hurt and angry... but I still enjoyed reading it and I really did just love Tristan. He was adorable in so many ways- blind or not.
I thought the ending was really cute and the epilogue was awesome- I was definitely grinning when I finished this one. This one gets 3 stars because it was cute and fast but I wish there had been more substance to some parts of it and it was often predictable. I also like the cover on this one- it's actually really fitting with her legs but nothing else because Tristan of course never gets to physically see her, and his sunglasses lying on the ground by her.
Source: Purchased through Amazon.com
Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (August 28, 2009)