Series: Infinity #1
on April 14, 2014
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You can say I had it all. The fancy house, top of the line car, lots of friends and more money than anyone could ever imagine. On the outside, we were the perfect family. No one knew about my abusive father and my mother who drank herself into oblivion every night. My name is Karly and I have scars, deep scars that no one knows about, and when my parents died I was left alone and on my own, to fight through life with no help.
When it came to life and happiness, I had it all until my world was turned upside down. My name is Nicholas and my wife, the love of my life, left me and our new baby girl without as much as an explanation. I didn’t want to accept it, but after our divorce was final and four long years passed, I started to lose hope that she’d ever come back. Emma was growing so fast and I needed help. My sister recommended that I hire her friend, Karly, as Emma’s nanny. I took a chance on bringing another woman into my little girl’s life. Did I do the right thing?
As many days and nights are spent together, feelings can no longer be denied and a relationship is formed.
Life is about taking chances and learning how to fall, but when the past comes back, will they be strong enough to fight through and trust each other? Or will all they worked for fall apart?
After reading the synopsis of Vision of Love by S. Moose, I was excited to start this read. It seemed to be right up my alley as far as contemporary romances go. I’ve seen great reviews on this book from my friends and from the romance community, but I’m sorry to say that it didn’t quite live up to hype like I thought it would. Don’t get me wrong, there were some beautiful moments where you can tell this has the potential to be a great love story in a romance reader’s mind, but my mind did not see it that way. It just goes to show you that not all stories are for everyone, and unfortunately, Vision of Love was not for me.
The basis of the story was what kept me going. It’s your usual premise, where two people, who are not looking for a long-term relationship, find themselves falling quickly for one another. One of them happens to have a child of their own, and that just turns in to one of many obstacles they have to get past in order to find their happily ever after. This is a plot that I would immediately get on board with and instantly recommend to people IF I connected AT ALL with the characters involved.
We start off the story with a horrific scene that had my blood pumping. It broke my heart, and I felt for Karly, I did at that moment. Years have passed and she is still haunted by her past demons, but she is determined to live her life to the fullest. Karly is a survivor. I got that she was strong but heartbroken by her family’s actions. But that’s where it ended for me. Her character didn’t stick with me after that first scene.
Nicholas doesn’t do relationships. He was burned badly by his ex, and she broke him. The only thing that is important to him right now is his daughter. His ex had a breakdown and didn’t want anything to do with either of them, and then all of a sudden, she is back in their lives, but not really, because her career is more important. I wasn’t a fan of the ex popping in and out of the story. I just thought it was awkward. To have her be all happy and giddy for Nicholas to find someone like Karly, and then do what they did at the end of the story that caused one hell of a cliffhanger, just drove me crazy.
If you know me, you know that I absolutely HATE giving low star reviews. It hurts me to have to tell an author that their book wasn’t for me, because I know how freakin’ hard these authors work to give us readers something they hope we will all fall in love with. Even though this wasn’t my favorite read, doesn’t mean that one of you will not totally fall in love with Karly and Nicholas.