on April 21, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
He was as magnetic as a deadly hurricane to the shore.
Carson Cole was my first love. The boy I'd shared my whole self with.
He was the man who'd taken the other part of my soul and drowned it in the sea we'd grown up in.
And now he's back. Ten years later, and the demons of our past are still haunting every breath trapped between us.
She was as wild as the horses who owned the beach highways we drove down.
Blake Sayer was the beautiful daredevil who had me wrapped around her finger from the time we were seven.
Until a horrible accident stole every piece of joy from her life.
Ten years later, she's a shell of the girl she once was, and it's all my fault. The whispers of our history shackle her to the island I left behind.
Just like lost years and unspoken words, love had slipped from our fingers like grains of sand. We’d barely made it out alive last time, was it even possible to reconstruct the shattered pieces of us?
I have a confession to make; I picked this book up because of the cover. I’m usually not someone who judges a book by its cover, but damn, this one is absolutely breathtaking. Ghost in His Eyes was my first book by Carrie Aarons, but it certainly won’t be my last.
And reading the blurb I was intrigued. I wanted to know what happened. I couldn’t wait to find out what the title meant!
I have to say, I went into this book with some rather high expectations, which was unfortunate. Ghost in His Eyes starts out fascinating, engaging—enthralling me with its prose and mystery.
I fell in love with Blake in the beginning. She was so broken, shackled by her past, unable to move on. Stuck in place. Granted is was one beautiful place (one I have to visit one day), but still, the past had its hooks in her and wouldn’t let go. But she reciprocated, she held on to her anger, guilt, blame, and pain for all she was worth.
She couldn’t see her way past the pain and grief. Not until her high school sweetheart came back into her life.
Carson was just as damaged by their shared past, but unlike Blake, he moved on. He let go and healed from tragedy. However, he never could get over Blake. Even ten years later, he felt her pull. But can two broken souls move past their pain and move on? Or are the jagged edges of souls too painful to heal?
I enjoyed Ghost in His Eyes immensely, the book has a unique backdrop and a solid foundation. I liked reading this book and will definitely recommend it for anyone who’s in need of a short second chance love story.
Unfortunately, for me it had a little too many issues to fully enjoy this book. It had a few plot holes and some things didn’t make sense in the character development. The buildup of the story is great, it kept me intrigued, unfortunately the ending left me disappointed after such a strong start.
The writing in this book however, is strong. I loved the almost poetic prose Carrie Aarons has written this book in. I enjoyed the picture she’s woven of the beautiful Outer Banks, waking a desire to see the island for myself.
Regardless of this, I enjoyed reading this story. But since I’m always trying to be honest, I cannot give this story more than 3.5 Stars. I still liked this story and will read move of Carrie Aarons’ book.
Review by Anja