Monday, January 3, 2011

Review: His Eyes by Renee Carter

Title: His Eyes
Author: Renee Carter
Release Date:  August 28th 2009 
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Source: Bought


Description From Goodreads:

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?


Amy Turner has gotten accepted into 2 schools.  Illinois University and Evanston.  She wants to be in journalism and Evanston would get her to her dream a lot quicker than the state college but the problem is that it will be very expensive without a scholarship.
  Amy decides to respond to an ad in the paper for a babysitter but the ad she responded to forgot to mention he was blind and that he was her age.  Since she is offered $20 per hour she decides to take it.  All she is gonna have to do is spend time with Tristan, get him out of the house, and try to get him to live a little instead of being hauled up in in room all day feeling sorry for himself.  She soon learns that it may be harder than she thought cause Tristan doesn't want her help or a "babysitter".
  Amy decides to take him to the stables where his horse currently resides and they are able to talk a bit before they leave and get to know each other.  They are both getting ready to graduate and she takes him to his rehearsal and his ceremony and they are able to start opening up to each other more and more as the time goes on.  Amy starts falling for Tristan and they kiss each other when he shows up unexpectedly to her graduation.  This is a perfect night for Amy but when she wakes up in the morning, her job takes a turn and Tristan's mom says she has to pick up Tristan's girlfriend (Who Amy calls "The Creature") from the airport.  Wait...What did she say?  Girlfriend???  Umm ok. This is where the story gets good.  Amy decides to continue working so she can earn her money that she needs for college but she also has to put up with all of "The Creature's" baggage - literally. Amy is not gonna let him go that easy and she is hoping that Tristan will see that she has been the one there for him and not "The Creature". 

I fell in love with this story!  Beautifully written and it really pulls you in and you get attached to the characters.  I found this to be a quick read since it only took me a few hours to finish.  I was able to devour this in one sitting, not wanting to put it down for a minute.  It was a surprise to me that I loved it as much as I did seeming how there are no vamps or wolves in it.  His Eyes was believable and left me genuinely happy after I finished the last page.  It was a pleasure reading about Amy and Tristan and I really started to feel for each of them and their current situations.  Renee Carter created emotions in the characters but not so many that they were overwhelming to the story.  I would love to read another of Renee's books cause I was hooked once I started and any author that does that to me, makes me want to continue to read their work.  If you get a chance to read this, do it cause it is awesome!!!
 

 

2 comments:

  1. Who ends up with Tristan in the end ?

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