Fade In by M. Mabie
Tatum Elliot is a successful writer on a hit television show, lives in an Upper East Side apartment and loves her life. She wouldn’t change a thing. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have a choice. She’s losing her sight.
Tripping over her tongue and her heels, Tatum all too quickly realizes that the things which appeared so important before are slowly slipping away leaving room for what really matters. With the support of her best friends, family and colleagues, she begins to see that there’s much more to life… and herself.
When Ben Harris enters her life as her new personal assistant, she can’t tell if it’s his good looks and charm that are working on her libido, or his kind and helpful nature working on her heart? Whatever it is, neither one of them can resist it.
As her vision fades out, a world of love and happiness just might…Fade In.
Fade In is a contemporary-romance novel about laughing through your tears and telling life to, quite frankly, “Suck it.” This novel contains sexual situations that the author may or may not have tried at home… for your safety, of course. Research is research.
Thanks to the author, I was allowed to read an ARC of this book for an honest review. This was a very sweet story about a woman who is struggling with maintaining her independence while life has given her a reason to be dependent. Tatum has always been independent and isn’t willing to give that up with the loss of her vision. When Ben comes into her world as her assistant, she struggles with not only giving up her independence but with her growing attraction to Ben.
As Ben and Tatum grow closer to each other, you begin to realize that there is something going on with Ben. Tatum senses as much but doesn’t push the issue to find out. The relationship that the two share is a very sweet story and you see the growth in Tatum as she begins to allow herself to not only open up to Ben but to be willing to give some of her independence away. Tatum’s character is a delightful treat thanks to her consistent one-liners. Her sarcastic, humorous attitude is one of my favorite parts of the book. When Tatum finally finds out the secret Ben has been hiding, all of her personal growth disappears.
I enjoyed this book. It felt a little long at times until the end and then when Tatum’s world seems to fall apart, the book makes a jump and seems to proceed a little rapidly. Other than that, I enjoyed the story. Four stars for this sweet story.
M. Mabie lives in Illinois, NOT Chicago, with her rock-star husband. (True story.) She loves writing for Fifty5Cents Book Blog, which she owns and operates- at the moment quite poorly. She’s a proud member of the Indie Author Romance Author Chicks writing group where she maintains a high standard of professionalism and lady-like maturity- or not.
She cares about politics, but won’t discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne’s World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head.
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