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.
This book combines the right amount of humor, romance and sexiness. The heroine, Tatum has such great humor and wit with every situation that she’s in. Tatum is a successful writer for a TV show and has a retinal disease that is causing her to go blind. To prepare for her blindness her doctor recommends that she gets some help, talks with a therapist and go to what she calls “blind camp.” Instead of going to camp, she decides to simplify her life with some help. She hires a driver so she no longer has to navigate NYC and she has her work PA help her find a personal PA. This is where we meet Ben Harris, who gets her all hot and bothered as soon as she sees him, so obviously she hires him on the spot. Ben does everything for Tatum and their sexual attraction just continues to get hotter. But is Ben too good to be true?
I honestly loved this book. The story captures the reader from beginning to end and I was enthralled with Tatum’s journey. It was so sad reading how she was handling knowing she was going to go blind, and I honestly don’t know what I would do in the same situation. I think Ben is just every girls dream guy. I mean he does everything for Tatum without her even having to ask the majority of the time and he cooks for her. I thought the entire story just flowed well and as the reader, I was just anticipating what would happen next. I would highly recommend this book and give it a solid 4.5 stars. It was a quick read and an amazing first book from M. Mabie. I cannot wait to see what else she comes out with in the future.
Reviewed by Ashley K.
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.)