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.
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I only met her briefly on one occasion, but she left a pockmark in my mind. She was dynamite and she had an indefinitely long fuse that never stopped burning. Those around hernever knew when she would blow up, not looking away because she was a mess who was fun towatch.
I hope she's still like that when my mind drifts back to her through the years that pass by.
Maybe I should have shared the cab.
Got in with her. Stayed with her.
I don't know.
Who ever really knows that it is the first time, the first time you meet? It's only the first time after there's a second time. Up until then, it's just an only. One moment to the next could alter everything.Every decision pushes you or pulls you where you're going in life.
At times, after running into her, when I felt like I was pushing every day to do better, to
get further, make a bigger difference, and like I was getting nowhere and I was just spinning my tires, I’d think of her.
She pulls life along. That girl was making life keep up with her.
And that's too special to forget
'Who ever really knows that it is the first time, the first time you meet? It's only the first time after there's a second time. Up until then, it's just an only. One moment to the next could alter everything.Every decision pushes you or pulls you where you're going in life.'
This book was a funny, sexy and sweet! Before I start the review I have to say that the reason I may have enjoyed it less may be because I was super busy and had to read this in really small chunks which I don't usually do I have to read at least a few chapter..so yeah every time I got into it I had to stop and then get back to it later and damn it, it's so annoying!
This book is about Tatum who is losing her eyesight.She is an independent woman and even though her eyesight was weak she didn't really ask for help.But now things are changing her eyesight is getting a lot weaker and she needs help.She needs to simplify, get serious about what she will do and how she will handle everything.
"It comes back in a few seconds and everything is back to shitty-ass normal.Tell me the truth.Is this because of my adolescent masturbating? I was told that leads to blindness."
Oh Tatum! haha she made me laugh throughout the book but there were also times I wanted to shout at her to do things differently! I totally understand why she so bent on being independent, she needed some sort of control and her weak eye sight was something she couldn't control so it was a struggle for her as it would be.
After splitting up with her boyfriend who was a douche she decides to focus on simplifying her life and getting help with things she won't be able to handle. She needs a PA for her home life.She can't do everything herself and so she decides she needs to hire someone.
Enter hot, sweet, charming Ben Harris! Ahh I really liked Ben, he was just awesome.I loved how patient he was, overall such a damn sweetheart! There was a slow build to their relationship and I was just like come onn! I needed more! Near the ending I was getting panicky wondering what would happen.Secrets change everything and yet sometimes nothing major changes.
I also liked the side characters especially Tatum's brother Cooper! Overall this was a good book filled with humour, love, struggle and much more!
**ARC provided by the author for an honest review**
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. M. Mabie has never been accused of being tight lipped or shy. She’s THAT girl. (She doesn't usually speak in third-person, but surprisingly does when weirded-out about writing her bio.)