Being blind doesn’t hold Ava Bennet back in the least. With her work, her shopping, and public transportation within walking distance, she’s totally at home in the big city. But she’s not in the city now. Temporarily back in her small home town to help her father has her struggling in a big way.
Luke Walker is done running from his troubled past. Finally home after years in the military, he’s ready to make amends with his family and set down some roots. But adapting to civilian life is much harder than he ever expected.
She has no intention of sticking around. He has no plans to run again. All they have is one month together. Will it be enough for Luke to prove he’s everything Ava needs—in light, in darkness, and most importantly, even in the rain?
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Claudia Connor is an award winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance, including the beloved McKinney Brothers series.
Claudia writes, warm, heartfelt romances with a bit of steam, a lot of family and always a happily ever after. Claudia attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England. When she’s not writing, she enjoys movies, reading, and travel, with a heavy dose of daydreaming during all three. Claudia lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.
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What an emotional and magnificent journey!
Luke and Ava took my breath away.
A story with characters who had endured a lot but in a different way and their differences collided just beautifully.
Luke is the second oldest of the family. After a career in the military, it was time to go back home, where all his anger he left behind was still there. Adjusting to civilian life was tough and his family almost saw him like a ticking bomb, because that man was so secretive and not letting people in. Being alone and trying to reconnect with his siblings was already enough.
His routine and his isolation seemed to be a great balance for now.
Until Ava Bennet. A woman who put so many things in perspective. Blind,brave, fierce and independent.
Sometimes stubborn, protecting her heart but it took one person to make her feel that something more, this thrilling but also scary feeling.
I adored how Luke was seeing past her disability, even if he was a little overprotective when it came to her, never seeing her less capable. She was truly inspiring.
These two definitely had a smoking hot chemistry. Natural and undeniable. Two people who need to trust again and to give a chance at love. Of course their journey won’t be an easy one. The author managed to take the time to settle the pace, to develop their relationship so beautifully. Poignant and heartbreaking, bringing back all the pieces back together, the broken parts that only the other could see.
This story brought so many feels and so many sensations, trying to make us feel how it was to be in Ava’s shoes to some extent. To explain how it’s like in her everyday life, but also how people could perceive her.
The narrative was sincere, powerful, raw and emotional. A story that remains nuanced and subtle.